With only a few weeks left for holiday shopping, we put together a little list of our favourite beauty-ful gifts to give to that special makeup lover on your gifting list. But these aren’t your average products, they’ve been tested by us and are sure to make your recipients face light up!
1. Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Collection, $110.00
Oh Jo, this gift set is utterly gorgeous! Not only does it come in the sleekest packaging, but the scent is so sultry and seductive, it’s just perfect for those holiday parties and dinners with your someone special. The set includes one Charming Cologne, a Sensual Body & Handwash and rich nourishing Body Crème. Get ready to flirt your way under the mistletoe with this delicious scent!
2. Lush Cosmetics Little Ro’s Flowers Gift Set, $49.95
Give the gift of Lush! Not only is this gift beautifully wrapped, but it’s beautifully stuffed with awesome Lush products. Included in this package are, their Gorgeous Moisturizer, African Paradise Body Conditioner, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner, Rose Jam Shower Gel, Vanilla Delite Body Lotion, and Showercake Soap. You can pick up this gift at your local Lush store or online. Don’t forget to pick up something for yourself, after all it is the holidays!
3. NARS Vault, $500.00
This is probably the most exquisite gift set I have come across this year. The NARS Vault includes ten gorgeous, audacious lipsticks and ten nail polishes. Each shade was specifically selected for their strength, character and timelessness. The collection is bound in a stunning, wooden keepsake box, featuring a NARS soft touch finish and oversized mirror.
4. Sonia Kashuk All That Jazz Brush Set, $34.99
Every beauty lover needs a good set of tools, especially when those brushes are gilded in gold. The All That Jazz Brush Set includes ten brushes for the face, eyes, and lips. Whether you’re an everyday makeup-wearer or for the tween just starting to dabble in cosmetics, this is a really great set of brushes. You can find this brush set at your local Target. That’s right, I said Target.
5. MAC Cosmetics Ultimate Sheer Mystery Powder, $70.00
The Ultimate Sheer Mystery Powder from MAC is the queen of all powers. The soft pressed powder provides sheer, matte coverage and luminous properties. Encased in a pewter geometric compact, this luxurious powder will be your best friend for the winter months ahead. The limited edition pressed powder is available in four shades and comes with one free refill pan.
This set of lipsticks is insane. If you have to give a present to a beauty lover, this is definitely it. The collection includes nine long-wearing Kiss POP Colour Sticks in a stunning lacquered jewellery box. The set contains Kiss Pop sticks in, POP (bright, berry red), Heartbreaker (pink coral), Smack (a deep berry), Pop-A-Razzi (bright rose), Crush (orange-red), Pow (peony pink), Pop Rock (strawberry red), Wham (coral rose), and Headliner (berry sangria).
This value set from Sephora is almost too good to be true! The Clarisonic is a must-have for the winter months. Included in the gift set is the GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, and a Boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. Each product is paraban and sulphate free, which makes this gift just that much better!
The addictive scent combines notes of sandalwood, violet and creating this mysterious and sensual fragrance. For the holidays this limited edition gift set includes a full size classic spray as well as a full size straight perfume oil. Perfect for that Olsen-twin loving, beauty guru on your list!
9. Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit 2nd Edition, $34.00
I was such a fan of the first beauty kit released last year, that I had to run out and buy this. The eye shadow colours (all 40 of them) are very highly pigmented and have great staying quality. There is also a range of metallics, and matte shades to create a variety of holiday looks. As if the shadows weren’t enough, this palette also includes 12 blushes and highlighters. I have been using this palette on the daily, and I can tell you that special someone would love to wake up to this in their stocking! The Ultimate Beauty Kit, 2nd Edition is a Target Exclusive and can be purchased at your local Target Store.
10. Flower Beauty Total Package Complete Beauty Set, $19.98
Of course, we are a huge fan of Drew Barrymore’s cosmetics line, so we just had to include the Flower Total Package Beauty Set that they are offering for the holidays. This package includes four shadowplay eye shadows, four kiss stick velvet lip colours, and a Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara. This great gift is available at your local Walmart Store! Yes! I said Walmart! This means you should probably buy a few.