Sunday, 15 November 2015

Holiday Collections 2015 - the best in makeup

So with November almost coming to an end (crazy how fast time is flying by!) it's now safe to say Christmas is right around the corner. And with holidays - there are always amazing makeup holiday collections to take advantage of. So which ones are selling like hotcakes? Which ones are definitely an amazing deal? Well you've come to the right place my dear. We're going to break down the most popular ones and the ones worth the splurge. Also - perfect gift ideas for that makeup junkie in your life or someone who is new to the makeup world.

So let's get to it, shall we?

Too Faced - Le Grand Chateau (Christmas in Paris) 2015

This set is not only a great deal but an actual visual treat as well. It comes in the form of a Parisian Chateau and includes:

- 18 x 0.04 oz Eye Shadow in Amour, Fleur, Je t'aime, Moi, Cheri, Tout Sweet, Pot Du Crème, Fifi, Le Femme, Bonjour, Merci, Oui, Le Marais, Rendezvous, Provence, Parfait, Tres Chic, Noir 
- 2 x 0.38 oz Bronzer in Jolie - 2 x 0.19 oz Blush in Mademoiselle, Tres Fab - 0.17 oz Better Than Sex mascara (deluxe size) - 3 x Step by Step Glamour Guide

NARS - Steven Klein Collaboration One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette 2015

So Steven Klein collabed with Nars this holiday season and an amazing cheek palette was born. Klein is a pretty famous American photographer who has worked with big names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. 

This palette contains:
- 2 x 0.12 oz Contour Blush in Paloma (I), Paloma (II) 
- 0.29 oz Bronzing Powder in Laguna 
- 4 x 0.12 oz Blush in Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster, Dolce Vita

Kat Von D - Mi Vida Loca Remix Eyeshadow Palette 

With a wide range of colours - this eyeshadow palette is a steal with so many options to create amazing eye looks all season long. These contain 24 unique and bold eyeshadows that are pigmented, creamy and sure to please!

This palette contains: 

- 24 x 0.04 Eye shadow in Muse (lilac purple), Echo (purple glitter), Dark Wave (deep navy), Synth (electric blue), Hyperballad (sea blue), Lemmy (grass green), Misfit (kelly green), Vinyl (neon green), Legend (golden yellow), Fran (deep mustard yellow), Analogue (burnt orange), Harpsichord (metallic bronze), Rewind (aubergine), Destroyer (bright strawberry), Swoon (fuchsia), Love (shimmery rose), Anthem (purple), Vox (chocolate brown), Moulder (butter yellow), Noble (nude), Skulls (iridescent pearl), Black Metal (matte black), Lyric (white pearl), Strutter (taupe) 

Josie Maran - Whimsical Wonder Argan Oil Color Essentials

If you're not typically a big makeup fan but skincare is where your interest lies then this set is for you! Each product in this kit contains argan oil which helps keep your skin hydrated, soft and nourished all winter long. Yes it does contain makeup items but mostly focuses on illuminating the skin from within.

This set contains: 

- 0.5 oz 100% Pure Argan Oil Light 
- 0.16 oz Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow in Beach Sand 
- 0.095 oz Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée 
- 0.17 oz Argan Black Oil Mascara 
- 0.23 oz Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer 

Too Faced - Le Grand Palais

Another Too Faced holiday set that is super cute to look at and has an amazing array of makeup items!

This set contains: 

- 3 x 0.07 oz Eye shadow in White Christmas, Satin Sheets, Vintage Lace 
- 15 x 0.06 oz Eye shadow in Delightful, Moon on Their Wings, Cobblestone, City Lights, Dreamlight, String of Lights, Yule Log, Wish List, Arc de Triomphe, Belle Femme, Stiletto, Eiffel, Midnight in Paris, Champs Elysees, Party Dress 
- 2 x 0.08 oz Blush in Stardust, Skyline 
- 0.08 oz Luminizer in Flush 
- 0.08 oz Bronzer in Sun Bunny 
- Step-by-step glamour guides 

Sephora - Lashstash 

Mascara junkie? Well look no further! This set contains the hottest mascara brands to try plus an eyelash curler from Tarte! Sephora is known for releasing great holiday sets and this one is a great one to splurge on.

