Beautylish Gift Guide: Colorful Beauty Buys

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Who says winter has to be colorless?  If you’re sick of gifting basic blacks and no-nonsense nudes for the holidays, brighten up with a spectrum of our favorite rainbow makeup products. Maybe your loved one’s list includes eye-blinding requests for yellow lipstick, orange eye liner, and cyan nail polish. If so, then you’re sure to find them below. We’ve also included a couple rainbow-licious gift sets to break apart and gift to all your friends who could stand to get a little more comfortable with a new friend named ROY G. BIV. Alternately, if you have an aspiring artist on your list, these all-colors-covered collections will get him or her off to a great start on an exciting career. It’s time to liven up this holiday season!

Inglot Freedom System Shadows

$12 - $160

Inglot’s unique Freedom System allows you to mix and match the shades in your palette to create a color story all your own. Choose from a one color box all the way up to a twenty-shade holder and then pick from hundreds of colors and finishes (we've already expressed our love for their double sparkle pans). A great, personal gift for a makeup novice or anyone who loves to wear color. Gift a spectrum of primary shades or fill a box full of their favorite hue and create a holiday sampler they’re sure to love.

Sugarpill Loose Eyeshadow

$12

Beggars can't be choosers but this year, gifters can get picky with Sugarpill loose shadows. These petite jars hold the perfect amount of pigment and come in 18 shocking shades that you can mix and match. Select the shades that your friends shadow collections are lacking, or try a set of three for $30. Candy canes are a sweet stocking stuffer but Sugarpill shadows are a rainbow delight that feels so right.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar

$16

Lip Tar is one of the most coveted products on the market today, and it’s probably at the top of all your beauty-loving friend’s gift lists. Available in everything from understated nude to brilliant blue, you’re sure to find the perfect Lip Tar color for everyone (and we mean everyone). The stocking-stuffability of these little Tars are sure to win last-minute shoppers over, too.

Kryolan 12 Shade Supra Color Palette

$34

An essential and classic brand for color lovers, Kryolan’s grease paint palette is a thoughtful gift for makeup mavens of all experience levels. This twelve-color cream palette is a steal and the grease paints are great for eyes, lips, or anywhere on the face or body. Available in multiple color combinations, including metallics, these mixable shades guarantee endless possibilities in one streamlined palette.

Lime Crime Uniliner Liquid Eyeliner Collection

$49.99

This rainbow collection of liquid liners pack a colorful punch -- something that you expect from Lime Crime -- with long lasting staying power to boot! The seven piece set contains yellow, orange, turquoise, blue, purple, white, and a basic black for accents. The liners glide on smooth and can be used alone or together for a multi-dimensional look that pops. This well-priced set ensures your color lover will have a liner for every day of the week. Or break the set apart to create seven special gifts for every personality on your list of friends. Plus the festive purple packaging is sure to delight.

Strange Beautiful DOSE Nail Polish Collection

$20

We can’t get enough of these itty bitty pill-shaped polishes from color magic creator Jane Schub. With six trios to choose from, you’re sure to find the right color for each of your gal pals. The polish quality is high and the sample size makes them mixable, matchable, and tradeable—so try gifting a pack everyone at the party, or break them up for mini stocking-stuffer fun. Plus the glass jar they come encased in is just begging for a festive bow, making them prime gifts.  Creatives will fall in love with these carefully conceived nail polishes. A special gift for sure.