Holiday 2021 makeup releases for festive gift-giving for someone special, including yourself!
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Well my fellow beauty lovers, the best time of the year has officially arrived!
The festive season always brings glitzy goodies that will be cherished as a gift under a tree or tucked cozily in a stocking. And keeping this tradition alive and well, the holiday 2021 makeup releases do not disappoint.
For starters, Chanel is really going all out with a collection that celebrates their most iconic fragrance! The Chanel Nº5 makeup collection includes a signature eyeshadow quad as well as limited edition highlighters and lipsticks. Speaking of lipsticks, we also have YSL Beauty ramping up the festiveness of their beloved Rouge Couture formula with a gift set that is sure to please anyone on your shopping list — even if that’s yourself. (I won’t tell!)
Of course it comes as no surprise to see MAC Cosmetics stepping up to the plate in a big way with a full collection of holiday 2021 makeup releases that includes something for every budget. The candy swirl highlighter is one that’s especially been in heavy rotation on my cheeks over the last few weeks as well as the (super affordable) $7 snowflake highlighter from Heart Revolution.
Speaking of affordable holiday 2021 makeup releases, Colourpop is also igniting a spark of nostalgia with their Rudolph collection. From a 24-pan eyeshadow palette to lippie sets, everything is adorably packaged and sure to merrily deliver Christmas cheer.
If you’re looking for luxury treats, it definitely doesn’t get more luxurious than the limited edition highlighter from Hermés — that is finally available here in the states. It has a royal finish and will make a covetable addition to any makeup collection.
To help sort out your seasonal shopping, enjoy a guide of all the Holiday 2021 makeup releases below.
HOLIDAY 2021 MAKEUP RELEASES
Chanel Nº5 Makeup Collection
Celebrating their most iconic fragrance, Chanel Beauty launched a lineup of holiday 2021 makeup releases in celebration of their most iconic fragrance! The Nº5 collection includes a one of the signature les ombrés eyeshadow quads, limited edition lipstick, highlighters and more.
Shop exclusively now at Chanel.com
Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes Are Forever Eyeshadow Palette
Whenever Charlotte Tilbury releases a new eyeshadow palette, darlings around the world stand at alert! The Holiday 2021 Smokey Eyes palette is designed similar to Charolotte’s previous 12-pan palettes with four separate eyeshadow trios that can be worn together for a curated eye look or mixed and matched.
Chantecaille Perle Lumiére Highlighter
For posh princess moments, Chantecaille’s holiday 2021 makeup releases have a luxurious encrusted packaging design that will truly make its user feel like royalty!! The frosty highlighter will kiss your cheeks with a pearly glow that has soft pink undertones.
Clarins Bronzing Compact
With gorgeous crystalized ruby and gold packing, the limited edition Clarins Bronzing Compact is one that you’ll definitely want to use in public.
COLOURPOP Rudolph Collection
Embracing a warm sense of nostalgia, Colourpop’s holiday 2021 makeup releases celebrate everyone’s favorite reindeer – Rudolph! The complete collection includes a 24-shade eyeshadow palette, highlighter, lip glosses, lipstick, lip scrub and even a bath soak and festive hair clips!
Shop now at Colourpop.com
Colourpop Rudolph Eyeshadow Palette
There was no resisting a closer look at this gorgeous Rudolph Eyeshadow palette from Colourpop. Not only does it include all the colors of the holiday season — each shade is also appropriately given a super festive name. CUTE!
Shop now at Colourpop
Dior Limited Edition Atelier of Dreams Eyeshadow Palettes
It comes as no surprise to see Dior among the most beautiful Holiday 2021 makeup releases as they have a tradition of spreading festive magic! This year, Dior Beauty is honoring the legacy of the couture house with two embossed eyeshadow palettes that are perfect for party season as well as the year ahead.
P.S: If you order specifically from Dior, your palettes will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a couture box.
Heart Revolution Marshmallow Wonderland
Heart Revolution’s Holiday 2021 makeup releases prove you don’t have to sacrifice darling packaging for a great price as the Marshmallow Wonderland highlighter is only$7! And at that low price, you might as will pick up both available shades.
Shop Now at Ulta
Limited Edition Hermés Highlighter
After much anticipation, Hermés’s first highlighter has arrived — and just in time for the holidays! This is one every makeup collector is sure to enjoy.
