Why do savvy beauty mavens love e.l.f cosmetics? Let me count the ways. First of all, e.l.f.’s team behind the scenes is always at the forefront of the hottest make-up trends including colors, textures, and tools. Second, all e.l.f. products are free from damaging ingredients that we should all be avoiding (but are unfortunately too common in the beauty world): phthalates, paragons, nonylphenol ethoxylates, triclosan, triclocarban, and hydroquinone. If I can’t pronounce it, I don’t want it anywhere close to my face. And during this season of sharing and caring, we genuinely appreciate that e.l.f. products are vegan, cruelty free, and are made in Fair Trade Certified factories.
Get dirty for the holidays with “White Lotus” star Jennifer Coolidge’s slightly naughty, limited-edition lip-plumping pout kit. The e.l.f. exclusive includes the O Face Satin Lipstick, a satin-finish lipstick with a next-to-nothing feel in a rosy pink shade Jennifer named Dirty Pillows; a Lip Plumping Gloss, a high-shine lip gloss with real plumping power in creamy light pink called Swollen; a Cream Glide Lip Liner with smooth application in neutral brown called Fill Frontal; and a golden mirror embellished with “Lips are the Mirror to Your Soul.” To slay Jennifer’s signature nude pout, use the brown lip pencil to shape and define your lips, then swipe on the high-pigment satin lipstick and finish with a wash of shiny plumping gloss.
Inspired by a winter night sky, this cool-as-ice 10-pan metallic and matte holiday eyeshadow palette features an icy mix of metallic, matte and shimmer shades to amp up your holiday looks. The gorgeous shades go from neutral to jewel-tones for a spectrum of glam from demure innocent to snow princess to disco queen. The creamy power formula assures that every application is smooth as can be.
Now available in a range of 12 shades for a wide variety skin tones and undertones, Glow Liquid Filter is a complexion glow booster for a soft-focus look. It can be worn on its own, under or over makeup; mixed with your favorite foundation for a dewy finish; or used as a highlighter to illuminate the high points of your face. Effective for dry, oily, and combination skin.
The secret sauce behind every beautiful face is a full-coverage, color-correcting foundation with broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection. Long-lasting Camo Hydrating CC Cream does it all why hydrating skin and giving it a dewy finish. The addition of Vitamin B5, Tremella Mushroom, and Hyaluronic Acid is key, benefitting dry, oily and combination skin. With 30 shades to choose from, there’s a perfect match for everyone, guaranteed.
This limited-edition holiday set of nine professional-quality makeup brushes for applying, blending, and contouring your face and eye looks to perfection. We love the sleek, black handles, the retractable and contouring Kabuki brushes, the duo eyebrow brush, separate highlighting, blending, concealer and sculpting tools, and the fact that the 100% synthetic bristles are cruelty-free. The brushes are everything you need to contour, buff and sculpt your look, and can be used with powder, cream and liquid formulas.
Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Editor at Large for Pursuitist and a founding editor for Holiday Goddess, the online destination for chic women travelers from the editors of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Conde Nast Traveler, and BBC. Her travel and lifestyle reports can also be been seen in Atlas Obscura, The Awesomer, DaySpa, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, JustLuxe, Lonely Planet, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Toronto Star, WellSpa 360, WestJet Magazine, Where Traveler, Where Guestbook, Yahoo News, and dozens more. She's co-author of the bestselling Holiday Goddess books (HarperCollins and iTunes) including 'The Holiday Goddess Guide to Paris, London, New York, Rome,' a travel Top 10 staple. As editor, Vicki's other books include 'Sinatra' (DK), 'Inside Mad' (Time-Life) and 'Virgin Los Angeles' (Virgin Books). She is one of the Usual Gang of Idiots for MAD Magazine, an entertainment reporter (Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, CREEM), and authorized biographer for pop culture icons from the Beach Boys to Beastie Boys, Paul McCartney to MC Hammer.