The beauty editors of Daily Makeover are gifting what they know best the most covetable items in the beauty industry. See the makeup and skin care items Senior Editor Wendy Rodewald, Associate Editor Megan Segura, and Editorial Assistant Shannon Farrell picked from the best of the best.
If there's anyone who can make me excited about finding shampoo and conditioner under my tree, it's Oribe. Not only does this set ($88, Oribe.com) have gorgeous, luxe packaging, it features three products that add noticeable shine and richness to my hair (even my product minimalist fianc says Oribe's is "the only shampoo that makes [his] hair look good").
Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment ($65, Fresh.com) is the only lip product I use religiously, and I can't wait to spread the gospel to my family members with this spectrum of minis in eight varieties. I'm particularly partial to the Berry and Passion shades, which keep me and my pale complexion from looking like the Walking Dead come winter.
This body lotion ($48, Nordstrom.com) and I go way back to when I first moved to New York over 10 years ago and stumbled into Kiehl's original 111-year-old pharmacy it's still my favorite moisturizer, and the scent reminds me of those long-past days. And with this limited-edition bottle designed by artist Kenny Scharf, you don't even need to wrap it.
Don't think of this gift as a candle; think of it as 40-50 hours of sheer sensorial luxury. With sophisticated notes of incense and ganja, this hand-poured candle ($85, Aedes.com) is unique to the West Village niche fragrance boutique of the same name, one of my favorite NYC stores.
My cool mom would love this necklace ($250, Lisahoffmanbeauty.com), a collaboration between jewelry designer Tom Binns and perfumer Lisa Hoffman, which holds beads scented with Hoffman's Japanese Agarwood fragrance. It's like wearing perfume without putting it on your skin.
Benefit is the queen of good makeup kits. The Jetset box ($36, Sephora.com) is adorned with retro flight attendants and has all the essentials you need (face powder, pore minimizer, mascara, gloss and an eye shadow palette) to arrive looking gorgeous. This is the perfect gift for the frequent traveler.
Ive always been a little afraid of layering fragrances. Im worried Ill overdo it, and the people around me will be the ones who suffer for it. This Jo Malone set ($66, Nordstrom.com) makes it so easy, though. Not only does each individual fragrance smell amazing, but they all complement each other, so its impossible to mess it up.
Ive wanted one of these candles ($60, Barneys.com) for a while now. Although they are a bit pricey, everyone seems to rave about them. Plus, once the candle has burned up, the glass container can be used to store my excessive collection of makeup brushes.
I received this little pouch ($55, Rebeccaminkoff.com) recently, and I was so excited to open it. Too many times we give or receive gifts that really have no function other than looking cute on a shelf. This little coin purse is the perfect place to keep my phone and lipstick when on the go.
This liquid is referred to as holy water by the people who use it, and Cate Blanchett (AKA woman with perfect skin) swears by it. The treatment uses Pitera, SK-iis signature ingredient, to clarify and refine the skin. Know someone who already uses it? Surprise them with the revamped version, LXP Ultimate Revival Essence ($250, Saksfifthavenue.com).
This is the perfect gift for a friend who loves fragrance, but hasn't found her signature scent yet. The kit ($50, Sephora.com) includes some of the best new launches, like Prada Candy and Marc Jacobs DOT. The best part is the certificate included so she can pick out a full-sized bottle of her choice.
Like Gwen Stefani has her signature red lip, mine is the fuchsia lip. This set ($39.50, Maccosmetics.com) has all of the ingredients to get that fun, girly look. I would recommend this pack for any girl on your list that isnt big on colorful clothes, but loves to make a bold statement.