It’s that time of year again, snow is falling, Christmas carolers are singing and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks are a must. As a college student, buying high-end makeup may not always be our top priority but during the holidays there is such amazing deals that it’s becomes hard to resist to not only buy something for someone else but yourself.
This years most talked about innovation in beauty was BB cream. It is commonly referred to as the middle ground between foundation and tinted moisturizer. The only problem is that they tend to be expensive and come in a minimal amount of shades. However, Smashbox created a Try It Kit: BB + Halo (29.00) that comes in a variety of shades featuring the brands best-selling essentials for complexion perfection giving everyone a chance to see what the big fuss is about! This kit not only includes BB Cream but also Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder, Photo Finish Foundation Primer and a Baby Buki Brush.
Mascara: You can never go wrong with Sephora’s Lash Stash (45.00). Every year Sephora comes out with a new 11-piece set mascara kit featuring the most in demand mascaras of the year. This set includes full-size mascaras from Sephora Collection and Tarte as well as eight best selling deluxe-size mascaras featuring Benefit They’re Real, Lancôme Hypnôse Drama, BUXOM Lash, Clinique High Impact, YSL Babydoll, Blinc, Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant, and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Also included is a set of Sephora Collection Celebrity Lashes in order to add for a more dramatic effect. The wide range of mascaras in this kit allows you to have a better understanding of what works best for your lashes!
Eyeliner: Need help deciding how to line your eyes? Sephora’s Draw the Line (30.00) kit should help as it includes pencil, felt and liquid liner that allows you to create a cat eye all the way to a smoky effect. The kit includes three full sized products and three deluxe sized as it features brands such as Makeup Forever, Sephora, Stila, Eyeko and Urban Decay.
During the holiday season every girl needs a go-to red lip combo as it’s looks good on any skin combo while creating a bit more of a dramatic effect. In this year’s MAC Holiday collection, The Stroke Of Midnight: Viva Glamorous Bag (30.00) RuPaul pairs her original burgundy red VIVA GLAM 1 Lipstick and a new matching Lipglass with the limited edition Viva Glamorous Bag. These lips would go perfect with a smoky eye or a simple winged liner and mascara look. This kit is especially special as every cent goes to helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.