Gift Guide: Beauty Queen

The holiday season has officially begun. Cue the holiday car commercials, bizarre holiday songs & gift guides! With my time off for Thanksgiving (plus anticipation of procrastinating studying for finals) there’s been lots of time to put together lots of gift guides for the next two weeks.

First up: gifts for the makeup-obsessed, Sephora VIB friend. Inspired by my summer roommate B and multiple Sephora & Ulta trips! Bonus: they’re all under $50!
Stila Color Me Glossy Lip Glaze Set ($28) | You can gift this as an entire set or split it into three different gifts! Every girl could use some new lip gloss for her stash and this Stila set is a great combination of colors.

Urban Decay Naked Basics ($27) | This is the perfect solution to wanting to buy an Urban Decay Naked Palette and not wanting to completely bust your budget! I bought this palette over the summer and I use it every single day. The pigment of colors is fantastic and it provides some essential neutrals to craft a basic, everyday eye look.

Sigma Basic Eyes Kit ($69) | This is the only item over $50 in this post – and for good reason! Good brushes are an essential basic item. Too far out of budget? Try gifting just one or two! It will allow the recipient to start building a set of high quality brushes.

Clinique Chubby Stick in Coral ($17) | Hello gorgeous lip color on the go without messy gloss! I absolutely love these cubby sticks (and have quite a few friends that swear by them!). They provide the perfect amount of color without any mess or blotting required.

Lorac Pro Palette ($42) | B bought this a few weeks ago and is completely obsessed with it! This offers a great range of colors and is a great bang for your buck. High quality shadow with enough colors you can use it for any occasion.

Julep Extraordinary Color Kit ($27) | This little nail polish kit was too cute to leave out. Four party ready colors plus a top coat? I’m sold. This would be a great gift for almost anyone!

Stila Holiday Essentials Kit ($19) | Liquid eyeliner for the perfect cat eye, red gloss for the party-ready pout and a neutral shimmer eyeshadow to balance it all out? This kit is seriously the essentials when it comes to holiday parties! Read: signature look. Now, to perfect my cat eye…

NARS Orgasm Blush ($29) | You really can’t go wrong with the classic orgasm that looks good on absolutely everyone! This would be a great gift for someone that is just starting their makeup collection – no guess work about what color will look good!
Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain ($34) | I should count the number of times I’ve used “messy gloss” in this post, so now you’re probably wondering why there’s a lip gloss? I tried this on the last time I was at Sephora and swooned over the perfect color and consistency! This is a lot more of a stain than a gloss. This falls under the luxury I wouldn’t buy myself normally but perfect for a gift category.

Urban Decay Black Market Pencil Set ($36) | I love UD pencil liners. They are the perfect consistency and the color lasts all day (and night). This is a great set of six perfect colors for any occasion!

Happy Shopping!

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