Makeup Wars Holiday Beauty: My Top Picks!


This week our Makeup Wars bloggers are talking about Holiday beauty. This should be fun! My post is going to be a wishlist of my top picks for holiday season. Make sure to click on the thumbnails at the end of this post for the rest of the our bloggers picks!


Marc Jacobs About Last Night Style Eye Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette ($99) – I purchased the Object of Desire Eye and Cheek Palette (reviewed here) for myself at the last Sephora sale and am loving it. That palette was so impresive, it only made me want this limited edition baby even more! The quality and creaminess of MJ eyeshadows is incredible. This palette is a luxurious mix of finishes with coordinating shades arranged in rows. Ooooh, pretty!


tarte Kissing Squad Limited Edition Lip Sculptor Quad ($34) – Each vegan friendly, 2-in-1 Lip Sculptor features a creamy, buttery, full coverage lipstick paired with a coordinating, pigmented lip gloss for luscious color and non-sticky shine in one portable tool. I’m a huge fan of these but only have two in my collection so this set has been calling to me. The quad includes: Lip Scultpor Lipstick in Kitten (nude) & Lip Scultpor Lip Gloss in Kitten (nude), Lip Scultpor Lipstick in Minx (dark nude) & Lip Scultpor Lip Gloss in Minx (dark nude), Lip Scultpor Lipstick in Flirt (berry) & Lip Scultpor Lip Gloss in Flirt (berry) and Pixie Lipstick (mauve berry) & Lip Scultpor Lip Gloss in Pixie (mauve berry). The lipsticks are creamy and moisturizing thanks to the coconut oil and maracuja formula. With this set you can mix and match to your hearts desire! Review coming soon!


L’Occitane Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar ($55) – A captivating calendar with 24 exclusive gifts for a fun way to count down the holidays. Discover L’OCCITANE’s homage to beauty. Treat yourself to a must-have skin care, bath and body, or hand care gift every day with this Advent calendar. Open all 24 château doors and find a surprise hidden behind each one. This makes a fabulous gift if you can bare to give it away! Review coming soon!

s1842236-main-lheroCiaté  London Snow Globe Nail Polish set ($29) – this six-piece, mini nail polish collection is set inside of an adorable snow globe! The collection includes: Mini Paint Pots in All Aglow (gold foil), Champagne Kisses (metallic cranberry/pink foil), Couture (soft cream), Dangerous Affair (oxblood red), Fade to Greige (mauve taupe), Heirloom (metallic gold with red tint). The colors are perfect for the holiday season.


Too Faced Grande Hotel Café ($49) – I look forward to Too Faced Holiday gift sets every year–the adorable packaging, the chance to make multiple gifts and the excellent quality. The Grande Hotel Café opens to reveal three holiday coffee scented palettes that smell like peppermint mocha, gingerbread coffee, and eggnog latte for a total of 18 matte and shimmer shadows, two perfectly coordinated blushes, a bronzer, and a deluxe size of the bestselling Better Than Sex Mascara.  It includes a step-by-step how-to Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started. I love that you can break it into 3 separate gift sets! This is another you will want to keep for yourself! Review coming soon!


Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rosé Gift Set ($78) – I reviewed this a few months ago and I’m still wearing it most days. This effervescent fragrance pops with fizzy citrus perfection and sparkles in a dew of jasmine and honey-like pink blossoms for a dreamy scent that is kissed by the glow of sensual amber. And what girly girl could resist that glitter bottle with the cute champagne bottle charm? This set also includes a dual Rollerball in Viva La Juicy, Viva La Juicy Rosé!

I hope you enjoyed my holiday beauty picks, take a look at the choices of the rest of our bloggers below!

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  1. It’s so hard for me to resist Marc Jacobs eye shadows. They’re SO good. Also that L’Occitane Holiday 2016 Advent Calendar is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in my lifeeeeee.

  2. I don’t think I have any Marc Jacobs makeup and that palette is screaming my name! It’s gorgeous!

  3. I don’t have any MJ either!

  4. I have a huge weakness for beauty advent calendars, so I’m eyeing the L’Occitane one!

  5. That Marc Jacobs palette is calling my name. Looks like I need to add it to my wish list!

  6. Lola Seicento says

    Wonderful picks, Cindy! I want that Marc Jacobs palette!

  7. I hadn’t seen that l’Occitane set before! That looks amazing.

  8. I can’t do perfumes but I love that Marc Jacobs palette!

  9. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    You are really ahead of the game with all your holiday recommendations! So happy to see my favorite lippies, Tarte Lip Sculptor, in your list. If I didn’t already have 3 shades, I would go for the set of 4 in a heartbeat coz it is an absolute steal

  10. The one thing on your list that I’d absolutely love is the Marc Jacob palette. I came close but I didn’t buy it. I hope I don’t regret that.

  11. Akhil Sharma says

    Great list of awesome beauty products. Going to share this post with some friends.

  12. The tarte Kissing Squad Limited Edition Lip Sculptor Quad looks great to me.

  13. FabZilla_Kath says

    Great picks, I would be happy to get any of these

  14. I’m also making my makeup list this week! I’m glad that you had yours and they’re gorgeous!

  15. Becca Wilson says

    All of these products look so great! I love to try out new makeup brands and so do my friends and family, so this would be perfect.

  16. That Advent calendar is the most creative Christmas beauty product I’ve EVER seen. I love Advent calendars but combining one with beauty is just sooooo cool.

  17. Jocelyn Canasa Brown says

    I love all of these choices! Especially the eyeshadow palettes. But yeah, I want to get them all.

  18. Kelly Reci says

    These are my choices too! Especially the Marc Jacob eye shadow palette!

  19. Nicole Cochingco Escat says

    All of these are my choices too! I’m really glad that you had your own wish list.

  20. The L’Oocitane Advent Calendar looks wonderful!! I love Bath and Body Products so this is something I’d definitely pick up.

  21. Can I just please get everything on the list? If only they weren’t so pricey, I would have gotten myself everything.

  22. Lisa Marie Heath says

    Great list! So many things I want

  23. Teheheee I got my makeup wish list already, Now what to wish for again. Good list over here 🙂

  24. I think you have some great choices of beauty products in your list which matches my intrest as well very much. The Ciaté London Snow Globe Nail Polish set is my favorite among these and would love to check what other bloggers have picked up as well.