Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Niftey Gifties: Holiday Cosmetic Sets!

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cosmetics

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cosmetics by elbonner featuring a liquid eyeliner

Since Christmas has decided to try to curb-stomp Thanksgiving out of existence, people have already been furiously Christmas shopping. This Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the states and the day after used to be when you got up at 5 am to go shopping for some good deals on "Black Friday". Now, stores open on Thanksgiving day at like 6pm so eventually Thanksgiving dinner will become a 7-11 cheeseburger Big Bite and a Red Bull in the car while you're on your way to physically assault a total stranger for a $15 ice cream maker. I say, forget going out, everything you need is on the internet. IT'S THE BEST THING EVER. Now, supporting local boutiques who actually exist to create a pleasant shopping experience should not be overlooked when Christmas shopping, go local right? But if you're a xenophobe or just hate the crowds, get some of your gifts online. I found a BUNCH on Sephora which is good because you can get people some really good stuff AND you get rewarded with Beauty Insider points that can score you some free gifts. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Stila Eyeliner set: My coworker has this set and her eyeliner is always bangin' so I'm adding this to the list. You get four different colors in a super cool felt-pen format that makes handling super easy, even for shakers like me!

2. Tarte "The Tarte of Giving" Collection: give this to someone who you really like because this thing is jam-packed with awesome stuff. Lots of eyeshadows, lots of lip glosses, my favorite face oil, a cheek stain, and lots of Christmas gift clout. "Oh your friend got you socks, WELL I BASICALLY GOT YOU AN ENTIRE MAKEUP LINE" *drops microphone, baller style*.This really is the reign supreme of makeup gifts, good for someone who is new to makeup and interested in experimenting with color combos!

3. Urban Decay Naked3 Palette: If you don't already have 1 or 2, take a look at three. No weird blue color, just a bunch of pretty, natural colors. Great for someone who isn't a wild child or can do with a new fancy palette. The shadows have a great color payoff and come with a brush you actually want to use. 

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold & Beautiful Kit: Get someone on the track to good brows by getting them a kit. With this kit you get a brow powder, pomade, tweezers, and eyeshadows to have a complete eye makeup kit. Great for traveling and great for keeping your brows looking good!

5. Bite Beauty Best Bite Set: Nothing looks nicer during the holidays than a bright, matte lip.Save the shiny, sticky stuff for summer time and try a matte color. They stay on better, look really chic, and your hair doesn't get stuck to your lips every time you move your head. This set comes with four bold, but wearable colors that will fit neatly into a stocking!

6. Sephora Favorites Lash Stash Collection: Holy moly, if I got this for Christmas I would have the same reaction you or you brother did the Christmas he got an Nintendo 64. It's all of Sephora's best selling mascaras in deluxe sample size, all together, IN ONE COLLECTION. If you still don't get the hype, let me put it this way: you get 10 mascaras for the price of like 3-4. If you have a friend who either a.) has no money and needs some mascaras, or b.) is just a product whore, then this is the gift for her/him. 

I plan to do some more gift guides, because every needs a little pick-me-up present every once and a while. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas or other religious/cultural holidays, get something nice for you mom, dad, sister, brother, friend, mailman, it doesn't matter! Either that or TREAT YO'SELF! Later peeps!

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