Pantone Color of 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Add some whimsy to your world with Pantone's Color of the Year! Rose Quartz AND Serenity have been chosen as a blend of beauty to bring balance to 2016. It's an interesting twist to choose two colors, but two is always better than one! Don these chic shades and allow yourself to be empowered with imagination and creativity. Encompass compassion and composure and go forward to make your dreams come true! (I don't know about you, but I'm totally inspired!) Click any product to shop!

Glam Gift Guide: Fa-La-La Lips

We're back with the Glam Gift Guide and our lips aren't sealed. We just had to show you all these luscious lip products so you can get to gifting! Lip products are great for those looking for an easy way to experiment with makeup. Just swipe on a lipstick or gloss and you've spiced up your look! For that lover of bold shades, barely-there nudes, and everything in between, these lip sets get our kiss of approval. Pucker up to perfection and try not to sneak a lippy or two before you get to wrapping!

TORY BURCH LIP COLOR SET, $72

If you're a sucker for all things designer and the cutest of packaging then you'll definitely gravitate towards this gorgeous lip set from Tory Burch. This gift will make any gal feel all sorts of fancy! Click here to shop this product!

CLINIQUE 'DAYS OF THE WEEK' LIPSTICK GIFT SET, $39.50

For that beauty lover in your life that loves routine (and maybe even has "day of the week" undies), this is perfect. They can keep their makeup no fuss and fabulous! Click here to shop this product!

CHARLOTTE TILBURY 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' LUXURY LIPSTICK WARDROBE, $305

Gift the gift of luxury. Spoil any makeup lover with this beautiful lip set with the creamiest, high-pigment formulations in sleek rose gold packaging. They'll love you X 10! Click here to shop this product! 

SMASHBOX 'FOR 25 YEARS OUR LIPS HAVE BEEN SEALED' PALETTE, $75

This limited edition palette is absolutely one-of-a-kind and great for traveling. A full-sized mirror, 25 (amazing!) lip shades, and a lip brush for that lover of lip products! Click here to shop this product! 

COLOURPOP 'VIXEN' LIPPIE STIX SET, $25

This one's a steal! Colourpop is known for their affordable yet awesome collection of makeup and they've packed 6 of their best-selling lippie stix into one gift of gorgeous. A great selection of shades anyone can enjoy!  Click here to shop this product! 

MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS COLLECTION, $105

Be a #glossboss and gift this epic set from MUFE to your favorite MUA. 12 lovely shades from nude to bold and a whole lot of shine! Click here to shop this product! 

KEVYN AUCOIN THE LIP KIT, $78

This is all you need for the perfect pout. With this luxe gift set, you get all the tools you need for effortlessly chic lip action and it's cute and compact enough to travel with your anywhere! Click here to shop this product!

Beauty Basics: Plum, Kind of Wonderful

We all know dark shades dominate in the Fall and Winter months, so I had to share my love for the gorgeous plum tone that is all the rage and totally wearable. I mentioned the beauty of cranberry a few weeks ago, but don't get it twisted: Plum is perfection. It's a little darker, a little more vampy, and a whole lot of fierce. I'm telling you, sugar plum fairies got it right! Get your violet vixen on with these plum-wonderful picks! Click any product to shop!

Glam Gift Guide: $10 & Under

This holiday season, we've curated the best of the best gifts for that beauty junkie in your life! And if that makeup lover happens to be you, friends, fam, and S.O's will thank you after you send them these Glam Gift Guides that will give them plenty of options to choose from. If you're not looking to spend a fortune on a gift (we understand, #thestruggleisreal!), these ten treats are super thoughtful and will be a new favorite for that special Glamazon in your life. Secret Santa? No problem! Need to stock up on stocking stuffers? We've got you covered! Click any product to shop!

1. INOCO NAIL DESIGNS, $8.99

Nail art is cute. Nail art is trendy. But nail art is also HARD! These nail polish appliqués are a must-have for any maven that prides themselves on their mani. Chose from almost 200 different designs: including chevrons and stripes, holographics and sparkles, and festive holiday details that last 14 days and are easy breezy to apply. Click here to shop this product! 

2. SHISEIDO HONEY CAKES, $9.50

Honey, these are the cutest soaps I've ever seen! French-milled for a gentle clean that leaves skin feeling hydrated and balanced and packaged in cute travel cases, these soaps are a go-to gift for anyone. Because you doesn't love being clean?! Click here to shop this product! 

3. BH COSMETICS 'FOREVER NUDE' PALETTE, $8

A whole makeup collection in one! This perfect pink palette has everything you need for everyday wear. It comes with 2 blushes, 2 lip cream colors, 6 shadows with a variety of finishes in gorgeous neutral shades. For 8 bucks, this gift is kind of a no-brainer! Click here to shop this product!

