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INSIDE STYLE: Cosmetics to make you a star for holiday parties and gifting

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Christmas holiday stars


The 2015 list of holiday all-stars for looking your best at all your events and giving the most dazzling gifts:


Cat Eye Kate, All-Star Cosmetics,

This is the time of year for family photos and holiday parties. Bring on the faux eyelashes! Nothing will make your makeup look better in a photo than falsies!! Sally Beauty Supply has a great selection of inexpensive false lashes. In all the photos below I’m wearing $4.99 eyelashes from Sally’s. I usually get about 5 uses out of each pair.

Cat Eye Kate, All-Star Cosmetics, Sally Beauty Supply

Enhanced lashes in far-away shots really make your eyes lash out!!


MaskCara brand makeup has a fun new custom palette, the IIID Foundation Palette . If you ever want to try highlighting and contouring this is a great, simple approach. It’s the best palette for blending, and the developer Cara keeps it easy to learn basics on her website  I also love the MaskCara brand brushes . One side is for highlight and the other for contour. I love this brand of makeup on clients for everyday, and for special occasions and photo shoots. It has great coverage and blends nicely.

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Another all time favorite product line (which I’ve used for years) is NARS blushes. They have perfect colors with a hint of shimmer, and they look fabulous on everyone. If there’s any one product to never skip (even if you are in a hurry), it’s a NARS blush. Bad day? Feeling dumpy? I always say put on your blushing blushy!!! Oh, and get out the door!!!

NARS blush, Cat Eye Kate, Inside Henderson


For eye makeup try the naked 3 palette. There are hundreds of tutorials available for this collection of eye makeup. If you want to switch up your eye routine go to YouTube or Pinterest and search this palette. Naked 3 is my favorite of the Naked palettes because it has natural tones, but it can also be used for more dramatic looks for photos or a night out.

Urban Decay Naked 3 makeup pallette, Cat Eye Kate, Inside Henderson

Cat Eye Kate, All-Star Cosmetics,UrbanDecay Naked 2


I know there is not a mommy out there who’s got longer than 5 minutes to get ready in the morning.

Cat Eye Kate, All-Star Cosmetics, DERMAdoctor DD Cream

DD Cream by DERMAdoctor

On those mornings when I need to get out the door on the quick I still love DD cream by DERMAdoctor.  It’s my moisturizer, SPF, primer, and a little bit of coverage all in one.

Cat Eye Kate, All-Star Cosmetics, DERMAdoctor DD Cream

A little DD cream keeps your skin protected after a long day of mommy-on-the-go.


In the past I’ve brought up Bio Oil. Get the best bang for your buck with this lovely product!

And drink lots of WATER, ladies!!!  Whenever I get my hands on a lot of faces for a wedding party or event, I notice that most woman have dry skin. Here in Nevada the number one thing we need for our face is hydration.

Bio Oil, Cat Eye Kate, Inside Henderson


When you are looking to try a new fragrance my tip is to get a sample size. Did you know they’ll fix you up with your own personal sample size of anything at Sephora? I think it’s especially cool that they have nifty little empty sprayers waiting under the counter for whatever fragrance you want to try. I’m super picky about smells and the last thing I want is a bottle of perfume that doesn’t gel well with my skin. It’s also a great way to get your guy to try new cologne before you buy a bottle for Holidays.

Cat Eye Kate, Inside Henderson, perfume sampler, Sephora

REMINDER…This is the time of year to be stocking up at Ulta and Sephora if you love makeup. Their gift sets alone!!! You guys….Have mercy. The holidays are when they pack up all their highest rated products into gift sets and offer them for about half their normal retail price. You’ll feel all lit up inside!

Super Stars Cosmetics and beauty products from Sephora for gifting. Photos copyright Cat Eye Kate and Inside Henderson.

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