Home Beauty News Holiday Beauty Has Arrived! 10 Beauty Finds Under $50

Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or a regular gift, then there’s no time like the present to start taking advantage of holiday deals and steals around the Bay Area.

The start of November marks the beginning of holiday season. Yes, we know it’s early to start talking about holiday beauty. But, there’s no denying big-name beauty brands are ready to go with offerings that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or a regular gift, there are our 10 favorite holiday beauty finds under $50.

1. SEPHORA COLLECTION BLOCKBUSTER PALETTE
PRICE: $49.50
STORES: SEPHORA STORES, SAN FRANCISCO

Sephora Collection Palette Image via glitterglossgarbage.com

Sephora Collection Blockbuster Palette Image via glitterglossgarbage.com

Whether you’re a serious artiste or a novice who likes to play, then this palette is everything. There are 72 eye shadows, 28 lip glosses, 8 blushes, 18 cream eyeliners, 4 two-in-one creams for cheeks and lips, 2 mirrors and 6 makeup tutorials. From nudes to brights to everything in between, you’ve got lip, eye and cheek covered for several seasons.

2. YES TO COCONUTS CLEANSING WIPES
PRICE: $5.21
STORES: WALGREENS, 2145 MARKET AT 15TH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO

Yes to Coconuts Face and Hand Cleaning Wipes  Image via coolmompicks.com

Yes to Coconuts Face and Hand Cleaning Wipes Image via coolmompicks.com


Yes to everything we love, especially rich, hearty coconuts. These towelettes are a great addition to the Yes To cleansing collection; they cleanse very well while a bit more moisturizing kick than the cucumber, tomato, blueberry, and grapefruit counterparts. We guarantee they will come in super handy no matter where you choose to carry or stuff them.

3. YES TO BLUEBERRIES FACE AND NECK OIL
PRICE: $12.99
STORES: WALGREENS, 498 CASTRO AT 25TH AND 2145 MARKET AT 15TH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO

Yes to Blueberries Face and Neck Oil

Yes to Blueberries Face Oil

This oil is a steal at $12.99! (It is regularly priced at $15.99, which is still a good deal any way you look at it.) We are obsessed with face oil these days, and have to say that the Blueberry Face and Neck Oil is a winter must-have. First, it’s packed with antioxidant-rich oils, like sesame, safflower, avocado and argan, among many. But what’s super cool is that it’s 98% natural and 100% good for you.

4. URBAN DECAY SMOKED EYE-SHADOW PALETTE
PRICE: $29.99
STORES: ULTA, COLMA; JC PENNEY AT STONERIDGE MALL, PLEASANTON

Urban Decay Smoked Eye-Shadow Palette  Image via Ulta.com

Image via Ulta.com

We know and love Urban decay for their “Naked” palettes, but we also love their take on the smokey eye. You will not find a better deal on a full-smokey eye set. There are 10 shades that range from black and grey to plums and blues, and a couple of nudes for a little sultry compliment. And the best part? A silky-smooth eyeliner completes the look. Done and done!

5. KIEHL’S GREATEST HIT COLLECTION
PRICE: $45
STORE: NEIMAN MARCUS AND BARNEY’S, SAN FRANCISCO

Kiehl's Greatest Hits Collection  Image via Kiehl's.com

Kiehl’s Greatest Hits Collection Image via Kiehl’s.com

This kit makes a fabulous gift for anyone and everyone, as it contains travel size items of Kiehl’s most iconic face, body and hair products, including the Night Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Cream, Creme de Corps Body Moisturizer, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, and the Liquid Body Cleanser. It’s like having your personal apothecary right in your handbag. Genius!

6. KIEHL’S MEN’S ENERGIZING KIT
PRICE: $46
STORE: NEIMAN MARCUS AND BARNEY’S, SAN FRANCISCO

Kiehl's Energizing Mens Kit  Image via kiehls.com

Kiehl’s Energizing Mens Kit Image via kiehls.com

Guys, we didn’t forget about you! While you’re at Neiman’s or Barney’s, you may as well pick up a little something for yourself. This kit has got everything you need to take care of yourself on the go or at home. You’ll get travel sizes of the Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men, Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub Skin Buffer for Men, and the Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream in White Eagle. Your holiday shopping can be considered complete.

7. TARTE AWAY OUI GO PORTABLE
PRICE: $48
STORE: ULTA, COLMA

Tarte Away Oui Go Kit   Image via beautystat.com

Tarte Away Oui Go Kit Image via beautystat.com

Inspired by dreamy French adventures, this romantic palette offers a lighter take on the “all-in-one” beauty experience. There are 16 full size eye shadows, 4 full size blushes, 3 deluxe Maracuja Lip Glosses, a 4-in-1 Mascara and a portable collector’s compact. Not to mention that everything comes in a beautiful keepsake box that you’ll only find at Ulta.

8. STILA BEJEWELED 2
PRICE: $48
STORE: ULTA, COLMA

Still BeJeweled 2  Image via

Still BeJeweled 2 Image via keep.com

It’s not enough to have a sparkle on your eyes; take it to the next level and add some bling to your accessories! We adore this assortment for a quick and simple way to go from day to night. Start with one of the lighter lip glazes (in either Apricot or Grapefruit) with the glittery eyeshadow in “kitten”. To take things up a notch for nighttime, add your jeweled bangle and pump up the lips with the darkest lip glaze, Juneberry.

9. LIPSTICK QUEEN DISCOVER KIT 2
PRICE: $48
STORE: BARNEYS NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO

Lipstick Queen

Lipstick Queen Discover Kit 2

This trio can take you around the world and from day to night. A diverse lip trio is a must-have for every woman’s handbag, as this is the easiest way to change your look without a lot of fuss. Colors range from Medieval, a deep and sheer red, to Butterfly Ball in Trance, a subtle shimmering raspberry, to Saint Nude, a perfect 60’s nude.

10. NARS TECH FASHION LIPGLOSS COFFRET
PRICE $39
STORE: SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO

Nars Lipstick Trio  Image via Polyvore

Nars Tech Fashion Lipgloss Coffret Image via Polyvore

Swoop this deal up from Saks Fifth Avenue now, as Nars’ website carries this product online only. This collection of four cutting-edge lipgloss colors can be worn as the perfect compliment over lipstick, or alone as a shimmery way to spice things up a lot. Colors range from a light nude to a dark berry. Nars pigments will pop like crazy, so remember that a little bit goes a long way.

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