I love giving gifts of products that my friends or family would not purchase for themselves. An eyeliner wardrobe, high-quality brushes, great skincare, fragrance and hair care — these are fun to get as gifts because they introduce you to something new and fabulous!
Here are some of my faves for the season:
tarte Eye Catchers 6-Piece SmolderEYES™ And Skinny SmolderEYES™ Collector’s Set ($39 USD) — A six-piece collection of full-size eyeliner favorites in universally flattering, must-have shades.
What it does:
These pure, powerful, and always-pretty smolderEYES™ liners glide on like butter and impart a precise line for a sleek look. Use the built-in smudger to go sultry and smoldering and enjoy the completely waterproof finish. Amazonian clay ensures longer wear, while nourishing lids, reducing surface oil, and improving overall texture. No matter how you wear these versatile shades, the rich pigments boast true, bold color.
This set contains:
– 5 x 0.056 oz SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Champagne, Gunmetal, Rainforest Black, Gold, Ash Violet
– 0.04 oz Skinny SmolderEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx
Visit www.tartecosmetics.com to learn more and purchase.
Deluxe Travel Brush Collection ($95 USD)
Everything you need for flawless makeup application with 9 travel-friendly professional tools in a chic carrier case.
Brush up on beauty this holiday season with Laura Mercier’s must-have Deluxe Travel Brush Collection for flawless makeup application. Perfect for on-the-go, this sleek, chic brush case features a rigid, hard shell design with two pockets and a removable mesh pouch housing a combination of nine professional Brushes for face, cheeks, eyes and brows.
A $252.00 value. http://www.lauramercier.com
Pampering to go. Whether you’re heading across the country or just to the gym, this Moroccan Holiday collection brings you perfectly portable, pure Argan oil-infused products. The six travel-sized formulas help you achieve healthy-looking, glowing hair and skin. From Josie Maran.
- 0.5-fl oz 100% Pure Argan Oil
- 0.5-fl oz Argan Cleansing Oil
- 0.5-fl oz Argan Oil Hair Serum
- 0.5-fl oz Argan Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Lotion
- 2-fl oz Argan Oil Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
- 1.9-fl oz Argan Cleansing Body Oil
- Made in Morocco/USA
Purchase at www.qvc.com.
Always a big hit for the holidays, TOCCA has introduced its newest Coffret Set in a festive green & gold with three new scents: Graciella, Violette and Giuletta. The fragrances are:
Giulietta: Green Apple, Pink Tulips, Vanilla Orchid, Amber
Graciella: Asian Pear, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang, Cashmere Musk
Violette: Italian Bergamot, African Violet, Black Currants, Creamy Cedarwood
Tocca Coffret Set retails for $45 at Sephora & Space NK stores nationwide and online at www.tocca.com.