I put together some of my favorite beauty finds of 2013 and decided to share my thoughts on some gift ideas for you guys looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your wife, girlfriend, fiancé, best friend, mother, etc. These items are all my personal favorites and come in various sizes and price ranges depending on your budget.
Makeup and MAC Cosmetics
Rihanna has been a part of a major campaign with MAC Cosmetics this year and she has brought us some show stopping makeup items to play with since early this summer. The biggest launch to date was in late September/Early November. The line was set to launch officially on October 3rd, but was available for purchase at MAC Cosmetic counters as early as September 26th. I was able to sample the items from the line on the 23rd of September and fell in love with 2 products which was the “Her Cocoa” Eyeshadow quad and the “Talk That Talk” Lipstick which was a beautiful plum wine that would be a show-stopping staple for the fall. The quantities of the collection were limited in supply but I was pleased to learn that the line was in-fact permanent. So if you guys are able to get your hands on it I can assure you any recipient will not be disappointed.
Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad $44.00
Talk That Talk Lipstick $16.50
MAC Cosmetics also released a new Mineralized Skinfinish or otherwise known amongst the beauty community as “MSF” The compact called “Perfectly Poised” from the Divine Night collection is a warm rich golden brown with pink undertones and look great as a highlight on women of color for a sun-kissed glow this fall and winter. The velvet soft powder has a high frost metallic finish. It comes in 2 other shades and retails for 33 US dollars.
Perfectly Poised $33.00
For my shopaholics that love sparkle… MAC recently solved a problem many us were having with those beautiful shimmering loose pigments that worked wonders for our makeup looks but made quite the mess with their new pressed pigments. Coming in a whopping 20 shades you are bound to find one or two that you just cant get enough of. You can use it dry for high shine or on dampened skin for a dramatic wet look sure to turn heads.
Pressed Pigments “Summer Honey” $21.00
Lustre Drops “Pink Rebel” $21.00
A high performance eyeshadow that goes on creamy and dries to a powdery finish and creates a smooth crease free shiny reflective look to the lid.
MAC Paint “Bamboom” $20.00
NARS Blush Palette “Killing Me Softly” $49.00
Viktor & Rolf “Flower Bomb”
Benefit (Left to Right): “They’re Real” Mascara $23.00, “Watts Up” Highlighter $30.00, “POREfessional” Skin Primer $30.00
Elie Saab Hand Cream