Jane Iredale Eye Steppes
The Eye Steppes are unique multi-level compacts with five eye shadows apiece, and unlike most of the Jane Iredale pressed products, they contain no silicones. The compacts are sturdy and the individual layers snap apart, allowing you to customize your palette and only carry what you need. The goWarm set, pictured above, features peachy neutrals and is one of my most reached for eye palettes, but if warm toned neutrals aren't your cup of tea, there are four other Eye Steppes to choose from.
Hynt Beauty Discovery Kit
Face makeup is generally tricky to buy for someone else, but because these discovery kits are intended to help someone find their shades, they're something of an exception. There are six configurations and each one comes with Hynt's iconic Duet Perfecting Concealer (previously the Christopher Drummond Duo Phase Concealer), two colors of powder foundation, two finishing powders, a vegan mini flat top brush, and a makeup bag.
Alima Pure Ultimate Lipstick Kit
Alima Pure's Velvet Lipsticks have garnered nothing but raves since they launched late last year and this kit is a gorgeous way to try all eight shades. Or, if that's too big an investment, opt for one of the smaller Ultimate Lipstick Duos instead. For each holiday set sold, Alima Pure will donate $5 to the Global Fund for Women.
Antonym Baked Blush
Antonym's hit it out of the park with these gorgeous blushes. As if the stunning marbling of the product itself wasn't enough, the blushes are also packaged in beautiful, eco-luxe bamboo compacts. Yes please!
100% Pure Eye/Cheek Palettes
100% Pure recently released three new eye and cheek palettes, each containing three eye shadows, a blush, and a luminizer/highlighter. 100% Pure's previous pressed shadows got very mixed reviews, but it seems like they've stepped it up with these palettes - the pigmentation looks fantastic!
Fitglow Beauty Holiday Gift Sets
Fitglow's products are beautiful and their packaging is always on point too. I've got my eye on the Give Glossy Lips - Nudes (pictured above), which features three lip glosses in wearable everyday shades, and Give Nude Eyes, made up of Fitglow's two neutral eye shadow trios, but there are several other holiday sets available too.
Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette
The Laid Bare Palette, which is the closest thing the green beauty world has to an Urban Decay Naked Palette, was a much anticipated release last year, and assuming your giftee hasn't picked it up for themselves already, would make a fantastic present! Lily Lolo shadows are very blendable and easy to work with and the Laid Bare Palette, with eight great neutral shades, is both work appropriate and travel friendly.
W3ll People Fall/Winter Natural Beauty Essentials Set
The Fall/Winter Essentials Set was put together to provide everything you need to achieve a healthy, flawless, radiant look. It's a great introduction to W3ll People and contains the Expressionist Mascara, Universalist 3 (Berry Aubergine Multi-Stick), Bio Brightener Stick, and Bio Extreme Lip Gloss in Berry.
High Quality Makeup Brushes
Every makeup lover needs good brushes, right? Pictured above are the Real Techniques Deluxe Gift Set, a limited edition holiday release, and the Sigma Travel Mrs. Bunny Kit. I've had good experiences with both Sigma and Real Techniques brushes and both these sets contain only vegan, synthetic hair brushes.
If you missed them, check out the rest of my 2015 gift guides, and stay tuned for the final one next week, featuring my best picks for last minute gift hunters.
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