Kandigloss MAKEUP Christmas Gift Guide

This week I’ll be doing posts showing you my favourite Makeup, Beauty and Brush Sets for Christmas which I’ll do in separate posts, so plenty of inspiration for when you go shopping 🙂

I love when makeup brands bring out their latest Christmas collections, there really can be some great savings to be made (that’s how you can justify them as a little pressie to yourself! 😉 ).  Or if you’re feeling generous and looking for a fab gift for a makeup lover in your life whether it’s a Mother, sister, friend or girlfriend, you really can’t go wrong with these Christmas sets from some of the big cosmetic brands:

Stila Colour Me Pretty Lip & Cheek Palette €25 – Harvey Nichols Dundrum

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This is a such a useful multipurpose palette! It contains 5 of Stila’s fabulous Convertible Colours which can be used as a cream blush as well as a lipstick.  This palette includes the well known & loved Kitten which makes an amazing highlighter.  I love the fact that these can be used on the lips and cheeks and for that reason it’s a very versatile palette that you’ll get a lot of use out of and it’s so compact you can carry it with you for touch ups.

Smashbox Wonder Vision Lipgloss Set €25 – selected Boots stores

Smashbox Wondervision Lipgloss Set

This gorgeous set comes with 5 lipglosses in flattering colours that will suit any makeup look.  I love Smashbox lipglosses, they last really well so you can’t go wrong with this set.

Urban Decay Vice Palette €48 – House of Fraser Dundrum

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This has every colour you could possibly need, and some really out there colours that you might not normally try so it’s a great palette for stepping out of your comfort zone and doing a bit of experimenting.  Great for teens or budding makeup artists. 🙂

Bare Minerals Ready to Go Perfection Complexion Palette €45 – BT2

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This ingenious little palette has a Bare Minerals Foundation Powder, Mineral Veil, Bronzer, Highlighter and Concealer as well as a little double ended brush to apply all.  It comes in a little zip up compact case that you can easily carry round with you.  Perfect for keeping at your desk at work to top up during the day or do a few little adjustments if you’re going out.  If you’ve never tried Bare Minerals this is a great little starter kit.  The brush in this set is really good quality too.

MAC Nocturnal Holiday Sets – from €35 Brown Thomas, Grafton St. & Dundrum & MAC Henry St.

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These are so gorgeous!  They are on my wishlist every single year and as a makeup artist I always try to stock up as these are great to have in your kit for Christmas looks and they often have colours that are limited edition and not available normally.  You just can’t go wrong with these, there are also eyeshadow palettes and brush sets as well as mixed makeup sets so something for everyone, novice or pro.  The above are my faves.  Be quick though, as these sell out fast!

Bobbi Brown Twilight Pink Lip & Eye Palette – €67.50 House of Fraser Dundrum & Brown Thomas Grafton St

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How stunning is this palette?! It comes with 10 eyeshadows and 4 lipsticks which are flattering to all colourings and ages.  It also has two little mini brushes that are good for applying on the go.  This is the kind of pressie that your mother would love. 🙂

Benefit Groovy Kinda Love Set €39.50

Benefit Groovy Kinda Love

This fab little set contains some of Benefits best selling makeup including The Pore-fessional Primer, Benetint, “They’re Real” Mascara as well as 4 eyeshadows and a blush/highlighter so everything you need to look amazing basically!  They have loads of little sets to choose from and they are all equally as gorgeous.

And that’s your lot for Makeup!  Hope it’s given you a few ideas.  Next is fab Beauty Sets so make sure you pop back to check that out 🙂

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