You’ve made your holiday shopping list and checked it twice—but are you still unsure of what to get your co-worker for your office gift swap? Or what about your BFF who will be in town for the holidays? Well, you don’t have to break the bank to buy presents for everyone on your list. Keep reading for our best holiday beauty buys under $20, including a charcoal mask, face scrub, metallic lipstick, highlighter, and hair spray, and more. From skin care products to hair care to makeup, we’ve got you covered as the holiday season swings into full gear.
Holiday Beauty Buy #1: Charcoal Mask
Cold winter weather can leave skin looking a little lackluster. So, pick up a charcoal mask, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask, and offer it up to whichever person on your holiday shopping list is in need of a skin care pick-me-up. This face mask can help reduce the appearance of dull skin immediately, so your younger sister, niece, or cousin can have skin that shines bright this holiday season.
Holiday Beauty Buy #2: Face Scrub
Skip the holiday candies and give the gift a sugar scrub for the holidays this year instead! The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, and L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub help gently yet effectively exfoliate for skin that feels softer and looks smoother.
Holiday Beauty Buy #3: Gel Face Mask
Mom deserves the best—after all, she puts in a ton of work prepping for the holidays. Show her love with a face mask formulated for her specific skin needs. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask has a gel formula that offers a cooling experience for mature skin.
Holiday Beauty Buy #4: Metallic Lipstick
In need of stocking stuffers? A lipstick—one with an on-trend metallic finish, to be more specific—fits the bill perfectly! The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints/Lips Metallic comes in four gorgeous shades: Moon Lust, Galactic Foil, Smoldering Eclipse, and Liquid Venom. (Here are Our Best Holiday Makeup Kits for Everyone on Your List for more holiday makeup gift ideas.)
Holiday Beauty Buy #5: Highlighter Palette
Why buy one highlighter when you can buy a palette that comes with four shades? The L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette comes in both a cool and warm version, so pick based on your gift-receiver’s skin tone. The four subtle shades in the highlighter palette can be used to highlight and contour.
Holiday Beauty Buy #6: Holographic Highlighter
Holographic makeup is set to be one of 2018’s biggest beauty trends, making holographic highlighter a total no-brainer gift option for the young woman in your life who is obsessed with trying out the latest and greatest makeup. The L’Oréal Paris Infallible Galaxy Sticks come in three stunning shades: Astro Blue, Cosmic Pink, and Galaxy Gold.
Holiday Beauty Buy #7: Air Dry Hair Spray
Winter was made for lazy days. After all, who wants to put in tons of effort creating heat-styled hairstyles when you could be snuggled up under the covers catching up on your favorite TV shows instead? Have a low maintenance friend who always goes makeup-free? Gift her the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, which she can use to create beachy waves sans heat. She can just spritz, air dry, and go!
Holiday Beauty Buy #8: Temporary Hair Color Spray
Rose gold might be one of the most popular colors of the moment, but it’s time to think outside the (jewelry) box when it comes to gifting anything rose gold-hued. For your trendsetting pal, the L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Color Spray in Rose Gold offers temporary metallic rose gold hair color that washes out in one shampoo.
And there you have it: eight holiday beauty buys under $20. For more holiday gift inspiration, check out Holiday Gift Guide: 7 Skin Care Products to Add to Your Shopping List.