15 Beauty Essentials That We’re Gifting to Ourselves

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It’s time for a little holiday shopping fun! We are scooping up the coolest, most stylish items to give our loved ones and so, of course, it’s only right that we treat ourselves to a few gifts here and there.

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Since we love shopping for beauty products, we rounded up all of the great skincare, makeup and hair care finds that we plan on treating ourselves to this year. From lipstick sets and luxury perfumes to anti-aging face massagers, we are going all out to ensure everything on our beauty bucket list lands in our collection. Ready to Shop With Us? Check out our favorite picks!

1. Our Absolute Favorite: YSL perfume set for an intoxicatingly beautiful scent

YSL black opium perfume set
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: The Yves Saint Laurent 2-Pc. Black Opium Gift set includes one single ounce of perfume in the iconic bottle design and one smaller spray for traveling.

Reviewers say: They are literally RAVING about this scent! Many noted that it has a sexy fragrance with several sharing that they especially love wearing it on date nights.

See it: Grab the Yves Saint Laurent 2-Pc. Black Opium Gift set for $74.

 

2. Our Budget-Friendly Favorite: A Lancôme mascara set for killer lashes

Lancome 2 piece mascara set
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: The Lancôme 2-Pc. Monsieur Big Mascara Set comes with one mascara in the shade “Big Is The New Black,” plus eye makeup remover for when we need to take it off gently.

See it: Get the Lancôme 2-Pc. Monsieur Big Mascara Set for $20. It also comes with an additional free beauty gift to be selected at checkout, plus free shipping.

 

3. Our Splurge-Worthy Favorite: A La Mer set for some luxury skincare fun

la mer mini miracle set
Nordstrom

Why it’s our pick: The Mini Miracle Set by La Mer includes the Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream and The Concentrate.

See it: Get The Mini Miracle Set by La Mer for $95.

 

4. A MAC lipstick set for major glam

mac cosmetics lipstick set shiny pretty things
Nordstrom

Why it’s our pick: Lipstick lovers, this is for Us! The MAC Shiny Pretty Things Lip Kit features 10 different shades in a variety of finishes. Our favorites in the set are the iconic Ruby Woo (red matte), Snob (satin pink) and Twig (satin brownish-pink). We’ll be serving MAJOR looks with this lovely set.

See it: Grab the MAC Shiny Pretty Things Lip Kit for $79.50.

 

5. The perfect eyeshadow palette for holiday looks

laura mercier nights out eye shadow palette
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: We’ll never pass on an eyeshadow palette that helps Us pull off gorgeous evening looks. The Laura Mercier Nights Out Eye Shadow Palette includes 12 shades: two mattes, one eye shine and nine shimmers. We cannot wait to use this when getting all dolled up for the holiday parties on our calendar.

See it: Grab the Laura Mercier Nights Out Eye Shadow Palette for $58.

 

6. A Tatcha anti-aging mask to keep our skin looking fresh and radiant

tatcha anti-aging mask
Violet Grey

Why it’s our pick: The Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask has three Japanese anti-aging superfoods: green tea, rice and algae. It is meant to prevent UV damage and help keep our skin tone even.

See it: Scoop up the Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask for $68.

 

7. A brush set and travel roll for blending like a pro on the go

it brushes for ulta
Ulta

Why it’s our pick: The IT Brushes for ULTA Your Beautiful Basics Brush Set has five brushes for applying powder, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow and for creating a flawless crease blend.

Reviewers say: The brushes are super soft and pick up pigments easily.

See it: Grab the IT Brushes for ULTA Your Beautiful Basics Brush Set for $58.

 

8. A mini lip color set for DIY beauty

clinique chubbettes set
Nordstrom

Why it’s our pick: The Chubbettes Set by Clinique offers 20 lip balms meant for mixing and layering different colors.

See it: Snag The Chubbettes Set by Clinique for $49.50.

 

9. Gold eye masks for a soothing skincare experience

gold eye masks violet grey
Violet Grey

Why it’s our pick: The Chantecaille Gold Eye Masks are soaked with a 24-karat gold serum that includes seaweed, silk and powerful botanicals. They are meant to minimize puffiness, fine lines and dark circles.

See it: Snag the Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask for $195.

 

10. A Mario Badescu skincare set for thorough cleaning

mario badescu 4 pc classics collection gift set
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: The Mario Badescu 4-Pc. Classics Collection Gift Set includes facial spray with aloe, cleansing gel, exfoliating scrub and seaweed night cream.

See it: Get the Mario Badescu 4-Pc. Classics Collection Gift Set for $38.

 

11. A Prada fragrance set for the candy lover in Us

prada 3 piece candy gift set macy's
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: The Prada 3-Pc. Candy Gift Set is a Macy’s exclusive and comes with Eau de Parfum, Florale and Kiss sprays.

Reviewers say: The scents last a long time and are the perfect travel size.

See it: Get the Prada 3-Pc. Candy Gift Set for $80.

 

12. A touch control makeup mirror for the perfect glam session

Conair Touch Control Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror
Macy‘s

Why it’s our pick: The Conair Touch Control Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror rotates 360 degrees and gives two great views: regular and 7X magnification. The touch control lighting comes in three settings, which are low, medium and high.

Reviewers say: It is easy to use and great for applying makeup meticulously and flawlessly! The most popular mirror color is black.

See it: Snag the Conair Touch Control Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror for $100. It also comes with free shipping!

 

13. A Revlon volumizer hair dryer that makes achieving blowouts a real breeze

revlon one step volumizer hair dryer
Ulta

Why it’s our pick: The Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer helps Us turn hair drying, detangling and creating a blowout into a single-step process!

Reviewers say: It’s super effective on even the thickest, curliest hair!

See it: Scoop up the Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer for $60.

 

 

14. An oral care kit for a red carpet smile

violet grey the oral care kit
Violet Grey

Why it’s our pick: The Oral Care Kit by Violet Grey is the perfect kit for keeping up a bright, beautiful and healthy smile. It comes with mouth rinse, mint floss, lip shine, toothpaste and a lip scrub.

See it: Snag the Oral Care Kit by Violet Grey for $80.

 

15. A face and eye massager for fighting wrinkles

clarisonic eye massager
Ulta

Why it’s our pick: The Clarisonic Sonic Awakening Eye Massager provides a cooling massage to the face, particularly the eye area. It is designed to help reduce the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Reviewers say: They use it daily and it’s a soothing experience. Many also shared that they saw results in varying time frames.

See it: Get the Clarisonic Sonic Awakening Eye Massager for $59.

 

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