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Yes It’s Only October, But We’ve Got You Covered For Christmas

It’s never too early to start checking off your Christmas beauty shopping list.

Everyone loves the holidays and gifts. What’s not so high on our wishlist? Last minute shopping and having to struggle with the year-end crowd. Which is why we always start in late October and early November, when most beauty brands start dropping their limited edition holiday launches and sets.

Here, we’ve curated some of our fave launches so you can start prepping for Christmas! Happy shopping!

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November 2019
Events & Promos
Eclat Magnetique de Chanel in Metal Peach, $103
Les Ornements de Chanel   For this collection, Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup and Color Designer Lucia Pica was inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s love of luxe ornaments. “I wanted to express the idea of richness that particularly fits with the festive time of year — but a mastered and modern richness,” explains Lucia Pica.   The must-have product in the range is the Eclat Magnetique de Chanel in Metal Peach. Embossed with the pattern of a vintage CHANEL button, this highlighter gives a pearlescent shine and can be applied to the contours of the face for a gently sculpting, radiant effect. Les 4 Ombres in Lumieres et Opulence, $98
Les Ornements de Chanel   We are also loving the Les 4 Ombres in Lumieres et Opulence, which contains a mix of ultra wearable khakis and browns. Eye Colour Quad in #320, $110
Cle de Peau Beaute Collection Reve de Kimono   To create this kimono-inspired line, the Japanese beauty brand collaborated with master kimono-maker Kyoto Tachibana, who is known for his method of dyeing colors and stenciled motifs onto a single sheet of silk. Something we love about this collection is that inside each product’s packaging, you’ll find a painting of a woman wearing a kimono.   While everything in the range is super pretty, we especially love the Eye Colour Quad in #320 and Lipstick Cashmere in #512. The former has a collection of pretty eyeshadows embossed with flowers, and the latter is a gorgeous rich, classic red lipstick. Lipstick Cashmere in #512, $92
Cle de Peau Beaute Collection Reve de Kimono 5 Couleurs Happy 2020 palette in #017 Celebrate in Gold, $107
Dior Beauty Happy 2020   This collection is all about celebrating, putting on a show, bold colours and fireworks. Dedicated to year-end festivities, we are loving the gorgeous 5 Couleurs Happy 2020 palette in #017 Celebrate in Gold, which has an imprinted design of fireworks bursting with a colourful Happy 2020 motif.     Rouge Dior Collector’s Couture Limited Edition Set, $250
Dior Beauty Happy 2020   For luxe lovers, check out the Rouge Dior Collector’s Couture Limited Edition Set. Housed within a minaudiere clutch is the French brand’s iconic lipstick adorned with an exclusive sequined band, along with five refills of the brand’s best-selling shades. You can choose between the iconic 999 red, the perfect Red Smile, the satiny brown Promenade, the flamboyant pink Feel Good or the Classic Matte rosewood. Diptyque Advent Calendar, $560
Diptyque Holiday 2019 Collection   Created in collaboration with German artist Olaf Hajek, this launch is inspired by universal symbols relating to epic sagas and folklore. Olaf borrowed from popular lucky charm motifs such as ladybirds, horseshoes, pieces of coral, four-leaf clovers, holly and shooting stars to wish everyone a good end to the year.   We are obsessed with this Advent Calendar, which has everything a Diptyque fan will love. It is packed with mini candles, travel-sized perfumes, scented oils and luxe tree decorations. Drool. Mini Mask Marvels, $39
Fresh Share A Magical Moment Holiday Collection   Who doesn’t love a good coffret set? Fresh has 17 different ones – ranging from stocking stuffers to the brand’s best sellers – so there’s something for everyone. The Mini Mask Marvels is sure to be a hit amongst skincare junkies. It has three 15ml travel-sized tubs: the Rose Face Mask is infused with real rose petals to hydrate and tone, the mineral-rich Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask deeply cleanses and purifies, as well as the exfoliating Sugar Face Polish which gently refines and nourishes skin.       Black Tea Gems, $178
Fresh Share A Magical Moment Holiday Collection   We also love the Black Tea Gems as it contains all our fave Black Tea anti-ageing products. The Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is the perfect anti-pollution prep step, the Firming Corset Cream helps to tighten and lift the face and neck, and the Firming Overnight Mask is a leave-on mask that treats your skin as you snooze. Basically everything you need for a great complexion. All Access Powermatte Lip Pigment Set, $75
Studio 54 For Nars   If you love a good party, then this limited edition launch is for you. Inspired by the famed nightclub and the sparkle of the disco era, this collection has a range of lipsticks, palettes and accessories with decadent, shimmering finishes and gorgeous shades.   We are obsessed with the All Access Powermatte Lip Pigment Set, which comes with a sequin makeup pouch with a gold Studio 54 charm, as well as lip pigments in three shades: the bestselling American Woman, the limited edition nude Fly Robin Fly and the red Funkytown. Also on our lust list is the Free Lover Cheek Palette. It has six buildable shades in colours from pretty pinks to sheer golds. Free Lover Cheek Palette, $85
Studio 54 For Nars Pikashu Eye Palette Thunder Shock, $123
Shu Uemura x Pokemon   This is definitely the cutest collection of the holiday season, featuring a very special Pikachu – Pikashu, who loves makeup and has cheerful orange cheeks, bright red lips and a heart-shaped tail! The adorable character is featured throughout the entire range, so you won’t be able to miss it.   While we are in love with every single product in the range, the two must-haves are definitely the Pikashu Eye Palette Thunder Shock and the Electric Gold Pikashu Premium Eyelash Curler. The former has a collection of 12 eyeshadow shades, basically everything you need for a casual day look or a night out, while the latter is the brand’s award-winning eyelasher curler with a limited edition Pika Pika Pikashu design. Adorbs! Electric Gold Pikashu Premium Eyelash Curler, $30
Shu Uemura x Pokemon Rouge Pur Couture, $52
YSL Beaute High On Stars   This collection is inspired by – you’ve probable guessed it – stars and stargazing, and is filled with products with star-studded (both literally and figuratively) packaging.   For this range, Global Beauty Director Tom Pecheux created four new shades of Rouge Pur Couture, redesigned with a star-spangled festive casing with silver stars surrounding the signature YSL Cassandre. Another must-have is the Encre De Peau Cushion, which gives a fresh, soft matte finish and is housed in a slick star-filled black case.       Encre De Peau Cushion, $92
YSL Beaute High On Stars