Makeup Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Happy #beautymonday! We know it’s ’tis the season for holiday gift guides and I’ve got several up my sleeves for you this year. Today’s is my personal favorite: the makeup lover’s holiday gift guide. This is a large collection of all my favorite holiday beauty products this year. Lip kits, makeup palettes, hair products and more from AMAZING brands. Your fav makeup lover is going to swoon over all of these products. Let’s do this.


Makeup Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

Dermalogica Age Defying Holiday Gift Set

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

This Daily Defender gift set is perfect for anyone you know that is concerned about fine lines and wrinkles. The lip smoothing duo plumps your lips and gets rid of the fine lines around your mouth. They make the perfect combo for Christmas this year. They are limited edition so snag them quick for your bestie. They are also adorable for this brand — $69 for the daily defender kit and $27 for the lip smoothing duo. Together they only cost $96! Get it HERE.

Nudestix Creator’s Palette Box

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I am totally obsessed with this kit. It helps that one of the creators of this lip kit was Samantha Ravndahl (she’s my favorite youtuber). These colors are flattering on every skin tone and they come in the magnetic matte finish — with the staying power of a lip tattoo. They’re last literally SO LONG. I wore the color “freckle” for our family pictures last Friday and it was GORGEOUS. I love this brand SO much — their products are amazing. Here is the first impressions youtube video I did reviewing them! Get this kit for $59 ($144 value) HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I have been obsessed with the Velvet Lip Glides since they came out. They slide on like a gloss, have the staying power of a lipstick and a semi-matte feel. It’s the strangest combination but it totally works. The colors in this set flatter most skin tones and they don’t dry your lips out. They are all ranges of pink-red with different undertones. Get the set HERE for $45.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Lorac Mega PRO Palette 4

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I squealed with excitement when I saw this palette for the first time. I don’t have TOO much experience with this brand but I do have a few eye palettes and the pigmentation is AMAZING. They are SO creamy and blendable. This palette is cool toned, which I have been really into lately because winter is coming up so I’m feeling ~ f r o s t y ~. This palette has a great mix of colored shadows and transition shades so it could totally work as your only palette. Get it for $59 HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

NYX Professional Makeup Meet The Metallics Lip Vault

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I love NYX. I talk about them all the time on my channel. They have finally decided to introduce metallics to their soft matte collection. These are mid-sized bottles (which I prefer anyways, I have so much lipstick I have never actually finished a bottle of lipstick) and contain two finishes: matte + metallic. 6 matte shades and then 6 metallic shades which match their matte counterparts. If someone you know has been dying to try out this formula, this is a low cost way to test out all of these colors and finishes. Get it for $25 HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Ulta Beauty Top It Off Kit

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I am always pleasantly surprised when I try Ulta brand products and I really love them. This kit has 6 different lip toppers that go over your lipstick or can be worn alone. It’s only $16, so basically a steal, and can TOTALLY change up your lip looks. I love the slick finish each of the glosses have. They don’t dry down so avoid wearing them on a windy day. Shop this kit HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Ulta Beauty Donut Bath Bombs 

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

These bath bombs are completely adorable. First of all, they’re shaped like donuts so they’re dang cute. Second of all, they make your bath look and smell like a bakery. So. #winwinwin. These are from the Ulta Collection as well, and only cost $14. While I usually prefer LUSH bath bombs, these are an awesome and affordable alternative to the more expensive bath bombs. Get them HERE.

