If you grew up watching YouTube beauty tutorials on contouring, DIY skincare hacks, or lash tutorials, chances are you came across Huda Kattan’s channel. Before she was known as the founder behind some of Huda Beauty’s most viral products—like the Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder or the eyeshadow palettes—Kattan was the poster girl for glam beauty. Now, with over 51 million Instagram followers, Kattan has since built a beauty empire inspired by her Middle Eastern roots, beloved by everyone from OG Youtube fans to TikTok’s newest generation of beauty obsessives. No one knows beauty quite like Kattan, which makes her the perfect candidate to give us to low-down on the must-have beauty items to gift our loved ones this season. Ahead, Kattan shares her top gifts that will excite you and your recipient.
My holiday gifting tip is…
to get personal! What does this person really enjoy, or what is something they would get excited about?
For the OG beauty Youtube fanatic:
Huda Beauty Em[Power]ed Eyeshadow Palette, $60.30
What’s not to love about Huda Beauty’s newest eyeshadow palette? With 18 different shades to choose from, including deep browns, metallics, and soft neutrals, the palette speaks to your dark side.
Kattan says: “I would definitely gift our newest 18-well palette from the EM[POWER]ED collection. The inspiration behind the collection came from my empowerment journey and how I found that strong inner confidence to achieve my biggest dreams. The palette is full of elevated basic shades meant to inspire the community to take risks and make bold moves. It’s really THE palette you need for the holiday season.”
For the spa lover:
Osea Undaria Algae Body Oil, $48
Fans of Osea’s body butter will love its body oil accompaniment. The fast-absorbing formula melts into the skin instead of sitting on top of it and locks in moisture to leave you with a subtle glow.
Kattan says: “As the weather changes, your skin could always use some extra love, so a great body oil is always a good gift during the holiday season. The OSEA Undaria Algae Body Oil is a really great one that works really well and smells amazing.”
For the candle hoarder:
Forvr Mood Holiday Candle Advent Calendar, $75
If you haven’t been introduced to fellow OG YouTube guru Jackie Aina’s Forvr Mood line, here’s an advent calendar that highlights the brand’s core scents and some of its newer collections.
Kattan says: “You can also never go wrong with a delicious candle. Forvr Mood has some of my favorite scents that make your whole house smell amazing. They just came out with some new winter scents I’m dying to try.”
My personal wishlist gift is…
time. One thing I am always grateful for is my family and how close we all are. Everyone being able to get together and spend good quality time with one another is the best gift I could ask for. I’m super family-oriented all year round, but especially during the holidays. I feel like it’s really important to pay attention to those relationships and take advantage of spending some extra time together.
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Nerisha is the beauty commerce editor at ELLE.com, covering all things beauty (and fashion and music). She has a penchant for sneakers and nude lip glosses, and spends way too much time re-watching 90s sitcoms.