The Ultimate K-Beauty Christmas Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List
What a bright time: it’s the right time to rock some new beauty goodies. Now that the holidays are in full swing, it’s time to find the perfect gifts for the people who bring happiness and joy to your life on the daily, and what says “I Love You” more than skincare and makeup to last them for the next year?
No matter where they fall on the beauty-obsessed spectrum, a beauty gift is a winning bet for sure and one you’d be thanked for. But how do you pick the right lipstick, moisturizer, or eyeshadow palette? Well, fear not because to make the gift-giving process a little easier, we rounded up our absolute beauty favorites for every person in your life.
For the makeup lover
Missha Color Filter Shadow Palette
A multifaceted palette with the basics plus a touch of color. It’s all makeup lovers can really ask for.
Peripera Air Wing Lash Cara Set
This one is a best seller for a reason. If you have a friend who’s obsessed with eye makeup, get ready to see them get blown away right after they try on this mascara.
Colourpop Glitterally Obsessed
Who doesn’t love glitter? If you say “me” you’re probably lying to yourself. This little jar of sparkles can be used anywhere in your body, and that, my friends, is truly what makeup dreams are made of.
PRPL Dual Cover Cushion
Is it a foundation? Is it a cushion? Is it concealer? Yes, it’s all of them at once (plus, let’s admire that beautiful packaging). If your loved ones are into makeup (or even if they’re not), they’ll love a cute multi-step base product like this one.
VDL Red Velvet Kit
So many shades of red, so little time. Thankfully, VDL came out with the perfect holiday kit containing two of their more popular shades, so your friends don’t have to decide what kind of red they prefer.
Kaja Beauty Bento Eyeshadow Trio
Remember what I said about glitter before? Well, same rule applies here. These eyeshadows are the epitome of glitter. So extremely pigmented you won’t believe it’s not actual paint. Believe us, this is a winner.
For The Skincare Junkie
Belif Merry Merry Christmas Set
As if we weren’t obsessed with everything Belif comes out with, their holiday sets are to die for, and your skincare lover friends will thank you forever for bringing one into their lives.
SMD Cleansing Oil
There’s a reason why anyone who tries this oil for the first time never goes back: it’s the perfect combination of silkiness, softness, and aroma, plus it works wonders on every skin type.
CosRX Light Fit Real Water to Toner Cream
Are you really that shocked cosRX came out with such a cool product? As if they weren’t innovative enough already, their latest launch is both a toner and a moisturizer, and you get to pick how to use it! True skincare-junkie paradise.
Neogen Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Foam
Anyone who’s obsessed with skincare is also obsessed with Cica, the ingredient of 2018, because of its super healing and calming abilities. Neogen created a whole line based on the popular ingredient, and this cleansing foam is for sure the gift your friend is waiting for.
Missha Vitamin B12 Double Hydrop Set
B12 is not only good in food or supplements, but also for your skin! Super hydrating and antioxidant, two words skincare junkies just love.
For the K-Beauty Newbie
Belif The True Tincture Essence Chamomile
This super calming and soothing essence is what your friend who’s just starting their K-beauty journey needs to convince themselves they’re making the right decision and going on the right path.
Goodal Green Tangerine Honey Moist Set
It smells like tangerines, it feels like fresh thermal water. After trying this set, your loved ones will love you (and K-beauty) even more than they already did.
JM Solution Mask Sheet Trial Set
Sheet masks are without a doubt the gift that keeps on giving. Gifting a set containing nine of them is gonna make you look just as good as a 20-minute session with one of these.
Innisfree Double Cleansing Duo
Anyone getting introduced to the K-beauty routine knows already what double-cleansing is all about, reason why this set is the perfect way to show your support!
VDL Lumilayer Holiday Set
That dewy look can be achieved with great skincare of course, but a little help from our VDL friends can make that even better. Their illuminating primers are the perfect gift to make your friend’s skin shine bright like a diamond.
Peripera Fashion People Carrier Tints
A little pink suitcase, stickers, teeny tiny bottles of lip tints and concealers… do I really need to explain why this is a great gift?
For The Busy Friend
3CE Take A Layer Multi Pot
It’s a balm, blush, and eyeshadow all in one. Even your busiest friend will be surprised how much time and space they’re saving by carrying this pot in their bag with them.
One swipe and ready to go. This one is by far one of the most popular eyeshadows this year because of how convenient and beautiful it looks. Two shades, one swipe, and eye makeup is done!
Healing Bird 3 Minute Hair Pack
Three minutes, that’s all anyone needs to get healthier, thicker, and moisturized hair. This 3-minute protein treatment for damaged hair takes care of breakage, split ends, and thinning in matter of 180 seconds.
PRPL Glow Dual Foundation
Inside this gorgeous case, you’ll find a marble foundation with moisturizing ingredients to cover blemishes, pores, and scars with a luminous finish, plus a Triple Lip Balm in three different shades to moisture, soothe, and bring some color to your makeup. Talk about an all-in-one!
For The K-pop Fan
Etude House x Red Velvet Lip Lacquer Kit
Any Reveluv’s dream. This set co-created by Red Velvet is literally Red Velvet translated to makeup. Five different shades, five personalities, five opportunities to impersonate the Red Flavor.
VT x BT21 Collection
While it may be hard to pick just one as the collection is truly huge, any of these will bring an ARMY to tears of happiness. Lipsticks, cushions, eye shadows, foundations… all cute, all BT21 inspired.
MONSTA X Tony Moly Liptone Tints
The tints we all want paired to the boys we all want. Can it get better than that?
Nature Republic x EXO Mini Mask Sheet The War Power
Decorating your face with pictures of EXO can be a little weird, but add skincare to it, and it becomes a trend! These masks feature the actual faces of all the members so EXO-Ls can feel closer than ever to their beloved boys.
Neogen x Joan Kim Neogen Vita Duo Cream
While Joan is not technically a K-pop idol, there’s a big chance anyone who’s into K-pop knows about her by now. Her newly launched Dual Vita Cream in collaboration with Neogen sold out in minutes after her launch, and I bet your K-pop lover friends are waiting to get theirs.
Did any of these make your shopping list? Let us know what K-beauty products you’d like you find under the tree, Soompiers!
Caromalis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of yours (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!