Our Ultra Glam Makeup Holiday 2010 Gift Guide (& Giveaway)

Sugar Plum dreams come true this season with the latest holiday products. Whether you’re treating yourself or gifting the glamor gal on your list, we’ve got you more than covered!

Check out what we’re hauling this season (and the asterisk marked beside the post means it’s part of our giveaway — yes, you can squee now!):

*CARGO’s Holiday 2010 Collection includes the very chic Lumières du Monde. This gorgeous holiday palette, (meaning “lights of the world” with original artwork) is true pigment wattage, with eight professional-quality eye shadows and a blush/bronzer duo for an alluring holiday glow. With a retail value of $175, this kit will outlast the wintery weather and carry you – or your Secret Santa – well into spring. A collection of matte and shimmering shadows offers an endless number of color combinations for any occasion, day or night.

The shades include: Eye Shadow in Deep Teal Green, Eye Shadow in Sparkling Bronze, Eye Shadow in Periwinkle Purple, Eye Shadow in Sparkling Electric Blue, Eye Shadow in Sparkling Brown, Eye Shadow in Matte Beige, Eye Shadow in Matte Warm Grey, Eye Shadow in Glittery Gold, Blush in Rome paired with Medium Bronzer. $29, at Sephora.com

CARGO’s Most Wanted features four portable versions of CARGO’s best-selling essentials, all in convenient travel sizes. Everything you need for a complete lash-to-lip look! Perfect for the sassy lass or darling diva on the go! The kit includes: Mini BeachBlush™ in Coral Beach, Mini Classic Lip Gloss in Luxor, Mini LashActivator™, and a Mini Black Eye Pencil ($15). An ULTA Exclusive.

*Tarte’s 2010 holiday gifts has a little treat for everyone, here are two of our best picks. Find a little treasure of your own in Tarte’s new Jewelry Box; an exclusive, limited edition palette packed with 32 new eye shadows, eight lip glosses, a mineral bronzer, a new shimmering powder, five deluxe long-wearing eyeliners, and a detachable necklace. You’ll be tempted to play makeup all day! This treasure box contains Tarte’s bestsellers, which includes a full-size of Park Avenue Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer. As an added bonus, this festive jewelry box comes with its own “off the chain” gilded trinket. The box is crammed with 16 full-sized shimmering eye shadows, 16 full-sized matte eyeshadows, 8 lip glosses,0.21 oz Mineral Powder Bronzer, 0.25 oz highlighting powder in soft pink, and 5 long-wearing eyeliners, and is exclusive to Sephora. $52 US.

Be a merry little elf with Tarte’s Limited Edition gifts as well, because these make great stocking stuffers.

For the single (or married) ladies, put a ring on it and get her glowing with this cheeky, beauty bauble. Tarte’s ring it in, Limited-Edition mini cheek stain & reusable ring set ($25). This trio of the best selling, t5™ infused natural cheek stains is back with new, limited edition shades and fashionably adorned with a reusable ring. The botanical formula of these three new natural cheek stains keeps pigments truer and allows you to blend into skin for a finish that’s fresh and dewy. As if the award-winning natural stains aren’t enough, you’ll love the universal fit ring – the perfect accessory for all of your holiday parties! Three new shades, luster: bronze champagne, vivid: vibrant pink, and flawless: golden coral. Make it a show stopping Christmas with the Burlesque Beauty Collection. A limited edition collection inspired by the film Burlesque! Channel your showgirl with Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black, Double Ended Lip Gloss in Peep and Show, Shadow and Liner Quad in Risque, and Loose Shimmer powder in Burlesque. $35 at Sephora and Sephora.com. Shown above is the larger than life train case edition that retails for $79, and this is really for the girl who loves her bling!

*Rock The Box! Mark has beauty squared away with three sides that fold down to reveal four i-mark shades and two lip shades! Plus, you can flip open the top and store your fave makeup and tools inside. i-marks: 0.059 oz. net wt. each. Lip colors: 0.042 oz net wt. each i-marks box contains: Plum Velvet, Fairy Dust and Night Owl lip color, and a lip glossin Ruby, and Moody. $18.00.

*Keep your eyes the main attraction with Sally Hansen LaCross Luxury Looks Eye Kit ($9.99): Housed in a stylish argyle print box, each kit contains one lash and brow comb, one double-ended shadow brush, one eyelash curler, one tweezer and a sleek case for on-the-go grooming. $9.99 at drugstores nationwide.

We are giving away all items marked with an asterisk (*) above, and these items include the goodies from Tarte, Cargo, Sally Hansen, Mark, and Smashbox. The total prize is valued at around $150. Simply enter a comment below to be considered for the sweepstakes, and a lucky lucky bling-worthy gal will be picked in a week. Bonus points for sharing this with your friends!

– By Elaine Hamilton

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