In theory, finding a beauty gift is easy: Just do a quick search on Amazon or Sephora, and you’re basically scrolling the complete inventory of lipsticks, lotions, and perfumes from the North Pole. But whittling down the zillions of options to find a truly memorable beauty gift under $100 requires a little more research. You might have a friend who's into face masks rather than makeup... or your significant other, who's always stealing your fancy facial moisturizer. Either way, being named the world’s best gift-giver doesn’t have to mean stressing out over the most minute details.
Dozens of your favorite beauty brands — including La Mer, MAC Cosmetics, Tom Ford, Rodin, and Amika — have dressed up their all-time favorite products in limited-edition packaging, offering a special spin on the lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, facial oils, hot tools, and other goods that you reach for all year long. And trust me: the blink-and-miss-it collections are definitely worth celebrating all on their own.
Whether you're the one wrapping it up or tearing it open, these beauty gift ideas are sure to impress... and since many of them are so affordable, it's totally worth doubling (or tripling) up and splurging on yourself. I won't tell. Promise.
There’s a reason the greater beauty universe cherishes these beloved formulas to no end. For starters, they are decadent and work wonders leaving skin pampered and glowy post-application. Plus, they feel absolutely luxurious on skin, and look equally as dreamy on your vanity.
This eye and lip set will quickly become your go-to for all of 2019 and beyond. The velvety shadows include a mix of twinkling and matte finishes in a range of warm brown hues that can be layered and blended to go from every day classic looks to total glam status. Pair with one of the dusty-rose lip colors to complete the look.
This trio of beautifying oils includes mini blends of lavender, jasmine and neroli, along with a geranium and orange blossom combination that instantly lifts your mood and dulled complexion. One drop is enough to treat skin to an impressively hydrating all-over application and a noteworthy dewy finish that you can take with you on the go.
This vibrant mini lipstick lineup includes 10 beautifully coordinated bullets ranging from deep burgundy, to soft beige, to hot-hot pink, and a rainbow of show stopping shades in between. They all come tucked in a bright pink metallic box for added festive effect.
The brands coveted facial treatment essence is $99 all on its own, and just about anyone who tries it can vouch that it’s worth the splurge. Bundle the complexion perfecting blend with a treatment mask and hydrating toner, and this special-edition holiday collection spoils your skin to glowy perfection.
This fully loaded styling set is a lazy girl’s good hair day come true. With a heated straightening brush for instant smoothing, and a lineup of styling essentials including an anti-humidity spray, a hair mask, dry shampoo, style primer, and tousling texture spray, you cover all the bases for simple daily styling.
This luxury skincare collection is the skin-clearing detox you'll need after the holiday season. The powerful anti-aging formulas are spiked with the brands patented alguronic acid complex made from nutrient-rich algae, and help you achieve seriously refreshed complexion with brighter, firmer, and more supple-looking skin by 2019.
When you don’t want to choose between statement lips or conditioned ones, this mega collection of color balms gives you a rainbow of creamy bold pigments to choose from. The buttery texture feels deliciously silky on lips and a shot of peppermint oil provides a soothing burst of coolness.
When life away from home leaves your skin aggravated, this complexion correcting lineup helps to maintain all that clear, conditioned, dewy-ness. The convenient travel set includes three fan favorites — PH+ Enzyme Essence, Vitamin C Cream, and Power Trio Radiance — and two new launches, the KB5 Calming Gel Cleanser and Super Nutrient Elixir, that keep your skin glowing on the go.
This non-toxic nail care set includes just about every nail essential you can think of, including tenoverten's coveted Foundation polish and Shield top coat, all zipped up in an exclusive MZ Wallace quilted cosmetic case. In other words, it’s the world’s most perfect gift for the manicure addict in your life.
Instantly upgrade your skincare regimen with a refreshingly simple lineup that's stocked with all the essentials including a gentle Soy Face Cleanser for washing, a firming Black Tea Cream for conditioning, a hydrating Black Tea Mask for smoothing, along with the brand's coveted Advanced Therapy Sugar Lip Treatment to combat any chap.
If beauty sleep could be bottled up into a stylish gift set, this trio of dream-worthy essentials would be it. It includes a chamomile-lavender sleep mist that instantly calms any room you spritz it in, a caddy of calming tea bags to help you cozy up, and a silk eye mask to send you straight to Dreamville.
There's a reason Amazing Grace has been the brand's best-selling fragrance for years now. It's a refreshing, clean scent that combines notes of citrus-y bergamont with warm florals for an inviting and addicting blend. This body wash, body cream, and eau de toilette trio lets you bask in its perfection all day long.
Don’t let the mini size fool you: these pretty little votives will perfume an entire room in minutes. The special-edition sampling allows you to experience the brand's 10 best-selling scents including my personal favorites — Bamboo, Linen, and Birchwood Pine.
The second best thing to gifting a lifetime of blowouts is gifting a lineup of all-star stylers that help you maintain that bouncy, glossy finish for days after you leave the salon. This full-size texture spray, mini dry shampoo, and texture spray duo offer exactly that for at home and on-the-go.
I know a toothbrush doesnt exactly scream holiday wish list, but one look at the fancified rose gold design and you'll think again. It's quite possibly the prettiest toothbrush in existence, with a powerful sonic vibration and teeth-whitening charcoal bristles that turn the twice daily chore into a pampering ritual.