20 Beauty Gift Ideas With a Rock 'n' Roll Edge

For beauty lovers who like studs, animal print and anything-but-basic black.
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For beauty lovers who like studs, animal print and anything-but-basic black.
Rock 'n' roll beauty gifts

20 of the best rock 'n' roll beauty gift ideas.

Is someone on your holiday shopping list a little bit rock 'n' roll? Flowery and feminine just won't do—instead, try one of these edgy, punky beauty gifts:

1. Urban Decay Vice3

Urban Decay Vice3

Urban Decay Vice3, $70

This season's most-coveted Urban Decay palette is adorned with abstract artwork and a neon-green “Vice” icon on the outside. Open it up and you get 20 never-seen-before eyeshadow shades.

Where to buy: Sephora, Nordstrom, Beauty.comMacy's

2. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set, $39

Kat Von D's new Studded Kiss Lipsticks have a wicked colour selection and killer packaging. In this set, valued at $126, you get nine mini ones.

Where to buy: Sephora, Amazon.com

3. Regal Rose Aeon Hair Rings

Regal Rose Aeon Hair Rings

Regal Rose Aeon Hair Rings, $23 for a pack of 15

These silver hair rings instantly punk-ify a hairstyle. You get 15 per pack, and they easily twist open to wrap through a braid or section.

Where to buy: Free PeopleASOS

4. Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Wild Edition

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Wild Edition

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Palette Wild Edition, $72

This palette's five neutral eyeshadow shades may be on the conservative side—but the black and gold animal-print packaging is anything but.

Where to buy: Sephora, Hudson's Bay

5. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer (Collector's Edition)

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer Collector's Edition

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer (Collector's Edition), $30

What could be more rock 'n' roll than an inky blue-black nail polish? This shade, which made its debut at Marc Jacobs' spring 2014 runway show, comes with a keepsake box and a miniature storybook explaining the designer's inspiration. 

Where to buy: Sephora

6. Shu Uemura Face Studs

Shu Uemura Face Studs

Shu Uemura Face Studs, $35

These pyramid- and cone-shaped studs in gold and silver are punk-chic jewellery for the face. Just glue them on with eyelash adhesive to fake a pierced look.

Where to buy: Shu Uemura

7. Christian Louboutin The Noirs Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin The Noirs Nail Colour

Christian Louboutin The Noirs Nail Colour, $50 each

The Noirs are the moodiest shades in famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin's new nail polish collection. Think blacks, intense blues, dark browns and greens.

Where to buy: Sephora, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Amazon.com

8. Costume National Scent Intense Eau de Parfum

Costume National Scent Intense

Costume National Scent Intense Eau de Parfum, $100

The minimalist all-black bottle is totally rock 'n' roll. Inside, the scent features hibiscus flower, jasmine tea, amber and woods.

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Barneys, Amazon.com

9. Butter London Punk Rock Plaid Kit

Butter London Punk Rock Plaid Kit

Butter London Punk Rock Plaid Kit, $39

Punk is all about mixing up strong colours and textures, and this kit allows you to do just that. You get polishes in Chimney Sweep, Cheek Chops and Trout Pout—wear them alone or use the dotting and striping tools to create a vibrant plaid pattern.

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Beauty.comMacy's, Amazon.com

10. Ardency Inn Punker Smoky Eye Kit

Ardency Inn Punker Smoky Eye Kit

Ardency Inn Punker Smoky Eye Kit, $45

Smoky eyes are a rocker chick essential. This kit, valued at $71, includes the Punker Unrivaled Volume & Curl Lash Wax (mascara), Punker Original Smoky Shadow in Black Smoke and Punker World's Baddest Eyeliner in Deep Black.

Where to buy: Sephora

11. Julep Rock Star Hand Crème

Julep Rock Star Hand Creme

Julep Rock Star Hand Crème, $24

Shea butter, glycerin, coconut oil and vitamin E are the stars in this hand cream, which was "crowd-sourced" by the brand's CEO. She turned to social media to find out which hand cream brands were customers' all-time favourites—and then formulated a Julep one based on the top ingredients.

Where to buy: Sephora, Amazon.com

12. Rebecca Minkoff Ciao Jody Pouch

Rebecca Minkoff Ciao Jody Pouch

Rebecca Minkoff Ciao Jody Pouch, $140

This pearl-studded black leather pouch tucks into a handbag to store daily makeup essentials—or doubles as a clutch for nights out. It's also on sale right now!

Where to buy: Shopbop, Amazon.com

13. Tasha Studded Suede Headband

Tasha Studded Suede Headband

Tasha Studded Suede Headband, $17

A soft suede skinny headband gets dressed up with rounded silver studs, and the result is total cuteness. It comes in four shades, including this vibrant turquoise.

Where to buy: Nordstrom

14. Rad Nails Appealing Angle Cuticle Art Set

Rad Nails Appealing Angle Cuticle Art Set

Rad Nails Appealing Angle Cuticle Art Set, $6

First, there was nail art. Now, there's cuticle art! Use water to affix these triangle designs below the nail beds, just like temporary tattoos.

Where to buy: Modcloth

15. Beautyblender Pro

Beautyblender Pro

Beautyblender Pro, $26 each

The cult-favourite Beautyblender makeup sponge first came out in hot pink, and now it's arrived in black—the perfect shade for darker-toned products that would be difficult to rinse clean from a lighter-coloured applicator.

Where to buy: Sephora, Nordstrom, Hudson's Bay, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com

16. Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Palette

Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Palette

Too Faced Rock N Roll Rock Candy Eye Shadow Palette, $36

This palette of nine shadow shades includes seven brand new ones; plus, it comes with step-by-step instructions for creating three rock 'n' roll looks.

Where to buy: ULTA Beauty, Amazon.com

17. Giorgio Armani Sì Intense Eau de Parfum

Giorgio Armani Si Intense

Giorgio Armani Sì Intense Eau de Parfum, $80

Armani's Sì fragrance just got reinvented in a darker, more intensified version. Notes include blackcurrant, bergamot, woods and vanilla.

Where to buy: Hudson's Bay

18. Charlotte Tilbury 'The Rebel' Set

Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel Set

Charlotte Tilbury 'The Rebel' Set, $225

This luxe set from top makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury lets you channel your inner rebel. Valued at $243, it includes The Rebel eyeshadow palette, a kohl liner, mascara, blush, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss and a makeup bag. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman

19. Givenchy Le Vernis Black Glittering Nail Lacquer & Top Coat

Givenchy Le Vernis Black Glittering Nail Lacquer & Top Coat

Givenchy Le Vernis Black Glittering Nail Lacquer & Top Coat, $24

Use this nail polish alone or over other nail colours to add a sheer, glittery layer of silver and black sparkles.

Where to buy: Sephora

20. Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle

Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle

Diptyque Baies Scented Black Candle, $90

The classic Baies candle scent of rose and blackcurrent gets presented in a black-coloured glass container. Do you die or what?!

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Amazon.com

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