Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Bombshells

If you have a beauty bombshell to buy for this holiday season, I have ten products that will make you her most favorite person ever. I’ve got five picks for cosmetics and five picks for body products, with something for every budget, whether you want to splurge or save. (Items under $50 are marked SAVE, and those over $50 are marked SPLURGE.) (Some items PR samples; affiliate links)

Paula's Choice

Paula’s Choice

1.  Start with the eyes and go for the Paula’s Choice Nude Matte Eyeshadow Palette (SAVE!  $40). This eyeshadow palette is a perfect choice for EVERYONE.  All the shades are matte and they range from light ivory to deep black, each shade a staple that should be in every makeup stash. This palette takes eyes from morning coffee to evening nightcap. Paula’s Choice teamed with Youtube star Wayne Goss to create this slim, chic palette of truly outstanding eyeshadows – I love this palette so much I’m on my second one, and I’ve purchased several to give as gifts.


2.  Give the gift of gorgeous lashes with a GrandeLASH Enhancer System that also comes with a free mirror (SPLURGE! $130)  ure, you could go with just a mascara to help that beauty bombshell create long lashes, but why not go even bigger with this trio from GrandeLASH? This set has a 3 month supply of  GrandeLASH-MD to encourage luscious lashes; GrandeLINER to enhance lashes plus give definition; and GrandeMASCARA for major volume and length. Plus, a beautiful GrandeBLING Mirror will help her admire those gorgeous lashes. Even better, right now you can get 20% OFF Any Holiday Gift Set with the Promo Code HOLIDAY20, which is good until 12/31/15.

Josie Maran Enlightenment Illuminizer

Josie Maran Enlightenment Illuminizer

3.  A great stocking stuffer for that ‘holiday glow’ is the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer (SAVE! $26)  This is a gorgeous luminizer that gives skin a great halo of radiance. It is terrific on its own, and it turns any moisturizer or foundation into an instant illuminizer. The Champagne shade works with all skin colors, giving a healthy glow that any cosmetics aficionado will love. The Argan Oil is a terrific hydration boost for skin, too.

Cover FX

4. The budget-conscious beauty bombshell will really appreciate the Cover-FX Custom Cover Drops (SAVE!  $44), a bottle of concentrated pigment that turns any moisturizer, serum, or primer into a foundation. She can also add a few drops to turn any tinted moisturizer or sheer coverage foundation into full coverage.
 Kismet Liquid Lipsticks
 5.  Put luscious lips under the tree with Kismet Cosmetics The Succulent Collection:  6 Liquid Lipsticks (SPLURGE!  $120). These highly pigmented, creamy, long-lasting lippies are a lip junkies dream. The Succulent Collection has every color needed from neutral nude to burgundy red. They are highly pigmented, creamy, and long-lasting.
Tatcha Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil

Tatcha Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil

6.  She will love the gift of Tatcha Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil (SAVE!  $48) first because of the exquisite packaging.  Then she will really love it because it’s the best – and easiest to use – cleansing oil out there. Just massage this oil into dry skin, then add a tiny bit of warm water for some lather. It rinses off cleanly and leaves absolutely no trace of makeup behind, yet skin is soft and moist. It’s like a Christmas miracle. Right now, Tatcha has a very cool offer for a free cosmetics pouch when you purchase 3 travel size items. Make the Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil one of the three items (my other recs – Classic Rice Enzyme Powder and Soothing Triple Recovery Cream) and you’ll have a gorgeous travel set for that beauty bombshell.

Karin Herzog 7 Creams of the Week Set

7.  Give her the gift of seven days of skin care treatments with this truly impressive skin care collection from Karin Herzog, The 7 Creams of the Week (SPLURGE! $100). Any true bombshell beauty will swoon over this luxurious six-week system that has a different facial cream for each day of the week — kind of like a skin care version of the ‘day of the week’ underwear!

