What in the world is going on? It's not even Halloween yet, and already Christmas merchandise is creeping into retail stores. The economy is in the toilet and people are panicking about money. Consumer sales are down, so retailers are trying to push the holiday seasons up...so we'll spend more money than we planned, no doubt.
If you're starting to make your holiday wish list or if you're already starting your holiday shopping, here are some beauty treats to add to your list from the beauty gurus at Sephora:
SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES
From brilliantly bold to barely there, monochromatic shades of purple reign during the holidays. A pinky pout will keep the look sweet, while smoldering violet eyes will amp up sex appeal for those stolen moments under the mistletoe.
Korres’ Sugar Plums Limited Edition Kit has arrived just in time for the party season. With a plum lip butter, a plum cherry lip gloss, and a plum sunflower and evening primrose shimmering eyeshadow, this kit creates any look for a girls night out from dark gothic to a subdued sophisticated palette.
Not strictly limited to lips and lids, lashes come out and play in this passionate color story, flaunting hints of the hue. Benefit’s Bad Gal Plum Mascara thickens and lengthens your lashes with this beloved color and “BAD-itude”.
THE GLITTERATI HAS ARRIVED
Killer heels and fab frocks aren’t your only arsenal for resembling the glitterati. Now you have metallic shades with glitters galore that will instantly take your look from zero to 100, especially when sported all over.
The key to this look starts with bareMinerals Extreme Glimmers, a five-piece collection that contains three new high-impact, extreme glimmers that can be worn together or alone, a new customized Extreme Glimmers Brush for expert application, and a starter size bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer.
For a sparkly lash line to match you sparkling lids, turn to Sephora’s Electro Liners that are micro-infused with glitter. Our favorites for this season are Mauve Electro (matte plum), Electro Night (metallic midnight blue) and Metal Electro (metal dark grey) because they’ll have you ready to party in sync with the latest color trends.
To seal the deal on this scintillating look, opt for Kat Von D for Sephora’s Lightning Lip Gloss. With 11 glitzy shades to choose from, this lip gloss adds dimension to your pucker with a sparkle-inflected sheer gloss. Designed by the star of TLC’s LA Ink, Kat Von D, the gloss works on top of lip color or on its own and brings an edgy glamour to your face.
If you’re in search of something less flashy, we have an alternate method of shining. Dior’s Black Diamond Diamond-Effect Powder for Face and Décolleté is the perfect amount of shimmer for any woman that loves to indulge in luxury. Cased in a Dior-logo engraved compact with crystal-shaped gems, this finishing powder illuminates the complexion with an exclusive formula that features an intense concentration of mother-of-pearls. Sweep your face and décolleté with this powder to create an instant festive glow.
Even if you aren’t vacationing in any place exotic this season, you can still smell as if you did. TOCCA Beauty’s Brigitte is their latest fragrance inspired by screen siren and icon Brigitte Bardot. The perfume takes you to a scene of breezy bike-riding in the south of France filled with the intoxicating scent of the spice market in Marseille. With top notes of ginger, rhubarb papaya, middle notes of Moroccan rose, iris and saffron, and bottom notes of sandalwood and musk, Brigitte evokes images of baskets filled with rose petals and of course, the beauty herself.
I'll be updating you with more holiday-list worthy beauty products each week. I can't believe I'm already thinking about this!