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Affordable Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas

The holiday season is almost here and now is a great time to get a head start on gift shopping. I’m going to keep my beauty gift ideas very realistic and affordable. Sephora’s Holiday Bonus Event is winding down but I have a feeling they’ll do another last minute sale before the end of the year.

MAC Mini Lipstick Set ($32.50)
You can never go wrong with a lip gift set but this particular one offers the all the lip colors a girl would need in her lip wardrobe. Colors include: Chili (brownish orange-red matte), Ruby Wood (blue-red matte and my favorite!), Velvet Teddy (beige matte), Twig (muted brown-pink satin), and Mehr (blue pink matte).

Fenty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Highlighter ($24)
A travel-friendly mini set of Fenty Beauty’s luminizing highlighter in the shade, Sand Castle, and Gloss Bomb in the shade Sweet Mouth. A full-size highlighter retails normally for $36 so this is a good deal!

Origins Mask and Go Set ($20)
Skincare is a very personal thing so while I won’t recommend specific skincare products, I do think this little mask sampler from Origins offers a variety for different skin concerns. It’s a nice option if you want to gift someone you know well but not too well, ya know?

Clinique Cheek Pop Palette: Cool Down ($29.50)
A trio of cool-toned blushes in a pretty glitter compact. I feel like this is a great gift idea for girls in their teenage years or makeup beginners.

Sephora Favorites Lashstash ($48 on sale for $34!)
Fun fact: Mascara is only good for 3-4 months. This set contains 2 full size mascaras, 8 deluxe-size mascaras AND a set of false lashes. This is a great deal, it’s like a 1+ year supply of mascara!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lips ($34)
All of Instagram raves about this lip color from Charlotte Tilbury and this set is a great value set. The cost of the Pillow Talk lipstick alone is $34 and this set comes with a lip liner to match. Essentially, a gift with purchase!

Wander Beauty Rush Palette ($25)
It’s only $25 and it has these gorgeous green and cranberry shimmer finishes that feel so soft and buttery when you swatch with your finger.

Glossier Eye Trio ($36)
Also in the eye department— this trio includes its Pro Tip Liquid Liner (my new favorite), Lash Slick (a great, everyday mascara), and Milky Oil (all regular full-size products). Glossier is known for their affordable beauty bundles so this is a nice way to save a few bucks!

Foreo Luna Play Plus ($49)
There aren’t many facial cleansing devices that are affordably priced under $50 but when I saw Foreo offers one, I knew I had to include. This facial brush easily removes dirt, oil, and makeup residue so your skin feels clean and refreshed. Gift this to someone who’s tried all the skincare products but has never treated herself to a facial cleansing brush.

Vanity Mirror ($16.99)
How cute (and affordable) is this vanity mirror? I found it on Amazon and gawked at the price because it seemed to good to be true. It looks perfect for travel too!

Laneige Lip Balm Set ($18)
The set includes the bestselling Lip Sleeping Mask and Lip Glowy Balm in the original berry scent. I have both and I’m obsessed! This is such a versatile gift idea for any woman in your life.

Jack Black Set ($25)
If you’re looking for a men’s gift idea—here’s a simple and affordable option by a great brand. The set contains a facial cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer and my husband’s personal favorite, the Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser (a body wash that also doubles as a shampoo).

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Affordable Beauty Gift Ideas