If you’re a fellow beauty addict, you know that Christmas and birthdays are primetime for receiving makeup goodies. Every year I sit down and write out a wishlist to give to my family members, because literally all I ask for are beauty-related products! Eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and Lush are some usual items that make the cut. Since Christmas is now a week away (ONE WEEK!), I figured it would be prime time to put this post out there. If you’re still working on your list, maybe some of these will catch your fancy. 😉
Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Lipstick Set
For those that are not familiar with Bite Beauty, you are seriously missing out. These lipsticks are heaven-sent, what dreams are made of! Bite is a lip product only brand, and only carried at Sephora. This set includes 4 of their Matte Creme Lip Crayons; 3 of them are new and limited edition shades, one is permanent. The Bite Rewind Set costs $25 and can be purchased here.
Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette
If there’s one brand that has been taking the makeup community by storm this year, it’s Kat Von D. Her line has a wide array of products, not just focusing on one item. The Shade+Light Contour palette is phenomenal, and her liquid lipsticks are top notch. Personally I’m not too fond of the Tattoo liners, but many others are. This eyeshadow palette has gorgeous shimmery metallics, buttery mattes, and a bizarre yet beautiful array of shades. The three shades across the top of the palette act as a base for the beautiful purple, silver, and pearl hues. Innerstellar is $46 and can be bought at Sephora here or off her personal site here.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna
The lipstick world is full of rosey nudes, nearly every brand has their own shade. However, nothing comes even close to the awesomeness of Anna. The NARS Audacious formula is creamy, pigmented, and long wearing. The packaging is nice and chic, I love that it has a magnetic closure. Anna is a smokey, rose nude that is universally flattering. If you’re looking for a splurge-worthy lipstick, give this one a shot. You can buy this $32 lippie at most beauty places, like Sephora, Nordstroms, and NARS website.
Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette
“Uhm, this looks just like an ordinary, boring eyeshadow palette. Neutral shades, what’s so great about this?” The biggest selling feature for the Tartelette palette is that ALL OF THE SHADES ARE MATTE. If you’re looking for a nice neutral palette without any sparkle or shimmer, this one is practically made for you. There are some concerns on whether the shades might be too cool for those with warmer skin tones, and they are reasonable. Mauves tend to look better on cooler complexions. However, Tarte released a NEW Tartelette palette, Tartelette In Bloom. The colors are warmer, and I believe there are two shimmery shades, but the rest are mattes. This palette costs $45.00 and can be purchased at Sephora, Ulta, Tarte’s website, and Macys.
Tocca Parfum Wardrobe Gift Set
This little perfume set is one of the best gifts you can give to that fragrance addict in your life. The Tocca Parfum Wardrobe Set has 6 of their best selling perfumes in deluxe-mini sizes. Cult classics Cleopatra, Florence, and Stella are included, as are Isabel, Giulietta, and Simone (my fave!). This elegant little gift is $42.00 and is only available at Sephora.
“Where The Light Is” Eyeshadow Foursome by Colourpop
Even though this product has been around for a couple months now, it is still so stunning and a great way to get introduced to Colourpop’s shadows. This eyeshadow quad is part of a collab with youtuber Kathleen Lights, and is all about that golden bronze smoky eye. The first two shades are matte, and the other two have a sparkly, pearlized finish. Just gorgeous! You can pick this quad up for $20 at Colourpop’s website here.
StingRAYE Ultra Matte Lippie by Colourpop
Such a lovely lipstick! StingRAYE is from Colourpop’s newest collab with the ever-so-pretty Raye Boyce, or “Itsmyrayeraye”. This ultra matte liquid lipstick is a mauve brown with cool undertones, and looks different on nearly everyone! If you follow the hashtag #stingraye on Instagram, you’ll see how this ranges from a light mauve to a dark brown on different complexions. It’s still so gorgeous, no matter how it appears. Available for $6 on Colourpop.com here.
Now for all of the Lush goodies! Lush always has such pretty holiday gifts, this year is no exception. Out of the dozens of gifts available, here are my top three:
Lush Cosmetics Christmas Party Gift Set
This little gift trio is a perfect choice for anyone on your Christmas list. The packaging is fun and bright, (the ribbon nearly glows in the dark!) the price is great, and it includes the exclusive Yuzu and Cocoa Shower Cream! A delectable citrus scent with a chocolatey undertone, it’s one of Lush’s best fragrances. I would buy this set just for that shower cream, that’s how amazing it is! Christmas Party contains that yummy shower cream, Baked Alaska soap (grapefruit!), and Celebrate hand and body lotion (citrus champagne!). At $27.95, it’s the perfect present for everyone. You can pick up Christmas Party at your local Lush store or online here.
Lush Cosmetics The Human Cannonball Gift Set
For the fun-loving bath taker in your life, The Human Cannonball is a must-have. This gift is nothin’ but bombs, and has the cutest vintage packaging. When you pull the tissue paper off the top, it releases confetti and makes a pop! You get 5 bath fizzies: Fizzbanger (spicy apple), Luxury Lush Pud (beautiful lavender), Intergalactic (minty and grounding), Father Christmas (candy sweet), and Shoot For The Stars (honey toffee). All 5 of these bombs create wonderful works of bath art, and is a fantastic gift to give (or receive!). This fun set costs $39.95 and can be purchased at your local Lush shop or online here.
Lush Cosmetics Zing and Zest Gift Set
I hesitated putting this one on the list, as it is really pricey and obviously not everyone is looking for a $90 gift. However, this is my wishlist, and this present is one of my favorites. If anything, this can be a Boxing Day purchase. Zing and Zest is a gigantic 11-piece gift set containing everything citrus. Lemon, orange, grapefruit, all of your favorites are here! This gorgeous hatbox has Baked Alaska soap, Miranda soap, Buffy body butter scrub, Each Peach massage bar, Refresher shower jelly, Lemony Flutter cuticle butter, Gorgeous facial moisturizer, Celebrate hand and body lotion, Ocean Salt scrub, Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream, and The Olive Branch shower gel. Zing and Zest is every citrus-lovers dream come true, and you can find one at your local shop or online here for $89.95.
Yep, that’s it! Any of these wonderful products catch your eye? Come Christmas morning, I expect all of these to be under my tree, so my relatives better take note! 😀 What’s on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below.