A beautiful aspect of the holiday season is the wide-ranging, sometimes quirky, traditions among family and friends. Whether it’s the traditional Christmas Eve church service followed by Christmas Day dinner or the more unique Christmas traditions like a neighborhood brunch or a Christmas morning football game, each family makes the holidays special with time-honored traditions.

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There is one tradition, however, that remains consistent from year-to-year: Christmas stockings. Whether you open your stocking gifts all at once or bit by bit in the days leading up to Christmas, stocking stuffers make some of the most personalized and memorable gifts.

If you have a makeup lover on your list, skincare and cosmetics make excellent stocking stuffers. Follow this guide for skincare and cosmetic gift ideas that are sure to please that makeup maven on your list.

Tinted Moisturizer

Give the gift of beautiful skin with a tinted moisturizer with SPF. A CC cream complements and blends with many other skincare products, making it a versatile and useful stocking stuffer that is sure to please.

Tinted moisturizers and CC creams work to correct color and diffuse skin’s imperfections while offering sheer coverage and sun protection. You can give the gift of flawless coverage, a natural finish, and bright, hydrated skin.

Look for products formulated with vitamin C, vitamin E, and flax seed extract to help control oil and shine while adding powerful antioxidants and nutrients. A light tinted moisturizer will brighten and revive while protecting from harmful UVA and UVB rays.


No makeup enthusiast’s stocking would be complete without a tube of high-performing, high-quality mascara. You have so many options for mascara too: water resistant, vegan, fiber, and tubular. Restock their favorite type or give them a few new options to try.

Mascara adds depth and definition to our face and helps show off our best features. Look for products formulated with vegan ingredients that are free of parabens and sulfates. Lichen, plant extract, and vitamin B5 will help rejuvenate lashes while adding a dramatic pop of color.

Matte Lipstick

Long-lasting and hydrating matte lipsticks are perfect for a day-to-day look or a fabulous holiday party.

For that makeup lover on your list, select a lipstick that easily transitions from season to season to get the most out of the lipstick. Colors like soft mauves to subtle pinks to vibrant reds offer a perfect shade for any time of year.

Also look for a matte lipstick that is formulated with hydrating ingredients that protect during cold winters and the hot summer season. Thrive Causemetics’ products include high-performing, vegan ingredients without sulfates and parabens that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Eyebrow Pencil

A final gift idea for the ultimate stocking stuffer is an eyebrow pencil or other grooming tools such as an eyebrow brush. Eyebrows are some of the most important features on our face and are often one of the first things people notice about us. This gift is sure to please given its versatility and style potential. Whether your makeup lover goes for a bold, dramatic look or prefers a subtle color, an eyebrow pencil is a great gift for a stocking.

About Thrive Causemetics

Thrive Causemetics creates vegan, 100% cruelty-free cosmetics without parabens or sulfates. Their high-performing products are developed at the Thrive Lab in Los Angeles to ensure each product meets Thrive Causemetics’ strict standards of health and quality. A beauty brand and philosophy that beauty goes beyond skin deep, for every product purchased one is donated to help a woman thrive. From their brightening face mask to their quality makeup such as tinted sunscreen, vegan mascara, bronzers, and highlighters, Thrive Causemetics creates products that empower women.

To browse high-performance cosmetics, go to Thrivecausemetics.com