With all the beautiful holiday collections launching this season, I am sharing with you a few pieces from the Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection which is all about shimmer, shine, glitter, which is bright and fun. Marc Jacobs Beauty is taking us to the shine factory for holiday 2018. ‘The limited edition holiday collection for 2018 was inspired by the glamorous, anything goes aesthetic from the mod era. eyes are exaggerated with glittery jewel tones, cheekbones and body are glazed in gold highlights, and lips get the full-glam treatment.’

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow

See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow is described as the first-to-market sequin finish eyeshadow in a pot adds super-shimmery dimension to any look. The innovative demi-pressed process allows pigments to apply more vividly and gives the glitter maximum sparkle. The formula is all intense glitter, it can be blended out for a soft wash of sparkle either alone or layered on top of other eyeshadow for a shimmer finish.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

This sequin-finish eyeshadow in a pot has a lid on it keep it pressed and to avoid fall-out or separation of the glitter particles. I do put the black lid first and then the main golden lid on the pot. The innovative, demi-pressed process allows the pigments to apply more vividly and gives the glitter maximum sparkle.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

The formula blends smoothly and easily on the eyes. It does work well on its own but I recommend using a primer to hold the intense shimmer in place all day and which it does. I have used the eyeshadow with the coconut eye primer from the brand. I can use my finger to apply this, works perfectly well for me or with a flat synthetic eye brushing gentle pressing motion for a high-intensity look and finish.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

I do prefer to apply with fingers due to the loose, crumbly texture but once they’re on, they seem to set fairly well and I haven’t had any fallout. I have the shades Flashlight (Icy Opal) and Topaz Flash (smoky bronze), both of them work nicely alone or on top of other eyeshadow. It is going to be my go-to for the parties, especially the holiday parties.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss

Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss is described as a unique triple shine complex that delivers maximum color and brilliance with a blend of high-performance ingredients that provide unstoppable wear and shine like ’30 coats of lacquer.’ the brilliant shine contributes to the look of plump, cushiony lips that never feel sticky.  This limited edition glitzy gold shade with pink shimmer, shine a light, is the newest addition to the best-selling enamored lineup, of the brand, which is known for giving lips lasting color and unbelievable glossiness with a touch of creamy mint flavor.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

The gloss is very comfortable to wear, gives a beautiful shine to the lips which does stay on for a nice amount of time. The gold color sheers out clear and does not look yellow or orange on the lips. The pink sparkle is very fine and does shows in the light and is very subtle yet pretty. It is moisturizing and does not makes my lip uncomfortable or dry. It works well alone or over another lip color.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

Marc Jacobs Beauty Make Your Le Marc 3 Piece Mini Liquid Lip Crayon Set

Make Your Le Marc 3 Piece Mini Liquid Lip Crayon Set is a trio of minis of solid lip crayons from the brand. The crayons are easy to apply, glides on nicely on the lips, melts into the lips with a soft, liquid sensation. The formula is pigmented and one-swipe of color gives a bold color to the lips.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

The trio of mini had one new, exclusive shade red-y to go, and two best-selling shades night mauves (soft pinky mauve) and plum n get it (rich plum). The formula sets in pretty quickly and is comfortable, creamy, and lightweight on the lips.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection

From the packaging to the range of products in this collection, it is truly a gorgeous holiday collection. Marc Jacobs Beauty is available at Sephora.ca, Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus.

*Press samples


Ben Gorham, the founder of Byredo, has been recognized for his personal style and connection to fashion and art in several international magazines such as French Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, V Magazine and Fantastic Man to name a few. Ben began to be intrigued by scent and memory after traveling to his mother’s hometown in India, where he was stirred by the aromas of spices and incense.

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

Founded in 2006, Byredo’s scented candles and perfumes have been developed with an understated approach, using simple composition of the highest quality raw materials which has a cult following of its own now. This new fragrance launched this year, 2018 has been my go-to since last few weeks, it is so unique and beautiful that I am so obsessed with it. The nose behind Eleventh Hour is Jerome Epinette.

