Now that we’re nearing the start of December it’s time to start talking Holiday Gift Guides. Today’s post is specifically a Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover in your life gift guide! Many of us have expensive palettes and skincare products on our wish lists this year, but when shopping for stocking stuffers I think most people prefer to keep the budget low. Leave the expensive gifts for under the tree! Not everyone shares the same budget so I kept my stocking stuffer guide for the beauty lover in your life under $50 CAD, and broke down by price my top recommendations.
Also, each and every one of my suggestions are products that I personally love, or have had read extremely positive reviews of. I won’t recommend anything that I wouldn’t personally purchase with my own money.
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Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover
It’s hard to find gifts under $10 these days, especially when you’re dealing with beauty products. To keep your beauty stocking stuffers under $10 I highly recommend checking out the beauty section of your local drugstore, or checking out travel sizes of your favourite beauty brands. Drugstore doesn’t mean bad quality. I’ve found so many great products at the drugstore, you don’t need to sacrifice quality for price. Here’s my top 5 recommendations for Stocking Stuffers Under $10.
I have YET to meet someone who doesn’t like The Body Shop’s body butters. It’s one of the most hydrating and luxurious feeling body care products that I’ve personally tried and I swear by it during the drier months of the year. The Body Shop often has promotions where you can buy 3 minis for around $12, while one mini usually retails for around $6CAD. Budget friendly and useful! My favourites so far are the Mango and Satsuma Body Butters.
The Sephora Lipstories Lipstick sets are really cute. I picked up the shade Brunch Date in my April Sephora VIB Haul and I wore it all summer. Each lipstick has a different design on the packaging and the come in cream & matte finishes. These are some of the least expensive lipsticks you can buy at Sephora for only $10CAD.
Another great option is the ColourPop Lux Lipsticks if you live in the US and can pick one up at Ulta, but if you have to order directly from ColourPop you may incur shipping and customs charges.
Essence is soo affordable and the quality is actually really decent for the price. My favourites are their Make Me Brow Gel which retails for around $5CAD depending on where you shop and the Essence Superfine Waterproof Eyeliner Pen. The eyeliner pen retails for around $3.99 which is an absolute steal! I’ve read rave reviews on their Pure Nude Highlighters and Gel Nail Polishes as well.
These eyeshadow palettes are seriously SO GOOD! I reviewed the Rosé In The Air palette here and I was floored by what amazing quality these 10 pan palettes had for around $7CAD. There are so many colour stories to choose from too, so if you’re shopping for someone who is just learning to wear makeup, you could get him/her the Nude Awakening Palette or one of the other options for the colour aficionado.
Wet N Wild also has Color Icon Quads which are even cheaper. I haven’t tried the formula of the quads personally but they have great reviews and if they’re anything like the 10 pan palettes I think your beauty lover will love them.
These are a necessity in my makeup collection. Since switching to a sponge my makeup game has been totally changed. You don’t need to rush out and buy a $26 Beauty Blender (though that’s an awesome gift), there are tons of affordable beauty sponges for blending concealer and foundation on the market. Real Techniques has a makeup sponge for under $10 and it’s very good. Sephora also has a few makeup sponge value sets for sale this holiday season.
Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Lover
If a full sized mac lipstick is a bit of a splurge for you consider picking up one of the MAC mini lipsticks! You can buy these for $12CAD at Sephora and $10USD at Ulta. While they have less product than a full size many of us rarely finish a full sized lipstick within a reasonable time frame. I also recommend a mini bottle of fix + which you can buy at Sephora and MAC.
The main reason why I have never picked this up is because of the price. It’s around $24CAD at most drugstores but sometimes it’s marked down to around $15. This bronzer is one of the most highly raved about drugstore products that I know of. It’s scented like a tropical vacation and supposed to be buttery and smooth.
I talk about this palette all the time, and for good reason. My mom gave me this palette for christmas two years ago and I use it all the time, it’s my perfect cool toned palette for everyday eyeshadow looks. The formula is good, the shades are wearable and the pop of gold shimmer keeps it interesting. I reviewed this two years ago Here and posted a recently makeup look with it Here. The Tartelette Tease Palette is currently $25CAD.
L’Occitane has little hand cream sets available at Sephora for $20CAD. I love L’Occitane hand creams, they’re luxurious and extra moisturizing. A value set like this is great to break up into individual stocking stuffers or to give whole. This set contains a cherry blossom (my favourite), rose, almond and unscented hand cream.
This Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick set is currently on sale for $17! Get it while you can. I recently tried Bite Beauty lipsticks through Sephora’s 2018 Birthday gift and my first thought was Why Didn’t I Try These Sooner? Mini lipsticks are great because who finishes a full sized one anyways? These would fit perfectly in your beauty lover’s purse or makeup bag and they also come with a cute storage tin.
These $24CAD palettes are adorable! There are four color stories to choose from. Berry Burst is a berry toned palette with brown transition shades, Fruit Sorbet is a rainbow of color, Crème Brûlée is a neutral brown and orange toned palette and Le Macaron is a foiled colorful palette. I’m personally loving the look of the Fruit Sorbet and the Berry Burst Palettes.
Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Lover
Makeup brushes come at a variety of different price points and so many brands make them. It can be overwhelming trying to choose sometimes. Just whatever you do, please don’t buy a generic brush set off of Amazon. Makeup brushes are one area where you want to pay for brand name quality, even if it’s a more affordable brand. My Amazon set fell apart in only a few washes and I regret that purchase with every fibre of my being.
BH Cosmetics make very affordable makeup brushes which I have heard are absolutely amazing for the price. I have the Eye Slay brush set from Morphe which isn’t bad for the price tag (reviewed Here) and you can find more of their sets at Ulta. Real Techniques also has a great brush sets which are budget friendly.
Too Faced 2018 Holiday Collection
The Too Faced Holiday releases this year were actually SO GOOD! I haven’t tried all of them but the ones that I did pick up were absolutely wonderful. This collection absolutely needed to go in my Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover gift guide! My first stocking stuffer recommendation from this collection are the Too Faced Sweet Smell of Christmas Set which retails for $32CAD and contains four mini melted liquid lipsticks in holiday themed scents and shades. I reviewed and swatched all four Here.
My next recommendation is the Too Faced Melted Gingerbread Girl Liquid Lipstick (which I also reviewed Here). This is a pricier recommendation at $25 for one lipstick but the shade is stunning. I don’t regret my purchase but if you would rather go for a value set I would go with the Sweet smell of Christmas set.
Lastly I recommend the Sugar Cookie Mini Eyeshadow Palette. I swatched it in store and the shades are so creamy! I think this would be great as an introduction to makeup or for someone who loves neutrals and pinks.
I was so mad when this sold out in the first round of the VIB Rouge sale at Sephora and then mysteriously disappeared from the website for weeks afterwards. It was the main thing I wanted to purchase for myself so I ended up only spending $20 on the sale. Luckily this set is back, but I don’t know for how long. Laneige lip masks are very highly rated and are supposed to be excellent for people with dry lips (aka me). This set comes with their original lip mask plus three other flavour varieties for $34CAD.
This lip gloss/ lip icing set is in collaboration with Chrissy Teigen. It looks so luxurious and all four shades are different enough from each other that I wouldn’t feel like I’m getting repeats of the same thing. This set retails for $35CAD and is christmas themed with the shade names Crème Brûlée, Cinnamon Bun, Sugar Plum and Candy Cane. All four sound like perfect stocking stuffers for the beauty lover in your life 🙂
What stocking stuffers are you picking up this Holiday Season?
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