The holidays are the best excuse to hoard some beauty swag – whether you’re treating yourself or finding the perfect gift for your favourite babes. Here are some of the most covet-worthy holiday makeup releases that made it onto our wish list.
Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection
We may not have winter in Singapore, but Rihanna just gave us more reason to celebrate all things icy with the Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection. We’re talking frosted hues, smouldering metallics and iridescent shimmers that will bring out your inner ice queen. Get lit with the Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette ($74), complete with seven gorgeous chrome shades to create a melt-worthy look. But the ultimate chill comes in the form of the Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set ($139), which is filled with ultra-pigmented shades packaged in mini jars to keep you glo’d up wherever you go.
shu uemura 2018 Holiday Collection
Sweeten things up with the shu uemura 2018 Holiday Collection! Partnering up with luxury chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat, the Japanese beauty brand combines two of our favourite things – makeup and chocolate – into one irresistible gourmet collection. This includes their Rouge Unlimited lippies ($38) in delicious flavours like Deep Cranberry and Salty Caramel; as well as the Ganache & Praline Eye Palette ($98) featuring an assortment of chocolate-inspired hues. The best part? Everything smells like chocolate. Yum!
ETUDE HOUSE Tiny Twinkle Holiday Collection
Add a touch of sparkle to your getup with the ETUDE HOUSE Tiny Twinkle Holiday Collection, featuring some of their greatest makeup hits reimagined into shiny little ornaments that would make the perfect stocking stuffers. The star product is the Tiny Twinkle Shadow Palette ($39), which is available in three different palettes of warm, neutral and cool hues that you can mix and match. If that’s not enough to sate your glitter obsession, complete the look with the Tiny Twinkle Mirror Holic Liquid Eyes Mini 3 Colour Kit ($34), consisting of three metallic liquid eyeshadows packaged in a lovely Christmas bauble.
Aprilskin’s Holiday Glam Edition
Turn on the glam with Aprilskin’s Holiday Glam Edition ($55), which contains two of their bestselling products – the Perfect Magic Cover Fit Cushion and Perfect Magic Dual Eyeshadow – to get you all decked out for the occasion. What’s more, the gift set also includes an LED hand mirror that will come in handy for touch-ups on the fly. Great for party selfies too!
The Body Shop Christmas Gift Collection
Inspired by the wildlife of the forest, The Body Shop Christmas Gift Collection is perfect for the animal lover on your list. Surprise your favourite night owls with Olivia The Owl ($36), which comes filled with bath-time treats for them to indulge in during their late-night routine. That’s not all; this fun gift set can also be transformed into a roly-poly money box after. How clever is that?
innisfree The Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection
When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with some handy-dandy hand cream. As part of the innisfree The Green Christmas 2018 Limited Edition Collection, the Perfumed Hand Cream Miniature Set ($24) comprises six Jeju-inspired scents to suit your every mood: Guesthouse Laundry, Peach, Raspberry, Pink Coral, Yuja Tea, and Autumn Leaves. And it doesn’t hurt that they are decorated in a range of merry colours and joyful illustrations. Super cute!
Too Faced 2018 Christmas Collection
The Too Faced 2018 Christmas Collection is everything a beauty junkie could ever ask for. Where else can you find a Christmas tree made up of makeup palettes? Consisting of three individual eyeshadow palettes, three face products and a Deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara, the Christmas Tree Breakaway Makeup Palette & Mascara Set ($72) allows you to gift the palettes separately, or combine them into the shape of a Christmas tree.
Sephora Collection Holiday 2018
Sephora’s range of seasonal exclusives just gets better and better every year. In this edition, they came out with a plethora of enchanting treats for their Sephora Collection Holiday 2018 – think holographic highlighters, glitter pots and star-shaped lip glosses to celebrate the holidays in style. But what truly steals the show is the Once Upon A Night Palette ($69), Sephora’s blockbuster palette that is composed of 130 shades ranging from matte textures to satin finishes to shimmery colours. Now you’re all set to dazzle!