Beauty Exclusives that Should Be On your Holiday Wish List

’Tis the season…for limited edition makeup products! As beauty addicts, part of the reason why we love the holidays is because another Christmas season brings with it all sorts of exclusive collections from the top beauty brands in the world. This year has been no exception. If you’re looking for something extra special to give that makeup lover in your life, look no further than the items below. From Too Faced’s Sugar Cookie Eyeshadow Palette to Pur Cosmetics’ Grinch-inspired line, check out the beauty exclusives that should be on your holiday wish list.

Too Faced Sugar Cookie Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced’s exclusive holiday 2018 collection is off the charts this year! Not only is it ultra-festive, but the brand has incorporated some seriously gorgeous limited-edition hues with plenty of sparkle. First off, its collection is inspired by some of our favourite Christmas treats. From the Gingerbread Spice eyeshadow palette and Melted Matte Gingerbread Girl lip gloss to the Tutti Frutti Christmas Fruit Cake kit, this holiday collection will have you dreaming of dessert. The top item on our wishlist? Too Faced’s Sugar Cookie Eyeshadow Palette. Creamy and silky smooth, this palette contains the perfect mix of matte and shimmery shades, not to mention the hues themselves. In our opinion, this palette strikes the ultimate balance between nude everyday wear and glam New Year’s Eve wear. Plus, the shades themselves have some pretty great names (Cool Cocoa Beans and Sugary Sprinkles, to name a few).

Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy

We don’t know about you, but our obsession with face masks has reached new heights this past year — hence why we’re so excited about Peter Thomas Roth’s exclusive Mask Frenzy kit, available this holiday season only. The kit consists of PTR’s bestselling masks: we’re talking about Pumpkin Enzyme, Cucumber Gel, 24K Gold, Irish Moor Mud, Rose Stem Cell, and Hungarian Thermal Water. Each of these masks targets a specific skin ailment, so rest assured that with this skincare collection in your arsenal, you can face whatever troubles arise this winter season.

Pur Cosmetics The Grinch™ Good Enough to Steal Face Palette & Color-Changing Lip Balm Set

Pur Cosmetics has truly outdone itself this Christmas with a special limited-edition line of makeup inspired by Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. Give the gift of Whoville with this fun and festive 12-piece lip and face kit. Comprising of 10 silky eyeshadows (a mixture of matte and shimmery shades to flawlessly transition from day to night), the Feeling Frosty highlighter, Heart of a Who blush, and colour-changing lip balm (yes, you read that right), this kit makes it easier than ever to spread some holiday cheer. A quick note on the colour-changing lip balm: this unique formula appears to be the perfect shade of Grinch green in the tube, but as soon as it touches your lips, it transforms into a beautiful pink hue. Talk about Christmas magic!

Marc Jacobs See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow

Marc Jacobs has embraced the glitter this holiday season and we are all for it! The brand’s limited-edition holiday 2018 collection was inspired by the mod era and is filled with plenty of sparkle and bold hues perfect for New Year’s Eve. With the brand’s See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow, you’ll get bold pigment, maximum sparkle, and brilliant hues (like Sparkling Amethyst, pictured above) that are sure to turn heads.

Fenty Beauty Snow Nights Frosted Metal Lipstick

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty continues to impress with its latest collection for winter 2018. Embrace your inner ice queen with this three-piece frosted metal lipstick kit. Three shades — No Chill, Frost Sauce, and Fog Snog — make up the Snow Nights set. Like everything by Fenty Beauty, each and every one of these lipsticks was created to flatter all skin tones, leaving behind a beautiful lustrous effect. Wear alone or dab on the centre of your lips for a subtle shimmer.

Emily Southey
Emily Southey is a freelance writer from Vancouver. Currently based in Toronto, it was during her time studying History and English at McGill and University College London that she became interested in writing. When she's not working, you can typically find her in a museum, baking cupcakes, watching Disney musicals, or Instagramming her new favourite coffee spot.