Once upon a time, Christmas and holiday stockings, while hung by the chimney with care, were filled with random and anti-climactic things like candies, scratch-offs, socks, and candy. Perhaps you were like me and felt all “meh” about stockings during the holiday season.
The stocking revolution starts… now!
Makeup compacts and tubes are perfectly sized to fit into stockings. Here’s what to stuff into the stocking of the makeup lover in your life.
Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color: These cream shadows are heavenly — they are lightweight with a radiant, lustrous finish that keeps the “just applied” look for 16 hours without smudging or creasing. Apply with your fingertip for a smooth, even finish. The color range consists of 27 shades, all of which are gorgeous and extremely flattering when it comes to tone and texture.
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator: I absolutely love this shimmer from Laura Geller and you will, too. Promise! Illuminate your natural beauty with this innovative texture that applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream. You will create a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. A fresh 3-D design captures the look of our favorite Italian dessert —that’d be gelato— and lasts until the very last application. She will take it from the stocking to her bag for on-the-go touchups.
Pür Intensity Gel Eyeliner: Love eyeliner? Of course you do and of course you need a solid gel liner in your life. Here, you get the precision of liquid eyeliner with the ease of a gel formulation. Pür Intensity gel eyeliners and really intense. This silky, smudge-proof formula provides maximum wearability with color that glides on smooth and lasts all day without fading or creasing. If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, this is all you.
Benefit Chacha Tint Cheek & Lip Stain: This liquid blush and lip stain comes in a mango color that will leave you deliciously vibrant all day. Apply to the apples of your cheeks, under or over your foundation or tinted moisturizer, and layer until you achieve the desired coverage. Be sure to blend well before the product sets, because it will stay all day.
Benefit Air Patrol: This is a BB cream and an eyelid primer and it’s ahhhhh-mazing! The primer provides broad spectrum sun protection so it will keep those lids youthful in the long run. It’s also fragrance-free and applies simply and blends superbly. Plus, the applicator tip really does enhance eye shadow application, vibrancy, and wear.
Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”