Christmas Ideas: For Beauty Junkies

No big surprise that the Christmas gifts catching my eye this year have been beauty focussed… and here are a few of the best gift sets out there that would make a beauty lover (i.e. me) go oooh, yay! Especially if you like eye-liners….!

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Urban Decay Black Market Liner Set (Look Fantastic, £19.49) This is a set of six, smaller-sized pencil liners from Urban Decay and includes one of my all time favourite liner shades of ‘Desperation’- a smokey taupe shade that’s very pretty for day time definition. Plus this set is one with the wow factor for an under £20 price tag.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 Liner Set (House of Fraser, £34) This is a slightly more pricey set but contains eight full size liners and a ‘grind house’ pencil sharpener (the best sharpener I’ve tried) the shades vary from classics blacks and browns to bright teal and royal blue. Basically all you really need from liners – these bad boys have it covered.

Bare Minerals Face & Body Glow (Feel Unique, £35) This large glow-giving palette is quite priced but absolutely gorgeous. There’s a whopping 10g of product in there and the three shades could either be used individually to add a shimmer to eyes or cheeks or blended with the large brush that comes in the set and applied to arms, legs, or on the face….for a peachy bronze glow. Bare Minerals have an absolute ton of amazing gift sets this year so there is bound to be something for the beauty junkie on your list…my personal favourites along with the Face and Body Glow were the ‘All The Faves’ mini collection (mini sizes of the top sellers) and the Convertible Palette… (psst…Santa, are you reading?!)

PUR Minerals Show Off Set (M&S £22) A set of chubby crayons that can be used on lips, cheeks or eyes in a variety of shades from pretty pinks to shimmering bronze, deep berry’s and creamy highlighters. If I could use this whole set to just draw on my make-up it would be perfect. This is a great set for maybe a teen who is starting to get into make-up and wants to have a play with a few colours.

Topshop Make-Up Smokey Eye Kit (£22) Topshop make-up can pretty much do no wrong in my eyes. This season they launched a selection of gifts and all of them are perfect for make-up lovers. There’s a ‘Best of’ set that’s especially amazing a few little ones that I’d love to find in my stocking and this Smokey Eye kit – containing the smokey eye palette, liner and mascara. All you need for a perfect smokey eye.

NARS Guy Bourdin Liner Set (HQ Hair, £35) Beyond the adorable heart-printed pouch which instantly makes this one a lust-worthy set then there’s the addition of five smaller-sized NARS longwear eyeliner pencils, with shades from bronze and black to bright blue, purple and white. A very cute set, with some very cute liners. This is just one Guy Bourdin set  – there’s also the amazing blush palette (that may be hard to come by as believe it’s sold out now) and a lip equivalent of this set.

Let me know what’s on your beauty list to Santa this year!

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  1. December 15, 2013 / 11:51 am

    Liking the look of the Bare Minerals palette. I love all the beauty giftsets floating around at Christmas, but I do wish they’d do more of a variation rather than ones filled with different colours of the same product. Maybe that’s just me being greedy though – I’m indecisive and always want a bit of everything! Ha.
    Saying that, I did get an Illamasqua mystery gift set last year, on my request…and unfortunately I wasn’t able to use any of the products inside as they were all in colours I wouldn’t wear 🙁
    Have a lovely Christmas!
    Mel x

  2. Cornelia
    December 15, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    Love all the eyeliner sets, I would happily get them all 😉

    Ineffable Beauty

  3. December 15, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    Love the NARS gift set, totally up my ally. I really want the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette! I seen it in stores the other day and I was in love.

  4. December 15, 2013 / 9:41 pm

    I have been lusting after that Bare Minerals compact since I saw it in an ad. So gotta get that! Thanks for the list and now mine is much bigger. Happy Holidays!!!

  5. December 15, 2013 / 9:49 pm

    That urban decay liner set is awesome. Hopefully it finds its way into my stocking! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. December 16, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    I love that Bare Minerals set, it looks lovely. Great picks for makeup junkies 🙂

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