The Holiday Season is one filled with family, giving and tradition. As far as gifts are concerned it’s not the price tag that counts, although I do have a great Holiday Gift Guide here that features more expensive options for the beauty lover. Shopping for that special someone doesn’t have to break the bank and if you have a budget this year or are looking to find a great beauty gift under $50, then I’m here to help!! I’ve pulled together my top 7 recommendations under $50. Options range from cosmetics and skincare to relaxing gifts for the busy mom. (I can’t get enough LUSH in my life!) As always, all gift suggestions are MomsMakeupStash approved but these specific ones will give your pocket-book a bit of a break this Christmas. Stay tuned to the site for more gift guides for Stocking Stuffers and Gifts for the Man in Your Life coming soon. Spoiler alert! I got my husband a new watch off a website like WatchShopping and I can’t wait for him to open it!! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these affordable beauty gifts, hand-picked by yours truly!
As women age, we need to pay more attention to our skin routines. Sun protection and prevention is a must. This new cream formula by reversa includes broad spectrum protection (SPF of 30) with no added fragrances or parabens. It also has 8% glycolic acid (alpha-hydroxy acid/AHA) in it which is a very effective exfoliant. Anyone looking to correct brown spots and/or restores their skin’s radiance will love this!
LUSH Star Dust Gift Set ($48.95 CAD)
Transport that special someone to a land of candy and bliss, where “star” bubbles take their troubles away and leave their skin smelling and feeling divine. This wonderful pre-packaged gift set contains 6 LUSH best-sellers: The Comforter Bubble Bar (my personal favourite!), Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb, Candy Mountain Bubble Bar, Star Dust Bath Bomb, Rock Star soap (100g) and their infamous Snow Fairy Shower Gel (100g).
Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette ($48 CAD)
Busy ladies need makeup that is easy to tote around and can serve multiple purposes. This set by Urban Decay has everything someone would need to do their makeup on the go. It includes six eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, a lip gloss, an eyeliner and even a mascara. Not to mention it’s on sale right now at Sephora… and the shade selection is neutral enough to work on most skin tones.
Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream ($46 CAD)
BB creams are great because they combine makeup and skincare in one easy step. This BB is a recent favourite of mine and would make a great gift for anyone who doesn’t need full coverage and is looking to try something more luxurious! Anyone who likes luminous, ultra-dewy skin will really enjoy this. Thera are only 3 shade options to choose from (I’m in No. 2 Medium) but the product itself is very hydrating, it’s formulated with nourishing ingredients and it also looks natural on the skin.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Deluxe Gift Set ($50 CAD)
This deluxe gift set is a no-brainer in my opinion. I’ve reviewed The Body Shop Fuji range here if you are interested in more details, however this is a perfect choice to de-stress/detox the mind & body, cleanse and unwind! It smells incredible and even contains real green tea leaves which I think is totally cool! My friend told me that custom photo watch is a brilliant addition with this gift if you feel like going the extra mile!
NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette ($27 CAD)
For the makeup junkie in your life, this Highlight & Contour Palette by NYX Cosmetics is a great choice! Whether she is looking to “contour like a Kardashian” or just experiment with highlighting, this palette is perfection. I love the price (its only $27!) as well as the option to customize using the NYX refillable pans when its time to swap out the originals that it comes with! This would also make a great gift for a budding makeup artist looking to build up her kit.
NARS x Steven Klein Magnificent Obsession Red Lip Set ($49 CAD)
We can’t talk about the Holidays without mentioning the festive red lip! This year, NARS has collaborated with Steven Klein (fashion photographer) for their 2015 Holiday Collection. This set includes their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red, Lipstick in Flamenco and Velvet Lip Liner in Misdemeanor! It’s an absolute must for the bold lip lover on your list!