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We all have that friend, S.O., or relative in our life that’s beauty-obsessed. We can all probably also relate to the fact that shopping the beauty aisles can be a bit overwhelming (to say the least). So we rounded up our favorite beauty gifts to help make your shopping go a little more smoothly the next time you need a present stat.
From eyeshadow palettes to bath salts, here are the best beauty gifts for every beauty lover.
Best Overall: Slip Silk Pillowcase
When you don’t want to worry about trying to match up your gift to their skin tone, hair type, personal style, etc., this silk pillowcase is a solid choice for your beauty friends. If you’re wondering what’s wrong with a regular pillowcase, let us explain. Typical cotton pillowcases not only tug at hair and skin, but they also like to suck up water—this includes the moisture that’s in your hair and skin—which is bad news for those overnight masks you’ve been using. Silk’s slick surface helps hair and skin glide smoothly across your pillow as you toss and turn throughout the night, leading to more healthy, hydrated hair and skin come morning.
Read more reviews of the best silk pillowcases available to purchase online.
Best Budget: Burt’s Bees Essential Gift Set
With a cleanser, hand salve, body lotion, foot cream, and, last but not least, Burt’s Bees cult-favorite lip balm, this mini set has all you need to please. Whether you’re running short on funds, time or you’re just not sure what to get someone—this is a sure crowd-pleaser. They’ll also love that it’s TSA-friendly so they can keep it in their purse or carry-on to use on the go.
Best Set: Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Look Set
Charlotte Tilbury’s products are always a top choice for makeup enthusiasts and it’s easy to see why. While the packaging itself is enough to make you fall in love, it’s the rich pigments and long-wearing formulas inside that keep people coming back for more. This is the ultimate starter set (or key staples) as it includes an eyeshadow palette, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss all in super wearable shades that work on any skin tone. Plus it comes with a little lipstick-printed pouch to carry it all in. While this set is on the pricier side, any of Charlotte’s makeup palettes or kits would be a gift they’ll love.
Best for Skincare Gurus: Skin Gym Rose Quartz Workout Set
Gua Sha and facial massage are the latest trends in skincare, which is why when you gift your skincare obsessed friend this rose quartz facial roller and sculpting tool, it will need no explaining. Just for your own knowledge, the roller helps to de-puff skin, get your blood flowing, and help lymphatic drainage. Plus, rose quartz is known as the crystal of love, making it ideal for this self-care ritual.
Take a look at our picks of the best jade rollers for smooth skin.
Best for Makeup Lovers: Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay’s Naked palettes are a staple for makeup lovers of all levels. This palette is made up of 12 shades in warm gold and brown hues with matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes. Wear the shades alone or pair them together, no matter how you mix and match them it will always look good—they’re practically foolproof.
See more of our favorite eyeshadow palettes available for purchase.
Best Drugstore: Laromni 10-Piece Oval-Shaped Makeup Brush Set
There’s nothing quite like using a fresh brush to apply your makeup for the first time. This set is not only a great deal, but the unique shape also makes them really fun to use. It includes multiple sizes of brushes for applying everything from foundation to blush to concealer to eyeliner. The bristles are soft but dense so they’ll pick up more of your makeup for a bolder application on the first swipe. Makeup pros will also love that the handles can bend up to a 90-degree angle so they can really get artistic with their application.
Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best makeup brushes.
Best for BFF: Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy
If you and your beauty bestie are more of a JOMO duo than FOMO, get them this ultimate masking set and schedule your next night in. The set comes with six masks for everything from purifying and anti-aging, to detoxing and hydrating so there’s something for every skin type and enough to last through at least a season of your latest Netflix obsession. Have a few concerns you want to address? Try multi-masking by applying a few different masks to different areas of your face to reap all the benefits in one go.
Check out our guide to the best face masks you can buy today.
Best for Mom: Bath Oil and Salts Gift Sets
No matter the day, week, or month, we’re going to bet that your mom could use a nice long soak in the tub. Help her elevate her next tub time with this bath oil and bath salt set. The soak is made with a base of Himalayan pink salt along with rose and geranium essential oils while the body oil is a combination of coconut, apricot kernel, and meadowfoam seed oil—along with a few rose petals in each for good measure. You just might have to convince her to actually use them because the bottles are so pretty she may just want to keep them on display on her vanity.
Want to take a look at some other options? Read through our roundup of the best bath salts for every purpose.
Best for Dad: Murdock London Avenger Shave Heroes Set
Upgrade your Dad’s shaving routine with this trio. The cloud-like shaving cream preps skin while the double edge razor helps create a super close and smooth shave. Lastly, the black tea cologne with its notes of pepper, clove, and leather, is the perfect way to seal the deal and send him out the door feeling fresh. The weight of the razor and the full-size shaving cream help make the set feel substantial and we’re guessing they’ll become staples in his Dopp kit soon enough.
Best for Daughter: Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio
Whether she’s just reached her teenage years or she’s about to graduate college, this set of Glossiers’s cult-favorite lip balms is a safe bet. The set comes with three salves and you can choose from a handful of universally flattering shades with sheer finishes. She’ll also love the hydrating formula made with castor seed oil, beeswax, lanolin, cupuacu fruit extracts, as well as rice bran and rosemary leaf extracts.
Need some more help finding what you're looking for? Read through our best lip balms article.
Best for Son: Kiehl’s Men’s Skincare Starter Kit
Whether your son is just trying his hand at a skincare routine or he’s in the market for new products, this will have him covered with face wash, face moisturizer, shaving cream, and body soap. It’s just enough to get him started without feeling like too much of a task. He’ll also love that it’s travel friendly so he can throw it in his gym bag or carry-on without having to worry. And if he ends up loving the products, there’s always the full-size bottles he can graduate to.
Best Luxury: Kate McLeod The Daily Stone
A cross between a lotion and massage oil, this bar is the definition of luxe pampering. It's made of five oils and butters—cocoa, sweet almond, apricot kernel, avocado, and coconut, to be exact—and melts into the skin as it's glided across. All the while it's giving off the most decadent scent of rose, neroli, and frankincense—a real treat for the skin and senses.
Best Vegan: Esker Beauty Restorative Set
This new body care brand is not only plant-based, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, it’s also such a treat to use. This set includes body wash, body oil, and a dry brush so your giftee can turn their usual body care routine into more of a self-care ritual. The kit also comes with a lined (it’s waterproof!) linen zipper bag that can be used over and over again. Another perk your tree-hugging friend will love: Every body oil from Esker comes with a packet of wildflower seeds that can be planted to help save the bees—one of the brand’s missions.
Check out the best vegan skincare products on the market.