For beauty enthusiasts, there’s no time like the holidays. Not only can you wear any look you please under the guise of “festive makeup,” but it’s also the one season where beauty brands put out their prettiest-packaged, most alluring hues as limited-edition releases. Below are 10 of the most-coveted beauty launches for the season that you can only buy now (and trust us, you’ll want to).
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NARS Rita Audacious Lipstick ($32)
Bold color meets bold packaging in this captivating scarlet hue best described as the perfect festive holiday red. The color is saturated and long-lasting while the texture is lightweight and ultra-moisturizing.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal Light ($80)
Calling all fans of Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders: There are five new and exclusive shades you can’t buy anywhere else wrapped up in a limited-edition marble palette. The kit contains a new sheer, nude finishing powder called Sur98real Light, two blushes (a pale pink peony blush mixed with Surreal Light called Surreal Glow and a swirl of cool rose and warm peach called Surreal Effect), a neutral warm bronzer called Surreal Bronze and a shimmery peach highlighter aptly named Surreal Strobe Light. When used together, this palette gives your skin a romantic magic hour glow, that’s perfect for all the parties.
Diptyque Mini Candles
Few things are as universally loved as Diptyque candles and there’s no better way to experience them than trying all the mini candles. But you may not know that the candles are not generally available for sale except during the holiday. This year, the brand has rounded up some of their most popular fragrances such as Feu de Bois, Ambre and Pomander into a five-piece set ($78) and 12-piece set ($190) all wrapped in a gorgeous, gilded gift box.
Jo Malone London Orange Bitters Candle ($205)Even though this is Jo Malone London’s first-ever holiday fragrance, Orange Bitters is so gorgeous you’ll want to burn it long after the festivities are over. Unlike many other winter candles that are heavy on woods and pines, Jo Malone London’s take on holiday is a juicy cocktail of bright citrus, sweet orange, ripe mandarin and a splash of bitters to bring out sensuous notes of sandalwood and amber. The limited-edition candle brings a room to life with a joyful sparkle that’s perfect for this (or any) time of year.
This limited-edition version of By Terry’s cult-classic Baume de Rose adds a pearlescent sheen to the pretty, soft rose hue. Priced at $28, it’s perfect as a stocking stuffer, but so gorgeous on that you’ll want to keep one for yourself.
Chanel Ombres Lamees de Chanel ($105)
Inspired by the craftsmanship and textures of Chanel’s iconic tweed jackets, this exclusive palette features rich golds, deep chocolates and olive hues that adds a touch of festivity and luxury to your holiday look. It’s equally as gorgeous in the palette (and if you can bear to use it) as it is on your face.
Diorific Matte Velvet Colour Lip & Cheek Fluid ($38)
A perfect holiday multitasker, this unique fluid works both as lip and cheek color, delivering a lightweight, matte-cream finish that lasts from day to night. This brand-new product comes in four limited-edition shades, ranging from a soft rose pink to a bold red, and is only available for the season.
Burberry Gold Touch Eye, Lip and Cheek Illuminator ($32)
For the ultimate glow, this super-limited highlighter, formulated with micronized pearls, adds a gorgeous beam of warm light anywhere you apply it on the face. The sheer, but buildable, coverage allows you to create a subtle glow or a full-out golden holiday look.
La Mer Illuminating Powder ($130)
A must-have for any La Mer devotee, this lightweight shimmering pressed powder is infused with gemstones, pearls and sheer pigments that give all complexions an immediate glow while proprietary “Miracle Broth” helps to keep skin healthy and youthful in the long term.