If you go back through your makeup past what’s the most exciting makeup release you can remember? Nowadays, Holiday Makeup Collections are cookie cutter versions of each other. Each year brands release a slew of existing gift sets but sadly, if you’re a long standing makeup fan they likely don’t excite you as much as they once did. When did the magic go out of Holiday makeup? Are we burned out? Or are brands just churning out the same old humdrum makeup collections that fail to appeal to us.
For me 2007 was truly a year that stands out as a great year in Holiday Makeup! The Givenchy Diamantisimme Collection released and with it a tiny box that resembled n engagement ring box that housed the sparkly Prisme Solitaire Precious Diamond All Over Powder. This was also the year that Guerlain released their Holiday Collection and for me, it was one of the best seasonal releases they have done to date.
A lot has changed since 2007. Givency’s Holiday Collections haven’t been as glam and Guerlain tends to repeat variations of their Meteorites in different packaging. The magic seems to have dwindled away for me. I don’t know if it’s me or if it’s the brands.
I think Tarte and Too Faced are too brands that fall victim to launching a lot of the same things year after year after year. Tarte really corned the Holiday market a few years ago offering a variety of different sets at Ulta, QVC, and Sephora. You got a lot of bang for your buck when purchasing one of their gift sets. The prices haven’t changed too much but the size of items have become smaller over the years and gift sets and palettes aren’t nearly as great quality as they used to be!
For me, 2007 was one of the most exciting Holiday seasons particularly from brands like Guerlain and Givenchy.
What’s the most exciting holiday makeup release you can remember?
Something you were really excited about and simply couldn’t wait to get your hands on.