It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
I’ve been waiting a long time for this. I try to keep my beauty purchasing pretty minimal during the year so by the time holiday releases come out I can go *in*. This year’s gift guide features versatile, multi-purpose gifts. Maybe you can use it more than one way, maybe it’ll last a long time, but one thing is for sure – whoever gets these items will get some good use out of it.
First up is Quo Cosmetics. Every year Quo releases an array of holiday launches and every year they get better and better. Last year I absolutely swooned over their All That Glitters brush set (which I’ve been using all year), and since then they have launched a bunch of new brushes, so this year’s gift guide features the Must Have Brush Set Roll. This set includes 10 brushes that are cruelty-free and teddy bear soft in a travel-friendly gold roll-up case that’s great for travelling. My fave from this set so far is the blush brush! This year’s gift guide also features the Matte Lip Crayon Set that includes 8 mini lip crayons ranging from neutrals to bold pops of colour and the Fix Me Up! Beauty on the Go kit that includes bobby pins, blotting papers, hair ties, a makeup sponge, tweezers and every other essential you can think of.
For the cautious skincare newbie, try the Veriphy Triple Threat Discovery Kit. This set includes 3 mini bottles of the “Self Absorbed Facial Moisturizer”, the “Power Trip Facial Serum” and the 20/20 Eye Cream”. It’s a great way to try new skincare without committing to a full-sized bottle.
Catrice has setting sprays, and although the photo above only includes a single bottle, I’m sharing this because for the holidays Catrice has a set of 3 mini face sprays, which I think is a great idea. Setting sprays have multiple finishes, and I find that when I buy a full-sized bottle of setting spray, I’m pretty much locked in into whatever finish it gives. But with the Catrice Stars of the Show Setting Spray Trio, you can switch back and forth between anti-shine, multitalent and dewy glow finishes.
7th Heaven is in on the sheet mask game. Unlike regular sheet masks, these masks come in two parts to make for an easier application. The Detox & Replenish Hydrogel Mask aims to minimize your pores and hydrate with charcoal and berries, while the 24K old Firming Sheet Mask maintains the natural skin function and hydrates with amino acids and star anise.
Another appearance for the makeup brushes, but these are from Profusion. The Profusion Magnetix line includes makeup brushes with metal handles and a magnetic plate for the brushes to stand upright on. It’s a different way to store your brushes from the standard cup, and because the magnet is so strong, it’s a great way to dry your brushes after you wash them (shout-out to my pal Madeline from Classically Contemporary for that creative tip).
L’Occitane en Provence’s sets always include a nice arrangement of products. They do a great job of making their sets have a little bit of everything. From the Shea Butter Dreams set with shower gel, hand cream (their hand creams are my absolute fave!), ultra rich cream and lip balm, to the hand-care of the Winter Rescue Kit and the Hand Cream Trio, L’Occitane knows how to do it up for the holidays.