Last Minute Beauty Gifts Under $50

It’s an ugly predicament. There’s only one week left until Christmas, you’re just not quite through shopping and running out of options. For fellow glamour girls that aren’t checked off your list yet, here are three top beauty product picks that are in stock (as of this post), on trend, and budget-friendly!

Clarins The Essentials Eye Palette Urban Decay Naked 3 Dupe

I’ve never worn Clarins’  The Essentials Eye Make-up Palette Collector Edition [left] that Harpar’s Bazaar recommended, but it seems like it’d be a heck of a dupe for the Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette  that ladies are losing their minds over. This shadow set is ideal for trying out 2014’s shift toward subtle, more muted shades: “A harmony of 10 ultra-soft beige, taupe and brown eye shadow tones, in a variety of finishes, contour and highlight eyes,” the Clarins site describes.

It’s a steal for only $45, plus it’s a lovely little ec0-chic buy, “This palette was created as part of Clarins’ initiative to minimize our environmental impact, and features carefully-selected materials and reusable packaging. Clarins has joined forces with Pur Projet and has committed to planting 10,000 trees for medical or cosmetic use, which will help revive the Kuntanawa culture (Amazonia).”

 Sonia Kashuk® Limited Edition "Lavish Luxe" 10 pc Brush


Or apply yourself and pick up this ultra utilitarian but indulgent-looking Sonia Kashuk® Limited Edition “Lavish Luxe” 10 pc Brush Set, that Vogue included in their gift guide among some much, much pricier presents.

Pretty but practical, the set includes a domed powder brush, pointed foundation brush, fan brush, pointed blending brush, small eye shadow brush, angled crease brush, concealer brush, brow brush, synthetic pointed eye liner brush, and lash/brow groomer.

The gorgeous gilded accessories [right] sell for $26 at Target right now, giving the gift of glam for such a nice, modest price.
 Kiehl's Since 1851 'Greatest Hits' Collection from Nordstrom


Bath and body products can sometimes feel like the last-minute solution that they are. But gifting a lovely legacy brand is a lot classier than trying to pass off some fruity concoction with a sparkly label that you picked up at the drug store on your way to the gift exhange. Don’t be naughty and go with a nice gift like this Kiehl’s Since 1851 ‘Greatest Hits’ Collection from Nordstrom [left]. If you’re really in a pinch, SheFinds  included this Kiehl’s collection in its list of 12 Gifts So Pretty They Don’t Even Need To Be Wrapped, so you can probably even get away with literally grabbing it and going.

The set is valued at over $60 but on sale right now for a $40 and encompasses the beauty brands greatist hits including

– Amino Acid shampoo (2.5 oz.)
– Amino Acid conditioner (2.5 oz.)
– Creme de Corps body moisturizer (2.5 oz.)
– Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey body polish (2.5 oz.)
– Ultimate Strength hand salve (2.5 oz.)
– Ultra facial cream (0.25 oz.)
– Midnight Recovery Concentrate elixir (0.14 oz.)

What’s your favorite way to give the gift of beauty for the holidays? What fabulous finds did you already scoop up for stocking stuffers and great little gifts? Casandra Armour







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