2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot LE Holiday Beauty Gifts

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2015 Gift Guide: Hot Beauty Gifts Edition

Can you believe this is our 4th annual gift guide? We can't! We found some of the best of the best for you guys, so grab your credit cards and get excited.

In this edition we're highlighting the beauty products we think are some of the hottest holiday launches for 2015--perfect for any makeup junkie. Keep in mind, all but 1 of these products are limited edition, so nab them while you can!

Don't forget to check back as we'll be releasing the remaining editions of our gift guide throughout this week and next.

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1. Make Up For Ever Cyber Monday Artist Shadow Collector's Palette

holiday gift guide 2015 make up for ever cyber monday artist shadow collector's palette

You guys probably remember our previous post on this amazing 30-shadow mega-palette, so it likely comes as no surprise that it's at the top of our hot beauty gift picks! This palette has everything from mattes to shimmers to metallics. We love it and definitely recommend adding it to your holiday wishlists or (if you have the budget) grabbing it for the beauty junkie in your life!

And yes, this was released for Cyber Monday, but it looks as though there are still some available so run!

Check out our full review and set of swatches.

Price - $280 retail ($714 value)
Where to Buy - MakeupForever.com  

2. Formula X Bottle Service Set

holiday gift guide 2015 formula x bottle service nail polish set


This has got to be one of the cutest nail polish holiday sets we've ever seen! With faux champagne bottle packaging, this set is decadent inside and out and totally has that "wow" factor as a gift. This gorgeous bottle holds 10 mini bottles of polish and has a relatively budget-friendly price tag, making it worth considering as a gift for yourself or others in my opinion!

Price - $36.50 retail
Where to Buy - Sephora/Sephora.com

3. Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Lit

holiday gift guide 2015 urban decay naked illuminated highlighter

When we originally posted about this highlighter we knew it'd be a hit with our readers--and it was! We still think this has one of the most unique finishes, both sparkly and demi-matte. Especially with the warm spell we're having this holiday season, it seems like the perfect time to bare those shoulders and highlight away!

Check out our full review and swatches.

Price - $30 retail
Where to Buy - UrbanDecay.com, Sephora/Sephora.com

4. Anna Sui Holiday Snow Collection

holiday gift guide 2015 anna sui holiday snow collection
You guys know we adore Anna Sui year-round with her killer packaging and whimsically feminine hues, so the second we caught a glimpse of her holiday collection we were smitten. The Snow Collection comes in 2 sets--Frozen Love and Thawed Heart. Each includes a gorgeous cheek compact with floral print, star-shaped lippy and pigment all housed in an ornate jewelry-box like box.

Price - $59 retail
Where to Buy - Beauty.com and Urban Outfitters Stores (sold out online)

5. Sephora Be Spotted The Voyager Bag

holiday gift guide 2015 sephora be spotted the voyager bag
Sephora released its Be Spotted collection and the entire beauty world went crazy for its rose gold leopard print and rose gold hardware. I have to say, while the bag itself is pretty I cannot get over how much this thing holds, especially with its hinged doctor's bag style opening! I recently showed you guys on instagram just how much I was able to store inside when I bought it on a recent trip. You need this bag--need!

Price - $28 retail
Where to Buy - Currently sold out in this print on Sephora.com, but check stores or grab it in black!

6. Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit

holiday gift guide 2015 make up for ever artist plexi-gloss kit
 MUFE's plexi-glosses are some of the best lip glosses we've swatched this year, so when we saw this adorable set (complete with that must-have little wristlet) we knew you guys needed it! The colors are fantastic and range from subtle to vibrant, which is great especially if you're just dipping your toes into the plexi-gloss pool. That bag is so darn cute (I'm such a sucker for cute bags) and the glosses are full-size, which is awesome. You can't pass this up, especially at this value!

You can view our swatches and general thoughts on a handful of MUFE's Plexi-Glosses before you snag this set.

Price - $43 retail ($76 value)
Where to Buy - MakeupForever.com Sephora/Sephora.com

 7. Urban Decay Vice 4 Holiday 2015

holiday gift guide 2015 urban decay vice 4

Urban Decay's Vice palettes tend to be general favorites in the beauty community and while we have a few, this one in particular is one of our favorites. From its holographic, shattered packaging to the amazing assembly of hues chosen this year, this one is a must for any Urban Decay fan in my opinion! We love that it comes in a special coordinated bag this year, too.

Check out our full set of swatches and review!

Price - $60 retail
Where to Buy - UrbanDecay.com, Sephora/Sephora.com 

8. Lancome My French Noel Palette (La Palette 29 Faubourg Saint Honore)

holiday gift guide 2015 lancome my french noel palette

Lancome palettes are always extremely elegant in my opinion, but they pulled out all the stops on this beautiful LE Christmas palette. This palette includes 6 shadows, 1 hydrating lip base and 2 lip colors (hidden behind a little gold door within the palette). I love the fact that the lip products are protected from any potential fallout from the shadows by that cute little door--so thoughtful! This palette also comes with a double-sided brush and while I personally tend not to use brushes like this I know many do. C'est joli, no?

Price - $65 retail
Where to Buy - Sephora/Sephora.com (sold out online, check in-store or on Canada or France's website if you can't live without it)

9. Make Up For Ever 15 Artist Shadow Palette

holiday gift guide 2015 make up for ever 15 artist shadow palette

Yes, we're including a second MUFE palette in the Hot Beauty Gifts edition of our gift guide because it's not only a fabulous palette, but also a bit more budget-friendly for those that can't afford the amazing Collector's palette above (which we highly recommend). This palette includes 15 beautiful shadows that range from neutral to sultry. Keep in mind, unlike the Collector's palette, this palette is more focused on trendy shimmers and metallics and not mattes. We don't really feel that's a deal breaker since we tend to look for fun shades in our holiday palettes and save our staple colors and mattes for our more practical purchases year-round. If you haven't had the pleasure of checking out MUFE's new gel-to-powder eyeshadow formula this is a great way to do it, especially at this price. Keep in mind, the shadows in this palette are nearly full-size (.06 oz in this palette vs .08 oz in full-size pans), which makes the entire palette an amazing value!

If you're curious about MUFE's new eyeshadow formula check out our review.

Price - $59 retail ($221 value)
Where to Buy - MakeupForever.com Sephora/Sephora.com

10. Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss Collection Holiday 2015

holiday gift guide 2015 make up for ever artist plexi-gloss collection holiday 2015

We posted the swatches for this MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss set and you guys went crazy! In fact, these have been some of our highest trafficked swatches this year, so obviously we had to include them in our gift guide since you loved them as much as we did. The formula is fantastic and the shades included in this set are dynamic, varying in finishes and hues--all around a winner!

Check out our original review and swatches.

Price - $150 retail ($228 value)
Where to Buy - MakeUpForEver.com/MUFE Boutiques; Sephora.com/Sephora  

*Want a chance to win this set? We're giving it away to our readers for the holidays. Click here to learn more and enter!

Those are our Hot Beauty Gift picks for 2015. Stay tuned because we'll be sharing more from our gift guide soon as well as launching a fabulous giveaway. We have some amazing gift picks we know you'll love!


  1. what a great guide! can't go wrong with makeup!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  2. Great choices! Gave me some new ideas for makeup I need!

  3. Anna Sui Holiday Collection has to be on the top of my list! Love all of your picks! :)

    1. Thank you! Anna Sui really knows how to do fabulous collections ;)

  4. Love the champagne bottle polish - super cute and unique, which makes the perfect gift!

  5. Plexi-glasses PLEASE! So pretty!


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