Beauty on a Budget
The Holiday Gift Guide for College Beauty Lovers
By Helena Enciso
It’s so stressful to shop throughout this time of year, so hopefully this makes your job a little bit easier. In an industry saturated with what it seems like millions of beauty products and a budget of a college student, how does anyone know what to buy for someone passionate about cosmetics and/or skincare. These gift ideas have some of my favorite products with a little something extra and won’t break the bank. These are perfect for your best friend, roommate, secret Santa and anything else that comes up.
The first thing on the list is a 12 Days of Beauty gift set from Target for only $19.99. This set hits all the beauty marks like skincare, haircare and makeup. You actually get a full size version of one of my favorite highlighters from the drugstore, the Wet n’ Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals. This set is a great way to sample a ton of products from the drugstore.
What better gift to give during the holidays than the gift of beaming cheek bones? This Amrezy x Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter is a must have for all beauty lovers. It retails for $28 and works on so many skin tones. You can literally build this up to be seen from space or start slow to be subtle. It has a golden hue perfect for anyone on your holiday list. Once you use this highlight, you will never touch another one ever again.
If you’re looking to spend a little more, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette is the perfect holiday gift. It retails for $42 with warm tones galore. It’s great for everyday looks, but can also be used to create a sultry going out eye. The possibilities are endless with this palette.
If you’re looking to give a gift with a little something extra, this Limited Edition Watermelon Jelly Tote Set is your product. This gift set includes a travel size version of the best-selling Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask & the Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer. On top of that, it includes the new Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask with the cutest pink jelly tote for only $40. You get a great accessory with some amazing skincare, it’s a win-win scenario.
Lastly, you can never go wrong with beauty tools. The best bang for your buck is the Morphe Complexion Crew 5-Piece Brush Collection. Morphe has great quality brushes for make-up lovers of all skill levels. These ones are especially great, in my opinion, because they have a cute gold ferule and comes with a sequenced makeup bag.
These products are or include my holy grails. Hope this guide helps you out check off all the holiday gifts on your list this year with confidence.