I absolutely believe, that it IS better, and FEELS better, to give than to receive this time of year.
However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to having a serious issue that when I go to buy a beauty gift for a friend, I always want to buy myself one too!!
I know what you’re thinking, beauty bloggers get their fair share of beauty products sent to them year round! But that doesn’t mean I still wouldn’t be thrilled to find out family, friends, hubby, or Santa, brought me some new makeup palettes and lipsticks Christmas morning!!
Since one of my very favorite and frequented stores is Ulta Beauty (because they have drugstore + prestige brands all in one spot!) I figured I’d share some of my top picks for a Christmas wish list. And I’m keeping them all at under $30 because let’s be real, we have lots of people to buy for this year and those items add up!!
So check out this makeup artist/mom/beauty bloggers top picks for awesome beauty stuff to end up under the tree this year if you need last minute ideas for that special beauty buff in your life! (and no, this is NOT a sponsored post by Ulta. I just truly love to spend hours in there:))
#1. Color Riche La Palette, $16.99. Now even though this is pink based shades, these palettes also come in reds, nudes, and plums! L’Oreal’s lip palettes give you multi-finishes and multi-shades of each category with 8 options. A lip lovers dream with so many choices, for so little moolah!
#2. Tartan + Twine, Basics Word Just A Girl Who Loves Makeup Organizer, $12. The quote on the bag is the reason I love this. That is all. I’d totally carry this in my purse.
#3. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Set of 2, $10.99. If you know your beauty friend loves to wear foundation, then she needs these sponges. They are my favorite!!! It’s a 3 in 1 multi functional sponge that works for large areas of the face and smaller edges for contouring around the eyes and nose. You can never own too many.
#4. Peter Thomas Roth Mask Sampler Kit, $29.99. Who doesn’t love a good face mask?? I find that lots of women want to relax and wear a face mask but sometimes don’t treat themselves to them because it seems like a luxury – me included. This kit includes six of Peter Thomas Roth’s most popular masks to detoxify, repair, hydrate, and polish skin. Cucumber Gel, Rose Stem, Pumpkin Enzyme, 24K Gold, Irish Moor Mud Purifying, and Blue Marine Algae do all of this!
#5. It Brushes for Ulta, Your Face & Eye Essentials Mini 5 Pc Travel Brush Set, $30. Y’all know I’m a huge It cosmetics fan so this is HUGE they’re offering brushes at this prices! It’s an $80 value and only available at Ulta. It’s got your essentials – complexion brush, shadow brush, a crease and smudger brush, and an angled brow brush.
#6. TARTE Lights Camera Action Mascara, $21. Clinically proven to increase lashes by 330%, this cutely packaged mascara is a real winner! This 4 in 1 formula helps to lengthen, volumize, condition, and curl with olive esters. It’s called the push up bra for your lashes! Even though I typically buy drugstore mascara, I like to be treated to a pricier one on occasion!
#7. BH COSMETICS Carli Bybel 14 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette, $14.50. This palette has gotten RAVE reviews and the price is amazing!! It was created with popular YouTuber beauty gal Carli Bybel who does some amazing work. This palette helps you dial up the drama to your look with a collection of earthy neutrals and plummy brown shadows with four face highlighters that complement every skin tone. You can’t beat this price for the amount of product you get.
#8. Soap & Glory, The Scrub Of Your Life, $12. Every “body” would love this gift…male and female! This buffer body scrub smooths the entire body from elbows to ankles. It has the signature Soap & Glory Original Pink scent -combines fresh bergamot, mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, and soft musk & amber base note. Its smell is seriously yummy, is very effective, and their packaging is just the cutest.