This set contains: 

- 0.1 oz Benefit Roller Lash Mascara 
- 0.08 oz Blinc Mascara 
- 0.20 oz Buxom® Lash Mascara 
- 0.002 oz Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner 
- 0.51 oz Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara in Blacquer 
- 0.13 oz MAKE UP FOR EVER Mascara in Smoky Extravagant 
- 0.12 oz NARS Cosmetics Audacious Mascara in Black Moon 
- 0.01 oz Tarte best in faux extending fibers 
- Tarte picture perfect™ eyelash curler 
- 0.17 oz Too Faced Cosmetics Better Than Sex Mascara 
- 0.06 oz Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

MAKE UP FOR EVER - Artist Plex-Gloss Collection

If you're a lipgloss lover like who isn't really? Then this set will be really hard to pass up. It contains gorgeous nudes, berries and pink shades perfect all year long. This set contains 12 super glossy lipglosses that promise at least 5 hours of wear before re-applying.

This set contains: 
- 12 x 0.23 oz Artist Plexi-Gloss in Pearly Light Beige, Brown Beige, Sweet Pink, Pop Pink, Fuschia Pink, Pearly Golden Pink, Orange Coral, Orange, Red, Pearly Plum, Burgundy, Lilac

Sonia Kashuk - Fall 2015 Brush Set LE

Well if makeup tools are what you need - then Sonia Kashuk has designed these stunning makeup brushes for Fall 2015. Not only do they include the brushes most widely used for any makeup look, but they are gorgeous to look at as well!

Tarte - Light of the Party Collector's Makeup Case

This is an amazing deal by Tarte and is limited edition like the rest of the collections above. 

The collection contains:
  • 30 x 0.024 oz Eyeshadow in Sugar Cookie, In A Flurry, Fizz The Season, It’s Snow Time, Eggnog, What A Wonderful Pearl, Miracle Of Light, Rum Pum Pum, Tartetini, Baby It’s Gold Outside, Peach On Earth, Come What Grey, Under The Mistle-Taupe, Ring-A-Ling, Fireside Chat, Party Favored, Gingerbread Mansion, Chrome For The Holidays, Sleigh Watch, Mulled Wine, Cocoa What Fun, Black Velvet, Haute Chocolate, Midnight Kiss
  • 0.20 oz Bronzer
  • 0.20 oz Blush
  • 0.155 oz Highlighter
  • 0.13 oz Lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara (deluxe)
  • Double-ended eyeshadow brush (travel-size)
  • Collector’s case with dazzling sequins, an oversized mirror, and a zipper closure

NARS - Steven Klein Collaboration Killer Heels 

This is another NARS and Steven Klein collab and contains Five shrunken lipsticks, in Little Darling (an iridescent beige), Mayflower (a sheer, shimmering raspberry), Joyous Red (a gold-flecked rust), Jungle Red (a semimatte bright red), and Fire Down Below (a semimatte pure blood red). So if you are a lipstick lover and want to try multiple shades then this set is the way to go!

Colourpop Cosmetics 

Blitzed Eyeshadow Gift Set

This set contains:
  • Valley Girl, That Girl, Party Girl, Thirsty Girl, Roller Girl, Fan Girl

  • Fauncy Creme Gel Set

    This set contains:
    Bustier, Frill, Polar & Soiree

    Vixen Lippie Stix Set

    This set contains: 6 Gorgeous Lippie Stix
    Last call, Night Owl, Jingle, Plastics, 54, Ruffle

    So Colourpop Cosmetics gives you 3 different gift set options to choose from. Whether you opt for their lippie stix, creme gel eyeshadows or their super sparkly eye shadows - the choice is yours.

    So this post has been quite long and covers only some of the great deals this holiday season has to offer. But we've done our best to give you the ones we truly are lusting after!