Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Prime Beauty Holiday Gift Guide--Beauty Gifts Under $50

Welcome my prime beauties to the Prime Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2009. Just because you may be cutting back on the amount you spend this year doesn't mean you can't give great gifts, especially for the beauty addicts on your list. Here are some of my favorite picks for beauty gifts under $50.

Make Up For Ever Best Of Set ($49) This limited edition features five of MUFE's best selling products and is a great value! The girls on Makeupalley rave about this brand so I succumbed and ordered this set at Sephora's Friends and Family sale--review to come soon! This set includes:

Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Mat Black
Smoky Lash mascara
HD Microfinish Powder
Travel HD Microperfecting Primer
Sens'Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser
Available at sephora.com

NARS I Want You Lip Gloss Set ($45)  A limited edition collection of five mini glosses in best selling shades Striptease, Greek Holiday, Turkish Delight, Orgasm, and Dolce Vita. Available at Sephora and sephora.com

Dior Little Luxuries Coffret ($45) Limited Edition Four classic mini fragrances from Dior are sure to please any woman! Set includes: 0.17 oz J'adore Eau de Parfum,  0.17 oz Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum, 0.17 oz Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette and 0.17 oz Dior Addict 2 Eau de Toilette. I'm a bit partial to this set because for years J'adore was my signature scent and now I wear Miss Dior Cherie often. Available at sephora.com

Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. II ($48)  Urban Decay expands the book of shadows collection with Volume II, a huge and unique selection of eye shadows. This set includes: 16 shadows (eight exclusive to this set), travel size 24/7 eyeliners in Zero and Bourbon (my fav eyeliner of all time) and a mini primer potion for eyes. Available at Sephora and urbandecay.com

Sephora Complete Starter Brush Set ($45) 10 of Sephora's most popular brushes packed in a travel friendly brush roll. An excellent value!
Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Crème Sampler Set ($50) A trio of Laura's favorite ultra-rich whipped Soufflé Body Crèmes in Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Crème de Pistache. Available at Nordstrom, lauramercier.com, sephora.com

Sephora Limited Edition Scent Sampler Best Sellers For Her and Him ($50) Perfect when you're not sure what scent to give. This set includes ten samples of top-selling women's fragrances to try, a gift voucher of equal value that can be redeemed at any Sephora store for a full-size bottle of any one of the samples included, and a fragrance guide. Also available at sephora.com. I have given this to several different friends and family and everyone loves it plus it's great for those hard-to-buy-for guys on your list!

Chanel Les Deux Scintillantes Glossimer Duo Set ($50)  Spark and Praline glossimers with a mini nude lipliner. Praline was formally not available in the United States so here's your chance to snag it--it has quite a following.