I must confess – holiday makeup sets are always so great, I tend to buy them for my friends AND for myself. You get everything you need for party season in super compact elegant kits. My favorites so far:
1. The Steven Klein edition of the NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow Palette ($49). This shadow formula is smooth and silky. I make it a point to pick up every single palette NARS offers in this formula. Pop a primer on your lid, like Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials ($27) in Bare, and swipe the Silver Lavender all over your lid. Line with the magnificent eye liner pencil in black (Via Veneto) that comes in this kit and you are good to go! To smoke it up even more you can line your eyes in the deep Black shadow and use the coppery Plum color in the crease.
2. Laura Mercier Master Class Colour Essentials Eye & Cheek Collection ($125) with matching brush set. All you need for a fabulous makeup kit and options. Includes my favorite neutral eyeshadow combo – Buttercream with Allegro with Quartz. You then line your eyes with Black Ebony Cake Eyeliner and highlight your cheeks with a combination of Winter Bloom and Rich Raspberry. Perfect travel set.
3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit ($80). This gorgeous cheek palette speaks for itself!
4. Nudestix Magnetic Eye Color ($24) eyeshadow sticks – just swipe and you are good to go! Use Angel all over your lid, highlight with Immortal, and you are done! Perfect for your office desk to pop up your eyes for night time.
Stock up for the coming year – I am!!!