51 Beauty Gifts (Under $50) to Grab Before They're Gone
It's already pretty crazy to think about how quickly this year has flown by, but what's even crazier is that it's already time to start holiday shopping again. This time of year can be a pretty stressful (and expensive!) one for a lot of us, but the good news is that holiday shopping for the beauty-lovers in your life doesn't have to be a burden on your bank account. There's an affordable beauty gift out there for everyone, and some of our favorite ones even happen to be below $50.
No matter where they fall on the spectrum (novice or pro), there's a good chance you'll be able to find a budget-friendly beauty gift for all of your loved ones. If your bestie's idea of a productive weekend is spiraling deep into an Instagram beauty feed, or if you know someone who really needs some old-fashioned R&R, there's a gift to suit. And with this mix of options that are as bomb as they are cheap, you may even have a little left over to pick something out for yourself. Holiday happiness starts right here.
— Additional reporting by India Yaffe
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Lip Set
How perfect is this Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Lip Set ($45)? It'll fit perfectly in their holiday party clutch.
L'Occitane Shea Limited-Edition Holiday Hand Cream Trio
This winter, help them take care of their hands with this adorable L'Occitane
Shea Limited-Edition Holiday Hand Cream Trio ($29).
Kiehl's Since 1851 Hydration Essentials Set
Give them the gift of glowing skin with this Kiehl's Since 1851 Hydration Essentials Set ($30).
Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette
This Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam II Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($29) is just about the sweetest present ever.
Deborah Lippmann Very Berry Nail Polish Set
This Deborah Lippmann Very Berry Nail Polish Set ($36) is an epic gift. The polishes are gorgeous, and it's such a deal!
Sunday Riley Jewel Box Travel-Size Skin-Care Set
Try out this luxe line for less with the Sunday Riley Jewel Box Travel-Size Skin-Care Set ($36).
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Two Lil Mattemoiselles Set
This Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Two Lil Mattemoiselles Set ($12, originally $19) includes lipsticks with major staying power.
Tatcha Limited-Edition Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Ornament
Hang this luxe Tatcha Limited-Edition Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Ornament ($20) on the tree.
Rare Beauty Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo
Score the classics with this incredible Rare Beauty Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo ($15).
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color
Once you buy them just one Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color ($24), they'll want a lot more.
Beautyblender Makeup Sponge and Liquid Cleanser Set
Give their beauty sponges a flawless cleanse by giving them this Beautyblender Makeup Sponge and Liquid Cleanser Set ($22).
Drunk Elephant Nice to Meet You Cleansing Balm and Moisturizer Duo
Their skin will undergo a transformation for the better after just a couple uses of this Drunk Elephant Nice to Meet You Cleansing Balm and Moisturizer Duo ($22).
Mini Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Lip Gloss Set
If they can't decide on their favorite lip-gloss shade, the Mini Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Lip Gloss Set ($20) is the perfect present.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Oui Mon Cherry Set
Anyone will smile seeing this adorable Marc Jacobs Beauty
Oui Mon Cherry Set ($49).
Benefit BYOB: Bring Your Own Beauty Eyes, Brows, and Face Holiday Value Set
This Benefit BYOB: Bring Your Own Beauty Eyes, Brows, and Face Holiday Value Set ($40) contains four of Benefit's best products, including their cult-favorite Hoola Bronzer, the Porefessional Mattifying Primer, the They're Real! Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara, and the Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel.
Milk Makeup Here For the Party Mini Face Set
If they've ever wanted to try Milk Makeup's products, this is their chance. The Milk Makeup Here For the Party Mini Face Set ($39) contains seven of the brand's standouts, including their Kush Mascara and Vegan Milk Moisturizer.
Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Holiday Reds and Nudes Lipstick Set
The Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip Holiday Reds and Nudes Lipstick Set ($45) contains eight standout neutral and red shades in gloss, matte, and cream formulas.
Herbivore Exfoliate and Glow Head-to-Toe Self-Care Trio
One of the most popular clean skin-care brands, the Herbivore Exfoliate and Glow Head-to-Toe Self-Care Trio ($42) will hydrate, smooth, and brighten their skin all over.
Yves Saint Laurent Mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Set
The packaging is just as much fun as the products inside this Yves Saint Laurent Mini Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Set ($50).
Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Cream Lip Stain Set
If they ever have trouble deciding on a lip shade, you'll be the hero when you give them the Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Cream Lip Stain Set ($30), which contains six shades to choose from.
Golde Superfood Latte Sampler
Taking care of themselves from the inside out helps promote a glowing complexion. Stay glowy and gorgeous with the Golde Superfood Latte Sampler ($22) set, which contains a set of turmeric blends that protects their skin's health when consumed.
Kiehl's Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Sleep Set
Christmas came early this year with the Kiehl's Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Sleep Set ($23), which contains a facial oil, an oil cleanser, and an eye mask to add some luxury to their bedtime routine.
Sephora Favorites Lashstash Mascara Set
If they love a volumizing mascara, they're bound to find at least one product in this Sephora Favorites
Lashstash Mascara Set ($48) to become the new star of their makeup bag.
Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette
Take a cue from makeup guru Huda Kattan and glow big or glow home with this Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette ($45). This four-pan palette comes in two shades: Pink Sands for fair-to-medium skin and Golden Sands for medium-to-dark tones. Each also has a Huda guided how-to inside, so everyone can finally get this highlighting thing right.
Harper and Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes
They may be tempted to take a bite out of these Harper and Ari Exfoliating Sugar Cubes ($24) that smell good enough to eat, but they shouldn't! All they need is one to smooth their entire body. Hello, perfect hostess gift!
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Blushing Bronzer and Brush
They'll definitely get their money's worth out of the IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow Blushing Bronzer and Brush ($16), a skin-care-meets-makeup palette. It's not only a three-in-one bronzing, blushing, and highlighting powder, but it's formulated with hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, and a vitamin C derivative to plump and brighten skin from the inside out. Plus, there's a brush for easy blending.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife
Grab anything from this buzzed-about beauty brand for your beauty-love and you're sure to be holiday MVP. This Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife ($34) is pretty much party perfection in a compact.