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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 2020, 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. A Gorgeous Makeup Kit for All
When it comes to gifting makeup to a makeup lover, you can never go wrong with a cute and classy makeup gift set. And Charlotte Tilbury’s Bella Sofia makeup gift set checks all the right marks with its mix of eyeshadow, eye pen, mascara, blush, lipstick, and lip liner. Each item features a top-tier formula, like the silicon-treated pearls + oil-enriched eyeshadow, with special care given to the packaging as well – ergonomic handles. Get the Bella Sofia set from Net-a-Porter!
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. A Blend of Christmas Beauty
Whether you’re a makeup newbie or a makeup fiend, there’s no such thing as owning too many beauty blenders. This Crown Jewels Blender Essentials kit, then, makes for a thoughtful Christmas beauty gift. It includes eight pieces – four blenders and four gemstone-shaped blender cleaners, in the colors ruby, emerald, blue topaz, and the signature pink. The blenders are also made of soft, aqua-activated foam to offer a seamless finish. These are vegan, come in recyclable packaging, and you can purchase this makeup gift set from Sephora.
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 Naked Cherry Palette, available for purchase at Nordstrom (which always has good deals during the festive seasons, meaning that you could even get two!).
7. Wish You a Glamorous Christmas
MAC’s Wish Upon Stars mini lipstick set comes bearing five tubes with matte and satin finishes. The Nordstrom-exclusive kit brings famous MAC lipstick shades that range from neutral to bold, with the colors being Chili, Ruby Woo, Velvet Teddy, Twig, and Mehr, featuring hints of brown, pink, and red. Its starry packaging gives it a lovely festive feel making it a solid option among your choice of Christmas gifts. And if you’re having this delivered to the gift-getter, Nordstrom offers a gift message addition.
8. The Quintessential Beauty Kit
Beauty gift sets are always a better idea than just the one beauty product, as it makes for quite the diverse makeup gift, and Milk Makeup’s MVPs set offers just that. The seven-piece kit comes packed in a silvery pouch and contains a Deluxe Kush Mascara in Boom, a Mini Hydro Grip Primer, a Mini Cooling Water, a Mini Watermelon Brightening Serum, a Mini Highlighter in Blitzed, a Mini Bronzer in Baked, and a Glow Oil Lip + Cheek in Glimmer. It also has some, frankly, delicious-sounding ingredients like blue agave extract, and mango butter. Get the Christmas makeup gift set from Sephora!
9. The Gift of Shimmer and Shine
With a name like Gift & Glam Collector’s Set, you know this is one of the lavish makeup gift sets for Christmas out there. This travel-friendly kit features 20 eyeshadows, four cheek shades (in four interchangeable palettes!), a volumizing mascara, and gloss. This Tarte product is available on Ulta and has ingredients such as Amazonian clay (for durability), mineral pigments (for smooth finishes), and vanilla (for that heavenly scent).
10. Look Good Enough to Eat!
Kaja’s Lookin’ Like a Snack makeup gift set is a cute face kit, which includes the Beauty Bento Orange Blossom Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio (Sandy Peach, Sun-Kissed Tan, and Baked Cinnamon), the Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush, the Mochi Glow Bouncy Highlighter, and the Cushy Vibe High-Pigment Lip Stain. The products are cruelty-free and contain a shimmery mix of topaz crystal, diamond power, and sapphire powder for a fancy, shimmery look. If you’re on the fence about this particular Christmas gift, just know that it holds an 86% positive rating on Sephora; that’s 4.4 out of 5 stars!
11. Merry Gloss-mas
A limited-edition beauty gift set for Christmas, this Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb set is part of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand. Cruelty-free and equipped with an XXL wand for ample lip coverage, the kit includes five shea butter-infused lippies: Pretty Please (fuchsia) Fu$$Y (pink), Confetti (opal), Hot Chocolit (brown), and Cheeky (red-orange). This Xmas gift set is available on Sephora.
12. Twist & Spray for Christmas
Available at Nordstrom, Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle Twist & Spray Set features the brand’s classic oriental fragrance and a refillable Twist & Spray bottle to carry around everywhere! This is one of the chicest high-end Christmas beauty 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. A Gold Christmas Trio
Tom Ford’s Soleil Gold & Shimmer set includes three pieces – Shimmering Body Oil, Sheer Highlighting Duo, and Lip Blush. The highlighter will leave behind a defining glow and can be used wet or dry, depending on the look sought after. The floral-scented oil leaves behind a sun-kissed look, while the lipstick is flecked with gold and spreads transparent before warming up to a pink hue. Get this beauty gift set for Christmas from Nordstrom!
15. The Look of Christmas Present
Christmas gifts are a delight when they’re explicitly sporting the seasonal look, and Too Faced’s Let It Snow makeup gift set does not disappoint. Available for only $49 instead of its actual value of $165 at Sephora, this limited-edition Christmas makeup gift is cruelty- and gluten-free. It includes an eyeshadow breakaway palette of 19 multi-finish shades, as well as a smaller one of its famous mascara. There’re also two smaller face palettes of blush colors, a highlighter, and a bronzer.
16. Brushes of Joy
What’s better suited as a Christmas makeup gift than a Christmas-themed gift? Tarte’s Merry Metals makeup brush set includes five makeup brushes of varying sizes, topped with soft, snow-white bristles. This limited-edition beauty gift set includes a highlighting brush, a cheek brush, a powder brush, a flat brush to shade in, and a tapered blending brush. Perfect for glamming up the face and your dresser! Get it from Sephora!
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. A Christmas Gift Set with a Side of Shimmer
With the richly-pigmented set of 10 shades laid out so alluringly, Pat McGrath Labs’ Mothership V eyeshadow palette will become a quick fixture in any person’s life. The colors include a mix of shimmery and matte with notes of gold and bronze shining through. From golden champagne and tawny matte to rose gold and a matte violet, this Allure Best of Beauty award winner holds over 50,000 likes and is available on Sephora.
19. It’s All in The Eyes
KKW Beauty’s Glam Bible Bundle comes in an elegant nude package and offers all the essentials needed to create a smokey look. This makeup gift set for Christmas holds a six-pan eyeshadow palette featuring matte and metallic hues, a peach champagne highlighter, a nude peach blush, a pale peach gloss, black eyeliner and mascara, false lashes, a nude mauve lip liner, and two crème lipsticks – warm mid-tone nude and warm pink nude. Get it from Ulta!
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