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47 Of The Best Beauty Gifts You Can Give In 2020

Think of us as elves, but with a lot of enthusiasm for palettes.

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1. A set of Juno & Co. velvet makeup brushes, because these'll make their beauty routine feel extra luxurious every morning. Not only are they *super* soft, but they blend and contour better than most traditional sponges — meaning, your friends suddenly owe you for their new "skills."

The blue velvet makeup sponges

2. A brand-new Huda Beauty ~Naughty~ eyeshadow palette for our best friends who are almost certainly on the naughty list this year, but still deserve 18 velvety-soft, pigmented shades in a mix of metallic, marble, and matte. They can thank you the next time they conquer the perfect smoky eye.

The shimmering eyeshadow palette with label "Naughty Nude"

3. A Slip silk pillowcase that'll not only let them *truly* get some beauty rest, but put an end to painful knotting (and frizzing) especially if they have thick, curly hair. Is it a splurge-y gift? Yes. But it'll last longer than most pillowcases (with proper care), and welcome them to a world where they can wake up to smoother, tangle-free hair.

The silk pillowcase in pink

4. A Biossance squalane oil so skincare enthusiasts can discover the magic of this star ingredient — you guessed it, squalane. Not only does it feel weightless, but it deeply hydrates complexions by locking in natural moisture (something everyone needs). On top of their skin feeling softer and smoother, any redness they may have will fade. Get ready for quite the thank-you note.

The squalane oil

5. A Mented lipstick trio, because these will help anyone *kiss* flaky lips goodbye thanks to their super hydrating formula. And! They're specifically designed to complement any complexion, meaning this is the gift for your friend who can never find the right nude shade.

6. An adorable Too Faced ornament featuring a travel-size tube of the famous Better Than Sex mascara for anyone who can't get enough of this seriously volumizing formula. And if they haven't tried it yet — it's time you introduce them.

The swan-shaped ornament holding the mini mascara

7. A Mario Badescu mist set with three best-selling facial sprays: cucumber and green tea (to hydrate and tone), rosewater and herbs (to energize the complexion midday), and chamomile and lavender (to calm in the evening). Aka this'll be a skincare lover's dream come true: 24/7 pampering.

8. An adjustable, satin-lined bonnet that'll fit *just* the way they want it to, instead of dealing with their current one slipping and pulling. Plus! It's extra soft, and designed to fit over big hair, locs, and braids.

Model wearing the grey fabric bonnet

9. A Lapcos sheet mask set available in a slew of impressive formulas so everyone on your list can benefit from this lauded K-beauty brand. Perhaps some escargot masks for your fanciest friend, and a red wine set for your stressed bestie?

The wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks

10. A set of moon phase nail tattoos, because these'll help your biggest nail art-lover keep up with the trends these days without having to go inside a salon. If they've been really missing their fun manis, you're about to win Best Elf.

Model wearing the lunar eclipse nail stickers

11. A set of gold collagen eye masks for making treating dark circles and puffy under-eyes feel more rewarding than if they actually got eight hours of sleep. Will they think you spent big bucks? Consider these fool's gold.

Model wearing the gold eye masks

12. A bareMinerals eye and cheek palette that'll help them build glowing holiday looks and *then* use this all darn year for easy, neutral styles. But the best part — the packaging is recyclable so you can also help them cut down on waste.

13. A set of face mask brushes so you can upgrade their beauty routine with tools that'll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on their skin *and* prevent them from wasting product, therefore cash. You are just such a good friend.

Reviewer using the silicone brush to apply face mask

14. A Tarte ~Winter Wonderglam~ eye palette, because this'll d-e-l-i-v-e-r on glamorous gift-giving. It comes with ~24~ multi-finish shades, PLUS mascara, liner, and a shadow brush. Meaning they'll have everything they need (including both shimmering and matte shadows) to achieve a dramatic look.

BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer holding palette and wearing pink, glittery shadow

15. A Vivienne Sabó mascara for converting your favorite brand snob into a believer in lower-priced mascaras. It's a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of the eye — aka all the results they expect from high-end labels, just without the scary holiday spending.

The gold-packaged mascara

16. A Fenty Beauty mini gloss set so they can enjoy never-before-seen lippies without having to splurge on full-sized, individual bottles. Each shade is irresistibly shimmery, high-shine, and needs only one swipe for a bold effect thanks to these extra-thick wands. Get ready for one glossy smooch.

