I usually wait until the last minute to start thinking about holiday gifts, but I love discovering one good beauty product that I give to several people. I usually rely on them as stocking stuffers or toppings to other gifts because though they're small, they pack a major punch. It'll usually be nail polish or lipstick, but the problem with the latter is that everyone has a different skin tone. My mom's coloring is different from my best friend who is different from my cousin. This plum lipstick (MAC's Rebel) magically looks good on everyone. It looks moody in the tube, but with a quick blot, the color acts more like a bright stain. I'm stocking this in spades to hand out to the women I love come December.
I wear lipstick on an almost daily basis, but only started using it a few years ago. I found the entire process intimidating - from picking the right color (these are my favorite five), applying it without looking like a clown, to having it stay put for more than 10 minutes. ...read more