Beauty Guru: My holiday beauty wish list

I think this Christmas, I may splurge on myself. I've never been one to ask for much. Usually, I am grateful for whatever I receive. Though this holiday season, I hope that I get some awesome beauty products.

If I have learned anything about beauty products, it's that you get what you pay for. I am all for finding a great product for a cheap price. But I haven't had much success. That's what Christmas is for right? Time to ask Santa for the products I've been dying to try, but haven't had enough cookies for!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush

This blush sounds amazing. From what I've read, it stays all day. It also is great at blending because it is clay-based. It's great for all skin types which is a huge bonus for my readers! I especially like it because it minimizes oil production. Honestly, I absolutely hate having a shiny face.

browneyedosul005 from Carmel, Indiana says:

"I love this blush! I have oily skin and after a long day of wear, this blush doesn't make me shiny. The clay in the blush absorbs all my excess oil on my cheeks and the color is long lasting too!"


Per-fekt Matte Body Perfection Gel

I must say, I get super pasty in the fall and winter months. I've never been one to go tanning. I usually don't have time and am not really up for voluntary cancer. The reviews of this product seem legit. I'm willing to try anything once. And maybe for once in my life, I can have tan skin!

AshBigHair from

Kansas City, Missouri says:

"This product is PERFECT for women who don't like tanning, or are pasty white like me :) I don't like getting burnt or spending a lot of money on tanning beds. That's why I tried this and let me be the first to tell you, You'll LOVE it. This works just like magic, no lie. You put a dab on the area you want and it tans you instantly! It' doesn't smudge and it looks natural. The best part of it all is that it doesn't leave orange marks on your skin like other products do. I've recommended this to everyone I know, and they all love it."


Super-Mud Clearing Treatment

This product has been getting amazing reviews - continually 5 out of 5 stars. Every one is saying it's well the worth the money. For my wedding, I ended up getting a facial done. The esthetician used a clay mask on me and it was fantastic. My face felt smooth and so clean. Even my pores were smaller! So, I've been on the hunt for the perfect mud mask. And based on reviews, I am dying to try this one to help maintain clear skin. I hear it lives up to its name!


Are there any products you've been waiting to ask for this year? I'd love to hear what on your wish list!

Megan Colwell is a Yahoo! Shine Beauty Guru. She enjoys experimenting with new beauty techniques and products. She has been blogging on Yahoo since 2009.