This week the Lipstick League is curious about what you'd ask of Santa: what most-wanted beauty gift would you like to find under your holiday tree?
Despite the size of my stash, there is always something I'd like to try, either to see how it measures up against something less expensive or because it's ridiculously beautiful (I'm side-eying you, Louboutin lipstick, you gorgeous thing). But more than that I'd ask Saint Nick for unlimited access to Intraceuticals facials. Madonna, Justin Timberlake and a slew of celebrities adore them before photoshoots and public appearances; makeup pros such as Gina Brooke, who works tons with Madge, make sure clients have them before important events.
I've had an Intraceuticals facial only twice in the last handful of years, but I love how my skin looks and feels for days afterward: bright, fresh, super-hydrated, dewy and glowy. And I hear results last longer the more often you have the treatment... you should try one, Santa! Better yet, hook Mrs. Claus up with a series of Intraceuticals on the regular – she'll go crazy for them as an antidote to those frosty North-Pole winds.
lipstick league links of the week
Blushing Noir Neutral for days! Brooke is sure the MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection was made with her in mind – even though it’s all about that Ellie.
Clumps of Mascara Tis the season for fabulous beauty finds from Target. But hey girl, don’t forget the pretty packaging, too!
Gouldylox Reviews Need to survive the holidays in style? Determine your Elf-type and grab these to win the season!
Love for Lacquer IT Cosmetics has some GREAT gift sets this year! Check out Jess’ roundup!
My Beauty Bunny Overwhelmed by the overflowing drugstore aisles? Jen's rounded up her Cruelty Free Necessities from Tom’s of Maine for your next drugstore run!
My Newest Addiction Do you love effortlessly natural makeup with a side of sexy? The MAC Ellie Goulding collection definitely delivers!
Nouveau Cheap It’s the most wonderful time of the year for drugstore makeup lovers…if you live near a CVS! The semi-annual Beauty Clearance Sale is back, which means tons of makeup for 50%-75% off. As always during these sales, G has a master list here of everything spotted on clearance so far (updated regularly).
Olive & Ivy Let’s talk great value for a second…this holiday set is one you do not want to miss out on if you’ve been interested in trying some Fresh products!
Phyrra Do you love pink, taupe and brown eyeshadow? You need to see the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette!
Prime Beauty has some fabulous last-minute stocking stuffer ideas for beauty lovers!
we heart this The Cirque Colors/Opening Ceremony Icon Duos for Nordstrom are the prettiest holiday nail lacquer collection around. You’ll love these out-of-the-ordinary colour combos, promise!
Beautygeeks wants you to have smoother skin by New Year’s Eve, so she’s giving away two Philosophy Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel kits – one for US-based lovelies, and one for Canadians!
Beauty Junkies Unite You don’t have to spend a fortune to give a nice holiday prezzie. Here are several great picks, and they’re all under $30!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Blushing Noir Bailey from The Daily Bailey B is one of my favourite Bloggers/YouTubers because she’s honest, quick and to the point in all of her reviews and tutorials. Her latest Sephora haul completely sold me on Viseart!
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So lovelies, is there a beauty item or treatment at the top of your personal list for Santa?