So many gifts to buy, so little time to pick them out. Allow us to help you. We exhaustively analyzed all of the e-commerce sites to find the best beauty gifts on a budget — ideal for girlfriends, sisters, co-workers, or anyone else in your life who might appreciate a nice candle or hair set.
Below are nine beauty gifts under $35 that you’d be happy to give (or receive.) Read on for the best matte lipstick set, a French drugstore kit for beginners, and the greatest luxurious travel candles.
The Lip Kit
NARS PowerMatte Lip Pigment Duo Love Triangle
The Natural Kit
DRUNK ELEPHANT Hit It Off™ Duo
Drunk Elephant, otherwise known as the best natural skin-care line, has packaged their cleanser and light-as-air moisturizer into one petite skin-care set. It comes in travel sizes — perfect if you want to try before you buy.
The Taylor Swift Candle
BYREDO Tree House Mini-Candle
The Peel That Won’t Make You Peel
DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel
If you thought all peels were supposed to make you look bright red and raw, let Dr. Dennis Gross change your mind. Peels are actually supposed to make your skin look brighter and clearer, and this classic two-step peel has the Sephora reviews (over 30,000 likes) t0 back it up. Now, you can buy them in a handy set of 5.
The Good Hair Set
Ouai To Go Kit
Not that the Kardashians ever do their own hair, but if they did, they would use Jen Atkin’s line — she’s their hairstylist. This is a travel-size kit of favorites (including hair ties!) that would make a Kardashian fan very happy.
The French Drugstore Set
La Roche-Posay Soothing Essentials Skincare Gift Set
The One and Only Christmas Candle
NEST Fragrances Votive Candle
This candle smells like a Bing Crosby song. It’ll give you the pine-tree scent you crave but without any of the post-holiday clean-up.
The Awesome Eyelashes Set
SMASHBOX Drawn In. Decked Out. Lash + Liner Set
This set contains a travel-size eyeliner and full-size mascara for super-long lashes and a lashline that won’t smudge. Reviewers all say the same thing: “My lashes look awesome.”
The Simple Set
FRESH Skincare Cult Classics
For the woman who prefers a less-is-more approach to beauty, Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser and Sugar Lip Treatment is ready for gifting in this special package.
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