Further brighten the holidays by giving colorful makeup kits that are festive as well as practical. At this time of year, the beautymakers meet gift-giving demands with value priced kits that cost little more than one eye shadow or lipstick. Check out the options below that offer price points to fit any wallet or stocking.
Clinique Strawberry Fudge Holiday Compact ($36): A perfect collection of eye and check color to keep a variety of skin tones in the pink. The compact includes an eye shadow trio in shades of brown and pink and a pressed powder blusher in New Clover. Available at Clinique counters and www.clinique.com.
NARS Crazy Heart Set ($50): Four medium-sized lip glosses to brighten up winter froma rosy workday glow to a sophisticated nighttime sparkle. Shades include: Easy Lover (ultra sheer hot pink), Babe (sheer orange red), Orgasm (sheer warm pink with a golden shimmer), Turkish Delight (pink sorbet), and Misbehave (sheer cherry red with gold shimmer). Check out http://www.narscosmetics.com/ for store locations.
Clarins Barocco Shimmering Gold Powder for Face and Décolleté ($35): Strike it rich with this elegant black and gold powder box that is part of Clarins’ holiday collection. Inside are little nuggets of color that have been dusted with golden pearl. Apply with the enclosed puff to enhance face or chest. Go to http://www.clarins.com/ for purchase details.
Sephora Beauty In A Box: Sparkle Till Dawn ($28): This limited edition set of handpicked favorites from the Sephora collection contains six products plus a step-by-step tutorial to create holiday looks that sparkle. Featured in the box are Sephora’s Eye Primer, Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Made in Manhattan, Nano Eyeliner in Glitter Black. Glitter Eyeliner in Gold, Glitter Eyeliner in Silver, Lash Plumper in Ultra Black and Nectar Shine Lip Gloss in Coconut. Visit http://www.sephora.com/ for purchase details.
Hard Candy Hall of Fame Train Case ($19.88): A moveable feast of glittery color at an affordable price. Replete with a mirror and blush brush, the case contains 10 mini eye lip, nail, face and body color including Glitteratzi Eye Gel and Kal-Eye-Descope baked eye shadow. Available exclusively at Walmart and www.walmart.com.
MAC ‘Tis Noble to Give VIVA GLAM Lip Bag ($36): MAC brings on the tartan this season with plaid clad gift sets such as this VIVA GLAM holiday kit. The zippered red tartan bag contains the VIVA GLAM V Lipstick and Lip Gloss, a pure neutral pink with a delicious luster. All proceeds go to the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS. Visit http://www.maccosmetics.com/ for purchase details.
Lancôme Holiday Color Design Palette Eyes & Cheeks ($39.50): Give jewels that make skin sparkle with this kit of six shimmery eye shadows and a rich colored blush. The formulas are long wearing and feature vibrant color guaranteed to not fade. The limited edition compact is adorned with holiday inspired jewels. Go to http://www.lancome-usa.com/ to purchase online.
Tarte The Royal Collection ($43): a limited edition holiday palette that stacks 16 full-sized shades of eye shadow plus deluxe sizes of the brands best selling face primer, mascara, lash primer and lipgloss. All wrapped up in a glitter enhanced pouch, the palette includes a large sized mirror. Purchase information at http://www.tartecosmetics.com/.