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The best makeup gifts to give this year include something for every beauty girl on your holiday list. From makeup palettes, lipstick and gloss sets, to the hottest and most sought-after makeup in stores, this gift guide has something for everyone.
MAC Snow Ball Eye Compact - Six rose gold or gold hues (take your pick or take both!) are great for creating a seasonal smoky eye like only MAC can. These shades are pigmented, longwearing and come in beautiful, yet sleek holiday packaging. I always recommend picking one up as a gift for yourself. $29.50 at Nordstrom.
NARS x Man Ray: The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Set - A sleek golden kiss cosmetic bag is filled with four of NARS' Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in easy-to-wear shades. The set includes pencils in the shades: Endangered Red, Toundra, Wild Ways and Spell Bound. $49 at Sephora.
BUXOM Lips Off Leash Plumping 15-Piece Mini Lip Collection - This is always one of my top recommendations because just LOOK AT IT! With a total of 15 mini plumping lip polishes and creams in shimmery and glassy finishes, there seems to be an endless array of colors that will suit every whim. I love the formula and everyone who tries it does, too. $59 at Sephora.
IT Cosmetics Luxe Brush Roll With Built-In Cosmetics Case - This is the ultimate brush roll for all of your brushes and makes traveling with brushes an ease! It is an ultra-luxe, quilted faux-leather brush roll that features 12 elastic loops to hold all your makeup brushes. $35 at itcosmetics.com.
Urban Decay Little Liquid Vices - This mini matchstick-like gift box contains four mini liquid lipsticks that are too hard to pass up. These liquid lipsticks are the best in the business and this set contains must-have shades. The set includes the following: Backtalk (mauve-nude pink), Amulet (brick rose), Purgatory (deep berry w/pink sparkle) and Crimson (rich red). $28 at Ulta.
Farsali Unicorn Essence - While you may not think of this essence as makeup it sort of is. Unicorn Essence is a must prior to makeup application and it is like giving the gift of long-wearing makeup when you gift this beautiful bottle. Unicorn Essence not only helps protect skin from free radical damage as it glides on, but it helps to prepare skin for the longest-lasting makeup application. I love what it is doing for my skin. $54 at Sephora.
NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette - This is THE palette of the season with shimmering pinks, rose golds and nudes. This palette features a BRAND NEW NARS eyeshadow formula that is better than ever before. Read my full review. $59 at Sephora.
L'Oreal Paris Holiday Makeup Kit - This pretty boxed set comes with makeup for eyes, face and lips for the ultimate holiday party look. The kit includes Infallible Paints Metallic Shadow in Brass Knuckles and Rose Chrome, Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Black, Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black and Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Devil's Matte-Vocate Red. $17.99 at Ulta.
MAC Snow Ball Face Bag - If you take one look at what's inside this face bag and you will see exactly why you need this for yourself and need another to gift to your best friend. The bag itself is beautiful, made of a rose gold sequins (LOVE) and has a matching rose gold-handled Full Fan Brush plus the gorgeous Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt (Pale gold shimmer). $49.50 at maccosmetics.com.
Lipstick Queen Sugar Spice & All Things Nice Set - This trio of lip transformers is not only super fun, it is super useful. You see, when you use one of these lipsticks over any lipstick you are wearing, it will literally transform its look. The set includes three: Illuminating Ice Queen for an icy cool look to highlight your lips, Queen Bee that adds a sun-kissed, bronzing effect and Sultry Black Lace Rabbit deepens any shade and creates a smokey veil on the lips. $30 at Ulta.
Urban Decay Little Vices Lipstick Kit - This mini gift box set contains five deluxe samples of Vice Lipstick in the brands hottest shades. The set includes: Vice Lipsticks in Violate (dusty purple w/pink undertone), 1993 (medium brown), Double Crossed (matte berry w/tonal shimmer), Love Drunk (deep red w/tonal shimmer) and Mad (bright purple shimmer). $25 at Sephora.
MAC Snow Ball Smoky Pink Eye Bag - The must-have flocked silver cosmetic bag is stuffed with everything a girl needs to create an on-trend metallic pink smoky eye. The set includes: Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Ready to Party, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Light of the Silver Moon, Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and In Extreme Dimension Lash in Black Extreme. $39.50 at Nordstrom.
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