33 Holiday Beauty Gifts To Buy Now

We realize it's not even Halloween yet and the concept of holiday shopping seems about as alien as Miley Cyrus suddenly deciding she wants to be a nun. But, there are some sanity-saving benefits to starting this annual rigmarole early, mainly, preventing you from having a grade-A holiday meltdown on December 15 when you realize you have bought exactly zero presents. Not to mention the fact that the early bird gets the best beauty loot.
Holiday beauty gifts have started arriving in stores earlier, so instead of fighting it, why not embrace it? We're in no hurry to speed up the arrival of frigid winter temps either, but if starting now means we can avoid panic shopping in mid-December, then count us in. Plus, it's a whole lot easier to find time to shop when you're not also juggling an insane holiday-party schedule.
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Starting to see the benefits of avoiding present-buying procrastination? Welcome to the club. Ahead, we've gathered 33 of the coolest, prettiest, most covet-worthy holiday beauty gifts available right now, or in the next few weeks.
This is the year you actually get your holiday shopping done early — or the year where you see so many pretty, shiny things that you stock up on gifties for yourself. Either way, seems like a win-win to us.


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MAC's Art Deco-inspired holiday offerings make minimalism look so chic. Our favorite is this eye kit, which features a black mascara, double-ended eye brush, black-with-gold-pearl gel liner, and gilded Paint Pot.

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eye Bag in Gold, $39.50, available at MAC.
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Twelve mini polishes in some of the celebrity manicurist's most iconic hues make up this rad set from Deborah Lippmann. Who needs turtle doves and lords a-leaping when you've got 12 days of this to look forward to?

Deborah Lippmann Big Bang, $78, available at Deborah Lippmann.
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Available in three eye-catching patterns — chevron, purple polka dots, and pink polka dots — this classic tourmaline straightener comes with a mini travel straightener, so you can have sleek and shiny locks wherever you go this holiday season.

CHI Air Classic Straightener, $99.99, available in November at Target.
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While we love the convenience of solid fragrances, we're not totally on board with the compact packaging — we hate having to dip our fingers in the solid wax and then smearing it on ourselves. Mark solves that particular conundrum with their Get Some Scents gift set, a quartet of solid fragrance pencils. Just draw and rub them on your wrists, decolleté, and behind your ears to put scent exactly where you want it — no more fragrant fingers or hand-washing required.

Mark Get Some Scents Solid Fragrance Pencil Gift Set, $20, available in November at Mark.
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Lush always brings their A-game to the holiday party, and this year is no exception. Our pick from their massive collection is the Christmas Friends set, which features three Bath Bombs, two Bubble Bars, and our new holiday mascot, Melting Snowman Bath Melt.

Lush Christmas Friends, $48.95, available at Lush.
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While we can't think of an occasion where we would actually need 150 different eyeshadows, we feel better knowing that the option is there for us, thanks to this mega-palette. Also, at that price, it's practically a crime not to buy it.

E.L.F. 150 Piece Eyeshadow Geometric Palette, $15, available in November at Target.
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Alcohol and spa treatments — has there even been a more perfect pairing? Maybe not from a health standpoint, but we're digging what Farmaesthetics is shoveling with their Hot Toddy for the Body set — a make-your-own-scrub that blends grains, orange, clove, and cinnamon to smooth and brighten dull winter skin.

Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body, $26, available at Farmaesthetics.
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Calling all budding perfumists: This new kit from hip L.A. retailer Fred Segal features 10 pure perfume oils that can be blended to create your own unique fragrance. So, no more smelling like your subway neighbor, your cubicle mate, and half of the occupants of your building's elevator.

Fred Segal The Blend Kit, $150, available at The Blend.
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Demi Lovato and The New Black are breaking out of the been-there-glittered-that mold with this new collaboration. We're loving the cool array of purple polishes and crystal accents in this kit. Watch your back, red, gold, and silver — there's a new holiday nail hue in town.

