Arienne’s Gift Guide: 8 great makeup musts

Arienne's Gift Guide: Makeup
I’ve always loved makeup, but now that I’m required to look “done” pretty much every day, I’m trying to learn as much as I can about product quality, application and creativity. Check out these gifts for the makeup lover in your life. They’re me-approved! — xxAT

Marc by Marc Jacobs nylon ‘Jerrie Rose’ cosmetic bag, $88 | You’ve gotta put it all somewhere, right?

Tom Ford ‘Lips Boys The Red Lips’ lipstick set, $96 | Tom Ford is the epitome of elegance and glamour — at an insane price point. Here’s how you can get a piece of the action for a (sorta) normal dollar.

NARS ‘The NARSissist’ eyeshadow palette, $79 | Get creative with a ton of rich colors from one of my favorite brands.

Bobbi Brown limited-edition mini brush set, $75 | Nobody builds a brush like Ms. Brown. This pretty set will take care of your recipient’s on-the-go needs.

Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit, $40 | I’ve dipped my toe into the world of contouring and when it’s done correctly, it looks amazing. When it isn’t … well, it’s a hot mess. Help someone find their way in the contouring gameΒ this holiday season with an awesome palette.

beautyblender x Benefit sponge, cleaner and primer kit, $38 | Want flawlessly applied makeup? You gotta get the egg. Trust me.

Marc Jacobs ‘The Sky-Liner’ seven-piece petite highliner collection, $45 | Marc can do no wrong in my book, so when he decided to try his hand at makeup, I followed faithfully. You should probably do the same.

Deborah Lippmann ‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ 15th anniversary nail polish set, $34 on sale | Nothing goes on as smooth as Lippmann. This set is a total bargain with a range of amazing colors for every occasion.