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Twelve Holiday Beauty Gifts So Good They Won’t Know You Procrastinated

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It’s getting down to the wire for holiday gifts, and you’re still not sure what to get the darkling beauty lover in your life? Drop that over-priced nudes palette. Drop it!  Hey, we know you’re desperate, but you can do better. The Dear Darkling staff is here to the rescue! Read on for our favorite makeup and beauty items of the season, and don’t forget to pick something up for yourselves.  You deserve it, babes.

Hollywood Horror Movie Monster Makeup Brush Roll

Images via HauteMessthread

Remember to shop small this season! Protect your expensive makeup brushes in old Hollywood style with this awesome classic horror monster-print makeup roll. This handmade roll features seven slots of various sizes and holds 7+ brushes. Ribbon closure. Follow @hautemessthreadsHauteMessthread//$19.99

Vampyr Ageless Beauty Serum

Image via Thorn and Moon

Until you actually turn into a vampire and obtain eternal youth, use this beauty serum to keep your skin looking fresh and lovely. It contains plant-derived hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, magnesium, and botanicals with antioxidant properties. This serum helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, and brightens, plumps, and smooths the skin. Follow @thornandmoonThorn and Moon//$28

Pat McGrath Labs Limited Edition MTHRSHP Subliminal Dark Star Eyeshadow Palette

Image via Pat McGrath Labs

Pat McGrath has lent her sublime eyeshadow formula with the darkling aesthetic in this breathtaking Limited Edition eyeshadow palette. This palette features six large pans of shimmery midnight blue, pearl-finish deep plum, matte black, matte blue-gray, rich metallic antique gold, and metallic light gold. The packaging is plastic in a sturdy cardboard fold-over cover featuring a mirror and teal, jewelled design and string-tie closure. Follow @patmcgrathrealPat McGrath Labs or Sephora//$55

Limited Edition Mystery Gift Box 2018

Who doesn’t love a surprise? These popular winter holiday mystery boxes are back and better than ever! They contain:  One of five exclusive eyeshadows, one of four exclusive glitter blends, one of six exclusive face products, one of six exclusive lip products, a travel-size Badass Setting Spray, plus two or three other products. Products’ retail value is $35-$40. Everything comes in a hand-decorated gift box (designs may vary). Cruelty-free and vegan. Read more about the brand here. Follow @apocalypticbeautycosmetics. Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics//$20

Future Corpse Makeup Bag

We will all end up in the grave, but until then we can look cool AF. Pack your warpaint in this black canvas makeup bag featuring zipper closure and blood red nylon lining for easy cleanup.Measures 7″ x 5″ to carry all your essentials. Follow @dysfunctional_doll_clothing. xDysfunctionalDollx//$11.99

The Lip Bar Holiday Collection Set

Images via @thelipbar. Model is wearing Lipstick in Candyland.

The only thing better than red lipstick is metallic red lipstick, are we right? The Lip Bar has us covered with this set of three metallic red lippies in limited edition red packaging. There’s a liquid matte lipstick, a gloss, and a bullet lipstick. Cruelty-free. Follow @thelipbar. The Lip Bar//$37.99

Urban Decay Limited Edition Elements Eyeshadow Palette

Image via Urban Decay

This is one of the best palettes Urban Decay has put out this year, with tons of jewel-toned shades for fall and winter. This large palette features round plastic packaging, a large mirror, and a stunning crystal print on the front. Urban Decay is cruelty-free. (It’s parent company, L’oreal, is not.) Follow @Urban Decay Cosmetics. Urban Decay, Sephora, or Ulta//$52

Jolly Roger Luxury Shave and Body Bar

Yo-ho-ho! Get your matey a few golden bars of this multi-use body and shaving soap. Specially formulated for nick-free shaving, it’s divinely scented with “scorched woods, plundered spices from the east, with a whisper of green from far off islands.”  Handmade and hand-cut. Cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-, paraben-, sulfate-, and preservative-free. Follow @dreamingtreesoapworks. Dreaming Tree Soapworks//$7.50

NARS Holiday 2018 Collection

Images via NARS Cosmetics. L: Spiked Audacious Lipstick in Nancy//$34. Center and R: Hot Tryst Cheek Palette //$59.

NARS goes punk this holiday season, and we’re sure glad they did! Edgy red and black spiked packaging, safety pin design bags, dark eye palettes, and lipsticks named after punk icons are just the beginning. Follow @narcissist. NARS Cosmetics or Macy’s//$24 – $150

Current Mood I Scare Children Cosmetic Bag

Image via Dolls Kill

We’re loving this cheeky makeup bag with a fabulously made-up skull and crossed lipsticks design on the front, and the phrase, “Without this bag I scare children.” Pro tip: Do your makeup right, and you’ll scare them with it, too. This large bag features zipper closure and lots of space for powders and paints. Follow @currentmoodclothing and @dollskill. Dolls Kill//$25

KBShimmer Winter 2018 Collection

Images via KBShimmer. L to R: Yes Weekend!, Santa Claws (charity polish), and Flake Expectations//$10 each

Help you friends and family dress up their digits this season with one or more of KBShimmer’s new complex and utterly breathtaking shades. There are shimmers, flakies, glitters, and duochromes in 12 brand new shades. As a bonus, if you buy their charity shade, Santa Claws, $4 from each bottle sold will be donated to Terre Haute Humane Society. Even sweeter, one lucky purchaser will be chosen, and $250 donated to their local humane society.  Win, win, win! Cruelty-free and vegan. Follow @kbshimmerKBShimmer//$10 each

Alchemy of England Gothic Cat Hand Mirror

Images via Amazon

Look purr-fect when you use this silver-toned hand mirror with graceful cat head base and ornate handle. Made of polyresin for durability. Follow @alchemyofengland. Amazon//$15.99

Featured images via @thelipbarNARS Cosmetics, and Dolls Kill.

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About The Author

Rachel Runyan is a darkly inclined alternative beauty enthusiast from the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in Journalism and English. When not writing about makeup, she enjoys using makeup, looking at makeup, buying makeup, and talking to people on the internet about makeup.

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