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xoGift Guide 2019: Gifts For The Beauty Lover In Your Life

When it's for us and by us, the beauty just hits different.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this season you should cop some be-you-ti-ful gifts for your favorite beauty lover.

We all have at least one beauty lover in our life, so it's important that we know which items will place the biggest smile on their face. Finding the right present for an avid beauty junkie who is up on all of the releases can be frustrating because it may appear that they have it all. That's why our list is unique. We gathered some astounding products made by black-owned companies and most of them by black women. When it's for us and by us, the beauty just hits different.

For everything from lipsticks to brushes to eyeshadows, this list will supply with all you need for a fire beauty box from heaven.

Brushes: Taya Marin Beauty

Taya Marin Beauty

Face and Body Multi-Purpose Brush

According to beauty maven Taya Marin, these brushes are a must-have in your makeup kit. This large multi-purpose brush in particular is perfect for applying powder foundation, bronzer, blush, and highlighter.

Skincare: Zandra Beauty

Zandra Beauty

Almond Alfresco Vegan Bath & Body Wash

First of all, give it up for this Teen CEO who started her business at age 9. Zandra Cunningham started her plant-based bath and beauty company for pre-teens and teenagers to naturally nourish, heal and improve sensitive skin. This is ideal for the rising beauty extraordinaire because they can experience dope products with a splash of inspiration.

$13

Toner: Aba Love Apothecary

Aba Love Apothecary

Petal Facial Mist

Toners are essential to any beauty enthusiast's routine. Aba Love Apothecary's Petal Facial Mist is great for all skin types. The mist is ideal for keeping you moisturized in dry environments, as well as soothing sunburn and sensitive skin. It also contains skin-loving ingredients like Bulgarian Rose water and organic aloe vera.

$22

Lipstick: The Lip Bar

The Lip Bar

Liquid Matte Lipstick in "Bawse Lady"

A good lippie goes a long way. You can even wear a bare face and a bold lip on the days you don't want to beat your face. The Lip Bar has an armory of shades and tints that will blow your mind.

$13

Gloss & Highlighter: FENTY BEAUTY 

FENTY BEAUTY

Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face Set

Everything in Robyn Rihanna Fenty's beauty collection is worth throwing in the bag but since we don't want you to break the bank, start with the basics. The Gloss Bomb and Killawatt Highlighter are two staples in the collection. They get the job done and this gift set is perfect, especially in travel size. Your lips and cheeks will be perfectly luminized.

$24

Foundation: Laws of Nature Cosmetics 

Laws of Nature Cosmetics

The founder of Laws of Nature Cosmetics birthed the beauty brand in her kitchen while experimenting with cosmetic recipes to help women of color like herself. Jasmine Rose combined botanical ingredients and non-toxic minerals, creating a nourishing foundation and setting powder. Many customers rave about the seamless application.

$55

Eyeshadow: Juvia's Place

Juvia's Place

The Warrior Palette

Juvia's Place is the G.O.A.T. so there ain't a beauty lover on this planet that won't gush over any of their palettes. The plethora of effervescent hues look like magic dripping on melanin skin. If you're not sure which product to snag, you can add a handy gift card to your cart and let your beauty lover choose for themselves.

$20

Blush: Mented Cosmetics 

Mented Cosmetics

Make You Blush Collection

Mented Cosmetics is known for its exuberant shades of lipsticks but it's time to try their blushes. "Blendable, buildable, and most importantly pigmented, the Make You Blush Collection allows you to sculpt and create perfectly flushed cheeks. With a touch of Vitamin E, this long-lasting powder formula means the product nourishes the skin and stays put all day." Longevity is everything when it comes to any product.

$80

Beauty Organizer: See Me Beauty Organizer "Starter Pack" 

We Are JOI

See Me Beauty Organizer "Starter Pack"

Every beauty lover needs an effective way to organize their products, brushes and more. I have a few of these bad boys and they really get the job done because you can easily find what you need when you need it. I am stickler for organization and these make me so happy! I love that they can be stacked on my vanity or even on the floor using the optional platform. This way you can give your collection room to grow while helping you maintain long-term organization.

$60

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