The New Black Demi Lovato In Love Set, $22, available at Ulta.
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While we're sure you've already seen the cray-cray promotional video for the Shu Uemura and Takashi Murakami holiday-collection collaboration, let's put that insanity aside for a moment and check out the fruits of their labor. While we were mesmerized by the fantastical faux lashes in the collection, it's this brush set that walks that desirable line of practicality and eye candy that we look for in our holiday gifts. And, now that song is stuck in our heads again: "Pink or black, which will you choose?"

Shu Uemura Shu's Princess Fun-tasy Mini Brush Set, $69, available at Shu Uemura.
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Pamper chapped winter hands with this trio of delectably scented mitt moisturizers from Philosophy.

Philosophy The Holiday Handbook, $20, available at Macy's.
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The ultimate lip wardrobe, this luxe kit features 10 double-ended lipsticks that can be worn alone or layered to create a subtle ombré effect.

Bite Beauty Collector's Edition Lip Layers Set, $98, available at Sephora.
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Keep your curls protected from winter's harsh climes with this frizz-fighting set.

Ouidad Winter Wonderful Curls, $46, available in November at Ouidad.
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Inspired by Marc Jacob's fall '13 show, this luminizing powder provides a universally flattering glow that makes all skin tones look radiant. Also, how pretty is that embossed pattern?

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lightshow Luminizing Powder, $59, available at Sephora.
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These pig-shaped cleansers are handmade, fragrance-free, and made with an all-natural blend of organic oats, fulvic acid, raw cacao, and olive, almond, and coconut oils. The giftable box set features five freestanding soaps and one "swine on a twine" (a.k.a. pig soap on a rope). We are powerless in the face of swine on a twine.

Piggy Soap Six-Soap Set, $50, available at Piggy Soap.
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Need a fancypants gift to wow a picky person on your gift list? This fragrance set from Valentino should do the trick: Packaged in a pretty hatbox, it features a perfume and matching body lotion scented with the brand's lush bergamot, white truffles, jasmine, Amalfi orange blossom, tuberose, wild strawberries, cedar, and amber scent.

Valentino Valentina Assoluto Holiday Set, $120, available at Bloomingdale's.
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A work of art inside and out, this pretty palette features three delicately beautiful shadows and two blushes. Plus, it comes with a mini mascara and lipstick, to complete your spring-in-winter look.

Clé de Peau Beauté Wintry Flower Kit, $195, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Kahina Giving Beauty's Spa Set contains mini sizes of three of the brand's most popular treatments: Argan Oil, the Morroccan-mud infused Antioxidant Mask, and the Eye Cream. The products come in a gorgeous iridescent purple bag that is handwoven out of aloe-vera cactus fiber by a 17th-generation family of weavers in Morocco. Kinda makes all other makeup bags seem like they are half-assing it, huh?

Kahina Giving Beauty Spa Set, $145, available at Kahina Giving Beauty.
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Bless Fresh for helping to fulfill our insatiable need to own a wardrobe of teeny-tiny lip prettifiers. This cute set contains all eight of the brand's enormously popular Sugar lip treatments and tints (including brand-spanking new Sugar Cherry), shrunken into downright adorable minis.

Fresh Sugar Stars Mini Lip Collection, $65, available at Bluemercury.
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Like to be a do-gooder during the holidays? Earth Tu Face is donating 5% of all sales made between now and December to two women-run, non-profit projects: Women's Voices for the Earth and Tree Sisters. Snag one of their all-star skin sets, like this one for dry skin. It features an immortelle-and-rose face balm and a palmarosa-and-aloe face wash that replenishes lost moisture and nourishes skin.

