20 Makeup Gifts Teenage Girls Will Love This Holiday Season
Teenage girls can be challenging to buy for — you know she’s interested in makeup, but where do you go from there? Try picking up one of these 20 makeup gifts for teenage girls. There’s bound to be something to make her smile, no matter what your price point. And if you're a beauty lover, you might love these too, no matter your age.
A trendy makeup and skincare setTrendy, innovative, and popular with a younger crowd, Milk Makeup offers some of their bestselling makeup-meets-skincare in a gift set for the holidays. This travel-friendly beauty collection features a cooling under-eye stick, brightening serum, matte primer, volumizing mascara, and more.
Milk Makeup Meet the Fam Milk Bestsellers Set, $47
A neutral lip gloss setLip gloss fanatics and makeup newbies alike will appreciate this selection of neutral-toned glosses. Moisturizing and creamy in shimmer and cream finishes, these MAC Lipglasses come in bright holiday packaging so cute that you won’t want (or need!) to wrap them.
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Mini Lip Glosses in Nude, $36.
An Instagram-worthy eyeshadow paletteInsta-famous makeup artist Huda Kattan’s eponymous brand is ultra-popular on social media. Huda Beauty’s New Nude Eyeshadow Palette offers a covetable array of rose-toned shimmers, glitters, and mattes perfect for creating everyday eyeshadow looks. It’s guaranteed to please any beauty lover!
Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $85
Easy-to-use shimmery shadowsEyeshadow can be daunting for beginners in the beauty world. This set of three liquid eyeshadows is super easy to use: just swipe on with the included applicator and blend with a finger for subtle, pretty shimmer.
Stila Shimmering Heights Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set, $33.
A versatile lipstick duoIn 2017, Rihanna’s makeup line took the beauty world by storm. These creamy and comfortable lipsticks — in a neutral and bold shade — showcase why the brand is so popular. Plus, the cute spherical packaging it comes in doubles as a holiday ornament!
Fenty Beauty Two Lil Mattemoiselles Chill Owt Edition, $24.
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A complete starter brush setQuality brushes can be hard to find, and when trying to start a new collection, things can get pricey very quickly. These Wet n Wild Brushes are soft, effective, and hold up well to wear and tear, making them a great starting set for young makeup neophytes.
Wet n Wild Beauty 17-Piece Brush Roll, $30.
A selection of luxe mascarasMascara is a makeup basic, and many teens’ first foray into the beauty world. This multibranded mascara set lets the recipient try a variety of luxurious mascaras, including two full-sizes.
Sephora Favorites Lashstash, $58.
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A neutral eye kitThis little kit features a six-pan eyeshadow palette in pretty, wearable neturals, a brown liner, and a mascara all wrapped in a cute makeup bag with a bow. It makes for a great first eyeshadow palette or addition to an existing collection.
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Goody Bag in Neutral Eyes, $48.
A cult-favourite gloss and highlighterUnwrapping a cult-favourite product from a popular brand is always exciting for the holidays. Fenty Beauty’s miniature gloss and highlighter set makes for a quick and easy everyday makeup look that pops. The miniature size is perfect for tucking into a school bag for a makeup look on the go or for touchups throughout the day.
Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set, $28.
A lipstick set from an up-and-coming brandThis holiday season, gift her the opportunity to try popular lip products from an up-and-coming brand. The adorably-named Winky Lux is popping up in many popular beauty retailers, and their Mini Lip Pill Kit — featuring five best-selling shades of their luxurious lip velours — is a great way for teens to try the brand.
Winky Lux Mini Lip Pill Kit, $21.
A lip kit from a drugstore staple brand
A luxe little paletteHuda Beauty really is an it-brand this holiday season. Their Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes come in a variety of colourways – warm bronzes, sparkling purples, and gorgeous greens – and are super compact. It’s a great way to give new makeup lovers a taste of luxury.
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes, $35.
A set of brushes for complexion perfectionAs most of us know too well, the teenage years can be accompanied by acne, scarring, and other blemishes. Although foundation and concealer can be hard to purchase for another person, complexion brushes are a useful and thoughtful gift for someone you know is working on their base routine. This set of four brushes gives everything you need for foundation, concealer, and contour, plus a bonus brush cup to store it all in.
Real Techniques Flawless Base Set, $30.
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A covetable collaboration with a beauty guruPopular YouTuber Jaclyn Hill collaborated with affordable makeup brand Morphe to create the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette. This 35-pan palette — now conveniently available at Sephora — has a variety of shades, from shimmering champagnes to fun pops of teal and orange that’s sure to inspire a teenage makeup lover’s creativity.
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, $49.
A trending glow kitModel, television host, chef and reigning queen of Twitter Chrissy Teigen collaborated with Becca Cosmetics yet again. The result? Four deliciously glowy products brand new to Becca’s lineup. Social media mavens, Teigen fans, and glow-lovers alike will love this set.
Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Kitchen Kit, $54.
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A piece of the it makeup lineLove them or hate them, two things are true about the Kardashian-Jenners: they are clever businesswomen, and they are fixtures in pop culture. Kylie Jenner’s makeup line, Kylie Cosmetics, is heavily marketed to teenage fans. Kylie’s Hello 21 Mini Lip Set is part of the celeb’s birthday collection, but the cute festive packaging housing six liquid lipsticks is totally festive and totally Instagrammable.
Kylie Cosmetics Hello 21 Mini Lip Set, $36 USD.
An affordable neutral palette setKnown for their velvety and budget-friendly eyeshadows, Wet n Wild is shaking up the drugstore makeup game. This gift set features an eyeshadow palette filled with wearable neutrals, two lipsticks, an eyeliner, and some false lashes to experiment with.
Wet n Wild Beauty Natural-ista Set, $15.
An adorable trio of minisWith its ultra-cute packaging and functional products, Benefit Cosmetics catches the eye of many young makeup lovers on a first stroll through Sephora. This trio of best-sellers includes a curling mascara, volumizing brow gel, and smoothing primer for a simple and compact everyday face.
Benefit Cosmetics Confection Cuties, $25.
A go-to set of lip, eye, and cheek productsBuilding a makeup routine can be overwhelming and pricey for teenagers just getting into makeup and self-care. This gift set from e.l.f Cosmetics delivers a versatile eyeshadow palette, a cheek palette with six shades, and two lip colour options. It makes a great intro to makeup or addition to an existing collection.
e.l.f Cosmetics Modern Metals 4-Piece Collection, $32.
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A dreamy, multi-coloured paletteFor teenage makeup lovers who have it all, this Too Faced palette features a mix of neutral and bright eyeshadows and four cheek products for an infinite number of creative looks. It also comes with a primer, lip gloss, and best-selling mascara, and festive makeup bag.
Too Faced Dream Queen Makeup Collection, $72.