Beauty Best Bet of the Day: Merit Black Velvet Holiday Makeup Bag

Minimalist beauty brand MERIT is offering the most simple and chic gift with purchase for shoppers this holiday season! And no, it isn’t a treasure trove of samples from the brand’s product lineup, ether. This is the kind of free gift that will have style mavens banging down doors trying to find one or searching third party websites once it’s sold out! Every first order placed via the brand’s site will include a complimentary little black Holiday Bag for the entire month — while supplies last. It’s not just another zippered, faux leather black cosmetics bag that’s been done a thousand times over. It’s actually an adorable and classic black velvet pouch with two handles that you can tie into a twisty top knot. It looks like something Audrey Hepburn would’ve owned. You can tote your valuables — lip gloss, eyeliner, ID, candy, keys, cell phone, charger, whatever — in peak style. So snag one when shopping for yourself or your favorite makeupista this holiday season. MERIT usually gifts first-time shoppers with it’s Signature bag, a rust-colored, corduroy tote in the same exact shape.. But if you are an all black everything type of person, then you are so going to want to score one of these limited edition bags ASAP! You can carry it by the handles, tuck it under your arm, hold it like a clutch, or toss it into a bigger carryall to keep valuables safe. Oh, and while you are perusing the MERIT site, may we recommend their hero products? Day Glow is a stick highlighter that packs a powerful, dewy shine in just two or three swipes. Apply it to your lips, Cupid’s Bow, brow bones, cheekbones, wherever. It adds a dreamy glow! Tip: Apply to your lips with fingers for a shimmery, blotted, and imprecise ’80s lipstick look that isn’t dated. It’s updated and modernized! But the brand’s Holy Grail product remains the Brow 1980, a volumizing pomade that sweeps every errant hair into place, shapes brows, fills in sparse areas, and evens out your brows like Brooke Shields when she was in her 20s. It’s an everyday use product that you NEED in your life and on your face. Stop reading this and head to the MERIT site to score one of the black velvet bags… because they won’t last through the season.