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Sarah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair with pink undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? I really love the Nars holiday color lip glosses (Corsica is so beautiful!) and all of Sephora’s “favourites” boxes
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I would like to swatch the bite lip set to see if its worth getting since the price point is great
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I’m disappointed in Mac’s holiday collection- I was hoping for a shimmery cool toned blush, and I know a lot of people loved too faced’s palette, but I found it to be dupable and disappointing too.

Ryou Avatar

– Your skin tone/coloring:
Light-medium, neutral (NC/NW 25).

– Favorite holiday collection so far?
Guerlain!

– Holiday collection you’re looking forward to?
Possibly Dior’s

– Most disappointing holiday collection so far?
Probably MAC.

Alice Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Favorite holiday collection so far? Urban Decay! Even though the 2 eye liner collections were disappointing, I love the Vice3 palette and the Naked Illuminated Aura powder.
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner set (I know it’s already out but I’m not getting it until Yule).
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Hello Kitty.

MissJae1908 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NW47 Deep/Dark
Favorite holiday collection so far? The NARS collection and Kat Von D Mini lippes look nice.
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I’m excited for the lipsticks in the MAC Heirloom Collection and it was recently announced that MAC is doing a Cinderella Collection. I’m super excited about that!
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? The Simpsons! There were no lipsticks! MAC seriously dropped the ball on that one.

Fran Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light, cool undertones with some golden tan overlay
Favorite holiday collection so far? maybe Urban Decay — I do want the Full Frontal Lipstick Stash set and am on the fence about Vice 3 — I adore the color Dragon, love the color Sonic, and am attracted to several other colors in the palette — at least it’s not as dark a palette as Vice 2, which is a bit difficult for me to use ‘cuz it’s so dark and kind of big and clunky, too, to be pulling out additional palettes to make it work…
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? maybe Laura Mercier — at least I’m interested in looking at both the ‘Into the Wild Book Collection’ and the mini Caviar Stick Eye Shadow Quartet. The Make Up Forever Studio Case is calling out to me.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I am mostly disappointed in almost all of them. Most of the eye shadow palettes seem to be collections of mostly warm neutrals with one or two actual colors thrown in — and what I really love are bright, vibrant, unusual colors. Most of the lip sets have too many light colors or nudes, neither of which work for me — I don’t mind a set with one miss that I can pass on to someone else, but when at least half the set is a miss, I’m just not interested.

Ludmila Assumpção Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium with yellow undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? Lorac Royal Collection
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Sephora Draw the line
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Probably MAC Keepsakes Collection and Objects of Affection. Hate the packaging, feels so cheap. Like I can do it myself with some glue and glitter – DIY.

Arianna Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive
Favorite holiday collection so far?: Guerlain Night at the Opera!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? DIor Golden Shock.. mainly cause I NEED to see whether those lipsticks are really brilliant, or a joke…..
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? MAC Keepsakes.. want to see it in person when it comes out but.. mmh..

Eliz Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain, cool undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? Marc Jacobs (Sky-Liner) and YSL Holiday Set (the mini signature pouch is adorable)
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Chantecaille and Dolce & Gabbana
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I hate to say it, but Guerlain. Love the packaging and a few of the products are lovely, but, overall, I feel it could have been better.

CatG Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? Lorac Royal Collection
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Unsure (aren’t most of them out already?)
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? BareMinerals but only because I wanted them to do a holiday palette similar to The Star Treatment they released before

Maddie Avatar

■Your skin tone/coloring: NC20
■Favorite holiday collection so far? Maybe the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick sets? I’ve always wanted to try them and this seemed like an inexpensive way to get varied shades. I also discovered an awesome little LM set on Macy’s website (the Flawless Face Book in Nude had all the colors I wear from the brand!) that includes a compact tinted moisturizer in Nude, a Secret Camouflage in SC-2, a pressed mineral powder in Real Sand and a Secret Concealer. CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME!
■Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I was looking forward to the pigment sets by MAC but… they seem disappointing. I am excited for the NARS though! The lip pencil set and the Corsica gloss… I NEEDS IT.
■Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Not speaking about the collection as a whole, but most disappointing has been the Lorac Mega Pro. Total fiasco.

