32 Holiday Beauty Gifts We Plan to Keep for Ourselves

Sure, you could give them away, but we have a feeling you'll want to hold tight to these beauty presents

Butter London Glam Rock 6 Piece Set

Butter London Glam Rock 6 Piece Set

Butter London

If we somehow happen to get close and personal with David Bowie before the holidays this year, we now know precisely what to give him. In the meantime, we'll be divvying up Butter London's 'Glam Rock' set as stocking stuffers, while hoarding a couple of the high-wattage hues in the 6-piece collection for ourselves.

To buy: Butter London Glam Rock 6 Piece Set, $39 at butterlondon.com 

Nuxe 'Love From Paris' Huile Prodigieuse

Nuxe Love From Paris Huile Prodigieuse

Skinstore.com

A surprise trip to the City of Lights is only marginally better than a gift of Nuxe's limited-edition 'Love from Paris' dry oil, which is as elegantly scented (think orange blossom, rose and vanilla) as it is softening.

To buy: Nuxe 'Love From Paris' Huile Prodigieuse, $45 at skinstore.com 

REN Rose Duo Gift Set

REN Rose Duo Gift Set

Ren Skincare

Not only does this set feature REN's award-winning Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and its body cream counterpart, but the pretty packaging needs nothing more than a bow before placing it under the tree.

To buy: REN Rose Duo Gift Set, $60 at renskincare.com 

Nest Eau de Parfum Coffret

Nest Eau de Parfum Coffret

sephora.com

From Dahlia & Vines to Amazon Lily, the mini fragrances in this five-piece set smell as exotic as they look. Switch them up throughout the week to keep people guessing.

To buy: Nest Eau de Parfum Coffret, $38 at sephora.com 

Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection

Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection

fresh

Fresh's Sugar Stars take center stage in this eight-piece collection of lip balms, beloved for their moisturizing formulas and flattering tints.

To buy: Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection, $65 at fresh.com 

L'Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet

L'Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet

Usa.loccitane.com

This bouquet of six of L'Occitane's beloved shea butter hand creams are nestled neatly inside a festive holiday box.

To buy: L'Occitane Hand Cream Bouquet, $54 at usa.loccitane.com

Mark 'Rock This' Nail File

Mark Rock This Nail File

avon.com

A sparkling little file is perfect solution for that holiday office gift exchange (or your own on-the-go touch-ups).

To buy: Mark 'Rock This' Nail File, $6 at avon.com 

Nails Inc. My Nail Polish Diary

Nails Inc. Nail Polish Diary

sephora

This set's twelve paraben-free polish shades range from clear to shimmer-coated. Give yourself (or giftee) something new to look forward to each month, or dip into whenever an occasion calls for a new coat.

To buy: Nails Inc. Nail Polish Diary, $58 at sephora.com 

Tweezerman Silver Shimmer Slant Tweezer with Case

Tweezerman Silver Shimmer Slant Tweezer with Case

Tweezerman

The classic slant tweezer gets dressed up for the holidays with a silvery, metallic finish.

To buy: Tweezerman Silver Shimmer Slant Tweezer with Case, $22 at tweezerman.com 

M.A.C 'Stroke of Midnight' Viva Glamorous Bag

M.A.C Stroke of Midnight Viva Glamorous Bag

mac cosmetics

Once you get past the pretty piping on this luxe-looking clutch, you'll unzip to reveal RuPaul's universally flattering VIVA GLAM I Lipstick and matching Lipglass. Another reason you'll look good wearing it? Every cent of the selling price will be donated to men, women and children living with HIV or AIDS.

To buy: M.A.C 'Stroke of Midnight' Viva Glamorous Bag, $30 at maccosmetics.com 

Marc Jacobs Beauty 'The Showstopper' 7-Piece Holiday Set

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper 7-Piece Holiday Set

Sephora

This new collection from Marc Jacobs, including the designer’s Lash Lifter Gel Mascara, Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in 'Kiss This' and a Mini Rollerball of Honey Eau de Parfum, packs just the right holiday punch.

To buy: Marc Jacobs Beauty 'The Showstopper' 7-Piece Holiday Set, $89 at sephora.com

Nars Guy Bourdin Fling Lip Kit

 Nars Guy Bourdin Fling Lip Kit

nars cosmetics

Inspired by Guy Bourdin, this makeup kit housed in a glossy lip clutch is every bit as glamorous as the fashion photographer's iconic photos. Work the pretty pastel and dusty rose shades into your everyday, then step things up with the deeper, more sultry hues when the stars come out.

To buy: Nars Guy Bourdin Fling Lip Kit, $49 at narscosmetics.com 

e.l.f 96 Piece Eyeshadow Palette

e.l.f 96 Piece Eyeshadow Palette

Target

Ringing up at just 10-cents a shade, this 96-hue eye palette almost certainly gives you the biggest bang possible for your holiday buck.

To buy: e.l.f 96 Piece Eyeshadow Palette, $10 at target.com

Smashbox WonderVision Eye Set

Smashbox WonderVision Eye Set

smashbox.com

Play up the sparkly-meets-sophisticated neutrals in this shadow palette with a swipe of the deep blue hue for day, or brighten things up with the turquoise shade for holiday parties. Just add the liner and Full Exposure mascara, and prepare for serious eye contact.

To buy: Smashbox WonderVision Eye Set, $32 at smashbox.com 

This Works Cosmic Cracker

This Works Cosmic Cracker

this works

Perfect for stocking stuffers or table setting companions, this playful packaging "cracks" open to reveal a bottle of The Works Deep Sleep Dream Cream.

