From The Straits Times    |

There are plenty of reasons to look forward to the festive season: Christmas feasts, gingerbread lattes and the seemingly non-stop drop of beauty collections that are certainly going on our Christmas wish lists! Here are some of our favourites. 


Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops in Starlight and Supersonic Girl, $92, available at

Dropping not 1 but 2 different glitter palettes, we’re spoilt for choice with Charlotte Tilbury’s limited edition Luxury Palette of Pops eyeshadow quad.

Supersonic Girl features warm peach and rich red shades inspired by the galaxies, while Starlight is all about stormy, light-to-dark smouldering hues that are great for a killer smoky eye.

Both palettes are formulated with multi-reflecting pearls that offer a superb lustre and glossy ester for high pigmentation and brightness.


Marc Jacobs Beauty See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, $38, available at Sephora

Available in 6 different glitter-packed shades, this latest drop by Marc Jacobs Beauty is a highly pigmented eyeshadow that adds a beautiful, shimmering dimension to your look.

The formula is super buildable, so you can go light with a gentle sparkle or pack it on for intense glitter, allowing you to easily transform your look from day to night in just a few pats.


Sephora Collection Holographic Effect Spray, $15 and Glittery False Eyelashes, $21, available at Sephora

It’s not the holidays without Sephora’s annual holiday collection, and we’re especially excited to rock these limited edition drops!

First up is a glitter body-and-hair spray that we’re wearing to like, every party we’re invited to.

Evenly dispersing a layer of glitter with a holographic effect with every spritz, use this spray on your hair to create an ethereal, snow fairy vibe or on your body (think collarbones and arms) for the after-after parties.

Then glam up those peepers with this pair of ultra-sparkly falsies that will volumise your lashes and magnify your eyes – perfect for adding a subtle touch of shimmer for any party!

Finally, load up on the glitter and add (more than just a little) sparkle to your holiday looks with the Glitter Pots, a set of mini, loose glitter vials available in 4 festive-appropriate shades: Disco Ball, Emerald Envy, Silver Bells and Pink Champagne.


Fenty Beauty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette, $74 and Avalance All-Over Metallic Powder Set, 139, available at Sephora

Shine bright like diamond this holiday season with these covet-worthy sets from queen Riri’s holiday collection, #chillowt. Your favourite highlighter is back better than ever in this limited edition palette. Think 7 brand new, never-before-seen colours in a range of frost-inspired shades that screams “ice queen”.

Like the existing Killawatt shades, these highly pigmented hues are made from the same long stay, cream-powder hybrid that we already know and love, and are designed to make all skin tones pop.

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The Avalance All-Over Metallic Power Set features a range of 7, shimmering jewel-toned powders that pull triple duty and can be used on your eyes, cheeks and lips.

The formula just melts into your skin and feels as smooth as snow upon application. We love how each shade is individually packed in mini, travel-friendly jars too.


Inc.Redible You Lucky Pucker Lip Trio Set, $27, available at Sephora

Get your lips ready for all that under-the-mistletoe action with this 3-piece set featuring INC.credible’s best selling lippies.

The set includes their super popular Jelly Shot Lip Quencher that is formulated with a blend of avocado, vitamin E and rice bran oil to nourish and prep your lips. Then choose between Girl King Lip Strobe, the platinum strobe lip paint with fine pink glitter that is basically your nude lip but more sparkly, or Glittergasm, a bold ruby red topped with glitter guaranteed to turn heads whenever you enter a room.


Kat Von D Beauty Fetish Eyeshadow Palette, $86, available at Sephora

Inspired by the textures and toys of fetish culture, who gives a toss about the nice list when we can be oh-so naughty this festive season?

Featuring 24 matte, glimmer, metallic and mega-glitter shadows that deliver intense pigmentation and outstanding bendability, it’s time to release your inner vixen and experiment – we promise we won’t tell Santa.


Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eye Shadow Palette, £39, available at

Sugar, spice and all things nice, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without gingerbread, but we’re not talking about the type you can eat.

Save the calories and opt for this gingerbread-inspired palette by Too Faced instead, featuring 18 buttery eye shadows that smell just like the real deal. With adorable names like ‘Reindeer Paws’, ‘Warm & Toasty’ and ‘Frostbite Me’, this highly pigmented palette is absolutely perfect for party season.     



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