Guerlain presents one of the most elegant (and pricey) holiday collections of the year. First is the atomizer, which delivers radiant gold powder to skin and hair ($78.00). Limited-Edition Forever Gold Meteorites Voyage Compact are mini pearls scattered in a compact that can be applied to the entire face for an amazing complexion ($155.00). Don’t forget Forever Gold Kiss Kiss Lipstick ($27.00), which is the most affordable item in the collection. Limited-Edition Forever Gold Meteorites Pearls contains new gold and silver shades: pearly gold, rose gold, white gold, and apricot ($49.00). You may also want to dazzle your lashes by adding gold flecks with the limited-edition mascara ($30.00). Yeow!
What? Napoleon Perdis’ Boudoir Palette. This is one of the most compact holiday palettes I’ve seen, but it’s utterly adorable with its tortoise packaging. You open up the compact to reveal three eyshadows on the first tier, with two lip glosses on the bottom tier. You’ll also find two mini-brushes for on-the-go application. On the bottom of the eyeshadow tier, there is a mirror, as well.
For who? For every girl who adores darling compacts. For your Mom, who’ll swoon over the vintage print, and the simplicity of the colors.
Why and how much? I really like the shades they give you; they seem relatively unique as a combination (gold, grape, and silver. The gold-yellow color is so gorgeous and makes a great wash or a highlight. The smokey purple is awesome for that subtle smoked look, great for lining or pumping any daytime look into evening. I love that the silver kind of surprises you in the combination, but it’s a great cooler hue for the holiday season. Plus, you’ll love the price — $25.00! As far as Napoleon Perdis products go, this is definitely a bargain (and not to worry, you don’t lose out on quality!).
Available at www.napoleonperdis.com, www.sephora.com, and select retailers this holiday season.
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What to give? Sephora’s 2007 Blockbuster Palette contains 64 eyeshadows, 23 lip glosses, 9 lip shines, 6 blushes, and 2 compact powders. One of last year’s most desired holiday palettes was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. It appears that this year is no exception!
For who? This gift is perfect for every girl in your life that should be a beauty addict, is slowly on their way to full-blown addict status, or steals from your stash everything your back is turned. Give the gift of a whole lot of loot with this jam-packed holiday palette. It’s guaranteed to keep one busy for many, many weeks playing with various eyeshadow combinations, textures, and products found within it.
Why and how much? The Blockbuster palette is nothing like the cheap kits you might find at various locations like a discount store – these are high-end, quality makeup products. You also get an amazing mixture of colors from neutrals to blues to greens to purples. The packaging is sleek, and the palette itself is a touch hefty (but hey, this sort of makes you feel like you’re really getting a boatload of products!), and it’s just such an optimal palette for all sorts of beauty addicts who are need of a traveling solution that still offers them a wide variety of choices to those with only the hint of interest on beauty. And really, it’s not easy to pass this one by, because it’s only $48.00. It’s a steal!
Find it at Sephora locations near you, and www.sephora.com.
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Sephora not only has you covered for nearly every brand imaginable, but they also have their own brand of beauty, and with it, several delectable offerings for your purchase pleasure. One of the most talked about palettes from last holiday was Sephora’s Blockbuster Palette. This year, they do not disappoint with the latest version, which includes a whopping 64 eyeshadows, 32 lip colors, 7 cheek colors, 1 shimmer powder, plus a few applicator tools to help you out ($48.00).
The Scent Sampler has you covered for your fragrance fiends, allowing the receiver to sample ten of the bestselling perfumes (available in “for him” or “for her”), plus a gift certificate of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full size bottle of any one of the samples in the kit ($50.00). Get girly with their Diamond Atomizer ($18.00) to carry your favorite fragrance in style.
For eyeshadow addicts, the Colorful Story Palette includes 16 shadows for an enchanting holiday look ($48.00), and there are two Enchanted Eyeshadow Palettes ($26.00) in either purple or ccopper with eight shades of coordinating color. Don’t forget the lipgloss addict in your life, show them love with the Holiday Harmony Palette ($12.00) with six shades, a lip brush, and a mirror (so compact!).
Need a place to keep all your newly acquired loot? Sephora has you so covered! Pick out a storage-galore traincase in either pink ($98.00), gunmetal ($98.00), or croc ($110.00) or try one of their various bags, pouches, and cases (ranging from $14.00 to $38.00).
What about tools to apply those 64 shadows? Several brush sets are available to choose from! Metallic Pocket Brush Set ($15.00) or Croc Pocket Brush Set ($18.00) for budget beauties. Check out their Deluxe Anti-Bacterial Brush Set ($60.00) with brushes with “germ repelling” fibers (um, we must see this, stat!); Pop-Up Brush Set ($45.00) that’s perfect for a vanity; Smokey Eye Brush Set ($42.00) to uncomplicate the ever-loved smokey eye with five brushes, volume mascara, and instruction manual; and the coveted Prestige Brush Set ($150) with twelve luxurious brushes plus brush storage roll.
Available at Sephora stores and www.sephora.com!
Laura Mercier brings us quite a few holiday specials this season. Try out the Double Pocket Cosmetic Bag, which will contain a few of your holiday goodies ($45.00); or pick up their mini brush set, which comes with a faux leather carrying case and six miniature brushes ($75.00). They have created two eye palettes in Daydream and Nightfall ($25.00 each). To accompany those palettes, take a peek at their Face Palette, which contains both dramatic and neutral tones ($50.00). You can’t forget your lips, and you’ll have three different sets to choose from: Mini Lip Colour Set with four mini-tubes ($40.00); Mini Lip Plumper Set with three lovely shades ($40.00); and their Stickgloss Palette with a mini Patchouli, Maple, Baked Earth, Brown Sugar and Peony Stickgloss ($40.00). Find the collection at www.lauramercier.com or www.sephora.com.
Tarte has brought out quite a bit to perhaps overwhelm you this holiday season, but let Temptalia give you a quick summary of what to drool over. “We Wish You Wealth Palette” is a limited edition palette with something for every part of your face; it includes sixteen new eyeshadows, sixteen new lipglosses, four gel eyeliners, four cheek stains, three 24/7 lip sheers, eyelid primer, luminizer, and eyeshadow and eyelining brushes ($52.00). “We Wish You Health Skinvigorating Discovery Kit” is all about looking better, naturally, and as you can guess, it revolves around the skin; it contains Inside Out gloss, Lock & Roll creaseless eyeshadow duo, Clean Slate Face Primer, and Lights, Camera, Lashes! 4-in1 mascara ($38.00). “We Wish You Happiness Mini Cheekstain Set” is a three-piece set of cheekstains for your blushing pleasure ($30.00). Don’t miss the Ready-to-Wear/Pret-a-Porter dual look palette ($200 value), which includes six eyeshadows, two cream blushes, four lipsticks, a mini mascara, an eyeshadow brush, an eyeliner brush, and a Rest Assured eyeliner ($44.00). Shop for Tarte at www.tartecosmetics.com or www.sephora.com.