NARS make great blushes and Deep Throat ($26.00) is no exception. It’s sure to flatter every skintone and appropriate for all ages (except for the risqué name). You can’t go wrong with this shade! Available from NARS and Sephora.
Urban Decay Primer Potion is a cult favorite that’s now available in 4 shades ranging from sheer to matte to shimmery. This Little Sins set ($29.00) is a great way to try all of them. Exclusive to Sephora.
Korres makes lovely natural products and their sets are always a steal! This Sugar Plums set contains a plum lip gloss, lip butter, and eyeshadow for only $29.50. Again, these are shades that would be flattering on most women. Even though they look a bit scary in the packaging, they’re sheer and wearable. Available from Korres.
For the first time ever Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is offering gift sets for the holidays. I just got my OCC Lip Tars in the mail and they’re amazing, definitely a must-have for aspiring makeup artists. Normally each tube costs $12.50 but in the set you’ll get 5 for $47.50 – a savings of $15.00. The Top 5 Set contains Hush, Memento, Anime, Grandma, and NSFW.
And the Mix Master Set includes Stalker, Traffic, Rx, Tarred, and Feathered. Available from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.
The Lady & Her Tricks Buff & Line Brush Set from MAC ($49.50) slides in just under the cutoff and contains a 209SE, 219SE, 252SE, 168SE, and 187SE. This is a great kit that could be used for everything from foundation to eyeliner. And you get the cute tartan bag! Not my choice for everyday, but these are the best travel brushes I’ve found. Available from MAC.