Jennifer Avatar

Coloring: Snow White (character)
Favorite Holiday Collection: Tarte is always gorgeous.
Looking Forward To: All of the mini lippies. All of them. I’m sure my friends are looking forward to stocking stuffers of all the mini shades I didn’t want to keep.
Dissapointing: Too Faced. Meh.

Rachel R. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair/neutral; auburn hair, hazel/green eyes.

Favorite holiday collection so far? Tarte, Urban Decay, BareEscentuals.

Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? NARS Hardwired, I guess. I’m just not really feeling the whole holiday collections this year. It feels like a lot of brands cheaped out, quality-wise, and/or the colors are uninspiring.

Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Most of them, to be honest. I guess the worst so far: MAC Keepsakes and the Kat von D Star Studded Eyeshadow Book.

Diana Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC40 Medium Tan – yellow based
Favorite holiday collection so far?: NARS
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to?: Mmmm not sure
Most disappointing holiday collection so far?: Guerlain, the Petrou-something (LOL) palette looked promising but the quality wasn’t up to my expectations

Meghan Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones (Chanel B20)
Favorite holiday collection so far? The Marc Jacobs Beauty collection – I’m waiting for my Sephora order with the Parisienne & the Sky-Liner set!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? The MAC X Prabal Gurung collection… I know, it’s MAC, I sort of wonder what I should expect? *Fears hype disappointment*
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Honestly, I’m a lil bit disappointed with the Hourglass Blush palette. Not because the quality isn’t great, but because the palette contains two blushes I already own. I know it’s my own fault for purchasing the blushes back in January when they were newly released, but why can’t they bring out all new shades in an LE palette? I think it’s just annoying. I would’ve waited for the palette & skipped out on the full sized versions had I known (but maybe I should’ve guessed/ waited as the blushes were made permanent).

emjay Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
Favorite holiday collection so far? I just bought the Benefit blush set at Ulta, so I guess that one. Went in for lipliner, came out with lipliner, a shadow trio, and a whole lotta blush. 🙂
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I’m eyeing stuff from Guerlain!
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? No disappointments here.

fuji Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertone
Favorite holiday collection so far? MUFE Studio Case!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Dior’s dual-tone lipstick and Tom Ford collection
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I don’t know… I haven’t bought much of them in the past, since I was always on the fence. Plus I buy makeups on a regular base, not just during holidays, so they don’t mean much to me unless there’s something very well made and packaging-wise collective like Guerlain, Chanel and so.

Emme Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: medium olive, yellow undertone
Favorite holiday collection so far? Tarte! That blush palette just…!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Wow IDK, I’m holding out to see if Sephora puts out any more! I really liked the collection of jumbo cream shadow sticks they had a couple of years back.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? So far Bite, the colors in their lip pencils look reeeall similar to last years. I would have bought them if they were a little different.

zainab Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with olive tones.
Favorite holiday collection so far? Probably the Urban Decay one because I bought the Vice 3 palette, because I’m an insatiable fangirl and I love red and burgundy shades.
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? UD and I’m curious to see the Guerlain Meteorites in person.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? All of them to be honest (including Urban Decay’s). There were a few I wasn’t interested in anyway, but even for the collections I was really intrigued by, there seems to be a bit of a quality drop. Not much has really wowed me compared to last year.

Emily Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-tan, yellow undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? I was very pleasantly surprised by the Urban Decay Vice 3. I’ve been using it every day since I got it!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I should be getting my Lorac MegaPro any day now and although I’ve heard mixed reviews, I’m still really excited to try it out. I also picked up the Tarte Chic to Cheek blush set today at Ulta and I’m looking forward to trying all of them!
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I got the Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette and all three of the shades are too light for my skin.. I also wanted to get the Nars blush palette but I already own Deep Throat and the other three shades don’t appeal to me which is a big letdown for me because I’m a blush addict and have been looking forward to a good Nars palette all year!

Anayely Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: medium with yellow undertones.
Favorite holiday collection so far? Tarte.
Holiday collection you’re looking forward ? I would say Dior’s golden shock lipsticks.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? UD vice3

Tamara Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light medium with olive undertones

Favorite holiday collection so far? Tarte and Urban Decay

Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? NARS

Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Stila

Lulle Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with warm undertones
Favorite holiday collection so far? Dior (from what I’ve seen online!)
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? I haven’t heard or seen anything from Estee Lauder or Lancome, and I’m hoping they have something good coming!
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Tarte: same old same old, Guerlain: everything seems very dupable, it’s just not very exciting.

