bareMinerals & Buxom Holiday 2014 Makeup Collections!

BareMinerals The Big Top

BareMinerals The Big Top

Holiday gifts sets began making their debut as early as August, so technically I am bringing these to you late.  Go figure. Every year the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier, as evident by all the Christmas decorations already popping up along side the Halloween costumes. Beauty and makeup companies are also jumping on the trend by releasing their beauty/makeup holiday gift sets in the spooktacular month of October.

In fact, if you want to get your hands on one for yourself or someone else, you might want to act now since some of these gift sets are already selling out. (Just ask anyone who missed out on the Lorac Mega Pro Palette.) Below, is a list of the latest and greatest 2014 holiday gift set options available right now at Sephora, Ulta, department stores, and in the brands’ boutiques or on their websites.

Bare Minerals Step Bright UP – with a circus theme in read, white and black, I adore the clever packaging. There are SO many sets, many a fabulous value, I’m just hitting the highlights! I will reviews on several of these sets, so stay tuned!!

Bare Minerals describes their 2014 holiday collection as, “What you’re about to experience is something totally different. Step into the spotlight and behold an exhilarating extravaganza of daring, drama and the unimaginable, brought to life through fantastical color, inspiring beauty and gifts that will leave them speechless. You’ve got to see it to believe it—and once you do, you won’t be able to look away. As always, we put on a good show.”

The Bare Minerals holiday collection is probably one of the largest of any of the beauty brands I’ve seen. The brand has divided their collection into three categories, Stocking Stuffers (gifts are $25 and under), Gift Extravaganza (gift sets are $26-$50), and Show-Stopping Presents (gift sets are over $50). Gift sets range from makeup to skincare, to brush collections, and much more. It is a very well thought out collection of gifts for every budget.

The Big Top $79 (pictured above) 
Eye liners smolder, blushes glow in pops of warm, rosy tints, and lipsticks and glosses glisten in a dazzling array of rich satin finishes. And for the ultimate flawless finishing act, primers, brightener and finishing powder thrill to please with true complexion perfection.

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Collector’s Edition Deluxe Size Original Foundation ($39.50) More than twice the size, this collector’s edition of award-winning ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 delivers flawless coverage with a no-makeup look and feel. Available in 7 shades.

72022-0 (480x480)READY Convertible Eye Shadow Palette $39
This convertible eye shadow palette provides an eye-catching array of twelve shades in go-to color families of pink, plum, gold and green . 12 eyeshadows, each .05 oz. bareMinerals did a palette like this last year too,it’s great being able to customize the shades and carry them with you!

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The Kissing Booth $26
Step right up to outrageous, glistening shine with these gorgeous peach, pink and plum glosses in cream & shimmer finishes.

72089-0 (480x480)Spectacular Skin $58
A must-have collection for spectacular skin day and night that includes a cleanser, night serum and moisturizer—all with our proprietary ActiveSoil™ Complex for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.


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I Love the Nightlife $29 
This collection of Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liners includes five must-have nighttime shades for seriously stunning eye looks that last. Also available in Afternoon Delights $29 Each of these five wearable, must-have daytime shades glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity and strikingly beautiful eye looks that last.

72513-0 (480x480)In the Spotlight $54  bareMinerals exclusive
You’ll take center spotlight with this mesmerizing eye, cheek and lip color collection, featuring NEW Shimmer Glaze™ Lip Topcoat for a standing ovation of glamorous shimmer. Includes bag.

imgThe Main Attraction $54
Get your face in the spotlight with this seven-piece makeup set for sultry, smoky eyes, shimmering lips, and a warm, sophisticated glow that leaves an air of mystery. I WANT!72517-0 (480x480)Buffing Beauties $49
Contour, buff and blend your way to heavenly results with this luxurious brush collection featuring five full-size professional brushes for face and eyes. Includes brush case.

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The Magic Act $39

Dust on spellbinding shades and contour, highlight, and sweep on blush for amazing eyes and cheeks. With bareMinerals READY® eyeshadows, blush, and luminizer in sparkling tones, you can touch up and stand out with a radiant glow—even when you’re on the go.

72519-0 (480x480)The Magnificent Seven $18 

This collection of pocket-sized Marvelous Moxie Lip Glosses includes seven best-selling shades for fabulously full, deeply moisturized lips.

 Buxom Dolly’s High Roller, Winner Takes All & Lip Gloss Roulette

 This year Buxom is offering three different holiday gifts sets, all with a Vegas, gambling type theme. Available exclusively at Sephora,

The Winner Takes All features three sheer, shimmering lip polishes and a trio of sleek, glimmer-free lip creams in deliciously juicy shades for $39.

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Dolly’s High Roller is an all-in-one palette featuring lip polish, lip cream, blush, bronzer & luminizer, eyeliner, and eyeshadows for $42. I really, really want this–can you hear me Santa?

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Buxom’s Lip Gloss Roulette features 15 mini Full-On Lip Polishes & Lip Creams for $59.

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I think lots of these will make great gifts with the cute packaging and the great prices for the sets. What do you think of the bareMinerals and Buxom Holiday Collections?