29 Beauty Stocking Stuffers That Are Just As Good As Their Full Size Counterparts
Sometimes the best gifts come in small packages💄
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1. Mario Badescu's mini mist set comes with four different facial sprays, including the bestseller with rosewater! This set will give your giftee the chance to try out a few others from the collection and perhaps find a new fave.
2. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is the award-winning, top-rated favorite from the cult-favorite brand — and it comes in mini form! The vegan formula removes makeup while nourishing and cleansing skin, leaving it baby soft.
3. Glow Recipe's mini Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask works exactly how it sounds — all while you're sleeping! It's a watermelon and pumpkin extract-infused mask that's gentle enough for sensitive skin, but tough enough to remove dead skin cells.
4. An I Dew Care mini Scoops Face Mask Set will ensure all their future self-care days are covered thanks to you. Each mask has its own benefits: "Cake My Day" hydrates with hyaluronic acid, "Matcha Mood" soothes with green tea, and "Berry Groovy" gently exfoliates with strawberry seeds.
5. Fenty Beauty's Lil' Gloss Bomb Duo and keychain holder is great for the makeup guru that always loses their lip balm before it's finished. This set includes minis of the best-selling Fenty Glow and the exclusive (to this set only!) Pink Dragonfly.
6. A mini Olaplex Anniversary Hair Kit provides a salon-like hair treatment right at home.This set comes with a moisture hair mask, shampoo, hair perfector, and bond-building treatment — all made to strengthen and nourish their gorgeous locks.
7. Gisou Mini Honey Infused Hair Mask hydrates, repairs, and deeply nourishes hair. Thanks to ingredients like honey, vitamins, antioxidants (and much more!), they'll get stronger and shinier hair with continued use.
8. Saie Glowy Super Gel Highlighter gives a natural-looking dewy glow to skin with it's ultra lightweight formula. The color Starglow (which comes in a .5 ounce mini) is proclaimed a universal color.
9. Haus Lab's Tanti Baci Extreme Cream Mini Lipstick Set is from the limited edition Casa Gaga Holiday Collection (and yes, Gaga as in Lady). This set comes with five vegan shades and a cosmetic bag.
10. Tower 28's mini SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray soothes skin like no other. Because it's made with all natural ingredients, it calmly and effectively soothes blemishes, dry or flaky skin, intense UV exposure, and even eczema! TL;DR: It's a purse essential.
11. Black Girl Sunscreen's Make It Matte sunscreen protects and moisturizes skin without leaving a greasy white cast. It's great for those with oily or combination skin, and is specifically designed for melanated skin!
12. Supergoop! Glow Oil is not just any sunscreen — it hydrates skin with marigold, meadowfoam, and grape seed extracts on top of being an SPF 50 that's reef-safe and water resistant.
13. Mei Apothecary's mini jade roller is a simple, easy-to-use beauty tools. The muscle relaxing, fine line reducing authentic Xiuyan jade stone is something that your giftee can use while watching TV, reading, or after their nighttime routine.
14. LilyAna Naturals eye cream can help your giftee hide how tired they really are after the long holiday season. The rose hip- and hibiscus-infused eye cream helps reduce dark circles and puffiness, leaving under-eyes bright and wide (or alert and awake).
15. Tarte travel-size Shape Tape Concealer brightens under eyes and T-zone with full coverage and has already become a makeup staple for tons (seriously, reviewers are obsessed!). If your giftee is in need of a pick-me-up that will brighten their eyes and their day, this stocking stuffer is for them.
16. Freck OG mini creates natural-looking freckles wherever the formula is placed. Simply apply to the skin and lightly tap to spread and blend for gorg, long-lasting freckles that look so realistic, you'll do a double take.
17. Nars mini eyeshadow palettes feature gorgeous matte and shimmer tones of golds, pinks, purples, and nudes. Any one of the three palette choices can easily become their go-to for every day wear. But the best part is that it's great for an all-out, dramatic makeup look too.
18. Urban Decay's mini All Nighter setting spray is a long-lasting, oil-free spray that's perfect for anyone who wears makeup and doesn't want to worry about smudging and reapplying. The formula happens to be the #1 setting spray in the US, so a mini version is a great stocking stuffer!
19. Ms. Wenny's 4-in-1 mini makeup brush features a highlight brush, a powder brush, an eyeshadow brush, and a lip brush! It's the perfect size to keep in their purse for touch-ups throughout the day, and for saving space while traveling.
20. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is top-rated for providing awesome results in smoothing and clearing skin. It's got over 36,000 5-star reviews and (thankfully) comes in a 1-ounce mini version too!
21. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask calms, hydrates, and nourishes dry and dull skin with clean ingredients like vitamin B5, chamomile, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid wrapped up in a creamy, gluten-free and vegan finish.
22. Hyper Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum is a clean, vegan serum that hydrates skin and tackles those pesky dark spots that are difficult to treat. The vitamin C leaves skin bright and even with once a day use.
23. Alder New York's Everyday Face Serum blends organic willow bark, rosemary, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid to make a simple, effective face serum. It's super lightweight (no overly-oily mess over here) and leaves skin smooth and hydrated.
24. Slip Silk Skinnie Scrunchies have the same silk material, elasticity, and adorable designs as the their large counterparts, but are specifically great for thinner hair. The silk prevents tangles, hair dents, and breakage.
25. Ornami's ‘Let that Mango’ Body Butter is a relaxing and effective body butter. The combination of mango and shea butter after a long week is just — *chef's kiss* perfection. Your giftee will be hooked.
26. Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm has ingredients like eucalyptus oil and vitamin E to gently remove makeup and cleanse your skin.
27. Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue Forever Eau de Parfum travel spray is an effervescent mix of fresh citrus, white floral, and green apple. A special gift for anyone longing for a fancy summer vacation again (same) while you get stay within your budget for holiday shopping.
28. Pixi Glow Tonic transforms skin into a *glowing* surface thanks to 5% glycolic acid, a chemical exfoliant that sheds dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother, and healthier skin.
29. La Chatelaine hand cream gift set has four deliciously scented formulas of organic shea butter, vitamin E, and argan oil. In this set your giftee will get Cherry Almond, Wild Fig, and Winter Flower — all plant-based and all made in France!
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