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Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Must-Haves Starting at $5

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Happy holidays! November 1 marks the unofficial start of the holiday season (so says, the “Queen of Christmas” herself, Mariah Carey) but the shopping season picks up around Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is Thursday (Nov. 23), and plenty of brands and retailers are moving giftable items to the forefront and offering beauty deals in advance of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Right now, bargain shoppers will find great discounts at Amazon, Walmart and other retailers. Amazon’s Black Friday sale will be held from Nov. 17-27.

Walmart’s Black Friday sale starts at Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET online, but Walmart+ members will get early access to the sale starting at 12 p.m. ET. Black Friday deals launch in store on Nov. 24. Click here to become a Walmart+ member (or gift it to someone for the holidays).

To help you get in gear, we’ve put together a holiday beauty haul list with items priced at $5 and above. Whether you’ve already started your holiday shopping, or plan to start in the coming weeks, you’re certain to find something useful on our roster for stocking stuffers, White Elephant gifts, holiday gifts and items to treat yourself (the holidays can be stressful, self-care is important).

From voluminous mascaras and best-selling lipsticks, acne treatments, men’s grooming products, self-care essentials and holiday gift sets, we’ve got you covered. See the roundup of beauty must-haves below.


essence | Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara | Gluten & Cruelty Free

Essence Lash Princess is a best-selling, budget-friendly mascara that beauty lovers can’t stop talking about. And at $5, what more can you ask for?

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Peach Slices Ance Spot Dots

Also in the under $5 bin:  Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots. The dots “absorb secretions” and reduce inflammation to visibly improve your skin in less than one day.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Aima Beauty One-Step Volumizer Hot Air Brush, Black Blow Dryer Brush

The best hair tools don’t have to cost and arm and a leg! Aima Beauty’s One-Step Volumizer Brush will give you a great blowout at a bargain price. The brush has two speed settings and three heat settings for different hair types.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Panasonic Unisex Body Groomer for Men and Women

Unwanted body hair? The Panasonic GK80 is equipped with a V-shaped head, robust motor, and gentle touch to trim, designed to safely groom anywhere on your body.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Sephora Favorites Travel Spray Perfume Discovery Set

Find your scent! Sephora’s Travel Spray Perfume Discovery Set comes with six, sample-sized sprays bottles of Valentino Donna Born In Roma Intense Eau de Parfum, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum, Prada Beauty Paradoxe Eau de Parfum, Commodity Gold Expressive Perfume Spray, Clean Reserve Radiant Nectar Eau de Parfum and Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau De Parfum. You’ll also get a scent certificate that you can redeem in-store for a full-size bottle of perfume.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

MAC Prep + Prime Lip

Prep and prime! MAC’s colorless lipstick base lightly moisturizes your lips to add shine and hydrations, and to stop your lipstick from bleeding.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Add a dash of luxury to your skincare routine with Elemis London. The brand’s Pro-Cologen Cleansing Balm is made to dry, cleanse soften and nourish your skin — and thousand of customers agree that it works like a charm. Ingredients include Elderberry Optimega, Bee Friendly Starflower oil, superhero algae Pandina Pavonica Oil, lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Tatcha The Starter Ritual Set – Ultra Hydrating for Dry Skin |

Tatcha’s The Starter Ritual Set is an ultra-plumping kit designed for dry skin. It works to hydrate and replenishes the skin and contains products such as Tatcha’s Dewey Skin Cream, Camellia Cleansing Oil, Rice Polish and Silk Peony. Click here for more Tatcha gift sets.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Clinique 5-Pc Plenty of Pop Lipstick Set

Whether you’re gifting it or wearing it, red lips are a holiday makeup staple. And there are plenty of ultra-pigmented, red options that won’t break the bank like this Clinique lipstick set which is available at Macy’s for $20 (valued at $116). The five-piece set includes Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Lipstick in Bare Pop, Cherry Pop, Mocha Pop, Berry Pop and Plum Po.

Holiday Beauty Haul: Makeup, Skincare & More Starting at $5

Merit Beauty The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Stick

No need to pack your makeup bag with too many products, The Minimalist Complexion Stick from Merit Beauty is an all-in-one foundation stick that you can grab and go. The stick doubles as concealer and customers can’t seem to get enough of this makeup must-have, which you can find in 20 different shades.

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