I know that holiday shopping can be tricky, so every year, I put together a wish list to share with my loved ones to make picking out the perfect gift for me easy as pie. Makeup usually makes it onto my list at least once or twice, but this year I’m longing for products from my new favorite brand: Alleyoop. (I’m more than a little obsessed with their multi-functional products, fantastic formulas, and innovative packaging.) Here’s what I’m hoping Santa brings me from Alleyoop this year:
Topping my holiday wish list is 11th Hour, a waterproof cream-to-powder eyeshadow stick that I first fell head-over-heels for earlier this year. While this little guy might not look like much, he’s become a staple in my makeup bag. It’s so easy to swipe on a pop of color on my lids, and Making Mauves, the shade pictured below, is the perfect warm matte berry for my fair skin– I even sometimes use it on my cheeks and lips. I’m really hoping another shade or two makes its way into my stocking. (I’ve been dropping hints to my husband like an eager elf.) Of the eight different shades, I’m also coveting Charcolit, a taupe chrome shimmer, and Coffee Break, a nude matte terracotta.
You know how people talk about having a signature lip color? Yeah, I want that. Currently, my vanity is full of partially-used lipsticks in a variety of colors, and sorting through them to find just the right one has become something of a bugaboo for me. I’m ready to minimize my makeup drawer and streamline my routine with one perfect shade. Multi-Mood is made just for that. It’s a set of three lip products (all in the same tone) in a variety of finishes: gloss, cream, and matte. As someone who often reaches for lippies the color of Rudolph’s nose, I’m hoping for Red and Done, a bold, Christmassy red.
My family does a Secret Santa exchange every year, so I’ve strategically added a set to my list that falls in that price range. (Hint, hint, fam!) The Ready in 5 Set includes the 11th Hour eyeshadow stick plus one Pen Pal (a 4-in1 eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil, and highlighter tool), a Multi-Tasker (4-in-1 makeup applicator with concealer sponge, blush, brow, and eyeshadow brush), and a cute little clear cosmetic case.
In case anyone wants to splurge on me this year (I’ve been extra nice, I swear!), I’m rounding out my list with a beauty bundle that includes everything I’m eyeing in a bright, colorblocked tote. In addition to the goodies I already mentioned above, this set also includes Stack the Odds, a blush, bronzer, and highlighter set packaged in a fun accordion-esque compact. I’m loving the colorway Sunkissed, which includes a muted coral blush, warm contour/bronzer, and champagne highlighter – shades that are sure to help brighten my winter skin.
It was so hard to pick just my 4 top items, so here are some honorary mentions I might buy for myself or for friends:
- Multi-Tasker Brush (how cool that this 1 brush actually has 4 functions?!)
- Stack the Odds (blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one easy compact set)
- Multi-Tasker Brush + 11th Hour Eyeshadow Set
Now that I’m done making the list of things I hope to see in my stocking and under the tree (and checking it twice, of course), I suppose it’s time to pick out gifts for everyone else. I think I’ll start with my mom and bestie, and I think I know where to head... Alleyoop, here I come! 🎅💋