The ESSENCE Beauty Gift Guide

Your one-stop beauty source for everyone on your list.

Crystal G. Martin Dec, 08, 2013

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There's nothing better than a pair of fluttering lashes! This curler is editor-tested and couldn't be cuter, plus the set comes with a mini mascara (because you shouldn't leave home without one). $19,

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This glitzy polish is amazing as a topcoat—it instantly party-fies any mani. Share as a stocking stuffer for your nail art-obsessed BFF, $19,

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This warm blend of rose and cognac ups its wearer's allure. Plus the bottle is so pretty it looks decorative sitting on a vanity or bathroom counter, $110,

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The whimsical designs on these soy-paraffin candles will delight and inspire. "Sparkle," shown here, smells just like a Christmas tree. $45,

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Treat your strictly organic friend to a luxe, effective skincare regimen she'd probably never splurge on for herself. This KORA set includes a gentle exfoliator, pore-cleansing mask, and rosehip treatment oil, $92.

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Gold is a bright scent that opens with citrus and ginger and finishes with teak wood and vanilla and is available in three sizes that range from $39 to $70. Buy it for the man in your life—you won't regret it. 

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The key to beautiful makeup is beautiful brushes. This seven-piece set includes everything she’ll need, $85,

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One can never have too much lipgloss. It’s that simple. Share them with reckless abandon in this cute nine-gloss set, $10,

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Passionate. Feminine. Mysterious. What woman doesn't want to be all three? The iris, ylang ylang and jasmine notes in Ombre Mercure will help get her there, $110,

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This non-greasy cream is thick but absorbs quickly. The fragrance is a heavenly spiced blend that scents skin all day. $35,

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This pinwheel of 10 gorgeous moisturizers will keep hands hydrated—and subtly scented—until next gifting season, $92,

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This satin hair tie won’t leave a crease in curls after a night of pineappling. Buy a few as stocking stuffers. (Note: For bedtime use only. We mean it!) $5,

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Transferring big beauty products into little containers is a miserable experience. Save your friends the hassel with this four-pack of shampoo, detangler, body wash and lotion, $14,

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A light and airy moisturizer with a fresh citrus scent, 100% of net profits from this body butter go to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign, $38,

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Menthol in this gel-cream hybrid is said to increase circulation to the scalp, boosting hair growth. Super Gro will be everything to your recently big-chopped girlfriend. Altruism Alert: For every Diva by Cindy product sold, $1 goes to help victims of domestic violence, $10,

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Ever noticed how hair ties are everywhere until you need one, then they’re nowhere? Make sure your friends never have that problem—these highly adorable ornaments keep their ponyholders in one secure location (on the Christmas tree), $20 for 10,

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Great for dry skin, anti-aging, brightening dark spots. Potent anti-oxidants like Vitamins C and E soothe, soften and protect skin. ($50;

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Hydrate while you straighten with the nourishing green agave vapor oil. The steam-powered, nano-ionic mineral plates and the removable cartridge infuse oil directly into the hair shaft. The result? A smooth, no-frizz finish. ($129, for locations)

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Give a little glamour this holiday season with this Old Hollywood-inspired compact mirror. Jewelry designer Lulu Frost teamed up with Bobbi Brown to create the Swarovski-encrusted beauty. ($150,

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Cleopatra, Stella, Florence, Bianca. Which girl will she be today? This collection delivers the full range of 10 iconic Tocca scents at an affordable price, $62,


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