Don’t think of luxury as expensive—it’s a state of mind, or at least I like to think so. As I sifted through my favorite online beauty emporiums, the items I chose for this luxury beauty gift guide needed to meet a certain set of criteria. Is it extravagant in its own right? Is it something someone can indulge in and enjoy every single time? Consider these gifts upgrades to everyday lifestyle choices. Whether you’re on the hunt for holiday gifts for the special women in your life or perhaps you just want to treat yourself—I’ve put together the ultimate luxury beauty gift guide.
Beauty Gift Guide
Is it too early to be talking about holiday gift ideas? Maybe, but call it what you want. If you’re a Sephora VIB member today is the last day to take advantage of the Sephora Sale (20% off in store and online using code 20FORVIB). It’s the perfect chance to get an early start on holiday shopping (or treat yourself) and save a few bucks along the way. As you can tell, I highly recommend purchasing beauty gift sets—it’s a great way to sample new products without putting all your eggs in one basket. Anyways, these beauty gifts under $50 won’t disappoint! If you have any questions, or would like some personal gift recommendations, you know where to find me!
You can scoop up these products at Sephora, links down below!
File the Glossier Black Tie Set as a gift to give… and get for yourself.
I have a habit of always wanting to splurge on myself right before the holiday season. I love gift giving (and getting)—it’s my love language. I thought I would treat myself to this kit in hopes of not having to drop even more on a bunch of other beauty products.
The Glossier Black Tie Set is a four-piece limited edition set filled with makeup staples for special occasions and just in time for the holiday season. This is perfect for the beauty junkie who has everything (thanks to the limited-edition products) or the minimalistic beauty. Here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll find in this box:
The No. 1 Pencil Eyeliner in Graphite, a soft black that’s easy to glide on eyes for a simple flick or a smoky eye.
Haloscope Highlighter in Moonstone, an opalscent glaze with flecks of pink and blue. I’m a highlighter fanatic so I never leave the house without applying a little on my cheekbones, brow bone and the Cupid’s bow.
Clear lip gloss—I was actually the least excited about this product prior to getting it but now it holds a permanent residence in my Louis Vuitton Favorite PM bag. I’m always reaching for it because it’s the easiest lip product to apply on the go and I never have to worry about it matching my outfit.
Glossier nail polish in signature pink—This polish has a polyester resin that attaches to the nail to minimize drying time—making it easy to apply day-of for those holiday parties. Personally, since I’m on a budget this season I’ve decided to cut back on gel manicures and pedicures at the salon and this has been the perfect replacement.
Cyber week sales are in full force! Glossier is offering 20% off sitewide and free shipping, which includes this limited-edition set. But hurry! Offer ends today, 11/28.
What’s on your beauty wish list this holiday season?
If you’re shopping for the creative friend, the artistic co-worker or the unique relative, consider these gifts my tried and true holiday must-haves. From glitzy glam to artsy decor, these gifts will surely give you some bang for your buck.
1. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliners, $32. 2. Jonathan Adler Eyelash Canister, $128; 1267 Wisconsin Avenue NW 3. MAC Cosmetics Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigments, $32.50. 4. Ciate Caviar Mini Bar, $29. 5. Bite Beauty Luminous Lip Library, $36. 6. Limited Edition Birchbox Home, $58. 7. NARS Kiss Mini Larger Than Life Lip Gloss Coffret, $55. 8. Stephanie Johnson Arctic Gold Clutch, $44.