It is literally one of my favorite times of year again. No, I don’t mean Fall. I don’t even mean football season – although I do love those too. I’m talking about the time of year when holiday beauty gift sets start appearing in stores everywhere. Don’t judge me, I’m being serious. This is serious guys. If you are a person who buys makeup as often as I do or even a person who just wants to try any new products, this is the time of year to do it. You will not find better deals on the amount of makeup or the top products at any other point in the year. I’ve started searching for the best kits and I will obviously have more to come on my favorites, but I did find these on Ulta.com that are already released by one of my top beauty brands, Benefit.
Hoola is great for contouring or just warming up skin tone. I use it under my cheekbones to give some shape to my face and often contour with it on set. For a video on how to contour, using Hoola bronzer, click here.
Pro tip for other makeup artist: I also use it on most of my guys on set to give them some color on camera. It’s got a matte finish so you don’t have to worry about the shimmer many bronzers can give off.
The High Beam highlighter is one I use very often on set to get a very pigmented dewy look. It shines on camera and is a step beyond the natural everyday glow. It’s basically like if you drank 5 green smoothies in a day and your skin just has “that glow.”
They are both available in this kit called Beauty and the Bay, which is a great one to buy if you want to give natural contouring a try and just haven’t known what to buy. It also features the They’re Real mascara, which is honestly the top lengthening mascara I have tried. Find this set here.
These are the other top kits I would recommend:
Cable Car Cuties: which features a pore minimizer primer as one of the products. Use this before foundation to obviously minimize pores (especially around the nose area) and to help makeup to last longer. Click here.
Galifonia Love: is actually the one I’m thinking of buying since I have some of the other products in these gift sets already and I’m itching to try this Gimme Brow volumizing eyebrow gel??? I mean, yes please. Click here.
The Great Brownanza: this one is a full kit of everything you need for your brows. It has a retail value of $151 and you can get now for $59. See what I’m saying here folks???? Gifts sets are the WAY to go. Click here.
You guys can also just click the pics to shop the kits below!
Stay tuned for more holiday gift set info and a full breakdown of this makeup look!