The Holiday Gift Guide for the Makeup-Lovers in Your Life

Story by Allison Lindsey
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Christmas gift shopping comes easily to some, but for others, it’s a real task. Keeping track of the things your loved ones adore, making a final decision on an item and finding the perfect gift is a long, stressful process.

In the end, though, getting to see the joy on their face when they open your gift is what makes gift giving all worth it.

Most of us have at least one makeup-obsessed friend, and for those of us that don’t know much about make-up, buying cosmetics for our friends can be a real pain.

Here’s a variety of Christmas gift ideas for your cosmetic-loving friends (all under $50!)

1. Too Faced Grande Hotel Cafe Se($49)
This makeup bundle gives customers the best of all worlds. The Too Faced Grade Hotel Café Set includes 18 different eye shadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a mascara. The set also includes a guide that provides tutorials on how to achieve different looks using the set. You simply can’t go wrong with this bundle.

2. Sephora Beauty blender, Too Faced Holiday Kit ($40)
Beauty blenders have been a recent craze in the make-up world. This special holiday set includes a normal beauty blender, a blotter for clean makeup application and a Too Faced Candlelight glow shimmer.

3. Benefit They’re Real!: Sexy on the Run Mascara & Liner kit ($19)
This beautiful Benefit Cosmetic’s package gives customers all they need for all things lashes. This package includes a mini-eyeliner, two “They’re Real” mini-mascaras in both black and brown, and finally a mini “They’re Real” mascara remover.

4. NARS Liquid Gold set ($42)
This limited edition NARS package is perfect for friends who adore a flawless, golden glow. In this package, you will find a beautiful shimmering eye shadow, highlighter and gloss to achieve the illuminated look.

5. Ulta Beautiful Color Essentials Collection ($20)
This Ulta holiday package is the queen of make-up inspired holiday gifts. This mambo pack includes an eye shadow palette, three cheek palettes, a matte lipstick, lip gloss, lip crayon, two-ended eyeliner, two-ended lip liner, setting spray, brow color, eye shadow primer, two-ended eye shadow crease brush, blush brush and finally a cosmetic pencil sharpener.

6. Tarte Triple Threat Mascara Trio ($18)
Lights, camera, lashes! This travel sized Tarte package gives buyers everything a lash loving girl can dream of. These three unique Tarte mascaras give lashes the volume, length and curl every girl craves.

7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Express Brow Kit ($39.50)
What cosmetic-obsessed girl doesn’t love a good brow kit? This wholesome Anastasia Beverly Hills kit includes two eye shadows, multiple brow powders, brow wax cream, a brow brush and finally, five different brow stencils.