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NARS 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PALETTE
Nars celebrates 15 years of beauty this season with the “Wild at Heart” makeup palette, which makes lips the focus with four flattering reds and pink lip colors, balanced with two soft blush hues and four neutral shadow colors.
Gift It: Anniversary Palette, $75, at nars.com
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LA PRAIRIE LIFE THREADS
Celebrate all the mile-markers in her live with La Prairie’s new fragrance collection, Life Threads. Wrapped in symbolic threads of silver, gold and platinum, each bottle evokes moments in time. Silver, a flirtatious woody floral, mixes tuberose and jasmine with notes like sandalwood. Sensuous Gold is a spicy floral with notes of plum and tangerine. And compelling Platinum, is an elegant chypre floral.
Gift It: La Prairie Life Threads, $125, at laprairie.com
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BY KILIAN FIR BALSAM & PINE CANDLE
recently stocked up on By Kilian’s exquisite fragrances for this holiday season. And the luxe parfumerie’s limited-edition candle is equally sublime, evoking the holiday spirit with fir and balsam blends and hints of ambrosial pine with an 80 hour burn time.
Gift It: Fir Balsam & Pine Candle, $85, at saks.com
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LANCÔME LA COLLECTION LOLLIPOP
Beauty gives back! Lancôme ambassador encouraged the beauty brand to create this gift set to benefit the Lollipop Theater Network. $5 of the $35 purchase price of each nail and lipgloss duo goes toward the charity, which cheers up hospitalized kids by bringing them the season’s current crop of movies.
Gift It: La Collection Lollipop, $35, at lancome-usa.com
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ESTéE LAUDER BEAUTIFUL COMPACT
Estée Lauder is ushering in the Year of the Tiger with a roar. Their limited-edition golden tiger solid perfume compact, complete with glittering green eyes, holds their iconic floral fragrance Beautiful – which lives up to its name.
Gift It: Perfume Compact, $89, at esteelauder.com
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EOS LIP BALM SET
No finger required with EOS’s spherical design, which turns the standard lip balm pot inside out – and gives a precise, mess-free application every time. The gift set trio, which makes for a perfect stocking stuffer, includes honeysuckle honeydew, summer fruit and sweet mint.
Gift It: EOS Lip Balm Set, $10, at evolutionofsmooth.com
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TED GIBSON TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
What Not to Wear hairstylist Ted Gibson knows a thing or two about looking red carpet ready. And he’s boxed up all the necessary essentials to look jet-set chic, including hair styling sheets and travel sizes of his shampoo, conditioner and hairspray.
Gift It: Travel Essentials, $25, at tedgibsonsalon.com
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SPACE NK TUBEROLI FRAGRANCE SET
With gifts like this, it’s no wonder that celebs like shop luxe apothecary Space NK. This season they’ve filled a bow-topped pastel-patterned hatbox with a collection of shower gel, body lotion and eau de toilette spray in their signature white floral scent Tuberoli.
Gift It: Tuberoli Set, $90, at spacenk.com
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VICTORIA'S SECRET MERRY VANILLA TWIRL
Lingerie isn’t the only way to get sexy for the holidays. Victoria s Secret s Merry Vanilla Twirl collection is a deliciously sweet fusion of crème brulee, vanilla and starfruit. Nab a trio of the Shimmer Body Lotion, Hydrating Lotion and Body Mist for just $24.
Gift It: Merry Vanilla Twirl, three for $24, at victoriassecret.com
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STILA MAKEUP PLAYER
Makeup and music meet with Stila’s media player train case. Hook up your iPod and listen to your favorite tunes while getting gorgeous with the included foundation, eye shadow trio, lips & cheek color and lip glaze. Added bonus: you choose the makeup based on your skin tone!
Gift It: Stila Makeup Player, $70, at stila.com
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DEMETER GINGERBREAD PURSE SPRAY
Give the gift of everyone’s favorite holiday smell. At just $10 a pop, Demeter lets you layer on the traditional sweet and spicy holiday cookie – without tempting anyone to pack on the pounds.
Gift It: Gingerbread Purse Spray, $10, at demeterfragrance.com
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M.A.C MIRACLES HAPPEN VIVA GLAM LIP KIT
Has a charitable donation ever looked this gorgeous? M.A.C’s new holiday palette includes Viva Glam V and VI lipsticks along with Viva Glam V gloss in a polkadot case – and every cent goes directly to the M.A.C AIDS Fund.
Gift It: Miracles Happen Lip Kit, $23, at maccosmetics.com
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Tarte’s best-selling palette is back, and it’s all dressed up for the holidays in a bewitchingly bejeweled box. The decadent chest contains 32 shimmering and matte eye shadows plus powder bronzer, luminizer, 16 lip glosses and four powder blushes – a $686 value for $52.
Gift It: Tarte Treasure Chest, $52, at Sephora.com
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DOUBLE RICH HOT COCOA
Philosophy’s cocoa-scented shower gel is just as indulgent as a piping-hot mug! The 2 oz. 3-in-1 gel, $6, can be used as a shampoo, gel and bubble bath – and the ornament-inspired case is perfect for hanging on a tree.
Gift It: Hot Cocoa Gel, $6, at Philosophy.com
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DIOR BEAUTY CRISTAL BOREAL
The tree won’t be the only thing sparkling this holiday season. Dior’s lipgloss pendant necklace, $80, dazzles with 52 Swarovski crystals and slides open to reveal a secret reserve of glimmering Dior gloss.
Gift It: Dior Cristal Boreal, $80, at Neimanmarcus.com
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GLITZ & GLAM BRUSH SET
This perfect little set includes all the perfect pro-quality Sonia Kashuk tools she needs to look flawless – without the pro price. One blush-, two eyeshadow- and one lip-brush slip into a sleek little zippered on-the-go pouch that’ll set you back just $13 for the lot.
Gift It: LashStash, $13, at Target.com
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CHANEL FRAGRANCE WARDROBE 2009
You can’t get much better than a bottle of Chanel fragrance for the holiday – unless, of course, you give five. Chanel’s holiday fragrance set holds 0.12 oz. bottles of the design house’s most memorable scents: No. 5, Coco Mademoiselle, Allure, No. 19 and Coco.
Gift It: Chanel Fragrance Set, $110, at Neimanmarcus.com
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LASHSTASH MASCARA DELUXE SAMPLER
Talk about a mascara dream team! Sephora is fulfilling every lash-lover’s fantasy with their lavish $39 collection of 10 deluxe-sample-size mascaras by star-loved brands like Hourglass, Urban Decay and Laura Mercier.
Gift It: LashStash, $39, at Sephora.com
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YSL HOLIDAY COLLECTION 2009
Yves Saint Laurent has gathered together their must-have makeup essentials – including full-size Touche Eclat and Golden Gloss and deluxe trial sizes of Luxurious Mascara and Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in a chic little velvet clutch embroidered with those iconic initials.
Gift It: YSL Holiday Collection, $60, at Sephora.com