50 Beauty Products That Will Sell Out Fast This Holiday Season

by Deena Campbell
Oct 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Each year, we’re bombarded with a slew of beauty products for the holidays. Everything claims to be a must-have, but the reality is, some are good. Some are really good. And others are just plain horrible. Thankfully, stores are offering goodies a little earlier each year.

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The bad news is the epic ones sell out super-fast, leaving you to gift friends with so-so candle sets and gift cards they’ll never use.

In an effort to get a head start and point you in the right direction, we’ve dug through and assembled ones that’ll keep giving long after the holiday season. Take a look and shop your favorites.


Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /50: Apa Beauty white sonic toothbrush

1/50 :Apa Beauty white sonic toothbrush

There are a million fancy toothbrushes on the market, but this one is different. Its sonic technology delivers 40,000 vibrations per minute, and it's pretty enough to display on your vanity. Now that's one hell of a brush. (Apa Beauty, $250)

2 /50: Chantecaille Touch-Up Essentials

2/50 :Chantecaille Touch-Up Essentials

Let's be real for a second: When you think of the perfect beauty toolkit for a quick touch-up, we guarantee mascara, lip gloss and makeup remover comes to mind. Gift your bestie this set so she can quickly refresh her look on the go. (Space NK, $78)

3 /50: Diptyque 3-candle gift set

3/50 :Diptyque 3-candle gift set

You want to give this set to your least festive friend. One whiff of any of these candles (the Frosted Forest is our fave) and she'll be decking the halls in no time. (Space NK, $105)

4 /50: MAC Cosmetics Snowball mini-brush kit

4/50 :MAC Cosmetics Snowball mini-brush kit

This brush set may be mini, but it gets the job done in a major way. We're adding this to our must-have list too. (MAC Cosmetics, $30)

5 /50: Nars The Kiss velvet matte lip pencil set

5/50 :Nars The Kiss velvet matte lip pencil set

Finding a lipstick set you'll use is tough. Most are too shimmery, too matte or offer colors you'll never use. But this set is a winner. Featuring four shades, (two new limited-edition and two existing) and sealed with a golden kiss bag, you'll want to use this for every mistletoe moment. (NARS Cosmetics, $49)

6 /50: Fig + Yarrow facial care kit

6/50 :Fig + Yarrow facial care kit

The perfect intro for the skin care newbie. (Fig + Yarrow, $76)

7 /50: The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver Pro 1.25 Limited Edition

7/50 :The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver Pro 1.25 Limited Edition

Raise your hand if you know a girl who would kill to look like a Victoria’s Secret model. Get this for her stat! (Nordstrom, $250)


8 /50: Grown Alchemist Hand Wash & Hand Cream Twin Set

8/50 :Grown Alchemist Hand Wash & Hand Cream Twin Set

Basic soap and lotion sets are dead. Upgrade your bathroom or kitchen area with a sophisticated scent. (David Pirrotta, $60)

9 /50: Phyto Mix & Mask Hair Trio

9/50 :Phyto Mix & Mask Hair Trio

Watch your hair seemingly play magic tricks on you as it transforms from weak and brittle to hydrated, volumized and shiny. (Dermstore, $29)

10 /50: Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

10/50 :Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

Scratch off all the besties on your list who love to indulge in antiaging serums that help brighten, firm skin and deliver all-day hydration with vitamin C and collagen. This one is a charm. (Sephora, $72)

11 /50: Make Up For Ever Lustrous Blush Palette

11/50 :Make Up For Ever Lustrous Blush Palette

Four highlighters, four blushes and four contour shades across matte, shimmer and pearl finishes. Need we say more? (Make Up For Ever, $150)

12 /50: Tatcha Infinite Joy Collection

12/50 :Tatcha Infinite Joy Collection

The "I don't wear makeup" girl will love this daily full-size essential collection that promises polished, supple skin. (Tatcha, $500)

13 /50: Dermalogica Age Smart Daily Defenders

13/50 :Dermalogica Age Smart Daily Defenders

Honestly, if this trio containing Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, Skin Resurfacing Cleanser and Antioxidant Hydramist doesn't give you smooth, bright skin, we're not sure what will. (Dermalogica, $69)

14 /50: Elizabeth and James Find Your Nirvana Rollerball Set

14/50 :Elizabeth and James Find Your Nirvana Rollerball Set

The two newest Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances —  Amethyst and French Grey — were created to celebrate moments of intimacy and individuality. Sounds like a perfect recipe for the holiday season. (Sephora, $28)

15 /50: Tory Burch deluxe mini duo

15/50 :Tory Burch deluxe mini duo

The soft peony, citrus and tuberose blend is an instant hit for any special lady. (Sephora, $22)

