I love giving makeup away to friends for gifts – pretty little items I know they’ve been coveting or that will fit perfectly into their makeup case. And I especially love giving away makeup that is absolutely gorgeous. The holidays have to be one of my favourite times of the year, and not just for all the fun and excitement that comes with them…
Nope, it’s also because holiday means all of my favourite makeup brands come out with their most fab packaging of the year. Items are adorned with beautiful motifs, limited edition packaging reigns supreme, and everything it meant to dazzle.
Lancôme’s Holiday Collection is so on point for this time of year, and I’m absolutely drooling over it. The ethereal feel of the collection, combined with spot on festive shades (bringing together shades of gold, red, and a smoky hint of black) and eye-catching golden packaging, equals a set that needs to be worn (and gifted) this holiday season.
My personal favourite item from this collection has to be the Limited Edition Hypnôse Drama Palette in Parisian Lights. It’s so ideal for a party-ready makeup look, bringing together gold, pink, brown and black shades for an eye that can go from dinner with the family to a night out reconnecting with friends in an instant. Oh, and this palette is genius – the brushes are magnetic. For real. They aren’t going anywhere. Do you have any idea how many times I’ve lost brushes down the drain because they go flying out of the case?
Coming in a very close second is the Poudre de Lumiere shimmering powder. Delicate with beautiful shimmer, it’s perfect for adding a bit of subtle highlighting to the face of décolleté.
Lancôme has graciously put together a set of some of these exciting holiday items – a Hypnose Drama Palette ($55), 3 nail polishes in Rouge Cabaret, Or Vendôme & Illuminations ($18 ea) and 2 Hypnôse Dazzline Eye Shadows in Rouge Cabaret & Or Vendrôme ($28 ea) – to add to one of your collections. Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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