Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
Style > Beauty

Beauty Gift Guide for the College Girl on a Budget

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Mizzou chapter.

Ah, the holidays. Such a lovely time of year that many of us look forward to for months. Who doesn’t love holiday lights, Christmas movies, snow and getting family and friends together? For us college students, however, it can be tough to buy gifts for family and friends when you can barely afford groceries (trust me, I’ve been there). I’ve listed a few gift ideas for the beauty lover in your life, all under $20! Happy shopping!

1. Jade Roller

If you haven’t heard of a jade roller yet, where have you been?! They are all the rage right now and all the beauty gurus are obsessed. For less than $20, this tool helps de-bloat the face, help improve circulation, reduce wrinkles and many more benefits for your skin. In a pinch? You can get these on Amazon prime, linked here.

2. Liquid Lipstick

You can never go wrong with a lipstick! It’s tough to find a good liquid lipstick that stays all day without making your lips look like they are in serious need of lip balm (we’ve all been there, not the best look). The Buxom Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick is my favorite right now because its creamy formula helps it to stay all day without drying your lips out. Pick from any of the 24 colors and gift this to the lipstick lover in your life!


3. Face Mask

Who doesn’t love a Sunday spent binge-watching your favorite show, in your pajamas, and face mask on. Gift the perfect Sunday companion to a loved one this holiday season. Mario Badescu is one of my favorite skin care lines as the quality is great, and it’s also affordable. I recommend The Super Collagen Mask, as it’s one of my favorite products. Collagen is great for plumping and hydrating the skin, who doesn’t want that?!


4. Perfume

Everyone loves getting a new perfume, you can’t really go wrong here! It can be tough to pick out scents for other people, so I like to go for a fresh, floral scent when gifting perfume as most people like it. This XOXO Luv perfume is the perfect everyday scent that I have been loving. It’s not too overpowering, so it’s good for any occasion. 

HC Contributer Mizzou