The four mini lipglosses in three shades of pink and gold

17. A CurlMix haircare set for giving them everything they'll need to soften, define, and even elongate their curls. The set comes with steps one through four to make the process super simple — did I mention they'll probably only need to do this once a week? And that the results can last up to seven days? No wonder this was an Oprah's Favorites pick this year.

18. A Phluid Project perfume, because this'll quickly become their new signature scent. First, they'll be greeted with notes of young rosebuds, mingled with spicy pink pepper and glossy-sweet cherry. Then! Comes the musky scent of cedarwood, saffron, and tonka bean. Not only does it smell amazing, but its essential oils will moisturize their skin.

Model holding the perfume

19. A mini beauty fridge that'll (according to reviewers) help organic or all-natural skincare last longer, and make applying their favorite products feel so. darn. refreshing. thanks to a now cooling touch (particularly great for eye cream and masks!). And what beauty lover doesn't want to hop on this trend?!

The mini fridge with two shelves containing skincare

20. A SkinStore advent calendar chock-full of cult-favorite brands — we're talking travel-size hair and skincare goodies from Molton Brown, 111Skin, Erno Laszlo, Christophe Robin, and more. Its value price skyrockets at $540 — but you can score it for less than half! Feel free to keep that a secret.

The advent calendar with 12 spaces

21. A powder mani starter kit so this can be the gift that just keeps on giving for nail enthusiasts. PLUS, it'll help them keep up their nail care routine without going to salons, last three to six weeks every time they use it, and look professional. They can't ask for much more.

22. A 12-piece limited-edition brush set in the most festive wrapping of the season (yes both the below box and glittery holder are included!), because this'll be the easiest yet most rewarding gift to give. It's gorgeous, useful, and will help them achieve a ~flawless~ finish every darn day. Mission accomplished.

The white brushes in their gold holder, next to the red gift box that says "there's snow body like you"

23. A Facetory sheet mask subscription box with four monthly K-beauty masks for turning their living room into their very own spa, and giving their skin the benefits of skincare that's usually reserved for high-end brands. NOT ANYMORE.

24. A plastic-free conditioner that'll make any environmentally-conscious beauty lover happy when this both eliminates waste ~and~ product buildup in their hair. It's great for all hair types, including thick and dry (this'll provide extra conditioning), and will infuse their tresses with the likes of shea butter, vitamin B5, and coconut oil.

The bag of solid conditioner

25. An Aesthetica brow contour kit so you can meet even the most serious brow connoisseur's expectations. It has everything they'll need to take their arch game to the next level: six blendable powders, highlighting powder, full length tweezers, *five* eyebrow stencils, and more. High maintenance, meet your match.

The brow kit

26. A Foreo Luna Mini 2, aka 60 seconds of the most luxurious cleansing routine they'll ever *face* to hold them over until they can once again go to the spa for a facial. In fact, this silicone cleanser will make you their number one in ~under a minute.~

27. A Lily England rose gold detangling hair brush with an ergonomic handle and extra-gentle flexible bristles, because they'll be thanking you every morning when brushing out knots is suddenly a painless process.

Model brushing her hair with the gold brush

28. A Versed skincare gift set complete with a skin-calming serum, brightening eye mask, and cooling globe for providing them with everything they'll need for *the* most relaxing at-home facials. I feel very confident in saying it's scientifically impossible not to feel soothed after using a frozen globe roller.

The blue skincare set

29. A Haus Laboratories lipgloss (now available in 13 new shades!) that'll make Gaga fans (or any human, really) forever grateful when they get to pucker up in STYLE every darn day. Each shade boasts mirror-like shine, glides effortlessly on, and makes lips look smooth and full 💋.

The lipgloss

30. An organic, custom-made tinted CC cream so they can finally use makeup that *truly* matches their skin tone — in fact, it'll be formulated just for them. All you have to do is send a selfie of them with your order, and they'll customize the ingredients. Plus! You can specify whether you think they'd prefer coconut, avocado, or aloe vera oil so it best suits *their* skin.

Model holding the custom CC cream

31. A widely-loved HerStyler hair repair serum, because this'll help them take matters into their own hands when it comes to treating fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of their fingers.

Reviewer's before-and-after with frizzy hair and then sleek hair

32. An I Dew Care mini mask trio in three ice cream-inspired formulas for giving them PLENTY of self-care Sundays all on your (cheap!) dime. Each mask offers its own benefits: "Berry Groovy" brightens with glycolic acid, raspberry extract, and strawberry seeds, "Matcha Mood" soothes with green tea and vitamin B3, and "Cake My Day" hydrates with rainbow sprinkles and a fun birthday cake-scented formula.

