Everyone has that one friend who is a little makeup crazy (I'm that friend). And tbh, it's pretty easy to find them a present. Usually as long as it's makeup, they will be happy. At least I know I'm quite easily satisfied.
But then again, you don't just want to get them any old makeup. No, no - that is a mistake. If you dare go to the drugstore and get them a little eyeshadow quad from some random drugstore brand (not that there's anything wrong with them at all), you best believe they will get you something of the same value next year. Okay, maybe you have better friends than that, but you don't wanna be that friend that gave a crappy Christmas present.
Don't gift them with makeup that they can buy themselves any old day. The whole point of giving someone a gift is to spoil them! Spoil them with something they wouldn't normally get for themselves, something they'd have to save up for, something they "want" not "need".
So all that being said, if you don't know a thing about makeup, but want to spoil your BFF who does, here are 17 fvcking fabulous beauty gifts to give that will make them fall head over heels. Or if you are a making loving geek, then that friend is you! So treat yo'self!
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Blushes, Bronzers & Highlighters
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Snow Ball Face Bag // MAC Cosmetics
There's something about the holidays that makes you want to shimmer and shine just a little extra, and MAC's Snow Ball face kit will take you that extra mile. This little Snow Ball makeup bag contains the sparkling Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt and an exclusive rose gold handled fan brush - for your bestie who loves a good highlight.
Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit // Anastasia Beverly Hills
Anyone who watches Nicole Guerriero on Youtube know that my girl likes to shine and blind people with her highlight, and this highlighting kit is exactly everything she stands for. All the shades are super pigmented, super metallic, and absolutely stunning. Make sure your bestie shines among the crowd with this glow kit.
Lustrous Blush Palette // Makeup Forever
This gigantic Makeup Forever blush palette complete with 12 full size limited edition blushes will surely make your bestie blush with happiness. The palette contains 4 Artist Face Color Highlighting Powders, 4 Blush Powders, and 4 Sculpting Powders so you can create endless looks with radiant looking skin.
The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II // Kevyn Aucoin
Gift your girl with the perfect snatched complexion. This countouring palette from Kevyn Aucoin is highly rated by beauty gurus and even has step-by-step instructions inside to teach you how to create the most sculpted face you've ever had.
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Instant Eye Palette // Charlotte Tilbury
Spoil your best friend with Charlotte Tilbury's most luxurious eyeshadow palette you've ever seen. Held within a gorgeous, prismatic yellow gold case are 12 stunning eyeshadows that can create just about any natural eye look - from day time flirty to night time sexy. The eyeshadows are incredible creamy, blendable and pigmented. It's a bit of a splurge, but your BFF is worth it.
White Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette // Too Faced
A girl can never have too many eyeshadow palettes, and this new Too Faced White Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette is another gem to add to her collection. This palette is contains a beautiful mix of pretty pastels and festive frosts - perfect for those winter nights. Plus, it smells like hot chocolate.
Prism Eyeshadow Palette // Anastasia Beverly Hills
Just in case your makeup loving friend hasn't already picked up ABH's Prism Eyeshadow Palette, this is definitely a gift worth picking up for her. This luxurious eyeshadow palette contains highly pigmented mattes, metallics, and duo chrome shimmers that are perfect for creating the ultimate drop dead holiday eye look so your girl can be the belle of the ball.
Glitz & Glam Precious Gem Lash Kit // House of Lashes
This adorable little gift set is perfect for your girl who is obsessed with falsies and will practically wear them every day. The Glitz & Glam Lash Kit comes with two sets of flirtatious lashes, a mini lash adhesive set (black adhesive and clear), and a precious little case to keep your lashes.
Limited-Edition Tarteist™ PRO Vault // Tarte
This Tarte PRO Vault is the ultimate gift set for the makeup lover. Not only is the main event eyeshadow palette filled with 20 gorgeous, high-pigment, and blendable eyeshadows, the vault also contains two lippies, a highlight and contour palette, a set of falsies, eyeliner and mascara. Your bestie will literally die.
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Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color // Fenty Beauty
RiRi kills it again with her Stunna Lip Paint, a seductive shade of red that contains the perfect blend of pigments to suit any skin colour. So if your BFF is looking for that perfect red to wear this holiday season, you can't go wrong with this lippie. And I mean girl, just look at that bottle!
Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit // MAC Cosmetics
Gift your bestie with not just one, not just two, but 12 classic MAC mini lipsticks. This kit contains all of MAC's favourite and best selling lipsticks. Leave this under the tree for your one special BFF, or split up the kit to make for an awesome stocking stuffer.
Contour & Strobe Lip Set // Huda Beauty
If your bestie has the most beautiful lips in the world, then she needs this Huda Beauty lip set. With five different shades, each kit comes with full size precision lip liner, a mini Matte Liquid Lipstick and a mini Lip Strobe to give the illusion of fuller and poutier lips.
Loubilaque Lip Lacquer in Rouge Louboutin // Christian Louboutin
If you've got a big budget for gifting this season (and I mean a really big budget), then this luxury item is a must. For the high maintenance bestie in your life who loves a fancy red lipstick, Christian Louboutin's lip lacquer in Rouge Louboutin will leave her speechless. But again, this is if you have massive budget.
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Snow Globe Collective: Nail Polish Set // Ciaté London
If you have a bestie who can't go a single day without nail polish, this is the perfect gift for her. With 6 adorably festive shades, you know she'll have nails to kill this holiday season.
Lady In Red - Shades of Red Nail Polish Set // Deborah Lippman
Red nails are perfect for a classy everyday look, but they are especially perfect during during Christmas. Deborah Lippman's Lady In Red Nail Polish Set includes 6 seductive shades of red that are creamy and super pigmented. There's even a metallic polish and glitter polish to spice things up.
Playing Favorites Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer Set // Butter London
You can't pass up a nail kit that comes in an adorable purple clutch, can you? With 6 sophisticated colours from Butter London, made with their award winning high shine and full colour-coverage formula, these nail polishes will keep you going for days without needing a touch up.
Wishing On A Star Nail Polish Gift Set // Nails Inc.
Get all the classic holiday colours in on gift set. With four Nails Inc. polishes, a shimmery rose gold, a pretty blush pink, a metallic yellow gold, and a classic red, your bestie's nails will be set for any holiday party.