HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: EMOJI EDITION
Sometimes we love our friends and family so much, it's hard to put their amazing personalities into words... which is one reason it can be tricky to pick out the perfect holiday gifts for them. (Like, what even comes up on Amazon when you type, "present for friend who's TikTok famous but also loves to read and has three cats"?) Plus, this year more than ever, making the people in our lives feel loved—whether they're near or far this holiday season—is so important.
It's safe to say the pressure is on. So we made it simple: Just think of the person you need to grab a gift for, and find the set of emojis below that best sums them up. We've paired each emoji set with the gifts most likely to make their jaw drop—even if you're just watching it happen via FaceTime. Happy gifting!
For the person who loves shiny, pretty things—and loves being seen in said things even more.
Red lips are never not glamorous, especially when the formula refuses to budge while drinking and, yes, kissing. ;) Our new, much-awaited shade of Lip Velvet, Roulette, is the most universally flattering, blue-based red infused with coconut oil, vitamin E, and shea butter to prevent that dreaded liquid lipstick dry-out.
You can't go wrong with one-swipe, shimmering eyeshadows like our Crushed Chrome Pigments. They'll feel like a queen through the holiday season wearing Firecracker, our sparkling burgundy shade, and Cashmere, a gorgeous, twinkling rosé tone with lavender reflects.
And because there's nothing more glamorous than whipping a compact out for touch-ups: Gift them our Pressed Velvet Cream Blushes, which are as soft and lightweight as they are highly-pigmented. They come in three uber-flattering shades: Everlast, Royalty, and Skyline.
Is your recipient more into eye-catching colors than glitter? Try our trio of attention-grabbing lip shades, Bestselling Bolds lip bundle. It features Fiesta, our bright, orange-toned red Lip Velvet; Blooming, a blue-toned hot pink Lip Crème; and Prep, our pinky coral Lip Glaze. All are as nourishing as they are eye-catching.
More than anything, this person is an individual. They see things a different way, and love to show off their fresh perspective when it comes to fashion and beauty.
Our sparkling gunmetal Crushed Chrome Pigment shade, Starry Eyed, was made for just this kind of badass.
A pine, cedarwood, and plum-scented home fragrance housed in an edgy black container, like our Cabin Fever candle, will match their aesthetic perfectly.
Or try our Dark Divas lip bundle. All three shades included—Sugarbear, our deep mauve Lip Velvet; Psych, our dark berry wine Lip Crème; and Spicy, our bold raspberry Lip Glaze—are equal parts moody and completely unique.
We'd be willing to bet all the mama bears in your life could use a little extra zen... without the time commitment of a spa day.
Our Grandma's House candle, which features notes of apple cider, caramel, spiced bourbon, and cinnamon, will give their home that cozy atmosphere that can only come from freshly-baked sweets—even if they're so not into cooking.
Or go for a body treatment that'll make them feel sooo pampered. Our Collagen Body Crème is deliciously fluffy, smells like the yummiest lemon meringue, and boosts collagen production from neck to toes. (You can also get it in a set with our Whipped Body Polish, FYI.)
We recommend our Lip Mask and Lip Polish, both of which are peppermint-flavored and have sold out five times. Here's why: Using them is like a tiny moment of self-care. They'll luxuriate in exfoliating with the Lip Polish, then swiping on the collagen-boosting Lip Mask, which feels as smooth as petroleum jelly (sans the icky ingredients).
Want to get them a little something extra? Pick up our Daily Essentials lip bundle. These three perfect nude shades—Lip Velvet in Sugarbear, Lip Glaze in Angelic, and Lip Crème in Desert Rose—instantly make any mom feel pulled-together.
You know the person that has a 12-step skincare routine, eats all organic everything, and does whatever Gwyneth Paltrow tells them to? This is them. Wellness is practically their middle name! We've got several products that will impress even this discerning skincare junkie.
A sustainably-made Pumpkin Chai-scented soy candle will help them set a zen mood anywhere in their home. Add in our Whipped Body Polish, a lemon meringue-scented, exfoliating body treatment that rinses clean, and they'll have everything they need for a spa day. (Pssst: It also comes in a travel duo with our Collagen Body Crème.)
Another treat they'll love? Our Tinted Lip Mask in the shade Petal. Infused with collagen-boosting lupinus albus seed extract and nourishing sweet almond oil and vitamin E, it's the ideal everyday, rosy pink lip treatment.
Or go the skincare route with our H2Glow + The Everything Oil Travel Duo. Our H2Glow Hydrating Serum utilizes hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to plump and hydrate, niacinamide to strengthen the skin barrier, and willow bark extract and licorice root extract to brighten. Then they'll top the serum with The Everything Oil. It's packed with black cumin seed oil, squalane, rosehip oil, and argan oil to heal acne and inflammation while it nourishes and fights fine lines and wrinkles.
Even if this person isn't technically a makeup artist, they've got all the skill they'd ever need to become one. Why not help them stock their kit this holiday season?
Every MUA loves treating the lips while they finish the rest of their face. Our Tinted Lip Mask in Mulled has collagen-boosting lupinus albus seed extract and nourishing sweet almond oil and vitamin E, plus the prettiest sheer, berry wash of color.
Our frosty silver Crushed Chrome Pigment shade, Halo, is a must for highlighting the eyes.
And our Makeup Brush Trio has three high-quality, multi-use tools they'll use everyday: Perfecting Buffer, which blends complexion makeup like a dream; Precision Buffer, which makes quick work of concealer; and Shade + Blend Dual-Sided Eyeshadow Brush, which has both a fluffy crease brush and a flat shader panel for serious pigments and glitter.
Add in our Eye Duo—Sunrise Pressed Pigment Palette and FlexLash Mascara—and you'll have one happy artist on your hands.