The holiday season is the absolute perfect excuse to gift yourself a little beauty–from a festive new lip color to a lifesaving under-eye concealer.  It’s the best time of the year to take advantage of holiday gift sets, palettes and special values that just are too good to pass up. Take some tips from our favorite Charlotte-area bloggers on their go-to holiday products–I see they have some of my secret wants from Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury.   And as much as we are doing for others, why not indulge a little?

Holiday Glam in Your 20s

From Kathryn Menzies | southerntailored

Anastasia Beverly Hill Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

This palette has everything you need to create both a natural daytime eye and an amped-up evening look with deeper and brighter shades to accent your smokey eye.



Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips Glossy Lipstick in Walk of Shame

Nothing makes you feel more put together than a statement lip–and this one is the perfect deeper wine/berry tone that looks good on everyone.


Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque

This time of the year is so busy that all that fun means that sometimes I need a little brightness in the under-eye area.  Corrector goes under your concealer to combat those dark circles and leaves you looking refreshed.



Holiday Glam in Your 30s

From Stacee Michelle | @itsstaceemichelle

Eylure Cosmetics London Brow Palette Trio

Sculpt, shade and define your brows with this complete brow palette and handy applicator. The sculpting wax will tame and color even the wildest of brows and leave them looking glossy and polished, while the hyper-pigmented powder color adds extraordinary depth to brows. Finish with a sweep of the flattering matt highlighter under brows to really define and open your eyes.


Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey

Illuminate your natural beauty! This innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow.


Pat McGrath Opulence: The Collection MatteTrance Lipstick Duos in Pink Sapphire Duo: MatteTrance Christy + MatteTrance Forbidden Love

One swipe creates a velvet matte texture on contact, and each lipstick comes presented in a luxuriously lacquered case. Wear each one solo, or combine them to create a bespoke, contoured effect.



Holiday Glam In Your 40s

From Laura Long | @smartsouthernstyle

Benefit Glam Francisco Limited Edition Value Set

Each holiday season, Benefit Cosmetics comes out with the best gift sets. This one has my favorite mascara, bronzer and brow highlighter all included. These are products I use year round, but I always stock up on this gift set during the holidays because you get 4 full sized products

Tarte Gleam Team Highlighter

I love to add a little highlighter to my face, especially during the holidays. I love this highlighter, because there are 2 highlighters in one – a twist up stick and a liquid formula with a wand tip. I personally like the twist-up stick because it is easy to swipe on my face and go!

Nars Blush in Super Orgasm

Nars blush has been my go-to for several years. For daily use, I wear the color Orgasm because it is a pretty neutral color that looks good with every skin tone. However, at the holidays, I like to use the color Super Orgasm because it has more sparkle and shimmer in it that is perfect for those holiday festivities.


Holiday Glam In Your 50s

From Barb Brooks | @southernblondchic

Lancome Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara

I love the consistency, the build (doesn’t flake), and the fact that I can put it on in the morning and I’m set with fabulous lashes all day and all night.  Perfect with your prettiest holiday dress or just a gift exchange with your favorite girlfriends. It’s the best mascara I’ve used hands down!

Lancome Brow Densify Powder-To-Cream in Blonde

As a blonde, my brows are MIA the minute I remove my makeup, and I believe a strong brow frames the face and is essential for a complete look. That’s probably why I am always on the hunt for a great brow product and girls, I’ve found a keeper!

Lancome L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss Buildable High Shine Long-Wear Lip Gloss in Power Rose

Y’all I am a lipstick fanatic–I do everything with my lips on.  This gorgeous gloss from Lancome is just SO GLAM! And the beautiful color that will not fade.  A definite NEED as we move into the holidays — and so many amazing colors!



Holiday Glam in Your 60s

From Jan Correll | @silver_isthenewblonde

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lips

This product is brand new and I have read and watched a number of videos about it. I am ordering it now for the holiday season; in Walk of Shame and Pillow Talk.

Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish

I love this product to keep my skin looking hydrated and silky smooth for the holidays and party wear.

Nest Fragrances Trio Set

I buy Nest holiday scents every year and although not a glam product, they get me in the holiday spirit quicker than a party, a holiday cookie or good old Santa himself!