Beauty is just as exciting as it is overwhelming. Especially when you're trying to shop for someone else. Will that lipgloss last all day? Is that moisturizer good for oily skin? Unless you pick out something you've tried, it's hard to really know. You could spend a chunk of time scrolling through product reviews, or you could turn to those who are surrounded by products everyday. As beauty editors, we test out the newest items to hit shelves before everyone else, which gives us a good understanding on which beauty gifts under $100 you should consider gifting this season.
At this price range you'll find a variety of luxe products — from a Chanel hand lotion our Senior Fashion Editor is giving the people in her life who are constantly on the go, to Oribe hand soap our Site Director knows will make its recipient fall head over heels for at first whiff. Some you've probably heard about and been eager to try, like Glossier's skincare line. And others might have never before been on your radar, like the Clarifying Face Oil from Uma.
If you'd rather spend your holidays walking in a winter wonderland instead of wondering what to get your inner circle, ahead, see the gifts that our editors have already tried — and love.
1. Byredo Bibliothèque Candle
2. Chanel La Crème Main Hand Creme
3. Mented Holiday Red Matte Lipstick Trio
"Red lipstick is like a cheat code for looking alert, pert, and like you made an effort. All three of these shades from Mented's trio work for darker skin tones, too, so there's no need for all of the shade-matching guesswork." — Khalea Underwood, Beauty Editor
4. Byredo Tulipmania Hand Wash
5. Caudalie Vinoperfect Natural Brightening Stars
6. Glossier The Skincare Edit
7. Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotize Eyeshadow Palette
"Okay, so I really don't *need* another eyeshadow palette, but this new baby from Charlotte Tilbury has me making space in my makeup drawer. The range of colors goes from subtle to bold, so I know I'll be able to create a variety of looks with the palette. And most of the shades are shimmery, which is right up my alley." — Kelsey Stewart, Editorial Assistant
8. NARS VIP Room NARS Essentials Set
9. Oribe Côte d'Azure Revitalizing Hand Wash
10. Hanacure All-In-One Facial (Starter Kit)
11. NEST Holiday Reed Diffuser
12. Nécessaire The Body Collection
13. Uma Face Oil Trial Kit
"This travel-sized kit includes four 3-ml bottles of Absolute Anti Aging Face Oil, Ultimate Brightening Face Oil, Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil, Beauty Boosting Day Face Oil, and Deeply Clarifying Face Oil. It's lightweight and long-lasting, which means you’ll only have to apply once a day. " — Ryan Gale