bareMinerals and BUXOM holiday launches include a few fabulous kits and value sets, a few of which I had a chance to try out. Three fabulous gifts that I would highly recommend are the BUXOM Don’t Miss a Beat 6-piece Mini Full-On Lip Polish Set ($32; sephora.com), The Precious Gems Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm Trio ($26; shop.nordstrom.com) and the Deluxe Mineral Veil Finishing Powder Collector’s Edition ($36; shop.nordstrom.com), which is gorgeous!
BUXOM Don’t Miss a Beat features 6 mini lip polishes from nudes to bright pinky reds. The Lip Polishes are a tad sticky, but very shimmery and glossy. I’m not a big fan of the minty scent, but the formula is very moisturizing and forgiving even on the driest of lips. BUXOM does one of these kits each year and its a great way to try out some of the lip polishes.
bareMinerals Precious Gems Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm Trio comes with a nude, pink and a berry tined lip balm in a smooth, creamy formula. Its quite nourishing and just the kind of lip product I’d reach out to all the time. The colors are all very wearable, with just a pop of color and a little bit of a glossy shine.
Deluxe Mineral Veil Finishing Powder Collector’s Edition is beautifully packaged and one of the standout pieces from the collection. The Mineral Viel is a tad matte looking on me, but I really like the flawless finish it gives, especially when used over a light base, with a big, fluffy brush.The packaging is very festive and the lid has a gorgeous design that looks vanity worthy!