20 Beauty Stocking Stuffers for the Makeup Lover on Your List
Miniature sizes make these hero products irresistibly cute and even more crave-worthy for all the beauty fans on your holiday gift list.
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While candy is fine and all, what the woman in your life is really hoping for in her stocking is a little something to make her day more beautiful. We rounded up the tiny temptations she’s sure to love. You’ll also want to check out these 101 Christmas gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.
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Tarte Hey Curl, Hey Lash Curler
Create dramatic lashes with this adorably flashy bedazzled lash curler with a comfortable silicone pad that won’t pinch. To make this eye-catching makeup stocking stuffer even more giftable, the tiny tool comes paired with a mini version of Tarte’s Big Ego vegan mascara to curl and coat lashes. Make the most of your lashes with these expert mascara hacks.
Bliss Spa Squad Mask Kit
These sample sizes of super indulgent masks treat you to a spa day any time. Revive stressed-out skin with the What A Melon Reviving & De-Stressing Overnight Mask; combat dullness with Mighty Marshmallow Bright & Radiant Whipped Mask; reveal refined texture with Pumpkin Powerhouse Resurfacing & Exfoliating Enzyme Mask, and deep clean with Green Tea Wonder Clarifying Overnight Gel Mask with Azelaic Acid. These 11 masks will help soothe winter’s dry skin.
IT Cosmetics Your Lip-Flushing Faves 3-Piece Gift Set
They’ll have nothing to pout about when they see this makeup stocking stuffer featuring full sizes of Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment in three shades. Each of these lip-reviving treatments locks in moisture and plumps with essential butters and oils while also infusing lips with a natural flush of color. Keep your lips smooth all winter with these home remedies for chapped lips.
Benefit Minis Van
For the classic beauty, treat her to this makeup stocking stuffer filled with a trio of essentials she needs for a flawless face. The deluxe samples of Benefit’s iconic face primer, brow volumizing gel, and volumizing mascara come bundled in a vintage camper tin for a gift that’s ready to go. Share these mistakes to avoid so her mascara never looks clumpy.
Eva NYC Mini Healthy Heat Ceramic Styling Iron
Give the gift of good hair days on the go with this portable flat iron that she can stow in her purse, gym bag, or desk drawer for touch-ups anytime. The ceramic plates are gentle and radiate far-infrared heat for frizz-free shiny strands anywhere. You’ll be able to style like a pro, but read these secrets your hair stylist won’t tell you before you make your next appointment.
NARS Velvet Rope Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Box
These mini lip pencils fit in the tiniest of clutches and the creamy texture glides on for long-lasting color that stays true for hours. The four bestselling shades include a bold red, soft pink, plush nude, and spicy earth tone that come packaged in a special edition glittering pencil case with a built-in sharpener for a holiday look that’s always on point. Here’s how to find the best lipstick for your skin tone.
The Beachwaver Co. Hair Cuff
Like jewelry for your hair, this accessory instantly dresses up a ponytail, bun, or braid. The elastic tie secures hair and the cuff snaps in place to secure the style for an effortlessly polished look. These low-effort ways will take her outfit from day to night.
Baseblue Cosmetics Holiday Snowman Makeup Sponge
The pros keep makeup sponges handy in their kits for seamless makeup application and this festive little guy makes a great gift. The plush hydrophilic foam blends liquid and powder formulas for a streak-free finish and the curved shape allows for a comfort grip and expert application. Here are other secrets to long-lasting makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Mini Lipstick Set
This trio of pocket-size lipsticks features luxe shades that make a versatile lipstick wardrobe: JK Magic, a soft, pink nude inspired by JK Rowling; Amazing Amal, an elegant berry pink named after Amal Clooney; and Viva La Vergara a flattering wine in homage to Sofia Vergara. Here’s how to choose the best lipstick for your skin tone.
Bumble and bumble Full of Cheer Volume Set
Whether you’re looking to create a chic updo or just want to amp up your volume, this dynamic duo of travel-size stylers brings hair to new heights. Go Big Treatment swells strands for added fullness and Dryspun Texture spray gives airy texture and lift for a big hair effect. Anyone with fine hair should stop making these 9 styling mistakes.
Fresh Mini Mask Marvels Gift Set
For the friend who loves facials, this luxurious set of three of Fresh’s skin-perfecting treatments creates a spa experience in her bathroom. Sugar Face Polish gently exfoliates; Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask deep cleans with mineral-rich clay; and the Rose Face Mask instantly hydrates, soothes, and tones. Don’t miss these 42 beauty gifts for her.
Raincry Detangle Travel Brush
Treat her to a brush with greatness with this travel size professional detangling brush that won’t snag, break, or damage fragile hair—even when wet. Hand-painted and made in France, the brush is designed to be gentle on the scalp and manage even the most tangle-prone manes. Make sure you treat your hair with TLC and avoid these mistakes that are aging your hair.
Milk Makeup MVPs Set
Earn hero status with this makeup stocking stuffer featuring bestsellers from indie favorite Milk Makeup. The set contains mini versions of mascara, multitasking primer, cooling under-eye stick, brightening serum, highlighter, bronzer, and lip and cheek tint for a guaranteed gifting win. Here’s what to buy the woman who is impossible to shop for.
Soap & Glory Hand Over Heels
‘Tis the season for dry, cracked hands and feet. That’s why this pair of skin savers will be a go-to makeup stocking stuffer for everyone on your list. The portable sizes of Hand Food Hydrating Hand Cream and Heel Genius Foot Cream are easy to keep handy so moisturized skin is always in arm’s reach. Here are 31 gifts for mom she’ll actually love.
Onå New York Airplane Mode Intense Hydration Gel Mask
Packed with hyaluronic acid and calming chamomile, this soothing gel mask quickly repairs dehydrated tired skin and prevents moisture loss. Perfect for combatting stale cabin air on long flights or to prep your complexion for a holiday celebration. For other ways to handle travel stress, follow these tips.
Diptyque Roses Surprise Pouch
A rose bouquet is always a welcome gift in any season. This trio of rose-scented deluxe samples includes mini eau de toilette, rich body cream, and scented candle all dressed as an ornament—so no wrapping is necessary. Make sure she knows the right way to burn a candle.
Urban Decay Naked Honey Palette
Set the gold standard with this full-size palette that makes an impressive makeup stocking stuffer. Urban Decay has curated its bestselling shadows in a range of classic gilt hues, warm ambers, and rich browns perfect for making a smokey or statement eye. Grab this palette and master these makeup tips everyone should know.
Lano Minty Foot & Leg Balm
After a busy day of shopping, mingling, or traveling, this little pick-me-up revives tired legs and feet with refreshing peppermint. A quick massage with this 99 percent natural balm hydrates skin with soothing lanolin leaving a silky veil of moisture behind. A quick foot rub is a great pick-me-up along with these natural mood boosters.
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Travel Size Fine Fragrance Mist
If you could bottle the aroma of the season, it would smell like this blend of fresh vanilla bean, sugar cookies, whipped cream, and musk. This packable mist is perfect for stashing in a purse for instant holiday cheer. You’ll also want to check out these stocking stuffers under $10, or stocking stuffers under $20, if you’re feeling bold.
Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Cleanser
Sure, this may not be mini but this makeup stocking stuffer will help kick-start that New Year’s resolution to always remove makeup before bed. This no-rinse micellar water makes it easy to cleanse skin with natural ingredients like nourishing oat amino acids, cucumber extracts, and algae extracts that hydrate and protect the skin. Cleansing before bed is up there with the top tricks dermatologists have for looking younger.
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