40 Best Makeup & Skin-Care Gifts For Your Favorite Beauty Junkie

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We all have that special someone in our life whose love of all things makeup and skincare goes way beyond the everyday beauty enthusiast. And yes, our favorite beauty junkie might be notoriously hard to shop for during special occasions.  

What could you gift the beauty-obsessed who seems to have their finger on the pulse of every new shade of lipstick and skincare innovation?

To take the stress out of shopping for your fave beauty guru, we've rounded up the best beauty gifts on the market. 

Beauty may only be skin deep but looking good can lead to feeling good. Who doesn't need a little extra confidence this year?

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Here are the 40 best makeup and skincare gifts to delight beauty enthusiasts. 

1. Replenishing Deep Sea Moisturizer from Once Ocean Beauty

Does your beauty junkie friend work in front of the computer all day? This clinically proven and sustainable moisturizer protects the skin from blue light exposure and leaves it hydrated and firm all day. 

($82, Once Ocean Beauty)

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2. Pure Serenity Golden C Serum from LOUM Beauty

This clean, cruelty-free, and vegan serum combines LOUM's Tri∙Serene complex, clinically proven to reverse the aging effects of stress on the skin, with Golden Vitamin C and TriPeptides to leave skin smooth, plump, and glowing.

($90, Loum Beauty)

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3. NAKED Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette from Urban Decay 

This fun-looking palette has both neutral and intense color shades in matte and metallic, so a beauty enthusiast can mix it up!

($49, Urban Decay)

4. Liquid Touch Foundation Brush from Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

If your friend is a Selena Gomez fan, she'd love this cruelty-free foundation brush from the singer's beauty collection.

($28, Rare Beauty)

5. Tinted Lip Balm from Burt's Bees

No one likes cracked lips. This lip balm not only moisturizes those lips but will also give them a pop of color! There are six beautiful shades to choose from that match every personality. 

($4.99, Burt's Bees)

6. Foot Peeling Shoes from Tony Moly

Skincare is not just for the face — it includes the entire body. This fun and easy-to-use foot mask will leave a beauty junkie's feet feeling smooth and healthy. 

($6.50, Tony Moly)

7. Rouge Allure Lipstick from Chanel

Every makeup lover needs at least one red lipstick in their collection! This lipstick from Chanel is available in four classy shades with a satin finish that also leaves the lips smooth and moisturized.

(Chanel, $45)

8. Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer from Tatcha

Most skincare enthusiasts aren't too fond of the sticky, greasy feeling of most moisturizers. Luckily, this water cream not only avoids that feeling but its anti-aging ingredients leave behind healthy and radiant skin.

And did we mention it has a touch of 23-karat gold?

($68, Sephora)

9. Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer from NYX Cosmetics

Have a makeup lover friend who prefers a "no makeup" look for every day? This jelly-like primer creates a matte finish that also moisturizes.

($ 17, NYX Cosmetics)

10. Snail Repair Eye Cream from Mizon

Does your beauty junkie often complain about dark under-eye circles that make them look like a panda? Help them protect and nourish the sensitive skin around their eyes with this moisturizing eye cream!

($13.89, Walmart)

11. Mini Zendo Eyeshadow Palette from Natasha Denona

This bronze-inspired mini palette allows you to create simple but vibrant looks. It's a palette that's free of parabens, vegan, and cruelty-free, as well as perfect for traveling!

($25, Sephora)

12. Iconic Glow Cheek Dup from NARS

This set comes with NARS' Orgasm Blush, which is a peachy-pink shade, and a matching bronzer. Your makeup enthusiast will love getting the best of both worlds in one case.

($39, Ulta)

13. Veil Setting Spray from Hourglass

No makeup look is complete without a good setting spray. This spray is a water-resistant and hydrating mist that also sets makeup to last for up to 24 hours. 

($48, Sephora)

14. Honey Grail Hydrating Face Oil Moisturizer from Farmacy

Made from natural ingredients like honey, sea buckthorn, and flower oils, this oil moisturizer replenishes and hydrates the skin. And the best part? It can also be used on hair!

($44.98, Amazon)

15. Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask from Glow Recipe

Give them the gift of glowing skin. Good for all skin types, this sleeping mask is made with watermelon extract, hyaluronic acid, and AHA's that rejuvenate the skin overnight.

And it comes in a very pretty jar!

($45, Glow Recipe)

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16. Busy Gal Goals Eye & Cheek Palette from Tarte Cosmetics

Is your friend a busy bee? This palette reflects that hardworking personality with 11 simple-but-popping eyeshadow shades with a matching blush and highlighter to complete their look.

($39, Tarte Cosmetics)

17. Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

To complete Selena Gomez's look, this liquid blush comes in four shades of dewy and four shades of matte finishes.

($20, Rare Beauty)

18. Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil from FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna

More of a Rihanna fan? The singer's diamond-dusted highlighter will make anyone feel just as fabulous. Plus, the compact it comes in is just as gorgeous as Rihanna herself!


19. Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick Balm from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty

It's a lipstick! It's a balm! With a variety of shades in neutrals, reds, and pinks, this hydrating lipstick is infused with oils to ensure that your lips are beautiful and moisturized. 

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty also allows you to add an engraving, making it a more personalized gift.

($38, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty)

20. Facial Treatment Essence (Pitera Essence) from SK-II

Any skincare junkie would love a refreshing essence to add to their skincare routine. This essence reduces dark spots and fine lines and enhances visible radiance.

