Gift Ideas: For Teens and Makeup Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for teen girl in your life? We have a list of fabulous gifts we KNOW she’d love!

Stila - Snow Angel Color Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Snow Angel Color Palette – $39 at

Create as many holiday looks as there are snowflakes in the sky with Stila’s NEW festive holiday color palette that comes in a cute snowflake-shaped pan. This set contains 12 flattering cheek colors and 18 versatile eye shadows that can be worn wet or dry for a countless number of looks. The palette comes with a deluxe Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara to complete any look in seconds. Use the included step-by-step look book for inspiration and tips so you can be an expert in no time at all.


Stila - Written In The Stars Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Written in the Stars Eye Shadow Palette – $20 at

Your eyes will twinkle and shine with this heavenly eye shadow palette that comes in a whimsical star-shape. It contains 12 gorgeous, yet neutral eye shadow shades that can be mixed and matched for many different looks.  This set is only $20, making it the perfect gift for every girl on your list (including yourself) this Christmas season.


Stila - Luxe Eye Shadow Palette (Multi) - BeautyStila Luxe Eye Shadow Palette – $45 at

This luxurious eye shadow palette features a mix of six cream-to-powder eye shadows and three micro-matte shades that are both versatile and sexy. You can play with different textures easily, even if you are new to makeup. The cream-to-powder eye shadows dolls you up with sparkle, while the micro-matte shadows deliver long-lasting color. This unique palette comes with a built-in mirror, look book manual and a Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Ladyfish (golden pewter). The perfect gift for a teenage girl that has recently started wearing makeup!


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Get Ali Larter’s Awesome Lip Color

We are lovers of all things exciting and with a pop of color… lipstick is absolutely no exception. Enter Ali Larter’s reddish pink lip color from a red carpet look recently. Take a gander…

This is most definitely bordering on red but has a little less drama than a hard, red lip… we likey! I went out to see what I thought might be the best lip color to match this, that is obviously attainable for us regular gals and here is what I found. My choice for most affordable and closest match?

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire and Ice, available in stores and online

via Glamour

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Makeup Collection for Spring / Summer 2010

This coral-inspired collection from Bobbi Brown is the perfect collection for the summer season!

I got to try out a couple products from the new collection and I’m super excited. I don’t usually post about makeup because I get stuck in a rut with the same products, but these definitely made me change up my routine.

The Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick is one of my favorite compacts in my makeup bag now. This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, warm pink glow. Works well with neutral and pink blush shades or all alone. I’ve also used each individual color as eyeshadow for a great daytime look.

My favorite lipstick was the Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color in Coral Reef. This Metallic Lip Color is made with a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls for medium coverage with multi-dimensional shimmer. Coral Reef is the perfect medium pink coral color that perfectly compliments pale skin tones, anyone with red hair, and those who are looking for the perfect neutral color for everyday wear.

Bobbi’s lip gloss is unlike anything I’ve ever tried before. It comes in the cutest little square tube and applies expertly with a small brush, similar to a nail polish brush, but shorter. Formulated with aloe extract to soothe and soften lips; vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection; and jojoba and avocado oils to keep lips moisturized. My favorite color in the Coral Collection was the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Coral Sand which is the nicest neutral lip gloss shade ever. It’s perfect alone for a casual glossy lip or apply it over your favorite lipstick to add a shimmer and gorgeous glossy look.

Shop the Coral Cabana Collection on

Today is the LAST DAY for Bobbi Brown’s 3 Deluxe Sample Promotion! Pick three generously-sized minis with any purchase at checkout. Ends TODAY!

Generously- sized minis include:

    - Mini Rich Color Gloss in Pink Buff
    - Protective Face Lotion SPF 15 Sample
    - Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover Sample
    - EXTRA Eye Repair Cream Sample
    - EXTRA SPF25 Moisturizing Balm Sample
    - Extreme Party Mascara Sample
    - Vitamin Enriched Face Base Sample
    - Crystal Lip Gloss Sample

You can also enjoy a complimentary Full Size Lip Gloss in Nougat ($20 value) with your $65 Order. Use code SHINE5. Offer ends 6/29/2010.