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Holiday Beauty 2012

Geoffrey Rodriguez

With the holidays rapidly approaching, one mustn’t overlook the importance of looking and feeling beautiful–beauty truly is the ultimate form of personal expression as well as the perfect holiday gift. In this issue of Beauty Guru, we turn our focus on the best holiday beauty sets from some of our favorite resources. From the highly collectible to the most essential, the following suggestions are sure to satisfy any beauty style and perhaps even inspire a little generous gift giving!

Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown offers by far the most extensive selection of holiday beauty kits. Brown covers virtually every beauty need–from creating the perfect smoky eyes or nude lips and everything in between. Also on offer for the season is Brown’s latest book Pretty Powerful, which contains stories and photos of real women, celebrities and athletes sharing their own personal beauty stories.

Christian Dior
Dior’s Grand Bal collection is everything one might expect from the luxury goods house. Inspired by the Carnet de Bal, or dance card, the chic gold compact contains every color needed for an evening of glamour and fantasy. Also on offer are some of the most exciting limited edition shades of the season in Dior’s signature formulations, including four shades of Diorific lipstick as well as Les ors de peau, a series of delightful 24k gold skin accessories–our favorite item from the collection.

Laura Mercier
Laura Mercier offers an extensive and exciting range of holiday beauty items: from classic and highly sophisticated color collections in the brand’s superior formulations to amazing brush sets and other perfect gift items such as candles and bath and body products. Our top selections are Mercier’s Glamour Wardrobe–dual decker color for eyes and cheeks–and the limited edition wenge wood brush set.

Nars’ Andy Warhol Collection contains the most essential beauty products inspired by its namesake’s legendary Factory era. From the electric colored eye-shadow palettes imprinted with Warhol’s iconic image to our favorite sub-collection, the ‘Edie’ set, Nars’ Warhol collection is chic, sophisticated, and highly collectible while living up to the incredible formulations that the brand is recognized for.

Our favorite high-performance, natural–based brand, Tarte Cosmetics, offers one of the largest kits available. The Gift of the Amazon Collection contains twenty Amazon clay eye shadows–using Tarte’s exclusive formulation, which is soothing to wear–as well as four waterproof eyeliners and four amazing lip-glosses. Tarte also offers a whole range of incredible products that are sure to please any beauty lover, including our favorite Lipsurgence pencils, which come in array of colors and formulations.

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