The mini ice-cream themed skincare kit

33. A bottle of Bread hair oil that'll add impressive gloss to 3a-4c curls by using ~Australian Kakadu plum~ to make their hair softer and shinier *without* making it feel greasy. They can apply it to wet hair so it dries smooth, or even use it in between washes for an easy boost. And if that weren't enough, there's also its super gift-able packaging.

34. A three-piece cosmetic organizer so you can rescue anyone who just owns so. much. makeup and give each and every lipgloss a proper place. It has two large drawers, two middle drawers, two small drawers, and ~16~ top compartments — I wish them luck in ever losing their favorite highlighter again.

Reviewer's picture of the organizer filled with makeup and five-star Amazon caption, "The Holy Grail of Makeup Organization"

35. A Glossier lip balm in nine fun flavors, because this is seriously a no-brainer when it comes to good beauty stocking stuffer ideas. They're *incredibly* popular, v hydrating (hello, castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin), and give just a touch of sheer tint to puckers.

The lip balm in the flavor "birthday cake"

36. A Tony Moly skincare set featuring some serious fan favorites for upgrading their nightly routine for deceivingly little. All they have to do is follow the four steps, from cleansing to moisturizing, to achieve literally ✨glowing✨ skin.

The skincare set in an included gift box

37. *The* Dyson hair dryer that'll undoubtedly be their favorite gift after eyeing it for so long. It comes at a high price, but has already proven to be worth the splurge (at least according to hundreds of happy reviewers). Not only is it engineered to protect their hair from damage, but dries even thick manes quickly and easily. AND it'll promote extra shine, leaving them with slo-mo worthy, shiny locks in no time.

The hair dryer

38. A set of double-sided wing stamp eyeliners (one for each eye!) so you can help your loved ones crack the most coveted code: how to make a perfect cat-eye without any actual skills.

39. A Birchbox+BuzzFeed Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box, because they deserve to enjoy the ultimate treat-yourself routine — this'll make it much more affordable (for everyone involved) to try out luxury products for ~high-end~ results. Their hair *and* skin will look and feel top-notch, and if they love 'em, they can later invest in the full size.

The beauty box and its included products

40. A double-sided Revlon liquid eyeshadow for helping them wave their ~wands~ to deliver whatever they're in the mood for: a swipe of fun sparkle or a pigmented cream shadow. Will they consider this more important than the rest of their outfit? Of course.

41. A ColourPop lipstick kit in two lovely shades — a shimmery midtone pink, and a peony pink. Is this an easy gift? Yes. Is it still a must-have for anyone with a penchant for painted lips (even if it ruins their mask)? Absolutely.

The two lipglosses

42. A Marvis toothpaste set that'll upgrade their oral heath game with mint and cinnamon flavors *and* brighten their smiles — which they'll always do when thinking of you now.

The three toothpastes with a decorative silver gift box

43. An Ilia Beauty multi-use cream that'll help them apply the *perfect* amount of color to their complexion, whether they'd like to use it as a gloss or blush (or both!). Basically it's extremely hard to go over-the-top with this — but very easy to get creative.

44. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and styler so you can bring pro-like blowouts right to their ~fingertips~ by creating sleek, frizz-free 'dos in half the time. How? Flexible tangle-free bristles smooth and style their hair as they brush, while negative ions condition and reduce static as they dry. The result: an easy peasy, perfect mane.

BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer's before-and-after of her 4C curls on the left and her hair blown out on the right

45. A Clinique customer-favorite skincare set, because this'll prove most useful for anyone looking to improve their beauty routine. Now they can start with a best-selling makeup remover that works even on waterproof mascara, a facial scrub that both moisturizes and smooths, and a beloved moisturizer that can lock in moisture for up to ~72~ hours. Win, win, and win.

The skincare kit with included green and red gift box

46. An Aquis hair towel for helping them start the day with frizz-free tresses, even if they're always sleeping in. It cuts drying time *in half* and is much gentler than traditional cotton towels, aka you'll give them a way to protect their hair from breaking and to keep hitting that snooze button.

47. A rose gold curling wand that'll be the last hair tool they'll ever need to achieve effortless waves. Reviewers say it actually *is* super easy to use (even if you're a rookie), and smooths frizzy hair thanks to its clever titanium barrel.

The gold hair curling wand

Happy holidays, fellow beauty elves!

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