Earth Tu Face Holiday Skin Set Dry, $81.60, available at Earth Tu Face.
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OCC is making our holiday wishes come true with this wardrobe of Lip Tars. It features a lip brush and 12 of the brand's most popular hues —six metallics and six satins — including their awesome Clear, which works as a primer.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 12 Set, $58, available at Sephora.
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Sometimes a girl just wants to feel fancy with her lotion. Enter: Laura Mercier's cult-favorite body souffles. These delectable, luxurious, whipped-body moisturizers pamper your skin and add a little bit of specialness to your daily grooming routine. For the holidays, Mercier has introduced this four-piece collection of souffles, that features the Fresh Fig, Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanille, and Crème de Pistache scents.

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler, $60, available at Laura Mercier.
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Classic and chic sums up this brush set from Sonia Kashuk perfectly.

Sonia Kashuk Classic Chic 4-Piece Brush Set with Clutch, $21.99, available in November at Target.
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We know, we know: You're so excited about the Mariah Carey OPI polishes that you can hardly contain yourself. Well, OPI is sweetening the deal with new gift sets that feature two complimentary colors from the collection, plus three sparkly hair ties. Because Mariah and glitter are the beauty equivalent of PB and J.

OPI Fit To Be Tied Duo #1, $15.95, available at Ulta.
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Brighten up your morning hair regimen with GHD's jewel-toned straighteners and matching brushes. Available in four gemstone hues, the versatile styler features rounded plates that will help you create everything from smooth curls and waves to sleek and straight strands.

GHD Emerald 1" Professional Styler, $235, available at GHD.
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Maybe it's just because we're going through Dexter withdrawals, but we couldn't stop giggling over Buxom's cheekily named Serial Kisser holiday set. Five mini lipsticks in the most winter-perfect shades ever? Don't mind if we do...

Bare Escentuals Buxom Serial Kisser Collection of 5 Mini Full-Bodied Lipsticks, $32, available at Sephora.
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Fragrance doesn't get any chicer than this. Inspired by the silk scarf created by the fashion house for Grace Kelly in 1966, this vintage version of the brand's Flora scent features notes of bourbon, pepper, peony, rose, and patchouli, and comes in a stunning patterned pouch.

Gucci Flora 1966, $200, available at Sephora.
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Hourglass takes their unique Ambient Lighting brightening powders and combines them into one handy palette. This compact features Dim Light, a peachy beige that blurs imperfections; Radiant Light, a golden bronze that adds warmth; and new Incandescent Light, an opalescent pearl powder that adds an otherworldly glow.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $58, available at Barneys New York.
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What can we say: We're easily swayed by beauty products named after winter cocktails. This foaming bath gel from one of our fave natural brands features a mix of nutmeg, eucalyptus, lime, and tangerine that warms and energizes the body, mind, and soul.

Lather Spiced Brandy Foaming Bath Gel, $12, available at Lather.
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The secret to a perfect smoky eye lies in this cool kit from Topshop. It features an eyeliner, mascara, and shadow palette housed in a see-through neon envelope.

Topshop Smokey Eye Kit, $44, available in November at Topshop.
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Tapping into our childhood dreams of becoming a member of the Wizard of Oz's Lollipop Guild, this adorably packaged set of body butters will also keep our skin from going full-on flaky this winter. We're still waiting on our official membership cards, though.

The Body Shop Body Butter Lollipop , $25, available in November at The Body Shop.
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Guerlain gives its classic gold packaging a makeover for the holidays, switching the gilded out for a lacquered black with hot-pink accents. Inside you'll find an array of neutrals to define your eyes, plus a wildcard fuchsia to add a little fun and funkiness to your gaze.

Guerlain Crazy Paris Neon Look Palette, $86, available at Nordstrom.
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Our love affair with Eminence Organic Skin Care continues with its lovely holiday offerings. Scoop up the Pear & Fig Gift Set, which features a creamy face cleanser and skin-revitalizing face moisturizer. Smells amazing, feels amazing, and makes your skin look — you guessed it — AMAZING.

Eminence Organic Skin Care Pear & Fig Gift Set, $35, available in November at Dermstore.
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