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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide From NYX Professional Makeup

05 Nov 2022

No matter how you celebrate, there’s no denying that the holiday season is infectious. There’s hot cocoa, cheerful carols, twinkling lights…and of course, presents. Not just receiving gifts but giving them, too—especially if you snag something you know your giftee will love. And with the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the best Christmas gift sets and holiday makeup gift ideas for your loved ones. Thankfully, we’re here to help make the process a bit easier.

Ahead, we’ve put together the ultimate NYX Professional Makeup holiday gift guide, with beauty and makeup gifts for everyone on your list. Whether they’re a lipstick lover, an eye icon, or a fan of all things face makeup, we’ve got something in our holiday collection to delight them. Discover our favorite holiday gifts for everyone below (don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something, too).

For The Merry-Maker

Gift your most festive friend a holiday countdown that will keep the excitement going all month. Our Mrs. Claus 24-Day Advent Calendar ($65) contains 24 of our favorite mini and full-sized products, giving them a new makeup gift to unwrap every day between December 1st and Christmas Eve. We also have a smaller 12-day Advent Calendar ($45) you can snag for less. Choose whichever one fits into your shopping budget best, and let the holiday countdown begin.

For The Skincare Lover

Chances are, their bathroom shelf is already stocked to the brim with moisturizers, cleansers, and toners. Instead of gifting them something that they probably already have, we suggest spoiling your favorite skincare devotee with a makeup set that also has skincare benefits—specifically, our Electrolyte Kit ($16). Included in this three-piece kit is our Plump Right Back Primer + Serum, a makeup primer with five electrolytes and vitamins: hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5, magnesium, and potassium. They’ll also get our Plump Finish Setting Spray, which helps extend makeup wear and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, and This Is Juice Gloss, a vegan lip gloss infused with five electrolytes and five lip-loving oils. Complete the gift with our Bare With Me Concealer Serum—the hydrating skincare-makeup hybrid helps conceal imperfections and leaves the skin with a healthy-looking glow.

For The Bona Fide Beauty Guru

If they’re a lover of all things makeup, spoil them this season with NYX Professional Makeup’s Mrs. Claus Jumbo Eye Vault ($30). This holiday gift set features eight of our Jumbo Eye Pencils in a range of pigmented shades, including five limited-edition hues exclusively for the holidays. The jumbo crayons deliver creamy color that can be used as eyeshadow, eyeliner, or even as an eye primer, and the formula is blendable for infinite looks. Pair the set with our double pencil Sharpener ($4.50) to ensure they’re always prepared to create next-level looks.

For The Y2K Enthusiast

The best makeup gifts are the ones you know they’ll use—and for the 2000s lover in your life, that means (what else?) lip gloss. Treat them to their perfect early-aughts pout with the Butter Gloss and Liner Vault ($20), a six-piece makeup gift set starring our fan-fave Butter Gloss in three crowd-pleasing shades. Also included are three Slim Lip Pencil lip liners in coordinating colors, perfect for creating the ‘00s-inspired lip looks of their dreams.

If you really want to spoil them this holiday season, we also have the Mrs. Claus Butter Gloss Vault ($50), which contains 14 Butter Gloss tubes in shades ranging from natural-looking nudes to juicy, vibrant reds.

For The Trendiest Person You Know

They’re a total trendsetter—help them stay on top of this season’s biggest beauty trends by treating them to some of NYX Professional Makeup’s latest launches. First up is The Marshmellow Smoothing Makeup Primer ($17). This soft-whipped face primer with marshmallow root extract smooths, softens, extends makeup wear for up to 16 hours, hydrates, soothes, evens tone, minimizes texture, blurs lines, adds a soft focus finish, and keeps makeup fresh. Plus, it has a vegan formula and is suitable for all skin types, making it ideal for anyone on your list. Pair it with Smooth Whip Matte Lip Cream ($8), a matte-finish lip cream available in 12 full-coverage shades for comfortable, all-day wear. Round out the gift with one (or more) of our Ultimate Glow Shots ($10.50). These shimmer-packed liquid eyeshadows deliver confident color, sans fallout or flaking. Plus, the versatile formulas can be worn alone or paired with powder shadows—perfect for the person who’s always trying out the latest beauty trends.

For The Unapologetic Chatterbox

Gossip, small talk, deep conversations—they love it all. Help ensure their lips look amazing throughout all that chatting with the Shine Loud & Line Loud Lip Kit ($15). The two-piece kit contains our beloved Shine Loud High Shine Lip Color, dual-ended lip color that features a pigment-packed base coat on one end and a non-sticky clear gloss on the other. They can swipe on the base coat for high-impact color that lasts up to 16 hours, then flip the tube over and top off their pout with gloss for a gorgeously glassy finish. Also included in this holiday duo is our Line Loud Lip Pencil, a creamy, waterproof lip liner infused with vitamin E and jojoba oil. With this holiday lip kit, their pout will be the star of the show.

For The Bold Makeup Lover

Searching for a makeup gift idea worthy of your most colorful friend? Treat them to our Mrs. Claus Epic Liner Kit ($28). The party-ready set includes five Epic Wear Eyeliner Sticks in both matte and metallic shades. Each long-wear, waterproof eye liner pencil applies easily and delivers high-impact color that lasts up to 36 hours without smudging or fading. Whether they’re looking to rock a metallic cat eye, turn up the volume with a graphic matte eyeliner look, or keep it simple for a change, this holiday eyeliner set will have them covered.

For The Classic Beauty

They don’t care much for what’s trending on social media—they’re all about the classics. Help them keep their timeless look on lock with our holiday-exclusive Soft Matte Lip Cream Duo ($10), which features two full-sized Soft Matte Lip Creams. This holiday set is available in two versatile shade pairings—go rosy with the shades Rome and Cannes, or treat them to a bolder look with the Abu Dhabi and Monte Carlo duo.

For Your Favorite Teen

If we were to compile a holiday gift guide dedicated to gifts for Gen Z, our Milkshakes Trio ($19) would top the list. This holiday gift set features a trio of our This Is Milky Gloss Milkshakes—creamy, ultra-glassy lip glosses in fun shades (and flavors) like Strawberry Horchata and Milk N Hunny. The high-shine formulas offer sheer, buildable color and provide up to 12 hours of lip-smacking hydration.

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