Christmas Shopping 2020: The Best Beauty Gifts Under $50 (Photo: freestocks / Unsplash)
Give the gift of beauty this Christmas season!

Thanks to the worldwide pandemic, this year has truly put a strain on our finances. While good health in itself is already the best gift, opening presents on Christmas day is a piece of joy that everyone deserves after a difficult year. Luckily, there are lots of pretty things out there than come in budget-friendly packages.   

Here's a list of the best beauty buys under $50 compiled by Allure and Popsugar.

Maybelline New York The Gift of Glam 

The Gift of Glam is all about the eyes. The set includes mini versions of the Falsies Lash Lift Mascara, Lash Sensational Mascara and Master Precise All Day Matte Liquid Liner. Practice the cat-eye as it's going to be the number one trend in 2021.

Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies

For the friend who always loses her hair ties, Kitsch's Velvet Scrunchies are cute, classy and comes in five shades of rose pink and mauve. This meets the "On Tuesdays We Wear Pink" memo.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Nude Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette

Push your neutrals-loving friend out of her comfort zone and gift her with this eyeshadow palette from e.l.f. Cosmetics. The palette has ten shades in mauves, golds and lilac tones.

Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

No one is immune to a zit or two. To combat mask acne, these hydrocolloid pimple patches sucks the pus out of your zits overnight and also prevents you from popping them. You'll totally want to buy some for yourself, too.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

It's never too early to prep skin for winter. This cheap but very effective beauty editor favorite gives skin a nice dose of hydration.

Lapcos Variety 5 Masks Derma Care

For that friend whose skin care arsenal extends to facial cleanser and some moisturizer, indulge her with this sheet mask set that has five different masks that target different skin concerns. The set comes with Ceramide, Hyaluronic Acid, Multi Vita, Propolis, and Tea Tree sheet masks.

Nyx Diamonds & Ice, Please! Butter Gloss Lip Trio

Even if mask-wearing is the norm nowadays, ladies still love their lippies. This set includes three of Nyx's best-selling lip glosses in universally-flattering shades.

The Body Shop Bubbling Mango & Berry Bath Blends Duo

Even in the dead of winter, bring on the summer vibes with this mango and berry bath duo. Who doesn't enjoy a warm bubble bath at the end of a long and freezing day?

Also read: Christmas Shopping 2020: The Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys

Dr. Pawpaw Hello Gorgeous Gift Set

Beauty editors love multi-use products. These hydrating lip balms not only save dry lips, the tinted ones also give lips, cheeks and eyelids a sheer wash of color. The set comes with one clear balm and two tinted balms in peach and red.

Huda Beauty Mini Nude Holiday Gift Set

Choose between three nude palettes, each with a complimentary mini liquid lipstick. Available in three shades - Light, Medium and Rich.

First Aid Beauty All That FAB

Exclusive to Sephora, this limited-edition set includes four full-size FAB products: Pure Skin Face Cleanser, Facial Radiance Pads, Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration, Ultra Repair Lip Therapy. You also get a mini Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream.

Sephora Favorites Hair Holy Grails

One of the best bargains on the list, this collection includes 12 bestselling products in travel sizes to revitalize dry, frizzy or damaged hair. Just some products included here are Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist, Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray and Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast.

Sephora Favorites Makeup Must-Haves

Another great bargain, this set include eight of the bestselling makeup products sold in Sephora. Some of the highlights are a full-size NARS Orgasm Blush, full-size HUDA BEAUTY Power Matte Lipstick in First Kiss, full-size Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, and full-size Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara.

Happy Shopping!

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