If there’s one holiday launch fans of great packaging and lovers of luxury look out for each year, it must surely be the Cle de Peau Beaute holiday collection.
Always opulent but never gaudy or OTT, the brand’s festive goodies are some of the most consistently stunning you’ll spot on the beauty aisles come gifting season.
This year’s collection is dubbed les Annees Folles (that means ‘The Roaring Twenties’ in French) and is inspired by the art deco movement as well as the fearless, glamorous women of the 1920s.
The brand commissioned pop art artist Ashley Longshore to create four motifs revolving around beautiful women, hummingbirds, flowers and peacocks for said collection. These paintings were then transformed into packaging for a veritable treasure trove of eye and lip palettes, a makeup brush pouch and a multicoloured jar for the brand’s beloved La Creme moisturiser.
Now, I’d naturally suggest splurging on the entire range, but if you’re on a budget and looking for great value, I’d highly recommend the Makeup Brush Set ($360). This beautiful kit comes with five high-quality brushes – three eye makeup brushes, one powder brush and one lip brush – housed in a gorgeous zip-up pouch with an illustration of a Great Gatsby-esque dame on its front.
Another great buy? The Eye Colour Palette ($180) housing eight buttery and beautifully blendable shades that are perfect for creating both neutral or bold looks. It also comes with four mini brushes so you can touch up on the go.
But the real star of the collection has got to be the La Creme face cream ($875), dressed up this year in a kaleidoscope-like jar inspired by the play of light of jewellery pieces. This cult cream is already well loved for its purported brightening and anti-ageing benefits, so we predict its limited-edition festive version will sell out, stat.
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