T3 SinglePass Luxe 1″ Straightening and Styling Iron

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I usually use THIS flat iron but have been in the market for something new lately. I love the look of this iron — it’s totally chic. I don’t even mind it sitting on my vanity because it’s so pretty. It is a little bit on the pricey side for flat irons, but if you are looking for an iron that won’t overly damage your hair and will both curl AND straighten, this is the one for you. The single pass isn’t a joke – it REALLY works. I curled my entire head in less than 15 minutes and can straighten it in 5 minutes. Buy one for $180 HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Kevin Murphy Hair Care Products

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

LET ME JUST TALK ABOUT THIS BRAND FOR LIKE A SECOND HERE. I have been obsessed with the Kevin Murphy line since my sophomore year of college. I am SO obsessed with them. I have fine hair, and this is honest to gosh the only shampoo I’ve ever tried that actually plumps my hair for real. It feels thick and healthy and smells like actual heaven. Their hairspray is also awesome (it has a medium to strong hold – perfect for curls). I also like their shine spray, it’s made specifically for blondes and makes my hair almost reflective it’s so shiny. My last favorite product by this brand is their texturizing hair spray. It is perfect for when I’m doing an updo or braid and need my hair to have some grip! Purchase the shampoo duo for $88 HERE , hairspray for $48 HERE, shiny spray for $27 HERE and texturizing spray for $27 HERE. I know they’re pricey but they are SO WORTH IT.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

Starskin Face Masks

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

I love these! They feel SO GOOD on your face and really do what they say. I think the brightening face mask is the best. It brightens and tightens my skin, and helps to get rid of fine lines and dark under eye circles. I am a big fan of masks because they totally relax me. I 100% plan on spending a LOT of time in bubble baths with face masks this holiday season. They also have eye masks, lip makes, foot masks and hand masks so you can take care of ALL of you during the driest time of the year. Buy them for $10 / piece HERE.

Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide


Makeup Lover's Holiday Gift Guide


Stay tuned for more gift guides this season — men’s, women’s and one for the home (and my annual Black Friday gift guide).

Let me know what you thought of this gift guide in the comments below!

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Jae (@gorjaeous) | 13th Nov 17

    This couldn’t have come at a better timing! We haven’t started shopping for Christmas, so we need all-of-the-guides we could get!

  2. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 13th Nov 17

    I WANT EVERYTHING. Those Nars lippies tho….*all the heart eyes*

  3. cara | 13th Nov 17

    One of everything, please! Haha but really so many great picks!

  4. Jenny | 13th Nov 17

    So many great ideas here! Beauty items are my favorite!

  5. ShootingStarsMag | 13th Nov 17

    Looks like some great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Christina | 13th Nov 17

    I love giving and receiving beauty products for Christmas. It’s always fun to try new things.

  7. lauren | 13th Nov 17

    Is it bad that when I shop gift sets I really just want to keep them?? Especially those Ulta Doughnut Bath Bombs! Great list.

  8. Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial | 13th Nov 17

    I’d take all of this please haha! Love your picks!

  9. Amanda Rosson | 14th Nov 17

    So many great makeup gift ideas!! I love the NARS lip set and that straightening/styling iron – so sleek looking!

  10. Whitney | 14th Nov 17

    I love NYX and I love Kevin Murphy! I just started using it about two months ago when my stylist introduced me to it! I just wish it wasn’t so expensive. I have super thick and coarse hair, so I have to use a lot of product!

  11. April Williams | 14th Nov 17

    Wow so many great ones definitely bookmarking this!

  12. Jasmine | 14th Nov 17

    I love getting gift sets for Christmas. Especially anything NYX.

  13. Michelle Paige | 14th Nov 17

    So many goodies! Now I know what I’m getting my little sisters for Christmas!!

  14. Amanda Kruse | 14th Nov 17

    Those donut bath bombs are so cute and I love the NARS lip glosses!

    Amanda ||

  15. Amanda | 14th Nov 17

    SO many great beauty picks! Need that NARS lip set!

  16. Krystal // The Krystal Diaries | 14th Nov 17

    I love the Nars Velvet Lip glosses! So I know I would love that kit as a gift. That flat iron is a great gift idea. I have it and it’s the best flat iron I’ve ever used.

  17. Southern & Style | 14th Nov 17

    Those donut bath bombs are so cute, it wouldn’t be terrible to just gift that to myself, right? 😉

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

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