Wednesday, November 27, 2013

2013 Holiday Beauty Shopping Guide


The holiday shopping season will officially begin with Black Friday, and for many, so too does the pressure to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. The Makeup Examiner is sharing a few of her tips, from apps to product suggestions, that will help ease the stress of what should be a joyful time of the year.

Although you may be focused on the beautynistas and suavenistas in your life, don’t limit your gift giving to beauty products. A new set of makeup brushes is always a welcome gift, as are men’s grooming sets. Peruse through the List to find helpful holiday shopping hints, and don’t forget to check out “Beauty codes for beautiful Cyber Monday deals” and “Birchbox holiday happenings and Cyber Monday deals” for even more ideas and holiday shopping discounts!


Beauty Apps
  • Beautylish - Find ratings and reviews on thousands of beauty products and post questions to a community of makeup and beauty experts 
  • Beauty Mark - Beauty Mark allows you to view makeup looks on different skin tones, which is so helpful when you’re not sure if the makeup item you want to purchase will suit someone else’s skin tone. 
  • Pretty in My Pocket - The Pretty in My Pocket (PRIMP) app takes the guesswork out of beauty decisions for you. As you choose products for potential purchase this app recommends other products for you. As with the other apps users can view product ratings and watch how-tos, but this app offers location-based discounts to local pharmacies, boutiques, and department stores.




The Body Product Beautynista - Cake Beauty has launched the “be Delectable” line for Holiday 2013. Developed with indulgence in mind, be Delectable includes a nourishing hand cream, a unique hair and body mist, body wash, body polish and body lotion. Each product comes in four “delectable” scents: strawberry & cream, lemon & cream, coconut & cream, and vanilla & cream. Products range from $10-$14 and are available at Kohls.


The Stiletto Lover - Still Standing Spray Box Minis - Still Standing is a natural, formula spray made of cooling menthol and Certified Organic eco-distilled Arnica, Aloe and Ilex. A set of four travel or purse size of Still Standing Spray ($19.99).


Men’s Skincare Set - DECLÉOR, the Cosmetic Aromatherapy expert, introduces perfectly curated holiday gift sets for the 2013 Holiday Season. For the gentlemen, DECLÉOR is offering a Men’s Skincare Set With Travel Case ($92).

Men’s Skincare Set With Travel Case:

  • AROMESSENCETM for Men
  • Men Skincare Soothing After-Shave
  • Men Skincare Exfoliating Gel
  • Aroma Cleanse Alguarômes Shower Gel

The Mature Beautynista - Carita offers The Perfect Treasure ($375), which features products from the brand’s ultra-luxe anti-aging line of creams and serums for the face, eyes and lips.

The Perfect Treasure:

  • Perfect Cream
  • Trio of Gold Serum
  • Perfect Cream for Eyes and Lips
  • Youth Cleansing Milky Cream
  • Youth Perfecting Lotion
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The Nail Lacquer Lover - Inspired by Mariah Carey, OPI has bottled luxury for the holidays. Elegant and dazzling, Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Leaf Top Coat adds precious metal texture over any OPI shade or can be worn alone for a subtle but luxurious look. This genuine18 karat white gold & silver leaf topcoat comes packaged in a special limited edition collectable box. As with all OPI nail lacquers, Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat ($30) features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. This limited edition nail lacquer is available now at ULTA.


The Woman On-The-Go - PINCHProvisions Stud Muffin Minimergency Kit ($15). This gold kit includes 17 lifesavers, ready to swoop in and help you at a moment’s notice and is a TME favorite. PINCH Provisions has packed 17 “I-can’t-believe-I-forgot-these” essentials into a cute, portable pouch: hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and adhesive bandage.




The Gamer Guy - Schick Hydro 5: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Gift Pack ($9.99). This holiday gift pack from Schick Hydro is perfect for the gamers and the groomers in your life. It features a Schick Hydro 5 razor, Schick Hydro shave gel, cartridges, a travel cap and a personalized online code for the exclusive in-game content. Available at Target.

The Scent Lover -While The Makeup Examiner is hard-pressed to suggest one specific scent for a guy or gal, she can whole heartedly recommend stopping at Sephora or perusing its website, as Sephora offers perfume and cologne gifts sets for every price range.


The Lip Product Addict - Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio ($28) at Sephora. Fresh Sugar Kisses offers tinted lip moisturizers and this trio makes a great gift or stocking stuffer! No lip product gift guide would be complete without also suggesting CoverGirl Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm (12 shades - $5.99) available at mass retailers nationwide.

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