Is she is a beauty junkie year-round? Does she stock up each holiday season and make it last twelve months? Maybe somewhere in between? Whichever it is, see below for some beauty gift ideas created specifically for the 2012 holiday season.
Too Faced Sweet Indulgence is a collection of bestsellers and exclusive colors in a pink and gold tin. The top layer features sixteen eye shadows; six of them are new shades. The day to night selection features subtle shades such as Teddy Bear (matte taupe), Malted Milk Ball (light brown with a slight shimmer), and Copper Peony (copper peach) for day. For night, it features bold colors such as Cherry Cola (burgundy cherry with a sparkle), Cop a Teal (bright teal blue), and Gum Drop (shimmery pink). The bottom layer has two shades of bronzer: Exclusive Bronzer (medium) and Sun Bunny Light (light) and two shades of blush: La Vie en Rose (light pink) and Papa Don’t Peach (yes, it’s peach). It has Candlelight Glow, a highlighter, Shadow Insurance, an eye shadow primer, and an eye shadow brush. Three how-to cards complete the set. (Available at www.sephora.com)
Exclusively for holiday 2012, Make Up For Ever has created a premium eyeliner set, The Ultimate Eye Liner Collection. The fourteen piece set has a rainbow spectrum of the cult favorite Aqua Eyes - ultra creamy, smudge-proof eye liners for smoky eyes or precise lining. Colors range from a super light champagne to a rich teal to olive green to chocolate brown. It also includes three shades of their Kohl Pencils, deep black, mocha brown and intense green, perfect for lining the inside of eyes. Four liquid liners with fine points come in lagoon green, black purple, black and anthracite. They top it off with a double pencil sharpener. All in a cute, crayon inspired box! (Available at www.sephora.com)
UK spa Champneys comes stateside with their bath and body collection. The holiday red Spa Indulgence Oriental Opulence is patchouli, coconut and honey scent. The collection features body glow, body cream, shower cream and bubble heaven. (Available at Target)
Three Custom Color Specialists ring in the holiday season with The Sri Lanka Collection. The two shades were inspired by the country’s gemstones. Smokey Topaz Eye Shadow, a burnished gold with gleams of warm bronze and copper, can be used wet or dry. The Diamonds Are Forever Lip Gloss is a highly reflective diamond shimmer that reflects color. Use over lipstick or alone for a little sparkle. (Available at www.threecustom.com)
The new Softsoap Scentastions Limited Edition Holiday Liquid Hand Soaps offer holiday décor in three festive fragrances: Wintermint Wonderland, Enchanted Sugar Plum and Spiced Berry Bliss. Their body wash counterparts make for a yummy shower experience too! (Available at Walmart)
Kiehl’s gets in the holiday spirit with their Limited Edition Crème de Corps collaboration with Kenny Scharf. Iconic pop artist Kenny Scharf lends his work to the classic body hydrating collection. 100% of net profits go to children’s charities. (Available at www.kiehls.com)
MAC does the holidays in style with the Fabulousness collection. The chic, satin-tufted compacts are classy and romantic, topped with a demure black bow accent featuring different coordinated MAC goodies. In the funky department, check out the leopard-print Primed Out Lip and Eye Look Bags. Pack your makeup and brushes in the MAC Hanging Travel Bag. Viva Glam It Up with Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner and Nicki Lipstick. Every cent of the selling price of all VIVA GLAM products is donated to the MAC AIDS Fund to support men, women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. (Available at www.maccosmetics.com)