2015 Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty Newbie PicksWe regularly get asked what products we recommend for beauty newbies. Whether you're newer to the beauty world or you have someone on your list that is, these are a few of our top picks for beauty newbies out of the holiday beauty launches we checked out this year! Keep in mind, we actually aren't huge fans of beauty newbies being told they should only use sub-par products until they become more experienced. Actually, as a makeup artist, I personally believe the opposite! I think starting off with great products makes the learning process better and more effective. Now I totally understand if beauty newbies don't want to shell out tons while they're still testing the waters, but that's one of the reasons we chose to highlight products with a little bit of a range in price-points.
1. Essence Eyeshadow & Eyebrow Palettes
Essence is one of the drugstore brands that gets a lot of attention from our readers and we were actually pretty impressed with the palettes released for the holidays. While the shadows aren't on-par (in our opinions) with high-end brands, they're certainly decent quality for the price and these coordinated palettes are super cute for someone that wants to start playing around with shadows or filling in their brows. There was a blush palette released as well and while we haven't personally tested it out, it looked cute!
Price - $9.99 retail
Where to Buy - Ulta/Ulta.com
2. Make Up For Ever Lash Show Kit
- Smoky Extravagant Mascara
- Graphic Liner
- False Lashes
- Lash glue
Price - $32 retail currently on sale for $22 ($54 value)
Where to Buy - Sephora/Sephora.com
3. Inglot Freedom System (lipstick, shadow, etc.)
We have swatched a lot of Inglot products over the years. Search "Inglot" on our site and check them out!
Prices - varies
Where to Buy - Inglot Boutiques (the Chelsea studio is one of my favorites if you're ever in NYC) or InglotUSA.com
4. Tarte Bling it On Amazonian Clay Blush Palette
Price - $44 retail ($110 retail)
Where to Buy - Sold out online, but check Sephora and Ulta stores!
Are you a beauty newbie? What beauty product would you like to see under your Christmas tree this year?
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Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions are our own.