I hate the holidays because it always makes me want to buy everything! If you, like me, can’t resist limited edition beauty buys, then this will help you narrow down your options.
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#1. Diorific Golden Shock Lipstick from Dior
This lipstick is, dare I say it, the most interesting lip product of the season, and that’s enough reason to splurge. It is matte on one side and shimmery on the other.
Here’s one way to wear it: Use the same concept as the gradient lip by applying the matte shade all over your lips and the shimmery shade only in the center.
Dior has also kept its vintage gold packaging since 2012 so this makes for a great collector’s item if you have bought any of the previous holiday releases.
#2. The Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection from Marc Jacobs Beauty
Eyeliners are all the rage this year and The Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection lets you have it all. Two of the seven in the box are limited edition, the other five are the brand’s best-selling shades. From standard black to a vivid purple, I guarantee that you will want to wear them everyday.
Plus, these do not budge after they have dried ‒ I’ve tested Blacquer on my hands with quite a bit of rubbing and washing – so work with them quickly if you want to smudge them into shadows too!
#3. Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette from Bobbi Brown
Colour shadows are fun, but a neutral palette is what you will use the most often. The eyeshadow colours in this Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette from Bobbi Brown can be used to draw your eyebrows, line your eyes and create everything from an understated everyday look to Christmas party glam.
The lip colours also double up as cream blushes so the only thing you’ll be bringing out for a touch up is this.
#4. Sparkling Make up Palette from Laneige
K-Beauty fanatics, you already own a cushion compact, so get this Sparkling Make up Palette from Laneige to nail the whole look. The palette consists of two of Laneige’s Water Drop Tints, two Sparkling Dust Eyes eyeshadows, and two glitter polishes.
The brand has also included two tutorials of how to wear them in the white and rose gold clutch the products come in, so don’t be afraid of glitter!
#5. Cologne Collection from Jo Malone London
If you are obsessed with scents, this collection is perfect ‒ five of the brand’s most loved scents in miniature form to experiment and layer with ‒ no need to fiddle with perfume automisers, just pack one for travel.
By the way, Blackberry & Bay layered with Lime Basil & Mandarin makes for a really fresh scent!
BONUS: Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss
Only one of the Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss’ nine shades in stores now is a limited edition, but can you really say no to that packaging? It makes me feel so cool every time the pop-up cap clicks open.
Mine is in the shade Sensible ‒ a permanent shade ‒ and it’s the only thing I’ve been wearing on my lips all week. Even if they are dry in the morning, this makes my lip lines less obvious without being sticky, and I only need to reapply after lunch. So if you have dry lips but have always wanted to try a lipstick, use this as a start.
What are you waiting for? Go on out and give yourself a treat!
Diorific Golden Shock Lipstick, $55, is available at the Dior Backstage Studio and at Dior Beauty counters. For more information, visit www.dior.com/beauty and follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram.
The Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite Highliner Collection, $69, is available at all Sephora stores. For more information, visit www.marcjacobsbeauty.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Cologne Collection, $180, is available at Jo Malone London boutiques and counters at major departmental stores. For more information, visit www.jomalone.com.sg.
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss, $46, is available at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques and Chanel Beauty Counters. For more information, visit www.chanel.com/en_SG and follow the brand on Facebook and Twitter.