This month, racking up your credit card on all the special people in your life is supposed to make us feel good, but going broke is a bummer. Lucky for you we’re pinching our pennies to bring you a basket-full of great giftable beauty buys on a budget. You’ll keep your fiercest friends happy—and your wallet intact.
For the nail enthusiast who has everything, these clear manicure strips will surely please. Embellished with tiny rhinestones, these transparent stickers are finished with a metallic fishnet pattern and designed to be worn over the nail color of your choice for a flattering effect that will appeal to even non-adventurous manicure mavens. Choose between silver, gold, or black fishnet to pair with your pal’s favorite polishes. Better yet, gift a set along with a shimmering bottle of L’Oreal Color Riche nail color. Basically, you don’t have to be Riche to afford a great gift.
These pretty shimmering metallic liners are a perfect fit for the holidays. Available in glittering copper, silver, blue, and black they are a mixable, matchable option to give alone or in a set. We love the gold and silver gifted together as a two-tone pair, perfect for a New Year’s Eve party. And this gift of glitter has been blessed by model and company owner Iman, so this eye bling shines extra bright.
Here’s a great gift set for the budding beauty in your life. This incredibly affordable collection includes a whopping 72 eye shadows, plus six lip colors, and a selection of eight blushes, bronzers, and pressed powders– all for under $30. NYX’s amazing quality means you get wearable long-lasting color that will go over great with both experienced beauty mavens and facepainting freshmen. The 7” square-shaped set is great for travel too. If your goal is to not break your budget, this is the gift-set to go buy.
Here’s a budget worthy buy that is fit for any beauty lover. This four piece kit includes a correcting concealer, makeup primer, a lid-priming pen, and an eye brightening liner—all designed to keep your friend looking fresh both in and out of face makeup. This also makes a great Christmas Eve goodie to ensure she’ll look well-rested in the family photos come morning. The pale pink and green packaging is so appealing, they'll never guess the price!