Rave: Holiday Cosmetics Guide

The holiday season is upon us, which we on the fourth floor take as an opportunity to sparkle shamelessly. Not that we really need any help with that but these festive holiday cosmetics certainly don’t hurt. Here are a few of the beauty goodies we definitely wouldn’t return come Boxing Day! 


MAC Cosmetics – Guilty Passions Collection

We don’t feel guilty about loving these muted holiday colours.

These mini kits for lips and eyes are a must-have for the Yuletide season. The warm, versatile shades are great for daytime and can transition easily for an evening of holiday cheer. Plus, how could we not be tempted by these these adorable little boxes? They would make a great gift (not that we’d blame you if you kept them for yourself.)

OPI James Bond Collection

“Do you like wild things, Mr. Bond?”


This season you can have all the drama and colour of James Bond literally at your fingertips. Channel your inner bond girl with any of the 12 shades (all named after Bond movies!) and top it all off with the 18-karat gold-flecked top coat that comes in a shiny gold bottle, called The Man With the Golden Gun.

Urban Decay Holiday 2012

The Dangerous Palette

If you feel like going a little bolder with your eye colour, Urban Decay’s holiday collection offers a smack of colour that will make you stand out at all your festive parties. You can try pairing any of their seasonal palettes with their colourful Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide On eye pencils for a look that will have you in high demand under the mistletoe.

Chanel Eclats du Soir


If ever in doubt, Chanel is ALWAYS an appropriate gift! Just as pretty in the signature black packaging as it is when applied, a nail polish or lipstick from their limited edition holiday collection definitely beats a tired old Starbucks gift card. The new nailpolish, Malice, is a standout piece.

Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse



Just looking at the shiny reds, shimmering bronzes and glimmering golds of the Laura Mercier Art Deco Muse collection puts us in a festive mood. The holidays call for tradition; we suggest a classic red lip, dark eyeliner and shimmery lid as a toast to the season.





These are just a few of the many pieces that would have us smiling were we to receive them (hint, hint!). We’ve been very good this year…


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