Christmas: A time for companies to use this non-dating ‘theme’ to help them on their way to rolling in cash… and the time for us to coat our faces in glitter. Such fun! (-applause to anyone who recognises this reference).
Innisfree – It doesn’t appear as though they have any new makeup specially endorsed for the festive season, moreso a matter of repackaging previously existing products alongside some home decor items. They have cutely designed foundation cushion cases similar to the style they used for their Christmas collection last year. The handcreams would be a lovely shocking filler and the candles as a main present. I am very tempted to buy the potpourri in a glass bottle for myself; it doesn’t look overly Festive so it could easily be displayed all year round. The eye shadow trio is pretty, though it doesn’t stand out as anything spectacular apart from it’s special edition packaging.
Etude House – Among all Korean roadshop (drugstore) brands, Etude House has some of the nicest packaging for their cosmetics; aside from this aspect, one of their most poplular and ever growing collections is the ‘Look at my Eyes’ mono eyeshadows. For Autumn/Winter they have released some beautiful earthy tones and metallic shades with the collection name: ‘Winterfall Sweets’. Like most types of makeup I don’t wear eyeshadow, however these leafy oranges and browns make me want to experiment at least with natural lookng eye makeup.
The Face Shop – They have simply named their Christmas products as ‘Holidays’. Again it seems as if they have repackaged some items purely to entice people to buy the products as Christmas gift sets. All of the items are in white and gold stripy tubes and tubs, which would be lovely to present in coordinating fashion in a bathroom or on a bedroom dresser.
Too Faced – Other than packaging together some of their most popular lip products, they have produced a ‘Gingerbread Melted Matte’ liquid lipstick. Not only is the tube adorable, the colour is a unique mixture of warm orange, browns and a tinge of red. If you like to use loose pigments they have ‘Tis the Season to Sparkle’ glitter pots accompanied by a glue primer.
Mac – They have a ‘Snowball’ collection of pastel toned lipsticks, eyeshadows and blusher in a kind of frosted silver/gold packaging. The blush and single eyeshadows I’m confident will continue to be a success, due to being pearlescent, though the lipsticks will take some confidence to flant; plus I think they won’t match well with certain skintones. Infact most of the items in the selection are sold out and it’s not evident if they will be restocked at least once before Christmas Day comes around.