– It’s Better To Pout
By Michelle Carney
Who ever wrote “You Better Not Pout…”
in that famous tune about Santa, doesn’t know
jack about kissin’ under the mistletoe. Here’s
our list of the season’s hottest gifts for puckering
up and stuffing stockings.
Prescriptives UBLEND Lip Gloss, $26.
If you’re looking for a gift that’s interactive,
customized and as shiny as holiday tinsel –head
to the nearest Prescriptives Cosmetics counter that
offers UBLEND. This customized service allows you to
blend your very own cosmetics. And, yes, UBLEND even
gives gloss-loving ladies the chance to blend their
own shade of gloss. Start by choosing a base shade from
about two dozen choices – berries, reds, roses,
pinks, beiges and browns. Then select a “finish”
like luster, chrome, glitter or jelly. Finish off with
a flavor such as tropical, latte, melon or meringue,
and you’ve got a vitamin-enriched, high-shine
gloss with just the right touch of shimmer or pearl
and texture – personally blended just for you
and yours. No time for shopping this season? No problem.
Create your personalized shade online, here.
Tarte Purse Your Lips Limited Edition Super
Fruit Lip Gloss Clutch, $39.
Nine limited-edition shades of Tarte’s Super Fruit
Lip Gloss (infused with their patented “t5 super
fruit complex”) come packed inside this vintage-inspired,
brushed gold clutch with burgundy undertones and matching
satin interior. From shimmering peach and brown sugar
to gold-tinged plum and deep cranberry, there’s
a gloss for every night of Hanukah – plus one
– just like the Menorah. This stellar stocking
stuffer is available at tarte.com
. Or, find a store near you that carries Tarte Cosmetics,
TooFaced Mini Mirror Mirror Gloss Set, $21.
Mirror Mirror on the wall…you know the rest.
And, you won’t forget it with TooFaced’s
limited-edition gift set of four slick-as-glass mini
glosses in festive and affirmative colors: “Don’t
Hate Me” (light pink), “I Love Myself”
(pink), “Damn I’m Hot” (red) and “I’m
Perfect” (beige). Formulated with the natural
antioxidant, Goji Berry extract, your fairest lips of
all will be drenched in hydration and nutrients as much
as they will be in shine. Take that Evil Queen!
Available at toofaced.com.
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theBalm Holiday in Balm Beach, $21; theBalm
to the Rescue, $14
theBalm knows how to stuff our stockings during the
holidays with its kitschy brand of super-lustrous and
uber-healthy lip stuffs. This season, take Holiday
in Balm Beach with you on your vacation. Housed
in a faux book for easy packing (not to mention gift
giving) this set features “Hot Mama” shadow/blush,
“Bahama Mama” bronzer, “Shady Lady”
shadow and the Balmshelter Tinted Gloss SPF 17
in “Girl Next Door.” While you’re
tapping into the spirit of giving, send your lips some
winter weather rescue with theBalm to the Rescue,
a smooth balm that’s 100% vegan. This balm features
micro-exfoliating crystals, shea and cocoa butters,
and olive and jojoba oils. Plus, net proceeds from this
top seller go straight to saving puppies at Pug Rescue.
Holiday in Balm Beach is available
and theBalm to the Rescue at thebalm.com.
HollyBeth Lavender Essentials Pack, $79.
This charming bough of holly houses all of HollyBeth’s
Lavender Essentials in one gift set: Lavender Hand Cream,
Lavender & Rose Geranium Candle, Blossom Lavender
& Rose Geranium Eye Cream and our favorite, of course,
Lavender Lip Balm. It’s a luxurious gift pack
for the eco-conscious girl on your list – filled
with certified organic and therapeutic-grade products
inspired by the homeopathic remedies found in HollyBeth’s
global travels and right in her home state of Georgia.
to find a retail location near you.
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