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 2018, 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 Tom Ford. 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 Sephora to find Beautyblender’s Sweet Indulgence Set! 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 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. Fresh Beauty
If the fist beauty set we selected just didn’t convince you, have a look at Fresh’s Destination Sugar lip balm set at Sephora, which includes a collection of limited edition lip tints and balms housed in a flawlessly elegant red box. You can hardly ever fail with this Christmas makeup gift for her!
8. An Intensely Shiny 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 Shiny Pretty Things Lip Kit available at Nordstrom, 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 this makeup set that includes the mascara, a lip gloss and a huge palette at Ulta Beauty.
10. Christmas Gift Problem Solver
Bless your beauty lover friend’s new year with Glamglow’s The Problem Solver Set, which contains a clearing treatment, a cleanser and a mask brush for super-clear skin without any pores. Oh, and this skincare gift for Christmas is ideal for all skin types, from dry to sensitive to oily skin! Get this Christmas beauty gift at Sephora!
11. Beauty Solstice
Glitter and holographic effects are our things, and if they are yours too, head over to Sephora to find Stila’s magical deluxe-size set of two strobing highlighters and four liquid eyeshadows! Frozen’s Elsa surely approves this Christmas makeup gift.
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. Christmas On The Go
Warm up your friends’ Christmas with Laura Mercier’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 Neiman Marcus!
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! Drunk Elephant’s The Big Reveal Kit, available at Sephora, 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 4-piece mini highlighter kit from BECCA, available for purchase at Sephora. 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 Set
Specifically designed to get you ready in an instant, Milk Makeup’s set of travel-friendly mini bestselling makeup and skincare sticks, available at Sephoras, has everything one needs to get ready while on the go, namely a mascara, a brightening serum, a makeup primer, a lip and cheek stick, two highlighter sticks, and an under-eye de-puffer stick, all housed in a cute glitter makeup bag. If you were wondering how to get radiant within less than 10 minutes, Milk Makeup’s kit is the answer.
19. A Winter Romance-Inspired Christmas
Last but not least, here we present Deborah Lippmann’s limited-edition duo of mini glowing 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