Whew, dodged that bullet! The Black Friday bullet of splurge-mania, that is. The pressure to buy massive amounts of cosmetics and skincare that you may or may not need is incredibly overwhelming during Black Friday weekend, don’t you think? What really makes me merry this time of year is not the sales, it’s the makeup palettes and value sets that hit the shelves. Oh, yessss. These, my persnickety Beauty Superfans, are where the splurges make sense. Holiday gift collections not only make rad gifts for the other beauty addicts in your life, but also make stocking up on your faves while exploring new looks, hues and aromas a beautiful thing.
Let’s take a virtual stroll down the aisles of Ulta Beauty, and I’ll show you just what I mean…
Smashbox Art. Love. Color. Lips Set, $20 ($80 value). Smile and say pretty please! Women of sophistication should have a lip gloss for every mood (it’s written in the beauty handbook, right?) and this set of five travel-sized shades hits the beauty spot! The vivid packaging created by painter Yago Hortal makes this a delightful gift.
Lorac Unzipped GOLD Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette, $42 ($200 value). Out with the old, in with the gold! This gorgeous palette of 10 ultra-rich, shimmering shades puts those trendy nude palettes to shame. I’ll take two, please!
Benefit Cosmetics Real Cheeky Party Holiday Blush Palette, $42 ($116 value). Contour and blend to play up your cheeks with this fun set of blushes, a bronzer and highlighter. Finish off the look with Lash Hugging Gel Eye Liner and They’re Real mascara yet (which if you haven’t tried yet, be prepared to love)!
Julep #Coveted 12-PC Nail Color Minis, $48 ($84 value). So much pretty. Julep’s top-selling nail colors are packaged in a beautiful box designed by French artist Camille Rousseau. It’s so right, it’s wrong not to get three.
Bliss A-Bright Face, $49 ($95 value). This value kit is a keeper! The Fabulous Foaming Face Wash is … well, fabulous. The Incredi-Peel is … well, incredible. And the Triple O2 + C Cream will quickly become your best friend. Plus, one needs a clean and glowing complexion for all this pretty makeup, right?
IT Brushes for Ulta, $58 ($130 value). I am a huge IT Cosmetics fan (read why) and their brushes are exquisite. These five brushes are all you need to create a pretty face, and the bonus storage case keeps brushes dust bunny-free and travel-friendly.
There’s lots more to explore at Ulta Beauty so hop on over to ulta.com for more. Shop on, my Beauty Superfans and happy holidays!