October 9, 2018

What’s Your Favorite Holiday 2018 Makeup Collection or Palette So Far?

Hey everyone!

I’m currently propped up in bed and thinking about ALL the stuff I need to do but can’t because this cold is kicking my ass like you would not believe. Someone suggested on Twitter (hi Morgan!) that now is a good time to catch up on my k-dramas but I’m coughing so hard I can’t concentrate! She also suggested I catch up on my Sims and gaming streams and that was like the best idea evers, thanks again Morgan! So, I’ve been busy trying to catch up any of Joseph’s streams he did recently since I’m way behind! That’s been keeping me busy for a while. I missed a lot of his Dead by Daylight live streams which sucks :-/

I also fell down a rabbit hole of watching Kids Incorporated on youTube all because I watched Monster Squad this morning! Who freaking remembers that show!? Fergie got her start on there!

But anyway!

I was also looking over some boxes of Holiday makeup I purchased and I was wondering what’s your favorite Holiday 2018 Makeup Collection so far? I have to admit I’m loving the NARS Advent Calendar and I’m glad I purchased it. It’s stunning!

As I said in a prior post though Holiday 2018 Makeup Collections are a bit of a snore for me. I haven’t really found anything calling my name out yet. I don’t have a favorite thus far but I’m hoping for something to grab me as we get deeper into the Holiday season!

How about you?

Do you have any favorite Holiday 2018 Makeup Collections, gift sets, or palettes?

Do share them!

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  • Alyssa

    I love the Too Faced holiday lip package and the Gingerbread girl lip. Nice colors and they totally last!

    • Isabella Muse

      I think TF really did a great job with Holiday this year! Truly a good collection overall!

  • Candace

    I am loving the Too Faced Gingerbread palette, and the Pumpkin Spice collection. I think those are my favorites so far.

    • Isabella Muse

      I think TF did a good job with Holiday 2018 this year! About time!

      • Candace

        I agree, their last few holiday offerings have been a little lackluster for me as far as performance. They always kill it with their packaging though, which I’m a sucker for!

  • kjh

    Impressed by tf’s turnaround on the non-holiday themed holiday-issued merch. Not getting any. Five dupes for the gingerbread girl should suffice. (damn. it’s perfect.) Prob in on a few items from Nars…that I really don’t need, either. More to the current holiday: loving Lunatick supernatural and Elvira, but they are year round availability. But goth/Haloweeeny in pkging.

  • Hollie

    I love the UD Elements palette! Just waiting for an Ulta 20% off coupon!

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise but they keep promoting 20% off with the credit card 🙁 when is it coming grr!

  • Renee

    Based on looks alone as I haven’t tried any of them, the NARS holiday and the new Fenty collections are stunning. I’m with you on liking the Advent Calendar. Do you have any other favorites? So far all the ones I’ve seen are rather cheap looking or incredibly expensive.

  • Kish

    So far I have my eye on Natasha Denona’s Gold Palette and LORAC’s cheek palette. Looking forward to seeing what ColourPop comes up with also.

  • Robin

    And Mario Lopez was a drummer/dancer on the show!! I will confess, I had their two albums, yes records! Lol!! Kids Inc and Facts of Life were my favorite shows growing up!!

    • Isabella Muse

      omg I don’t remember that now I have to go youtube and see if I can find him! LOL! that’s awesome! KIDS INCORPORATED! K I D S! I used to watch Facts of Life reruns totally a great show ;-D

  • tiffany

    i want all the NARS. i love Advent calendars and NARS but have too many of the items to justify buying it but i plan on getting a bunch of the glosses, lipsticks, the two blush palettes and the two e/s palettes

  • Mariele

    BareMinerals’ Aurora Lights eyeshadow palette really knocked it out of the park for me. 🙂

  • k

    I really like the look of Kevin Aucoin’s nudepop palette, sooo pretty. Not sure if it’s holiday but its LE.

  • Agona

    I am loving the BareMinerals Aurora Lights palette. It’s so shiny on the lids and has purpled, blues, and greens. I’m very tempted to buy a backup even though I never hit pan on eyeshadows!!

  • Catherine R.

    I used to come home from school in the afternoon and watch Kids Incorporated and Mickey Mouse Club! This made my day.

    • Isabella Muse

      I used to watch the reruns on the Disney Chanel after school! I was in love with Ryan (and Ruddy from monster squad lol)!

  • Emily

    I hadn’t even looked at the Aurora Lights palette before today (because TOO MANY PALETTES! SERIOUSLY CAN’T JUSTIFY ANOTHER!) but after reading the comments, I had to take a peek, and oh my, want want want!!! I’ve been good so far, seeing temptations everywhere but remembering all the barely touched beauties cluttering up my cabinet. We’ll see how long this lasts. The Nars Hot Tryst cheek palette stands out to me, but I think I would feel more guilt than joy if I got it.

  • Telle

    OMG Kids Incorporated! I think i remember that…and wasn’t there a pop tarts too?? Also remember when NKOTB was a cartoon?? LOL

    Holiday collections…I’d say nars and Jeffree star holiday


    • Isabella Muse

      wait, what? NKOTB was a cartoon!? I don’t remember that GASP! I’m off to youtube it lol!

  • Sarah S.

    Hi Muse! I was craving a yummy-smelling new liquid lipstick and googled and got your page talking about Physicians Formula Healthy Lips. I kind of wanted a vampy lip because of Halloween and almost went with a Nyx liquid lip, but then I spotted a Physicans Formula Healthy lip holiday set that had like all the colors in the line in mini-sizes with an iridescent topper gloss (at CVS). They smell amazing and it was only $15 to try like the entire line. I got a bunch of extra bucks, too. It was such a score! I might go pick up another one to gift my mother in law. The set is called “Color Me Healthy” and I really think the value is great.

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Sarah! I saw this on Insta but haven’t yet seen it in stores! So jealous you found it ;-D I’ll keep hunting because it sounds delightful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Carol G

      Sarah, that sounds like a great deal. I Googled it and Ulta.com has it but it is currently out of stock. I’ll have to check my CVS. Have you tried them yet? Just curious if they are matte and/or drying at all. Typically not a fan of liquid lipstick. But at that price, and with so many colors to choose from, I am tempted just to go ahead and get it. Thanks for the heads up!

      • Sarah S.

        Hi Carol, they are matte and they set, with only very slight transfer (near the inside of lips). I’ve only tried four of them so far and I got it two days ago. As far as liquid lipsticks go I don’t find them to be drying, but they definitely have that matte look (not smooth like a cream bullet lipstick). I’m still so psyched about the deal they were. They last a lot longer than bullet lipsticks, which I usually prefer, but when I bought them I was having a weird craving for a doe-foot applicator and a yummy smell, lol.

  • ag

    I get way more excited by the neat little skincare sets that are popping up— the Bite Beauty Lip Masks, etc. But Nars blush palettes are nice. Besame has some beautiful new Disney collection stuff, and I wouldn’t mind the powders by Chantecaille and Shiseido.