Sleigh ‘Em with These Christmas Beauty Gifts


These adorable Christmas Stockings are from Nordstrom and only $4.50 each!

Know some beauty lovin’ ladies that can’t get enough makeup… even if their cosmetic kits are already overstuffed? You know the type: they’ve been doing the smoky eye before the trend ever caught on fire, they were contouring before Kim Kardashian discovered it, and as of last week, they own lipsticks in three shades of Marsala. Give her one, or more, of these beauty gifts and you’ll get so many thank you hugs, you’ll blush! Oh and btw Ms. Santa, with these Christmas deals, be sure to treat yourself to a little beauty too.

OMG….she wants this. You want this. I want this….good grief, is there anyone that isn’t lusting over this Sephora Blockbuster Palette? This over-the-top kit contains: 72 eye shadows, 28 lip glosses, 8 blushes, 18 cream eyeliners, 4 two-in-one creams for cheeks and lips, 2 mirrors and 6 makeup tutorials. The design of this new palette is organized by tray and color intensity making it easy to use, and the great tutorials feature the latest in how to apply cream liner, define eyes, apply blush for your face shape, and tips on lip perfection. This is a winner! $49.50 ($241 value) free shipping and exclusively at Sephora.

These mini NARS Laced with Edge – Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Coffret are what we all want – NARS great megawatt, dazzling shine in cutting edge colors. She’ll love Shimmering Peach Sorbet, Shimmering Sheer Fig, Shimmering Sheer Raspberry and Sheer Ruby. Pucker up hot lips! $35.10 ($69. value) and available at Nordstrom.

Well, Hello Kitty. Would you believe it’s her 40th anniversary? Hello Kitty fans and those that simply can’t resist collectibles will want this adorable Ruby Compact Mirror. It’s made with 300 hand placed jewels, and has both a regular mirror as well as a 3X magnification, so you’ll always be sure to have the purrfect pout! $25.00 and available exclusively at Sephora.

Some women will never, ever, ever skip wearing eyeliner, even if they’re wearing no other makeup. There’s something about it – whether a subtle line is drawn, or a super sexy cat eye, eyeliner is the element that adds depth, definition and drama. The Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection contains 7 gel-in-a-crayon eyeliner pencils that allow a smooth and precise application that stays put. The colors: Midnight in Paris, Sunset, O-vert, Brown-out, Th-ink, Plum-age, and of course, Blacquer, all packaged in a reusable tin. $45.00 and available at Sephora.

Trust me, if she’s a makeup aficionado, she’s already heard the news that London celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury recently launched her US collection. Truth is, whether she’s heard of Tilbury of not, she’ll instantly fall in love with this gorgeous versatile Vintage Vamp Luxury Palette. These gorgeous colors blend beautifully and can be worn from “desk to dusk to disco” depending on application. Other color palettes available also. $52.00 and available Bergdorf Goodman.

Have a beauty pal that always wants to be ahead of the crowd? She’s the first one to know what’s going to be the latest trend, and who’s creating it. Get her makeup up by Stephen Keyes, the New York based celebrity makeup artist who recently launched his first ‘Keyes to Beauty’ line of “gotta have it now” makeup. Check out his up-to-the-minute finishes and beautiful saturated colors. She’ll love his shades of Luxury Matte Lipstick – Grace, Red Carpet, Gigi, and Marilyn. (Grace is a perfect Marsala). Check out his website for lots of other great ideas. $16 each and available at Stephen Keyes, New York Chemists, 77 Christopher St. NYC and Hudson Sq. Pharmacy 345 Hudson St. NYC.

Carol Shaw, owner and creator of Lorac Cosmetics knows what dazzles on the red carpet, as well as in everyday life. This PRO Palette goes from day to night in the blink of an eye with its 8 matte and 8 shimmer eye shadows. She’ll love the velvety soft and highly pigmented hues that can be used wet or dry. (Fun fact: Lorac is Carol spelled backwards) The set even includes a small size Behind the Scenes Eye Primer. Kit is $42.00 ($111. value) and available at Nordstrom.

No matter how good your makeup is, it’s never going to look flawless unless the right application brushes are in hand. MAC gives you 4 brushes with greatness in this Keepsakes – Extra Dimension Brush Kit. The limited edition set includes the #127 Face Brush, #128 Cheek Brush, #234 Eye Blending Brush and #235 All Over Eye Brush, all housed in a beautiful black glitter makeup bag. $52.50 and available at Nordstrom.

On a budget? Need a stocking stuffer, but still want something that’ll make her feel oh-so-glam? Get her some of these Holi-Dazzled nail polishes from Sinful Colors. Their newest shades guaranteed to make the holidays shine are: Out of this World, Let’s Talk, Sugar Sugar, Pine Away, Hottie, Decadent, Galax-sea and Twilight Twinkles. Only $2.00 a bottle, so buy ‘em all at Walgreens.

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