November 6, 2009

Sephora Holiday Catalog 2009 Holiday Magic

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My Sephora Holiday Catalog popped into my mail box this week. w00t! Love looking through the catalog and drooling! If you’re a longtime reader you know I post images of the catalog each season as I have plenty of readers abroad who I’m sure enjoy seeing some of the looks and pages from it. I know I enjoy sharing it with you!

So if you’re wanting your first look at the Sephora Holiday Catalog 2009 take a jump!

This year it’s a whopping 50 pages where as I believe last year it was a bit smaller but don’t quote me on that as I can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night never mind how big the Sephora Catalog was last year.

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As you may recall I mentioned last year how looks have gotten a bit simple in newer catalogs. This year it does borderline on simple but the looks are all very festive with PLENTY of glitter. If you’re a glitter/sparkle hater you’ll probably die after seeing the models as they are all engulfed in shimmer. As for me I absolutely adore it. Since I’m pretty much overexposed to Holiday Collections at or around August because of my blog it does sometimes prove difficult to get as excited as I once did about seeing all the new goodies. Regardless I’m still a makeup junkie none the less and pretty pictures still manage to make me drool.

A few things that stood out for me….

First of all I really love the model on the front cover. The dramatic lashes, bubblegum pink lips, and beautiful glittery eyes has me fairly swooning

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Secondly, the look below created using Illamasqua Eye Shadows in Fatal and Sadist had me jumping around in my seat. As you may know I haven’t been to taken in with Illmasqua but this was so stunning, I wish I could wear mattes this well.

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Nothing jumped up and grabbed me too much in regards to gift sets or cosmetics but I do love that Sephora is all about getting more for less lately plus loading everyone up on free samples, etc…I did see the Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Set ($20) that contains 7 eye liners in bright, vibrant shades, this captured my attention and looked quite nice. Another thing that got me hyped was the Sephora Colorful Artist Palette ($30) which had some pretty nice shades and appeared to have a nice texture. Pretty rare that I lem Sephora makeup but these two items stood out for some reason.

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Lastly, I’m not loving the Sephora Gift Card and tag (gift box tag) this year. It’s a green, purple, and blue polka dot affair. I don’t really get much of a Holiday feel from it…however it looks like the S emblem may be in little crystals but not sure…also it’s the customary black compact mirror you get with the gift card, no special one. Kinda disappointing as I collect these year to year. But…with the economy as is, companies do have to save money in some ways I’m sure.

Aside from my babblings….please feel free to add your own!

How are you liking the Sephora Holiday Catalog this year?

Any past one year a fav of yours?

Anything that you’re lemming from it?

Tell the Muse!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • audrey d

    i havent been home in a couple of days, so i haven’t been able to check my mailbox. i am so glad you posted the pics from the catalog. It’s my favorite catalog! i love this years glittery/shimmer look so much more than last year. can’t wait to flip thru mine!

    • the Muse

      hey audrey! 😀 me too, really love all that glitter! Wish I could pull it off 😀 Have fun flipping through when you do get a chance!

  • Marina

    There is only one thing that I don’t like about beauty blogging. Sometimes I don’t realize what seaon it is outside my window, lol
    It’s autumn and I already plan what to get from Spring 2010 collections.
    And I (as well as a lot of other ladies) wrote about a lot of holiday 2009 collections long time ago and it seems that holidays are already gone. This is crazy. Don’t you feel the same sometimes?

    • the Muse

      I KNOW Marina. I HATE that as well. I hate it that in the Summer I’m thinking to Winter and doing looks using Winter stuff or in the Fall I’m doing Spring….it’s so depressing 🙁

      I always feel this way. For me it feels like the holidays are completely over since I’ve reviewed most of what I have had plans to for the holidays 🙁 so sad!

  • Dao

    Muse, I got one with a different cover. I love love love it! This year, the winter stuff does look a lot brighter.

    • the Muse

      seriously?! tell me more! what cover! got a pic!? love love they are doing different covers how incredible :-D!

      And yes def, certain festive feel with bolder fun shades!

