Friday, November 27, 2009

Santa Baby...

I have been looking through some of my favorite cosmetic lines and their Holiday Collections for 2009. I have to say, Santa, I've been very good this year! As I have been in the cosmetics industry for over 6 years now and a freelance makeup artist and PA for Shiseido Cosmetics I highly doubt I need any more makeup. But then again, who said anything about need...I WANT!

[Collection Cage Doree De Chanel]

The Chanel 2009 Holiday Collection is incredible. It's a tad "hello, summer" to me, but I'm loving the flamingo pink and peacock blue! The collection was inspired by exotic birds, hence its name, Birds of Paradise. The tweed highlighter is incredible, and the polish? I'll take 5 of everything. Beautiful.

[Les Tissages Lames de Chanel / Shimmering Tweed Highlighter]

[Professional Eyeliner Duo in Celadon-Lame (Green/Black)]

[Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Bird of Paradise]

[Gorgeous Le Vernis Nail Polish in Trapeze (Limited)]

[Holiday Featured Lip Collection 2009 Includes: Aqualumiere in Maldives, Galapagos, Grenada and Tasmania; Aqualumiere Gloss in Colibri, Hirondelle and Canari]

[Sources: Makeup & Beauty Blog, Temptalia, Chanel]


Luckily, I have been given a little "sneak preview" of this amazing collection earlier this summer and it is absolutely phenomenal. Dick Page's brand new line of shadows literally blend like butter. I know, because I use them on clients and they sell left and right. I'm totally in love the new metallics going on here. This collection is totally fresh and original.

The 2009 Holiday Collection includes:
Luminizing Satin Eye Colors in Pyrite Crystal, Pyrite Sun, and Blue Stone
Perfect Mascara in Intense Teal
Smoothing Eyeliner Pencil in Golden Green
Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Rose Quartz
Transluscent Loose Powder in Septarian (Delicate Pale Gold)

[Source: Shiseido]


Again, more metallics, greys, plums and the sexy smoke. Forever a fan. ♥

[Limited Edition Chrome Eye Shadows in Silver, Gold and Pewter]

[Limited Edition Lip Colors in Port, Chrome Metallic and Plum Pearl Metallic]

[Bobbi's Award-Winning Gel Eye Liner in Black Ink, Available in 16 other colors]

[Source: Bobbi Brown]


Christian Dior's 2009 Collection was inspired by Aurora Borealis crystal, created by Swarovski for Dior in the mid-50's. The Collection focuses on iridescent pinks, lilacs and metallics.

[5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow in Smoky Crystal]

[Crystal Boreal Eye Shadow in Purple and Silver Gem, embossed with crystal pattern]

[Rouge Dior - Creme De Gloss in Sweet Praline]

[“Cristal Boréal” - "An oval pendant, inspired by the shape of the neo-Louis XVI chairs that Christian Dior loved, is adorned with 52 Swarovski crystals of which 4 are Aurore Boréale. This pendant contains a crystal-effect gloss declined in one easy-to-wear shade: Pink Crystal. A true makeup jewel for precious iridescent lips". Availabile in Specialty Stores]

[Source: Tempalia, Christian Dior]


Metallics, Metallics, Metallics!!! MAC's Holiday Collection is playful, fun and sparkling! It's all about combining hot and cold with a "Baroque Boudoir" luxe theme, including the usual dramatic punches that makes MAC what it is.

MAC's 2009 Holiday Collection includes:

MAC Holiday 2009 Lipstick:
Pervette (soft bright pink with violet opalescent shimmer)
Utter Fun (fuchsia cherry pink)
Surprise Me (mid-tone peach)
Total Wow! (blue pink berry)

MAC Holiday 2009 Dazzleglass:
She-Zam Sheer (silver with silver and red pearl)
Jingle Jangle (sheer yellow peach)
Phiff! (yellow pink with red and sapphire pearl)

MAC Holiday 2009 Cremesheen Glass:
Ever So Rich (sheer lilac)
Partial to Pink (light creamy yellow pink w/light gold pearl)
Boy Bait (light neutral beige with pearl)

Softsparkle Eye Pencil:
Iris Accents (pale violet with silver pearl)
Nightsky (true black with silver pearl)

Mineralize Blush:
Su perdu pernatural (mid-tone coral)
Conjure Up Dirty (mid-tone plum)

MAC Holiday 2009 Nail Lacquer:
$$$ Yes Metallic (silver foil)
Lucky Number (metallic blue pink)

[Pictured - It's A Miracle / Crescent (gold)]

MAC Holiday 2009 Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo:
Devil-May (light violet) / Crescent (silver)
Under Your Spell Base (light yellow, peach pink) / Crescent (rich copper)
Mayhem Base (dirty brown gold) / Crescent (silver)
Midnight Madness Base (dirty grey brown) / Crescent (gold)
It's A Miracle Base (deep blue burgundy) / Crescent (gold)
Blue Sorcery Base (bright turquoise) / Crescent (silver)

[Sources: Musings of a Muse, MAC]


Lancôme went with a different route... Instead of the similar metallics and iridescents seen with the previous collections, Lancôme chose to go more rich and seductive with sultry reds and plums. Althought I'm not a ruby-red lipstick wearer, I absolutely love the Collection. Plus, Kate Winslet is flawless.

The Collection includes:

Sparkling Cherub Illuminating Powder
Color Design Cream Eye Shadow in Pink Lace, Garter Belt and Haute Smoke
Ink Artliner in Plum Tease and Brun Mystere
Holiday Eye & Cheek Palette in Evening Splendor, Nude Seduction and Plum Irresistible
La Laque Fever Lipshine in Captivating, Untamed Plum, Seductively. Evening Splendor, Feverish
L'Absolu Rouge in Luxe, Crushed Rose, Coquette, Rouge Seduction
Le Lipstique in Rougelle
Ôscillation Mascara in Sparkle Silver Top Coat, Sparkle Gold Top Coat and Black
La Vernis in Untamed Plum and In All Her Splendor

[Sources: Beautifulmakeupsearch, Lancome]


I thought YSL's focus was totally couture, power, luxe, typical YSL. I've always loved YSL..It's very glammy rock! Enjoy.


[PALETTE DUO POUR LES LÈVRES - Rose Beige/Champagne]

[Mini Touche Blush N°11 - Coral Beige Blush]

[Rouge Pur Lipstick: Black Tulip, Sublime Red, Sweet Dark Purple and Pink Grenadine]

[Golden Gloss: Golden Cherry, a rich red and Golden Lavander, a subtle mauve]




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