15 Under-$50 Gifts for Any Beauty Lover, Curated by Byrdie Readers

Updated 11/16/17

Still hunting for the perfect holiday gift for the beauty lover in your life? We're here to help, and we enlisted some backup. We asked our savvy community on Instagram to sound off on their no-fail beauty gifts under $50 that work every time. And unsurprisingly, they seriously delivered. From cult-favorite staples to self-care stocking stuffers, keep scrolling to see the 15 beauty gifts recommended by Byrdie readers that are guaranteed to delight even the toughest person on your shopping list.

1851 Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado $29
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Nothing says self-care like decadent avocado oil to hydrate the under-eyes. This rich cream makes for the perfect daily pampering session for anyone from your mom to your best girlfriend.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater $7
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"Everyone can use a spritz! Great to keep on your desk at work." — @caybabe

Glossier Boy Brow + Haloscope Duo $30
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Give the gift of enviable brows and a highlight to your friend who's always perfecting her Instagram #nofilter selfie.

Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve $6
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As @emilykkong points out, "If it's good enough for Beyoncé, it's good enough for everyone else." We're with you on that one.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara $26
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A reader-favorite, buy one for your friend, and one for yourself.

"It's my new favorite mascara." — @victoriacannizzo

Facial Cotton 40 sheets
Shiseido Facial Cotton 40 sheets $5
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"Shiseido cotton is life. Paired with some Bioderma, seriously the most luxurious combination ever that any type of beauty lover will appreciate!" — @danielle_etc 

Sensibio H2O 500 ml.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500 ml. $15
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A classic for a reason. Gift this to that friend who always has a full face of makeup to seriously upgrade her nightly routine. We promise she'll thank you later.

Dr. Jart + Hydration Lover Rubber Mask $12
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A cult favorite any skincare devotee is sure to love, Dr. Jart's rubber masks address a variety of skin concerns and make for plenty of memorable blue mask selfies.

Rose Lip Polish
French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish $15
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A simple luxury that's perfect for those weathered chapped lips in winter.

"This is the best stuff on earth." — @miramirasf 

Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm $27
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When it comes to hand creams, Aesop's rich balm is unmatched and truly a crowd-pleaser. Gift to the person on your list who keeps their beauty routine minimal for something luxurious they wouldn't normally get themselves. 

Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint $28
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This organic lid tint is a must-have for the all-natural, green beauty lover in your life. Use on its own for a subtle sheen or apply over eye shadow for a bolder look.

Red Lipstick - Dare You (C)
MAC Red Lipstick $18
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Who doesn't need the perfect shade of red lipstick? We love this classic gift for your partner in crime or friend who's always dressed to impress.

"MAC Lady Danger is always my pick." — @ejspencer87A 

Moroccanoil Treatment
Moroccanoil Moroccanoil Treatment $44
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For that friend who always has perfect hair. Moroccan oil works wonders on every hair type and gives new life to locks in the winter.

Diptyque Baies Scented Candle
Diptyque Baies Scented Candle $64
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Essential for any spa day.

"I always give a mini Diptyque and Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12)." — @whosdonnarama

The Ordinary Vitamin C 30% in Silicone 30ml $8
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This #vanities staple packs a clinical strength punch to rejuvenate and brighten skin. As @tkgehrig says, you can't go wrong with "basically the entire Ordinary Skincare line."

What's your go-to beauty gift? Tell us in the comments below.

Opening Image Credit: @madisonelainechertow

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