The 17 best beauty gifts for makeup lovers this Christmas

Want to find the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite beauty guru? Makeup lovers will

Want to find the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite beauty guru? Makeup lovers will die for these 17 best luxury beauty gifts of 2020. 

Small wonders

It’s hard to choose among Christian Louboutin’s whimsical Loubiworld scents, each matching his signature scarlet soles.

Loubiworld eau de parfum fragrances, $300 (90 ml) each at US.ChristianLouboutin.com
Loubiworld eau de parfum fragrances, $300 (90 ml) each at Christian Louboutin
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Best case

An embossed message on the nameplate transforms this elegant leather cosmetics bag into a one-of-a-kind carryall.

Power pout

Blend your own clutch lip color with this enticing array of matte reds.

Mane attraction

Deck your holiday ’do with a plush ruby velvet bow.

L. Erickson bow barrette in “Claret,” $72 at FranceLuxe.com
L. Erickson bow barrette in “Claret,” $72 at France Luxe
L. Erickson

Good optics

Open your eyes to this striking long-wear shadow quintet.

Hypnôse 5-color eye shadow palette in “Bleu Hypnôtique,” $50 at Lancome-USA.com
Hypnôse 5-color eye shadow palette in “Bleu Hypnôtique,” $50 at Lancome
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Bolt from the blue

Lengthen your lash game with this bold cobalt mascara in an engravable case.

Mascara Volume
Effet Faux Cils in “Extreme Blue,” $29 at YSLBeautyUS.com
Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils in “Extreme Blue,” $29 at YSL Beauty
YSL Beauty

Face foward

Pamper the skin beneath your face mask with a silky revitalizing and detoxifying serum.

Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum, $158 (2.4 oz) at Bloomingdales.com
Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum, $158 (2.4 oz) at Bloomingdales
Dior

Firm favorite

None other than Kim Kardashian West sings the praises of this decadent antiaging formula, enriched with orchid extracts.

Orchidée Impériale the Rich Cream, $480 at Guerlain.com
Orchidée Impériale the Rich Cream, $480 at Guerlain
Photo by Jeffrey Westbrook; Prop stylist: Miako Katoh

Empire state of mind

Salute the city that doesn’t sleep with this sexy scent, spiced with ginger and pink pepper.

“My New York” eau de parfum, $410 (100 ml) at BondNo9.com
“My New York” eau de parfum, $410 (100 ml) at Bond No 9
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Myth maker

Start with a bottle shaped like a Grecian amphora, then add Versace Medusa emblems and a goddessy fruity floral fragrance. That’s the stuff of legends.

Versace “Dylan Blue Pour Femme” eau de parfum spray, $120 (3.4 oz) at Macys.com
Versace “Dylan Blue Pour Femme” eau de parfum spray, $120 (3.4 oz) at Macys
Versace

Lip service

This crimson lipstick reads flawlessly chic, both faceto-face and on video chats.

Rouge Allure Velvet luminous matte lip colour in “No. 5,” $38 at Chanel.com
Rouge Allure Velvet luminous matte lip colour in “No. 5,” $38 at Chanel
Chanel

Risque business

With its racy name and exquisite hue, consider this polish naughty but nice.

“F--king Fabulous” nail lacquer, $40 at TomFord.com
“F–king Fabulous” nail lacquer, $40 at Tom Ford
Tom Ford

Wax poetic

When the floral scented candle has melted away, this glamorous lapis-look Limoges porcelain vessel, edged in 24-k gold, can double as a decorative box.


Good clean fun

Brighten your sinkscape with this vibrant rhubarb-scented liquid soap.

Hermès Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate hand and body cleansing gel, $64 at SaksFifthAvenue.com
Hermès Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate hand and body cleansing gel, $64 at Saks Fifth Avenue
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Brush with success

Perfect your foundation and powder applications with this handy four petal blending and buffing tool.

Shiseido “Hanatsubaki Hake” polishing face brush, $49 at Bloomingdales.com
Shiseido “Hanatsubaki Hake” polishing face brush, $49 at Bloomingdales
Shiseido

Tweet dreams

A solid version of the iconic “Beautiful” fragrance is housed in this limited-edition apple with a jeweled bird that moves.

Estée Lauder x Disney “Beautiful Just One Bite” perfume compact by Monica Rich Kosann, $250 (0.05 oz) at EsteeLauder.com
Estée Lauder x Disney “Beautiful Just One Bite” perfume compact by Monica Rich Kosann, $250 (0.05 oz) at Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder

Smooth operator

Even brows benefit from this lifting, firming and puff-reducing treatment for the entire eye area.

Skin Caviar Eye Lift, $485 at LaPrairie.com
Skin Caviar Eye Lift, $485 at La Prairie
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