4. SMASHBOX 'ART.LOVE.COLOR' SHADOW SET, $10

This is the key to snap-worthy sultry eyes! Get that smolder with 3 neutral shadows that you can play up day or night and apply effortlessly with a shadow brush. Even if you're not big on shadows, this little set is a must have for anyone looking to glam it up a bit! Click here to shop this product! 

5. BURT'S BEES 'ESSENTIAL KIT,' $9.99

For that bare faced beauty that is all about skin care, this is essentials kit has it all! With a cult-favorite lip balm, a facial cleanser, hand salve, body lotion, and foot cream you've got all your bases are covered. Click here to shop this product!

6. BOSCIA 'CHARCOAL PORE-MINIMIZING HYDROGEL MASK,' $8

Everybody loves some 'me' time. And every pamper sesh must include a mask. (And a ridiculously awesome selfie with said mask applied!) Be a gem and give the gift of healthy skin with this facial treatment that combats blackheads and impurities leaving you with a soft, happy glow! Click here to shop this product!

7. J. CAT SPARKLING GLITTER PALETTE, $4.99

Need a present with some pizzazz? Look no further! This bad boy is a steal! With 12 different palettes to choose from, the glitter rainbow is yours! Just swipe on these cream formula and you're ready for a night on the town. Click here to shop this product!

8. E.L.F. MAD ABOUT MATTE LIP COLOR SET, $10

Perfect for under the mistletoe, this four color lip set is a dream. Gift gorgeous shades of berry, red, and pink to your pal with a prized pout and they'll have give you a kiss of approval! Click here to shop this product!

9. MILANI BROW FIX KIT, $7.99

Brows are a big deal. If your brows are on point, not much else can get you down. This handy dandy kit is great for anyone, even those low-maintenance lovers. Polish up a bare face or no-makeup makeup look with perfectly groomed brows and you're good to go! Click here to shop this product!

10. MAKEUP REVOLUTION ULTRA BLUSH AND CONTOUR PALETTE, $10

Get a little cheeky and share this blush palette with your fave MU lover! From warm and cool tones to shimmer and matte finishes, there's something for everyone. Click here to shop this product! 

It's Prime Time!

When I apply my makeup in the morning, I'm banking on it lasting all day. That's why a primer is a must in any beauty regime. After cleansing and moisturizing, the first step in my routine is to perfect my skin with a primer. This miracle concoction improves the staying power of your foundation and creates an invisible barrier between skin and makeup that locks in moisture. It also allows for a smooth surface, blurring out fine lines and hiding pores so you are left with a flawless finish.  Even if you're opting to go make-up free, a little primer goes a long way! It's like a mini-Photoshop tool in your makeup kit! Once you take the plunge, you will be amazed at how one little step makes a world of difference. Curious? We've listed our faves so you can decide for yourself if this is the latest must-have for your collection! Click any product to shop it! 

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36

Holy grail comes to mind when I think about Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. A favorite among makeup artists and makeup junkies alike, this lightweight gel blurs imperfections and leaves you with flawless skin! If you're looking for a smooth, perfect base for makeup application, look no further. And now with various formulas to choose from (redness reducing, blemish control, dark spot correcting, etc.), you can find your perfect match. Happy skin, here I come!

Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer, $14.99

Covergirl and Olay have always been household names in the makeup and skin care world but put them together and something magical happens! Apply a small amount, you'll instantly feel fresh-faced and fantastic! On top of reducing fine lines and firming up the skin, this silky formula hydrates and boosts elasticity! Double win!

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, $52

Hourglass marries purpose and perfection with this bottle of gold! It's everything you could ever wish for in a primer: it increases lasting power of foundations, blurs our pores and fine lines, reduces redness while smoothing skin for an even complexion, repels water, it's a lightweight formula that never feels heavy or greasy, AND it has a SPF 15! Indulge in this baby and your skin will thank you!

Benefit POREfessional Face Primer, $31

This primer may as well be bottled magic. Need to minimize pores? Even-out your skin? Need your makeup to last all day? Check, check and check! With it's subtle tint, you can even opt out of using foundation all together leaving you with a smooth, matte finish. It's the real deal when it comes to skin perfection! 

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer "Radiance," $34

Who doesn't love a glow-y, radiant finish? Shine from the inside out with this opalescent gel primer that does wonders for your complexion. It's long-wearing, colorless, and has Vitamin A, E, and C which combat against anti-aging, ALL while smoothing out skin tone for a perfect base with just a tiny dab! Need I say more? 

L'Oreal Studio Secrets™ Professional Magic Perfecting Base, $12.99

If you're looking for a product that you can wear on it's own while still feeling like your skin is looking it's best... then you've found it! L'Oreal's lightweight formula applies effortlessly onto your skin leaving you with a smooth, satin finish. Not only does it improve skin texture, but it also combats redness! Add some foundation and say, "Hello, flawless!"