To buy: This Works Cosmic Cracker, $9 at thisworks.com 

Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence

 Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence

dr hauschka

While the Jojoba-infused oil in this formula softens skin, its fresh evergreen scent evokes the essence of the holidays.

To buy: Dr. Hauschka Spruce Warming Bath Essence, $9.95 at drhauschka.com 

Pinch Provisions Candy Striper Minimergency Kit

Pinch Provisions Candy Striper Minimergency Kit

pinch provisions

Equipped with 17 everyday essentials (including hairspray, lip balm, earring backs and special "Shemergency" tape), this little pouch will guarantee that the days of being in a pinch are over.

To buy: Pinch Provisions Candy Striper Minimergency Kit, $15 at pinchprovisions.com 

Sonia Kashuk Classic Chic 4-Piece Brush Set

Sonia Kashuk Classic Chic 4-Piece Brush Set

target.com

The royal treatment comes surprisingly cheap this holiday season. Not only does this pro-quality set feature one of the season's top jewel tones, but the emerald brushes slip inside a matching gold clutch.

To buy: Sonia Kashuk Classic Chic 4-Piece Brush Set, $21.99 at target.com 

Eve Lom Kiss Mix Star

Eve Lom Kiss Mix Star

Us.spacenk.com

Giving a more affordable new meaning to the term "good things come in small packages", this gold star ornament opens to unveil Eve Lom’s luxe Kiss Mix lip balm.

To buy: Eve Lom Kiss Mix Star, $22 at us.spacenk.com

Tocca 'Meet the Girls' Fragrance Collection

Tocca 'Meet the Girls' Fragrance Collection

nordstrom.com

From seductive (Cleopatra) to sophisticated (Florence), and with flirty (Stella) and floral (Giulietta) in between, the pocket-size perfumes in this sensory flight are right on point.

To buy: Tocca 'Meet the Girls' Fragrance Collection, $62 at bigelowchemists.com 

6 Heart Princesses by Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura Fun-tasy Mini Brush Set

6 Heart Princesses by Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura Fun-tasy Mini Brush Set

shu uemura

This golden case from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's collaboration with Shu Uemura holds four essential makeup brushes for cheeks, eyes and lips.

To buy: 6 Heart Princesses by Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura Fun-tasy Mini Brush Set, $69 at shuuemura-usa.com 

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Lip Butter

The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Lip Butter

The Body Shop

This mini moisturizing balm is infused with a vanilla scent (and a touch of sparkle) for any stolen kisses the season might bring.

To buy: The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Lip Butter, $6 at thebodyshop-usa.com

Stila Artist Essential Set

Stila Artist Essential Set

Sephora

Prettifying possibilities are endless when armed with this mega makeup set, which includes four eye shadow palettes, lip and cheek cream, lipstick and eye liner.

To buy: Stila Artist Essential Set, $59 at sephora.com

Ciate Tree Trinkets

Ciate Tree Trinkets

sephora

Pass the six shimmery polishes in this tree-ornament set to friends and family who have been very, very good this year.

To buy: Ciate Tree Trinkets, $30 at sephora.com 

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette

Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette

Nordstrom

As if the pretty pots in this palette weren't bright enough, they're all boxed up in a sleek, rose-gold case for colorful (and compact) commutes.

To buy: Jane Iredale Glamour Eye & Lip Palette, $75 at nordstrom.com

Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers

Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers

Sephora

Skin-saving and eco-friendly, this set includes Josie Maran heavy-hitters, such as Argan Cleansing Oil, Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil and Argan Oil Hair Serum to protect and repair.

To buy: Josie Maran Escape to Morocco Holiday Hair & Body Beautifiers, $39 at sephora.com

Clarisonic Aria Gift Set in Endless Night

Clarisonic Aria Gift Set in Endless Night

Clarisonic

The Clarisonic face brush gets a makeover of its own, cloaking itself in one of the season's best shades: plum. This set also includes a sensitive brush head and gel cleanser for gentle (yet effective) exfoliation.

To buy: Clarisonic Aria Gift Set in Endless Night, $199 at clarisonic.com

Julep Halo Lip Gloss Set

Julep Halo Lip Gloss Set

julep.com

It might pose as one of the prettiest ornaments on the tree, but Julep's lip duo also holds the season's best gloss shades.

To buy: Julep Halo Lip Gloss Set, $36 at julep.com

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Urban Decay

This gutsy set from Urban Decay turns up right on time for the holiday season with its gang of 20 sultry shadows, a brush and large mirror in tow.

To buy: Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette, $59 at urbandecay.com

Sephora Favorites Lash Stash

 Sephora Favorites Lash Stash

Sephora

Consider the hunt for the perfect mascara over. This set lets you test drive 10 of Sephora's top-selling mascaras (along with a set of falsies for full effect).

To buy: Sephora Favorites Lash Stash, $45 at sephora.com

Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set

Sephora

Here's hoping there's plenty of mistletoe around this season. Somehow each of the 10 hues in this moisturizing lip collection is as sexy as the next.

To buy: Kat Von D Spellbinding Lipstick Set, $39 at sephora.com 

Benefit Cosmetics Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

Benefit Cosmetics Countdown to Love Advent Calendar

sephora.com

This is not how we remember advent calendars...and we're so glad for the grown-up upgrade. Benefit's take on the holiday ritual is stocked with 24 mini beauty treasures, including some of our BADgal favorites like "That Gal" and Benetint (not to mention a few surprise accessories).

To buy: Benefit Cosmetics Countdown to Love Advent Calendar, $68 at sephora.com 

 

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