16 /50: Oribe Côte D'Azur Body Collection

16/50 :Oribe Côte D'Azur Body Collection

Spoil the beauty lover on your list with two full-size luxurious bath essentials and travel-size of Oribe's signature fragrance. (Space NK, $110)

17 /50: Nyakio The Cold-Pressed Oils Discovery Kit

17/50 :Nyakio The Cold-Pressed Oils Discovery Kit

These fast-absorbing oils target signs of aging, such as wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and dehydration. Best of all — they're the perfect size for holiday travel. (Ulta, $19)

18 /50: The Briogeo Ultimate Hair Goals holiday kit

18/50 :The Briogeo Ultimate Hair Goals holiday kit

Nancy Twine left behind a successful Wall Street career to pursue her passion as a natural beauty entrepreneur and birthed Briogeo. Anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship (and awesome hair) will appreciate this must-have. (Sephora, $39)

19 /50: Beautyblender Blender For All Seasons

19/50 :Beautyblender Blender For All Seasons

The perfect stocking stuffer that's sure to be a hit. (Sephora, $65)

20 /50: BrushCraft by Artis The New Classics

20/50 :BrushCraft by Artis The New Classics

Speaking of brushes, every beauty girl knows that Artis brushes are like the Mercedes-Benz of makeup brushes. Translation: They are super-expensive. Thankfully, the brand heard our cry and are now offering brushes for less. Start your collection with this set of seven pieces. (BrushCraft, $100 as of Nov. 9)

21 /50: Kindred Skincare Co. Cleanse Core set

21/50 :Kindred Skincare Co. Cleanse Core set

Save her the dreadful trip to the skin care counter and gift her everything she needs for clean, hydrated skin. (Kindred Skincare Co., $153)

22 /50: Soapwalla Lavender Love Gift Set

22/50 :Soapwalla Lavender Love Gift Set

Give her the gift of pampering (at home, no less) with this vegan and lavender-scented skin care set that smells too good to be true. (Soapwalla Kitchen, $56)


23 /50: R+Co day & night set

23/50 :R+Co day & night set

Save this one for the blow-out queen who's No. 1 goal in life is to have sleek, shiny hair. She'll also be just as excited to get her hands on the stylish canvas bag. (Space NK, $33)

24 /50: MAC Cosmetics Snowball Eye Compact in gold

24/50 :MAC Cosmetics Snowball Eye Compact in gold

You'll have to wait until Oct. 19 to score this festive compact, but trust us, it will sell out super-fast. (MAC Cosmetics, $30)

25 /50: Susanne Kaufmann advent calendar

25/50 :Susanne Kaufmann advent calendar

Behind each numbered window lies one of the brand’s most popular products, including bath oils and salts, body products, facial skin care, hair care and, of course, festive teas. (Susanne Kaufmann, $178)

26 /50: Space NK Holiday Heroes Gold Edition

26/50 :Space NK Holiday Heroes Gold Edition

We love this set because it has a little bit of everything: skin care, makeup and hair care products that are all cult favorites or best sellers. (Space NK, $99)

27 /50: Stowaway Cosmetics The Classic Beauty

27/50 :Stowaway Cosmetics The Classic Beauty

The classic lady who has everything can't deny that this mix of classic red lipstick, a natural blush and eye makeup will make her an instant standout at any 2018 party. (Stowaway Cosmetics, $49)

28 /50: Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Colors

28/50 :Tom Ford Beauty Boys & Girls Lip Colors

For glam girls who have the money (and time), this 50-piece lipstick set is the best specially treated pigment money can buy. The mix of 25 clutch-size sheer lipsticks and 25 ultra-rich lip colors are housed in a black lacquered Tom Ford case in a mahogany-colored box. Daaaaamn. (Neiman Marcus, $1,980 for the set — $36 each)

29 /50: Tata Harper Winter Wonders

29/50 :Tata Harper Winter Wonders

Not many brands can say they create 100 percent natural and nontoxic luxury skin care on a family farm. But Tata Harper can, and its highly effective ingredients prove women don't have to compromise health for beauty. Show your bestie you care with this collection of must-haves. (Space NK, $125)

30 /50: Valentino Uomo holiday gift set

30/50 :Valentino Uomo holiday gift set

Guys can be so picky when it comes to fragrances, but let him get a whiff of this, and he'll instantly fall in love. (Nordstrom, $103)

31 /50: Yes To Ultimate Mask

31/50 :Yes To Ultimate Mask

Having a set of five masks that even skin tone and offer a glow for under $10 is unheard of. Buy this pack (and a few more) and stuff a mask into each stocking on your list. (Target, $9.99)

