From adorable Christmas packaging to the best mini makeup sets, these are the best beauty gifts to get for your friends without breaking the bank.
#1: Innisfree Christmas Limited Edition My Palette, $27
Not only is the Santa motif adorable, this adorable eyeshadow palette also has everything you need to create the perfect party look.
#2: Urban Decay Little Vices, $39
This limited-edition set includes miniature versions of the brand’s popular Vice Lipstick, including one new shade and two exclusives. It has everything from brights to neutrals in three finishes (cream, comfort matte and metallised), and gives great colour payoff and a lush, creamy feel. Each shade comes in a smaller version of the faceted Vice Lipstick case but in gold with a black base.
#3: Botanist Winter Holiday 17 Smooth Set, $42, Sephora
This is the perfect set to bring with you when you’re travelling, with popular products from the Japanese brand like its refreshing Shampoo Smooth, hydrating Treatment Smooth and a cute limited edition pouch.
#4: Etude House Be My Universe Multi Palette in #02 Golden Galaxy, $25.90
This contains seven galaxy inspired shades multi-purpose shadows that can be used on your eyes or cheeks. The long-lasting formulation and finely milled buttery texture of the powders adhere to skin and allows the colours to stay on all day long.
#5: Burt's Bees Burt's Balm Trio Wild Cherry Edition, $24, Sephora
This little set will keep your puckers plump and hydrated with three of the brand’s popular all natural lip balms. Pomegranate is sweet and citrusy, Wild Cherry is infused with cold pressed cherry seed kernels, and of course, the original Beeswax is a must-have.
#6: Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. Fresh Cushion Blush, $48
This adorable pink blusher in a cushion format has a refreshing, lightweight texture and gives skin a natural flush. We also can’t get enough of the Super Mario Bros video game inspired motifs.
#7: Fenty Beauty Galaxy Collection Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick in Gravity, $28
This shimmering hot pink metallic-cream lipsticks deliver the look and feel of a balm dipped in liquefied jewels. They are made with colour-soaked micro-shimmers for a buildable jewel chrome sheen.
#8: Origins Mini Mask Marvels, $38
A great saver (the products included are worth $76), this contains 30ml versions of the brand’s iconic masks: Clear Improvement charcoal mask, Drink Up Intensive overnight mask, Original Skin Retexturizing mask and Modern Friction.
#9: Clinique Pick Your Party, $45
This has five special holiday shades (Merry Pop, Bright Pop, Joy Pop, Cheer Pop and Happy Pop) of the Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer packed in a limited-edition tin. The lipsticks have a luxurious yet weightless formula with a built-in primer which allows it to glide on effortlessly and give comfortable wear for eight hours.
#10: Laneige Holiday Cushion Blusher Roly Pink Pop, $32
Designed specially to settle perfectly over the popular Laneige BB Cushion, this produces a clear and vivid rose pink flush on the cheeks for a gorgeous glow. It’s set in a sweet pink case with the colourful image of confetti bursting out on the cover.
#11: Kiehl's x Kate Moross Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment Untinted, $28
This holiday edition lip treatment is decorated with designs by UK graphic artist Kate Moross. The balm can even be used as an overnight lip treatment that provides reparative nourishment to dried out, damaged lip, smoothing while gently exfoliating to give you soft, supple lips by morning.
#12: M.A.C Snowball Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Delicate Drift, $37
With a crystalised case and powder embossed with the delicate design of a snowflake, this soft, sparkling pink eyeshadow is the perfect gift for girly girls.
#13: Estee Lauder Fragrance Treasures, $48
Set in an elegant hinged box with gold glitter dots and decorated with a Katie Rodgers Holiday Illustration, this fragrance coffret contains miniature versions of the Beautiful EDP Spray, Pleasures EDP Spray, Modern Muse EDP Spray and Modern Muse Le Rouge EDP Spray.
#14: Nars x Man Ray Love Triangle in Orgasm, $36
Perfect for makeup junkies, this set includes miniature versions of the brand’s Blush and Lipstick in the universally flattering, award-winning shade Orgasm.
#15: Innisfree Green Christmas Wish Upon My Santa Natural Potpourri, $35
The perfect gift to beautify a living space, this gives off a citrus herbal scent.
#16: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Set, $24
This adorable set has four mini Cream Lip Stain in a variety of shades from neutrals to reds.
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