2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Two more weeks, just two more weeks! Are you ready?  I’ll admit, I haven’t even finished my Christmas shopping even though I told myself I’d start early this year.  Thankfully, most of the people I shop for have one thing in common – we all love beauty products.  You can’t ever have enough beauty items.  Plus, there’s always a new trend, new formula, or a new shade that every beauty enthusiast must have.  I’ve put together this 2014 Holiday Gift Guide featuring Beauty items that should make shopping for the beauty and makeup lover in your life a bit easier.  Plus, you may even find something for yourself that you like.

1. Box Subscription Services

Beauty Box Subscription services are a good way to go since they tend to cover a lot of ground area, and for a much lower price tag versus purchasing the items separately.  Beauty Box Subscription services allow both new and veteran beauty enthusiasts to discover different brands, and new products.  Do you remember my review of one of the June 2014 POPSUGAR Must Have Box over the summer?  They’re great boxes for anyone, especially since they feature an assortment of items from beauty, to lifestyle to…

POP SUGAR Must-have boxes are available for a $39.95 monthly subscription at musthave.popsugar.com.  There are boxes for both men and women.  If you’re into luxury items, there’s even a Neiman Marcus Must-have box; however, that one is going fast so jump on it while you can.

2. New Fragrance

It’s the end of the year, and the start of a new season, which is a great time to incorporate new fragrances.   Whether the person is into sultry scents, or warm floral fragrance, I’m sure there’s something you can find for anyone on your list.

3.  Something for the lips

Pantone has just released their newest color of the year: Marsala.  Guess what? Your beauty lover is probably searching for a marsala shade lipstick or gloss right now!  Don’t worry, there are several brands, both affordable and high-end that carry this new shade.  Your beauty lover will be happy, and you’ll look cool because you’re up on the latest trend.  However, if they’re more into neutral tones, there’s something out there for them, too! Remember to get a good liner; we do not want their new lippies feathering.

4. Make sure they have awesome brows

A makeup look, in my opinion is not complete without awesome brows.  Brows do not have to be overly sculpted with concealer, however, they can be well tamed with a gel, or filled in where needed for a polished look. There are so many options out there to achieve perfect brows, from powders, to pencils, to gels, and sets with stencils.  There’s literally something for everyone, even for those who are just beginning.

5.  Palettes! One can’t ever have enough makeup palettes

One thing about beauty fanatics is that we accumulate a lot of items, especially [eyeshadow] palettes.  The thing is, we can’t ever seem to get enough, even though it may seem like the colors are of similar shades.  You’re wrong because one shade may be slightly warmer or deeper, or even more pigmented.  It doesn’t matter. We just need it!  There are a couple of new palettes out that feature neutral shades, fun and colorful shades, and some with a mixture of both.  Either way, whichever one you choose as a gift, I’m sure your beauty lover will thank you for it.

6.  Beauty tools

As a makeup artist and beauty fanatic. I’m a firm believer that one can’t ever have enough makeup brushes or application tools.  I like having options.  Plus, with all of the craze with highlighting and contouring, we need good blending tools and brushes for a flawless makeup application.

If you enjoyed reading this 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Edition, please head over to Beauty and the Bump to check out my other gift guides.







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22 Comments on 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Edition

  1. I bought some brow templates, and I think they'd be a great way for a beginner to start shaping their brows! I also like the idea of a new fragrance. Maybe I'll go through some samples and see if there's something inspiring for the new year!

  2. How amazing is that Nars set, I would love to get that.
    My recent post Straighten & Curl with the InStyler Max Rotating Iron

  3. I have so many things I would like, but never really ask for. Besides my hubby I don't trust many people to buy me presents. lol

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