32 /50: Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box

32/50 :Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Magic Box

Share the gift of Charlotte’s award-winning and most-loved items with this box of treasures. The advent calendar includes: Magic Cream, Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Multi-Miracle Glow, Take It All Off, Supermodel Body, WonderGlow, Eyes to Mesmerize in Jean, Rock N’ Kohl in Amber Moon, Full Fat Lashes, Colour Chameleon in Mesmerizing Mink, Lip Lustre in Unleash Me and Matte Revolution in Walk of Shame. (Charlotte Tilbury, $200)

33 /50: Clarisonic Mia 2 & IT Cosmetics Confidence holiday gift set

33/50 :Clarisonic Mia 2 & IT Cosmetics Confidence holiday gift set

Talk about a match made in heaven. This duo is set to give smooth and radiant skin long after the holidays are over. (Ulta, $169)

34 /50: Carolina Herrera 3-piece Good Girl Gift Set

34/50 :Carolina Herrera 3-piece Good Girl Gift Set

Simply put, this is for the lady who knows how to have a good time. (Macy's, $120)

35 /50: Malin + Goetz Cannabis Hand Wash + Votive set

35/50 :Malin + Goetz Cannabis Hand Wash + Votive set

For your cannabis-loving friend who can't seem to get away from the evocative plant. (Bloomingdales, $35)

36 /50: Sunday Riley Bright Young Thing

36/50 :Sunday Riley Bright Young Thing

We guarantee she'll love this collection of cult faves. (Sephora, $90)

37 /50: Amika Polished Perfection straightening brush

37/50 :Amika Polished Perfection straightening brush

This straightening brush has 10,000 loves on Sephora, and for good reason. It cuts down on styling time while increasing shine and locking in moisture. We're sold and you will be too. (Sephora, $120)

38 /50: On My Ouai Kit

38/50 :On My Ouai Kit

You'll be tempted to carry this tote everywhere you go for the remainder of 2017 and well into 2018. (Sephora, $40)

39 /50: Sephora Favorites Superstars Kit

39/50 :Sephora Favorites Superstars Kit

Let's cut to the chase. This holiday staple is all you need to get through the winter. (Sephora, $75)

40 /50: DryBar Buttercup Fully Loaded

40/50 :DryBar Buttercup Fully Loaded

Buttercup Blow Dryer dries hair up to 20 percent faster. Lil' Lemon Drop is a great detangling brush in a mini size so you can take it anywhere. And Hold Me Hair Clips section hair perfectly. Consider this set a holiday miracle. (Sephora, $199)

41 /50: Arbonne RE9 men's grooming kit

41/50 :Arbonne RE9 men's grooming kit

Tired of your man stealing your soaps? Get him this kit and you'll never have that problem again. (Arbonne, $75)

42 /50: NuMe Stealth Dryer

42/50 :NuMe Stealth Dryer

Generally speaking, most women stick with their favorite hair dryer and never make a change. But what if we told you this tool offers high-efficiency output with less noise and more power? Yup, we're buying several too. (NuMe, $249)

43 /50: OGX Kandee Johnson Limited-Edition shampoo & conditioner set

43/50 :OGX Kandee Johnson Limited-Edition shampoo & conditioner set

You won't want to wait until December to give this gift. A sugar-and-spice-inspired line of three shampoo and conditioner duos is exactly what you need to kick off your holiday season. (Ulta, $7.99)

44 /50: Drunk Elephant The Littles

44/50 :Drunk Elephant The Littles

Dryness. Uneven skin tone. Large pores. If you suffer from any one of those issues, this kit is your new bestie. (Sephora, $90)

45 /50: Sparitual Earl Grey Teatox Sugar Scrub

45/50 :Sparitual Earl Grey Teatox Sugar Scrub

We're obsessed with scrubs, and this activated charcoal and tea leaf scrub gets the job done. Every. Single. Time. (Sparitual, $55)

46 /50: Miracle Workers Super Curly edition

46/50 :Miracle Workers Super Curly edition

All the hydration and moisture curly girls crave are packaged in this five-piece kit. (Devacurl, $48)

47 /50: Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo duo

47/50 :Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo duo

Can a girl ever have too much dry shampoo? Nope! (Sephora, $22)

48 /50: Ghd Classic 1 purple styler bundle

48/50 :Ghd Classic 1 purple styler bundle

Whether she has straight, wavy, curly, coiled or tightly coiled hair, she'll love the ease of straightening her hair with this attention-getting purple styler. (Sephora, $169)

49 /50: Atelier Cologne Perfume Wardrobe

49/50 :Atelier Cologne Perfume Wardrobe

Eight fragrances to suit every look and mood. (Sephora, $42)

50 /50: Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

50/50 :Clinique Honey, Honey Ornament Set

We're dubbing 2017 the year of lipsticks, and this sheer duo has two of our biggest obsessions: deep color and high gloss. (Sephora, $12)