A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Makeup Gift Sets

A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Makeup Gift Sets

Check out our girl’s guide to five holiday makeup gift sets from Tarte Cosmetics, Laura Geller, Jouer Cosmetics,  Stila Cosmetics,  and Too Faced Cosmetics. What do you get the woman who loves makeup? More of it!  

HKI walked countless miles attending product launches, read a jillion email product pitches and played with too many products to count, to curate this years’ holiday must-haves for the girl who can’t live without her makeup – let’s not call it an illness, but a healthy appreciation for all things girly.

If you stepped into the fray of this year’s Black Friday deals and it rendered you even more confused about what to buy, just know that HKI’s got your back with these pretty finds to choose from…

In the early days of HKI, Tarte Cosmetics was a regular fixture because back then and now, Tarte’s superior products continue deliver rich color to all skin tones…this tops this beauty bloggers checklist. ONLY TODAY and only on QVC, buy the limited-edition Treat Yourself To Gorgeous: Gifts from the Amazon Collection for $49.98 – Item #A226316. Valued at almost $500, this kit comes stuffed with three Tarte favorites: 4 cashmere waterproof gliding liners, 20 Amazonian clay infused silky-smooth eye shadows (retail price $17 each), 4 maracuja divine shine lip glosses (retail price $21 each).

Forever the innovator and a New Yorker at heart, Laura Geller Cosmetics brings you the Dusk To Dawn Collection ($35, ulta.com), a makeup kit that comes equipped with what you need to recreate the dazzle of New York City on your eyes for day or night: two pigment-rich Baked Wet/Dry Eyeliners in Plum Like it Hot and Blue Voodoo and a Shadow/Liner Transformer to seal in and transform your eyeliners into richer, water-resistant colors.

How to apply:

1. Using the included eyeliner brush, apply Eye Rimz along top and bottom lash line. Apply dry, for a soft, smoky effect.
2. For a dramatic, multi-reflective look, squeeze one drop of Shadow Shifter on to eyeliner brush and dip into Eye Rimz. Apply on top and bottom lash line.
3. Layer if desired.

Although makeup is king at Jouer Cosmetics, they also recognize women’s needs beyond the color…introducing the uber cute Jouer Pochette ($75, only at nordstrom stores and online)! With party invitations stacking up this season, you’ll find this stylish pink suede carrying case for credit cards, ID, money & phone with a detachable faux ivory bangle very useful. But never forgetting who they are, Jouer made sure to go back to basics and added a moisturizing lipgoss in Malibu. I know I have issues because I really did sleep with my pochette last night. 

Stila was clearly feeling the Christmas spirit when they created this snowflaked-shaped, limited-edition Stila Snow Angel Color Palette ($39, nordstrom.com). The palette contains 12 cheek colors and 18 versatile eyeshadow shades that can be worn either wet or dry. It also includes a deluxe-size Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara. There’s no tellin’ how many looks you can create with this palette. This is money well spent ladies!

If a brand makes cute packaging, then HKI will sniff ’em out a-la Too Faced Cosmetics Color Confections ($29, toofaced.com) – a value of $128! And beyond the cute pink packaging, HKI considers TF a heavy hitter in the world of makeup because of Co-founder & Creative Director Jerrod Blandino’s tireless attention to the design of products that not only look incredible on the outside, but that teach women with their product “how-to’s,” how to use their products on the inside – products I might add that work. Color Confections includes numerous day to night possibilities:

* 8 Eye shadows for holiday parties, 2 Luminous bronzers for a glowing complexion, 2 Blushes for a warm flush or a rosy blooming effect & 3 Must-have lip colors

Hue Knew It? I did.  

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