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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts for beauty junkies

Holiday season is a good time for beauty lovers to change up their makeup, skin care and hair care routine. With everything from limited-edition holiday collections to everyday beauty tools, there are plenty of gift options that are perfect for holiday gifting. The true beauty obsessed will enjoy a subscription box that delivers full-size beauty products to the doorstep each month. Read on for more ideas that beauty lovers will love.

Frida Kahlo Limited-Edition Dual Ended Face & Eye Four-Piece Makeup Brush Set and Cosmetic Case, $45, Atlanta-based Anisa International, makers of fine cosmetic brushes, has introduced its first collection sold directly to consumers. Inspired by artist Frida Kahlo, who used brushes to create art and express herself, the collection of synthetic brushes includes a dual ended blush/powder brush, a dual ended foundation/contour brush, a dual ended eye crease/eye base brush and a dual ended eye smudge/angled liner brush all packaged in a Frida Kahlo Cosmetic Case.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, $24, Sephora: Yet another lip product has caused a stir in the beauty industry. This lip color has been in such high demand it has already sold out in some stores. The Fenty Beauty by Rihanna makeup collection debuted this fall. This long-lasting lipstick (it reportedly lasts for a full 12 hours) is billed as a universal red that looks good on all skin tones.

Dyson Supersonic Limited-Edition Holiday Bundle, $399, Ulta: A hair dryer designed by James Dyson has stirred up the beauty industry. The platinum Dyson Supersonic Limited-Edition Holiday Bundle presentation box offers the ultra-fast-drying hair dryer in a fabric cushioned box. The dryer helps prevent heat damage by constantly monitoring air temperature and keeping it consistent. It is lightweight and comes with several magnetic attachments, including a concentrator and diffuser.

Milk Makeup Glitter Glaze Quad, $49, Sephora: Formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, Milk Makeup is vegan, as well as gluten- and cruelty-free. The four shades in the glitter glaze palette can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes for glossy shimmer or it can be layered and used as a highlighter.

Butter London, All the Jewels, $150, Get 30 petite-size nail lacquers in a range of colors as well as a basecoat, cuticle remover and two topcoats in this set that comes in a keepsake tin. There are also nail implements including a nail scrubber and a file and buffer. Butter London polish is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene and TPHP.

Foreo Luna 2, $199, Beauty fanatics know the Luna 2 cleansing device is a must have for anti-aging. Silicone touch-points give off rapid sonic pulsations that help smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also aids in the absorption of skin care products. The device comes in several styles suited to different skin types.

BoxyCharm subscription box, $21 per month, Beauty lovers recommend this subscription box over many others since it has four to five full-size beauty items each month instead of samples. The items include skin care, beauty tools and color cosmetics from established and emerging brands that add up to a value of $100 and higher.

Clove+Hallow Limited-Edition Lip Velvet Trio, $45, Give beauty junkies a holiday gift that won’t smear or smudge. Atlanta-based Clove + Hallow offers clean makeup with staying power. The Limited-Edition Lip Velvet Trio features three liquid lipsticks that dry matte but moist finish with ingredients such as vitamin E, coconut oil, and shea butter. The kits come in two shade collections — Bright Trio and Nude Trio. The all-natural makeup line is vegan and PETA-certified cruelty-free.

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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.