($99-$185, Sephora)

21. LUNA fofo from FOREO

A cleansing brush is a nice add-on treat for skincare enthusiasts. In addition to cleansing and massage-like features, the LUNA fofo also measures the skin's hydration levels. And it comes in seven fun colors.

($57.85, FOREO)

22. Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum from Glow Recipe

Not only is the bottle that this serum comes in pleasing to the eye, but you're also giving the gift of plump, glowy, and hydrated skin. 

($42, Glow Recipe)

23. Hand & Nature Hand Cream from Nature Republic

When the weather is cold and the constant handwashing making our hands dry, nothing feels better than a moisturizing hand lotion.

Nature Republic has a variety of refreshing scents, including Freesia, Apple Mango, and Lime.

($8.90, Nature Republic)

24. Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash from The Body Shop

Anyone can benefit from the tee tree oil, especially those who love makeup and wear it often. It deeply cleanses and leaves behind clear and mattified skin. 

($6-$18, The Body Shop)

25. Super Shock Blush from Colourpop

For a dash of color, this creme powder is long-lasting and blends with makeup smoothly. It also comes in a variety of shades from pinks to nudes.

($6.50, Colourpop)

26. Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick from Estee Lauder

This creme-finish lipstick comes in so many lovely shades to choose from. Moisturizing and hydrating, its creamy texture is soft and smooth, while still giving the lips a high-intensity color.

You can also make this gift personal and have it engraved. Your makeup-lover will feel both gorgeous and powerful!

($32, Estee Lauder)

27. Kabuki Face Brush from E.LF. Cosmetics

A makeup junkie would love to add this cruelty-free synthetic brush to their collection. Soft and absorbent, it can be easily used for both powder and liquid makeup. Plus it's travel-sized, so they can take it anywhere!

($6, E.L.F. Cosmetics)

28. Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X from Innisfree

Everyone deserves a little pampering now and then. This clay mask has many benefits for the skin, including minimizing pores, sebum control, and evening skin tone.

($15, Innisfree)

29. Cloud Paint from Glossier 

A gel-cream blush that's travel-sized and easy to wear, it gives the wearer a natural-looking glow. There are eight pretty shades to choose from to fit all skin tones. 

($18, Glossier)

30. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow from E.L.F. Cosmetics

Who doesn't like a dash of glitter? This liquid eyeshadow adds more fun and vibrancy to every makeup look!

($5, E.L.F. Cosmetics)

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31. Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer from Fenty Skin by Rihanna

This light-but-hydrating moisturizer from the singer's skincare line also doubles as a sunscreen with SPF 30. And according to the brand, "This is the one product Rihanna can’t live without."

($35, Fenty Skin)

32. Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced 

This fun palette includes not just peachy tones but also corals, bronze, and even purple — all fun shades for a neutral yet sweet as a peach look. And, as a bonus, it smells like peaches!

($49, Too Faced)

33. "I'm Real" Sheet Mask from Tony Moly

Self-care can be as simple as lying back with a sheet mask, especially one that's also packed with nutrients that are good for the skin.

Tony Moly has a variety of face masks, all catered to different skincare needs from hydration to calming irritated skin. The masks come in a set of two or a value pack of five.

($6 for 2-pack or $15 for 5-pack, Tony Moly)

34. Milk Jelly Cleanser from Glossier

This top-rated daily cleanser is gentle for all skin types, as well as on the eyes, as it's made from the same cleansing agents in contact-lens solution. It's a fun and unique addition to any skincare routine. 

($9-$18, Glossier)

35. Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment from Kate Somerville 

Adding an exfoliation step to a skincare routine twice a week is beneficial and this clinic-inspired scrub smoothens skin texture and pores. It's a nice treat for any skincare enthusiast. 

($85-$175, Kate Somerville)

36. Lip + Cheek from Milk Makeup

This product saves space in a makeup bag. Instead of carrying around both a blush and lipstick, this two-in-one stick is both and comes in five shades. Plus, it's vegan and cruelty-free.

($28, Milk Makeup)

37. Intensive Hydrating Serum With Green Tea Seed from Innisfree

This light, nourishing serum leaves behind soft and glowing skin. The cold weather tends to dry skin and this is exactly what any skincare lover needs to add to their routine. 

($27, Innisfree)

38. Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence from COSRX

Adding an essence to a routine is a treat for any skincare fan! And this lightweight Essence contains 96 percent snail mucin, which repairs and moisturizes the skin. 

($23, Ulta)

39. Monochromatic Multi Stick from E.L.F. Cosmetics

Coming in eight soft shades, this is a cream-to-powder stick that can be used for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Not only is it perfect for travel, but it's also packed with shea butter and vitamin E.

($4, E.L.F. Cosmetics)

40. Cosmetic Bag (Medium) from Vera Bradley

Your beauty junkie needs a place to hold their makeup and skincare for their everyday needs in style! And this colorful cosmetics bag is soft, light, and plastic-lined to hold all the products. 

($35, Vera Bradley)

With everything that's happened in the past year, it's nice to be able to give someone you care about a gift that they will love that also helps them with self-care. 

Your favorite beauty enthusiast will not only thank you for the wonderful gift, but will also think of you every time they use a product in their daily routine!

— Created in partnership with Loum Beauty and One Ocean.

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Caithlin Pena is a writer and assistant editor for YourTango who is passionate about beauty, self-care, and self-improvement. Her own self-care routine often involves bath bombs, music, and a fruit-scented moisturizer. 

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