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Pretty much any highlighter released by MAC or NARS for the holidays. Also, the Guerlain 2017 Meteorites.

Pat McGrath LuxeTrance lipsticks (At least one, the plum shade!).

May Lindstrom Honey Mud (sooo expensive and just can’t bring myself to splurge on it)

Since I already purchased the Marc Jacobs Wild One palette and the Natasha Denona Lila palette, my top three items on my beauty list are the KVD Saint & Sinner palette, the Huda Desert Dusk palette, and the Lorac Mega Pro 4.

Looked for the reveal on the Mega 4. I’m in. Maybe cannot resist the mjb, either. Trying never to go to Huda or ND. If I don’t start, I’m safe. Whatever comes out for the Nars Powermatte set is my #3, unless it skews pink, coral, or light. Nars dark person here.

1. The Body Shop’s Darkening Drops
I plan on trying it with my Dr Jart BB for a cream contour. (Saw this on YT and love the idea.)
2. New WG #18 brush
It would fit nicely into my brush collection.
3. TF Glitter Glue
I need to stop the transfer of a non-matte powder lid color onto the matte contour color. I can do it by packing it over a cream eyeshadow base on the lid, but I’d like to try the glue to keep the color integrity of the powder shadow as an optional method.

I just bought the biggest item from my wishlist (Lila Palette). But I really want to try something from Huda. And I want to get one of the new(er) Marc Jacobs Palettes.

Viseart warm mattes palette
Biologique Recherche P50 — I’ve wanting to give this a try, just have to find where in my area I can purchase it
Clarins moisture replenishing lip balm — I’m not letting myself get this until I use up more of the several tubes of Jack Black balm I own

Hi AB,

Not sure where you live, but I have to get the P50 online. I’ve been using it for years now (as well as a few other things from the line) and I order for Rescue Spa in Philly. Good service, they ship quickly.

1. Dr. Jart Ceramidin cream – cooler weather is coming !
2. A couple of pieces from Fenty beauty: I haven’t narrowed down my choices yet, but I actually snagged a sample of the shade I am most interested in for the matte foundation. I’m amped because my shade preferences are typically never the sample shades but I nailed 150 giddy up. It should be here this week.
3. Becca Smoky Quartz highlighter

On top of my list there is the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in the shade I am right now and in my “winter” shade (for when I’m not tanned). Appart from that, I would really like to repurchase some favourites that I’m running out of, like MAC’s Light Boost and my maybelline mascara!

BECCA Lilac Geode Shimmering Skin Perfector
Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Facial Mask
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus body wash and body lotion

Aside from BECCA’s Lilac Geode highlighter I’ve been a little underwhelmed by recent cosmetics releases, I’m hoping for more intriguing products this holiday season!

I plan on getting the Pat McGrath Subliminal eyeshadow palette and the lipsticks in Madame Greige and Sorry Not Sorry when they come out. Hopefully they run as cool-toned as the pictures look online!

I really want the Victoria BeckhamXEstee lauder face powder. The compact is way too pretty. I am expecting the quality to be amazing too.

Laugh if you will but I am having to think really long and hard about this because, quite honestly, I think I actually own anything I could want and WAY more than I can cope with. I did try to get Dior Feel last week while I was away but it wasn’t in stock, so I guess that would be on the list, along with the new Becca loose powder (I’ve only got a sample) and maybe 2 of the newer releases of ABH singles (Venice and one other) but it makes far more sense to buy 4 and get the price drop and empty palette so I need to verify which shades I do actually own and then find 2 more that I want/need and can get in-store. Oh, I also want Tatcha cleansing oil so that could bump either the Becca powder of the ABH shadows out of the list. But in all honesty, I’m not bothered about any of them (and I can understand if people want to make sure I’m quite well as this is so not like me).

“I think I actually own anything I could want and WAY more than I can cope with”

I’m in that camp myself now, too. And I’ve seen larger stashes than mine, but it has become terrifying to wrap my head around, Mariella! And MORE makeup just arrived this afternoon!

1. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass (either the serum or the cream).

2. Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette in Glambition – I tried it in store and the shades are so buttery. I can see myself using this palette every day.

3. Hourglass Vol. 3? – still debating because of the price, hence the question mark, but I need the Diffused Light ($55CAD) and I would like to try one of their blushes and bronzers. For the blush, if I buy the mini one in Mood Exposure it’s not worth it, as it’s almost the size of the ones in the set, for $32CAD. The set is $95CAD. While writing this, I think I’m gonna stick to the Diffused Light in full size as I need it more than another blush or bronzer tbh. One way or the other, I will wait for the VIB sale.

I would probably add something from the MAC Holiday Collection and from NARS x Man Ray (not the lip pencils set), if the quality is there.

Harder than I thought! Okay…so here goes:
1.) Natasha Denona Lila Palette
2.) MAC Nicki’s Nude Lipstick (I think?) along with the coordinating Lipglass (cannot recall its name off the bat).
3.) At least ONE Pat McGrath Lipstick!

Honorable mention goes to: Fenty Beauty Metal Moon Highlighter. Love the foundation samples, too, so who knows? I may just!

This is tough as I haven’t seen everything holiday yet.

1. The new UD lipsticks have a few really awesome looking ones, so those are up there.

2. I’m looking for some kind of foundation powder that has SPF and manages to look good and not clog pores. This probably wouldn’t be such an issue if I wasn’t white as a sheet.

3. I’ve got a few fragrances and skin care things on my list that are pretty expensive. I’m still really wanting Jo Malone Dark Amber and Ginger Lilly.

1. Charlotte Tilbury is coming out with an actual palette that I saw a sneak peak of in InStyle magazine and it shot straight to the top of my list. It’s very neutral, but CT’s eyeshadow formula is my favorite.

2. Something from Fenty Beauty. Definitely the lip gloss and one of the highlighters, but I don’t know which one.

3. The Besame Snow White palette that they’re coming out with sometime. I have really high hopes for it.

I’ve also been eyeing the L’Oreal x Balmain lipsticks, but I don’t know if I’m being ridiculous to fall for slightly prettier packaging.

Omg,,, OMBFG. This is the one post I ought not read. Snow White/Besame!!! Put myself on THAT list. I used to buy/check Besame all the time, before they went Sephora, and when I used the computer rather than the iPad. Thank you so much. And if you’re a SW fan, look for the two eye pencil sets by Beauty People, if they still exist. I think the second tin, with pouty SW is absolutely the cutest thing ever…and I hate cute. Just the spark of passive-aggressive and resentful that the real, German SW NEVER channeled. I will die with that tin. When you think of the Fairy tales, esp the Grimm ones, as the object lessons they were intended to be, no wonder the KB version has her arms crossed across her chest and is pouting. Thanks for the heads up.

You’re welcome, kjh! It really is such an exciting release, and from their notification page it seems like they’ve put a ton of thought and energy into it. I can’t wait for it to come out. They do still exist, thank you for letting me know! Those tins are so adorable. It looks like you can buy them either on Amazon or from a store called SeHOON_YOLO, but actually the Amazon product is sold through them too. I’ll definitely have to think about getting one. Or two. Lol, that’s true enough. Being eternally graceful is one thing, but if someone tried to kill me multiple times, I’d probably have an attitude about it.

Snow White and Besame in the same sentence? Love Besame, and my “grass is always greener” beauty ideal is raven dark hair and porcelain skin. [sigh] In my very youngest years, I wanted to be Snow White (without the murderous envy, manly rescue, etc…). Might have to check this out.

The Tarte holiday blush palette was on my list, but I ordered it from Sephora a couple days ago.

1. Kat von D Saint & Sinner Palette
2. More ABH Matte Lipsticks: Dead Roses, Dusty Mauve, Cobalt, and Insomniac.
3. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Amethyst

Of the things that are out now or going to be released that I know of – By Terry Rouge Click Stick #29 Orchid Glaze, Armani Lip Magnet 508 Androgini and the Holiday palette and probably Natasha Denona Lila.

While I haven’t seen their offerings yet, I always buy the Clé de Peau holiday collection and I’m sure something of whatever Tom Ford puts out. Those may knock Lila onto the back shelf for a bit since it’s permanent.

