Gift Guide: The Best Makeup for Beginners to Beauty Gurus


Makeup has always been my passion, which is why I spent so much time rounding up this gift guide for y’all. Here is my biggest gift guide yet this season, with all my top picks at every price when it comes to makeup.

Luxe Gifts: $100+


Milk Makeup x Wu-Tang Lip Color Collection

$440 at Milk Makeup

These highly-pigmented, easily wearable shades come in the most beautiful packaging. Gift someone the whole set to make them feel extra special.


Julep Beauty Matte Lips Don’t Lie Vault

$249 at Julep Beauty

I fell in love with the formula of these matte liquid lipsticks. This is the perfect set to last someone through every season.


Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Set

$230 at Nordstrom

Charlotte Tilbury is known for making the perfect products to enhance your natural beauty. Her nude shades bring out a rosy glow in any face.


Stila Liquid Eye Shadow Vault All Eyes On Yu

$195 at Sephora

Honestly these are some of the prettiest most pigmented liquid eyeshadows. I have an entire collection of them and this vault is so perfect.


NARS Uncensored Advent Calendar

$150 at NARS

This has the best of the best of NARS in the coolest packaging.


Natasha Denona Gold Eyeshadow Palette

$129 at Sephora

Natasha Denona has made a huge name for itself the last few years as having some of the most amazing palettes. This one boasts year round colors with incredible pigment.


Fenty Beauty Match Stix by the Dozen

$129 at Sephora

Fenty Beauty has changed the beauty industry for the better. This is one of their first vaults and it comes with some incredible classic and fun shades.


Bobbi Brown Luxe it Up Mini Luxe Lip Color Set

$116.25 at Nordstrom

Bobbi Brown has some of my favorite lipstick formulas, classics for a good reason.


RODIN olio lusso Glow Kit

$110 at RODIN

RODIN makes the most gorgeous products, from formula to packaging. This gift set has their super popular mermaid illuminating powder and jasmine and neroli face oil stick for someone who loves to always be glowing.

Under $100


Chanel Rouge Coco Coral Set

$100 at Nordstrom

Pantone officially released that coral is the 2019 color of the year, making this a perfect luxe gift heading into the new year.


Lilly Lashes Premium Synthetic Full Collection

On sale for $90 at Lilly Lashes

Lilly Lashes is known among celebrities and makeup artists for having some of the most long-lasting and amazing strip lashes. This full collection will easily last someone all year.


lilah b. On Repeat Divine Duo Lip & Cheek Trio

$89 at lilah b.

These three classic shades work both cheeks and lips and come in the ever popular lilah b. stone packaging.


Tom Ford Iris Bronze Eye & Lip Set

$87 at Nordstrom

Tom Ford makes beautiful makeup and this is a great luxe mini set.


RMS Beauty Luminizer Set

$86 at Nordstrom

RMS luminizers are a popular product among beauty bloggers and this set of three includes a new golden hue.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4

$80 at Nordstrom

This full-size highlighting palette holds the most finely milled, lightweight highlighters for an all over glow.


Yves Saint Laurent Nude Edition Lip Set

$74 at Nordstrom

At under $75, this is a great deal for three full-size nude luxury lipsticks.


Nudestix x Mary Phillips The Jetsetter Set

$69 at Urban Outfitters

I love the convenience of just swiping on a color and getting out the door. This is the prettiest stick set and I love the sisters behind this brand!


Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dressed Eye Set

On sale for $69 at Marc Jacobs Beauty

These shadow palettes are iconic and this is honestly a great price for three full-size luxe products. It also comes with one of my favorite everyday mascaras.


Love Light Cosmetics Harmony Magnetic Lashes

$69 at Anthropologie

If you’re someone who hates the process of glueing strip lashes on, this innovative brand makes the coolest magnetic strip lashes. An amazing gift to introduce someone to something new.


Chanel La Palette Caractére Lip Palette

$60 at Nordstrom

This Chanel lipstick clutch is the perfect thing to throw in your bag to switch up any look throughout a busy day.


