There are two types of people: those whose payday treat is a trip to Sephora to splurge on the latest viral product, and those who consider beauty products a luxury they don’t let themselves indulge in. Either way, a beauty gift is a welcome treat that’ll go a long way after it’s unwrapped. Not only does a great beauty product feel like a little luxury in everyday life, but it makes the user feel confident when they use it, too—and what greater gift is there than that?
Whether your giftee is the most knowledgeable beauty guru you know or the person who swipes on one coat of mascara and considers it a heavy makeup day, these products are popular for a reason: they really, truly work. From the most effective beauty tools to this year’s most viral makeup items, these are the best beauty gifts you can give in 2023.
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Microcurrent facial toning instruments are a beauty luxury that have taken the industry by storm. This mini NuFACE helps tone, lift, and contour the facial muscles, plus reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
These super-durable press-on nails can last up to 30 days, and can be taken off and reapplied up to six times, making them the ultimate alternative to gel and acrylic. For the girl who’s never without a manicure, these are the perfect gift.
We would recommend just one Nécessaire product, but they’re all so good, the beauty lover in your life deserves the whole set. These essentials are packed with niacinamide, peptides, and AHA/BHA/PHA for glowing skin all over.
Pop this reusable mask in the freezer to help reduce puffiness and soothe irritation. Layer it over face or eye masks for an added boost.
For the beauty expert with a busy lifestyle, look no further than this five-minute morning set from Merit, which includes all of the essentials for getting ready: a foundation stick, blush, lip oil, blending brush, highlighter, mascara, and brow gel.
Designed to easily dry all hair types without extreme heat, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a star in the beauty world. For salon-quality blowouts and curls, this hair dryer uses intelligent heat control measures and comes with five attachments.
This stunning Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette includes 10 shades inspired by the night sky, from a deep mauve to a glimmering gold. This is the ideal gift for the beauty lover who wants eyeshadow looks that are both wearable and dramatic.
If the beauty lover doesn’t have the Rare Beauty blush in her collection, now is the time. (Or even if they do, we promise they wouldn’t mind having additional shades in their collection.) This four-piece set includes two liquid blushes and two liquid luminizers for a flushed, glowy finish on any skin tone.
You know that girl who checks a bag just so she can bring her full-size products on the plane? This is the case for her: The premium matte faux leather case has elastic band holders on the inside that allows full-size products to stand up sans-spillage.
The skincare fanatic in your life will be obsessed with the combination of glycolic acid, mandelic acid, and salicylic acid in this AHA treatment mask from Hyper Skin. Not only will it reduce dark spots, but it’ll also stop breakouts in their tracks.
Finally, the products that will help the beauty lover in your life achieve the slicked-back bun of her dreams. This set includes Dae’s best-selling styling cream and heat-protective styling mist, plus a dual-edge styling brush to help coif all hair types.
The Phlur Missing Person scent is beloved for a reason. Just about anyone will love the warm and sheer notes that this your-skin-but-better scent is known for. It’s provocative yet delicate, making it an easy scent for anyone to fall in love with.
This first-of-its-kind, multi-use palette offers two formulas in each of its 10 neutral shades: one velvety pomade and one shaping powder, which can be used for eyes, brows, lips, and cheeks.
These cooling hydrogel under eye masks will brighten and fade the appearance of dark under-eye circles with the help of caffeine to invigorate the skin and kojic acid to reduce dark spots.
Every beauty lover needs a gorgeous vanity tray to display her most beloved products on her bathroom counter. This tray from Anthropologie comes in the style of their Instagram-famous Gleaming Primrose mirror.
With blue light to destroy acne-causing bacteria, red light to reduce fine lines and blemishes, and a combination mode to do both, this sonic cleansing device is the ultimate tool for radiant, clear skin.
This adorable SPF hat is the perfect cheeky reminder to reapply your sunscreen. For the beauty lover in your life who is re-applying SPF every 90 minutes, this is the perfect gift.
