28 Gifts for the Beauty Obsessed
And every other cool lady in your life
Whether it’s your best friend who practically lives in Sephora or your boyfriend’s little sister who is always rocking new nail art, here are 28 gifts for the most discerning beauty lover in your life. (And hey, we won’t judge if you end up buying a few of these for yourself, too.)
A Lip-Shaped Makeup Bag
The perfect pouch (that doubles as a clutch) for stashing all of your on-the-go beauty essentials.
Wander Beauty ($38)
A Metallic Makeup Kit
Mark your calendar for November 22, when you can nab one of these festive kits that includes a cream pigment, a metallic pigment, a mixing liquid and a dual-ended liner. From your eyelids to your cheekbones to the tops of your shoulders, everything it touches turns to gold…or bronze or copper or silver.
Pat McGrath ($60)
A Gold-Infused Lip Balm
This just might be our favorite (and fanciest) lip balm ever. With actual 23-karat gold infused into the formula, it makes lips feel smooth and sheaths them in the faintest tint of rosy color.
A Travel Brush Set
Don’t be fooled by their compact size. Each brush has a full set of bristles for a smooth application.
Bobbi Brown ($160)
A Statement-Making Perfume Bottle
For the Francophile in your life, it does not get much better than this soft floral fragrance that is inspired by a night out in Paris. Also, that fluffy purple puff would look elegant atop any vanity or dresser.
Annick Goutal ($190)
A Festive Nail Polish Trio
The shiny, bow-embellished tin bears no need for wrapping—and the polishes inside bear no need for a topcoat as they glisten on their own.
Jin Soon ($42)
A Sheet Mask Set
Sheet masks are a godsend for busy women everywhere, and this set of seven from the doctor (Jart, that is) solves every skin issue from dullness to dryness to sagging in under 20 minutes each.
Dr. Jart+ ($37)
A (Really Great) Hair-Product Flight
Because why should a good hair day be the exception?
Bumble and bumble ($39)
Crease-Free Hair Ties
File this under stocking stuffers everyone will love.
A Luxury Lipstick Set
As if the gorgeous case weren’t enough (seriously, look at that gold-plated black tassel), the five creamy and insanely pigmented lipsticks inside (from an everyday nude to a classic red and moody plum) seal the deal.
Marc Jacobs ($49)
A Smart Mirror
It mimics natural sunlight—as well as 50,000 other possible light settings you might come into contact with (including those horrid fluorescents in your office). That way you always (and we do mean always) have the right shade and amount of makeup on.
Simple Human ($250)
An Eau de Parfum Rollerball
Wrapped in a sleek gold case with a grosgrain ribbon, this rollerball perfume (the perfect blend of floral, citrus and earthy notes) can go right onto your tree—and then into her purse.
Tory Burch ($29)
A Beauty-Product Advent Calendar
What better way to count down to Christmas than with a surprise treat each day?
Charlotte Tilbury ($200)
A Glittery Train Case
A grown-up Caboodle to house your entire (and rapidly growing) stash of beauty loot.
Sephora Collection ($110)
A Smoky-Eye Set
Achieving your smoky-eye goals could not get any easier than this. Line, smudge and define with this pocket-size kit. Then toss everything into your purse for touch-ups later.
A Makeup Removing Stick
Excellent for taking off stubborn layers of smoky shadow and eyeliner on the go. Just swipe it over dry skin, rub in and rinse away all traces of makeup without having to worry about a spill in your carry-on.
A Festive Lip Gloss Kit
You can’t go wrong with these four pocket-size glosses that are surprisingly pigmented and super moisturizing. Wear them alone or on top of a favorite lipstick to add a little shine.
MAC Cosmetics ($35)
A 36-Count Lipstick Set
Why say “or” when you can say “and”? Each set comes with 36 of NYX’s best-selling shades. Gift the entire box to someone very special—or pop them out and use them as stocking stuffers for a group of special ladies in your life.
NYX Cosmetics ($65)
A Complete Travel Makeup Case
We don’t know what we love more: the super-stylish train case or the 11 full-size (!) products inside.
A Facial Brush Set
For all the spa lovers who want to pamper themselves between appointments.
A Bobby Pin Tin
Because, honestly, who can keep track of those little suckers?
This temporary hair color lasts no longer than two days and is great for teenagers (and you, when you're bored after Christmas).
A Rosy Eye-shadow Palette
Eight flattering shades—from a pale rose to a shimmery plum—in one iPhone-size palette.
A Facial Mist
A midday moisture refresher is one of those things that you never knew you needed, but can't live without once you start using it. (Also, one can never have too much elixir.)
A Fancy Candle Set
For the scent-obsessed, this chic set comes with one full-size candle (that smells faintly of burning wood and spruce) and a mouth-blown glass candleholder that reflects the flame to give off an ambient glow (basically transforming any home into a cozy log cabin).