Makeup Wars | Holiday Beauty Buys

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.


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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!

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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.

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20 Comments

  1. November 7, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I'm so in love with the TF x BB set. It's so adorable! Also, happy to have you here!!!! <3 <3 <3

  2. November 7, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Awesome picks! I have a weakness for grabbing mini gift sets as I love trying out new products before committing to buying full-sized. I am in Canada and I used to hoard a lot of sets from Sephora but unfortunately Sephora.ca doesn't stock nearly as much as the lucky US customers 🙁

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  3. November 7, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    Those Loubs are crazy expensive!! Worth it?

    • November 8, 2016 / 7:04 pm

      yes they are really expensive, they're a nice addition to any luxe beauty collector. not the most pragmatic to everyday jane but hey, it's christmas so a 'lil treat won't hurt 🙂

  4. November 7, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I'm eyeing that Beautyblender set because I love Blotterazzi and because of the cute Too Faced packaging.

  5. November 7, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I always love the Sephora Favorites Sets. I wish they didn't sell out so fast!

  6. November 7, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Great list. I love mini sets for myself and to give as gifts. I was eyeing the Beautyblender set at Sephora last Friday.

  7. November 7, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Your luxury picks are droolworthy. I have the Buxom lipgloss set and it's definitely a great item and buy.

  8. November 7, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    The Vice lipstick stockpile looks amazing.

  9. November 8, 2016 / 2:25 am

    Ohmigoodness, girl. You've got a fabulous beauty eye. I want EVERYTHING from your luxe list. I would swim all up in those UD lipsticks.

  10. November 8, 2016 / 4:48 am

    I totally need (or maybe it's a want… whatever) the Besame Set!

  11. November 8, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Those Sephora Mini sets are always a great buy because you get to try so many different brands. I always grab these when I see them go on sale.

  12. November 9, 2016 / 1:21 am

    You picked some fabulous stuff! I may need a couple of those sets!

  13. November 11, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Congrats on the Makeup Wars spot! all of these gifts, big and small, look fabulous.

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