Laura Mercier Nights Out Eyeshadow Palette

$58 at Nordstrom

This shadow palette has every shade that is perfect for winter trends and rounding out the holiday season.


Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighting Palette

$58 at Sephora

Charlotte Tilbury is known for her incredible natural glow. Her products blend so well they’ll make you wonder if it’s actually your skin.


Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Temptation Palette

$55 at Sephora

Another perfect palette, Pat McGrath honestly blinds me with how beautiful her swatches are. Any one of her palettes would make an incredible gift.

Under $50


Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette

$49 at Sephora

Cherry shades are super in for winter and this palette’s pink tones can easily transition into spring. I’ve been eyeing this all season and the Naked palettes are legendary!


Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronzer Coconut Perfect Tan

$49 at Sephora

This bronzer made so many waves when it launched this summer that they brought it back for regular line. It’s a perfect introduction to luxury cosmetics.


Urban Decay Born to Run Palette

$49 at Ulta

One of the most season transitional palettes out there, these popular shades give you so many options for combinations - natural or bold.


Kylie Cosmetics Chill Baby Pressed Powder Palette

$44 at Kylie Cosmetics

This is the cutest holiday eyeshadow palette that I am so obsessed with.


Glossier The Makeup Set

$40 at Glossier

Three of my everyday Glossier favorites in one full-size bundle: boy brow, cloud paint, and lash slick.


Kylie Cosmetics x Jordyn Highlighter Quad Palette

$40 at Kylie Cosmetics

These creamy powder formulas glide on so pretty, they’re the perfect gift for the Jordyn to your Kylie.


Laura Mercier Shadows & Lights Mini Caviar Stick Collection

$39 at Nordstrom

You all already know how much I love a stick shadow, and these Laura Mercier caviar sticks are cult classics.


Manna Kadar Eye Candy Priming Shadow Stick Set

$39 at Birchbox

This set comes with five full-sized stick eyeshadows that last long and look great on all skin tones.


Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil

$38 at Sephora

This all-over face and body shimmer has the absolute most beautiful silver glow. As someone who loves gold, even I couldn’t resist this.


Yves Saint Laurent Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain

$37 at Sephora

I’m sure y’all have seen me post about this before as it’s one of my all-time favorite lipstick formulas. Every color is beautiful and it never dries out your lips, plus the applicator is so precise.


Wander Beauty Wanderess Fever Palette

$36 at Nordstrom

At $36, this is a fairly cheap eyeshadow and cheek palette that gives a great glow heading into spring and summer.


Dior Lip Glow

$34 at Sephora

This matte pink lip balm was a cult favorite last year, and is bound to be a hit again this spring.


Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick

$34 at Sephora

I was introduced to this formula this past summer and I’ve been obsessed ever since. This Allure Best of Beauty award winner applies so precise you don’t need a lip liner and it’s so compact with quite possibly one of the chicest packages.


Lano The Essential Lip Tint Trio

$32 at Anthropologie

I’ve raved about Lanolips balms on Instagram and these three tinted versions are perfect no matter what weather conditions you live in.


Glossier Lidstar Duo

$30 at Glossier

These liquid eyeliners can take you from day to night with one quick swipe. I love how you can work them from sheer to blinding with just a couple layers.


Fresh Escape to Sugar Lip Set

On sale for $29.60 at Nordstrom

These lip balms are the most comfortable nourishing formula that I come back to time and time again.


Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit

$29 at Kylie Cosmetics

Posie K has been one of my all-time favorite lipsticks, so much so that I literally have four tubes of it.


Olio E Osso Balm

$28 at Anthropologie

Another multipurpose product, these sticks last forever and give the prettiest flush of color to lips and cheeks.


Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tint

$28 at Jillian Dempsey

Jillian Dempsey’s makeup line is highly regarded as staples in beauty lovers routines. Her minimal approach and great formulas make this cheek tint a solid buy.


Smashbox Always On Eyeliner Set

$27.30 at Nordstrom

Smashbox makes amazing products that don’t wear off or smudge throughout the day. This set includes several versatile eyeliner shades.


