It’s officially t-minus 24 hours till Christmas! If you’re still scrambling for gifts and those oh-so-easy-to-forget stocking stuffers, new and true beauty products will always dazzle and excite, especially if they are pint-sized!
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultimate Eyeliner Collection
This “pencil box” has seven Aqua Eyes sticks, which are creamy and smudge proof; four waterproof Aqua liners; and three Kohl liners, all ranging in color from jade green to purple. There is also a pencil sharpener and a tutorial (exclusively at Sephora for $160).
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Sticks
These shadow sticks deliver that perfect mix of a powdery, creamy finish, and come in 21 different colors. Pop into your purse and apply; it’s as easy as that! $25 each at MallyBeauty.com orQVC.com.
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
The sequel to the popular Naked palette, this practical 12-shadow collection features neutral shades like Booty Call (shimmery cork) and Suspect (pale golden beige with light shimmer). Also included is a travel-size lip gloss and brush ($50). Available at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s (urbandecay.com).
Burberry Body Purse Spray
A refreshing woody yet sweet spritz in compact, feminine packaging. Top notes include absinthe and peach; the base features a vanilla musk ($68 each,Burberry.com).
The house of Ermenegildo Zegna has five new scents for men, which share Italian Bergamot and come in a sleek square bottle. Options include Sicilian Mandarin (spearmint, petitgrain and moss) and Javanese Patchouli (pink pepper, tonka bean and cedar wood). ($195 at the Zegna boutiques).
Jimmy Choo Parfum
The 2012 collector’s bottle looks like an oversized jewel and contains an amber-colored fragrance described by the company as a “bolder version of the Eau de Parfum.” Top notes include tiger orchid and candied orange, followed by cypress, caramel, sandalwood and patchouli ($150, JimmyChoo.com).
Aerin Mini Lipsticks and Glosses
These diminutive gold-colored tubes from Estée Lauder’s granddaughter’s line contain two muted beige colors (Winter Rose and Love) and two purple tones: Lolabird, a fuchsia, and Dahlia, a gothic dark plum. The glosses, Nude and Kiss (a dusty rose) come in tiny mirrored compacts (both $30 each, aerin.com).
Chantecalle Nocturne Lip Chic
A part-gloss, part-lipstick collection that goes on smooth and is full of color. Nocturne, a muted raspberry, is a wonderful complement to fair skin ($35,Chantecaille.com).
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense
Clinique has injected its famous large lip crayons with more color to make a bit more of a statement during the holidays ($16 each, Clinique.com).
After sipping coffee, tea or red wine, swipe this sleek white pen of mostly hydrogen peroxide over the teeth for stain prevention. The formula also contains vitamins C and E. ($25 at GloScience.com.)
Korres Lip Butters Collection
Priced at $25, this trio, made with shea butter and rice wax, offers three “flavors”: jasmine (light pink), wild rose (dark pink) and pomegranate (dark berry). The colors are subtle and the scents are natural yet strong. (Sephora.com).
MAC Glamour Daze Lipsticks
With names like Dramatic Encounter (dark purple) and Outrageously Fun (magenta violet), this line is poised for New Year’s Eve. ($16.50 each, maccosmetics.com)
Cle De Peau Palette Voyage
This oversized compact, in the form of a vintage trunk case, opens to reveal a mirror, along with three brushes, a mini black mascara, an eye shadow quad (gold, peach, rust and champagne), blush, a mini lipstick in a rose shade and dark brown eyeliner and face powder, all made with argan oil ($180 at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman).
Dior Grand Bal Palette
Evocative of the “carnet de bal,” a notebook that held dance cards for formal ballroom dances in the 19th century, this elegant palette is held together by a “pen” (black eyeliner). In place of the dance cards is a mirror, glistening bronze and silver eye shadows with gold sparkles, and two lip glosses — rose and a shimmering translucent shade ($85 at Dior.com).
Pinch Mini Emergency Kit For Her
Glamorous and colorful zippered pouches containing 17 beauty essentials: hair spray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss and adhesive bandage ($15 each at pinchprovisions.com).