If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the Gen Z members of your family or crew, your search ends right now. We’ve found the best beauty gifts for every teen, tween and young at heart, so they look “gorg AF” all year long.
This palette is the #bestgiftever. The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Alien Eyeshadow Palette features eighteen neon and jewel toned shades in both matte and metallic colors perfect for makeup experimentation. Blend each extraterrestrial-themed shadow to create a host of supernatural looks with intense payoff and minimal fallout. Did we mention that the packaging is shaped like an alien head with 3D eyes? It’s out of this world.
For the high school student in your life who is just finding her way around a lipstick, this seven-piece lip set just might be the best in lipwear education. Featuring limited edition red, pink and purple shades, this holiday set delivers best-selling Jouer Cosmetics lip colors in a variety of finishes, including Long-Wear Lip Crème, Long-Wear Lip Topper, High Pigment Lip Gloss, and High Pigment Pearl Lip Gloss. From prom to graduation, we can guarantee that each smudge-proof shade will help that teen ace all of their makeup looks.
We really wish this five-piece set was available when we first began wearing makeup. From eyes to lips, Benefit Cosmetics Homemade Hotness delivers the key ingredients every teen or tween needs to create her very first makeup look. The easy-to-use collection contains Benefit’s best-selling favorites, including BadGal BANG! Volumizing Mascara, Hoola Matte Bronzer, Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Fiber Gel, They’re Real! Duo Eyeshadow Blender, and They’re Real! Double the Lip in Lusty Rose.
beautyblender BBF, $40
Remember those best friend split-heart pendant necklaces we loved as tweens? This gift is basically the beauty version. The breakaway heart packaging holds two original beautyblenders and features a perforated bottom to ensure that, after cleaning, each sponge dries properly. Each blender is designed with aqua-activated material with minimal product absorption. Give your friend or family member a sentimental gift that just so happens to deliver award-winning foundation coverage.
School dances, debates, and first dates bring with them a great deal of DIY hairstyling. Most individuals who use heat tools for the first time are unfamiliar with proper styling techniques and end up burning their hair and skin—or sometimes the surrounding environment. This year, give the gift of faultless waves with the T3 SinglePass Wave Wand. Featuring one-pass styling technology for quick and easy curls, this tourmaline-infused tool minimizes heat damage with five adjustable settings safe for all hair types. We also love how SinglePass Wave automatically turns off after an hour to prevent fires and comes with a heat-resistant glove to protect fingers.
Illustrations by Megan Badilla