Holiday Gift Guide for the Girl Who Drops Serious Dough in Any Beauty Store

If there's ever a time to get the makeup lover in your life some high-quality products, it's now. Shop our top picks any beauty guru will love.

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Hot pink Foreo Luna Mini 2 facial cleansing brush photo

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Foreo Luna Mini 2

When you gift the Luna Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush this holiday, the receiver's skincare routine will change forever. In just 2 minutes this silicone cleansing brush removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores for more radiant, youthful-looking skin. And because the bristles are gentle and non-porous, this brush is ideal for any skin type, including oily and sensitive skin. Choose from six pretty colors and consider your holiday shopping done. ($118, usually $139; foreo.com)

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Murad Skin Smoothing Polish

Gifting an exfoliator for Christmas is like treating your friend to a mini-facial. This Murad Skin Smoothing Polish buffs away dry skin and cleans out pores, leaving behind a more luminous complexion. Holiday parties can sometimes take a toll on skin—thanks, heavy makeup and delicious treats—and this polish is perfect for party recovery mode. Give winter skin the hydration it needs by treating this Murad exfoliator to your beauty maven friend. ($36; murad.com)

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Lancome La Vie Est Belle

A new fragrance is always an exciting gift to receive for Christmas. The Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume features a luxe scent with pear and blackcurrant notes and hints of jasmine and orange. The beauty maven in your life can enjoy wearing this fragrance all day without it feeling overpowering. This long-lasting perfume makes a beautiful stocking stuffer, and it's a thoughtful present for the annual gift exchange you have with your BFF. ($73; nordstrom.com)

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Diorskin Forever Undercover Foundation

Foundation is a staple for every makeup bag. Find the perfect shade for the special someone in your life with the Diorskin Forever Undercover 24-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. Ideal for those who want a natural matte finish, this foundation provides 24-hour coverage that leaves the complexion looking flawless. ($52; nordstrom.com)

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Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Who doesn't get excited about a new palette? The versatile Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette can be used on the eyes, lips, or face. Choose from four holographic shades that add a radiant layer to any look. If there's someone in your life who likes to experiment with makeup, this gift is a no-brainer. ($16, usually $32; sephora.com)

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Magnetight Age-Defier

A quality face mask is essential for a day of relaxation. The Magnetight Age-Defier helps soften the look of aging or stressed skin using—get this—a magnet. Simply apply a light layer of the iron-based mask to your face and let it sit for 10 minutes. Reviewers recommend wrapping the included magnet in tissue before removing the formula from your face for super easy cleanup. Shoppers rave this unique mask leaves their skin hydrated, smooth, and glowing. Gift this to your best gal and then schedule a self-care night complete with wine and chocolate, stat. ($75; ulta.com)

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Kevyn Aucoin Contour Powder

Know anyone who's earned the title of "contour queen"? This Sculpting Contour Powder from Kevyn Aucoin enhances and highlights the face, and the unique pigment allows you to go as dramatic or natural as you want. Shades of brown, red, and gray are blended together to help you achieve a flawless look. This formula is also waterproof and can last all day long. ($44; sephora.com)

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Colourpop Super Shock Shadow

Here's a shimmery product that can be used in more ways than one. The Colourpop Super Shock Shadow is available in 37 shades that can be applied as highlighter or eyeshadow for an ultra-glam look. Perfect for the girl who loves a little shimmer, gift this top coat for a friend who wants to spice up her beauty routine. ($6; ulta.com)

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Tatcha Dewy Skin Mist

This product is definitely a game changer. The Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist can be used as a primer or setting spray, but what really sets it apart is its anti-aging, moisturizing properties. Keep it in your purse to spritz throughout the day when your skin feels like it needs some extra hydration. Bonus: The spray soothes stressed skin and leaves behind a luminous glow. ($48; tatcha.com)

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio

This Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio adds the right amount of color without looking overwhelming. Choose from three different shades that can easily be blended while also providing full-pigment coverage. Tip: Mix one or more of the colors together for a custom shade. With a staggering 50,000 loves on Sephora, this is one makeup find your beauty-obsessed friend is bound to love, too. ($30; sephora.com)

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La Mer Moisturizer

Rejuvenate and rehydrate with the La Mer moisturizing soft cream. This lightweight cream helps reduce dryness, uneven skin texture, and the appearance of wrinkles. We get this moisturizer is spendy, but more than 100 Sephora shoppers say it's worth the splurge. Plus, you need only a small amount every time you use it, so even the one-ounce jar should last awhile. ($180; sephora.com)

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Long-Wear Lip Topper

Gift this Long-Wear Lip Topper to your best friend and she'll have a quick, easy way to spice up her favorite lipstick. The lightweight formula adds a top shine to make your go-to matte color pop, but it's so light it won't feel like it's weighing your lips down. Made with natural ingredients, this beauty product is specially formulated to last all day long. ($16; sephora.com)

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NYX Brights Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

NYX is known for delivering high-quality cosmetics for a budget-friendly price even your bougie beauty friend can appreciate. Gift this Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette, which features 16 highly-pigmented hues any beauty lover will adore, to give her makeup bag even more color. The wide range of eyeshadows creates so many different looks, from bright and fun to dark and bold, that she'll love experimenting every time she uses it. ($18; ulta.com)

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Gift a new hair dryer that puts all the others to shame. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is a high-speed machine that quickly and effectively dries hair with intelligent heat-control technology to protect your hair from damage. And it comes with different attachments to achieve a smooth and sleek look or a salon-quality blowout at home. Once you upgrade your friend's beauty routine with this high-tech hair dryer, she won't know how she ever lived without it. ($399; sephora.com)

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Lust: Mattetrance Lipstick

A dark lip switches up your look for a mysterious vibe. The Lust: Mattetrance Lipstick in deep burgundy is richly pigmented with a matte finish we can't get over. The creamy texture makes for a smooth, satisfying application, not to mention the tube design is incredibly chic. No one can ever have too many lipsticks—it's the perfect gift for the beauty fiend. ($40; sephora.com)

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