Beauty Must-Haves for Christmas 2019

Not sure what beauty products to try this holiday season? Today, I'm rounding up a few of my favorites! 


The gift-giving season is here and Black Friday is only a few days away. Since the time to shop for our friends and loved ones is finally here, I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products that I have tested and fallen in love with that I believe are great gift ideas for beauty and makeup lovers. 

Today, I am sharing my curated beauty favorites and must-haves for the holiday season, so be sure to save this post and stock up on these gifts for the ladies on your list, or treat yourself to some of my absolute favorite products that I will be using from now through Valentine's Day. 


Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing and Balancing Cream-Gel

If you're wondering where the photo of my Korres moisturizer is, well, I have just run out of it and my new bottle is already on its way. I have been testing this moisturizer for a little over a month now and I am absolutely in love with it! If you prefer a more gel-like texture for your daily moisturizer, I highly recommend the Korres Pomegranate Moisturizing and Balancing Cream-Gel. It's ultra-lightweight and instantly leaves my skin feeling plumped and moisturized (and it also helps counteract the redness that I have in my skin, which can only get more noticeable as it becomes colder outside). This moisturizer definitely belongs on your list if you prefer lightweight moisturizer. 

Wander Beauty Beach Balm

Sure, the word 'beach' does not usually come to mind when you think about Christmas makeup, but the Wander Beauty Beach Balm is THE only lip product you will want to keep in your handbag all season long. Don't let the name fool you--this luxurious, soft, lightweight tinted balm hydrates your lips and gives you a little bit of color and shine to keep your lips looking bright and healthy even on the coldest winter day. They currently offer four shades ranging from mauve to berry that are sure to flatter a variety of skin tones. 



REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer

While I had planned on including this in a travel beauty essentials post, I thought about the last time I used a primer other than the REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer and I could not remember. I use this primer now every time that I wear makeup--I love the application of it compared to other primers and how well it mattifies everything and smoothes out my pores (not to mention that it is sticky enough to really grab onto my foundation). From an aesthetics standpoint, I also really enjoy the glass bottle that it comes in and it feels heavy and more luxurious. While it is pricier than other primers that I have used and liked in the past, I would definitely recommend grabbing this to gift to someone who loves full-coverage makeup or trying it for yourself if you lean in that direction. Not everyone uses primer, but for those that do, this is an absolute must-have for Christmas this year! 



Glo Skin Beauty HD Mineral Foundation Stick

During the cooler months, I prefer to use foundation sticks instead of liquids since I like how they grab onto my skin a little bit more and give my skin a nice satin texture (since I prefer a matte texture in the summertime, it is nice to be able to enjoy a more satin finish during the cooler months). My go-to foundation stick has been the Glo Skin Beauty HD Mineral Foundation Stick. I like that it's buildable so I can start with medium coverage and work my way up to full coverage, and I also really enjoy how it feels on top of my winter moisturizer that has a creamier texture. In the past, I have had issues with wearing creams and then layering foundation on top, but the Glo Skin Beauty HD Mineral Foundation Stick works seamlessly with my winter skincare routine and enhances my complexion. 



Mario Badescu Caviar Day Cream 

Speaking of winter creams, the Mario Badescu Caviar Day Cream is the best heavy cream that I have ever used to get quick results when my skin is feeling dry. Arizona can be brutal when it comes to lack of humidity in the air plus the cooler temperature, so I prefer to switch to creams throughout the winter months. The added bonus about this cream is while it does last me a good amount of time before I run out, Mario Badescu is more affordable than other brands so I never feel bad when I have to stock up  and buy more (and they usually run sales---especially during this time of year with the gift-giving season upon us). This cream wears so well both with and without makeup, and I would say that it's an absolute must-have for every woman on your shopping list. 



Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette

Trust me, this one is worth the hype. I have bought almost every single Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette that has come out to date and the Blood Sugar Palette is by far the best one (especially for the extended holiday season and all the way through Valentine's Day). I just bought my second palette since I hit pan on almost all of the shades, and this color story is addicting and gorgeous for almost every occasion. It has the most dazzling shimmer and glitter shades, the everyday neutrals you would want for a quick and easy look, and the most pigmented reds and purples I have ever used. 

I'll admit, I am a fan of bright eyeshadow when I am going out for date night or going out for happy hour so I don't stray away from some of Jeffree's crazy color stories but I can say without a doubt that his Blood Sugar Palette is a must-have for every woman since it lets you achieve gorgeous everyday glam looks while also giving you a chance to play around with bright colors without worrying too much about it looking crazy. 





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I may have received one or more items mentioned in this post in PR as a means to try them and share any positive feedback I have. Some affiliate links may be embedded throughout the post. All thoughts and opinions are my own--I only mention products that I 100% believe in.


17 comments

  1. These are really good choices! That beach balm might be good for stockings this year.

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  2. Nice list. I want every single one of these....I mean, I'm going to get them for gifts. Yep, lol!

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  3. Well, I have to find a way to make sure my husband "accidentally" sees this post. I want all of these!

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  4. I love those palette colors! These are perfect Christmas gifts. My friends would love these.

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  5. I love Mario Badesco products! The palette is really pretty too! Love the colors!

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  6. Love these beauty items. And that eye shadow is stunning! Such a pretty assortment and palette.

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  7. I've been totally on the hunt for a new primer! I'll definitely be checking out the Ren Perfect Canvas! Sounds like it's what I need.

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  8. Now I’ve got a few more things to add to my Christmas list! 🤩🤩

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  9. Love all these options – make a nice gift for someone, too.

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  10. These are some really great products. I would love to have that palette. I see so many beautiful colors there.

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  11. Love that blood sugar palette by Jeffree Star. He always has the best names and colors. I also just started using Wander products and love them!

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  12. A lot of beauty products that I love! I will choose some of these for Christmas gift!

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  13. Great list! My daughter has the JS stuff on her must have list this year!

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  14. I love Jeffree's products. I have a few lippies and they last forever such amazing colors.

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  15. Those are all great looking items you listed there. I'll probably be checking out that primer though that sounds like a great product to try.

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  16. I’m a beauty junkie and these gift ideas are totally up my alley! That REN Serum sounds fabulous

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  17. These are all lovely products to have not only for Christmas but for anytime of the year. I think I am going to send the link to this post to my brother so he won't have a hard time looking for a gift for his girlfriend.

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