25 cosmetics and beauty gifts for her, him and they
Give a gift to help them look and feel their best
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Cosmetics and beauty products make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers—provided you know which products are worth giving. If the beauty section of your local drugstore is a confusing, mysterious place, don't worry: Reviewed Canada has your back. All of the items in this guide have been tested by us or come highly recommended by friends and family.
That said, be sure to hold on to that gift receipt: you never want to buy someone a shade of lipstick they don't wear or a cream they might be allergic to.
1. Farmacy Natural Makeup Remover
Sunflower and ginger root oils help gently remove make-up without drying out your skin.
Get the Farmacy Natural Makeup Remover from Amazon Canada
2. NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss
Our American colleagues chose this lip gloss as one of the best beauty products under $25, a safe call considering that it has developed a cult following of fans who love the soft, silky smooth, never sticky gloss and range of colours.
Get the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss from Amazon Canada
3. Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Oil Shampoo
Aimed at those with colour-treated hair, the coconut-scented shampoo is made from 100% organic coconut oil and Bulgarian rose petals. It offers gentle cleansing while still maintaining your vibrant hair colour.
Get the Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Oil Shampoo from Amazon Canada
4. PMD Clean Pro Smart Facial Cleansing Device With Silicone Brush & ActiveWarmth Anti-Aging Massager
Give yourself a soothing facial massage, removing dirt and encouraging the skin to absorb moisture. Our favourite facial cleansing device, offers "great value," stimulating the pores with both heat and vibrations.
Get the PMD Clean Pro Smart Facial Cleansing Device With Silicone Brush & ActiveWarmth Anti-Aging Massager from Amazon Canada
5. Milani Highly Rated Lash Plumping Mascara
The name says it all: get extra-long, luscious lashes with this smudge-proof mascara. It builds and lifts to provide a dramatic, eye-catching look. Our reviewer says she has never before used a mascara that was so easy to apply.
Get the Milani Highly Rated Lash Plumping Mascara from Walmart Canada
6. Cake Beauty Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm
Available as an add-on item from Amazon Canada, make sure to pop a few of these into your cart. This nourishing hand cream helps nourish dry, rough, chapped skin so you get soft, supple hands – necessary these days, given how often everyone is washing their hands.
Get the Cake Beauty Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm from Amazon Canada
7. Dove Dry Shampoo
Whether you shower every day or not, it's a good idea to give your hair a rest by not washing it daily. In between washes, using a dry shampoo is an easy way to keep your hair looking fresh. This was the best on we've tested, absorbing oil, leaving little residue behind, and making our hair feel "almost suspiciously clean."
Get the Dove Dry Shampoo from Amazon Canada
8. Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
Save up to half the time it typically takes to brush and dry your hair with this convenient combination hairdryer & volumizer from Revlon. It adds volume while detangling and uses is designed to reduce heat damage, leaving your hair shiny. We love that it eliminates the need to awkwardly juggle both a hair dryer and brush.
Get the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer from Walmart Canada
9. GHD Curve Creative Curl Wand
Get salon-like hair using what our American counterparts called an ideal curling wand. It heats up quickly and simplifies the otherwise painstaking process of styling hair. It's not the most affordable curling wand but it's worth every penny.
Get the GHD Curve Creation from Amazon Canada
10. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
With full coverage that wears well on the skin for up to 16 hours, according to our review, and an extensive range of shades, it's no surprise that we named this our favourite concealer.
Get the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer from Amazon Canada
11. Aztec Secret Healing Clay
Get prepped for bed with this deep pore cleansing facial hair and body mask that is made from 100% natural calcium bentonite clay. It's suitable to use for foot soaks, insect bites, and more, as well.
Get the Aztec Secret Healing Clay from Amazon Canada
12. Viva Naturals Organic Castor Oil for Hair
Hydrate and strengthen your hair, repair dry and split ends, and even apply this serum to your eyebrows and eyelashes to make them fuller-looking.
