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Dec 18, 2015  |  Vote 0    0

The Kit Editor's Picks: The perfect stocking stuffers

Sometimes the best—and most useful—gifts come in small packages

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Three of The Kit's editors reveal the compact cosmetics that make a big impact. And naturally, they're all stocking stuffer ready!

Natasha Bruno


LIP LOVE: “I was afraid to rock this season’s dark lip trend until I found this black-plum hue. It’s buildable, so I can easily control how subtle or intense I want it to look.”

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lipstick in Rouge Noir, $42,

EYE CANDY: I love this formula for its ability to separate and intensify every single lash, and the purple hue will enhance my brown eyes with a fun shock of colour.

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara, $35,

NAILING IT: “You’ve gotta love easy nail art. This gunmetal glitter will look killer over just about any base colour (black, gold, silver, burgundy…).”

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Dirty Baby, $18,


Carly Ostroff


LIP LOVE: “This season, I’m going a bit darker when it comes to makeup. This matte berry lacquer is moody, deep and everything I want in a lip colour for holiday.”

Sephora Collection Luster matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry Luster, $20,

EYE CANDY: “The holy grail in my beauty bag is Chantecaille’s mascara. Every morning, I put on a few coats for added length and definition. Plus, it lasts all day, which I find really satisfying.”

Chantecaille Supreme Cils Mascara, $60,

NAILING IT: “I’ve never met a nail polish I didn’t like. Lately, I’ve been painting my three middle fingers in black, and leaving my thumb and pinky bare. Proenza Schouler did it first on the Spring 2016 runway, so I’m in good company.”

Essie Nail Polish in Licorice, $10,


Veronica Saroli


LIP LOVE: “The moral of this story is to never judge a book by its cover. I mistook this lipstick for a mere gloss and was I ever wrong. It goes on liquid and dries matte to stay in place all night.”

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso, $31,

EYE CANDY: “One swipe fans out lashes for a look that fits in at the office, and with a little extra eyeliner, it’s perfect for a party.”

Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL, $29,

NAILING IT: “My faves from this cruelty and 5-free polish collection are the bright cherry hue, Beloved, and Luminizer, the same pearlescent shade as RMS’s cult highlighter. It’s like the 2015 version of matching your nails to your bag.”

RMS Nail Polish, $15,

Originally published on December 14, 2015.

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