CARRIE'S BEAUTYCOUNTER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
WHY: Because it's so much fun! (and worth $71!!)
This is my #1 pick from the 2017 holiday sets. I gush about it in a video in my private Facebook group (you can join here) because all three items are top-notch performers. You know how you sometimes get a set and end up gravitating toward a few pieces and leaving the others for later? Not this one. Nope.
The new volumizing mascara is such a great addition to their award-winning lengthening mascara. I typically use one or the other, but on special occasions I like to layer them for awesome eyelash length AND volume!
The silk cream eyeshadow is super smooth. It goes on like silk (literally!) and sets to a smudge proof shadow in no time. This is my first experience with liquid eyeliner, and I have to admit I was skeptical, but the application is a cinch. I LOVE them all!
WHAT: Glow and Go Mini Oils (#8164)
US | $28 per set
CA | $34 per set
No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil: 5ml / 0.17 fl oz
No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil: 5ml / 0.17 fl oz
No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil: 5ml / 0.17 fl oz
Get it here:
Glow and Go Mini Oils
Unfortunately, this set is now out of stock and will not return during the holiday season. However, the oils can be purchased individually.
Get them here: Face Oils
WHY: Because with every purchase of this set, Beautycounter will donate a set to patients at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC)—a trailblazing destination for research, education, and patient care.
Face oils quickly deliver essential vitamins and antioxidants to your skin, helping to nourish and strengthen it. Plus, they create a protective barrier for your skin, helping to keep out pollution, dirt, and other toxins that can lead to irritation, breakouts, and premature aging. And yes, there are even benefits for people who have oily or acne-prone skin: One study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that treating oily skin with a product containing argan oil reduced oily spots by 42% over the course of just four weeks.
This gift set makes it easy to try all three at an affordable price. Since I started using face oils my skin has become smoother, more hydrated and just glows. Highly recommended!
WHAT: Color Intense Lip Set (#8174)
US | $88 per set
CA | $108 per set
$150 worth (for $88!) of limited edition lipstick. Each shade features vibrant color, a moisturizing satin finish, and fresh peppermint flavor. Five universally flattering, exclusive colors come packaged inside a reusable navy-and-gold gift tin:
Girls’ Night (classic red)
Little Black Dress (rich berry)
Brunch (tawny nude)
First Date (rosy pink)
9 to 5 (luminous mauve)
Get it here:
Color Intense Lip Set
WHY: Because intense color makeup color is often filled with toxic heavy metals. Beautycounter's unparalleled safety standards allow you to indulge without having to compromise your health!
Statistics may vary, but there's no question we absorb much of what we put on our skin, and lipstick can be the most insidious since it's often eaten off, or ingested, throughout the day. Our unregulated skincare industry allows for companies to use chemicals known to be EXTREMELY HARMFUL in the products we put on our bodies. The intense colors required to create lipsticks that pop AND perform are often resourced from heavy metals.
Heavy metal contamination (think - lowered IQ, neurological effects, cancer, headaches, extreme irritability, and kidney, lung and heart damage...) tends to be common in color cosmetics. This is why I've largely avoided them for years.
In addition to not using over 1,400 ingredients on their "Never List", Beautycounter TRIPLE TESTS all batches of their products to make sure they're as safe as possible for their consumers. Fortunately, I can now have fun with deep, rich lip colors without fear that I'm harming my body! Little Black Dress is my personal fav from this collection :)
WHY: Because it's the perfect way to start a young family off on the safe path to skincare (and I'm a sucker for a handmade stuffed toy!)
Treat moms to the ultimate bundle of Beautycounter joy: A trio of baby bath-and-body formulas and an exclusive, limited edition buddy crafted by kids brand Finn + Emma. Baby Gentle All-Over Wash cleanses delicate skin and hair without stripping moisture. Baby Daily Protective Balm provides relief and protection for dry skin. Baby Soothing Oil is perfect for baby massage, cradle cap, dry skin, and even mom’s belly. Finally, Beautycounter partnered with Finn + Emma to create a one-of-a-kind Remy the Raccoon buddy, made at an artisanal women’s collective using G.O.T.S.-certified organic cotton yarn. Set comes packaged in a red gift box.
*The baby collection is as pure as it gets - free of even essential oils!