Friday, December 11, 2009

Beauty Feature: Makeup Junkie Holiday Gift Picks

"One for you, two for me", might be your shopping mantra this holiday season! The beauty goodies that come out for the holidays are always packaged so pretty -it's hard not to buy one for yourself.

Makeup Junkie wants to make your shopping a little easier which is why we've listed some must-have items that we were lucky enough to sample! Whether you're shopping for a gal pal or sister, make all her beauty-full wishes come true with these unforgettable gifts!

1. Julie Hewett Lip Lush Trio ($49 USD): These gorgeous gifts are for the glam girl in mind. Julie Hewett has to be one of my all time favourite makeup lines! Created by celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett, this line is truly for the makeup lover who loves beautiful packaging and wants to achieve the perfect red-carpet look.

Trio includes three best-selling glosses: harlow (sparks of red and gold), mimi (perfect sheer pink), and nude (24k gold shimmer).

2. Julie Hewett 6-pc Noir Collection ($100 USD): Imagine unwrapping this on Christmas day? Julie Hewett lipsticks are in heavy rotation in my makeup bag. This collection features the 6 original noir shades: belle, coco, femme, nude, rouge and sin.

Packaged in a luxe gold tube, these lipsticks are a special treat on the lips. Infused with the essence of rosebud and camellia oils, your lips feel hydrated and colour is long-lasting.

3. Benefit Celebutante Personal Stylist Kit ($34 USD): Benefit Cosmetics is known for creating pretty palettes fit for Hollywood’s elite. This A-lister kit includes everything for creating that perfect red-carpet ready look! I love all the mini size products - perfect for stashing in those small holiday clutches!

4. M.A.C. Miracles Happen Viva Glam Lip Kit ($27 CDN): Feel good beauty is always a great gift! M.A.C.'s best-selling Viva Glam lippies are included in this sleek dotted-design compact. Every cent goes towards M.A.C. Aids Fund for men, women, and children living with aids.

5. Kat Von D True Romance Eye Shadow Palette in True Love ($44 CDN): Kat Von D’s tattoo-inspired eye shadow palette is for the fashionista who likes to be creative with her makeup. The shades are ultra edgy and highly pigmented. You can create so many looks with this fab palette!

6. The Sartorialist by Scott Shuman ($31 CDN): I don't know any makeup junkie that isn't a fashion lover. “The Satorialist” is the must-have coffee table book for fashion lovers everywhere. Scott Shuman's street images of real people with personal style have inspired many people around the globe.

7. Stila The Makeup Player ($69.90 USD): Save this one for your "bestie" or for yourself! Awarded Beauty Innovation of the Year, The Makeup Player includes: Pro artist makeup case to stash your fave Stila products, One Step Makeup, Eye shadow trio, Convertible Color, #7 brush Eye shadow brush, Lip Glaze, and Beautytube DVD & instruction card.

8. Alicia Silverstone by ecoTools Train Case ($19 USD): We all have a friend that's lucky enough to jet-set all around the world! Animal and environmental activist, Alicia Silverstone, has teamed up with, ecoTools, to create a gorgeous line of eco-friendly traveling bags made with a natural hemp material featuring a floral design. The large compartment will hold all her beauty staples and comes with a handy removable clear case!

9. Zoya Holiday Color Lock Set ($7.50 USD): DIY mani's are always in especially in this economy. This mini set has all the essentials for the perfect manicure: Zoya Remove, Armour Top Coat, Anchor Base Coat, and HurryUp Speed Dry Drops.

10. OPI Mini Merries ($14.95 CDN): Accessorize your gal pal's tips in the hottest shades for the holiday. OPI lovers will squeal over this sample set of 4: Comet Loves Cupid (classic red), All A-Bordeaux the Sled! (luscious Wine), Holiday Glow (charcoal grey with silver) and Shim-merry Chic (glimmery bronze).

11. Tarte Three Carats Mini Cheek Stain Set ($25 USD): Diamond-inspired makeup are a girl's best friend! I adore these mini cheek stains for the flirty glow they leave on your skin. I especially love using the bronze shimmery shade as a highlighter! Tarte products are good for the skin and contain no parabens, phthlates, and other toxic chemicals.

12. Tarte Crown Jewels Lipgloss Multi-Gift Set ($39 USD): This is one stocking stuffer that is a sure winner! The geniuses at Tarte know that girls love their gloss. This set comes with 3-boxed sets of glosses to be gifted anyway you want! Their sample sizes are much bigger than last holiday's gloss set too. What was that beauty mantra again??

What are your hot items for gift giving this holiday? Makeup Junkie wants to know!

1 comment:

organic lipstick said...

Nice products...nicely packed...just right for a gift and well in the budget too.