Holiday Gift Guide 2015 — Fun Makeup Sets From Jane Iredale, IT Cosmetics, Stila and NARS!

It’s holiday gift guide time!  There are so many gorgeous gift ideas that I am excited to share with you this year.  From makeup to bath products to books and food items, I will have ideas for gifts for everyone on your list.

For my first gift guide,  I am highlighting holiday makeup sets that are perfect for the girly-girl in your life.  She would be so excited if you gave her one (or more) of these:

Jane Iredale Holiday 2015
Jane Iredale Holiday 2015

Jane Iredale In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Smoky Eye Kit ($50)

  • Five step-by-step looks are included on the fold-out ‘how to’ guide.
  • Highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested and long-lasting for stay-put, gorgeous, crease-free color.
  • Packaged in an artful travel box with a mirror and dual-ended application brush.
  • Makes a beautiful gift.
  • Includes eight versatile shades:
    • Bone – matte, creamy nude
    • Pure Gold – shimmery, bright gold
    • Dawn – shimmery rose brown
    • Rose Gold – shimmery rose gold
    • Iris – matte, cool violet
    • Forest – matte, deep green
    • Double Espresso – matte, dark, cool brown
    • Ebony – matte black

Jane Iredale Forever Red Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain ($25)

  • Non-drying, long-lasting stain adjusts to the wearers own chemistry for an irresistible, custom shade.
  • Olive Butter, Avocado Butter and Wild Rose Wax soothe and soften lips.
  • Rose Flower Wax and Beeswax nourish and moisturize.

 

Available November 2015 at janeiredale.com, select skin care specialists & beauty apothecaries worldwide.

It Cosmetics XOXO, IT Girl! Limited Edition Holiday ($28, $44 value) — For the IT Girl in your life, reach for the gift that will give her naturally pretty, party-ready eyes! Within this limited-edition, exclusive IT Girl makeup case is a full-sized No-Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black, a travel-sized Hello Lashes Mascara and a travel-sized Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil. This never-before-released set will give IT Girls a festive look that will last all day and night, without clumping, flaking, smearing, fading or smudging!

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi! ($28, $44 value) – Celebrate your Je Ne Sais Quoi with this limited-edition lip essentials set, an exclusive for the season! Included in the brand-new holiday makeup case are two full-sized, best-selling lip products for your softest, most beautiful lips ever! Take Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi wherever you go for a long-lasting flush of color that hydrates, conditions and nourishes your lips. This 4-in-1 lipstick reviver pairs perfectly with Vitality Lip Blush Hydrating Gloss Stain, which delivers high shine and rich pigment in one swipe. With nine butters and oils, this lightweight, stain-infused gloss will minimize the look of fine lines, while giving you your most luxurious lips ever!

Available at http://www.itcosmetics.com

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set
Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set

Stila A Whole Lot Of Love Giftable Set ($59 USD) –A special delivery — sealed with love, from Stila. Recapture the classic romance of hand-written love letters with this ultimate collection of cherished Stila essentials. It’s everything you wished for, all wrapped in a vintage-inspired special delivery package that’s ready to give (or keep).

Includes 20 color-rich matte, pearl and shimmer eye shadows, 4 shades of universally flattering, silky-smooth blush, and a deluxe-size HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara for the biggest, boldest, blackest black lashes ever.

Available at http://www.stilacosmetics.com and fine beauty stores

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette
NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette

NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, And Lip Palette ($59, $103 value) — This unique palette can be used to give cheeks and lips a shimmery wash of color. Featuring NARS’ Laguna bronzing powder, Albatross highlighting blush, three limited-edition blushes, and Istria lip gloss, it’s all encased in a take-anywhere NARSissist mirrored palette.

This set contains:
– 3 x 0.1 oz Blush in Roman Holiday (pretty pastel pink), Enrapture (pink terracotta), Enthralled (toasted rose/shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Highlighting blush in Albatross (luminous glow)
– 0.15 oz Bronzing powder in Laguna (brown powder/gold shimmer)
– 0.12 oz Lip gloss in Lstria (pink glace)

Available at NARS boutiques and NARSCosmetics.com

Stila Cosmetics Fall 2010 Color Collection

Stila’s bright and fun 2010 Fall Color Collection is not for the shy! These are bright, bold colors that make a statement. They include:

Backstage Eye Shadow Palette ($28.00 USD) — Inspired by textures and trends seen at Fall Fashion Week, the Stila Pro Artistry team has created the Backstage Eye Shadow Palette filled with six new must-have shades of the season. Each jewel-toned shadow incorporates Stila’s award-winning, high-quality formula that can be worn wet or dry.

The palette comes in an embossed paper compact, reflecting the season’s brocade looks, with a screened inspirational quote. Even the packaging is pretty and it won’t crowd your clutch!

Shades include:
– Chiffon – shimmery peach
– Flamingo – shimmery fuchsia
– Pacific – metallic navy blue
– Luster – metallic warm alloy
– Poetic – shimmery mauve
– Coal – cool metallic emerald

What I think: This color provides a wide range of looks, since it contains soft shades as well as bold ones. I am wearing the Chiffon, Luster and Poetic now and plan to add the other colors as eyeliners in the fall. And as always, Stila eye shadows are highly pigmented and are long-lasting. 

Long Wear Liquid Lip Color ($22.00 USD) — Bold lips are in this season and Stila has the perfect product for you. Introducing Long Wear Liquid Lip Color. This long-lasting lip color formula glides on lips and stays put, delivering hours of intense moisture and rich, stunning, bold color with a matte, creamy finish. The weightless liquid moves with your lips to prevent color from transferring, feathering or bleeding and create captivatingly kissable lips.

Enriched with ultra-conditioning Vitamin E and avocado oil, Long Wear Liquid Lip Color hydrates and seals in moisture so your lips look and feel irresistibly soft all day.

Shades includes:
– Fiery – the perfect red
– Caprice – hot pink
– Patina – warm nude
– Petal – pale pink
– Coral – shimmery coral
– Muse – natural mauve

What I think: This lip color is indeed long-wearing and for one without a balm, is not too drying. I really love the Coral and the Muse colors, they are soft and pretty. Fiery is a great red, and it is nice to know that it will not bleed and will stay red for hours!

Custom Color Blush ($20.00 USD) Why settle for “almost the right shade” of blush? This perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush reacts with your skin’s pH to create a one-of-a-kind, customized shade perfect for you!

The ultra-blendable, velvety soft formula magically smooths the appearance of fine lines, pores and pigmentation, leaving skin with a luminous, flawless flush*. The weightless powder can be layered to achieve just the right amount of color and coverage.

  • No more guessing or wearing the wrong color blush
  • Reacts to the wearer’s pH levels to create the perfect shade every time
  • Harmonizes with your own skin tone to enhance your natural beauty, not overwhelm it

A blush built truly for everyone, a one-of-a-kind customized color is just a brush stroke away.

* The blush contains a spherical silicone elastomer treated powder that provides a soft focus effect and diffuses light. It has a silky that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. The treated silicone powder fills in fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, making it appear more youthful.

What I think: This looks so bright in the compact, but on me, it was a very soft pink (my skin tone is light). It is not glittery or shimmery, but does impart a nice glow. I think that blush is an important step that should not be skipped, because the right shade will make you look awake and more youthful!   

Visit www.stilacosmetics.com to learn more and to purchase these products.