When I think of gifts for the beauty addict, I think easy–we’ve got this one! Gifts from brands that are sure to be on her must-have list. Read on for the gifts that will make the holiday even more special…
In case you didn’t know, “ocho loco” means “crazy eight” in Spanish – so true to the spirit of Urban Decay, this set is fitting and fun. This bright, boxed set includes a rainbow of eight full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, including four new and exclusive to this set…plus a Grindhouse sharpener. Available on Sephora, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com, $58.
Beauty girls in the know trust Bobbi Brown for her gorgeous neutral colors that look right on everyone. This pocket-sized palette has three Eye Shadows, two Lip Colors, plus a mini Glitter Lip Gloss. I love Bobbi’s palettes for travel–trust me, they’ll work with whatever you’re packing. The eye colors in this set, Navajo, Downtown and Espresso are truly versatile. Available at Nordstom, Sephora and on BobbiBrown.com, $30.
If there’s one thing most of us obsess over it’s our lashes, no? Ask a beauty addict what mascara she’s using and you can bet she’s tried most all of them in her quest for the perfect eyelashes. The Clinique Lashes Top to Bottom Set includes four of Clinique’s most popular mascaras and pairs them with Bottom Lash Mascara for a total lash wardrobe. Because you can never have too many options! The Lashes Top to Bottom Set is available at department store Clinique counters including Nordstrom and Clinique.com.
Dior Holiday Mini Brush Set
The Dior Mini Brush Set is certain to be a favorite of the beauty girl that receives it. This chic, sleek patent case unfolds to reveal a Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Eyeshadow Brush and Lip Brush for creating a complete holiday beauty look. The brushes are excellent quality and it’s the perfect size to tuck into a purse or for travel. Available at Nordstrom, $62.
ybf beYOUty Blockbuster Makeup Collection
If you’re shopping for a beauty addict, nothing beats the ybf beYOUty Blockbuster Makeup Collection from HSN. This 44 piece set comes in a sleek, black train case and includes 21 eye shadows, 12 lip color pots–even a one year subscription to Allure magazine–the beauty bible! The ybf beYOUty Blockbuster Makeup Collection retails at $59.95 and is guaranteed to arrive by December 24th (details on HSN.com).
Ask any beauty girl what makeup line she needs to have and she’ll answer “NARS”. The NARS Andy Warhol Edie Set, named after muse Edie Sedgewick, includes four of the most gorgeous products. I’m lusting over the set, which includes a Mini-Blush Duo in Deep Throat and Amour, the Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, Edie Eyeshadow and Film Star Pure Matte Lipstick, a nude pink. The set is packaged in a 16mm film canister and is sure to be a gift your superstar won’t forget! The NARS Andy Warhol Edie Set ($75) is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Beauty.com.
I always appreciate the gift of good skincare and it doesn’t get better than a gift of Clarisonic. I’ve used the original Clarisonic and now the Mia 2 ($149). Using sonic technology, the Clarisonic Mia 2 removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing; cleansing so well that your skin is more receptive to treatment products. I love the size of the Clarisonic Mia 2–it’s great for at home or travel. If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser to use with the Clarisonic Mia 2, I’d recommend the Eve Lom Morning Cleanser ($60). With ingredients like papaya fruit, Egyptian chamomile, hops, clove, and carrot oil to gently exfoliate the skin and keep it looking radiant, this light, cream cleanser works in conjunction with the Clarisonic Mia 2 for your best skin. Both products available at b-glowing.com.
M∙A∙C Hang Up the Glamour Travel Bag
Where does the beauty addict store all the fabulousness that is her makeup? I can tell you first hand–you always need something to hold the stash! I love the Hang Up the Glamour Travel Bag ($40) from MAC. Covered in leopard print (plastic), this hanging bag has three zippered compartments and two pockets. It’s great for the gym, a school locker or for travel. I like the idea of having a bag like this to hold just my “holy grail” products. Available at M∙A∙C Stores only; you can find locations at maccosmetics.com.