Celebrate the Holidays with Holiday Makeup

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1. Chanel Holiday 2008

“Some might say Chanel was too tame in the color department, but I’m liking the browns, beiges and golds. The look features neutral beige and brown eyes paired with either pink-gold or red lips. The face and cheeks glow with touches of gold and shimmery pink highlights. Mmm… I lurve Chanel.”

2. MAC Holiday 2008: Red She Said

“I’ve been a little late to the Red She Said party, but I’m getting into it now. At first, I didn’t think it had the same WOW factor that Cult of Cherry did, but both Enough Said blush and Inter-view eyeshadow delivered beautiful results and helped me see the error of my makeup lurvin’ ways.”

3. Shu Uemura Mika Holiday Collection

“Each of the eyeshadow palettes comes with pressed shadows and a cream liner shade with the same wonderfully high color pigmentation and fine textures we’ve come to expect from Shu Uemura’s eye products.”

4. Lancome Holiday 2008

“OOH! If you’re more into red, you gotta check out In All Her Splendor next time you hit a Lancome counter. It’s sheer and glamorous and very nicely done.”

5. Lippmann Collection Nail Colors, Holiday 2008

“Take a gander at the new Lippmann Collection Holiday 2008 colors ($15 each). The four new full-size shades are available online and at Nordstrom stores nationwide.”

6. Clinique Holiday 2008: Blackberry Bloom

“The first time I saw the gorgeous model in this promotional picture — her smokey purple eyes, berry lips and cheeks — I about fell over in my chair!”

7. Prescriptives Aglow Holiday 2008

“With a thick, non-stick texture, the Colorscope glosses feel a lot like Stila Lip Glazes but are much more moisturizing (no dry or peeling flakes, huzzah!). I think it’s a natural-looking lip, sure to look fab with smokey eyes.”

8. Estee Lauder Vintage Jewels Collection Holiday 2008

“The collection’s adventurous eye, lip, face and nail shades remind me of jewel-filled pirate treasure chests bulging with amethysts, emeralds and sapphires. Aye, matey! I’ll walk ye plank for these colors!”

9. Benefit Cosmetics Holiday 2008

“Does m’lday like to keep her options open? If so, the set provides a lot of options. Two of the six shades in Peace Love & Glossiness are a purple and a gold, and each of the three double ended gloss sticks come with two coordinating glosses, to be worn by themselves or mixed together.”

10. Bobbi Brown Holiday 2008

“While the blue, silver and black shades in the Night Sky Long-Wear Eye Palette are pretty on their own, I like this palette mostly because the cream shadows and gel liners complement a wide variety of powder eye shadow shades.”

The Holidays…
This year the holidays will be a little different for a few reasons, one of which is the economy and how it has grind to a halt. I hope the big players in the makeup and beauty industries wake up and pay extra attention to their pricing. Why not offer a few more value sets and better sales than usual? Now is the time, right?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Katee says:

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with the Beiges de Chanel eye quad that came out for holiday 2008. I must say that it is probably my favorite eyeshadow EVER!

    Katee´s last blog post..Art of Beauty/Qtica/Zoya November Promo Code

  2. Allie says:

    wow! i cannot believe that we are in middle of holiday in beauty! crazy! before you know it, the spring stuff will be out. thanks for the recap.

  3. Glosslizard says:

    I so love holiday beauty booty! It gets me in the seasonal mood and cheers me up just looking at it! :)

    Red Shine is destined for my collection! Destined, I tell you!

    P.S. Just looked at some Twilight pics on Rotten Tomatoes! Have you seen Jacob? He’s such a little cutie, the actor looks like a great match for Jacob’s cheerful puppydog personality!

  4. Marisol says:

    So many pretty make up items. But with the economy and since I am going on vacation at the end of the year, I am deciding to forgo any additional make up spending til 2009. However, I will be investing in a Coastal Scents 88 e/s palette to take with me. I have heard that they are great quality & only at $25 dollars, it isn’t a bad deal. I would rather something happen to that palette than some of my MAC & BB ones.

    I hope that retailers assess the economy and see that they need some good offers.

    Marisol´s last blog post..CupcakeCamp 2

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,

    I agree, it’s a fabulous quad!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Allie,

    I know! I’m not quite ready for the brighter shades that spring usually brings along, LOL.

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, I’ve been scouring different sites for Twilight material. Rumor has it that there will be some previews on Heroes tonight! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. :)

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Is this the trip you’re taking to Mexico City? How long will you be there?

  9. Marisol says:

    Yes it is. I am going to be there for two weeks. Basically before xmas til a bit past new years. I can’t wait to check out the duty free shopping.

    Marisol´s last blog post..CupcakeCamp 2

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    How exciting! Do you have lots of family there? I’ve always wanted to spend the holidays in a foreign country… it’s on my list of things to do in this life! Someday I’ll get there, le sigh.

  11. Marisol says:

    All of my family is there. The only family I have here is my mom & sister. My mom has two distant cousins but we rarely see them. I am so excited because I have a big family as my mom is one of 14 kids. You can imagine that we have a ball.

    You should definitely spend a holiday in a foreign country. It is great to see how the culture really celebrates.

    Marisol´s last blog post..CupcakeCamp 2

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    You’re going to have so much fun! I bet you’ll be eating lots of great family food, too, yummy!

    Are you close to your cousins there?

  13. Wind says:

    You look radiant! Love it <3

    Wind´s last blog post..Makeup Tips and FOTD

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