Get the Viva Naturals Organic Caster Oil for Hair from Amazon Canada
13. NYX Professional Makeup Cream
Those with light skin can use this oil-free and mineral-enriched cream to brighten, smooth, and moisturize before heading to bed or as a primer under your make-up. It comes in golden, natural, or nude finishes.
Get the NYX Professional Makeup Cream from Amazon Canada
14. Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight Contour Palette
Designed for any skin tone, this contour palette has six rich undertones to create glowing and sexy shadows for a natural look. Each one is made from Amazonian clay with anti-ageing, Vitamin E, and a natural fragrance.
Get the Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight Contour Palette from Amazon Canada
15. Ms. Dear Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner
Get five pairs of 3D reusable magnetic eyelashes along with an applicator to create luscious eyelashes for a night out on the town. Shape and trim them as needed and apply, without the use of glue.
Get the Ms. Dear Magnetic Eyelashes with Eyeliner from Amazon Canada
16. Grace & Stella Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum
Vegan and cruelty-free, this non-greasy serum is perfect for prepping your skin before applying make-up. Plumping and hydrating skin, it can be used on dry, oily, or combination skin.
Get the Grace & Stella Vegan Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum from Amazon Canada
17. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water Cleansing and Make-Up Remover
Refreshing, especially on sensitive skin, this highly rated cleanser is perfect for removing your make-up at the end of the day.
Get the Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water Cleansing and Make-Up Remover from Amazon Canada
18. Coscelia Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit
Do your own nails at home with this kit that comes with everything you’d need, including 10 colours plus top and base coat, LED heat lamp, manicure tools, and even nail art.
Get the Coscelia Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit from Amazon Canada
19. Rimmel London Lip Liner
Create volume and colour definition on your lips with this liner, available in eight colours from neutral to attention-grabbing bright and bold. With a soft texture and fine tip, it's easy to apply and long-lasting.
Get the Rimmel London Lip Liner from Amazon Canada
20. Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette
Whether you're getting ready for a casual dinner or planning to dance the night away, this palette has eight pigmented shades, with something to suit any occasion. Mix and match to create different looks.
Get the Covergirl TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette from Amazon Canada
21. Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete
It's the most expensive hair care product you'll probably ever own, and while the Airwrap Styler requires a bit of a learning curve to use, it offers plenty of versatility in hairstyling.
Get the Dyson Airwrap Styler Complete from Best Buy Canada
22. Hot Tools Professional Black Gold Micro-Shine Flat Iron
It's amazing to have naturally curly or wavy hair, but sometimes you want to rock a sleek, straight-haired look. We found this hair straightener to be the best among the many we tested. It boasts a wide range of temperature settings, durable design, intuitive buttons, and even an audible chime once it reaches your desired heat level.
Get the Hot Tools Professional Black Gold Micro-Shine Flat Iron from Amazon Canada
23. Manscaped 3.0 "The Lawn Mower" Electric Groin Hair Trimmer
Beauty and cosmetics aren't just for women: this hair trimmer for the nether regions first gained attention on the venture capital TV series Shark Tank, and it lives up to the hype. We found in our reviews that it was easy to handle and trims facial hair as efficiently as it does body hair.
Get the Manscaped 3.0 "The Lawn Mower" Electric Groin Hair Trimmer from Amazon Canada
24. Japonesque Go Curl Eyelash Curler
With a unique, compact design that easily fits in a toiletry bag, this eyelash curler also surprisingly worked even better than traditionally-shaped eyelash curlers we tested. It grabs almost every lash and curls them without tugging – exactly what you'd want from a good eyelash curler.
Get the Japonesque Go Curl Eyelash Curler from Amazon Canada
25. DeWeisn Tri-Fold Lighted Mirror
A good lighted mirror is essential for putting on make-up. We loved this one for its compact tri-fold design (it folds down to about the size of an iPad), multiple magnification options, and adjustable light settings. In our review, we called it a "great, affordable lighted makeup mirror." What more could you ask for?
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