You guys, I am very happy and proud to announce that I am now part of the prestigious group of beauty bloggers who brought you the popular Makeup Wars! I couldn’t contain my excitement because seriously, this fan has joined her blogging idols, what an early christmas present! And speaking of holidays, we are here to present to you our Top Holiday Beauty Buys. Yes, beat the sweat and rush, shop early! Here are my top recommendations:
Mini-gift sets. Affordable, cute, deluxe-sized, give as is or mix and match for a customized present. This is my favorite way of spicing up stocking stuffers. I break the gift sets so I can create personalized ones and then put them in makeup bags I have been collecting year round.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Duo ($39, 2 x 118ml/4 oz): whether you’re out partying or simply hates makeup meltdown, this is a necessity among makeup lovers. One for you, one for your bff!
Sephora Confetti Set of 3 Mini Sponges ($12): intended for small areas such as under the eyes or around the nose; beauty sponge is another staple!
Beautyblender + Too Faced Holiday Kit ($40): first, they are incredibly cute in pink! A holiday collaboration between Beautyblender and Too Faced, this kit features beauty sponge, blotting cushion and blush/highlight. Your niece will love this, mine would for sure!
Sephora Give Me Some Lip & Liner ($60, $185 value): This set which contains 14 products is the perfect gift for the ultimate lip junkie. I would be smiling ear to ear as a recipient, one can never have too many lipsticks. Or like I mentioned earlier, break it up and include 2 lippies per stocking stuffer, easily that’s 7 for you!
Buxom 6 Degrees Mini Full On Lip Polish Collection ($32, $60 value). Tingly, moisturizing and plumping, this set features Buxom’s best selling shades.
Make Up For Ever Artistic Smoky Eye Kit ($20, $37 value). This kit contains black and brown eyeliner plus a mascara to complete your holiday party look.
Nudestix #BerryNudeLips Mini Set ($24). It’s pretty obvious that I’m a lipstick fiend because of all these options I’m giving you, haha! But really, you need to own at least one Nudestix. You, your sister, even your officemate. Go out of your comfort zone and rock berry this time of the year.
Becca Glow on the Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone Set ($20). Shimmer sans glitter, that’s the selling point of Becca, thus the cult following. This set is clutch-friendly, small enough to take with you when you’re out and about.
Besame Brightening Face Powder Trio Set ($25). A color-correcting set, this is a great way to try Besame’s famous powders.
Luxury Gifts. Spendy yet undoubtedly impressive, these high-ticket items will make anyone dance in utter joy. I’d hyperventilate, take a look!
Tom Ford Holiday Gift Set ($212). As a Tom Ford Lipstick collector, I will enable you without guilt, reward yourself this year with something really really really nice. That’s superlative degree for you. I own all the shades featured in this set: Indian Rose (rosy pink), Casablanca (brown berry), Pussycat (matte mauve pink) Ruby Rush (matte red).
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Holiday Eau De Parfum ($120). Dressed up for the holidays, the crystallized bottle with matching rose is the perfect fragrance-vis-a-vis vanity accessory.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Stockpile ($325, $510 value). Am I in lipstick heaven? I’m good for the year, ain’t buying anything… said no lipstick junkie ever!
Urban Decay Naked Vault ($300). Yes, I own all the big Naked’s and I don’t minding another set, plus more. This is a great value because you are getting all full sizes of eyeshadows, blush set, and lippies!
Christian Loubutin Holiday Rouge Lip Colour Limited Edition Collection ($270). Exquisitely dressed, each of these head-turning beauties make my heart beat fast! Available in 3 finishes (matte, sheer, satin), red rules the holidays.
Tom Ford Soleil Contouring Compact ($108). It’s worth the splurge. A summer release, it remains one of my go-to bronzer/blush/highlight. I can’t live without it.
did you spot anything you like?