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

Byredo Eleventh Hour is an exploration around the smell of things ending, a journey to the end of the Time, the last perfume on Earth. This is very unconventional for a fragrance to have this inspiration but if you see on the deeper level, the inspiration is rooted in issues affecting our environment.

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

‘I want to travel until I did not have to search anymore. Today I know that life is a journey that brings you to the end of the world, a return to the harmony we have lost.’, says the great Swiss explorer Ella Maillart, who in 1951 was one of the rare Westerners to reach Nepal rise, the highest places will be the last refuges and zones that were once considered hostile to humans will become shelters.

Notes of the fragrance are:

Top: Ban Timmur, Bergamot

Middle: Carrot Seeds, Rum, Wild Fig

Base: Cashmere Woods, Tonka Bean

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

‘The top notes, led by the peppery and citrus accents of Ban Timmur, take us to the Nepali highlands, where this plant grows. Wild fig, the first forbidden fruit, is the heart note of Eleventh Hour. A symbol of desire, its sweet and captivating scent encapsulates the smell of danger. From the warmth of tonka beans combined with Cashmere Woods notes emanate an energetic radiation, similar to that released by our solar plexus when it opens wide. As if a bond was recreated between man and cosmos.

Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

Overall, a very unique creation. From the pepper and cloves in the opening, and then to the amalgamation of spices and wood is marvelous. It makes it more balanced and unisex. The longevity of the scent on my skin is over 8 hours and I can still smell it when I press my nose close to the wrist. It is a lovely scent and perfect for fall and winter, a faint creaminess fruitiness underneath the spices and wood which does soothe the nerves and is very comforting like the feeling of warmth anyone needs in this season and throughout the season. I can totally see myself wearing it a lot this season.

Byredo Eleventh Hour is available at Byredo.com, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Net-A-Porter

*Press samples


One of the most beautiful and elegant collections I have seen and reviewed until now is here – Cle de Peau Beaute COLLECTION FÉERIES D’HIVER LIMITED EDITION 2018. I am so excited to share this collection, I am sure you must be as eager as I was to get my hands on this collection. This collection is a collaboration with Daria Petrilli who is an Italian Illustrator known for the world of mystery, elegance, and translucent beauty created by her. Her illustrations are rich in story and known for her use of color and surreal settings. As you read and see below, you will definitely feel how intricate and beautiful the products and their packaging is, ‘Unlock Wonderland‘.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Cle de Peau Beaute Refining Pressed Powder

Cle de Peau Beaute Refining Pressed Powder in Pink ‘Push Me’ is a whimsically-designed version of our ultra-fine pressed powder. Spreads delicately for a beautiful finish that imparts a healthy, rosy flush of color. The keepsake limited edition compact can be refilled with our Refining Pressed Powder.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

The illustration says,

Dust Me

‘The white rabbit, darting, slowing.

Daring you to follow.

A dream-like veil envelops you.

Whisper-soft. Infused with light’

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

The pressed powder is so soft and smooth, creates a natural radiance and gives a beautiful satin sheen on the skin. It evens the skin surface and blurs the imperfections. The synergy of makeup and skincare ingredients gives a beautiful natural finish, that not only looks good for the day and does provide skincare benefits during the time. I have been using it every day for the natural radiant finish, it gives that extra care and glows to the skin that anyone will need not just in fall and winter but all year round. Another amazing thing about the packaging, as with other products from the brand that the case is refillable.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Cle de Peau Beaute Lipstick Cashmere

Cle de Peau Beaute Lipstick Cashmere in 505 Paint Me is a new vibrant shade  – a bold vivid pink – of the luxurious soft matte lipstick from the brand in a whimsical limited edition design. The texture is soft and smooth, glides on nicely on the lips, not to miss the beautiful petal shape of lipstick tip which adheres to lips contours for easy application. The finish is matte with a soft radiance and the staying power as the other shades of Cashmere Lipstick is amazing, stays on well for over 4-5 hours without touchups.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Sweep Me

‘Vibrant, expressive.

Colour that speaks volumes.

Urging you to try it.

To raise your radiant voice.’

