If you got a Sephora gift card for Christmas and are stumped on how to best spend it, um, can we talk? I’ll help you spend it faster than you can say Make Up For Ever. I broke down what will maximize your gift card balance and have you strolling out of Sephora high-fiving yourself. See the full piece over at Divine Caroline.
1. Urban Decay Flushed Palette, $30
Basically 3 products in one! Everything you need to create a beautifully-contoured cheek.
2. Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Palette, $49
I’ve been so impressed with this brand’s palettes. They always give the perfect amount and range of color. Oh, and can we please talk about how awesome this packaging is? Some of the cutest I’ve seen and the whole thing smells like delicious Cocoa Puffs and you’ll be coocoo for them.
3. Sephora Tools of the Trade Brush Set, $62
Brushes are an investment and if taken care of, will last for years. This set is great for travel and the brush roll is just as high-quality as the brushes themselves.
4. Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars, $18
Oh Lip Tars, how I love thee. The color you see in the tube is precisely the color you get on your lips. These are, by far, the most pigmented lip products out there made by an amazing, cruelty-free company.
5. Stila Artist Essential Set, $59
Chock full of goodies for $59 I tell ya. The shadows give tons of range, the crease brush is an awesome addition, I love the convertible colors from Stila and the eye liner and lip product last into eternity.
6. Smashbox Full Exposure, $49
This palette is great in that it has a whole row of matte shades and their shimmery equivalents. It’s no Naked palette, but those are all sold out anyways!
7. Too Faced Beauty Blogger Darlings, $20
The perfect, economical way to check out Too Faced’s best products. You’ll dig that bronzer. I just know it.
8. bareMinerals Beauty in Bloom Set, $36
Such a great price for lots of products! They are all universally-flattering and would actually be perfect for a young girl just beginning to experiment with makeup.
1. Algenist The Anti-Wrinkle Collection, $52
Algenist is seriously the coolest. Look them up. This is an awesome value for the products you’re getting.
2. Sephora Super Nourishing Lip Balm, $5
Non-sticky, non-waxy, nice-smelling lip balm that makes an excellent lip primer. Oh and hello? It’s 5 dollars.
3. Soap & Glory, Good Butter Best Trio, $15
You need lots of butter in your life this time of year. All 3 smell lovely and relieve your winter-worn skin.
4. Nude Skincare Essential Skin Radiance Kit, $52
I love the Nude ProGenius Oil so much and the rest of the line is just as great. The moisturizer is super luxurious and the cleanser can be used on both eyes and face. Like the Algenist set, another great value for the money.