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These Beauty Buys Will Make You the MVP of Holiday Gifting


Beauty products can make the perfect holiday gift, but since every woman has her own preferences and routine, it can be challenging to select the right ones. We like to make sure the items we choose are unique and thoughtful-not to mention something our giftee will actually use. This year, we headed straight to the one place we knew we could find out what real women actually want for the holidays: our Byrdie Beauty Lab created with Nordstrom.

The NYC pop-up allows visitors to experiment with the best in beauty firsthand, and learn hair and makeup tips directly from the pros. While many products are available to swipe, spritz, blend, and brush at the Beauty Lab, there are 10 giftable goodies that guests are praising beyond the rest. And we plan to buy each and every one of them for the different women on our holiday shopping list. See the tried-and-true beauty buys from the Byrdie Beauty Lab, and prepare to be voted MVP of holiday gifting.

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Diptyque Cosmic Seasonal Candle Trio $210Shop

If you think a candle feels like an unoriginal gift, you haven't seen Diptyque's holiday trio yet. Inspired by a journey under the stars, this specially designed set is equal parts chic home dГ©cor and luxurious fragrance.

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette $75Shop

From soft matte shades to shimmery neutrals, this 12-shadow palette has it all. It's a must forВ creating holiday-ready makeup looks this season.

Kiehl's Love Your Skin Set $59Shop

This pretty holiday skincare set is so good you'll want to gift this to yourself too. As soon as you try the avocado eye treatment, you'll see exactly why.

MAC Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit $30Shop

Our favorite lipstick shades from MAC now come in clutch-friendly sizes. Don't be surprised whenВ the makeupВ loversВ in your life are just as excited about their pretty pouts as they are the chic makeup bag these colors come in.В

Jo Malone Cologne Collection $115Shop

This fragrance set comes in an Instagram-worthy box, so you can skip the wrapping (you're welcome). Jo Malone scents are made to be layered, mixed, and matched, so this kit makes the perfect starter set.

Bobbi Brown It's Your Party Eye & Cheek Palette $75Shop

'Tis the season for a sultry smoky eye. We love that this paletteВ can take a look from subtle to bold depending on our mood.

La Mer Mini Miracles Collection $140Shop

These luxe skincare products are perfect for the on-the-go girl.В We've yet to meet anyone who isn't completely in love withВ La Mer's creams and serums.

Le Labo Discovery Set $80Shop

With 15 unique scents from bright and floral to dark and romantic, this set of mini fragrances is as foolproof as it gets. They're also the perfect size to pop in your purse, gym bag, or desk drawer.

Tom Ford Soleil Eye & Cheek Palette $155Shop

Want to stand out at a holiday party? A fresh flush and sparkly eyes are your answer.В Don't blame us when headsВ turn and jaws drop.

Beauty Bioscience GloPROВ® Rose Gold Microneedling Regeneration Tool & Eye MicroTipв„ў Set $249Shop

Give the gift of glowing skin with this special-edition rose-gold microneedling set. (Yes, the one you've been seeing on the feeds of all your favorite influencers.) The tool enhances the benefits of your skincare products, leading to a more youthful appearance.

Want to see more of what our Byrdie Beauty Lab has to offer? Shop the full selection at Nordstrom.