Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Gift Ideas for the Makeup Junkie

BY Kaitlin Willow · November 7, 2017

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Buying a gift for a makeup junkie can be a bit tricky. So this year, we’re making it easier than ever to find the perfect gifts for makeup lovers on your list. Our holiday gift guide features some of our favorite brands and some unbelievably great deals. From limited-edition makeup gift sets to exclusive holiday shades, see our top picks for every price point, below.

Under $30

Jouer Cosmetics Best of Metallics Mini Lip Crème Set, $27 ($32 Value)

Metallics for the holidays? Among the sparkly dresses and glistening decorations, metallic lip colors will always be trendy around this time of the year—plus, they sure are beautiful! For the girl who seems to light up every room she walks into, these vitamin E-enriched, long-wearing lip colors are the perfect accessory.

Laura Geller New York It Takes Two, $18 ($45 Value)

For the makeup junkie who likes to travel a lot, this kit includes everything you need for creating glamorous, sultry looks. Featuring a volumizing mascara and a neutral-colored lip gloss, this makeup duo works to define your lashes with rich pigment while giving your pout a matte, long-lasting finish.

beautyblender midas touch, $25

The perfect holiday gift for yourself or a loved one! This egg-shaped makeup sponge—packaged in a limited-edition festive beautyblender ornament along with beautyblender’s solid cleanser—is a six-time Allure Best of Beauty award winner. Aside from being ergonomically shaped to fit every corner and crevice of your complexion, this sponge offers effortless makeup application and a streak-free finish.


Under $50

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lip and Cheek Duo, $35

We’re not exactly sure what kind of magic Lipstick Queen used to formulate their Frog Prince collection, but we’re all for it! Once the lipstick or blush touches your skin, it transforms from an emerald green into a fairytale pink. Truth be told, the formula reacts to your skin’s pH to create a shade perfectly suited to your skin tone. But we’d prefer to call it magic.

Becca Cosmetics Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette, $45

Featuring seven holiday-inspired shades with a satin-matte finish, Becca Cosmetics’ newest palette is already one of our favorites of the season. This palette will have you glowing like a cozy, cabin fireplace on a snowy day. Not included: A glass of mulled wine or spiked eggnog to really set the mood.

Tarte Tarteist™ Trove Collector’s Set, $48 ($386 Value)

Look at this trove—treasures untold. How many wonders can Tarte’s Trove Collector’s Set hold? They managed to fit 30 shiny, sparkly, Amazonian clay-enriched wonders into this limited-edition beauty box. The set contains 24 matte and metallic eyeshadows, a full-size blush, bronzer, highlighter and deluxe sizes of mascara, eyeliner and lip gloss—adding up to a value of $386. Psst: The incredible savings will be our little secret. 

Under $75

Becca Après Ski Glow Face Palette, $54

The glow experts at Becca Cosmetics have graced us with two amazing palettes this holiday season—which is why they’re getting a second spot on our gift guide. Featuring three limited-edition colors and three of the brand’s best-selling shades, this full-face palette is a wintry dream for ski bunnies and snowbirds alike.

Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio, $58

A magnetic makeup palette that happens to look like a tropical sunset? Sign us up! If you know someone who wishes it were summer all year long or happens to live somewhere where that holds true, this trio is calling their name. With buildable coverage and light-diffusing pigments, each shade is designed to enhance and perfect any skin tone.

BY TERRY Preciosity Flash Light Dual Compact, $68

For someone on your list with refined taste, this luxurious face highlighter is an absolute dream. Created with ultra-fine powders and light-reflecting pigments, this highlighter will give you a warm, natural glow. We’re just not sure what’s more beautiful: the ornately designed compact or its delicate contents? 

$75 and Above

BY TERRY's Preciosity Terrybly Velvet Rouge Set, $75.00 ($141.00 Value)

This luxuriously packaged liquid lipstick set includes three of BY TERRY’s bestselling lip colors: Cappuccino Pause (dusty rose), Bohemian Plum (deep red wine) and My Red (classic red)—perfect for all the holiday soirees you or your giftee will be going to. Highly pigmented and infused with rose stem cells to enhance your lips, this set boasts a luminous satin finish that really lasts.

lilah b. The Perfect Pair, $92

If there’s one thing every makeup junkie values, it’s versatility. No one wants to be limited in the way they use their favorite shades and formulas. That’s why we recommend this multipurpose gift set by lilah b. Featuring a rose gold–colored highlighter and a long-wearing eye quad in subdued jewel tones, this duo is sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday season. 

Kaitlin Willow

Kaitlin Willow is a Content & SEO Analyst at Dermstore. She lives and breathes words—both inside and outside of the office. Apart from writing or editing blogs and emails for Dermstore, she's also working on a ... Read More >

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