The formula is moisturizing and does not irritate my dry lips but instead helps improve dryness, roughness, scaling, and cracking for healthy looking lips. The color payoff is amazing and this limited edition shade looks like the perfect shade of pink which will suit most of the skin tones. It is comfortable to wear and gives a beautiful radiance to the lips along with the color payoff.

Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Quad – Limited Edition

Cle de Peau Beaute Eye Color Quad – Limited Edition in 318 Tea Party is a luxurious four-color eyeshadow quad of cool, shimmery pastels and matte charcoal. The keepsake limited edition compact can be refilled with any of the brand’s eye color quads. The texture is buttery smooth and blends in nicely into the skin. The formula contains the exclusive Clé de Peau Beauté advanced moisturizing ingredient, Hydro-Wrap Complex EX and contains Argan Oil, a nutritious ingredient to plump, smooth and refine the skin. The brushes included in the quad are soft and dense, work pretty well to apply and blend the shades.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Blend Me

‘Quietly elegant. Exceptionally balanced.

The flamingo lingers, close by,

as soft color caresses closed lids.’

The staying power is pretty amazing, it stays put for over 7-8 hours and does not crease. The shades are nicely pigmented and forgiving at the same time, means you can go a little heavy hand too and it will still not look over. The shades work well alone as well as in sync with each other.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Cle de Peau Beaute Limited Edition Stick Highlighter

Cle de Peau Beaute Stick Highlighter in ‘Light Me’ is a creamy stick highlighter that brings skin to life with a shimmering glow. The texture of the highlighter is very smooth and glides on beautifully on the skin. It is perfect to promote healthy-looking radiance that covers uneven tone and pores with a smooth texture, illuminating skin with a shimmer of light. It blends in nicely into the skin, gives luminosity and radiance to any part of the face it is applied to, mostly the high point of the cheekbones, brow bones, and the cupid’s bow.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Beam Me

‘Light, leaping. Unlocking dimension. 

Bringing the static to life.’

The formula is comfortable to wear and can be build up or can be kept subtle. It does not emphasize pores or uneven skin tone but gives a healthy natural radiance giving the skin a very beautiful illumination.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

Cle de Peau Beaute La Crème – Limited Edition

Cle de Peau Beaute La Crème – Limited Edition is the most iconic product from the brand, winner of many beauty awards, is made even more special, a whimsically designed limited edition La Crème, housed in a rose-pastel jar.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

The key benefits of the moisturizer include:

  • Illuminating Complex EX with precious silk and pearl elements, to help moisturize and retexturize skin while reducing the appearance of damage caused by environmental stress.
  • Helps diminish the look of fine lines and gives skin a firmer, more resilient appearance. Reduces visible sagging. Minimizes the appearance of dark spots and brings overall brightness and translucence to the kin.
  • Features specialized ingredients developed through studies in anti-aging that optimize conditions for the vitality of skin (Inositol, Rosemary Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract).*
  • Increase moisture, resilience, and firmness by morning.
  • Delivers Retinol ACE, an effective treatment in wrinkle care.
  • Formulated with the intensive brightening ingredient, 4MSK.
  • Rich texture inspires a sense of luxury, radiance, and youthfulness.
  • Contains a deep elegant fragrance of natural rose and rare orchid.

Adore Me

‘You circle it, spellbound. Unprepared for

the magnitude of its beauty. Your own,

reflected in its many faces. A story,

hidden at its top. A trove, waiting within. ‘

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

I have been using this as the last step in the evening skincare routine and been really impressed with it, though I have used it for a few days but very positive and impressed with the first impressions. I will keep you posted on more in my Instagram stories and feed. The texture of the cream is very smooth. It melts and absorbs into the skin rapidly without leaving any oiliness or residue. My skin looks clear, even, and supple.

Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018

The collection depicts the beautiful holiday spirit and the time of the year with all the mesmerizingly gorgeous products which are perfect for treating yourself and indulging into the celebration and liveliness of the season. Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018 is limited edition collection, I highly recommend you to check the products before the products sell out. Cle de Peau Beaute Holiday Collection 2018 is available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.

*Press samples



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