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Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas: Makeup ($40-$60)

Beauty Blender Holiday Cheer Set $49.95
It's hard to resist this 3-pack of Beauty Blenders! It comes with one in the classic hot pink, a white one and a new black one as well. The Beauty Blender is an egg-shaped sponge that has very tiny pores. This makes it great for evenly applying foundation and other cream products. A favourite amongst makeup artists and beauty lovers, this is a great gift to give someone who has a love for all things makeup. Available from Cherry Culture.

Bumble and Bumble Stylist Editions Kit $48.00
This luxurious set of four hairstyling minis is a great way to introduce someone to Bumble and Bumble. This brand has received many rave reviews and claims to thicken, tousle and texturize your hair with these products. It comes with the Bb. Shine On Finishing Spray, Surf Spray, Bb. Texture, and Bb. Thickening Hairspray. Available on Amazon.

COACH House of Coach Coffret Set $48.00
This set comes with four mini sizes of some of the best selling COACH fragrances. It comes with Legacy, Poppy, Poppy Flower and Signature Fragrances. These mini perfumes are great to give because they are miniature versions of the full size fragrances. They are portable and will look great anywhere! Available from Sephora and Amazon.

The Body Shop Deluxe Almond Hand Care Gift $55
This Almond Hand Care Gift comes with just about everything you need to have soft, moisturized hands. This gift is ideal for just about anyone who uses their hands often or has naturally dry skin in general. This would also be a great gift for a couple as it comes with a variety of products, some of which are gender-neutral.  Available from The Body Shop.

LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection $59.00
This is definitely one of the top things on my wish list this year. The packaging alone is enough to get anyone excited! It looks like an expensive box of chocolates and when you open it up, it looks like there are 6 chocolate bars. These 'bars' are actually small palettes filled with  eyeshadows, eyeliners and lip colours. If you're looking for an amazing gift, this is it! Available on Amazon.

Bath and Body Works Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy Large Gift Box $45
This time of year is stressful and many often forget to take care of themselves while they stress over pleasing everyone else. Show your friends and family that you care by giving them the gift of relaxation. This kit comes with body lotion, body wash, massage oil, aloe infused socks and a candle. Scented with lavender and vanilla, this set will definitely be much appreciated. Available from Bath and Body Works.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette $50.00
A sequel to the original Naked Palette, the Naked 2 features cooler neutral shades. It comes with a dual-ended brush and a small lipgloss. This palette (and its predecessor) have been hugely popular the past few years. It comes in a metal case and a full-size mirror. It's almost a 'perfected' version of the original Naked Palette, aside from the colours. Available from Urban Decay and Amazon.

Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Set $42
Slightly cheaper with the same number of eyeshadows as the Naked 2 Palette, the Shadow Bon Bons Set has a totally different look. While the eyeshadows are neutral in both, this palette comes with an eyeshadow primer and a mascara and comes in box-style packaging. This would be a great gift for a teenager because it has a younger look to it. Available from Too Faced and Amazon.

Tarte Carried Away Collector's Set $54
I couldn't wait until Christmas to get this set. I bought it about a month ago and it was definitely a good deal! At the time of writing this post (Dec 5th, 2012), it is sold out on the Sephora website (check your local Sephora!). This shows how extremely popular this set it this holiday season. Named one of the best holiday makeup palettes by several beauty gurus on the internet, this set contains a little of everything. It comes with 24 full size eyeshadows, 8 lip glosses, a mascara, a brush, a blush, a setting powder and a great carrying case with room for more products. This makes it great for travel! If you're looking for a gift that will shock and amaze, this is definitely it! Available from Sephora.

Tarte The Luxe List Amazonian Clay Color Collection and Woven Clutch $44
If you can't get the Carried Away Set, this set is the next best thing from Tarte! It comes with an eyeshadow quad, a brush, a mascara, a finishing powder, a luminizing wand, an eyeliner, a lip ouster and a clutch. Available from Sephora.

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