Christmas 2019: The most stunning holiday beauty collections for anyone who's a fan of makeup, skincare and pretty things
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'Tis the season to be jolly and there's nothing that spells holiday (in caps lock) quite like the rollout of the best and most captivating holiday beauty collections by brands we love. Usher the spirit of giving with our comprehensive Buro gift guide—watch this space for all the best gift ideas along with makeup, hair and nail inspiration for your festive look come December.
We've covered advent calendars (who's gotten theirs already?) and fragrances for the pickiest of people on your list. This time around, we're highlighting the most eye-catching, Instagrammable, limited-edition beauty products that are available in stores/counters now, from Chanel's ornament-chic lineup to Clé de Peau Beauté's decadent collection:
Chanel Les Ornements De Chanel
Got a soft spot for ornaments and the most intricate of detailing? Get your hands on Chanel's Holiday 2019 Collection, Les Ornements de Chanel, to indulge your opulent-loving side. The stunning range is inspired by the late Mademoiselle Chanel's love for ornaments, from shimmering gold leaves that decorate her apartment to the lacquered finish of Chinese Coromandel screens.
Find creamy powder shadows etched in Chanel's signature button motif in sumptuous shades of metallic gold, gunmetal, bronze khaki—all perfect for blending and layering for varied effects. The Rouge Allure lipsticks also get a gilded touch with limited-edition gold-edged packaging—available in six shades.
Nars Studio 54
Nars takes the holiday mood up one notch by infusing a plethora of shimmer and sparkle to their limited-edition collection. The Studio 54 lineup is disco decadence meets sensorial overload—star-pressed and -adorned palettes for all your highlighting and contouring needs, high-shine glitter formulas for starry-eyed looks after dark, and the iconic Audacious Lipstick (housed in a scintillating glitter case) in four bestselling shades.
Don't miss out on makeup brush and lipstick sets that come in sequin pouches with gold charm Studio 54 zippers—an absolute keeper.
Clé de Peau Beauté Kimono Dream
We can't resist when a collection offers a poignant story behind its breathtaking design—and Clé de Peau Beauté's Kimono Dream is exactly that. The brand has collaborated with master kimono-maker Kyoto Tachibana to create exclusive kimonos for this collection, with each box wrapped in a sleeve that echoes the folds and layering of the kimono.
Each product's packaging also has a Bijin-Ga, a painting of a woman wearing a kimono—illustrated by artist Ayana Otake. Clé de Peau Beauté's bestsellers including the Lipstick Cashmere, Eye Colour Quad and Radiant Multi Repair Oil are all clad in the limited-edition design that's collectable-worthy.
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2019 Luxe Capsule Collection
Another gem in our books is Bobbi Brown's Luxe Capsule that encompasses six products, decked in gold kaleidoscopic packaging for a truly luxe touch to your top shelf. Some must-haves are the Luxe Highlighting Powder for perfectly-strobed angles, Luxe Rich Gemstone Eyeshadows for a mirror-shine effect, and a jewel-tone Luxe Gems Eyeshadow Palette to cater for all your holiday makeup looks.
Another brand on the everything-gold bandwagon is Guerlain, with an apt name—Goldenland—for its holiday collection this year. A collectible is the Goldenland Palette, an utterly chic palette that resembels a minaudierè-clutch from the outside, encasing 10 matte and metallic shadows for every occasion.
Don't forget to get your golden glow down pat with the iconic Météorites powder, now available in a variety of rose gold, wine and copper shades for a luminous finish. Complete your look with a special edition Guerlain Rouge G lipstick—the Wild Glam edition is specially designed by jeweler Lorenz Bäumer and features a pure gem and 46 hand-set rhinestones on the white gold casing.
Aesop Of Muse and Myth
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Muses of Greek mythology, Aesop's Gift Kits this year pays homage to the very spirit of the brand. New York-based artist Giovanni Garcia-Fenech's illustrations of the Muses of music, dance, history, comedy and epic poestry emblazon the vibrant sleeve of each kit. Take your pick from five well-curated kits, including two skincare sets, a home and basin trio, a bodycare pairing, and a four-piece hand-and-body kit—all of which would serve as the ultimate gifts for urban dwellers.
Check out the Buro Christmas Village here for more gifting ideas