I love this time of year ( I'm a December Baby) , and its the time when everyone is releasing amazing limited edition items / gift sets. I put together a list of some of my personal favorites that can easily be gifted to your besties ( they've been there for you all year , they deserve it!! ) .
For the Makeup Artist - BeautyBlender, BeautyBlender Micro Mini and the BeautyBlender Surface Pro . She can never have enough tools and Beauty Blenders are literally "heaven in a sponge". Now with the Micro Mini she can really achieve concealer perfection with the smaller size , and the surface pro allows her to not have to use her hand as a palette anymore ( although she most likely will) . The Beauty Blender is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone though , paired with some candy it would be a sweet treat .
For the Girlfriend of yours who has every popular palette already and USES them - Smashbox Double Exposure Palette. This has taken the Full Exposure Palette to the next level with 14 shades that double to 28 with a wet brush. It is a gift that keeps on giving its two palettes in one. Definitely perfect for someone who will make full use of the colors ( not for the makeup novices).
For the "Diva" - If she is anything like all fabulous Diva's that came before her, she loves to "stand out" . She will most definitely do that with some "sparkle" ( who doesn't like to "shine bright like a diamond" ??) that she can add to her Holiday looks. I LOVE LORAC Royal 3D Liquid Lustre Set and the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow ( Kitten is my current fav color). These two products are not only not like anything else out there , but completely fool proof in adding that "glitter look" - you can use your fingers to apply. The LORAC set is a steal at $28!! I think its actually a MUST to gift to yourself too! They look amazing on the skin alone, but your "Diva"Girl Friend will most likely layer it on over other shadows to give that "WOW" effect that is perfect for New Years Eve , Birthdays, Anniversaries , or if shes over the top - Everyday!
For the Lipstick / Lipgloss lover - The girl who is always about her lippy. Never leaves home without 2 , 3 , maybe 5 colors in her makeup bag. LORAC Lip Lustre Creme Set is so cute and sure to be a hit. This set includes , nudes pinks and berry tones - colors everyone should have in their arsenal. I also am gagging over the Too Faced Melted Liquifed Long Wear Lipstick ( in all the shades). I love the pigment, texture and the lasting "stained" finish. We all have that friend that is always checking in the mirror to see if her lipstick / lipgloss is in tact - these options are perfect for her.
For the jet-setter - Your friend who is always going off on a fabulous getaway. She would love the Tarte Bon Voyage Collector's Set and Travel Bag . Perfect set to take on a Holiday weekend , all the items are TSA safe at the perfect size and the super luxe Travel Bag can fit all of her other essentials. Tarte really came with it this season. This set is sold out online but you may find it in Sephora Stores.
There you have it ! Happy Shopping Ladies !!