BeyondtheBath(Stephie) Avatar

I’m looking forward to seeing the Holiday ‘Blockbuster’ set that Lauder puts out every year. Since they changed their direction (artistry wise) and have been upgrading their core color line (Pure Color), I’ll be interested to see what they put in this year’s kit.

I’m also interested in seeing what Lancome puts out, since they, too, started putting out ‘Blockbuster’ kits, too.

Melina Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
Favorite holiday collection so far? Dior holiday
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Dior holiday (same)
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Shiseido : Am I the only one to find the eye palette ugly?

Kat Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Extremely fair and neutral cool
Favorite holiday collection so far: Urban Decay’s I’d say. I love my Vice 3!
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to: Tarte’s.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far: You know what, Urban Decay again. They’re pencil sets disappoint me. Four different blacks? But also, Lorac Mega Pro, which doesn’t exactly count as holiday I don’t think, but still. Mega Pro? More like Mega Beige.

markeia young Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: medium-dark/tan/warm
Favorite holiday collection so far? Urban Decay, the full frontal lipstick stash was such a good buy
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? NARS
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? LORAC

Estefania Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium, Warm. NC25

Favorite holiday collection so far? MAC Heirloom Mix and Objects of Affection, I think.. I love the sparkle and value of lipgloss sets! I’ve also been LOVING Chanel’s Fall line…

Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? MAC Heirloom Mix and NARS Holiday!

Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Too Faced, Tarte, LORAC, and Bare Minerals…. The themes just feel so cheap and childish to me…. Not to mention I still don’t get what all the hype about the LORAC Mega Pro palette is about.

Helene Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC 15-20
Favorite holiday collection so far? The Guerlain, I think.
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? The Dior one.
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Not sure, there has been quite a few that looked good initially, but not when taking a closer look, or after reading the reviews.

Shayni Avatar

I’m a day late, but I thought I’d share for fun:

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-olive-warm

Favorite holiday collection so far?
Clinique All About Shadow 8 Pan Exclusive Nudes, and A Black Honey Affair

Holiday collection you’re looking forward to?
Anything from Too Faced, and I’m wondering if TheBalm will have something fun

Most disappointing holiday collection so far?
Make Up For Ever Studio Case – It’s a bulky case for one shadow palette and I think the colors are similar (or even the same) as the ones they’ve used in several other collections. I wouldn’t want to pay for a train case with drawers that fit only particular, trial-sized items.

Gillian Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:

Fairest neutral, Illamasqua Skin Base SB02, MUFE Mat Velvet + #15 or Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation 001.

Favorite holiday collection so far?

It has to be the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes since I forked out the money for it. I’ve used it every day since then and I’m liking it a lot. 🙂
It’s a shame that CORALista isn’t the same colour as the original but despite that I still like it.

Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? The Nars lip pencil set (I forget the name) looks quite promising but I really want to get my hands on the new Guerlain Rouge G in Rouge Parade. It looks gorgeous and it’s in my favourite formula so I can’t not get it! I tend to love the Shu Uemura palettes too so chances are I’ll pick up something from the Shupette collection too.

Most disappointing holiday collection so far? I’m not sure that there’s anything I’ve wanted that I’ve really been disappointed with but although I like the Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick formula I think the miniature collection they came out with just wasn’t worth the money I spent. The lipsticks really are tiny and even though they are handy for travel and a chance to try a few colours in that range I just think that you don’t get much at all for your money. I just couldn’t help myself since I’m drawn to anything I consider cute, which includes mini versions of makeup products. If I could rewind back to that day in Boots I’d give it a miss, not least of all because I have far too many lipsticks as it is. :S

Jennie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30
Favorite holiday collection so far? Too Faced
Holiday collection you’re looking forward to? Shu Uemura Shupette, MAC and Lorac
Most disappointing holiday collection so far? Kat Von D, Hello Kitty, NARS and most luxury brand collections. Nothing has caught my eye from them.

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