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Gift ideas for high-maintenance gal

If your BFF is a CGD (cover girl diva), she’d probably give up her favorite lip gloss for one of these trendy beauty gifts. For the gal who always looks amazing, try one of these glamorous stocking stuffers.

Gift ideas for high-maintenance gal

Dior Deluxe Travel Palette

The holiday season means plenty of parties, so give her something she can really use. This sleek, red patent-leather case with a cannage texture holds a mini Diorshow Extrase mascara, mini pink Ultra-Gloss, a medium pressed powder, one blush and six eyeshadows. With a makeup mirror built right in, it’s great for touchups on the go. (Nordstrom, $70)

Gift ideas for high-maintenance gal

Mark Juice Gems

These high-shine tinted lip glosses by Avon’s Mark brand come in a variety of colors and flavors. From pomegranate to raspberry to fig, you’ll love this sleek and inexpensive gloss. Never sticky or gummy, it contains real fruit extract. (Mark by Avon, $8)

Gift ideas for high-maintenance gal

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

From pro makeup artist Bobbi Brown comes this go-to makeup manual for newbies and experienced makeup mavens. Brown has distilled her 25-plus years of experience styling runway models and actresses into one book. It has everything from skin care basics to taking exotic runway looks to the street, this is every beauty-obsessed girl's secret weapon. (Amazon, $21)

Gift ideas for high-maintenance gal

Demeter Fragrance

Beauty is more than just looks. Sometimes a girl wants to smell nice, too! Before you drop some serious cash on high-end fragrances, check out the litany of scents by Demeter. With a host of simple scents like black ginger, Bulgarian rose, chocolate chip cookie, clean skin and even Play-Doh (you heard us!), Demeter fragrances have something for every girl. (Demeter Frangrance, $6 and up)

Kat Von D 5-Piece Brush Set with Case

No matter what your favorite hobby, you can’t do it without the right tools! This soft-bristled brushes allow for even and smooth, full-color application. The set comes in a black vinyl case and includes a smudge brush, blending brush, angled eyeshadow brush, concealer brush and foundation brush. (Sephora, $55)

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