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A set of Juno & Co. velvet makeup brushes, because these’ll make their beauty routine feel extra luxurious every morning. Not only are they *super* soft, but they blend and contour better than most traditional sponges — meaning, your friends suddenly owe you for their new “skills”.
A glittery Avon lipstick to give them the greatest beauty gift of all: a timeless, bold lip. Its creamy matte finish is super easy to apply (hello, rookies) *and* comes in a chic decorative box so you don’t even have to wrap it. Bless.
A trio of mini I Dew Care face masks so they can have PLENTY of self-care Sundays all on your (cheap!) dime. Each mask offers its own benefits: “Sugar Kitten” hydrates with hyaluronic acid, “Disco Kitten” brightens dull complexions, and “Space Kitten” gently exfoliates. All that + insta-worthy formulas = lots of gratitude.
A powder mani starter kit, because this’ll be the gift that just keeps on giving for nail enthusiasts. PLUS, it’ll help them save moolah if they regularly splurge on manis, last three to six weeks every time they use it, and look professional. They can’t ask for much more.
A wildly-popular Make Up Forever foundation in a whopping 50 shades that’ll put any beauty lover over the moon now that they can enjoy high-end foundation without having to splurge. Not to mention, this’ll make sure they can finally use makeup that properly matches their complexion and will last ~24 hours~ — if we all still used MySpace top friends, this would make you number one.
A Mario Badescu mist set with three best-selling facial sprays: cucumber and green tea (to hydrate and tone), rosewater and herbs (to energize your complexion midday), and chamomile and lavender (to calm in the evening). Aka this’ll be a skincare lover’s dream come true: 24/7 pampering.
A set of face mask brushes for upgrading their beauty routine with tools that’ll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on their skin *and* prevent them from wasting product, therefore cash. You are just such a good friend.
A Fenty Beauty mini gloss set so they can collect fan favorite lippies without having to splurge on full-sized, individual bottles. Each shade is irresistibly shimmery, rich with conditioning shea butter, and needs only one swipe for a bold effect. Get ready for one glossy smooch.
A Vivienne Sabó mascara, because this’ll convert your favorite brand snob into a believer in lower-priced mascaras. It’s a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of the eye — aka all the results they expect from high-end labels, just without the scary holiday spending.
A pack of silk scrunchies that’ll quickly become any hot sleeper’s go-to. They protect hair from breakage and damage (so long, frizz) while keeping pesky strands out of the way so they’re free to toss and turn to their heart’s content.
And! A silk pillowcase so they can feel like they’re literally sleeping in the lap of luxury every night, all while decreasing frizz and hair breakage. When you see their glossier mane, feel free to give yourself a pat on the back.
A Foreo Lina Mini 2, aka 60 seconds of the most luxurious cleansing routine they’ll ever *face* without a pricey trip to the spa. In fact, this silicone cleanser will make you their number one in ~under a minute.~
A mini beauty fridge that’ll (according to reviewers) help organic or all-natural skincare last longer, and make applying their favorite products feel so. darn. refreshing. thanks to a now cooling touch (particularly great for eye cream and masks!). And what beauty lover doesn’t want to hop on this trend?!
A Tarte blush and highlighter collection featuring three sets of shimmering shade combinations (nine in total!) so they never run out of ✨looks✨, whether they want to go neutral, bold, glimmering, or something in-between.
A set of gold collagen eye masks, because this’ll make treating dark circles and puffy under-eyes feel more rewarding than if they actually got eight hours of sleep. Will they think you spent big bucks? Consider these fool’s gold.
A Haus Laboratories lipgloss that’ll make Gaga fans (or any human, really) forever grateful when they get to pucker up in STYLE every darn day. Each shade boasts mirror-like shine, glides effortlessly on, and makes lips look smooth and full 💋.
A set of Dr. Althea sheet masks made of ~real silk~ with witch hazel and green tea extract to end your friend’s days on a luxurious note — all while these give them a smoother, more even complexion. Mission to find a fancy gift under $20 COMPLETE.
A rose gold eyelash curler for giving them a fancy-feeling treat that won’t make your savings *lash out*. Not only is this already wildly popular for making even the shortest of lashes full and dramatic, but it’ll make all other stocking stuffers pale in comparison. Not that we’re competitive….
A super-absorbent, lightweight microfiber towel so you can help them to always leave the house with frizz-free tresses, even if they’re constantly running late. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much gentler than traditional cotton towels, aka you’ll give them a way to protect their hair from breaking and to keep hitting that snooze button.
A rose gold straightening brush, because this’ll make their morning routine easy AND incredibly posh. It works on every hair type (including thick and curly) and leaves manes sleek and frizz-free in a fraction of the usual time.
A Marvis toothpaste set that’ll upgrade their oral heath game with mint and cinnamon flavors *and* brighten their smiles — which they’ll always do when thinking of you, now.
A bottle of Glossier’s Futuredew to keep their beauty arsenal up to date with the biggest trends and leave their skin ✨glowing✨ thanks to nourishing oils (hello, grape seed, evening primrose, and jojoba) and brightening plant-based extracts. They now owe every perfect selfie to you.
A La Chatelaine shea butter hand cream set for making them say “ooh la la” when imagining the price tag after they try these rich, scented formulas of organic shea butter, vitamin E and argan oil. We’ll keep this secret between us.
A Facetory sheet mask subscription box with four monthly K-beauty masks so you can turn their living room into their very own spa, and give their skin the benefits of skincare that’s usually reserved for high-end brands. NOT ANYMORE.
A Chi hair curler, because anyone who likes their hair with effortless waves will appreciate the simplicity of this — rookies and pros alike. It spins and curls locks *for* them so all they need to do is push a button before showing off their perfect ‘do.
An Aesthetica brow contour kit that’ll stand up to even the most serious brow connoisseur’s expectations. It has everything they’ll need to take their arch game to the next level: six blendable powders, highlighting powder, full length tweezers, *five* eyebrow stencils, and more. High maintenance, meet your match.
A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow so they can wave their ~wands~ and deliver whatever they’re in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Will they consider this more important than clothes on NYE? Of course.
A set of Dr Dennis Gross peels to give them a daily dose of luxury beauty. Each pad is packed with alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids that’ll deliver all the benefits of pro-level peels (brighter, clearer skin) right in their own bathroom.
A widely-loved HerStyler hair repair serum for helping them take matters into their own hands when it comes to treating fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of their fingers.
A Lorac ~diamond~ palette that’ll (almost literally) put a sparkle in their eye with 20 mesmerizing shades in velvety matte and metallic shimmer. Each one is buttery smooth, amazingly pigmented, and super nourishing (ty, chamomile and cornflower extracts).
A set of double-sided wing stamp eyeliners (one for each eye!) so you can help your loved ones crack the most coveted code: how to make a perfect cat-eye without any actual skills.
A Summer Fridays mask set, because this powerful trio will leave their skin looking better than if you treated them to the fanciest spa in town. Each formula targets a different goal: vitamin C to even and smooth complexions, sodium hyaluronate to deeply moisturize, and vitamin E to clear the skin from irritants.
A vegan bath bomb gift set that’ll leave them feeling soothed and refreshed, no matter how long their day. Each bath bomb is scented with aromatherapy oils, like lavender, grapefruit, and honey. Try to resist keeping these for yourself.
A bottle of Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre perfume, because this’ll be the perfect splurge-worthy gift for your extra special someone. Its warm floral fragrance with hints of lavender, orange blossom, and musk accord is subtle yet ~sophisticated~, meaning they just found their new signature scent.
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