We haven’t even made it to Halloween yet, but the cosmetics companies are already rolling out holiday collections with enough goodies to rival any visions of sugarplums that might dance through your head – and it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping, whether it’s for your family, friends or even yourself.
If you’re in the market for natural, eco-chic beauty gifts, Tarte’s The Tarte of Giving Collection has plenty of holiday treats for the makeup lovers in your life. The Brushed By Beauty 5-piece Brush Set ($59) offers all the basic brushes you need to do a full face of makeup, plus a travel-friendly makeup bag to make it easy to bring them along with you. If your complexion need a little perking up, the Leave Her Blushing Set of 3 Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blushes ($34) comes with three limited edition blush shades and a blush brush to make it easy to get a healthy glow. With pretty nude, candy pink and melon shades, there’s a blush to suit every skin tone. For lip product junkies, the Pure Delights 8-piece LipSurgence Lip Set ($34) may be the perfect gift. With eight mini LipSurgences in a range of colors and finishes, the kit has a lip product for every occasion.
For the edgy makeup fan in your life, take a peek at Urban Decay’s holiday collection. The star is definitely the Vice2 Palette ($59). Loaded with 20 brand new eye shadow colors that range from brights to neutrals to sexy smoky shades, it makes creating eye looks for every occasion a piece of cake. If you’re shopping for a girl who’s on the go, the Shattered Face Case ($44) is the perfect gift. It contains five eye shadows, two blushes, a highlighter, a Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color, and a travel-size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, all in a slim gunmetal case that’s easy to toss into any purse.
At MAC, the Stroke of Midnight Collection has something for everyone. For the girl who loves lip products, the Stroke of Midnight Lip Bag in Nude ($39.50) offers a lipstick, gloss, and lip liner for the perfect nude lip. If you’re shopping for a smoky eye fan, pick up the Stroke of Midnight Eye Palette in Smoky ($39.50), which has five shadows to create the perfect sultry eye look. For a multipurpose gift, though, try one of the Stroke of Midnight Face Palettes ($49.50),which contain three eye shadows, a bronzing powder, two lipsticks, and an eye kohl. They come in warm and cool options, so there’s an option for every skin tone.