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The Best of 2011’s Holiday Makeup Collections

  • Smashbox Click You’re It Holiday Eye Palette

    Tucked inside this limited-edition palette are fifteen eye shadows, five liners, one vial of primer, and a world of amazing holiday makeup possibilities. Follow the directions on one of Smashbox’s six get-the-look cards, or get gorgeous your own way. ($49,

  • MAC Glitter and Ice Lipstick

    MAC’s holiday collection—packaged in futuristic, limited-edition white—features six stunning winter lipstick shades, ranging from icy silver to deep shiny berry. Soft Sable, a frosty taupe, has a subtle shimmer that kicks the neutral brown up into festive territory. ($15.50,

  • Deborah Lippmann Stairway To Heaven Lacquer

    Transform your fingertips into mini icicles with this soft multi-colored iridescent glitter polish. Wear it alone for a sexy take on bare nails, or layer it to transform any lacquer into a shade befitting a winter wonderland. ($18,

  • Sonia Kashuk Six-Piece Holiday Brush Set

    Kashuk’s brushes feel soft and luxe, although they’re perfectly priced for any budget. This year’s holiday brush set, available in sparkly gunmetal or silver, comes in a cute case that can double as an evening clutch. ($24.99,

  • Smashbox Holiday Flash Long Wear Liquid Liner

    Deck your eyelids with this sleek metallic gold liquid liner, which gives any makeup look an instant upgrade. (liner in 14k, $22,

  • Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder

    Ensconced in a totally dresser-worthy box is a delicious powder that gives just the right amount of sparkle to bare skin. Think “radiant,” not “stripper.” Choose Honey for a golden glow or Marshmallow for a silver shimmer. ($20 each,

  • Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler

    Whether you’re in the market for a new fragrance or just want to wear a different perfume for each day of the week, this set of Sephora’s twelve best-selling fragrances is perfect. The set includes faves like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Givenchy Very Irrisistible, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Gucci Guilty, and Prada Infusion d’Iris, and if you fall in love with one particular fragrance, it includes a voucher that you can redeem at Sephora for a full-size version. ($50, Sephora)

  • VMV Hypoallergenics Mistleglow Set

    Lucious red lips, in stick and gloss form. This holiday set from VMV Hypoallergenics contains a Skintelligent Beauty Lipstick in Castigada and a Skintelligent Beauty Lip Gloss in Cabaret. ($35,

  • Bobbi Brown Ultimate Party Collection

    This tiny palette packs a powerful punch of pretty—eight shadows and four glittery glosses to transform you from a Scroogette to a Santa Babe in no time. ($65,

  • Stila Holiday Lip Glaze Set

    Merry Christmas to you! Stila’s packaged four of the best-selling shades of their beloved Lip Glaze—along with four new shimmery holiday colors—into one gorgeous set to ensure you’ll never be without a pretty pout. ($25,

  • NARS The Multiple in G-Spot

    NARS has upped the Orgasm ante with a new blush/highlighter that infuses an amazing gold-flecked glow. The Multiple in G-Spot can be used on eyes, lips, or cheeks, and is the perfect shade to beat the winter blahs. ($39,

  • Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil Set

    Laura Mercier’s famously creamy eye pencils are available this season in a five-pencil set of wearable, versatile colors: grey, violet, copper, gold, and navy. Creating the perfect smoky eye has never been easier. ($45,


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