Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Teens

by Gio

holiday teens

When I buy a beauty present for a teenager, I tend to go for palettes with bright and colorful shades so that they can experiment with different looks. I also look for presents with cute packaging and affordable prices, like those listed below:

Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box ($30.00) is a versatile palette with an artsy packaging created by Kime Buzzelli, darling of the LA art scene. The palette includes a nice mix of both bright and natural shades, a 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero and a mini size of Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Inspired by baked goods, Philosophy The Bake Shoppe ($30) is a bath & body set filled with sweets treats: Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, Raspberry Mouse Flavored Lip Shine and Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

Pupa Small Puposka Palette (€15,90) is a cute little doll that contains 4 eyeshadows, 4 lipsticks with glitter and a mirror. It comes in three color versions: red, white and dark blue.

Stila Lip Glaze Collection ($25.00) features 8 mini lip glazes in Starfruit, Kitten, Cranberry, Blackberry, Marmalade, Pinkle Twinkle, Plum Fairy and Candy.

NYX Makeup Set S104 ($25.00) contains 78 eyeshadows shades in both bright and natural colors to create endless looks. It also includes applicators and a mirror.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Collection Set ($35.00) is a Sephora exclusive kit featuring five vibrant eyeliner shades in black, dark grey, blue with green highlights, shimmering plum and champagne. Waterproof and long-lasting, these creamy liners can be used as eyeshadows too.

Barry M Deluxe Eyeshadow Kit (£9.95) is a pretty pink palette that contains 9 beautiful and colorful eyeshadow shades, an applicator and mirror.

The right tools are very important to create a perfect face. Ecotools 6 Piece Brush Set ($10.99) includes 5 high-quality and earth-friendly brushes (eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, concealer and Lash & Brow Groomer brushes).

Harajuku Lovers Solid Perfumes ($18.50) are five scents packaged in the cutest pots ever. Available in Music, Love (both floral), Lil’ Angel (fresh citrus), Baby (white floral) and G (woody oriental).

Cargo Essential Eyeshadow Palette ($32.00) comes in 3 versions (Warm, Cool and Dark), all featuring neutral shades with both matte and satin finishes. Each shade is embossed with its use (Browbone, Lid, Crease, Outer Corner) to make application easy for makeup newbies.

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Connie December 1, 2009 - 1:49 pm

ooh! Those Harajuku sold Perfumes look like just the thing for my bf’s 16-year-old sis. she likes cutesy stuff. hehe. I don’t think we have them here though! but thanks for the idea! I’ll probably look into getting her something cute 🙂
.-= Connie´s last blog ..Reviews + Swatches: NYX Lipglosses =-.

Sapphire December 2, 2009 - 8:05 am

wow..this sets are all so how i wish they sell it over here 🙁 which they dont i think..anyways its seriously a post worth readin 🙂

beautifulwithbrains December 2, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Connie, that’s a shame, those are soo cute and would have made a great present. I’m sure you’ll manage to find something even cuter for her 🙂

beautifulwithbrains December 2, 2009 - 5:44 pm

Sapphire, where do you live? I know all products won’t probably be available worldwide, but hopefully most of them are. Hope you can find what you want 🙂

All Women Stalker December 3, 2009 - 2:38 pm

i love the solid perfumes! They’re indeed very cute that I want them for myself, not for my sisters or teen cousins. LOL. I’ve been lemming for the Ecotools brush set as well. It’s actually on my wishlist for this season!
– Kaith

beautifulwithbrains December 7, 2009 - 12:19 pm

Kathy, I’d be tempted to keep the solid purfumes for myself too, they are indeed very cute 😉


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