It’s the week of Thanksgiving! Which means the holidays are officially here! Which means… it’s time to get to shopping and gift giving! I’m hoping to be a resource to y’all as readers in regards to gifting as I know it can be so overwhelming! I wanted to start today with sharing more about the Beautycounter Holiday 2017 Collection and highlight the items I think are totally gift worthy!
This is my first Holiday season as a Beautcounter consultant, which is not only exciting, but also gives me a fairly non-bias view walking into it! When I first heard they launch specific holiday collections, I really didn’t know what to expect. So often beauty brands come up with holiday-specific gift sets that include sample-sized products, strange color options, packaging that has snowflakes on it….. you get the picture. And honestly, so many of those sets really don’t appeal to me post-Christmas. But I’m excited to share that Beautycounter has really knocked it out of the park with so many of their Holiday-specific products in their 2017 line! I wanted to walk you through what I personally think is gift worthy – for your friends and family AND yourself!
What I purchased for myself pre-Christmas (because yes, it’s that good):
Color Intense Lip Set (Restocking 12/6)
I’m a lipstick lady, and if you’ve ever read a beauty blog post of mine you’re well aware of that! Ha! While I absolutely love Beautycounter’s Lip Sheers, I definitely crave a little more pigmented color at times… especially this time of year! When I saw that Beautycounter was coming out with this set, I knew it was a ‘need’. I love how the colors will work will all skin tones and there’s not one that I don’t love. I also can’t get over the touch of peppermint taste! Traditional lipsticks on the market are filled with harsh metallic ingredients which in turn makes them have that lead-like taste and smell. Well, not this set! With natural peppermint oil, these have a fresh taste and stay put throughout the day! I’ve eaten full meals while wearing these and barely had to touch up my color afterwards. They come in a darling little gifting tin, but I really appreciate that the packaging remains true to the regular lip sheers. I’m so excited about these and will be wearing them year round!
This palette is really the prize winner in my eyes (pun intended) of the entire collection! I’ve been resisting purchasing Beautycounter eyeshadows because I like pigmented, high performing palettes with a lot of nude-family color options. SO, basically they read my mind and created my dream palette! Let’s first address the price. Yes, it’s spendy. BUT…. I truly think this is the only eyeshadow palette I will ever use for the next 2 YEARS. I’m serious. This baby is sticking with me until I run out or it expires! If you were to break down cost per use, I say it’s 100% worth it. This palette is perfect for so many: if you’re a makeup guru, if you want a cleaner ingredient option (without talc and harsh metals), if you have sensitive eyes and hate traditional shadows that sting and make your eyes water, if you’re newer to makeup and want to have a great base to get your eyeshadow game going… everyone can benefit! It even comes with a little panthlete that has shadow tutorials/combos which is SO fun to gain inspiration from! I’m hoping to attempt a few tutorials on here with it this Holiday season… so stay tuned! 🙂
What I haven’t purchased, but am asking for from Santa:
The peppermint taste and scent with the new lipsticks has left me craving more! Though I’ve not yet purchased a lip gloss from Beautycounter yet, it’s been on my never-ending wishlist! I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the glosses, and I love that this trio has new colors, peppermint scented, and is a little deal to boot! The photo above is the ‘nudes’ version, but they also have a pink trio as well! I’m torn on which to specifically ask Santa for… because they both look so pretty! Which would you choose – pinks or nudes?!
Highlighting is really all the rage in terms of beauty trends these days, and you know I’m on that train! However, the highlighter I loved was rated a ‘9’ on levels of toxicity on EWG, so I’ve been hoping to find a far safer option. I LOVE that Beautycounter launched these for the Holiday season! I have raved about the Color Pinch Cream Blushers, which is a similar concept in terms of product packaging and application, so I have faith that I would absolutely love this set as well!
Good makeup brushes are a necessity to getting your makeup to look top-notch, but they’re often not something we immediately gravitate to splurge on. That’s what makes this set such a good gift! I own this foundation brush, and I’m very impressed… so I’d love to add to the collection with these! If you’re in desperate need to replace or start from scratch with makeup brushes, I truly think this option is a keeper!
This might be my favorite gift idea option in the collection! Face masks always feel so fun, indulgent, and like a pampering spa-like experience but in your own cozies at home! I love that this set allows you to try all 3 of Beautycounter’s Face Masks and comes with a nifty brush to apply them! Having all 3 options also allows for multi-masking (wearing all 3 at the same time but breaking them up per different areas of the face), which is so great to give your skin exactly what it needs in each little section! This set is perfect for anyone (makeup junkie or not) and I really hope Santa brings me this in my stocking!
Those are all my top picks from the collection! There are lots and lots of other goodies that I’d also recommend, but these are really the true winners that stand out to me personally. And here’s some sad truth: I would have featured some other sets from the collection… but they’re already sold out! Yes, it’s not even December. However, let that be evidence that this collection is truly SO good and worth snatching up QUICK!
If you have any questions at all while shopping through, I’d love to help! Let me know! And if you’re thinking about doing some serious Christmas shopping this coming weekend for Black Friday & Cyber Monday… STAY TUNED. There will be tricks up the Beautycounter sleeve!
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Hope y’all are having a great Thanksgiving week so far!