This post is sponsored by Macy’s and ShopStyle.
I love giving gifts. And I love makeup. And this time of year, I always look forward to all of the new beauty coming out for the holidays. There’s always a ton of fun new products in festive packaging, some tried-and-true favorites at a special value, and, my personal favorite, makeup sets that are perfect for gifting or adding to your own collection. (I love making my gifts go further by breaking some of the sets up to use for small gifts or stocking stuffers.) This year, Macy’s has a ton of gifts that are perfect for the beauty-lover in your life. So, whether that’s you or you’re shopping for your bestie, there’s no shortage of gifts to choose from. Here are some of our favorites:
Gift Ideas For The Makeup-Lover From Macy’s
For The Future Makeup Artist
Too Faced 4-Pc. Let It Snow, Girl! Palette Set, $49 ($165 value)
This is a makeup-lover’s DREAM gift. This is SUCH an amazing value, and I love the colors, the packaging, the everything about this set. In it, there’s an eyeshadow palette with 19 colors ranging from neutral and matte to bold and glittery–enough options to create a ton of daytime and nighttime looks. The names are the best, too (like Treat Yo’ Elf, Gimme Cookies and Slay Bells, to name a few). There’s also a palette of four blush colors, a palette with a bronzer and highlighter, and a travel-size mascara (the best-selling Better Than Sex mascara that I use for almost all my brides). This kit is actually perfect for travel because of the soft, compact packaging.
For The One Who’s All About The Eyes
Tarte 4-Pc. Chrome For The Holidays Chrome Paint Shadow Set, $24 ($48 value)
These are really fun to wear and easy to apply–I just used my finger. You can layer them together or wear them on their own (apply them wet for a more intense look). I’m wearing a combination of all four colors in these photos and I love the warmth of them. These would make great little gifts or stocking stuffers!
For The Lipstick-Lover
Get five travel-sized shades of Smashbox’s best-selling liquid lipstick for about the price of one full-size. I’ve loved this formula for years (it feels lightweight on) and one of my long-time favorite shades, Vino Noir, is included. It’s the burgundy I’m wearing in these photos, and it’s perfect for the holidays. I love the metallic finish. There’s also a classic red, nude and mauve color, as well as a plum that has the same metallic finish that Vino Noir does. Buy a set and use for little gifts or easy stocking stuffers.
For The One Who Needs Help Coordinating Colors
Tarte 3-Pc. 9 Ways To Shine Cheek Wardrobe Set, $35 ($171 value)
This is probably my favorite of the bunch. I’ve been a long-time fan of Tarte’s blush, and this “cheek wardrobe” has three different combinations of coordinating colors of blush, bronzer and highlighter. It makes it easy to know which ones go together, and they’re the perfect size for packing. The packaging is genius (the top flips up and the bottom swings out) and all of the colors are really pretty.
For The Liner-Lover
Tarte 3-Pc. Party Of 3 Tarteist Eyeliner Set, $20 ($36 value)
These eyeliners are awesome. They’re easy to use and stay ALL day long. I love the fact that this set has classic black and brown, and a really pretty burgundy color that’s perfect for the holidays (especially on green eyes). These liners are dual-ended; one side is a liquid and the other is a gel. The liquid side is perfect for creating a thicker winged line on top of your lashes and the gel is great for a more subtle look along your top or bottom lashes.
For The One Who Loves All The Shimmer
I love this shimmer! The packaging is fun and festive, and yes, it really does smell like gingerbread . . . or some kind of sugary treat. (It tastes sweet too). The shimmer is a really pretty bronzey-gold color on skin and the puff is a fun way to apply it. But, if you’re planning on getting it for a younger person or family member, you might want to take off the label that says “fun to put on, even more fun to kiss off.” Just FYI.
For EVERYONE Who Wears Makeup
Urban Decay 2-Pc Full Size All Nighter Setting Spray Set, $42 ($66 value)
This is a great gift: you can even keep one and give one to someone else. People are always asking me how I get makeup to stay on so long–this is it. I use this spray on all my brides and bridesmaids, including myself on my wedding day. It was super hot and humid, and my makeup stayed on all day and all night (throughout lots–and lots–of dancing). If nothing else, get this for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
Shop My Favorite Holiday Gift Sets From Macy’s
Macy’s 10 Days Of Glam
Macy’s is having a 10 Days of Glam Promotion that runs from Oct 22-31 featuring deals on some of their best beauty. Here are my picks for each day! (Oct 29 and 30 are MUST-SHOP days, IMO!!)
Oct 22: 50% off bareMinerals Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
Oct 23: 50% off Tarteist™ Pro Glow & Blush Cheek Palette
Oct 24: 50% off philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash
Oct 25: 50% off Two Faced Bronzers
Oct 28: 50% off Smashbox L.A. Cover Shot Eye Palette ($147 value for $22.50!)
Oct 31: 50% off Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
A huge thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post! I love all things makeup and holidays, so this one was especially fun to do. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It does not go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated!