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Christmas 2017 – Beauty Gift Guide!

Everything & MORE the beauty-lover in your life could possibly want! Happy Shopping!



Too Faced :: Best Year Ever + Under The Kissletoe — Too Faced always comes out with the cutest holiday collections year after year. This year each of their palettes contain either a planner or like this one, a really cute useful makeup bag. This collection contains 3 coordinated palettes: Natural Beauty, I Believe in Pink & Super Fun Night. The packaging is really fun and whimsical and this would make the ultimate gift for one person or fabulous as 3 separate gifts.. you choose! The Under The Kissletoe collection has 4 everyday wearable shades in their melted & melted matte lipstick formulas and the price can’t be beat.


Sistar :: Rose Gold Brush Set — The presentation of this gift set is perfect for gifting. Rose gold brushes + a diamond shaped case – put a bow on it and you’re done! It contains 10 synthetic brushes for everything from foundation to contour to blush to eyeshadow AND more! I love the packaging, the quality and am pretty sure this is a brush set the giftee won’t already have but will get major use out of!


Inglot :: Freedom System Palette — Inglot offers one of the coolest concepts when it comes to their customizable “freedom system” palettes. They sell palettes of all shapes & sizes to fit whichever products you’d like to fill them with. They have one of the biggest selections of single eyeshadows and come in a range of matte, pearl, AMC, etc.. you name it, they probably have it! They update their colors regularly to keep up with the latest trends and this is a unique way to put thought into gifting and really customize a palette that is the perfect fit for the recipient.


Buxom :: Lips Off Leash Kit — My favorite lip products ever – the Buxom Lip Creams! This amazing kit contains 15 mini sized plumping shimmer-shine lip polishes & lip creams. Seriously, what more could you want?! The formula is consistent throughout and even the darker shades aren’t as intimidating as they look for those who shy away from deeper tones. Buy this kit and you won’t need a single other lip product for the entire year, guaranteed!


Temptu :: Air Perfect Canvas Starter Kit — The rolls royce of makeup; a high quality airbrush system. Airbrush makeup can be needlessly expensive when having it done at a salon (often upwards of $80+). This will apply your makeup SO flawlessly and within 3 or so uses you will have gotten more than your moneys worth. Whether it be for an upcoming wedding, prom, formal event or just because – air brush makeup is the way to go. I’ve only had it done professionally once and can honestly say it was the fullest coverage, longest lasting, matte foundation that I’ve ever had that did NOT look cakey, overdone or bad in the least and it was done using a Temptu system – beyond excited to finally have one of my own!


Smith & Cult :: Book Of Eye Quads — I was never big on small palettes, until recently. I find that they take all guess-work out of what kind of look to do and are just a really simple way to pull something together in no time with minimal thought. These come in 6 shade ranges and the palettes pictured are Interlewd, which is a beautiful purple-toned palette (hello green eyes!) and Noonsuite, which is your average nude shadows in matte & shimmer finishes. Great to throw into your makeup bag for everyday wear!


Stila :: Star Studded Eight Liquid Lip Set + Written In The Stars Liquid Eye Shadow Set — I can’t even tell you how excited I was to see Stila come out with mini sizes of there infamous Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadows for the holiday season. I have wanted to try these since they first launched and hype around these is totally justifiable. These offer the best color & glitter payoff in any eye product that I have yet to try. This set includes the shades Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma & Smoky Storm. My favorite is: Smoky Storm, a light pewter with silver sparkle, it is suitable & beautiful for ANY eye color! Let’s not forget about their liquid lip sets – they’re fun-sized, travel friendly and a formula that will last on your lips all day long!


Makeup Geek :: In The Nude 9 Color Eyeshadow Palette — I am a big, big fan of Makeup Geek and the beauty and brains behind it all; Marlena Stell. She built a brand from the ground up and they currently have one of the largest selections of cruelty-free and paraben-free eyeshadows. Whether you’re looking to buy single shadows and create a custom palette with all of your faves or you want a complete palette, Makeup Geek has you covered! This year my top gift pick is their In The Nude Palette, a selection of 4 new shades + 5 of their best selling skin-toned shades in matte, shimmer and foiled formulas. Their foiled shadows are some of the best that I’ve seen and this palette is a staple that everyone should have in their collection!


Sweat Cosmetics :: Mineral Foundation + Gleam On Mineral Illuminator — Sweat Cosmetics is a brand we don’t hear enough about. The company was created by a group of professional soccer players and athletes to withstand even the most vigorous & intense workouts. Each product has been tested by Olympic Athletes and empowers women to embrace their beauty no matter how active their lifestyle. I love the concept, the bold but true claims, the portability and the variety. They’re sweat-resistant, all-natural, hypoallergenic & cruelty-free and are fabulous for anyone whether they frequent the gym or are just a girl on the go!


Huda Beauty :: 3D Highlighter Palette + Liquid Matte Lips — Huda Kattan has created a name for herself within the beauty community and a full makeup line to go along with it. Highlighting is really big in the makeup world and a trend that is going nowhere anytime soon! This palette contains 2 formulas; the Melted Strobe which is a pearlescent creamy formula enriched with Karite butter and 3 pressed powders that catch light ever so beautifully. I also love their liquid matte formula, the color Bikini Babe is my favorite – its perfect for everyday wear and layers great with other lip products.


Wander Beauty :: Read My Lips Kit — I am a lipgloss kind of girl, but this lipstick formula is one I can definitely make an exception for. Four mattes + one metallic shade, it’s so easy to customize your signature shade with this cute, travel-friendly kit! The formula is moisturizing and incredibly comfortable to wear and these will last a really long time on your lips. Wander Beauty has on of the best selections for travel-friendly makeup which is something I’m sure we all can appreciate!


Sonia Kashuk :: Marble Brush Set — Don’t let the affordable price tag fool you, these are some of my most reached for brushes and are comparable to brushes twice their price. I’ve used Sonia Kashuk brushes for over 10 years now, they’re easily accessible and can be purchased at one of my favorite stores ever – Target! And the price makes them a great option for gifting & keeping a set for yourself! The marble design is gorgeous and I can’t speak highly enough of these high quality brushes!




FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.

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