Holiday Make-Up Sets and Palettes!!

As most of you know, I have suffer from a severe case of Cosmetic Obsession.

It’s disgusting.  Really it is.

And this is the time of year my Cosmetic Obsession REALLY rears it’s ugly head…because there are SO many great deals and holiday palettes out.  And who am I to turn down a good deal?

Think of all the money I’m saving!!

In all seriousness, there isn’t a better time to stock up on necessities, favorites, or stuff you just plain WANT.

Oh…and gifts, too.  Buy some gifts.

Here are my favorite deals this season:

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set

Urban Decay 24/7 pencils are a staple in my cosmetics case…there really is no other liner for me.  They glide on so easily for a bold OR a smudged line, the colors are gorgeous, and they STAY PUT.  When my friend Jessica emailed me about this set, I had to get one immediately.  Not only is it a GREAT deal (the pencils are usually $19 each), but the colors in this set are so perfect for Fall — gorgeous jewel tones AND neutrals for every day.  For those of you a bit wary about using teal or purple eyeliners…you’d be surprised at how a small pop of color compliments your look without being too much.


Smashbox Studio Pop Ultimate Palette

With 45 eyeshadow shades, 6 lip glosses, 9 cream liners, 3 blushes, 2 soft lights, one bronzer, and 3 mini brushes, this set is a steal at $59.   The set closes with a magnetic clasp, so it’s perfect for carrying along, and it comes with Look Cards that show ways to wear the different colors on your eyes.

Smashbox is a really great brand, and this would make a truly great gift for anyone you know who loves experimenting with different colors and looks.


Tarte Eye Catchers 6 Piece SmolderEYES and Skinny SmolderEYES Collectors Set

Tarte has so many gorgeous and affordable sets out, I couldn’t share just one.  The SmolderEYES set features 5 gorgeous liners that double as shadows.  The colors glide on smooth, are long lasting, and have a smudger attached to the end.  There is also a skinny black liner for a thinner, more defined line.  Tarte is a great brand, and this set has AMAZING reviews.  At $39 (valued at $144), I think this is worth checking out!!  You could even divide them up as stocking stuffers, if you have older daughters.


Tarte Carried Away Collector’s Set

This is a great all around kit.  For $54, you get 24 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, finishing powder, blush, mascara, a face brush, and a gorgeous purple and gold make-up bag.


Tarte 5 Piece LipSurgence Collector’s Set

These moisturizing lip tint pencils are one of Tarte’s most popular products.  These shades are flattering and would be great for just about anyone.  Again, these would be perfect to divide up as stocking stuffers or gifts for girlfriends.


Bare Minerals A Vision In Velvet

I love Bare Minerals products.  Their eye shadows go on smoothly and without creases, and are highly pigmented, which I LOVE.  Some people aren’t crazy about loose eyeshadow, but I feel like it allows me more control over how much I use.  For $79, you get 20 shades of eyeshadow (10 matte and 10 shimmer).  That’s $4 each, which is comparable to drugstore brand prices!!  Split this with a friend and divvy up the shades!!


Stila Travel Palettes

Priced at $16 each, these are great for gift giving, or keeping for yourself!!  Each set comes with 5 eye shadows and a convertible lip color/cream blush.  Each set opens with a mirror, comes with a handy chart on how to apply the colors in layers, and is small enough to fit in your purse.  I own Sensational in Sydney and absolutely LOVE it!!


Hello Kitty Wild Thing Make Up Palette

While this set isn’t the best DEAL of the bunch, it’s definitely the cutest and I couldn’t resist sharing it!!  It comes with 12 shadows, a liquid liner pen, and an ADOARABLE zebra striped Hello Kitty Compact.  This is a high quality set that would make a lovely gift for the Hello Kitty fan in your life.


These are my favorites for now, but I’m sure there will be more as Christmas approaches.  I’d love to hear about your favorites, too!!

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    Erin F. says:

    I just bought myself two sets for my birthday and I love them! “Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons Set” and “Cinderella Collection Moonlit Kiss Lipstick Set”

    I love the mascara that came in the shadow set, and the lipstick set is really cute and fancy looking, but wasn’t too expensive and has georgeous colors! :)

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