The holiday shopping season officially begins with Black Friday, which happens to be this Friday, Nov. 28 and for many beautynistas and suavies alike, so too will the hunt begin for the perfect gifts -- as well as -- great deals on those gifts. The team at The Makeup Examiner searched far and wide, high and low for amazing gifts and those coveted discounts. Read on to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Oops … almost forgot … with the discounts below you’re allowed to buy a few things for yourself. J
Gifts For Him
L'OCCITANE Cade Collection ($78): This set is for the down-to-earth man who appreciates the classics. Containing essentials formulated with masculine and aromatic essential oils such as juniper, sandalwood and rosemary, the Cade Collection has the basics every man needs. The gift set includes Cade Eau de Toilette, Cade After Shave Balm, Cade Shower Gel and Cade Shaving Gel.
The Art Of Shaving Travel Kit & Razor ($175): Team TME has reviewed products from The Art Of Shaving and we continue to stand by this particular luxe grooming brand for men. The Travel Kit & Razor includes a compact and water-resistant travel bag, Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm, and Pure Badger Travel Shaving Brush. The brand also offers a Starter Kit ($25), which makes a great stocking stuffer. All products are available in Sandalwood, Lemon, Lavender and Unscented.
Atelier Cologne ($130 - $315): One would be hard-pressed to not find a fabulous scent from this perfume house, which offers 17 fragrances for both men and women. Of particular interest for the holidays is the Collection Métal for which the bottles are encased in genuine precious metals. Gifting option includes a Venetian blue gift box with a 200 ml Cologne Absolue and a 30 ml Travel spray with a leather case that has complimentary engraving.
W&P The Mason Shaker Gift Set ($49): A great homemade tipple doesn’t demand a full wet bar. This three-piece kit has everything you need to craft a classic cocktail, from a muddler for mashing mojitos to a shaker for dirty martinis. With a clean, simple aesthetic inspired by Southern hospitality, it’s a bartender’s take on “form meets function.”
Gifts For Her
Yuzen Lifestyle Subscription Box ($33/$132): With boxes arriving quarterly, Yuzen’s tagline of “Sending you a little Zen” reminds us to stop and take time for ourselves. Yuzen Boxes arrive each season -- winter, spring, summer, and fall -- and include high-end luxurious beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products that are carefully selected by Jen and Ted, the owners of Yuzen.
Ame & Lulu Toiletry Bag ($58): Features a vinyl exterior in a myriad of fab patterns, two interior vinyl zip compartments, interior zippered pocket and Nylon liner. This top-notch bag will see you through all holiday travels and beyond. Ame & Lulu are gearing up for the holidays and will be celebrating Cyber Monday stylishly with 30% off site wide on December 1st with code CYBER!
The NARS Holiday 2014 Collection ($59 - $149): For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. Decoding the thrill of seduction, this captivating collection exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension. The custom packaging adapts architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s digitally rendered Nebula print into a dynamic yet delicate depiction. The intricate web of black gloss grips the signature soft-touch packaging in a modern take on lace.
Mirabella Beauty’s Faerie Collection - Myth Visionary Long Wearing Eyeshadow ($29), Swirling Pearl Brilliant ($40), New Colour Luxe Lip Glosses in Gossamer and Luminosity ($26 each).
Pixi Beauty Ultimate Beauty Kit – 2nd Edition ($34): The perfect holiday beauty “go-to,” this follow-up to Pixi’s bestselling Ultimate Beauty Kit gives endless options for gorgeous fresh-faced looks. The kit’s super-silky shades range from cool to warm in velvet and satin textures and all are designed for you to simplify and beautify your look! The Ultimate Beauty Kit – 2nd Edition contains 40 Eye Shadows, 6 Highlighters and 6 Cheek Powders.
Colorado Aromatics Travel Set ($36.50): This brand new travel set from Colorado Aromatics includes all the must-haves for holiday travel; Angel Falls Shampoo; Mountain Mist Hand and Body Lotion; Meadow Mist Face Cleanser; Springtide Anti-aging Face Cream; Facial Hydrator and a travel size bar of soap. TSA approved and packaged in a vinyl zipper travel bag. Take them with you or gift them to someone.
