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13 Dec

Makeup Diaries: 5 must-have holiday makeup collections

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With the holiday season in the air, amongst hot chocolates and cozy sweaters it’s also the time to obsess over the prettiest holiday makeup collections. Every year, my favourite brands come out with gorgeous limited edition palettes, lip shades or full makeup kits to celebrate the festive season, making me go on an unnecessary splurge!

Here are some of the ones I’m eager to get my hands on, simply because they’re so pretty, plus the words ‘limited edition’ are enough to get any makeupholic excited…guilty as charged!

 

Too faced- Boss Lady Beauty Agenda

 

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Every girl needs to feel like a boss lady and if a complete kit containing 24 eyeshadows, three face products, a deluxe-size mascara, a lipstick, and a year-round planner doesn’t do it, I don’t know what does! This will make me feel pretty AND in total control of my life.

 

NARSissist- Velvet Lip Glide Set

 

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NARS has some of the brightest and most pigmented lip shades. I’m a huge fan of their concealer, and their lip shades always catch my eye. These lip glosses feature six new shades, ranging from smooth and dry to a silky matte finish, including a peachy pink and a scarlet red!

 

Kat Von D- Saint and Sinner + Everlasting Obsession Vault

 

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Tattoo artist Kat Von D is known for her personal style- a crazy combination of punk, goth, and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll! So trust her to not go with the festive vibe of the season, but make it darker instead. I personally am a fan of her lip shades, from Lolita to Vampira they’re all gorgeous. Hence my infatuation with her latest  Everlasting Obsession Vault, which that contains 13 of the most beloved shades of lip pencils and 2 exclusives: the Saint (peach nude) and Sinner (Dark plum) nuances. The Saint + Sinner eyeshadow palette is inspired by Gothic cathedrals (which alone makes me want it!) and includes 24 exclusive highly pigmented shades.

 

Urban Decay- Heavy Metal Glitter Liner

 

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Glitter and metallics are trending this season, which is why I’m eager to get my hands on these unique shades of glitter liners. The magenta and purple ones are especially funky and winter is probably the only time I’ll be able to carry these, without having my face melt off into a puddle of glittery goo…

 

Benefit- Snow Globes

 

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I live by Benefit’s Porefessional primer, and always admire their quirky aesthetic. Their unique Christmas collection, Snow Globes, is dedicated to the celebration of the 50 anniversary of the “Summer of Love“ when thousands of young people made San Francisco the epicenter of a social and cultural revolution in the name of peace and love. The 6 Snow Globes (Golden Gate Glam, Head Over Hills, B. Right! By the Bay, Cable Car Cuties, GALifornia Love, and Beauty & The Bay) represent some iconic spots of the city in a hippie design. They contain different and specific must-haves, both in full and mini size, and I’m still deciding which one I need (read: want)!

Featured image courtesy @ Nabila

Mariam Tahir

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute, plus a fashion student who loves reading, traveling, eating and sleeping but manages to find time in between to write.