Editor’s Picks: The 6 Holiday Beauty Gifts You Need to Buy This Season

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We’re a bit beauty obsessed over here at Byrdie. But that doesn’t mean we’re totally biased when we say you truly can’t go wrong when giving the gift of beauty. Whether it’s makeup, skincare, hair tools—you name it—QVC can help deliver anything from a quick pick-me-up to game changing confidence, as well as carving out a moment for self-care and everything in between. And whether the one receiving the gift is a self-proclaimed beauty lover or not, they’re bound to find something special.

Here’s a sneak peek at just some of our top holiday picks for everyone. From your best friend, Sister in Law, significant other, neighbor, and yourself. Take a cue from our QVC shopping list so you don’t have to check yours twice.

The Best Beauty Buys...for Yourself

It Cosmetics
QVC IT Cosmetics Super-Size CC+ SPF50 Illumination Foundation $66
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Multi-tasking couldn’t get any easier with this supersized full-coverage CC cream foundation and skincare duo. The formula delivers airbrushed-looking pigment, applies like a tinted moisturizer (courtesy of a hydrating serum base packed with peptides, collagen, and hyaluronic acid). This skincare-and-makeup hybrid has your complexion covered: It provides SPF 50 broad-spectrum sun protection without any trace of goopy, telltale residue. Place two pumps on the back of your hand then buff it on using the dense, silky-soft bristled Heavenly Skin brush—it'll melt into your skin and erase any trace of streaks.

NuFace
QVC NuFACE Trinity At-Home Microcurrent Facial Toning Device $295
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Yes, this one has a high price tag, but handing this over is drop-the-mic gift giving. It’s an at-home microcurrent facial toning device which stimulates the muscles in your face to improve facial contour, tone, and theappearance of fine lines and wrinkles—in just 5 minutes a day. After applying the clear hydrating gel, simply glide the two metal circles over your skin (follow the easy step-by-step face-map guide) and move to the next area after every beep. The result is a more sculpted, lifted appearance in mere minutes. Don’t believe it? According to a NuFACE clinical study, after 60 days of use, 85% of users experienced improvements in facial contour. 

The Best Beauty Buys...for Your VIPs

Advent
QVC TILI Try It, Love It 24-Piece Beauty Holiday Advent Calendar $79
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Perfect for the person you’ll see pre-holiday, this enormous box is beautifully packaged. It allows your VIP to unbox 24 tiny, top-selling treasures from some of the best beauty brands (Bumble and Bumble, Benefit, Elemis, Estée Lauder, Peter Thomas Roth, Sunday Riley and more) ranging from makeup to cleansers to moisturizers. Sure, we could list them all but the surprise is part of the fun. 

Philosophy
QVC philosophy bubble bash layering trio shower gel, edt & cloud cream $84
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This QVC consumer fave knows how to bring it for holiday with this jumbo-sized trio of some of their best-sellers: cloud body cream it feels oh-so fluffy) laced with vitamin E infused beads which hydrate for up to 24 hours, a three-in-one shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath hybrid, as well as a matching eau de toilette fragrance. With five comforting, holiday-worthy scents to choose from—Gingerbread Man, Snow Angel, Warm Cashmere, Soft Suede and Sweet Vanilla Fig—you can’t go wrong.

The Best Beauty Buys...for Anyone

Tarte
QVC tarte Merry & Bright 4-Piece Shadow Stick Set $35
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Who wouldn’t want to get the gift of easy-to-use eyeshadow? The lucky receiver is guaranteed to get a polished, pro-like eye in just a few swipes of any (or all!) of these 12-hour long-lasting shadow sticks. This stunning set has four neutral hues—Rosy Mauve, Bronze, Rose Gold, Taupe—that can easily go from a barely-there pop of color to a full-on eye with zero brushes or tools required. The velvety formula contains Amazonian clay, vitamin E, and mineral-based pigments to help them glide on and stay put. And no need for wrapping: The gorgeous box and pre-printed gift tag means this present is ready for hand off.

Elemis
QVC ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm 1.7-oz Trio $85
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This trio of cleansing balms is a go-to for removing your holiday glam after that big work party or festive dinner. Use the balm to wash off cosmetics, daily grime, and pollutants while indulging in the different aromatherapeutic scents. Luxurious rose and mimosa waxes, in addition to elderberry and starflower oils, nourish all skin types, so you're safe to gift one to any person on your list. This product can double as a nourishing face mask, perfect for the harsh-on-skin winter months. It couldn’t be easier to pick up this pack (gift envelopes included!) and package it up for any skincare lover this holiday. Just remember to save one for yourself.