15 Gift Ideas for the Indie Beauty Lover

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Under the radar? Instagram famous? Beauty blogger fan base? Yep, these products got it all. For the beauty lover in your life, take a peek at the best indie beauty products to shop. You can thank us later! So whether you're looking for that perfect birthday, housewarming, or just love ya, mean it gift, this roundup has you covered.

What are you planning on shopping for the indie beauty lover in your life?

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jasmine V.
Byjasmine V.said...
Love this nail polish. It truly is amazing. It doesn't only stay longer than 2 weeks but it stays looking fresh. No chips no cracks, this nail polish really works. I love that it helps my nails get thicker by protecting them.
Love this nail polish. It truly is amazing. It doesn't only stay longer than 2 weeks but it stays looking fresh. No chips no cracks, this nail polish really works. I love that it helps my nails get thicker by protecting them.
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Amanda L.
ByAmanda L.said...
Not only do I love the color that this gives to cheeks and lips but I love that it can plump up your skin too! Go from dead girl to glam girl in seconds! This has been a lifesaver for me since I like to sleep in a little too much which leaves me with minimal time for makeup and hair some mornings.
Not only do I love the color that this gives to cheeks and lips but I love that it can plump up your skin too! Go from dead girl to glam girl in seconds! This has been a lifesaver for me since I like to sleep in a little too much which leaves me with minimal time for makeup and hair some mornings.
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Reana A.
ByReana A.said...
I first found out about these brushes on you tube. A makeup guru was bragging about the quality of the brushes explaining how amazing they work. I wasn't convinced at first, but then I started seeing multiple reviews about it so I figured why not give it a try. So I went on the sigma website ( https://www.sigmabeauty.com/ ), and ordered the Premium Kit along with the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush. Not only did they give me free shipping, I tell you no lie. It shipped to me faster than it took for me to finally order it. It came in the mail no longer then 3 days. When I opened it the brushes came in a beautiful leather zipped up carrying case. All the brushes were perfectly organized with a guide explaining the brushes, and feature purchase brushes if interested. Along with that it came with a free gift which was an extra lip brush, that really does come in handy. The premium kit honestly to me has every brush to help me achieve any dramatic eye look I wanted to do, from a smokey eye to a graphic eyeliner. I use every brush in this kit, and it does WONDERS!!! As far as the best foundation brush I have EVER purchased, the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush did wonders to my face when I applied it with my foundation. It came on smoothly and flawless. It left no streaks in my makeup, and I'm ALWAYS getting complements about it. I honestly think the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush did a big part of achieving that flawless finish look that everyone wants. The F80 - Flat Kabuki brush is definitely a must have if you're not interested in building up your kit, just buying a couple tools for yourself for your everyday makeup. With the F80- Flat Kabuki brush it will always look like you booked an appointment to get your makeup done.
I first found out about these brushes on you tube. A makeup guru was bragging about the quality of the brushes explaining how amazing they work. I wasn't convinced at first, but then I started seeing multiple reviews about it so I figured why not give it a try. So I went on the sigma website ( https://www.sigmabeauty.com/ ), and ordered the Premium Kit along with the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush. Not only did they give me free shipping, I tell you no lie. It shipped to me faster than it took for me to finally order it. It came in the mail no longer then 3 days. When I opened it the brushes came in a beautiful leather zipped up carrying case. All the brushes were perfectly organized with a guide explaining the brushes, and feature purchase brushes if interested. Along with that it came with a free gift which was an extra lip brush, that really does come in handy. The premium kit honestly to me has every brush to help me achieve any dramatic eye look I wanted to do, from a smokey eye to a graphic eyeliner. I use every brush in this kit, and it does WONDERS!!! As far as the best foundation brush I have EVER purchased, the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush did wonders to my face when I applied it with my foundation. It came on smoothly and flawless. It left no streaks in my makeup, and I'm ALWAYS getting complements about it. I honestly think the F80 - Flat Kabuki brush did a big part of achieving that flawless finish look that everyone wants. The F80 - Flat Kabuki brush is definitely a must have if you're not interested in building up your kit, just buying a couple tools for yourself for your everyday makeup. With the F80- Flat Kabuki brush it will always look like you booked an appointment to get your makeup done.
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Ellie A.
ByEllie A.said...
I LOVE all frank body products especially this body balm!! It smells fantastic and soaks into your skin right away. Perfect for after scrubbing and calms down skin imperfections. It is one of the pricier frank products but the ingredients are amazing and you don;t need a lot of product. Would recommend and repurchase.
I LOVE all frank body products especially this body balm!! It smells fantastic and soaks into your skin right away. Perfect for after scrubbing and calms down skin imperfections. It is one of the pricier frank products but the ingredients are amazing and you don;t need a lot of product. Would recommend and repurchase.
