CMG Beauty Gift Guide Under $50
Here is the ULTIMATE beauty gift guide + the best part? It’s ALL under $50! I put together a collection of my FAVORITE glam products. The rosiest brush sets, the yummiest shower gel, the most PERFECT nude lip glosses.. Babes, it’s ALL here, ready to sparkle + shine it’s way under your trees . Let’s jump into the PRETTIEST holiday season yet!
OH MY GOSH, I cannot get over the colors in this LIMITED-EDITION lip set! There’s 3 BEAUTIFUL soft matte colors ‘On Mute, Peachy, Sand’ (matte=no shine). These are the PERFECT NUDE LIP colors, day or night. ‘Beaming liquid lipstick’ is a STUNNING metallic pinky rose color! And I’m IN LOVE with the ‘Summer Vibes’ gloss because it has little gold flecks in an iridescent pinky peach color, which makes it such a PRETTY topper for any lip combo. This set is EVERYTHING you’ve ever wanted in a nude lip. ($40)
Gorgeous voluminous blowouts + big bouncy curls? YES, please! This hot tool COMBINES your blow dryer + curling iron. the best of both worlds! Cuts down on dry time + leaves hair SMOOTH + shiny. This allows you to minimize the heat you apply to your hair for styling, which keeps it HEALTHY + helps maintain your color. Simple, easy to use + can use it right at the root for ULTIMATE volume. Holiday HAIR, here we come! It’s just over the $50 price point, but TOTALLY worth it. ($52)
Ok, this is a MUST have! It has SO many uses! Thermal water balances the PH of the skin, which helps soothe even the driest + most sensitive of faces. I LOVE it as a fine mist makeup set, especially in the dry New York winters. It’s a TRAVEL/FLIGHT must-have. This spray belongs in your bag or car at ALL times. Pro Tip: Keep in the fridge for an amazing COOLING, refresh on those extra sleepy mornings. ($13.50)
If you don’t have a Jade Roller, you NEED one. These little babies are MAGIC for depuffing tired/puffy skin. It’s a super luxurious + effective way to apply your serums + skincare. You can use it for lymphatic massage (helps drain trapped fluid under the skin). This one is ROSE QUARTZ, also known as the ‘heart stone’ which has soothing + calming abilities. This set also comes with a Gua Sha tool which is amazing for relaxing muscle tension + helps remove toxin build up. Basically, it’s a magical set for glowing depuffed skin. ($17)
This is a brush set you’ll WANT on your vanity! It comes with a mix of 7 synthetic + natural haired brushes all adorned with an ULTRA-GLAM rose gold finish. The set comes with a SUPER cute carrying case. Perfect for TRAVEL. It literally has a brush for EVERY step of your makeup routine; foundation, contour, blush, setting powder, lid/shadow, crease + detail brush! The price just dropped from $25 to $15. so SNATCH this set up. It will definitely sell out. ($25. Sale price $15)
This shower gel is my BFF right now. It transforms into a luscious foam, that gently cleanses + leaves your skin SO SATINY SMOOTH. It’s infused with almond oil + nourishing lipids which your body just drinks in while washing. It SMELLS incredible. I LOVE this French body line. At 8.5 months pregnant, in the middle of a New York winter, my skin is SO DRY. I need ALL the hydration + pampering I can get. This baby REALLY does the trick. For the silkiest shave + the softest skin, this will quickly become a staple in your shower. ($25)
RIDE or DIE eye gels! These are my FAVORITES. They are always STOCKED in my personal beauty stash as well as my PRO bridal kit. Why am I so OBSESSED? They actually work! They instantly give a refreshing, cooling sensation upon application. They depuff + brighten under eyes in 20m or less + they hydrate. I even make my hubby use them before our family photoshoots! Haha. They are the perfect PREP beauty weapon against dark, puffy, tired eyes. I LOVE these as stocking stuffers! I also love these paired with a Starbucks gift card as a New Mama gift! Pro Tip: Pop these babies on while you drink your morning coffee or while your starting your eye/brow look! ALL the glam multitasking! ($17.50)
If you aren’t already using a silk pillowcase, you NEED ONE. Basically, it’s the overnight BEAUTY treatment you didn’t know you needed. This pillowcase feels SO cooling + relaxing when you lay down at night, which in turn helps with a more RESTFUL sleep. It’s gentle + helps PREVENT fine lines + wrinkles by allowing skin to glide across the fabric while you move throughout the night vs tugging. It fights frizz, leaving your hair shinier + SMOOTHER in the am. So anti-aging, anti-frizz + a more restful sleep?! This holiday, get one for you + one for a friend! ($25 Queen Size)
Best daily eyeshadow palette EVER! Here’s the breakdown. There’s a MIX of shimmer + MATTE shades that range from LIGHT to dark. There’s warm tones + COOL tones. The pigment is AMAZING (little goes a long way) + the texture is VELVETY + soft. All the shadows layer + BLEND beautifully together. Basically, this palette can be used on ANY skin TONE + will take you from day to night in seconds. I use the black shade “MIDNIGHT’ as a liner all the time. It has the prettiest flecks of shimmer in it! The packaging is sleek, so it TRAVELS easy. I swear, this is your new GO-TO palette. I told my bestie, who was a die hard “Naked Palette” fan about this one + now she’s HOOKED. ($39)
Happy Shopping babes!!! Xx
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I’m Rachel Duncan, PRO Makeup Artist from Upstate NY + founder of the premier bridal makeup artist company:
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I’m doing the CEO thing, the boy mom thing, the wifey thing + a whole lotta
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