Hey there ladies!!! Welp, it’s officially shopping season!!! In all honesty it’s my least favorite time of year. The grouchy holiday shoppers, screaming kids, long lines, unhappy customer service reps…gosh! The silver lining to all of this are the amazing deals and special products released by our favorite makeup lines sold exclusively during the holiday season. But then the question is, with so many new products, and awesome deals, what do I pick???  In this blog I have been charged with the grueling task of condensing the options into a list of 10. No worries, I bravely accepted this challenge, and weathered the internet storm just for you. So here are my 10 gift ideas for the lovers of makeup, or the makeup lovers that you love.


  1. Ipsy Glam Bag subscription: About a year ago I made the best decision I could have possibly made as a makeup enthusiast. I purchased an Ipsy subscription. It’s only 9.99 a month and you get an adorable little cosmetic bag stuffed with 5 sample size cosmetics. I have gotten Urban Decay, The Balm, Laura Mercier, Glam Glow mud mask, soooo many amazing goodies. It’s so easy to sign up. You have to take a personality quiz and they create your picks based on what you like. Here’s a link to sign you or your loved ones up:


  1. Mink lashes: Face it, every girl deserves a mink. And if you can’t afford a full length or even a quarter length mink, opt for the lashes. Lol. Ladies, trust me. I have been a lash artist for 15+ years. Mink lashes are THEE best option for a strip lash. They’re soft, durable, shiny and long lasting. It is November and I have a couple of pairs that I have had since February and I still wear them. And for the animal lovers, don’t worry they’re 100% cruelty free. These are 100%  mink hairs that are collected without harming animals. My favorite line is Nu Bounsom minks.  They’re a newer line, but they are amazing. I know the owner of the company personally and she works diligently to ensure the best possible quality lash. They just released a new 3d mink line which is to DIE for!!!! Check them out through this link:

www.nubounsom.com/angiebrand and when you use my code: queenoftheglammed you get 20% off your entire purchase.

  1.  TWO FACED SELFIE POWDERS: Ladies, join the no filter challenge with these amazing powders. This trio is a cool $36. Brighten, Bronze, or illuminate with these powders. Be sure to #tfNOFILTER when posting your looks.




  1. THE BALM the MANIZER SISTERS PALETTE: This luminizer pallet from The Balm is LIIIFE!!!! It gives a beautifully flawless glow, and a little goes a long way! The trio palette is $28 and contains all 3 of the collections iluminizers. Order here:



  1. MAC Gift Sets: These are an ABSOLUTE must have!!! MAC is such a tease. Lol They only sell these sets during the holiday season, and are often discontinued after the campaign. As of today they are running theirs sets featuring eyeshadow, lippies, pencils and brushes for 25% off!!! Order now before they’re gone!!



  1. ANASTASIA BEVERLYL HILLS BROW KIT: Ladies, this kit is a staple in my make up case. The variety of looks to be achieved is endless, and it has everything you need to create flawless brows!!! It’s a 5 piece set and is only $48.75 which is a steal because some of the pieces individually cost anywhere from $18-$36 a piece.



  1. TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH SET: Since the fall demands the look of softly flushed cheeks, you cannot go wrong with this amazing blush trio. These blushes are made from all natural ingredients and they apply sooo naturally. This set is valued at $60 but is currently running for $35 for a set of 4 and is available in 2 shades




  1. COLOUR POP COSMETICS LIQUID LIPSTICKS: Liquid lipsticks are all the rage this year. They go on smooth, and highly pigmented and dry matte and seamless. I like the selection from Colour Pop this year.



  1. BRUSHES: Every girl, make up artist or not needs a great set of brushes to give her face a flawless and professional finish. There are so many brushes out there, it can be overwhelming to choose which are the best. If you follow me on this blog, you’ve more than likely read my review of the Bamboo Brush set sold right here at mymakeupbrush.com. I ABSOLUTELY love this set. It’s so reasonably priced, durable, soft, and has a variety of tools; everything you need for a full face. Order them today:



  1. CONCEALER PALETTES: Concealer is sooo important to a girl’s make up vanity. Covering blemishes, brightening up under eye areas, as well as highlighting the brows. Most palettes come with several concealer shades as well as color correctors. My favorite is the concealer pro palette from MAC which can only be purchased online. They have 4 different shades, and they come with 4 concealers and 2 color correctors for $40.



So that’s my list!!! Happy shopping!!!!!!! I tried to make it easy for you ladies. If I forgot any must haves or you have any must have items, please comment them. LIKE, Share, and repost of FB. Follow me on Instagram: @queenoftheglammed_mua or Tweet to me @lovemakeuplife. Check out my website www.lovemakeuplife.com for booking, events, specials as well as portfolio updates. Don’t forget to order your 100% Mink lashes through me. www.nubounsom.com/angiebrand and use my code: queenoftheglammed for 20% off your entire purchase!!! Thank you all soooo much for reading. Love ya!!


Angie Brand