Best Beauty Gifts 2016
Clinique The Sweetest Thing Collection
Everything you love about Clinique is in this one compact and affordable bag. Whoever you give this to will never have to buy eye, lip, or cheek makeup again. All the classics from Clinique are in this collection, from the All About Shadow Quad, Skinny Stick in Slimming Black eye pencil, High Impact Mascara, Chubby Stick Cheek Color Balm in Amped Up Apple, and so much more. All the items are fragrance-free and easy on your skin. The best things come in bright pink cosmetic bags, especially under the tree or stuffed in a stocking.
Beauty Counter Love & Luster Gift Set
With the perfect hues for the holiday, this all-natural lip gloss set from Beauty Counter will be the perfect gift for the woman in your life. Made with carnauba wax, a plant originating from Brazil, the shine from the gloss is long-lasting. Vitamin E contributes a powerful antioxidant to hydrate and condition lips. The colors will transition from day to night with ease. The lip glosses come in the perfect little red box with gold writing to celebrate the season. Made with safe ingredients, this set is meant for you to feel more beautiful by only using clean and natural products.
Not only are these frames fashionable, the lenses are essentially SPF for your eyes. Electric takes eye care very seriously with their Melanin-infused lenses that act like sunscreen for your eyes—at a level of almost SPF 140. The glasses also protect the sensitive skin surrounding your eyes from damaging rays. All lenses are designed in California and made in Italy. It's hard to beat style and protection in one great product.
Beekman Goat Milk Lip Balms
This trio of natural goat milk lip balms will leave lips supple and smooth. Made with essential oils and vitamins, experience the scents of Wondermint, Fresh Cream, and Grapefruit. Perfect for all day use, these balms will soothe, hydrate, and keep lips moisturized. The Grapefruit sheer is the perfect day-to-night balm with its natural tint from red wine, which gives your lips a vibrant but soft red hue. Keep one in your purse, one at work, and one at home, and you'll be set. The packaging is a beautiful plus as well, with a literal bow on top.
Petit Vour The PV Beauty Box
Instead of just buying one gift, how about a gift that keeps on giving? With Petit Vour Beauty box, you can gift a subscription for the most clean, ethically-made luxury beauty products on the market. Each month, subscribers receive vegan beauty products tailored to their personal style and tastes. All the products are non-toxic and cruelty-free, too. Each box will feature four different beauty products for users to sample. Pick from several different subscriptions, which start at $15 dollars a month.
Clarisonic Mia FIT Holiday Set
Give the gift of beautiful skin with Clarisonic's patented sonic technology. What makes this holiday set special is the combination of the Mia Fit and the Sonic Radiance brightening solution. The Mia will remove skin impurities as the cleanser illuminates skin. Not only is this the perfect gift under the tree, the size of the Mia with the face cleanser is compact and travel-friendly—and can be used in the shower. This is a luxurious gift that will ultimately will transform any skin type.
Hanover Kern Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Duo
This the perfect pampering gift to show how much you care for the chef in the family. From washing dishes to the cold dry winter air, hands can become dry and cracked around the holidays. Let this soap duo renew and cleanse hands with the sweet smells of Provençal lavender, fresh Sorrento lemon, Italian figs, and olive trees. The duo is the perfect gift to sit next to the sink either in the kitchen or bathroom. The lucky gift recipient will be transported to the Mediterranean coastline with these soothing and rustic scents, and with the addition of aloe vera, avocado, and jojoba seed oil, their hands will feel like they spent the day at the spa.
Kiehl's Holiday Hand Duo - Lavender
This is a Kiehl's customer favorite, and it will smooth and hydrate, leaving skin scented with lavender. This is the perfect duo as the body scrub will remove any dry skin while the hand cream will moisturize even the driest skin. The packaging is just the festive perfect touch.
Youth to the People Cleanser
This cleanser proves how much superfoods can do for you beyond their nutritional benefit. Let spinach, kale, green tea, and vitamins cleanse and relax the body with antioxidants and nutrients from natural ingredients. This vegan soap is handcrafted in California and does so much more than cleanse. With the anti-aging power from superfoods, this cleanser will purify skin, detox the body by removing dirt and toxins, and protect from harsh and damaging environmental factors, such as pollution. With the addition of aloe vera, your skin will be left subtle and glowing. Let this whole-body soap show how much you care.
Lush Peeping Santa Bubble Bar
Skip boring bath salts and celebrate the season with this strawberry-scented Santa soap. Not only is this the most festive bubble bar you'll ever find, the hydrating butters with the sweet smelling soap are the perfect combination for a rela bath in the midst of holiday chaos. By giving this gift, you'll be giving the gift of relaxation and maybe a little bit of magic. As the Santa soap combines with the hot water, the tub will fill with fluffy bubbles as the strawberry fragrance perfumes the room.
L'Occitane Advent Calendar
L'Occitane's advent calendar will be enjoyed by the whole family and will truly keep on giving throughout the season. With each day, there will be a classic L'Occitane product to celebrate the holidays. Instead of giving one kind of soap or lotion, this advent calendar will surprise you with 24 different days of the perfect little gift. Consider this the classic homage to beauty with samples from L'Occitane's best sellers and holiday products. With all natural colors, scents, and smells, this is gift that truly lets you relax and feel pampered.
Bobbi Brown Cool Dusk Eye Palette
This is the one eye palette that will get you through the holidays—and beyond. This limited edition set will take you from office to holidays parties seamlessly. The combination of the light, medium, and dark shades is the perfect base for any eye while the shimmer shades offer variety, and with one swoop across the eyelid, you'll be party-ready. Anyone would appreciate this gift as it will last for months and can fit any occasion. This is a steal from Bobbi Brown with this set—a $149 value for only $50 dollars. Done and done.
Moroccan Oil Great Hair Day Holiday Set
This is the most affordable hair treatment that hair stylists love. Moroccan Oil is their secret to silky, smooth, and healthy hair. The moisture-repair shampoo and conditioner are rich with antioxidants from argan oil, keratin, and other nutrients. The shampoo will leave hair strong while the conditioner will gently detangle and soften hair. This is the gift that will truly keep on giving.
Kiehl's Mini-Masque Must Haves
A perfectly-sized trio to try Kiehl's nature-powered masque collection. The Turmeric and Cranberry Seed masque will energize and brighten skin's appearance while the Cilantro and Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque will purify and replenish your skin. The tried-and-true Rare Earth Masque will deeply cleanse your pores leaving skin refreshed. This the perfect holiday packaged gift for all skin types.
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit
Sometimes life comes at you fast, and you need to be prepared for these unpredictable moments. This adorable "minimergency" kit packs everything from a stain remover to double-sided tape, breath drops to floss. Super lightweight and tiny, this handy pack is perfect for a gal on the go.
Essie Winter 2016
The perfect shades for this holiday season. These colors will seamlessly carry from day to night with just hint of sparkle and holiday spirit. The three red and pink shades will last throughout the whole year while the gold and silver are perfect for when the ball drops celebrating the arrival of 2017. Beyond red, the dark, glittery shade of teal will round out any holiday outfit. The lucky one who gets to open the essie Winter 2016 collection will be feeling festive all season long.
Nars Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set
Six wear-with-anything shades come in this limited edition holiday collection. The highly pigmented formula is also moisturizing.
Maybelline New York Color Tattoo Eye Chrome Eyeshadows
These shadows go on smoothly, like a liquid, but quickly dry to a powder with holiday-appropriate effervescence. Available in 10 shades.
Oribe Essentials Travel Set
This top hair brand offers travel-friendly versions of some of its best-selling items, plus its signature scent.