  • Marina

    I am not alone 🙂
    But I am happy that my personal makeup shopping is still waiting for me.
    I don’t plan to get a lot from holiday collections. I am getting other products instead : mostly Illamasqua and MUFE. Some Nars and Artdeco as well 🙂 Can’t wait for Chanel Spring though

    • the Muse

      hey marina! I’m really excited about spring too especially chanel spring 😀 and guerlain of course! 🙂 I over did holidays and nothing I REALLY have to have at the moment 😀 I’m actually quite eager for Summer too haha!

  • su-pah

    Ooh lovverly!
    Serious droolage!
    We don’t have a Sephora nearby but I have been to the Paris one a few times and it’s terribly overpriced, but oooh! Hubba hubba at all those treasures!
    Love the silvery glitterbomb eyes on the model, I want to recreate that look now for the upcoming crimbo parties!

    • the Muse

      hey su-pah! hehe here’s a tissue for the drool! 😀 Love love love the glittery disco eyes myself 😀

  • Michaela

    I have the Flashy Liner set, and it is SO AWESOME!

    I’m pretty sure that it was created to compete with the Urban Decay Liner Set that’s out for the holidays. BUT! it’s $16 less. The colors are pretty similar, too.

    Anyways, the liners are really soft and pigmented. They feel just like Urban Decay’s liners. The only two colors I don’t love are the shimmery white and the light purple-it take a lot of work to get these two to show up.

    • the Muse

      thanks michaela 😀 now I WANT IT!!!!!!!! Sounds great 😀 I really don’t need more liners but I can’t help myself!

  • tricia c

    I see u got ur catalog, this is the same one I got and my vip 20% postcard was inside this catalog..hope u got yours

    • the Muse

      hi tricia! No postcard…how WEIRD! gonna call and ask 😀

      thanks for the tip off doll!

  • Nunu

    The UD Book of Shadows Vol. 2 but of course it’s completely sold out in BOTH Sephoras in Vancouver =.=”
    Does the Muse have it? and if so what was her take on it?

    • the Muse

      hi nunu!

      I do have it haven’t had a chance to review yet so sorry EEP! but will do soonish! Any luck on UD’s website!? Especially with the 30% Off?


  • Angela

    Hey Muse,
    I’m a beauty insider, but I’ve never gotten the catalog, do I have to sign up for it somewhere?

    • the Muse

      hi angela

      you can sign up online, in store, or over the phone and they’ll send a catalog to you. hope this helps!

  • Lisa Kate

    Mines different too! The fourth picture down is what is on my cover and mines only 35 pages! Lame >( I actually didn’t see much that caught my eye, except that the cover picture is sooo poorly photoshopped…its like they only did the left side of her face and the other side is all pore-y and furry! Weird, right? Then those “bling” things they put in ugh…Also did you see how the Illamasqua model has her brows brushed UP? Is that a new trend I haven’t heard about XD Also, I didn’t see the new holiday packaging? Boo!

    Wow, rant much? I was sort of disappointed, I love glitter and all, but none of these looks seemed “new” to me.

    • the Muse

      interesting Lisa! LOL Rant away 😀 we love rants as well as raves 😀 I kinda dug the Illamasqua photo but didn’t notice her brows doh! Must check back 😀 It’s ALOT of glitter that’s for sure! :_D

  • Hailee

    Do you know if some of these could still be coming? It says I’m on the list to receive them, but i havnt gotten mine yet 🙁

    • the Muse

      I’m not hailee 🙁 sorry. I got mine a few weeks ago but it’s possible they are still sending batches out! Maybe call and ask?

  • Brandi

    I haven’t gotten one and I’m subscribe to receive them. 🙁
    It seems like I only get one when I order something. Is that how it works? I haven’t ordered anything from Sephora since February and I didn’t get the Spring one either.

    • the Muse

      Brandi maybe try calling and asking them? I get one every season and sometimes I get a small one inbetween seasons.

  • Angelic Mariposa })Ӝ̵̨̄({

    This reminds me of how I got the Tarte jewlery box instead of getting Urban Decay BOS 2 because I already had BOS 1…still kicking myself!! ):