NARS x Steven Klein Collection – Holiday 2015


Release Date: October 5, 2015 / November 1, 2015
Availability: October 5, 2015 @NARS; November 1, 2015 @Nordstrom & @Sephora

Company’s Description

François Nars and Steven Klein come together with design legend Fabien Baron to create an exquisite fantasy played to extremes.

“Steven is an iconic fashion photographer. His work defies the rules of photography—it’s arresting and provocative. It pushes boundaries and elicits a reaction. I like that. He perfectly embodies the spirit of NARS.” —François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

“I’ve always had the highest regard for François’ work. He is the pioneer of moving from one of the greatest makeup artists to creating great makeup. It is super exciting for me to collaborate using my photographs and joining them with his cosmetic genius.” —Steven Klein, Photographer

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Chanel Rouge Noir Absolument Collection


Release Date: November 6, 2015
Availability: Nordstrom, Macy’s

Chanel’s Rouge Noir Absolument collection celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Rouge Noir lacquer.

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Buxom Holiday 2015 Gift Sets


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Sephora

Don’t Miss A beat Full-On Lip Polish Collection ($32.00)

    A six-piece set with mini Full-On® Lip Polishes. Transform your lips with these tingling, lip-plumping polishes. This set’s range of sheer, shimmering shades let lips go partially nude or flaunt a bold, bright lip color that gets noticed.

  • Destiny: peach carnation
  • Nicole: shimmering strawberry
  • Ava: berry smoothie
  • Jennifer: flirty fuchsia
  • Kayla: preppy pink
  • Dolly: shimmering sultry mauve

Leave Your Mark Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set ($59.00)

    A 15-piece collection of mini Full-On® Lip Polishes and Lip Creams. The Full-On Lip Polish & Lip Cream Set features mini sizes of lip polishes and lip creams that let you experiment with tingling, lip-plumping looks in nudes, pinks, reds, and plums. Glide on each lip color’s shimmering and glass-smooth finish to leave lips saturated in decadent shine.

  • Bunny: fresh peach nectar
  • Jennifer: flirty fuchsia
  • Olivia: pink disco
  • Sophia: almost naked
  • Starr: sweetheart pink
  • Taylor: sweetheart pink
  • Zoe: crimson flame
  • Berry Blast: dazzling orchid
  • Cherry Flip: vivid fuchsia
  • Dolly: red poppy
  • Hot Toddy: toasty nude
  • Pink Lady: electric pink
  • Purple Haze: ripe grape
  • White Russian: nude pink


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Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind Review, Photos, Swatches


Bite Beauty Best Bite Rewind

Availability: Sephora
Price: $25.00
Deal: Receive free First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream 5-day samples with any $25 Sephora purchase. Use code: FAB5DAY. Ends 10/31.
Disclosures: Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

A gift-ready set of four, deluxe-size Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayons in a purse-sized holiday tin. Best Bite Rewind features a universal and festive, hydrating, lip crayon collection in four matte finishes. Premium triple-milled pigments provide powdery light, highly pigmented payoff, while naturally derived orange peel wax naturally protects and seals in moisture. Housed in a fun, holiday tin, this set is perfect for gifting.

This review is for Bite Beauty’s Holiday 2015 gift set — the Best Bite Rewind kit — which includes four deluxe-size mini Matte Creme Lip Crayons:

  • Café: peachy-brown nude
  • Torte: brown-toned rose
  • Coulis: raspberry red
  • Aubergine: eggplant

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Tom Ford Beauty Noir Collection – Holiday 2015

Tom Ford Beauty Noir Collection for Christmas 2015 Promo

Release Date: November 2, 2015
Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom

Check out Tom Ford’s Holiday Collection for 2015, which is a dark take on the Christmas season!

Cream and Powder Eye Color Duo

  • Night Sky

Eye Defining Pencil

  • Navy Black

Lash Tips Mascara

  • Pure Cobalt: electric blue
  • Burnished Gold: golden

Nail Lacquer

  • Black Out

Waterproof Extreme Mascara

Lip Color Matte

  • First Time

Tom Ford Beauty Noir Collection for Christmas 2015

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Disney And Sephora Restocked Princess Compacts


Release Date: September 15, 2015 – RESTOCKED
Availability: Sephora

Rumor has it that Disney and Sephora are teaming up once again to release six specially-designed Disney Princess-themed compacts. These will release on September 15, 2015 at Sephora and will be sold through March 2016. The compacts will retain for $32.00 each. Keep reading for pictures of each compact!

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Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection – Holiday 2015


Release Date: October 2015
Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom

Company’s Description

Imagine a quiet winter evening. Snow lending its brightness to the steel grey sky from which it falls. Snowflakes glistening as they float through the air and fall on the still ground beneath. These are the inspirations behind Guerlain’s much anticipated, limited edition Winter Fairy Tale Holiday 2015 Collection. The festive assortment captivates, dazzles and entices with its a stunning array of makeup and powders. Encased in whimsical, elegant packaging, this entire collection takes skin from dull and dry to radiant and glowing regardless of the cool winter weather.

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Laura Mercier Holiday 2015 Sets & Kits


Release Date: Currently Available
Availability: Sephora, Nieman Marcus

Laura Mercier’s Holiday 2015 kits and sets have now launched at Sephora and Neiman Marcus!

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MAC x Mariah Carey Lipstick – Holiday 2015

MAC x Mariah Carey Lipstick for Holiday 2015

Release Date: December 2015
Availability: MAC Online Only

Company’s Description

All we want this holiday is M·A·C Mariah Carey, featuring All I Want Lipstick in a champagne shimmer frost. One shimmery swipe makes lips as fierce and timeless as the icon herself. Online exclusively in select markets this December.

“Mariah is the over the top pop and beauty icon. Throughout the years we’ve all watched her with admiration and feel right now she is at her ultimate best. She exudes elegance, glamour, sophistication or sense of fun. Her “All I Want” lipstick is the perfect frosty holiday shade and her Beauty Icon collection will be everything you think of when you think M·A·C and Mariah.” — James Gager, M∙A∙C Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director

“M·A·C has been my go-to makeup brand for as long as I can remember and I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with them on a lipstick debuting this December, just in time for the holiday season! The champagne frosted ‘All I Want’ shade is elegant, sophisticated and glamorous. My M·A·C Beauty Icon collection will be launching in 2016 and is certain to not disappoint.” — Mariah Carey

Lipstick ($17.00) (Limited Edition)

  • All I Want: Champagne shimmer (Frost)

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Too Faced Le Grand Palais Video

Here is the video overview of Too Faced’s Le Grand Palais for Holiday 2015. The video includes live swatches of all of the colors and my thoughts about the quality of the formulas. You can also read the written review here.

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