When it comes to buying holiday gifts, you can never go wrong with a great beauty set! I wanted to share my favorite holiday sets from Beautycounter this year—two makeup and one skin care—that are so amazing, anyone would love getting them!
This one is just… I love. Its colors veer from the traditional earth-tones palette toward a warmer, more golden vibe, and the result is amazing. I was actually a little hesitant that these colors would work for me, but after getting my hands on it, I was so pleasantly surprised.
I use the shade Ray all over the bottom half of my lid, and I line super close to the lash line with Shadow. You can also take Aura and place it right underneath the arch of your brow to open up the eye even more.
All the shadows are full-sized, and you also get a full-sized blush and highlighter. It’s an amazing deal with some beautiful colors. Check it out here!
This amazing set combines one of the all-star products from the entire line, if you ask me, with the added bonus of a nifty little facial massage tool.
The Countertime serum that’s included features bakuchiol—an ingredient that’s shown just as much wrinkle-battling power as retinol, without the side effects of flaking and irritation (at least in most people). It’s even safe for pregnant and nursing women! (You can read my review of the entire line here.)
And I know what you’re thinking, But can it really work as well as my beloved retinol? From someone who has tried nearly every ingredient under the sun, I can affirmatively say, YES.
So if you have a skincare freak on your list, they’ll love this serum, and the super cute rolling facial massage tool that comes with it. How to use it? Apply your serum to your face, then gently roll the silver part of this tool in an upward motion to help it sink in. Check it out here!
These are shiny, juicy, glossy perfection. I buy a set of these at the end of the year and keep them to use on top of lipstick year-round. And because the ingredients are safer, they’re also the first things I reach for when my little girls want to play makeup, too.
How to use them in your routine? Line and apply your lipstick regularly, then take a dot of any of these and apply to the middle of your bottom lip, and press your lips together. You’ll get the subtlest, most beautiful shimmer. You can also use them alone for a beautiful slight wash of color and tons of shine.
Yes, they smell divine too. 😉 Like a grownup version of Lip Smackers.
One more tip: You can break these up and put them on a cute keychain to make the most adorable stocking stuffers! (They make a Bold set, too, with colors like purple, green and orange!)
This hand lotion set is always a great gift for teachers, aunts and yourself. I keep one in my console and nightstand at all times!
Obsessed obsessed OBSESSED is all I have to say about this cream eyeshadow kit. Last time Beautycounter released these, I used each one until it was empty. As I’m approaching 40 and have less time (and more wrinles!), I have become a convert to cream eyeshadows in a huge way. They don’t crease, they stay on so well, and the colors are vibrant. I’m buying two of these this year, since they’re a holiday-only run.
There is nothing as gratifying as a good dry-brushing session at night, and this body kit not only has a beautiful dry brush, but also full sizes of Beautycounter’s best-selling body scrub and a luminous body oil. Read all about the benefits of dry brushing here.