Best Beauty Gifts 2015
Essie Holiday Hostess Kit
Skin-care products, colorful lip-gloss, even a blow-drying kit. If this is the year to pamper a special woman in your life, these curated beauty gifts are sure to please. Bonus: we even have a few more budget-friendly options so you can treat several special women.
Stuff her stocking with mini versions of holiday party-ready polishes—from subtle to sparkle.
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey, and Coriander Ornament Tins
There are two decadently rich hand creams inside this decorative tin from Crabtree & Evelyn. Perhaps she’ll be so appreciative that she’ll share one with you.
Spinster Sisters Butta'Milk Salt Soak
Relax your way into the new year with Spinster Sisters’ skin softening bath soak made with real buttermilk powder, cocoa butter, and natural fragrance oils.
Christen Maxwell Luxe Wristlets
Ditch the junior high cosmetic bag for a sophisticated metallic faux leather tote from Christen Maxwell. Each lustre linen bag has a water-repellant lining for easy cleanup and is made in the USA.
Capri/Gunmetal Luxe Wristlet, $65; christenmaxwell.com
Benefit Party Poppers Makeup Set
For a fun twist on a traditional advent calendar, Benefit’s Party Poppers allows her to reveal 12 different miniature versions of the brand’s best selling beauty items—including two different takes on mascara, highlighting creams, and lip gloss.
Bobbi Brown Sterling Nights Eye Palette
Help her drop a hint for her next date night with Bobbi Brown’s Sterling Nights Eye Palette. Nailing a sultry, smoky eyed look is easier with this wide range of shades in a variety of finishes: matte to sparkle-infused hues that work for all skin tones.
Clarisonic Special Edition Keith Haring Mia 2
If your lucky recipient doesn’t already have one of these electronic facial cleansers, here’s a good excuse to offer one up: The brand has collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation to decorate the popular devices with Haring’s iconic artwork. It comes packaged with a fun bag, mini cleanser, and extra brush head, too.
Drybar’s The Perfect Blowout Kit
At the center of this specially packaged kit—a $290 value, if purchased individually—lies Drybar’s lauded Buttercup Blow-Dryer, which features a powerful but quiet motor to help dry faster and more smoothly. Plus, your gift recipient will also receive everything else she needs to master a DIY blowout: clips, a round brush, a heat protectant, and texturizing spray.
Jurlique’s Iconic Collection
Get three of the brand’s hard-working favorites to help her achieve glowing, healthy-looking skin. The Rosewater Balancing Mist helps restore moisture, the Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and protect her skin, and the Rose Hand Cream is a luxurious treat for dry winter hands.
L’Occitane’s Pierre Hermé Grapefruit-Rhubarb Travel Set
The brand asked pastry chef Pierre Hermé to develop a scent for their special holiday offereings and this delightful mix of rhubarb, clove, nutmeg, and grapefruit is the delicious result. Sample it with a miniature sized hand cream, lip gloss, and soap.
Tria Hair Removal Laser Kit and Age-Defying Laser
Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss Double Shot Travel-Size Duo
Two great colors, two great ways to show your true lip personality. Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipgloss Double Shot Travel-Size Duo comes with one luscious neutral and one edgier fuchsia. The color isn’t the only thing to love, though. The high-coverage formula leaves lips feeling loved and plump, not sticky and matted.