What is it that they say—it's better to give than to receive? We wouldn't go that far (we love a good gift, after all) but we will admit that it's plenty of fun to choose holiday gifts for our family and friends. And when we say "holiday gifts," we mean beauty products. These 15 basic-but-better picks are perfect for the lady in your life who's just getting in on the beauty scene.
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils and Touche Éclat Gift Set ($71, yslbeauty-us.com)
We daresay that the hallmark of any amateur beauty lover's life is her first Touche Éclat, which is why this gift set, which comes complete with a purse-size version of the legendary highlighter along with a full-size volumizing mascara, mini liquid liner, eye cream, and eye makeup remover, is the perfect place to start.