Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2012

The gift giving spirit is running rampant but leaves many wondering what to buy for friends and family as the time to exchange gifts draws near.


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The gift giving spirit is running rampant but leaves many wondering what to buy for friends and family as the time to exchange gifts draws near. Don’t fret- the best beauty brands have already planned ahead and made the art of the perfect gift simple with a variety of sets and colors to
choose from.

Dior Palette Grand Bal Carnet de Maquillage (Limited Edition) $85.00

Dior Grand Bal

Inspired by dance cards held by elegant ladies in the 18th century to keep track of dance partners, this gift set comes with everything necessary to create a quick look fit for a fairytale. Two shades of pearlescent shadows, gloss, and dark liner are great for touch ups for a modern day party girl.

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Eye and Cheek Palette $65

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura

The highly anticipated collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and Shu Uemura caused intense buzz that kept us on the edge of our seats since July. When it finally debuted, we were not disappointed. The eye and cheek palettes come in Smoky Velvet and Prestigious Bordeaux for two sexily scandalous looks.

Tom Ford 16 Color Nail Set

Tom Ford Exclusive 16 Color Nail Set $480

Give the gift of exclusive elegance with the entire collection of Tom Ford Nail Lacquers presented in a chic box as stunning as the polish itself. Coming in a variety of shades from brights to neutrals, change your nail color as often as you change your mind with the best kind of brilliance in a bottle.

Benefit Jetset Kit, Limited Edition – $36.00

Looking fresh on the go is made easy for the modern day jet setter with the Benefit Jetset Kit complete with award winning primer, eye shadow palette, cheek colors, gloss and mascara plus tip and tricks for quick looks in a flash.

The Éclats Du Soir De CHANEL Holiday Makeup Collection $29.50- $52


Chanel’s new holiday collection glows with shades of gold perfectly made to illuminate the spirit of the holidays with elegant luster in every product. The new eye shadows and deliciously devilish nail varnish are a couple of favorites from this highly pigmented collection.

NARS & Andy Warhol Edie Gift Set $75

NARS & Andy Warhol Edie Gift Set

Exploding on the scene in the 60’s with style that will never be forgotten, this gift set captures the quintessential ’60s It-Girl and Andy Warhol’s most memorable muse.

This gift set includes all the essentials – Film Star Pure Matte Lipstick in ’60s Nude Pink, eye shadow Cream in Edie with a little bit of shimmer, Stylo Eyeliner in Carpates, and Blush Duo in Deep Throat and Amour, a shimmering, sheer peach and matte peachy pink.

Makeup For Ever Ultimate Eye Liner Collection $160

Makeup For Ever Ultimate Eye Liner Collection

This is the perfect coveted collection of eye liners in a variety of colors and formulas in an easy to transport flip top box reminiscent of our childhood years when we got a fresh box of Crayolas. The aqua pencils are in our top favorite liners of all time; the colors glide on easily then set quickly for long wearing, smudge proof perfection. The kohl pencils bring us back to all the glamour of vintage beauty without the mess. The liquid liners have an easy applicator for perfect, long wearing cat eyes.

YSL Golden Gloss Trio

YSL Golden Gloss Trio Holiday Set $60

Achieve high shine shimmer with a holiday set of YSL glosses featuring 24 karat gold flakes with a mixture of nourishing oils for instant glamour gratification. Lightly mango scented and packed with hydration, this set is perfect to begin a new year with luxury.

Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Makeup Collection $20-$75

Dolce & Gabbana Animalier

Leopard prints have always been a personal favorite, so when this collection became available for the holidays, we couldn’t have been more excited.

The look is bold; gold and animal printed packaging are seductively scandalous, a coveted item for any beauty collector’s boudoir. Inspired by the colors from the original leopard print, neutrals have never been so provocative.

Obliphica Intesnsive Set $35- $50

Obliphica Intesnsive Set

Not to forget perfect tresses, Obliphica adds life and shine in a set that brings dry winter hair back to life. The set includes a deep nourishing shampoo and nourishing hair mask along with a leave in nourishing cream with a variety of nutrients and vitamins to boost life and luster into luscious locks. Named after the sea buckthom berry (which only grows in the Himalayas and Siberia), its healing properties are used to repair damaged hair, restore natural beauty, and immediately rejuvenate tired colored hair. Fashion and celebrity stylist John Blaine, face of this new line explains, “it’s a quadruple threat; Reconstructs, Renews, Regenerates, and Repairs.”