Beauty Gifts Under €20 That Cosmetics Junkies Will Actually Want To Receive

When a random Boots gift set just won't do.

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The Christmas shopping scene is a minefield of beauty gift sets, perfumes, eyeshadow palettes and glittery err’thang.

But what to get the seasoned cosmetics lover, who is a bit more discerning about what she uses? Here are our recommendations, with a lotta help from the STELLAR beauty team…

If she’s into nails…

Essie’s AW17 collection is full of perfect festive shades, and this gold one is a year-round winner.

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Getting Groovy Essie Polish, €9.99, Boots

If she already has all the cosmetics she could ever need…

Think outside the box and school her up on all things beauty-related with some help from Pippa O’Connor.

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Pippa: Simple Tips To Live Beautifully, €16.95, Eason

If she can’t go out without a hint of bronze…

Set her up for her next night out with this Cocoa Brown gift pack, which includes their excellent Tough Stuff exfoliator.

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Cocoa Brown Be Bronzed And Beautiful Gift Set, €9.95, Cloud 10

If she’s a contour queen…

Blank Canvas brushes are budget-friendly, but they do the job just as well as their swankier counterparts.


F06 Bevelled Foundation Contour Brush, 214.99, Blank Canvas

If she’s a haircare fanatic…

For affordable, salon-quality products you can’t go better than Toni&Guy, and plus the packaging is VERY gift friendly.

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Heat Protection Mist, €9.49, Toni&Guy

If you’re looking for a stocking filler…

No beauty bag is complete without a good lip balm, and this limited edition Vaseline tin will make any cosmetics lover smile.

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Vaseline Lulu Guinness, €4.29, Boots

If she can’t resist a blogger skincare fave…

Body Shop’s balm cleanser is something of a cult favourite these days after skincare guru Caroline Hirons sang its praises, championing its ability to remove all traces of make-up without drying out skin. Winner.

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Chamomile Cleansing Balm, €19.50, The Body Shop

If she’s a bit of a high-end beauty snob…

MAC are currently having a promotion on their Christmas Nutcracker collection, with all of the range’s lippies down to €15.05. Run!

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MAC Lipstick in Saucy Little Darling, €20.00 €15.05, Brown Thomas


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