There’s nothing that I’m really feeling that “gotta have it” vibe from. Some of the new UD Vice lipsticks look neat, and I’m interested in trying something from Fenty (my bet is on the gloss and one of the color stick thingys). Also that Bite Champagne Discovery set looks nice. But nothing is making me go “¡o, mi corazón!”.

Like Mariella above, I have a TON of my own stash to use and the eye shadow colours that have been coming out in the past year or so (since ABH Modern Renaissance) have been pinks, reds, oranges and purples – these shades just don’t work on me. So most of the recent releases have not been for me at all. Just as well.

However, I would like:
1. More perfumes – along the lines of Ypresse by YSL, Modern Muse by EL, Van Cleef and Arpels and a few/lots others.
2. Charlotte Tilbury’s new neutral palette that I have only glimpsed at, but it looks lovely
3. Skincare – daily moisturisers with a hefty SPF and serums.

Actually, I have to say that it is a rare occasion when I’m not going “Ohhhh, I need it and I need it NOW!”, so below is what I would not mind having, but will live without easily.

1. One of the MacGirls palettes (Minx probably), don’t have them here yet.
2. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment. Same, not here yet.
3. UD blush in Rapture (they are always out of stock!)

That said, what I’m definitely going to get is smth from MAC holiday collection. Always get at least one item from the summer and from the holiday collections and am not planning to stop anytime soon.

Byredo Gypsy Water Perfume, La Mer Perfect Treatment and a plane ticket to South Korea to buy the remaining Chosungah 22 Luminous Light Foundations since they have been discontinued and once the remaining product in Korea is gone then that is it, LOL. On a serious note, the Atelier Cologne Vanille perfume.

1. A full-size retinol serum since I used up the trial size I got at first 2. New foundation and setting powder – really curious about Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r! 3. Nicki’s Nude, or if it’s sold out already, a workable dupe 🙂

Natasha denona Lila palette ( since it’s not limited edition I’m in no rush to get it)
And Fenty beauty killawatt in ginger binge/ Moscow mule.
I already purchase Gucci bloom (which was at the top of the list), and I’m in love!

1. a warm toned eye shadow palette (huda desert dusk palette or too faced peachy matte palette or a 15 pan custom made Mac palette) i dont know yet

2. mac lipstick(s) from the nicki minaj collection

3. some mac brushes

I’m fully covered from head to toe in things I love but let’s see…highliter from NARS, duo blush/bronze NARS, and as many Colourpop super shock or pressed powder eyeshadows possible. Some nucexskin care would be great that’s it. I’m out of space for storage I should behave until Christmas, Valentine’s and beyond but whom am I kidding I’m like Dorothy in the makeup isles. God help me! Lol!

KVD Saint n Sinner pallete, Some ItCosmetics stuff, and a purply-pink blush from MakeupRevolution. And a KVD liquid lip–i cant believe i don’t have one yet.

Wish list of things I could actually buy: 1) The four new elf eye pencils, 2) Sinful Colors “If You Got It, Haunt It”, and 3) Maybelline City Mini Palette x Shayla

Wish list of things that I definitely can’t buy: 1) Lorac Unzipped Desert Sunset palette, 2) Too Faced I Want Kandee palette, and 3) Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadow in Sunset Cove

i’m into hydrating toners now, esp the sulwahsoo balancing water which has noticeably increased my face’s hydration levels even till the next morning. so top three would be sulwahsoo, whamisa and klairs hydrating toners.

Kat von D Saint + Sinner palette, either Bite Beauty multistick in Papaya or the Rituel de FIlle Inner Glow Cream in Lovesick (haven’t decided), Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA.

The Kat Von D Saint and Sinner holiday palette, the Bésame Snow White Storybook holiday palette, and the Sigma Creme de Couture palette re-release! I don’t know how to prioritize them because it’s so hard to tell which will sell out first…. (I feel like Sigma has been dropping in popularity lately, but I missed that palette the first time around and have regretted it ever since, so I’m motivated to get my hands on it!)

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