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5 Best Beauty Gifts for Leo

It’s Leo season! Time to celebrate the fearless, unapologetic bosses of the zodiac. Your star-studded Leo friends live for all the fuss associated with their birthdays, so make sure you shine the brightest spotlight on them while they open gifts fit for royalty.

I’ve rounded up five Leo-friendly gifts that embody the main characteristics of this courageous fire sign. Place all five within a cute package for fun birthday unwrapping.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Liner in Leo, $16

Leos belong to a group of fierce fire signs (along with Aries and Sagittarius) that are ambitious and independent. Your Leo friends are commanders of their destiny and follow their dreams with a fiery passion. Don’t even try to get in the way of what Leo wants—you’ll get scorched. Give these trailblazing leaders a gift that pays tribute to their relentlessness. Jeffree Star’s Velour Lip Liner in Leo features a burnt brown shade that complements your friend’s powerful, forward-looking face.

Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette , $65

Ruled by the sun, fiery Leos brightly dazzle their surroundings just like the central star in the solar system. The sun endowed your Leo friends with a mesmerizing personality that draws a crowd—and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Just as all planets revolve around the sun, Leo takes a similar approach toward their sense of self. These confident fire signs know that they are special and will not settle for anything less than your full attention. This year, shower Leos with a lavish collection of sparkly, sun-inspired eye shadows from the Natasha Denona Sunrise Palette.


BECCA Ultimate Lipstick Love in Brave, $14.40

Leos are represented by a lion to signify their strength, fearlessness and confidence. Lions are known for having courage in the face of adversity, and they will never back down from a challenge until it’s fully conquered. Your bold friends never second-guess their decisions, approaching life with absolute certainty. The only question your friend has is, in the words of fellow Leo Demi Lovato, “What’s wrong with being confident?” So, it’s only fitting that you give gutsy Leos a sorry-not-sorry lipstick shade that’s named after one of their most prominent traits!

Anna Sui Creamy Cheek Color in 303 , $22

If you have Leo friends, then you’re familiar with their incredible sense of humor. Natural-born comedians, Leos tell the best jokes and have the ability to get a whole room to explode in uproarious laughter. You can always count on your hilarious friend to cheer you up when you’re feeling down with their entertaining antics that make you laugh until your cheeks hurt. Give these funny fire signs the same bright pink flush that you get when you’re in their company! Here’s a deep pink blush with a stamping sponge that comes within a chic butterfly case, all by the legendary Leo, Anna Sui.


Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Light Wand, $38

The lion in your life doesn’t just crave attention…they live for it. Whether they’re experimenting with a new hair color, taking fashion risks or perfecting their selfie game, Leos welcome any opportunity to publicly shine. Your friend’s sheer confidence inspires you to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone, too. Stroke Leos’ ego by gifting them with a megawatt glow that’s gleams brighter than any marquee. The Hollywood Beauty Light Wand bathes skin in a light-reflecting rose-gold highlight that reminds Leo that no one can dim their sparkle—not that they need any reassurance.

Illustrations by Megan Badilla