Prime Beauty Holiday Gift Guide Part One – Beauty


Clockwise from the top:

Benefit I’m Glam…. Therefore I Am (LE) $36 A seven-piece makeup kit that features Benefit’s chic new shades and celebrated bestsellers. This full set of gorgeous essentials makes an exceptionally swank gift. Follow the step-by-step lesson inside for a fabulous flush, glamorous glow, alluring eyes, a flirty wink, and irresistible lips. Available at Benefit boutiques, and Sephora.

This set contains:

  • Girl Meets Pearl (pearly golden pink)
  • Eyeshadow Palette in Pink Fancy (pale pink), Icy Lilac (silvery light mauve), Posh Amethyst (soft plum), Precious Pewter (steel gray)
  • Double-Ended Sponge Applicator
  • Glamming Face Powder with Brush (soft rose/ peachy pink sheen)
  • A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara in black
  • Lip Gloss in Life On The A List (bubble gum pink)
  • Makeup Lesson

Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil Set ($32)A set of five mini Kohl Eye Pencils in a collection of timeless and trendy shades. Laura Mercier’s Mini Kohl Eye Pencil Set provides multiple ways to line, define, and create a sultry, smoky eye. Each Kohl Eye Pencil is specifically formulated for lining the inside of the eyelid and the base of the lashes, while the luxurious texture provides maximum wearability.  I won Brown Copper and Black Turquoise and have  repurchased both multiple times LOVE! Available at Sephora and

This set contains:

  • This mini set contains:
    Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper (coppery brown)
  • Antique Jade (metallic deep green)
  • Black Turquoise (black with turquoise pearl)
  • Black Violet (black purple charcoal)
  • Purple Sapphire (bright eggplant)

WEN Vanilla Mint Cleansing Conditioner LE ($29 for 16 0z) – Chaz Dean is back with another Limited Edition Cleansing Conditioner! This time we’re ringing in the chilly weather with Winter Vanilla Mint, a luxurious Cleansing Conditioner only available December 1 though February 28.  Infused with vanilla extract, wild cherry fruit, goji berry and peppermint oil, this non-lathering cleansing conditioner is formulated to soothe and hydrate hair during the harsh Winter Season. It’s no secret that I adore WEN cleansing conditioner–my hair has NEVER looked so good!

I didn’t think anything could top the fall limited edition WEN Ginger Pumpkin, but wow! At first sniff, the smell of mint is present, then when your get wet, a chocolate scent appears–and not a yucky fake chocolate. To my nose it smells like peppermint hot chocolate. I’m,not sure where the vanilla in the name is derived from LOL! If you want to give the gift of great hair, this is an excellent choice! Available at

Bobbi Brown Ultimate Party Palette LE ($65) – Packed with eight matte, metallic, shimmer, and sparkle eye shadows and four glitter lip glosses, this palette will instantly brighten up any look for a special touch of holiday fun. It also includes a Mini Lip Brush and Mini Eye Shadow Brush so you have everything you need for touch-ups on the go. Available online only at

This set contains:
Metallic Eye Shadows in Navajo, Plum Steel, Antique Gold, Black Topaz
Eye Shadows in Pewter Chrome, Plum Navy 
Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow in Chrome Patina 
Sparkle Eye Shadow in Crushed Granite 
Glitter Lip Glosses in Rave, Soiree Pink, Iced Lilac, Tinsel
Mini Lip Brush & eye shadow brushes

Make Up For Ever Wild and Chic Aqua Eyes Collection ($175) –  A limited-edition collection featuring 10 full-size, bestselling Aqua Creams plus a blending blush brush, all in a chic, black-metal clutch. Available online only at

The set includes:

  •  Aqua Cream in 4 Snow (white pearl shimmer)
  •  13 Warm Beige (champagne shimmer)
  • 16 Pink Beige (pinky beige shimmer)
  • 15 Taupe (taupe brown shimmer)
  • 12 Golden Copper (soft copper shimmer)
  • 11 Gold (yellow gold shimmer)
  • 17 Plum (burgundy plum shimmer)
  • 14 Satin Brown (warm brown shimmer)
  • 2 Steel (silver gray shimmer)
  • 1 Anthracite (silvery charcoal shimmer) plus Brush #5N and a Faux snakeskin clutch.


Le Métier de Beauté Holiday StocKen Stuffers ($35)– Neiman Marcus’ Fashion Director Ken Downing is at it again lending his magic touch to another collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté. This time it’s two stunning sets of four mini-­‐nail lacquers that bring the glitz and glamour to your fingertips. Also included in each set is a one-of-a-kind gold or silver leaf ornament. ornamental leaves.  The delicate Aspen leaves are coated in 24K gold or Fine Silver using an electroplating process that retains the shape and vein patterns of each unique leaf. I hung mine on the tree but after the holidays I’m going to get a long piece of cord or ribbon and wear it as a necklace–it’s magnificent! Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus.

These Holiday StocKen Stuffers are perfect for gift giving–if you can part with them! I couldn’t so here are some swatches of the Merry Metallics set which includes:

  • Plum Puddin’, a rich plum color with multi colored sparkles (my fav)
  • Red-E and Waiting , a sheer red with metallic gold undertones
  • Tarnished Silver, a moonlit platinum
  • Lamé Entertain You, a sheerish soft gold with silver undertones

LMdB Merry Metallics one coat in sunlight


Red-E & Waiting, Lame Entertain You, Tarnished Silver

Plum Puddin’

Are any of these on your wish list? Do tell!

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