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Beauty products are great as stocking stuffers and as special presents for the ladies (and super stylish gents) in your life. Here are some ideas for some great products under $50, including some of my favourites.

Stila Limited Edition ‘Beach Palettes’ – $29.00

These palettes contain 4 co-ordinating eyeshadows, a blush and a lip glaze. They come in a small cardboard case that probably won’t hold up to too much bouncing around in your purse, but they definitely take the stress out of coordinating a look. There are 4 different editions:

  • Striking in South Beach
  • Stunning in Sayulita
  • Wonderful in Waikiki
  • Haute in the Hamptons

Stila Beach Palettes are available from Mecca Cosmetica.

Stila Limited Edition ‘Daydream’ Palette – $38.00

This cute little palette contains a good selection of Stila’s best-selling shades. Stila’s eyeshadows normally retail at $38 each, so it’s a no-brainer to get 22 colours for the same price! Stila’s colours are buttery smooth and very pigmented. The only complaint I have is that they usually don’t have many matte shades, but otherwise they are amazing!

Stila Daydream Palette is available from Mecca Cosmetica.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner – $45.00

This is a product I’d consider everyone should own! Available in 14 highly pigmented shades, Bobbi Brown’s Gel Eyeliner goes on smoothly and lasts forever. And by lasts forever, I mean that one pot will last forever – each application requires a minute amount of product so you’ll probably be repurchasing in another decade. This is a great stocking stuffer!

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner is available online at Bobbi Brown Australia or at Myer and David Jones.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – $34.95

Another makeup kit essential – it might not have the ‘ooooh’ factor of some of the other suggestions, but a good eyeshadow primer like Shadow Insurance will be used every single day. This is a great present for someone who is into makeup but can’t/isn’t able to  purchase some higher end items.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance is available from Kit Cosmetics.

MAC Powder Blushes – $41.00

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It’s difficult to pick one outstanding product from MAC, but their blush range would be my pick. I find them not too glittery and not too chalky. They’re like the Goldilocks of blushes – just right. MAC’s range contains a variety of finishes: Frost, Matte, Satin, Sheertone and Sheertone Shimmer. Some personal favourites include Peachykeen, Breath of Plum, Mocha, Pink Swoon, and Fleur Power.

MAC Powder Blushes are available from MAC Cosmetics and at MAC counters in selected Myers and David Jones.

Hopefully this gave you some good ideas on Christmas pressies for the ones you love! Stay tuned for more, and as always – thanks for reading!