Holiday Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, egg nog lattes and festive MAKEUP! What girl doesn’t enjoy unwrapping a sparkly eye shadow palette or the perfect red lipstick on Christmas morning? There are SO many beauty products out there and so many holiday gift sets this season that it can be overwhelming deciding which perfect gift to snag. So if you’re still shopping for the beauty lover in your life (or yourself), I created this guide to give you some ideas. Here are some of my top makeup and beauty picks for this season. (Ladies, feel free to leave this link on your man’s FB page as a subtle little hint!)

1. Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set ($45): I love holiday bundles because you get more bang for your buck, get to try colors and products you may not have tried otherwise, and they all have such cute packing. Stila makes awesome makeup products and these liquid eye shadows are no exception. This set of six deluxe-size eyeshadows features three Glitter & Glow shades and a sneak peek of three new Shimmer & Glow shades launching in the Spring. {Shop it here.}

2. Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set ($19): My absolute lipstick formula EVER! This collection includes four deluxe-sized Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in a giftable tin, all with a satin finish. {Shop it here.}

3. IT Burshes for Ulta All That Shimmers ($58): If your girl wears any makeup at all, she wants these brushes! Trust me. IT Costmetics makes awesome brushes that give a flawless finish, and this exclusive collection is SO pretty! {Shop it here.}

4. Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Comfort Matte ($9 on sale): Longwear lipstick is everything! Guys, if you want to kiss your gal without being covered in red kiss marks, get her this. It stays on for hours without transferring, and there are so many beautiful colors. I really love Tryst, Firebird and Psycho for the holidays! {Shop it here.}

5. Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette ($84): My daughter’s name is Daisy – of course I love this fragrance! But even if you don’t have a Daisy in your life, there’s a reason this is a classic cult favorite. Not to mention the bottle is so cute! “Always elegant, always enchanting but not too serious” … perfect description. {Shop it here.} BONUS: If she travels a lot or is afraid of commitment, this Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball Trio Gift Set ($45) is a great choice. {Shop it here.} DOUBLE BONUS: You get a free luxury plush robe when you spend $40+ on fragrance at Ulta right now!

6. Hot Tools Gold Chrome 1-1/4″ Curling Iron ($39.99 sale): This curling iron with a 24K gold barrel is not only pretty, it also creates beautiful, long-lasting, defined curls. I’ve owned dozens of wands and curling irons and this is the one I always go back to. My holy grail! {Shop it here.}

7. Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette ($38): This palette has been one of the hottest beauty products of the year! It’s back in stock and worth every. single. penny. And then some. The palette includes 35 OMG eyeshadows that were created by beauty YouTube star Jaclyn Hill to deliver not only the best color payoff, but also amazing application. I am seriously obsessed with mine. {Shop it here.}

8. Wet Brush Shine Brush ($14.99): The prefect stocking stuffer for anyone with hair! Seriously – my husband loves mine and steals it all the time. Once you use a Wet Brush you will never go back … be warned!   {Shop it here.}

9. Too Faced Chocolate Gold Metallic/Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($49) – This palette gives me ALL the heart eyes. I have had it in my shopping cart four different times and it is taking all the will-power in the world for me not to buy it! I’m trying to practice discipline and it’s very hard when Too Faced releases a new Chocolate Palette. The colors are gorgeous and it smells amazing! (FYI it’s infused with real gold and cocoa powder …. GIVE IT TO ME!!) {Shop it here.}

10. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champgane Pop ($38): Another hot product! I’m on my second one of these and I have a feeling it won’t be my last. All of these highlighters are beautiful, but Champagne Pop is pure perfection. I use it on all my clients and it looks amazing on every skin tone. It’s worth the splurge, I promise. {Shop it here.}

11. DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo & On the Rocks Kit – ($25) My all-time favorite dry shampoo mixed with two more of DryBar’s best-selling products. This will make anyone’s day! {Shop it here.}

12. Love OPI XOXO 4 Piece Mini Set ($7.25): Every girl wants a pretty mani for Christmas, and these colors are perfect for the season: bold reds, unique metallic, sultry purple, charcoal and blacks! Not to mentioned these are limited edition shades – get ’em while you can. {Shop it here.}

Did this help? Happy to provide other suggestions or answer questions about products you’re wondering about! Just leave me a comment down below and I promise to reply ASAP. Happy shopping, and merry Christmas!


Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set  IT Burshes for Ulta All That Shimmers Vice Liquid Lipstick Comfort Matte Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette Hot Tools Gold Chrome 1-1/4″ Curling Iron Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette Wet Brush Shine Brush Chocolate Gold Metallic/Matte Eyeshadow Palette Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Detox Dry Shampoo & On the Rocks Kit  Love OPI XOXO 4 Piece Mini Set

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