Still need a last minute gift for the beauty junkie in your life? Here are 4 gifts that are sure to please even the pickiest person on your list.
Glamour Girl: Tom Ford Beauty 4 Piece Lip Color Gift Set. Nothing says luxury like Tom Ford’s lipsticks. This set of 4 lipstick comes beautifully packaged in a wood chest. $196
Busy Mom: Alterna CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction. You know you should pay more attention to the condition of your hair but who has time applying different products ? This leave- in conditioner addresses 10 hair concerns from UV protection to heat protection. $25
Gadget Geek: Dr. Gross Skincare Steamer Solutions. It might look like something you would see in a HS chemistry class, but this at home facial device delivers moisture to the driest skin for a soft, glowing complexion $125
Trendsetter: RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Collection It’s no surprise that Rihanna’s make up line is as unique and beautiful as she is. From eye shadow to lipstick, her collaboration with M.A.C. is a must $16.50-$44
Naked 3 by Urban Decay
Urban Decay does it again. There ‘Naked’ palettes have become cult favorites and the third installment of this series, Naked 3, doesn’t disappoint.
If your not familiar with Naked 1 and 2, now would be a good time since not surprisingly, Naked 3 is sold out online and at major retailers like Sephora and Ulta. Why are they so popular? Naked 1 and 2 contained 12 anything but boring neutral shades that look good on everyone.
Naked 3 is a rose hued palette featuring 12 never released before shades. A great mix of shimmer and matte, the colors are gorgeous and richly pigmented. Think romance, first dates, and soft cashmere sweaters worn by the fireplace to get a feel of what this palette evokes.
For $52, the palette includes a professional eye shadow brush and samples of their equally addictive eye shadow primer in all 4 formulas. Link to purchase, http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/naked-makeup, but they are out of stock. Well played, Urban Decay. Well Played.
Look featuring Naked 3 eye shadows
Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Eye Shadow Palette
I review a lot of products and the ones that I like I love to pass on to my readers. But it’s rare that a product sample replaces a staple in my beauty arsenal. Here’s the exception to rule.
Enter Elujuda. I was sent this over a year ago when I was going through a naturally curly hair phase. And while I thought it was ok—I didn’t unlock the true genius of this product until recently when I used it to blow out my hair.
Oh hey! Hi shiny hair Hair blown out using just Elujuda.
There’s a formula for fine hair and one for coarse hair–I tried the latter. A few pumps is all that is needed and it makes my blow out that much smoother and shiner. My hair feels great after and remains frizz free.
Check out http://www.milbon-usa.com/ for more info!
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I hate dull winter skin, so I like to fake a glow using just a few products:
From l. to r.:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder- Dim- It’s like real time photoshop makeup. There are 6 different powders in this line..some for highlighting, but Dim is an all over powder to smooth out any imperfections. $45
Iman Second to None Foundation Stick- I use this in the darkest shade, Earth 7, lightly contour on forehead and the hollows of the cheekbones. No orange undertones make for a believable glow. $16
NARS Blush in Taos- A warm pink with just a hint of shimmer. My go to blush for summer and winter. $29
M.A.C. Cream Color Base in Hush- Applied along the cheekbones, it gives a gorgeous candle lit glow. $20