Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Makeup...

Hey there :)

So today I'm going to talk about makeup for the holidays. We all know that it's supposed to be very fun and glittery, and I found some really great pieces that would be a great addition to your makeup collection. Even though some of them are a tad pricey... (links where you can grab these are at the end, and just a note, you can get most of these at either drugstores or department stores- I just got the links from the actual brand's website)

NYX Glitter Eyeliners ($2 at Seriously?! $2?! You could buy one of these in each color and still be under $20! Glittery eyeliners are so fun to have on hand for the holidays, because they add a nice festive touch to your eyes. I also like Urban Decay's Midnight Cowboy Glitter Eyeliner, but I couldn't get a picture.
essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish ($8 in select stores and online)- How festive is this color? It would look so cute if you did a French tip with this. It's a frosty minty color, almost like the color of mint chocolate chip ice cream. essie nail polish's are amazing quality, and this color reminds me of a China Glaze one that I have. But I can't remember the name :(
MAC Dsqaured Lipstick ($14 at Everyone thinks MAC is overpriced. But $14 for a lipstick that's good quality really isn't that bad. This is a beautiful clean, pink shade. And, it's limited edition, so hurry and pick yours up now!

LUSH Secret Santa Gift ($10 at or in LUSH stores)- I know, it's not makeup. But this is just plain fun. It would make a great stocking stuffer. And who doesn't love bath bombs? Anyone would be thrilled to get this gift...

MAC Mineralize Blush in Superdupernatural ($21 at The name says it all. This stuff really is natural. In the winter, you want to steer away from rosy cheeks because there's normally more of a focus on your eyes or your lips. This blush is great because it feels really light, and it's not very matte, so you won't look like a china doll.
OPI's Nail Lacquer in Holiday Glow ($8.50 at Sephora and Ulta)- This is one of the most gorgeous shades I've ever seen. Plums are very in for this season, and this ads a nice golden glow to it. In general, OPI nail polishes are really good quality, and this isn't an exception. You can also buy this online, from Amazon or Ulta and Sephora's websites.
Lancome Sparkling Cherub Powder ($40 from Lancome's website)- Alright. So it's kind of expensive. But I honestly think it's worth every penny. My mom has this stuff, and it's just so adorable for the holidays. It gives your complexion this gorgeous gorgeous sparkle. And, isn't the design of the powder so cute?
Estee Lauder's Signature Lipstick in Simply Red ($19.50 at Nordstrom)- Estee Lauder has set the gold standard for lipstick with this stuff. They put 1,500 hours into developing the lipstick, and tested it on a panel of over 500 women! What I like about it is that it's super moisturizing, and it has an SPF of 15. This is in the basic red, because red lips are just so hot for the holidays. Throw on some clear or red tinted lip gloss on top for a cute look.


Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick-
Anywhere Estee Lauder products are sold

Lancome Sparkling Cherub Powder
Anywhere Lancome products are sold

MAC Mineralize Blush
Anywhere MAC products are sold

LUSH Secret Santa Gift
LUSH stores

essie Nail Polish

MAC dSquared Lipstick
Macy's, Nordstrom, anywhere MAC products are sold

NYX Glitter Eyeliners

OPI Nail Polishes
Sephora, Ulta, and at