Winter is here, the holidays are coming, and you’ve got a lot of gift giving to plan for. Whether it be your office mates, sisters, girlfriends, or stocking stuffers for Mom — we’re willing to bet that you have at least a few makeup and skincare loving ladies or gents on your list this year.
Don’t be the one who shows up to the girl’s night gift exchange with a fistful of loose Starbucks gift cards or the dreaded Christmas Candle… there are some seriously good deals on high-end products that you need to know about! Here are our favorite beauty gifts under $50.
Too Faced came in hot when they launched their new line of liquid lipsticks last year and the rest of the industry is still trying to keep up with their innovative formulas. The shades in this set are demure and classic, truly flattering on every skin tone.
Our lips don’t get nearly enough TLC during the winter months and getting them in tip-top shape for that New Year’s Eve kiss is an absolute must. Bite Beauty makes keeping those puckers plump and flake-free as easy as can be with their scrub, mask, and balm gift set.
Belif has taken the American skincare market by complete storm over the last couple years — the intensely hydrating line of Korean products has reached a definitive cult status in record time. The skincare junkie on your gift list will be delighted with these generous sample sizes of the brand’s top three selling products.
The one hairstyle you can count on never going off trend is effortlessly tousled waves. The funny thing about effortless waves is… they are hardly effortless. Sephora piles all their favorite texturizing, nourishing, and defining styling products into one super affordable kit your friends will get extensive use out of.
For all the glamazons, bombshells, and femme fatales on your list — this gift set by Morphe is absolute perfection. Two of Morphe’s iconic double ended brushes, a three pan palette of luxe eyeshadows, gel liner, AND a black kohl liner; you’re gifting the perfect bedroom eyes, who doesn’t love that?
While there has never been any official polling on the matter, I’ll speak for everyone when I say that masks are our favorite step in skincare. Peter Thomas Roth knows how to make a great mask, and for less than one full-sized product you can gift two applications of six different amazing PTR formulas.
The real makeup junkie in your life LIVES for the highlight, she won’t be happy until she is reflecting like the surface of the sun. Cover FX has struggled to keep their Custom Enhancer Drops fully stocked in stores as they quickly became the must-have highlighter, and the mini set encourages mixing and matching for a truly unique glow.
Too Faced follows up their wildly popular Chocolate Bar palette with the Chocolate Chip featuring reformulations of some of the original’s most popular shades as velvety mattes. Both palettes actually smell like delicious chocolate when you open them, a feature no one even knew was missing from their makeup, and the shadows apply beautifully.
Target literally cannot keep Kristin Ess’ products stocked on its shelves, the salon quality brand with drugstore price points has been notoriously hard to find. Luckily Target knows exactly what they’re doing (and how to get all our money) and have come out with a variety of Kristin Ess duos in beautiful easy to wrap packaging just for the holiday season.
Did you know that eyelash curlers are meant to be replaced every six months? Yeah, and we bet your friends don’t know either. Along with replacing a utility product in your friend’s toolkit, Tarte throws in an excellent mascara to sweeten the deal.