6 Must-Have Stocking Stuffers for Beauty Lovers

By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

Fill a beauty lover's Christmas stocking with gifts she'll definitely use. From must-have skincare essentials to beauty faves to the season's most coveted palettes, she'll be delighted to receive any of these gifts.

Blooming Palette

Chantecaille L'Arbre Illuminé — or "Tree of Light" — Palette ($75) from Neiman Marcus is a beauty lover's dream collection. It features a selection of six silky highlighters and blushes that work together to create the kind of glow that'll give the moon a run for its money. And what makes it even more gift-worthy? It's packaged in a luxurious box and opens to reveal a 3D blooming tree.

Cosmetic Trio

She can contour, highlight, and set with Kevyn Aucoin's new Neo-Trio Palette ($58) from Sephora. This palette combines three of the brand's bestsellers — Neo-Bronzer in Capri, Neo-Limelight highlighter in Ibiza, and Neo-Setting Powder — into one product. Each connects to the other via magnet, allowing you to easily take just one or all three.

Bouquet of Nail Polish

Deborah Lippman's 2017 Crystal Prism Set ($45) from Sephora is holiday nail polish collection bearing eight gorgeous, on-trend hues she can wear through 2018. Colors include a creamy beige, earthy brown, blushing pink, rich purple, and others, all set in a beautiful "shattered glass "package.

Impactful Skincare

Beloved skincare brand Sunday Riley has packaged three favorites into one holiday bundle: Bright Young Thing ($90), available at Sephora. This brightening kit lives up to its promises with Good Genes, a lactic acid treatment, Tidal, an enzymatic water cream, and C.E.O., a serum made with 15 percent THD ascorbate (vitamin C).

Dreamy Eye Shadow

For luxurious eye shadow that'll stand out anywhere — day or night — gift her Le Métier de Beauté's Starry Night Eye Kaleidoscope ($65), a new and stunning quad palette, sold at Neiman Marcus. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh's famous painting of the same name, it features rich blue, creamy mauve, cheerful pink, and subtle shimmer that provide endless options for layering and pairing.

Sweet Lip Kit

Fresh's Sugar Lip Beauty Box ($45) is a very Instagrammable beauty set from Sephora featuring six Sugar Lip Treatments. Each boasts an SPF 15 and will hydrate, nourish, and impart a sheer wash of color. Included shades are Original, Tulip, Rose, Poppy, Honey, and Berry.