Repechage Vita Cura Triple Action Foaming Seaweed Bath

Repechage Vita Cura Triple Action Foaming Seaweed Bath

8. True luxury is found with the Repechage Vita Cura Triple Action Foaming Seaweed Bath (SPLURGE! $50). It’s already gift wrapped and holiday ready. Fifty dollars sounds like a lot for a bath oil, but this is a HUGE bottle and ingredients include seaweed harvested from the fresh seawaters off the Brittany Coast of France. The wonderfully clean scented bath oil has 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 42 trace elements and minerals for silky smooth skin.

Farmaesthetics Cinnamon Girl

Farmaesthetics Cinnamon Girl

Farmaesthetics Cinnamon Girl

Farmaesthetics Cinnamon Girl

9.  She will love getting a body beautiful with the Farmaesthetics Cinnamon Girl Set (SAVE! $39 ). Inside the pretty gift box are five fabulous body exfoliators:  Handmade Rainwater, Rose & Cinnamon Soap,  organic rose petals that you can  brew into a bath time tea with the included cinnamon stickSweet Soy, Geranium & Rose Bath & Beauty Oil that mixes with the Cinnamon Rose Body Scrub to make an exfoliating paste that removes dead skin and hydrates wonderfully. This is a truly impressive gift that she is going to LOVE.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

10.  A terrific treat for hydrated, sweet-smelling skin is Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter (SAVE! $35). Body butters can be heavy and sticky, but this beautifully whipped concoction is creamy and light. The beauty bombshell will be thrilled with the 100% Pure Argan Oil inside, and your gift will be unique thanks to the unusual scent combinations. I absolutely love Honeysuckle Vanilla, but you can also choose from Vanilla Apricot, Sweet Citrus, Lavender, Red Rooibos, Cucumber Aloe, Jasmine, Ginger, Tropical Orchid, and Apple Crisp.  – Lisa

*PC and Cover FX purchase by me, others PR samples.


  1. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    Thank you for narrowing down the overwhelming task of trying to go through the gazillion products out there to decide what to purchase. First I’m getting the Paula’s Choice eye palette which I had forgotten about. Thanks so much.

  2. Oh my gosh there are so many wonderful products here!! I think I know someone who would go crazy for the first eyeshadow palette!

  3. Mary Dailey says

    Thanks for the reviews on these products. I can’t wait to try some of them out!

  4. That Paula’s Choice eye palette is really nice!

  5. What a great gift guide! There are so many must-haves!

  6. I am absolutely dying for those CoverFX drops!!! I ordered the Embrolysse moisturizer you talking about before to go with them, when I get it. I’ve needed a good moisturizer for awhile. It’s winter and I’m dry!!! Anyway, great suggestions here.

  7. The Josie Maran items are definitely on my wishlist!! Great choices!

  8. I have to try the Paula’s Choice palette! The colours are right up my alley.

  9. I want that Josie Maran Argan Enhancement Illuminizer! I’ve never heard of it but it looks so pretty.

  10. I first misunderstood the “save” descriptor on some of the products on your list. I need a different shade of CoverFX CCD & I saw SAVE $44 and I was thinking, how??? tell me please! I think that will be what I get during the Sephora VIB discount event coming up. Thank you for reminding me that I own the Paula’s Choice Neutral Matte palette. I haven’t even opened it yet! Like a new gift to myself 🙂

  11. I just tried the Josie Maran whipped hand cream and love it. I want to get more products from her line this holiday.

  12. I’m dying to try the Josie Maran whipped body butter.

  13. This bombshell right here would love EVERYTHING on this list!

  14. I’d be more than happy to receive anything from your list!

  15. I have the Paula’s Choice palette and I have yet to use it. So sad!

  16. Love your picks! Happy to see Cover Fx and Josie Maran on the list

  17. Ooh, awesome picks! One of each please 😀

  18. I love this list! As a skin care nerd, I am dying to try Tatcha, I just know that my skin would approve and that whipped argan, I must get some. Ah hell… I just want everything. lol

  19. That Paula’s Choice palette is soooo good

  20. There is such a great list of products here and I love love Tatcha 😀

  21. Sweet! I love the days of the week skincare idea (Your reference to the days of the week underwear reminds of that scene in When Harry Met Sally when she talks about her set not having Sunday, and her bf being jealous. Where’s Sunday? lol. Looks like this set has Sunday.)