The Christmas countdown has officially begun, meaning that there are only a few days left to get the perfect Christmas gifts. Since we know many of you have beauty lover friends who are always looking for the best makeup products, we thought it would be a good idea to sum up 19 of the best Christmas makeup gifts for 2017, the shades, and packaging of which are practically perfect all year round. Also, do not forget that you also deserve a (few) Christmas gift as well, so if you happen to be a makeup lover, well, this list is for you, too!
1. Beauty Box Lovers
If you really can’t wrap your head around what your makeup addicted friend might like to receive for Christmas (also because she probably already owns everything), you can solve the problem once and for all with an always highly-appreciated holiday beauty box, such as this one from Lancôme. Practical, cute, and filled with the label’s bestseller essentials, it could serve as the best makeup Christmas gift. You can find it at Nordstrom!
2. A Dreamy Christmas
Jaclyn Hill’s eyeshadow palette, available for purchase at Ulta, has it all, from matte eyeshadows to shimmers, satins, foils, and even a glitter, and they are all filtered through this winter season’s must-have shades. It’s an all-round Christmas makeup gift that will give your friend a myriad of mixing and matching ideas for creating sizzling looks.
3. All I Want for Christmas Is Glow
Are you looking for something special for your beauty lover, travel-addicted friend? Well, here we introduce BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector luminizers, namely some of the best travel-friendly highlighters available in the beauty industry. You can easily find the set at Sephora – just make sure to select the best color finish!
4. Beauty Lovers, Sponge Lovers
There are two types of beauty lovers – those who prefer makeup brushes, and those who stick to sponge applicators when it comes to applying foundation. If you are about to treat the latter to the most perfect Christmas makeup gift, consider heading over to Nordstrom to find Beautyblender’s Gold Mine Sponge Applicator! Just hurry up, this is a limited-edition set!
5. A Sunny Christmas
Southern Hemisphere beauty lovers (or just summer lovers!), Anastasia Beverly Hills is here to pamper us with the cutest Sun Dipped Glow Kit, which features four metallic powders that could give anyone the much-deserved luminosity. You can get it at Ulta.
6. The Ultimate Makeup Palette for Christmas
Ask any makeup lover what their dream beauty kit is, and they will (very likely) all give you the same answer – anything signed Urban Decay. For this Christmas season, just do something crazy and treat your BFF (or yourself, because we know you deserve it) to Urban Decay’s must-have Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette, available for purchase at Sephora (which always has good deals during the festive seasons, meaning that you could even get two!).
7. Burberry’s Beauty
If the fist beauty set we selected just didn’t convince you, have a look at Burberry’s Festive Beauty Box at Nordstrom, which includes a collection of limited and mini-edition Burberry it-items housed in a flawlessly elegant silver box. You can hardly ever fail with this Christmas makeup gift!
8. An Intensely Beautiful Christmas Makeup Gift
All makeup lovers have at least tried (and probably consequently fell in love with) a MAC lipstick, and would simply die to get a MAC lipstick collection as a Christmas gift. You can now easily obtain such a beauty holiday gift checking out MAC’s Liptensity Trio Kit available at Bloomingdales, as it features some of the label’s most-acclaimed, festive-approved lipstick shades.
9. Better Than Christmas
Along with Urban Decay and MAC, Too Faced is another acclaimed beauty brand, and is praised by everyone from beauty gurus to makeup artists. Among all the items from this brand, Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara is one of the most purchased products, and it is always a good Christmas makeup gift whether your friend already has one or not. You can get yours at Sephora.
10. Pretty Little Christmas Planner
Bless your makeup lover friend’s new year with Too Faced’s Pretty Little Planner, which contains a palette of 15 matte and shimmery eyeshadows along with the acclaimed Better Than Sex Mascara. Oh, and there’s, of course, a beautiful agenda to use all year round, too! Get this Christmas makeup gift at Ulta!
11. Beauty Solstice
Glitter and holographic effects are our things, and if they are yours too, head over to Sephora to find Huda Beauty’s magical mini strobing metallic lip glosses set! Frozen’s Elsa surely approves this Christmas makeup gift.
12. Going Neutral for Christmas
Available at Neiman Marcus, Chanel’s Go Neutral Eye Set features four nude/ neutral eyeshadows, waterproof eyeliner, volumizing mascara, and a limited-edition pouch to carry around everywhere! This is one of the chicest high-end Christmas makeup gifts to get for your mother, your friends, and why not, for yourself!
13. Beauty Lovers’ Kits
Makeup lovers know how important brows are for the perfect makeup look, and to help them aspire to the perfect brows, we suggest checking out Sephora to get Benefit Cosmetics’ Brow Kit, which not only features high-quality primers, brow pencils and highlighters, but also a few tips and tricks to help those who receive the kit create the ideal arch for their faces.
14. Christmas On The Go
Warm up your friends’ Christmas with MAC’s 5-piece brush set, the practical packaging of which is also perfect to be carried around everywhere. From the design to the quality of the brushes, this is an ultimate Christmas makeup gift for any beauty addict, which you can find at Nordstrom!
15. A Christmas Gift for Skin Care Lovers
Makeup can be addicting, and that’s for sure, but there’s something that is even more important than looking for the best makeup products as a Christmas gift, and that is skin care. Skin care is the most important step of any makeup routine, and if you want your beauty lover friend to maintain her skin radiant and healthy, we recommend opting for a Christmas skincare set, this year! Dior’s Dreamskin Advanced Set, available at Neiman Marcus, contains all the must-have essentials to maintain the perfect skin all year round!
16. Glowing Christmas Goddess
Since we know you can’t get enough of highlighting and glowing kits, we found this gorgeous 3-piece Glow Kit from MAC, available for purchase at Nordstrom. Get ready to literally radiate light, with this Christmas makeup gift!
17. The Perfect Makeup Canvas for Christmas
Available at Nordstrom, Bareminerals’ 4-piece complexion essentials set is (as always) all natural, and could make all of your natural beauty friends rejoice (if not scream with joy). This Christmas makeup gift set contains everything for creating the perfect makeup canvas, whether it’s a party look or a day-to-day minimalist one.
18. The Magic Christmas Makeup Gift Trio
Specifically designed to “get you the look in an instant,” Bobby Brown’s Glow Skincare Trio, available at Neiman Marcus, has everything one needs to get ready while on the go, namely a face oil, a boost mask and a tinted lip balm. If you were wondering how to get radiant within less than 10 minutes, Bobby Brown’s kit is the answer.
19. A Shining Christmas Star
Last but not least, here we present Deborah Lippmann’s limited-edition duo of mini holographic nail polishes, to pair (for a very special Christmas gift) with one of our favorite holographic lipsticks. You can get the nail polish set at Nordstrom!
Photos via Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta