17 November 2014

My Christmas Gift Guide for Her Makeup Under $100

This was such a fun post to put together. I was definitely in my element when I scoured through websites to find these gorgeous makeup products/sets. I nearly had to put my credit card in a container of water to freeze so I can't spend any more money. Thankfully, I managed to exercise some self constraint and didn't spend a cent during the makings of this post! I definitely deserve a pat on the back... and perhaps a shopping spree treat? Yes, I know I have a problem.

1. NARS Digital World Set - AUD$65 / USD$49
A NARS gift set containing five travel-friendly lip pencils in Cruella, Iberico, Yu, Decanso and Torres del Paine.

2. NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette - USD$65
Oops just realised that this is available only in the states (as far as I know). It's a limited edition cheek palette containing Laguna Bronzing Powder, Deep Throat Blush, Miss Liberty Highlighing Blush, Sex Fantasy and Final Cut.

3. Stila Sparkling Rose Set - AUD$68
This is currently unavailable online, but it should be available for purchase at your local Mecca store. This set contains Golden Topaz eyeshadow (shimmery rose), deluxe sized lip glaze in Kaleidoscope (sparkling rose gold), convertible colour lip and cheek cream in Lillium (rosy peach pink), and a BaubleBar bracelet packaged in a gorgeous rose gold bag.

4. Lancome Hypnose Mascara Gift Set - AUD$54
As you may already be able to tell if you have read my Lancome collection post (read here) that I am a HUGE fan of their mascaras. So it's a no brainer that this appeals to me a whole lot. This set contains a full sized Hypnose mascara in 01 Noir Hypnotic, and deluxe sample sizes of Hypnose Doll Eyes in 01 So Black!, Hypnose Drama in 01 Excessive Black, and Hypnose Star in 01 Noir Midnight.

5. Too Faced Everything Nice Set - AUD$74 / USD$56
A full face palette which contains two bronzers, two blushes, a whopping 20 eyeshadows, a deluxe sized Better Than Sex mascara, 3 brushes, and a pink glitter bag.

6. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Mascara Set - AUD$57
I have been using the Touche Eclat in my everyday makeup routine, and it's absolutely amazing at brightening up the under eye area to make one look so much more awake. This set contains the Touche Eclat No2 and a deluxe sample size of the Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll mascara.

7. NARS And God Created Woman Part 2 - AUD$79
An eyeshadow palette with 6 neutral shades in Bellissima II, Kalahari, Night Clubbing, Alhambra I, Galapagos, and Coconut Grove, This set also contains a mini pro-prime smudge proof eyeshadow base, and a #42 wide contour eye shadow brush.
8. Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette - AUD$76 / USD$58
Hourglass blushes are to die for! I have two blushes and love them both to bits! This palette contains three shades - Luminous Flush (champagne rose), Incandescent Electra (cool peach), and Mood Exposure (soft plum).

9. Lancome Lip Lover 3 Piece Gift Set - AUD$45 / USD$38
Three gorgeous long wearing glosses (supposedly meant to last 8 hours) in Framboise Etoile, Lip Lover and Rose Attape-Coeur. 

10. Benefit Sexy & Scrumptious - AUD$79
A fantastic kit containing the CORALista blush, they're real mascara (mini), high beam (mini), posietint lip & cheek stain (2.5ml), ultra plush lip gloss mini in fauxmance, and an eyeshadow palette with five shades and a brush.

Those are my picks for fantastic makeup gifts for her. What's on your wishlist?
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  1. Ahhh this guide is perfect! I'm like fangirling over the Benefit Sexy and Srumptious Kit! Their packaging is always on point and it's such an adorable Christmas gift set! The Hourglass Ambient blush palette is also on my wishlist currently!! Another thing that's on my wishlist at the moment is the Lorac Mega Pro Palette (even though it's not a christmas gift set hehe!) Thanks for sharing these!


  2. Ohh I would love to be gifted The Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette and NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette~ ^ - ^


  3. Sooo many things I'm lusting after! I've been wanting that Nars set for AGES!

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  4. You're a good woman for not buying anything while doing this post! Incidentally, you may have picked a number of items on my wishlist this year! Good taste!

  5. This is a great guide. I already have two products from the list, but I'm hoping to get some Charlotte Tilbury from Santa this year ;)


  6. Perfect picks! Benefit always do the best gift sets I find :)

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

  7. Thanks Emma! I love the look of their advent calendar, but it's sooo expensive!

  8. Thanks Nadja! I've heard so many great things about Charlotte Tilbury! I need to save up and find out what all the fuss is about.

  9. Which Nars set? The And God Created Woman Part 2?

  10. I just purchased the hourglass palette!! So excited to get it. I'm hoping the husband reads this blog post lol

  11. Thanks Fifi! I've got the LORAC Mega Pro Palette and it's amazing! I was contemplating adding it to my gift guide, but I didn't because it's just so hard to get a hold of!

  12. Whoops! YES! Can you tell my eyes were instantly drawn to that :P

  13. I want them all! :P

    Out of these, I only have the ambient blush palette. I really want the NARS sets, though I think the lip pencils might be a bit too drying for me. Like you, I am addicted to Lancome mascaras, so that's top of my wishlist! I just bought a Drama set from Sephora though, together with LashStash, so might have to sit this out. The Too Faced set is stunning!

    I just bought the Tarte Kiss and Belle set which I LOVEEEE!