Author: Fleur Burows
23 Nov 2022
Budget shoppers rejoice, the 2022 beauty Christmas offerings are more exciting than ever. Is it just us or has this year been an enormous year for the beauty industry? Our whole team agrees products and launches have never been so enticing. It’s a post-lockdown world and we’re all getting our beauty mojos back!
We’ve scoured the web for the best stocking stuffers under $50 so you can rock a look without rocking the bank balance!
AUD29 GBP18 USD13
The lips are key players during the silly season. They do all the talking at every party, the sipping of champagne and nibbling of canapes, the kisses for friends and families, the multiple matte-long wear lip colors at each event. They are really the unsung hero. Give them a pamper sesh with this stunning little set, the Moisture Surge™ Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment to hydrate, and the Pop Lip Color + Primer to prime.
AUD36 GBP23 USD30
For the friend who has everything, you can’t beat this gift. Yes, soap is an inherently dull gift. But have you ever received Chanel soap?And I bet if you had, you would be thrilled! I would personally use it as a bathroom display piece, never to touch a droplet of moisture. Or you could just use it and smell expensive.
AUD20 GBP12 USD16.60
What looks good on the tree before Christmas and also looks good in your shower after Christmas? Not sure what popped into your mind, but we were talking about this chic little Molton Brown Bauble. The worst part of this is giving it away as a gift and not getting to keep it. Definitely buy two to avoid bauble-fomo.
AUD26 GBP13 USD17
For the person in your life who is stressed, or sleep deprived. This likely covers most of your circle, which means the This Works Sleep On It Mini Kit is a big no-brainer gift. We all suffer from some holiday season induced stress and anxiety, and I like the Stress Check Roll On to pop on before, during or after any get-together's you might be gritting your teeth through. Don’t look at me like that, we’ve all been to one!
AUD48 GBP24 USD31
The only magic beauty wands you’ll ever need to sparkle your way through the new year and beyond! The Dreamy Superstar Glow Kit includes the pop of pink shade Pinkgasm that you can never get your hands on, and the award-winning highlight shade, Spotlight. Who wouldn’t love to receive this iconic blush and highlight duo as a gift? This is one for your bestie, your sister, your cousin, your siblings girlfriend… it’s just a winner. Thanks Charlotte!
AUD45 GBP29.50 USD30
Are you traveling this season? Summer Fridays has the perfect limited edition travel-size set for your stocking. The Mini Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream Moisturizer is perfect to pop in your carry on, and once the jet lag kicks in the Mini Jet Lag Mask will come to the rescue. You can pop your hair up with the limited edition Terry Cloth scrunchie that is included and just sit back and relax while the mask works its magic. If you’re a holiday homebody, it’s a fantastic value pack to dip your toes in the Summer Fridays waters.
AUD38 GBP21 USD22
For the friend who still uses St Ives Apricot Scrub, or sleeps with their makeup on - the time has come to enter the skincare arena. The Ordinary has put together of set of 3 wonderfully simple additions to your skincare routine: a hyaluronic acid for a good quench, a caffeine solution for reducing puffiness and any dark circles, and a 100 Percent Organic Cold-Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil for extra nourishment and skin health. They’ll thank you later!
AUD50 GBP29 USD30
The award for most talked about beauty product of 2022 goes to the Rare Beauty Liquid Blush. We’ve all seen the Tiktoks, it’s the blush that’s so pigmented you’ll own it for a decade. This set includes everyone’s fav shade Happy and a maroon shade exclusive to this set. If we couldn’t thank Selena Gomez enough for creating these amazing blushes, she is also including a full sized blush in the shade Encourage just for you this Christmas season.
AUD45 GBP24 USD30
For the uninitiated, Ouai (pronounced “way”) was founded by celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin, launched in 2016, and blew up immediately! She’s been maintaining Kim K’s mane since 2018, and if this is what Kim uses, we all need in. The Three Kit is the perfect little sampler to intro the brand, giving you 3 travel size products to get your first Oaui-fix.
AUD45 GBP26 USD30
As I lay my eyes upon the Glasshouse Scent Scene Duo, I uttered what is that? No, it’s not a sculptural piece of art. Let me introduce you to Glasshouse’s new breed of fragrance diffuser, 'scent stems', which can last up to 30 days. Reed diffusers are over, it’s time to jump aboard the scent-stem train. Glasshouse sells replacement stems as well so when these are finished, you can stock up and try them all.
AUD45 GBP26 USD30
If you are having a white Christmas this year but still want that golden summer look then the name of this set says it all. This creamy and hydrating moisturizer will get rid of any winter dryness and once you apply the D-Bronzi and O-Bloss Drops it will look like you have just come back from a Summer holiday in Spain. No matter your hemisphere, this is a crowd pleaser pack to keep or gift.
AUD32 GBP19 USD21
If the thought of committing to a full sized bottle of perfume without road-testing it for a few outings first scares you, you are the market audience for a perfume discovery set. Ellis Brooklyn is a brand that's been in the scent-spotlight for a few years now, and this edit of its 5 top sellers, PRÈS, BEE, MYTH, SALT, and SUN FRUIT, allows you an affordable sniff option. I love throwing mini’s into a few of my handbags so I always have a top up whenever I go.
AUD21 GBP13 USD13
This Morphe eyeshadow palette is not only beautiful, but promises a lot of easy to put together eye combo’s for the not-so skilled or confidant. Diffuse a matte shade over the lid and up to the brow bone, and top the lid with a shimmer. Done! I would even multi-purpose the matte shades as blush or bronzer and the shimmer’s as highlight, promising a decent amount of use. 10/10, another beautiful offering from Morphe.