Hourglass Holiday 2021 Ambient Lighting Edit Universe Palette
Keeping up with holiday traditions, Hourglass has released an updated version of their signature ambient lighting palettes! The 2021 edition includes two of their beloved strobe powders, two marble blushes and a radiant bronzing powder. There are two different 5-pan palettes available to suit all skintones.
For reference, feel free to checkout Dreaminlace’s review of the Holiday 2020 edition palette.
KIKO Milano Holiday Fable Collection
Ever romantic with embossed floral detailing and luxe gold packaging, KIKO’s Holiday Fable collection is certainly one of the most beautiful holiday 2021 makeup releases. The collection includes embossed blushes, a cheek palette, eyeshadow singles, embossed lipstick, makeup brushes, a mascara and more.
LANCOME Juicy Tubes Anniversary Set
Celebrating both the return AND the anniversary of cult favorite Juicy Tubes, our friends at Lancome have bundled together a lovely gift set that will help loved ones keep their lips glossy, soft and hydrated throughout these cold months ahead.
LORAC Pro Fairytale Forest Collection
Guess what? LORAC continues to have one of the absolute best eyeshadow formulas on the market. To celebrate the holidays they’ve launched a gorgeous 18-pan pro palette as well as a trio of 6-pan mini palettes. Each and all would make for truly fantastic gifts that could be used throughout the full year ahead!
MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2021 Makeup Collection
The MAC Holiday 2021 collection is offering up plenty of gift ideas – be it for yourself or someone else. Their latest Christmas collection includes eyeshadow singles (5 shades), holiday lipsticks (5 shades), festive lip glasses (5 shades), two creamy highlighters, a glitter kit, skinfinish palette and more!
NARS BIJOUX EYESHADOW PALETTE
We knew we’d be getting a lot of great Holiday 2021 makeup releases and NARS is delivering! Their gorgeous Bijoux eyeshadow palette features 16 rich jewel-toned shades in their signature long-lasting and powerfully pigmented formula.
Exclusively available at NARSCosmetics.com
NARS HIGH PROFILE CHEEK PALETTE
To celebrate the holidays, NARS has also released an updated version of their covetable cheek palettes! The High Profile palette features four blushes, a highlight and bronzer. All shades are new and limited edition!
Natasha Denona Mini Metropolis Eyeshadow Palette and Brush Set
Of all the Holiday 2021 makeup releases, none offer a rich emerald green shade for the season quite like Natasha Denona. The Mini Metropolis palette and brush set is also affordably priced!
Shop now at NatashaDenona.com
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Celestial Odyssey Eyeshadow Palette
Be it as a gift for yourself or someone else, the Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 eyeshadow palette is a sight to behold. Similar to her Holiday 2020 palette (reviewed here), this beauty 18 lush shades in a variety of decadent finishes. It is also much more affordable than her standard Mothership palettes, ringing in at $78 compared to $125.
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Divine Blush Trio
Perhaps one of the most exciting Holiday 2021 makeup releases, Pat McGrath has created a cheek palette featuring two of her divine blushes (that launched earlier this year) and a highlighter. Available in two shades!
Pat McGrath Holiday 2021 Sublime Skin Highlighter
More Pat McGrath? Yes! She’s also launched a Holiday 2021 Skin Highlighter that looks seriously fit for a queen.
Shop now at PatMcGrath.com
TARTE FULL BLOOM Eyeshadow Palette
We haven’t heard much in terms of new products from Tarte lately, but they couldn’t pass up the holidays! The new limited edition Tarte Full Bloom eyeshadow palette features 28 rosy and neutral shades that can go from day to night.
Too Faced Holiday 2021 Collection
Keeping up with tradition, Too Faced has a full collection of Holiday 2021 makeup releases.
VIOLET VOSS I Rust You Eyeshadow Palette
This rich Violet Voss eyeshadow palette includes 25 shades that emulate sunsets and will be beautiful on the eyes throughout the year.
Shop now at Sephora
YSL Limited Edition Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks
The Holiday 2021 limited edition lipsticks from YSL add some razzle dazzle to the lips with a shimmery gold finish. Available in two shades!
Shop exclusively now at YSL Beauty
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Trio Set
Why buy one festive lipstick when you can get three? That’s the thinking at least behind this gift set of three full-sized Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks.
Shop the Holiday 2021 Makeup Releases
Thank you for reading! Hope you and all of your loved ones have a fabulous holiday season.
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