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I’ve always had a love for all things beauty, but over the last year or so I feel like I finally got kinda good at it.
It only took me 30-some years to figure out how to do my hair and makeup, but heyyy, the journey has certainly been fun.
The more I find myself falling in love with specific beauty products, the more it brings me joy in gifting those products to others. But the BEST part? All of the top beauty brands can be scooped up from Sephora at Kohls – which makes knocking out my gift lists this year SO dang easy.
8 Beauty Products That Make For Foolproof Gifts from Sephora at Kohls
When buying beauty products as gifts, anything that requires shade-matching or skin-type knowledge (skincare, foundation, concealer, etc) is pretty hard to do, but there are a handful of beauty items that make for foolproof gifts.
Lip products are my number one favorite thing to give, not only are they my personal favorite products but there are so many good ones to choose from these days. It’s also exciting to find holiday gift sets, especially for gifting something like perfume, as there’s more than one fun option for the recipient.
Whether you’re looking for some gifts for the beauty-lovers in your life, or you’re shopping in hopes to find gems for your own stocking, these are my top favorite gifts from Sephora at Kohls!
The Lip Butter Balm’s by Summer Fridays are arguably some of the best tinted glosses on the market (and their extreme social-media-viral-status would agree). I had to wait a good few months for these to come back in stock when I first went to try them, and it was worth the wait.
I initially tried out the mini versions of these balms, only to realize the full size are totally worth it. They are a silky, vegan gloss that each have a slight tint – the perfect in-between of a gloss and lipstick. Even if you’re shopping for someone who already has one, trust me, they’re going to be giddy with another butter balm (or two) in their reach, especially since there’s a handful of colors and flavors to choose from. My personal favorite is Vanilla Beige (warning: toddlers love these, too, ha!).
Both Scotti and myself have sung the praises of Tula’s under eye balms for years. They were my favorite product when I was at the end of my pregnancy journey and all through the first season of being postpartum.
These balms have the most amazing cooling sensation as you swipe, giving epic amounts of hydration and glow to make your under eyes appear instantly brighter (and your overall vibe look, uh, awake). This holiday set includes Tula’s best selling rose-gold shade (my personal favorite) and a new champagne hue. Plus, they’re in cute, festive chrome tubes that scream ‘tis the season!
This blush by Rare Beauty is, hands down, my favorite blush on the market (oh, and if you could only see my stash of all the different blush products I’ve tried).
They are super pigmented (a little goes a long way!) but melt into the skin like butter, blending out perfectly. The color Hope was my first fave as an everyday shade, but if you want to feel a bit more festive or give this as a fun gift, reach for the shades Love or Grateful.
The “Maracuja Juicy Lips” products by Tarte blow my mind every time I use them. They smother your lips with ultra-hydration and even as the product dissipates throughout the day, your lips are left feeling buttery soft.
This is one of those lip products I kicked myself for not trying the moment I first heard about it, as it’s every bit worth the money and space in every one of your purses. Your lips will actually look like the product images featured online.
This set is a really special way to try all the Maracuja products from Tarte, or you could split it up and drop them each in a separate stocking!
The product I start my makeup with every single time. Saie’s Dewy Highlighter is perfect for both an overall base to your makeup (how I personally use it) or can be dabbed on the high points of your face after applying your makeup for a touch of glow.
Saie is one of my all time favorite Clean Beauty brands, and this is easily my top favorite product from them. I’ve gone through an entire tube and purchased a second one, and I know I’ll be buying more in the future.
The Super Gel is easy to use for makeup-beginners, too – the glow is natural without being overwhelming or oily looking.
Any beauty-obsessed individual would be thrilled to get this viral shadow palette by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.
No matter your personal style (or the person you might be gifting too), this is a great palette to choose as it features all the best, most universal neutral shades (which makes it easier to apply, too).
I mostly prefer a natural, glowy makeup look, which makes this my go-to eye palette. When I want to emphasize my eyes but still feel neutral, and like myself, I use this set!
Gift giving can be hard (as is having to answer the question from others about what you want), but a good lip product is the easiest and most exciting option, I think… which is probably why I feature so many in this round-up.
So last, but certainly not least, of my top recommended lip products is the Gloss Bomb by Fenty Beauty.
The Gloss Bomb is truly show-stopping with a shimmer finish that feels extra special to wear this time of year. You can wear the clear gloss over your favorite color lipstick, or wear it alone for a plump, hydrated appearance. I personally like to grab this one for date nights or special occasions, because it just gives my face an extra sumpin-sumpin.
I own A LOT of perfume, and Replica is easily one of my most worn brands. They are known for making seasonal favorites, developing formulas that evoke nostalgia with scents like “Lazy Sunday Morning” and “By The Fireplace.”
Each scent has sort of a cult-following, if you will, depending on what kind of mood or season you are drawn to the most. For me, their cozy fall and winter scents are my favorite (okay, with the exception of Beach Walk, which is the first scent of theirs I fell in love with). This trio are three of the best to wear in the snuggly fall and winter months, and would make for a really fun gift for perfume lovers or, hey, just to your own beautiful self.
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