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Paige H.
ByPaige H.said...
ll admit i was skeptical of these shadows, so much hype around them that seemed too good to be true. They are only $5 so i finally decided to try them.They truly do live up to the hype IF you are looking for a unique pop of color to add to your basics.These shadows are very soft, feels like you are dipping your finger in a little memory foam cushion. I found the color payoff to be really good with the satin& metallic shades, I dont think i would get the mattes since i feel like this formula would not really be good for matte finishes since it is moist. Its more like a cream then a regular shadow. This shadow is best used as a pop of color or a wash of color across your whole lid. Its like a cream in that its not really meant to be blended in or a base for other shadows. I think these shadows are great for if you are looking for a certain shade.Especially since a lot of makeup companies release neutral palettes with one pop of color, a lot of times i will be enticed but will already own all the other colors in the palette, buying a colorpop shadow has become a great alternative for me! At $5 a shadow they are so affordable too! Its nice because if i get a shade & end up hating it I wont be totally bummed that i spent a lot of money on it. I actually like that they are sold in individual compacts & not pans like most shadows. Its easier to just throw one or two of these in a bag than to have a palette full of mismatched pan shadows. One tip i have is to make sure you look up swatches on google for the shade you want before buying, the shades look completely different than they do in the pics on the website for some reason. I also close the caps really tight & if i feel like its been open for too long while im doing a look ill spritz a little mac fix+ on it, ive had no problems with it drying out. I was really looking for 2 certain colors i wanted but had not been able to get. One was melt cosmetics love sick which is out of stock, other is kat von d's metal crush in raw power which i cant use because it has talc. I dont like talc around my eyes because it really makes my eyes itch & my contacts cloud up. I got the shades paradox & drift, they were almost exact dupes for them except paradox is satin instead of matte. The satin shade looks matte in the pan but has a slight shimmer when applied, i actually like the look of it better than a matte. Paradox is really a true red shade, not brownish like most shades ive found, Drift is more of a cool burgundy tone that leans more towards reddish. Both are very pretty. I think for the price these shadows are awesome! I just ordered 5 more of these babies today & can already feel an addiction coming on.
ll admit i was skeptical of these shadows, so much hype around them that seemed too good to be true. They are only $5 so i finally decided to try them.They truly do live up to the hype IF you are looking for a unique pop of color to add to your basics.These shadows are very soft, feels like you are dipping your finger in a little memory foam cushion. I found the color payoff to be really good with the satin& metallic shades, I dont think i would get the mattes since i feel like this formula would not really be good for matte finishes since it is moist. Its more like a cream then a regular shadow. This shadow is best used as a pop of color or a wash of color across your whole lid. Its like a cream in that its not really meant to be blended in or a base for other shadows. I think these shadows are great for if you are looking for a certain shade.Especially since a lot of makeup companies release neutral palettes with one pop of color, a lot of times i will be enticed but will already own all the other colors in the palette, buying a colorpop shadow has become a great alternative for me! At $5 a shadow they are so affordable too! Its nice because if i get a shade & end up hating it I wont be totally bummed that i spent a lot of money on it. I actually like that they are sold in individual compacts & not pans like most shadows. Its easier to just throw one or two of these in a bag than to have a palette full of mismatched pan shadows. One tip i have is to make sure you look up swatches on google for the shade you want before buying, the shades look completely different than they do in the pics on the website for some reason. I also close the caps really tight & if i feel like its been open for too long while im doing a look ill spritz a little mac fix+ on it, ive had no problems with it drying out. I was really looking for 2 certain colors i wanted but had not been able to get. One was melt cosmetics love sick which is out of stock, other is kat von d's metal crush in raw power which i cant use because it has talc. I dont like talc around my eyes because it really makes my eyes itch & my contacts cloud up. I got the shades paradox & drift, they were almost exact dupes for them except paradox is satin instead of matte. The satin shade looks matte in the pan but has a slight shimmer when applied, i actually like the look of it better than a matte. Paradox is really a true red shade, not brownish like most shades ive found, Drift is more of a cool burgundy tone that leans more towards reddish. Both are very pretty. I think for the price these shadows are awesome! I just ordered 5 more of these babies today & can already feel an addiction coming on.
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Hallet T.
ByHallet T.said...
For people who aren't a fan of the current bright, glittery highlight, this is the highlighter for you! It's a light shimmer with a dewy finish, and has a center of moisturizer. This means that it might not be too great for oily skin, but it worked very well on my dry/combination skin. It's especially good with dry skin because of the moisturizer. It lasted a pretty good time on me- not fantastic, but also not bad at all. This is best for fans of a subtle, dewy look. The price point is pretty good for what you're getting, especially if you consider the balm in the center- another thing cool about the highlighter is that Glossier uses actual ground-up crystals (the topaz highlighter, for example, is made with actual topaz). All-in-all a fantastic buy.
