I seriously cannot believe that it's already Holiday Gift Set time. Where did the year go? I'm torn between thinking I should've accomplished WAY more than I have and being slightly giddy because it's almost the holidays and the holidays mean presents! If you have a makeup junkie to buy for, bareMinerals has tons of great sets this year. I'm seriously loving the two above.
The Ruby Collection is a limited edition kit that's infused with authentic ruby powder (it's meant to inspire passion and beauty in whoever wears it!) At $54, it's a great bargain - you get 6 colors, 2 brushes and an adorable little faux-crocodile clutch in Ruby to store it all in. The Eyecolors include Golden Ruby (a peach gold) and Vintage Ruby (a rose-tinted fawn), the Liner Shadow comes in Wild Ruby (a plum chocolate), and you also get bareMinerals' famous Mineral Veil and their Ruby Radiance powder. The brushes that are included with this set are the Soft Sweep Cheek Brush and the Double-Ended Tapered Shadow & Eyeliner Brush (a great addition to my brush repertoire!) I think my favorite item in the collection though is the Ruby Buxom Full Color Lip Polish. It's a shimmering mauve and looks gorgeous on, plus it acts like a lip plumper, so you get bigger lips AND great color. (Can you tell I'm kinda obsessing over the Lip Polishes right now?)
The Topaz Collection is another great set that would make a perfect gift. Topaz is known for its natural beauty and is believed to enhance well-being (and who couldn't use THAT around the holidays?) For $59, you'll get enough colors to play around and create different looks with, all perfect for the many holiday-themed parties you're sure to be rushing off to. The kit contains: Topaz Eyecolors in Luminous Topaz (a vanilla champagne), Smoky Topaz (a mint chocolate hue - my favorite ice cream AND my favorite product in the collection), Liner Shadow in Lush Topaz (a smoky forest green), Rosy Topaz blush (a dusk rose), Mineral Veil, and a Full Color Lip Polish in Tempest Buxom (a wine rose). You'll also get the Tapered Crease Defining Eye Brush, the Precision Liner Brush, and the Soft Focus Face Brush. (I love that the bareMinerals kits come with brushes - it's the makeup item I least like spending money on and I always get a lot of use out of theirs).
Photos courtesy of Sephora and Ulta