The holidays are coming up fast and last-minute gift-giving is something just about everyone can relate to. If you’re shopping for a verified beauty lover, no basic beauty gift will do. These 12 standouts below are sure to make the heart of any beauty obsessed person on your list beat a little faster this holiday season— ours certainly are.
And who better to trust, than makeup maven Lisa Eldridge, who is responsible for this ultimate list. Scroll down for tried-and-true holiday gift makeup ideas.
Makeup Set Gift Ideas:
Zoeva Opulence Collection Set
Who is it for: Fine art lovers. No artistic soul could be able to resist this packaging and colors, a reminder of Dutch 17th century still life art.
Inside the box: The ZOEVA Opulence Collection Set is a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind collector’s item and gift. An ultimate present for beauty enthusiasts, the stunning gift box includes the ZOEVA Opulence Eyeshadow Palette, the ZOEVA Opulence Blush Palette, and the ZOEVA Opulence Vegan Brush Set.
Price: EUR 99.00 – Buy Now
NYX City Set Lip, Eye & Face Collection
Who is it for: An urban girl who loves travel.
Inside the set: Special-edition City Sets bring the world’s most exciting destinations to life! Designed to complement favorite shades of Soft Matte lippies, each city-inspired set includes four velvety eyeshadows, one blush, one illuminator plus one color-coordinated Soft Matte Lip Cream for a complete, full-face look. The color palette of each set is inspired by a different city – From Bangkok and Berlin to Los Angeles and London – you just have to pick your favorite.
Price: $7.50 – Buy Now
Too Faced Best Year Ever Makeup Collection
Who is it for: The young, cheerful, and playful.
Inside the set: 3 perfectly coordinated palettes: Natural Beauty, I Believe In Pink and Super Fun Night. Each palette includes 6 pigment-rich eyeshadows and 1 face product. Deluxe-size bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara and the limited edition makeup bag to carry your beauty favorites on the go.
Price: £29.40 – Buy Now
KEVYN AUCOIN The Making Faces Beauty Book
Who is it for: True makeup lovers will appreciate anything Kevyn Aucoin.
Inside the set: This “book” contains three palettes (chapters) for a host of modern looks, The Making Faces Beauty Book features some of Kevyn Aucoin’s best-loved products, plus a beauty how-to card to help you achieve some of his iconic looks. Illustrations, combined with Kevyn’s original quotes and timeless step by step makeup techniques — inspire and empower. Chapter one highlights contouring and sculpting, and it has three contouring powders. Chapter two removes the veil on how to blush and define the face and eyes. It has two blush and three eyeliners. Chapter three brings eye looks to the fore with EmphasEYES, with 8 different eyeshadows.
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Price: $75.00 – Buy Now
Paul & Joe Makeup Collection 2017
Who is it for: For anyone who loves cats, this is a purrrfect makeup set.
Inside the set: A four-piece, limited edition Christmas collection. Containing everything you need to create a festive makeup look, the Makeup Collection 2017 is the ideal gift for yourself or a friend. In a red circular makeup bag, this exclusive set holds a lip color, shimmering blusher and eye gloss perfect for enhancing and adding delicate details.
Price: €45.60 – Buy Now
Eyes, Lips & Cheeks Makeup Gift Ideas
BITE BEAUTY Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set
Who is it for: Edgy design and classic color for the strong and determined.
Inside the set: 4 mini liquid lipsticks – 2 in neutral, 2 in a bright red color. With indulgently creamy wear, high-pigment color, and a satiny finish, each Liquified Lip glides on with unprecedented precision for a perfectly polished look.
Price: $15.00 (SALE) – Buy Now
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick Vault
Who is it for: The name Lipstick Vault says it all – any lipstick die-hard fan will love this. A lot of unusual colors call for bold beauty lovers.
Inside the set: Loaded with plush NYX lippie’s 24 waterproof hues, this vibrant collection also includes six all-new tones!
Price: $32.50 (SALE) – Buy Now
Who is it for: This is a mature choice for a woman who appreciates a classic take on beauty.
Inside the set: This Velvet Matte Lip Pencil set includes a rich gradient of NARS’ award-winning, cult-classic Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, all sealed with a golden kiss in a covetable cosmetic case. The golden cosmetic case is inspired by the electrifying art of modern master Man Ray.
Price: $39.00(SALE) – Buy Now
Sigma Chroma Glow Shimmer + Highlight Palette
Who is it for: Shimmery highlighter is always in the center of attention of a party girl.
Inside the set: 6 unique and dazzling shades. These multifunctional, multifaceted shimmer pressed powders go on smooth, and feel soft and creamy on the skin. The 3 shades on the bottom row can also be worn as a blush with a stunning sheen.
Price: $39.00 – Buy Now
Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection
Who is it for: Chic product for a chic girl.
Inside the set: Multi-use, multidimensional highlighting powder brings customizable light to face, eyes, and decolletage. Prismatic pigments deliver long-wearing illumination that won’t fade or shift. Using different brushes, you can sweep on the level of illumination you want, where you want it. The modern, compact powder has a soft, creamy texture that applies smoothly and evenly and won’t ever flake or crumble. These highlighters work on all skin tones and every makeup enthusiast will adore it.
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Price: $58.00 – Buy Now
Who is it for: Vibrant colors and the possibility to mix the blushes into your own shade calls for the creative, strong and chic women.
Inside the set: Designed to be the most user-friendly blush in existence—the sheer, buildable formula means it’s hard to go overboard, and the shades are optimized to work across a wide range of skin tones. You’ll get all four: Beam (a coral-peach), Puff (a light, cool pink), Haze (a deep berry), and Dusk (a brownish nude).
Price: $55 – Buy Now
Lancome Hypnôse Mascara Wardrobe
Who is it for: Anyone who (s)wears (in) mascara, really.
Inside the set: The Hypnôse range is completed with a wardrobe of minis:
Doll Eyes – Our Doll-Eyed Effect Mascara
Drama – Our Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
Volume-À-Porter – A New Ultra Creamy Formula For Long-Lasting, Intense Volume.
Price: £24.50 – Buy Now