Top 5 Holiday Make Up Essentials

I don’t think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one. – Lady Gaga

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Like all Little Monsters, we LOVE our make up. To the point where when we were out shopping on Black Friday, instead of heading to the sales racks, we were obsessing over the make up counters at Macy’s and Nordstroms. Sharing is caring, especially in the world of make up, so check out our Top 5 Holiday Make Up Essentials:

Holiday Make Up Essential # 1:  Urban Decay 15 year Anniversary Palate 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palate Holiday Palate

This little find costs about $55 at Macy’s, and boasts of 15 colors for 15 years! It comes in a neat velvet encase, and part of it doubles as a mirror. What I personally love about it, is it has your neutrals: Midnight 15 & Vanilla, your base shades: Chase & Ace, smokey shades: Blackout &  Half truth, and more. My favorite color is Deeper, a golden brown which you can use as an allover shade, or throw a bit on your crease for some subtle yet sexy definition. Available at UrbanDecay.com – direct link.

Holiday Make Up Essential #2: Urban Decay Bronzer in Toasted



Urban Decay Toasted Bronzer Bronzing Countouring Powder



Before you check out from UrbanDecay.com, check out another Holiday Make Up Essential – BRONZER. We can not stress this enough but, WE LOVE BRONZER.

Bronzer. Bronzer. BRONZER, we heart you like we heart Drake! So give us some sunshine lovin, without the bake!

Though the official start of winter season has yet to start, we like to ensure a gorgeous bronzed-goddess tan year-round and Toasted by Urban Decay, helps us achieve just that! Priced at $26, it’s an ultimate mix of pink and brown, it gives you just enough color to ensure a natural yet slightly pink glow. Check it out on your skin tone, Urban Decay also carries shades in Gilded and Baked, in case this isn’t the right fit for you.

Holiday Make Up Essential # 3: Ticket to Glossytown Lip Gloss set from BeneFit

Benefit Make Up Lip Gloss Holiday Set Glossytown Set

In LOVE. With this sassy little BeneFit steal you get 6 mini-glosses all for $24. It’s a true, blue make up STEAL! Included in this nifty little gift set is, Kiss Me, one of BeneFit’s most popular lip glosses. Whether you wear it alone on your pucker, or on top of lipstick, this sheer gloss gives you a tint of blue, making your smile brighter and whiter! Foxy Lady & So Frisk Me = gorg!

Holiday Make Up Essential #4: Pop Mascara 

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Hi, my name is Raji, and I’m the biggest Mascara snob you will ever meet. I love eyelashes, I love mascara, and I love drama(tic lashes, that is!). I picked up Pop Mascara from Nordstrom’s last week, and mused to myself ‘Whimsical .. pop mascara .. lets see’. I went home, played around and I have to say, this got about 4 out of 5 Raji Mascara stars, which is rather hard to get. The reason I chose this as a winter must have, is because it does a good job with volume and definition of lashes, and it’s water resistant – much needed for the holiday weather!

Holiday Make Up Essential # 5: L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner 

Extra Black Thick Thin Pencil Eyeliner Smudge Free

This is not a Nordies or Macy’s find, dear readers. We believe in Ballin’ On a Budget, here at PrettyPlease.Us. This is why I’m a HUGE fan of L’oreal’s Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner. I’ve gone through many an eyeliner pencil, to see what bleeds, smudges, and doesn’t cut it – I’m proud to say Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner seems to do exactly the opposite, this extra black, extra intense eyeliner simply glides on, allows you to smudge at will, and otherwise stays put. This specific eyeliner is waterproof, and goes great on top of eyeshadow or just a naked eye. At the uber affordable price of $8.49, it WIN’S as our top Holiday Make Up Essential. Grab one for yourself at the nearest CVS or Walgreens.

Love our picks? Got some of your own? Let us know – we’re always open to new and fun products!



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