The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip color is beloved by many, and for a good reason. This universally flattering set includes a Beauty Highlighter Wand, a Collagen Lip Bath Gloss, a Lip Cheat Lip Liner, and a Matte Revolution Lipstick.
This body lotion has woody notes of pine needle and sandalwood, plus an undercurrent of intense amber and fresh citrus. With 7 percent shea butter, this Byredo lotion is just as hydrating as it is luxurious.
This beauty butter is a game-changer for dry, cracked skin. With two types of African Shea Butter, it delivers a double dose of hydration and protects the skin’s natural barrier—plus, the ylang ylang and orange blossom scent is to die for.
Every beauty expert needs a reliable manicure set. Olive & June is known for their stellar mani systems, and this one includes all of the essentials for perfecting a high-quality at-home manicure, from remover to top coat.
Designed to create limitless party looks for the holiday season and beyond, this Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette ranges from matte browns to glimmering blues and purples, meant to create a world of statement eye makeup looks.
The curly or wavy-haired beauty lover in your life will love this starter bundle with all of the essentials from Pattern. This set includes their beloved shampoo, conditioner, curl gel, shower brush, argan oil, and leave-in conditioner.
A great scalp massager is an essential for any hair growth journey. This one from Vegamour features soft bristles that help stimulate the scalp to promote healthier hair.
The blowout-obsessed beauty fanatic will love this set from Amika, which includes their heat protectant, dry shampoo, and viral thermal ionic hairbrush. The hairbrush will deliver a straight-from-the-salon-looking blowout, and the products will help to extend the look for days.
Hailey Bieber can do no wrong when it comes to skincare, and any true beauty lover will be overjoyed to receive this set of the rhode classics. This set includes the Peptide Glazing Fluid, Barrier Restore Cream, and three Peptide Lip Treatments.
Everyone needs a high-quality vitamin C serum in their skincare routine. This universally loved serum from Mutha is packed with rich seed oils and hyaluronic acid, as well as ferulic acid to help damaged skin cells and and visibly reduce aging.
With notes of berries and champagne, this candle is meant to turn a bathroom into a spa-like experience, and is perfect for your beauty lover that treats her skincare routine like a nightly ritual.
For the beauty lover who loves skincare, look no further than this innovative set from BYOMA. It’ll introduce your beauty lover to their creamy jelly cleanser, brightening serum, and moisturizing gel cream.
This bombshell exposé reveals—for the first time—exactly what happened at Glossier, the groundbreaking beauty company that every beauty lover is familiar with, and dives deep into the enigmatic, visionary woman responsible for it all.
Crafted specifically to make brown eyes pop, this bundle from Make Beauty includes a creamy shadow stick and a waterproof gel liner. If the beauty lover in your life has blue, hazel, green, or grey eyes, there are specially crafted sets available for them, too.
The beauty expert in your life will sleep even more peacefully on this pure silk pillowcase from Slip, knowing that it’s clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it’s healthier for hair, too.
This hydration essentials kit includes travel sizes of Kerastase’s stellar shampoo and conditioner, plus a full-size blow-dry spray. Specifically formulated for dry hair, these products will gently cleanse while locking moisture into strands.
Beauty fans who are obsessed with multi-use products will love this Cream Blush & Lip Multistick from Ami Colé. In addition to stunning color payoff, this stick has desert date oil and hibiscus flower extract to hydrate and defend against environmental damage.
With both a round brush and paddle brush, this AireBrush Duo Blow Dry Brush from T3 will dry and create a blowout effect with little-to-no effort. Plus, the brush features a powerful ion generator and a smart microchip for expert heat control, which means less damage to the hair.
Lash treatments are one of those little luxuries that are amazing to receive as a gift. This award-winning serum from RevitaLash will strengthen and protect lashes against damage, for long, dramatic eyelashes.
Hourglass powders are beloved on the internet, and this palette includes all you need to create a full makeup look out of them. Plus, the stunning packaging makes it an instant leave-out-on-the-vanity product, too.
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