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Happy holidays! November 1 marks the unofficial start of the holiday season (so says, the “Queen of Christmas” herself, Mariah Carey).
To get your started early, we’ve put together a holiday beauty haul list with items priced at $5 and above. Whether you’ve already started your holiday shopping, or plan to start in the coming weeks, you’re certain to find something useful on our roster.
From voluminous mascaras and best-selling lipsticks to men’s grooming products, self-care essentials and holiday gift sets, we’ve got you covered. See the roundup of beauty must-haves below.
Essence Lash Princess is a best-selling, budget-friendly mascara that beauty lovers can’t stop talking about. And at $5, what more can you ask for?
Shopping for affordable hair tools? If you don’t quite have the budget for the Dyson AirWrap ($599), or other popular hair tools and dryers such as the RevHair Reverse Air-Dryer (currently on sale for $399) and Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying Tool ($269.99), the Revlon One-step Volumizer is a game changer in its own right. Plus, it won’t break the bank.
“All I want for Christmas is Choo!” The Jimmy Choo I Want You Eau de Parfum is a fan favorite, classic scent that went viral on Twitter last month. This “warm and spicy” fragrance is infused with fragrance notes of velvet peach, Mandarine juice, jasmine, red spider lily, and vanilla. Shop the gift set here.
Looking for a holiday scent for men? Bleau De Chanel offers an earthy and woody fragrance, with keys notes of citrus accord, labdanum, and sandalwood cedar.
A sleeping mask for your lips. The Laniege set features five mini Lip Sleeping Masks in berry, mango, gummy bear, Mango, vanilla, and mint choco.
Rare Beauty’s limited-edition eye essentials duo includes mascara and liquid eyeliner to create subtle to stand-out eye look for the holidays and beyond.
This M.A.C. highlighter, from the makeup giant’s newly launched Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever Collection, will make a cute little stocking stuffer or White Elephant gift, and of course, you can always buy it for yourself. Featuring high-shine and a metallic finish, this show-stopping highlighter is available in neutral tones, aptly titled Royal Vibrancy and Royal Challenge. Shop the full M.A.C. x Black Panther 2 Collection here.
Unwanted body hair? The Panasonic GK80 is equipped with a V-shaped head, robust motor, and gentle touch to trim, designed to safely groom anywhere on your body.
High hold, low shine. American Crew Fiber Men’s Hair Gel tames the hair while providing a texturized look without the greasy finish. This hair gel went on sale at Amazon, but it’s already out of stock. You can however purchase it at Nordstrom Rack and AmericanCrew.com.
Time for a re-set! The Re(set) Collection from Made Man comes with a fascial cleanser/shave gel and all-in-one moisturizer. Ingredients include vitamin c, Indian ginseng, rosehip, soap bark, eucalyptus, and CBD.
Speaking of skincare, Tatcha’s best-selling skin cream and moisturizer combo is designed to hydrate, seal and replenishes the skin. Its packed with antioxidants and Japanese purple rice, which is made to feeds your skin with plumping hydration. Click here for Tatcha gift sets.
Whether you’re gifting it or wearing it, red lips are a holiday makeup staple. There are plenty of ultra-pigmented, red options that won’t break the bank. Some of the popular red lipsticks Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick ($44), M.A.C Rooby Woo ($21), NYX Professional Shine Liquid Lipstick ($12) and Lime Crime Valentine Liquid Lipstick ($20).
Hundreds of customers have raved about Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat High Cover Radiant Undereye Brightening Concealer Pen. This buildable under-eye concealer offers weightless coverage and is made to brighten the skin underneath your eyes and correct dark circles.
The devil is in the details! Merit Beauty’s The Details Set is made for cheeks, eyes and lips. The set includes lip balm, tinted lip oil, mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. Shop additional gift sets here.