Gifts For: The Glam Guru

Check off everyone on your holiday gifting list with our guide to shopping for your creative bunch:  your glam-obsessed friend, foodie fanatic, fashionista, gracious host and many more. With options for every budget, you’ll find something nice for every price. Stay tuned weekly for a closer look into our neighborhood gift guide, available for download on USQHoliday.nyc

From skin care to glitz and glamour, Union Square has your beauty lover’s wish list all checked off. Spoil that special someone with anything from a day of pampering or quick manicure, to the hottest top sellers.

For the #MakeupQueen, head to MAC Cosmetics for professional quality beauty products that are guaranteed to impress. Pick up a personalized face palette to describe your gal with designs ranging from “Rockin’ Rebel” and “Fashion Fanatic," to “Prissy Princess” and “Power Hungry."Across Union Square Park, NYX Cosmetics offers engraved brushes and trending products on a budget, and their curated a “Haul-iday” Gift Guide for finding the perfect goodies.

For more than just makeup, Sephora is a beauty haven for everything and anything hair, skin care, tools, and perfume. This may sound intimidating however, but you can shop from “Sephora Favorites” sections and sampler options so you don't have to choose. Next, step into one of the Square's Blue Mercury stores featuring Jo Malone fragrances, Nest Candles, and Oribe Hair. On 3rd Avenue, stop by Kiehls flagship store and discover high-quality skincare combining cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal and medicinal knowledge.

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The newest addition to the Union Square beauty scene Korea's #1 beauty brand innisfree's first store in the U.S. For a gift that keeps on glowing, start with the sheet masks, add a cushion compact and end with a natural scented candle. Shop in-store for holiday promotions including Deluxe Samples with every qualifying purchase. 

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Spoil your bestie (and yourself) to a spa day at Union Square's new Rescue Spa, Elizabeth Arden's iconic The Red Door, or a quick toxin-free mani-pedi at Cote. Spend the day in your own personal paradise—what could be more relaxing during the holiday season than taking a minute to enjoy it?!

For at-home pampering, LUSH Cosmetics has all the essentials for a body and mind experience. Try their enchanting luxury bath oils for supremely soft skin or an exploding bath bomb fused with layers of aroma and oils. Shop for all things face, hair, makeup, and body—cruelty free.

For extra sweet skin, find delicious beauty at Fresh. Their featured Sugar lip line bursts with warm vanilla, rose and brown sugar flavors. With everything from lip tints and honey masks to cocoa exfoliators and sugar scrubs, you can’t go wrong .