For people who aren't a fan of the current bright, glittery highlight, this is the highlighter for you! It's a light shimmer with a dewy finish, and has a center of moisturizer. This means that it might not be too great for oily skin, but it worked very well on my dry/combination skin. It's especially good with dry skin because of the moisturizer. It lasted a pretty good time on me- not fantastic, but also not bad at all. This is best for fans of a subtle, dewy look. The price point is pretty good for what you're getting, especially if you consider the balm in the center- another thing cool about the highlighter is that Glossier uses actual ground-up crystals (the topaz highlighter, for example, is made with actual topaz). All-in-all a fantastic buy.
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Lauren T.
ByLauren T.said...
This dryshampoo is fantastic! It smells wonderful and sops up greasiness without making my scalp dry and itchy. This is a powder dry shampoo, so some people may dislike like for that reason alone (and it does mean a little bit more work getting the product all blended in, but it's definitely worth it!)
This dryshampoo is fantastic! It smells wonderful and sops up greasiness without making my scalp dry and itchy. This is a powder dry shampoo, so some people may dislike like for that reason alone (and it does mean a little bit more work getting the product all blended in, but it's definitely worth it!)
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Somantha S.
BySomantha S.said...
This skin serum has completely reinvented the way I think about skin serums. I will be buying this stuff until the end of time! It is by far, the best serum I have ever used. It sinks right into the skin without leaving behind an unpleasant residue. I have combo/oily skin and this does not cause me to become shiny. This serum makes my skin feel so smooth and soft. I feel like in the two weeks that I have been using it I can already see a difference in my skin. The texture has improved, and my skin appears more plump. I would highly reccomend trying this product out for yourself!
This skin serum has completely reinvented the way I think about skin serums. I will be buying this stuff until the end of time! It is by far, the best serum I have ever used. It sinks right into the skin without leaving behind an unpleasant residue. I have combo/oily skin and this does not cause me to become shiny. This serum makes my skin feel so smooth and soft. I feel like in the two weeks that I have been using it I can already see a difference in my skin. The texture has improved, and my skin appears more plump. I would highly reccomend trying this product out for yourself!
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Lahela M.
ByLahela M.said...
An unexpected favorite of mine. I don't wear that much eye makeup (hooded eyes probz), but every time I do, I always want to reach for it. It is a weird assortment of colors, yes, but I didn't expect it to be so wearable. The mattes are excellent quality. The shimmers are bit more sheer, but I usually wet my brush with Fix+ and pat it on anyways. I think it really makes my (green) eyes pop. The shadows are lovely texture and super blendable. My friend told me it has an orange cast on her, (she's very pale, very slight yellow undertone), but it reads very much warm red tones on me, and I have light-medium yellow leaning skin (Japoneque Luminous Foundation shade 4, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Buttermilk, Hourglass Vanish in Buff). It's very portable, and the packaging is dreamy as hell. I love taking it traveling, it's just the right size and looks so chic when I pull it out. In short, great formula, and it's a great combo of colors. My favorite pallette!
An unexpected favorite of mine. I don't wear that much eye makeup (hooded eyes probz), but every time I do, I always want to reach for it. It is a weird assortment of colors, yes, but I didn't expect it to be so wearable. The mattes are excellent quality. The shimmers are bit more sheer, but I usually wet my brush with Fix+ and pat it on anyways. I think it really makes my (green) eyes pop. The shadows are lovely texture and super blendable. My friend told me it has an orange cast on her, (she's very pale, very slight yellow undertone), but it reads very much warm red tones on me, and I have light-medium yellow leaning skin (Japoneque Luminous Foundation shade 4, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Buttermilk, Hourglass Vanish in Buff). It's very portable, and the packaging is dreamy as hell. I love taking it traveling, it's just the right size and looks so chic when I pull it out. In short, great formula, and it's a great combo of colors. My favorite pallette!
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Beauty L.
ByBeauty L.said...
I lovvvve this so much! It's light weight and the smell is not overpowering. I love to mist this on my face,let it sink in, then apply primer, followed with makeup. It comes in a glass spray container, so watch out and be careful. I love to refrigerate this. The cooling sensation when it's refrigerated brings circulation to the skin. My only complaint is the spray nosel can get clogged, other than that, I'm in complete love! A total must buy.
I lovvvve this so much! It's light weight and the smell is not overpowering. I love to mist this on my face,let it sink in, then apply primer, followed with makeup. It comes in a glass spray container, so watch out and be careful. I love to refrigerate this. The cooling sensation when it's refrigerated brings circulation to the skin. My only complaint is the spray nosel can get clogged, other than that, I'm in complete love! A total must buy.