Colorescience Holiday Gift Set ($65): This limited edition gift set is your go-to essential for lips & lashes this holiday season. The set includes two Colorescience favorites, Sunforgettable Lip Shine SPF 35 in Rose and Mascara, in a stylish gold bag with imprinted Colorescience logo on the inside. This exclusive gift set is FREE with any purchase $125+.
Old Factory Candles ($25/pack): These hand-poured natural soy wax candles come in gift packs of 3 fragrance-themed candles. Each of which burns clean for over 20 hours. Old Factory Candles have amazing scents and the fragrance themes are specifically curated to compliment one another so that you can burn all at one time.
Weleda Body Lotion Starter Kit ($13.50): The Body Lotion Starter Kit is a convenient way to sample each indulgent body lotion; they are perfect for traveling or for that unexpected guest.
Harney & Sons Hot CinnamonSpice ($30): This delectable set is brimming with cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. It’s a perfect present for the tea-lover in your life or a go-to kit for cozy cold-weather hostessing. It includes four delicious, cinnamon-infused teas from the New York City tea house, plus a tin of sweetly spiced hard candies. Includes: 45 Tea Sachets, 20 Teabags, Tin of Hard Candies.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!
- Ame & Lulu - Ame & Lulu are gearing up for the holidays and will be celebrating Cyber Monday stylishly with 30% off site wide on December 1st with code CYBER!
- Birchbox: Black Friday – Subscription and Full-Size Product Steals - Subscriptions: Get a free Birchbox for every $60 you spend on subscriptions! Code: BOXME -Ends: November 30 11:59PM. Cyber Monday – Extra Points ($$!) in the Birchbox Online Shop.
- Colorescience - Experience makeup that does more with a buy more, save more Colorescience special! Buy $75 and get $10 off, buy $100 and get $20 off, and buy $200 get $50 off. Enter code: Discount is automatic Offer available: 11/27 – 12/2
- Weleda - Nourish your skin and soul with 30% off all products. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal. Enter Code: Discount is automatic. Offer Available: 11/28 – 12/1.
- Vichy - Stress less and avoid lines (in-store and on your face), receive 15%, 25%, 35% off your purchase of $35, $75, $125 or more on Black Friday or $10 off your entire order off $55 or over and 3 deluxe samples on Cyber Monday. Black Friday Code: NOIR14 Offer Available: 11/26-11/30. Cyber Monday Code: CYBER14 Offer Available: 12/1-12/5.
- First Aid Beauty - Turbo charge your holiday shopping with this FAB-ulous deal: get 30% off purchases on FirstAidBeauty.com and free shipping on all orders. Code: CYBERMONDAY Offer available: Cyber Monday.
- Hydroxatone - Let your skin rejoice, Hydroxatone products will be 30% off on Black Friday and 40% off Cyber Monday on orders over $50 Code: Discount is automatic. Offer Available: Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
- Cosmedix - Enhance skin this holiday with 20% off site wide on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and free shipping on orders $50 or more. Code: BFCOS14 Offer Available: Black Friday. Code: CMCOS14 Offer Available: Cyber Monday.
- NuFACE - Lift your spirits and your jawline with 20% Off the NuFACE Trinity + ELE Gift Set OR 20% Off NuFACE Trinity + Trinity Wrinkle Reducer Gift Set on Black Friday and 20% off the White or Pink Trinity devices on Cyber Monday. Code: BLACKFRIDAY Offer Available: Black Friday. Code: CYBERMONDAY Offer Available: Cyber Monday.
- RapidLash - Boost the appearance of lashes, brows and hair for the holidays with 40% off RapidLash, RapidBrow and RapidHair on Cyber Monday. Code: Discount is automatic. Offer Available: Cyber Monday.
- Red Carpet Manicure - Get Red Carpet worthy nails with 50% off site wide, including gel polish, lacquers, gel polish kits and must-have items! Code: Discount is automatic. Offer Available: 11/28/14 – 12/1/14.
- Keranique - Get the hair you deserve for the holiday season and beyond with 30% off orders of $50 or more on Black Friday and 40% off orders of $50 or more on Cyber Monday! Code: BLACKFRIDAY30 - Offer Available: Black Friday. Code: CYBERMONDAY40 - Offer Available: Cyber Monday.
- Old Factory Candles - FREE Shipping on orders over $35.