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    The 33 Best Beauty Gifts We’ve Ever Gotten Or Given (And You Should Too)

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    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

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    Finding the perfect gift is...hard...to say the least. Lucky for you, that's our whole dang job so we're kinda experts at it *brushes off shoulder*. We've rounded up some of our most favoritest (yes, that's a word) beauty buys that are also total crowd pleasers so you can check everyone off your list. Peruse our picks below and listen to us wax poetic about mascaras, bubble baths, hair masks, and more!

    1. Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara doesn't flake, fade, or streak — so go ahead and gift it to even your pickiest beauty-obsessed friend.

    buzzfeed writer's face with one set of eyelashes with no product on and the other wearing the mascara looking longer and darker

    2. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Mask slurps the gunk from pores while tightening, brightening, and evening out skin in just 10 minutes using Australian pink clay.

    3. BH Cosmetics acne patches make breakouts...fun? These hydrating hydrocolloid bandages create a barrier between a fresh zit and irritants in the environment (including fingers that wanna pop and pick the pimple!) so that whitehead can drain and heal quickly. And they come in the cutest shapes!

    4. Mirabella Beauty Velvet Lip Pencils pack a highly pigmented punch. And the color won't migrate during the day so drink, eat, and make out with reckless abandon!

    buzzfeed writer Taylor Steele wearing the Stay All Day Velvet Lip Pencil in misunderstood

    5. Alleyoop Pen Pal simplifies on-the-go touch-ups thanks to its ingenious design. It's an eyeliner, lip pencil, brow pen, and highlighter all in one!

    6. C'est Moi Calming Treatment Mist spoils their skin with a soothing mixture of green tea extract, jojoba milk, hyaluronic acid, and hibiscus and chamomile flowers.

    7. The MakeUp Eraser wipes away every last bit of waterproof mascara and long-wear foundation. They are supposed to survive 1,000 washes or three to five years, which, I would assume, is longer than some of their relationships.

    BuzzFeed writer removing bright red lipstick with the makeup erasing cloth

    8. Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask strikes the perfect balance between moisturizing conditioner and creamy treatment to coat their strands without weighing them down or leaving them feeling greasy.

    9. An Alder New York Cleansing Body Bar elevates their shower experience with its creamy, rich lather and light exfoliation. Pair it with their Plant Fiber Soap Dish if you know they hate goopy soap bars.

    alder new york cleansing bar and soap dish

    10. Mane Club One Hit Wonder is for the person who's short on bathroom space but the list of things they want from their hair products is long. This product *checks notes* boosts shine, conditions, controls frizz, detangles, hydrates, prevents breakage, protects from heat, smooths, softens, and strengthens.

    11. Orly BB Crème Nail Polish helps strengthen their claws with argan oil, pro vitamin B5, and vitamin C, while getting them in the mood for fall with this seasonally appropriate hunter-green shade.

    12. A Gellen Nail Polish Kit saves them a heck of a lot of money at the nail salon while keeping their manis in tip-top shape.

    kayla's nails painted periwinkle in front of her gellen nail polish set

    13. Acure Ultra Hydrating Green Juice Cleanser harnesses all the benefits of the supergreens they love to add to their daily green juice and brings it to their face.

    genevieve holding a bottle of the cleanser

    14. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser washes away dirt, grease, *and* makeup gently so their skin will never feel stripped — just delightfully clean and soft. It contains poloxamer, which is a cleansing agent found in contacts = no irritation if this gets in the eyes.

    15. Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream nourishes deeply with lipids and ceramides, two natural fats that strengthen the skin barrier to prevent moisture loss, irritation, and damage. It also contains hyaluronic acid for deep hydration!

    the thick white cream

    16. LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream brightens, firms, and rejuvenates so no one would ever guess that they routinely stay up until 2 a.m. watching TikToks.

    17. Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow hydrates, plumps, and nourishes sensitive skin with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients. It's light on the skin (think serum texture rather than a thick, goopy cream) so it never feels suffocating.

    18. An Esarora Ice Roller perks up tired and stressed skin, makes redness vanish, and helps de-puff perpetually swollen eye bags.

    19. Grande Cosmetics GrandeLash-MD gives them the look of lash extensions without the hassle of having to make appointments for fill-ins. This miracle in a bottle is stuffed with amino acids, peptides, and vitamins that may make their lashes look longer and thicker.

    reviewer photo of their lashes in february, march, and april and you can tell that their lashes get longer and thicker looking as the months progress

    20. Freck Beauty Slimelight highlights the skin beautifully, and application is out-of-this-world easy. They'll look vibrant no matter which angle the light hits 'em.

    21. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick lives up to its name, staying put all damn day and leaving behind a matte finish.

    22. InStyler Glossie shortens the straightening process for folks with thick, coily hair. The paddle offers more surface area for your strands, meaning it needs fewer passes to straighten.

    23. Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm actually loosens waterproof mascara, and is a great option to kick off their double cleansing routine. A major benefit of oil-based cleansers is that they attract the oils and debris already on the skin but are über-gentle and won't leave skin feeling tight and stripped. (And because it needs to be said — you absolutely can use an oil-based cleanser if you have oily skin.)

    24. Black Girl Sunscreen protects and moisturizes without leaving behind that awful white cast. It's specifically designed for melanated skin and made with ingredients like avocado, carrot juice, jajoba, sunflower oil, and more.

    buzzfeed editor holding a tube of black girl sunscreen

    25. C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub sloughs away dead skin, leaving behind a sugary sweet vanilla and brown sugar scent and soft, glowing, and smooth-as-a-baby's-bottom skin.

    a hand holding out a jar of the body scrub

    26. Love & Pebble Dermaroller Kit delivers the same smoothing and firming results they're probably paying a lot for at the spa. This face roller has itty bitty needles that, when rolled on the skin, leave behind pinpoints that trigger the body's natural healing response. Over time it can help reduce the appearance of acne scarring, pores, and fine lines, as well as help their skincare absorb better.

    27. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray locks in their look for up to 16 hours so they can go from work to play without needing a touch-up.

    28. Sandy Cheeks Highlight Palette leaves a stunning glow they'll love more than Sandy loves the great state of Texas.

    29. Cerave Resurfacing Retinol Serum helps them conquer their post-acne hyperpigmentation *and* their fear of this spooky-sounding skincare product everyone has been telling them they need to start adding to their beauty routine.

    30. Pixi Glow Tonic reveals glowy skin underneath thanks to 5% glycolic acid, a chemical exfoliant that sheds dead skin cells to reveal the brighter, newer ones that have been hiding underneath.

    orange bottles in different sizes of the tonic

    31. Alaffia Everyday Shea Bubble Bath tells them you 100% understand how important bathtime is for them. Let them unwind with this sulfate-free unscented soap made with fair-trade shea butter and African wild yam extract.

    three bottles of bubble bath

    32. Beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation blends flawlessly with skin, leaving behind a long-lasting full-coverage finish that doesn't feel heavy.

    33. Seraphine Ginger + Gold Frosting Blush adds a subtle flush of color that'll leave them looking radiant.

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