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"I haven’t come across a NARS product I didn’t absolutely love. So if you don’t know much about makeup but want to get a gift in the beauty category, you could close your eyes and pick anything from the NARS shelf and your recipient would be thrilled. My suggestion? The brand's new Unfiltered Cheek Palettes."
Buy It! NARS Ulfiltered I and Unfiltered 2 Cheek Palettes, $59 each; sephora.com
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"We all want Crème de La Mer face cream! Surprise a special person in your life with the coveted jar.”
Buy It! La Mer Crème de la Mer, $170 (for 1 oz); saksfifthavenue.com
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"Kits are an affordable way to try products before committing to them. One of my favorites is the Murad Radiant Skin Renewal Kit. The entire arsenal in it is enough to give you a bright, renewed complexion."
Buy It! Murad Radiant Skin Renewal Kit, $45; sephora.com
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The Stocking Stuffer
"If you’re stuffing a stocking, don’t forget a handful of mascara! My current must-have is by Maybelline New York."
Buy It! Maybelline New York Colossal Spider Effect Mascara, $7.77; target.com
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"A nice fragrance is always a well-received gift. I recently tried out the new Alexander McQueen perfume and fell in love with it. It’s a versatile scent that’s feminine — and memorable."
Buy It! Alexander McQueen McQueen Eau de Parfum, $115 (1.6oz); saksfifthavenue.com
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"Nothing says glamour like a red lip color. But a single tube of lipstick seems like a lackluster gift, so instead opt for something like the Charlotte Tilbury The Perfect Red Kiss trio of liner, lipstick, and gloss. And boxed in pretty packaging, this kit is dripping with luxury!"
Buy It! Charlotte Tilbury The Perfect red Kiss set in So Marilyn, $69; nordstrom.com
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The Men’s Must-Have
“Because men are so much more into grooming than they used to be, get him a scented shave kit from The Art of Shaving! But if shaving isn’t on your guy’s radar, the brand has body care, skin care and hair products, too."
Buy It! The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Starter Kit, $30; macys.com
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The Heart Warmer
"Let’s face it: Beauty on the inside is just as important! Consider making a donation to your friend’s favorite charity in their name in lieu of a gift."