Luxe Holiday Makeup Gifts

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The holiday season is quickly approaching (like seriously--Thanksgiving is tomorrow?!) so this is 'round about the time my makeup spidey senses begin tingling with JOY at the thought of holiday gift sets. If you followed this blog last Christmas season, you will know my obsession with holiday gift sets (especially ones from Sephora). I perused on down to the Sephora website and my eyes did lay on the most beautiful sight. Gift sets galore and bougie ones at that! My heart stopped, I fell to the ground and I died happy. 

Just kidding. But I was not let down this year as the sets are looking just as beautiful. Some of my favorites and most anticipated include...

1 // Pat McGrath Labs Metalmorphosis 005 Everything Set 

I have been SO. FREAKING. EXCITED. for the release of these metallic pressed pigments! I am definitely planning on using these for some more avant garde and graphic looks (I mayyyyyy have ordered it on Sephora as a birthday present to myself mwuahha) The set comes with 4 cream pigments, 4 metallic pigments, a dual ended eyeliner and a mixing liquid. The mixing liquid is used for a special "liquifying" effect that when combined with the pigments, looks like poured foiled metal on your face. There's gold, silver, bronze and copper shades included. 

2 // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit 

When this beauty came out the whole makeup world rejoiced--an even better version of their original blush palette?! This palette is the "new and improved version" so to speak as it includes never before released shades and includes powder, bronzer, blushes and highlight. I have their original blush palette and if this is anything like it, the colors are beautiful. The light refracts in the softest, most flattering way on the skin. These are true luxury powders that create a soft focus and have stunning color.  

3 // Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Eye Coulour

While these may be a cult classic, I'm including this special holiday version as its a good excuse for anyone who has never tried these out (including myself). I've heard only good things about these sticks, which delivers long-lasting color with an easy swiping application. They are supposed to be great as a base to layer up a smoky look.   

4 // Bite Beauty Lipsticks Amuse Bouche Lipstick Vault

Bite are among some of the creamiest and highest-quality lipsticks I have tried. The pigmentation, pretty fruity smell and comfortable wear make them a favorite of mine. This would be the ultimate luxe gift for a makeup lover--especially a lipstick fanatic. There's 38 shades in this set of good-for-you vitamin rich lipsticks. Packed with omega oils and nutrients, they are supposed to give weightless cover. 


These all look so beautiful--would you buy a luxe makeup gift like this for a friend?

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The Christmas Red Lip

The Christmas Red Lip | Red is like that really quirky person that people either love or hate. For example, my mom highly questions any sort of Betty Boop-ish look (hi mom!), while I am all about that Marilyn pouty gloriousness. I personally think it's super glamorous, not to mention a symbol of the holiday season.

If you're looking for a red to sport to your upcoming Christmas party or are just thinking about joining the red lip party train, I've got some great suggestions:


A super matte formula that has great lasting power. I love the retro-red cool undertones and I can see why it's a MAC cult favorite. 


A satin finish warm-toned vivid red that looks absolutely gorgeous on so many skin tones. 


The fire engine red that just goes on and on. Seriously. You can eat, drink, sleep--do things to get yourself on the naughty list--pretty much anything and this lipstick doesn't budge an inch. Highly recommend if you forsee some mistletoe action in your future. Queue winking. 


For the person who isn't too sure about red or just sticking her toes into the scary world of bold lips. This is a hydrating lip balm texture that's pigmented enough to give you a nice dose of healthy color but sheer enough to keep you feeling comfy. 


A beautiful red with a nice sheen for that juicy red lip look. I got a cute mini version of this little guy after becoming a VIB Rouge member at Sephora.  

The Christmas Red Lip |

What is your ultimate red for the holidays?