Looking to give a special lady the gift of beauty for the holidays? The following products are perfect for an instant pick-me-up and make fantastic beauty stocking stuffers.
BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate ($20.99 USD) — What’s the first feature that gives away your age? Your eyes, of course. Wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness are the badges of a life well lived, but all too often they are mistaken for signs of worry, fatigue or even poor health. Set your sights on a brighter outlook. This luxurious BORBA Age Defying Eye Creme Concentrate can help diminish the appearance of multiple signs of aging all around the eye area.
What I think — This silky serum goes on so smoothly. The skin around my eyes is instantly smoother and I look more awake. I use this day and night and I have really seen a difference in fine line and dark circles in just a few weeks. It smells lovely, too! Available at www.borba.com.
What I think — I love this matte foundation. It is not too dry, but it does absorb oil and not make me look shiny. I also like that it is pressed. Most mineral foundations are loose and are hard to carry. This comes in a sleek compact and is easy to keep in your purse. Purchase at www.ybskin.com.
Baked Cheek Dreams Blush and Highlighter Trio ($31.00 USD) includes two great blushes plus a stripe of my most popular French Vanilla highlighter, in a single, take-everywhere compact that fits right in the palm of your hand!
What I think — I have this in the Neapolitan shade which includes a pink blush and a bronzer along with the vanilla color. This gives a perfectly glowing face — sculpt your face with the bronze, brighten with the blush and highlight with the vanilla. Available at www.laurageller.com.
Mosha Katani Sormeh ($28 USD) — Sormeh powder is a sooty black powder that has been used by women in Middle Eastern countries for centuries. L.A.-based makeup artist Mosha Katani has started selling the powder, packaging it in ruby glass bottles that come with a vial of powder and a brush. The powder, which is made from castor oil and zinc oxide, lasts all day once applied.
What I think — This inky powder is applied to the inner rims of the eyes. My eyes are very sensitive, and this irritates them a bit. Use just a little so it won’t go in the eyes. When it is on, it does stay on a long time and gives good color pay off. Purchase at http://www.etsy.com/shop/moshakatani.
Boots No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara ($7.99 USD) — The wand’s unique 3-in-1 unique concept does it all! Use this nutrient enriched mascara to volumize and define each and every lash with a brush exclusive to Boots No7. The wand has discs on one side to create volume, precision bristles on the other side to create definition and length to frame the lashes, and additional spiky bristles on the end of the brush to coat smaller, harder to reach lashes.
What I think – This is a great defining mascara. I found that it gave me some length and volume, but not a lot. If your lashes are long, this will give them definition. Available at Target, www.target.com and www.ShopBootsUSA.com. Enjoy!