12 Best Beauty Gifts I Ever Received (PHOTOS)

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When it comes to beauty, there are so many products to choose from that it can be overwhelming. What looks best? What will work for my skin? What is worth the splurge? So I asked several women who know all about great beauty products to tell me what are their favorites.


Since they always seem to have that "secret" on looking amazing no matter how much sleep they did or didn't get, we all deserve to know. Many of these products were discovered because they were a gift, which they ended up having to continue to purchase for themselves -- or giving as a gift to others. Prepare to fill up your holiday wish list or pick up some fantastic stocking stuffers for your best friends.

What makes your must-have beauty list? Which of these products are you most excited to try (or wish you could get as a gift)?


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