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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas: Makeup ($15-$40)

Tarte Picture Perfect Curler and Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara $16.00
Available from both Sephora and Amazon, this set is a great gift for someone who is all about lashes. The eyelash curler alone is $16.00 at Sephora, but in this set, you also get a sample of the Lights, Camera, Lashes! mascara. They are packaged together in a great box and is sure to spice up any stocking or gift. 

E.L.F. Studio 11 Piece Brush Collection $30.00
These makeup brushes from E.L.F. are great quality for the money and include a variety of brushes. Almost every brush you could need is in this set from a powder brush, to a liner brush to a shadow brush. It also comes with a case! Best of all, the brushes in this set can be purchased individually from the E.L.F. website for just $3.00 each. If $30 is a bit much, E.L.F. often has some great sales and deals (a new one almost every week!) and sometimes these brushes go on sale.  It's also available on Amazon for a bit cheaper.

Beauty Blender Sponge + Cleanser Duo Pack $39.95
If you're a part of the beauty community on YouTube and the blogosphere, you probably already know about this little hot pink sponge. It's an egg-shaped sponge that had tiny pores which allows for a smooth and even application of foundation. The packaging is great and with the cleanser included, this is a great gift to give a makeup artist or a makeup lover in general. Available from Cherry Culture ($39.95) and Amazon ($35.00).

Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set $19.00
This set from Too Faced contains a deluxe sample size of some of their best-selling products. It has a mascara, an eyeshadow primer, a lip gloss, a lip primer and a face primer. This gift is great for anyone who loves Too Faced. Even if they already have these products, giving them a sample size allows them to take their favourites on the go with ease. $19.00 at Sephora or $18.10 on Amazon.

bareMinerals Cool As Ice Lipgloss Set $25.00
A great gift for any lipgloss lover, this set comes with six lip glosses in bold and subtle shades. These are perfect to give as a set, or to split up and use as stocking stuffers. These are paraben-free and do not contain sulphates or phthalates. They come in the following colours: Hot Ticket (electric pink), Dare Devil (sparkling raspberry), Fashionably Late (sparkling opal), Socialite (sparkling pink), Gutsy (fuchsia berry), Rebel (pink mauve). Available from Sephora and Amazon.

Philosophy Home for the Holidays Set $38
This is another set that is great to split up amongst friends and family. It comes with four lip glosses and four containers of shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath. Splitting this up into four pairs can make great stocking stuffers or an addition to other gifts. This set as a whole would also be a great gift to give on its own! 

NYX Soho Glam Collection $25.00
With a little bit of everything, this set is sure to please just about any makeup lover. This is a great 'starter kit' for someone who is just getting into makeup. It comes with a great combination of neutral and bright eyeshadows. In addition to these 52 colours, it also comes with 4 blushes, 8 lip colours, a lip liner and 2 lip glosses. Available from Cherry Culture for $25.

Makeup Geek Teen Gift Set $29.99
Put together by Marlena from Makeup Geek, this set is specifically designed for teens (but that doesn't mean only teens can use it!). It comes with 4 Makeup Geek eyeshadows, 2 Makeup Geek brushes and a NYX lip gloss. This is a great little kit for teens just getting started in makeup. It's also a great kit for anyone who is a Makeup Geek fan. Again, you could split the eyeshadows up and give them individually, or give this set as a gift all on its own.

Ciaté Sequined Manicure Kit $19.00
Similar to Caviar Nails, this Sequined Manicure Kit will add texture and shine to your nails. This is a fun gift to give someone who likes to paint their nails fun colours and designs. It comes in several colour combinations and is available from Sephora.

Fresh Sugar Perfection Duo $22.50
This duo from Sephora and Amazon contains a sugar lip polish and a lip balm. This gift says luxury with its attractive packaging. This will definitely please anyone around this time of year as the lip polish will exfoliate chapped lips and the lip balm will moisturize and protect from further dehydration. 

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