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Holiday gift ideas for beauty enthusiasts

December 20, 2016

If you still don’t know what to buy that friend or family member who loves makeup and skincare products, watch our Holiday Gift Guide video above. Scroll down to get a description of each item.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
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This limited-edition capsule collection features nine shades from the original lip lineup, but now in the creamy, addictive new Vice formula. $17 each. Available in Macy’s, Sephora, Ulta, and

Need a last-minute fragrance set? Coty has the Jennifer Lopez JLove Holiday Collection which includes a  body lotion, shower gel and eau de parfum. Available at Walgreens for $20. coty fragrances

Brushes from It Cosmetics

The following two brush sets are available exclusively at Ulta Beauty. it cosmetics brushes

IT Brushes For Ulta All That Glitters Brush Set, $58 (above) is great for the glam girl. The five piece brush set includes a powder, foundation, shadow, concealer, and liner brush housed in a shimmery bag that doubles as the perfect holiday clutch.

IT Brushes For Ulta City Chic Brush Set, $68 (below) includes powder, blush, foundation, shadow, and crease brushes. With a fun removable tassel, this stylish cosmetics also doubles as a clutch. Available at it brushes

For the fashionista:  A pair of navy blue, suede boots from Hush Puppies.  hush puppies

The Melodi Langdon boot goes for $120 and is available at 

You can’t wrong with any of these gifts from Iluminage. Their Skin Rejuvenating Eye Mask is satin-soft with copper infused fibers and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $35 at


And their Deluxe Anti-Ageing Set includes anti-aging gloves and socks with a rejuvenating eye mask to leave skin feeling youthful, smooth, soft and replenished. $85, exclusively at


Ralph Lauren Fragrances Romance Trilogy Holiday Coffret ralph lauren trilogy

This gift set includes three 30mL bottles of your favorite Ralph Lauren Women’s fragrances: Midnight Romance, Romance and Tender Romance. $65, available at

Beachwaver Ceramic Rotating Curling Iron  beach waver curling iron

      The Beachwaver Co. Limited Edition BEACHWAVER Pro 1.25 includes a heat range of 290° – 490°, lighter 5.5” ceramic barrel length, 1.25 barrel width, arrow button for rotation control, 8 foot swivel cord, ergonomic handle, beveled no-kink clamp, fast/slow speed switch and a home button. I’m going to try it for myself and hope to do a review for you guys!

Wishing you a blessed, happy holiday and new year!

– Mercedes

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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