NEW in Makeup PLUS Gift Ideas (Video)

I'm back! The fire alarm went off around 3 am Monday morning, and once I finally fell back asleep (it was a prank, so all is well), I ended up sleeping in too late to post, but I'm back with a post today! Here's a pic of Charlie to make up for it:

He's so cute! That was an outtake from my latest video, link below, that I'm really hoping you'll check out. Anyway, I wanted to share some NEW in beauty products that could possibly be gift ideas to give/receive. I was sent these and I loved them and thought you might, too! A two-in-one combo for a post! I tried to feature things you might not have heard of before. Don't worry, I'll have more gift ideas on Friday too for all budgets. But let's get into what's new:

The Braid Book
  • Smaller braids, city chic with an urban flair
  • Over 20 braids
  • $16.99

  • $58
  • luxurious gift to ask for
  • you GLITTERALLY need this since it has glitter handles and a cute clutch
  • At ULTA

  • $68 (you were good this year)
  • Super soft face brushes with a clutch
  • Only at ULTA

Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection Face Palette

  • $42
  • four must-have, talc-free powder formulas that instantly enhance and brighten your features: new Sunshine in a Compact™ Matte Bronzer, new Perfect Lighting™ Luminizer, new Bye Bye Pores Blush™, and award-winning Bye Bye Pores Pressed™ Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder

Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Set and Makeup Revolution Precision Eye Set
  • $30, $23
  • Gorgeous, soft brushes that provide excellent blending, sculpting, and more
  • These are my current faves. And they're in rose gold! SWOON!
 Pixi by Petra Pixi By Petra Ultimate Beauty Kit 3rd Edition 
  • $34
  • Makeup kit with eye shadows, blushes, contour, highlights and more in holiday packaging
  • excellent travel kit

  • Stackable pigments for intense glow
  • $12
Also pictured: red lipstick and eye silk liners (still looking for link but they are at Target)

  • $42
  • eye-popping liquid eye shadows--these are INCREDIBLE
  • developed by makeup artist/Insta star Angel Merino

  • $42
  • four matte and glossy liquid lipsticks--the third shade is SO pretty and is my fave
  • excellent staying power--as in all through Thanksgiving
swatches with the flash on so you can see the glow!

Want more? There are a few more items that are just in the video below. PLEASE watch and let me know what you think. It's around 7.5 minutes.

Which of these caught your eye?

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  1. Both makeup brush sets are so nice! I've had my eye on the It Cosmetics brush set for a few weeks!

  2. Ugh, who would do such a thing at 3am. So sorry, but hopefully you got some good catchup sleep. These are such great beauty gifts. I love the It! pallet and brushes!
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. I wish I could braid! That braid book looks like it has some cool styles in it! I love those brush sets! The ItCosmetics is so pretty!

    Doused In Pink

  4. Oooooo....I need that Braid Book so bad! And yes to the Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit:)

  5. ah great list! i love that braid book. i'm horrid at them and can't even french braid :( i love those pixi sets!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  6. Elle! You just made my wishlist even longer! LOL. I'm swooning over those brushes and the Makeup Revolution brushes as well. I've been wanting to try oval brushes for so long, and I think that set is now going straight to the top of my list. The glitter brushes are gorgeous as well. Ugh. Decisions, decisions. Haha. Thanks for sharing with us girl, these are all great ideas!!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  7. So, I will choose :) Ooohh, so many great ideas! But I choose the Pixi kit, because I love practical kits, like that one, with many colors! And the Braid book, I never saw something like that and now I want it! By the way, ooooh, so cute, this dose of cuteness is so good - Charlie! He is adorable, but alas, surely you heard this 258 times before!

  8. Ooh the eye kit is gorgeous! I wouldn't mind glitter brushes but my little one would DEFINITELY steal them, haha!

  9. These are amazing gift sets! I love that huge Pixi set and that braid book would be so good to give. Awesome suggestions Elle!


  10. I really want to try those cool brushes by Makeup Revolution- I've been seeing this brush style everywhere and it looks so lux!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. Look how cute Charlie is! I love all these gift ideas, aren't the IT brush sets fabulous?! The braid book is such a great idea. I always wished I could do those fancy braids on myself!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  12. Great ideas! And Charlie is so cute! :)

    The Style Collector

  13. I was going to get my friend some make up brushes for Christmas... perfect timing for this post ;)

  14. Great post! I stink at braiding my own hair.. I need a hair braiding guide! lol - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  15. Ooh those countour brushes are intriguing. I would love a tutorial on how to use those! Sorry about the fire alarm, that stinks!

  16. Charlie is adorable, but I’m sorry to hear about the false fire alarm at 3 am, that’s not a funny prank, that's just mean. I don’t wear makeup by one of my best friends does; I’m going to get her the Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Set, and Eye set, I think she will love it, and they are affordable.

  17. As a girl who loves braids, that braid book is quite fabulous! And I really love those makeup brushes too.

  18. I asked for the Tarte brush set for Christmas this year, but they're already sold out! I'll have to tell my family about some of those it cosmetics set because they look like ones that I'd love!

  19. Ah! I just love that you and Charlie have matching sweaters. That's precious! :)

    Those eye shadow pigments looked awesome! Super pigmented!

    That glittery case is so cute!

  20. I would love to see travel ideas in your next video: what to bring if it's a different climate then what you live in, how to narrow down items for long trips, any must haves or multi tasking products! Love the video today!

  21. Watched this morning as I was getting ready and totally swooned when you showed the Makeup Revolution brushes!
    I NEED to get my hands on some IT brushes as well!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  22. How gorgeous are all those brush sets, love them all! Sorry about the fire alarm going off, I hope you've been able to catch up on your sleep <3
    Green Fashionista

  23. I can't believe how rich the colors are for the liquid eye shadows! Gorgeous! And I love the Too Faced palette too!

  24. Good thing the fire alarm was just a prank. I think I'd be super happy if any of these landed under my Christmas tree especially those gorgeous Makeup Revolution brushes. My obsession with rose gold continues ;p

  25. These are all lovely gifts! The braid book looks cool, and that it cosmetics palette is speaking to me!

  26. These are all such great gift ideas, especially the kit by Pixi!


  27. I need to learn how to even just french braid. I can kind of do it with my daughters hair, but it isn't tight enough and falls out after an hour. I love anything Pixi!


  28. Oh my that sucks! But that braid book looks super fab, and funny I was just thinking I needed a new brush set. Hmmm.

    Allie of

  29. Everything looks great! I love the It Cosmetics brush sets! Those brushes are amazing! I'll have to look into the Makeup Revolution set.

  30. Loving your gift ideas but I got to say I'm besotted with Charlie! OMG so much cuteness!


  31. These are some totally amazing gift ideas :)

  32. What a awesome collection. Love those eye polish collection and braid book.

  33. How interesting is that braid book ad those brush sets, they are gorgeous!! :) xx


  34. The two IT Cosmetics makeup brush sets interest me the most!

  35. Ahh, saving these post for later! So many goodies! I love that pixie palette and those rose gold contouring brushes!

  36. That It Cosmetics palette is calling my name. I've fallen in love with that brand recently and find myself needing all the It things. I love the glitter brushes too. I think all brushes should come with glitter handles. I've ordered some oval brushes from Amazon and I love them. They aren't as cute as those rose gold ones though. That's such a good pic of you and Charlie!

  37. You and Charlie are to cute !!! Love the red lips on you and thank you for all the great present ideas!!! Just love it all and so fun to watch you :) !! Have a lovely weekend !! X


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