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The Ultimate Beauty and Makeup 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

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Ultimate Eyeliner Set, Make Up For Ever Holiday 2012

Make Up For Ever Ultimate Eyeliner Set

Winter 2012 is all about experimenting with eye color. The Ultimate Eyeliner Set by Make Up For Ever contains 14 eye pencils and a double pencil sharpener.  The set includes three different eye pencil formulas.  1)  Aqua Eyes, and it’s stay-put formula with high color payoff.  2)  Aqua Liner, easy-to-use liquid liners that deliver a precise artist-perfect line.  3)  Khol Pencils, a new favorite of mine that are a smokier, softer look (and can be used on the waterline).

Retail price is $160.

Click HERE to buy it at Sephora.

Click through to peruse my entire Holiday 2012 Gift Ideas list!

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Tarte “Big Thrill”, Beauty and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Tarte Big Thrill

Every year, I always select at least one “best in class” mega-palette that is perfect for gift giving. This year, my choice is the tarte Big Thrill palette.  This square box features a metallic design that is a festive way to jazz up the vanity.  Inside are three layers of makeup fun.

The top layer opens up like a jewelry box and contains sixteen eye shadows in the hottest colors of the season, in a mix of matte and frost finishes.  The middle drawer contains Park Avenue Princess, the brand’s legendary bronzer, and three eye-catching blushes.  Finally, the lower drawer contains three glosses.

Tarte’s Big Thrill is the ultimate gift choice for a makeup lover, with an attractive under $50 price point!

Retail price is $48.  Available exclusively at Ulta!

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Champneys “Spa Indulgence” Bath and Body Products, Beauty and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Champneys Spa Indulgence Line

This lineup of bath and body products from Champneys is perfect for the princess in your life! Champneys Spa in the UK is frequented by many well-known personalities, including the late Princess Diana.

The spa collection from Champneys includes Body Cream, a luxurious Bubble Bath, Shower Cream and a Body Scrub.  The lineup has everything needed for the ultimate at-home spa experience!

Retail prices range from $799-$12.99 per item, and they can be picked up while you are running errands at Target!

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Tarte “Love Lipgloss”, Beauty and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Tarte Love Lipgloss

Tarte always has one gift that can be given in its entirety, or broken up into adorable little “mini gifts”. This year it’s the Love Lipgloss collection.  This colossal box of lipgloss contains 15 different shades.  Inside, the collection is broken up into three groups of five glosses with girlie names.

Retail price is $32. Check it out at TarteCosmetics.com.

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Estee Lauder “Evening Star” Compact, Beauty and Makeup Gift Guide 2012

Estee Lauder Evening Star Compact

I think Estee Lauders compacts are beloved treasures. This years compact lineup is more creative than ever, and my favorite of the bunch is the Evening Star Compact. The swirly blue/grey design at the center looks like the cosmos itself, and the asymmetrical design is adorned with gleaming crystals that gleam like stars.

Inside the compact is a solid version of the popular Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia scent by Estee Lauder.

Retail price is $195.  Exclusively at Saks.com.

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Bobbi Brown “Atomic Pink” Lip and Eye Palette, Beauty and Makeup Gift Guide 2012

Bobbi Brown Atomic Pink Eye & Lip Palette

What better gift for the holiday season? The Bobbi Brown Atomic Pink Lip & Eye Palette is a perfectly petite compact that is all you need for New Year’s Eve! Inside are three eye shadows (including one that doubles as a smoky black liner), two lip colors, and a mini lip gloss that snaps securely into the center of the palette.

Retail price is $30.  Check it out at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.

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Make Up Station, Make Up For Ever Holiday 2012

Make Up For Ever Make Up Station

Make Up For Ever never disappoints in the “luxe” beauty category.  This year, the brand is offering a Make Up Station (picture a portable, Hollywood-worthy makeup table that collapses into a black suitcase).  This amazing gift is filled with Make Up For Ever products hand-picked by Dany Sanz.

Retail price is $950.

Available at Sephora.com.

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Laura Mercier Travel Brush Set, Holiday 2012

Laura Mercier Travel Brush Set

A perfect gift for the traveler in your life, the Laura Mercier Travel Brush Set is housed in a gorgeous chocolate brown makeup case with firm sides, that help protect the fragile cosmetics stored inside. A pocket is on each side of the case, as well as a zippered mesh bag for holding the Travel Brushes inside and other tools.

Smartly, most of the brushes included in the set are double-ended, so you get twice the number of makeup brushes at your fingertips, taking up half the space! Don’t be afraid to use these brushes every day. They are extremely high quality! Brushes included are: Cheek Colour, Brow Define, Brow Grooming, Secret Camouflage, Camouflage Powder, Ponytail, All Over Eye Colour, Smudge, and Flat Eye Liner.

Retail price is $95.

Click HERE to check it out at LauraMercier.com.

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Best of Hourglass, Hourglass Cosmetics Holiday 2012

Best of Hourglass Set

When it comes to luxe beauty products, Hourglass has always been ahead of the curve. This gorgeous glossy box is filled with the best products from the Hourglass lineup: A full-size Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, a full-size Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in the shade “Ignite” and two deluxe-sized travel bottles of Veil Mineral Primer and No. 28 Primer Serum (a personal favorite for some serious pore perfection).

The price point is an agreeable $59. Grab yours at Sephora.com.

The author of the Raging Rouge Beauty Blog received press samples of some of these products for purposes of this gift guide. For more information on sample policies, please click HERE to read my full disclosure statement.

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