Estée Lauder Midnight Nudes Bare Lip Trio

$25.50 at Nordstrom

This is a great gift set of full-sized products that are total classics.

Stocking Stuffers: Under $25


Pat McGrath Labs Lust Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio

$25 at Sephora

Pat McGrath is a world-renowned makeup artist. Her products are legendary and this is a great deal for some of her most classic shades.


Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner x BeautyBlender Liner.Designer Duo

$25 at Birchbox

This is a great full-size set for perfecting a classic cat eye.


Love of Color Liquid Shimmer Shadow Set

$25 at Birchbox

This perfect stocking stuffer comes with four liquid eyeshadows. LOC has been a brand that I’ve received through numerous Birchboxes and I’m always so impressed with.


M.A.C Shiny Pretty Things Prep + Prime Fix+ Party Pack

$24 at Nordstrom

This party pack comes with a cult favorite trio of setting sprays that are essential for travel or popping in your purse.


Winky Lux Pug Lip Kit

$24 at Nordstrom

A fun take on a giftable makeup set, these Winky Lux lipsticks come in the cutest pug makeup bag.


Eve Lom Kiss Mix Colour Lip Treatment

$24 at Anthropologie

Eve Lom has been a brand that’s recently blown up on the internet. These lip balms are the most classic shades and super moisturizing for winter.


Colourpop Best of Red Lips

On sale for $22 at Colourpop

It’s a proven fact that red lipstick looks amazing on everyone. This set comes with six full-size best-selling formulas.


Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio

$21 at Sephora

Kaja bento beauty bundles have been taking the internet by storm. This is a wonderful gift for someone who keeps up with beauty trends.


Lime Crime Red Velvet Liquid Matte Lipstick

$20 at Lime Crime

Know someone who is a huge Riverdale fan? This is the exact lipstick color Cheryl Blossom wears on the show.


Petite 'n Pretty Snow Queens 10k Shine Trio

$20 at Petite 'n Pretty

This brand aims to encourage creativity and individuality in kids by playing with makeup. Their clean, kid-safe products are perfect for spoiling a little prince or princess.


Morphe 8W Warm Master Blush Palette

$20 at Ulta

Morphe makes some of the most affordable and high quality makeup products, and this cheek palette is perfect for those with warm or neutral skin tones.


Target Beauty Box Beauty Advent Calendar

$19.99 at Target

This is an amazing option to gift an advent calendar without paying a hefty price.


Red Earth Beauty Have Fun Lipstick Matches

$18 at Red Earth Beauty (use code: XOAlexisNewkirk for 20% off!)

These are the creamiest and easiest on-the-go lipstick. This set comes with 6 different matchstick shade sets, each with six individual uses inside.


RODIN olio lusso Lip Balm Ring

$15 at RODIN

Know someone who always carries around lip balm? Try this chic and convenient ring with shea butter and beeswax.


Mini & Merry Lip Balm

$12 at Anthropologie

These are the cutest little lip balms, and plus side is you don’t even really need to wrap them!


BareMinerals Moonbeam Full-Size Highlighter Duo

$12 at Ulta

This mauve glow duo is perfect for any skin tone, and at $12 for two full-size products it’s a total steal.


Jefree Star Lip Scrub

$12 at Jeffree Star

No more chapped lips this season! Pick out one of these flavored lip scrubs from Jeffree Star’s collection to pop into a stocking.


Sephora Collection #Lipstories Lipstick

$8 at Sephora

This is honestly the best cheap lipstick bullet. They last so long and have amazing pigment. I can’t think of anything I’d love to find more in my stocking than a few of these!


Lash Pop Lashes

$7.99 at Lash Pop Lashes

Honestly not sure if I can think of a cuter stocking stuffer.


Colourpop Super Shock Shadow

$5 at Colourpop

Remember when your parents used to stuff your stocking with candy? Well, this is the adult version.

If you found anything you loved make sure to drop in on the comments!