Cruelty-free beauty gift guide

Dec 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Many beauty brands test on animals and while it's easy to forget that when we see a fun product, we always have a choice to select ones that don't. Many cruelty-free alternatives exist, so why not support brands that have taken a stand against this practice? Here are our favorite cruelty-free holiday gift ideas!


Too Faced

Too Faced

For alluring eyes, look no further than the eyeshadow palette of the season from Too Faced. The Joy to the Girls Eyeshadow Collection has 15 matte and shimmery shades to create any look you desire, from demure to glam. It also comes with a full-size LashGASM Mascara and a Glamour Guide to help you create three head-turning holiday looks. You'll absolutely want to pick one of these up for your own stocking too! (, $46) 




No one likes smudged or chipped polish, so avoid it entirely with NCLA nail wraps in a fun pattern like Cher's Closet this holiday season. Easy to apply and long wearing on any length nails, these professional-looking nail wraps in a variety of patterns are a nice way to change it up and also make the perfect stocking stuffer. Each posh pack comes with enough wraps for two applications. (, $16) 


The Body Shop

the body shop

Surprise that special someone with a holiday gift set from The Body Shop, a brand that's no stranger to cruelty-free products. Our pick is the Ginger Sparkle Gift Set full of invigorating ginger products including Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel, Body Polish and more. This seasonal set will give your day a boost from the moment you step in the shower. (, $20) 


Joanna Vargas

Joanna Vargas

For the woman on your list who deserves the very best, treat her to Joanna Vargas' Exfoliating Mask to bring out her gorgeous glow from morning 'til night. Made with lactic acid and fruit enzymes that remove dead skin and impurities, this mask will leave skin soft, glowing and just fab all season long. (, $75)




Make the bath and body product guru on your list jump for joy with a festively-packaged gift set from Lush this holiday season. Our fave is the Jolly Hollydays gift set complete with the brand's bestselling Dream Cream, Rose Jam Shower Gel, almond-scented Snowflake Soap and more. And don't forget to keep the cute box for storage! (, $50)


Bite Beauty

bite beauty

Have trouble finding the perfect shade of lipstick? The lipstick lover on your list won't have that problem with Bite Beauty's The Lip Kit because there are two different shades on each mini stick that make finding the perfect shade a breeze. Mix, match and layer until your heart's content. Your lips will thank you! (, $38) 


Juice Beauty

Juice Beauty

Formulated for all skin types, Juice Beauty's Beautiful Body Gift Set comes with a full-size Green Apple cleansing bar, Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream and more. Your skin will be refreshed with organic apple and lemon juices and brightened with vitamin C. The best part is that it smells delicious too! (, $48)


Eve Lom

Eve Lom

Prepare your skin for a taste of luxury with Eve Lom's The Luxury Collection — a gift that will revive tired winter skin from the comfort of your home. Suitable for all skin types with a focus on exfoliation, the gift set includes the Cleanser, Rescue Mask and TLC Radiance Cream along with a muslin cloth. Believe us when we tell you that this set will transform spa night at your house! (, $125)


Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works

If you're like us, you just can't get enough of Bath & Body Works' yummy smelling hand soaps. Our favorite seasonal scent is Winter Cranberry and the Santa's Helping Hand Gift Set with two hand soaps and a body lotion makes the perfect hostess gift for one of the many parties you'll be wining and dining at this winter. (, $17)




No makeup kit is compete without an eyelash curler so pick up the Rare Gem Limited-Edition Picture Perfect™ eyelash curler from Tarte for the most glam girl you know. Adorned with purple rhinestones, your eyes will be the focus of your face with this blinged out makeup bag must-have. The stylish set also comes with the Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara. (, $19)

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