Christmas 2018 beauty collections: Fenty Beauty, Nars, Dior, Benefit, Net-A-Porter, Aesop, Kat Von D Beauty, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and Drunk Elephant
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Ahh, Christmas. Our favourite time of the year — and yes, we're completely disregarding the fact that it's only mid-October but we've already got sleigh bells and festive carols on our brain. We're not the only ones speeding up the timeline though, as some of the biggest beauty brands are all primed and ready for the year-end with their limited edition kits and collections. Talk about getting the jump on gift giving. From some of the hottest makeup edits to cult skincare drops, here's your shortlist of the early Christmas beauty launches to eyeball and drool over. You're welcome.
Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday collection
Did you not get the memo that Rihanna was in town for Fenty Beauty's first anniversary? What better incentive do you need to get a slice of badgal action? Land her holiday collection for the ultimate frosty metallics to dress up your festive face in killer chromes and pastel pops — we're so calling dibs on the Avalanche All-Over Metallic Powder Set that multi-task for eyes, cheeks and lips.
Available now at Sephora online and in-stores from 25 October, $28 - $219
Nars Holiday 2018 collection
The rock chic rebel gals will be all over this one. You've got covetable packaging echoing '70s punk fashion, with spikes and studs decorating some of Nars' best-sellers, such as the Audacious Lipsticks and a 6-pan cheek palette reminiscent of the Narcissist compacts. There's even a gorgeous Orgasm palette that packs the cult peachy-pink blusher and its complementary highlighter with the Laguna bronzer. In a casing of chrome millennial pink. Yaasss.
Available at all Nars counter and flagship boutique from 1 November, $36 - $220
Dior Midnight Wish collection
Visualised by Dior Makeup's creative and image director Peter Philips, the lucky star made couture is the theme for 2018. Totes apropos for the festive season, classics like the iconic Rouge Dior red lipstick in 999 have been made over with miniature stars embossed on the silver ring around the tube, and there's even a holiday clutch that packs five different lippie refills to let you swap out your colour of choice for every Christmas fete on your calendar. Starry-eyed yet?
Available at all Dior beauty counters from 1 November, $42 - $240
Benefit Holiday 2018 collection
If it's beauty Christmas gifting made easy, you know you can't go wrong with Benefit, thanks to the brand's modus operandi of curating its best-sellers into collectible sets that'll sit pretty under any tree. Besides mini stocking stuffers, you've got oh-so-girly tins fashioned after tiered cakes (fresh from the Benekitchen), packed with makeup treats those with a beauty sweet tooth can't say no to.
Available at all Benefit counters and Sephora from 1 November, $21 - $68
Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar
"I don't like advent calendars," said no one ever. And counting down to Christmas by opening up a little surprise everyday is exactly the idea Net-A-Porter has in mind with its first beauty advent calendar, housed in a stylish black-and-white box. From the 1st of December to the 25th, expect to discover makeup, skincare and hair and body goodies from luxe brands such as Algenist, Charlotte Tilbury, Oribe, Sunday Riley, and Omorovicza, to name but a few. P.S Ideal for the makeup snobs and those looking to try out new beauty bits.
Available on Net-A-Porter.com, USD 208
Aesop Atlas of Attraction Gift Kits
Designed in collaboration with Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen, everyone's favourite Aussie brand is working the concept of attraction this Christmas, celebrating the human whim of being inevitably drawn to certain places, ideas or one another. ...Like say, the attraction to Aesop's thoughtfully put together sets where you pick up an essential essential body care duo, a trio of nurturing skin care formulations, or a refreshing hand and body care quartet.
Available at all Aesop signature stores, select stockists and counters in department stores from 1 November, $75 - $155
Kat Von D Beauty Fetish collection
How do you resist a makeup collection christened as 'Fetish'? Well, you don't. Bringing out another beauty bonanza following her gilded 10th anniversary edit, the fetish culture-inspired KVD holiday lineup is all about high-shine and latex-like packaging you'll want to keep touching. And you can expect nothing short of intense colour pay-off and dare-to-wear shades, be it the eyeshadow palette or the Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick set.
Available now at Sephora online and in-stores from 1 November, $62 - $127
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Okay, this isn't technically a festive collection but with the cult brand landing on our shores in time for the holidays, we say it qualifies as a Christmas launch. Yup, you read that right; ABH is coming to town and you no longer have to beg a travelling friend or use a forwarding service to get your mitts on all the Brow Wizzes and Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palettes you could ever want. Hello, just take our money already.
Available at all Sephora stores from 18 October, with an in-app launch on 16 October
Another cult name launching in Singapore for the year-end, we've already eyed Drunk Elephant way back when and are totally psyched the clean skincare brand is finally arriving. If you've a skincare junkie friend or two, the superfruit-infused formulations are just the thing to pick up, plus we're hearing three holiday collections, which includes the Rescue Party Kit, will be on shelves when the festive buzz hits.
Available exclusively at Sephora Ion and Sephora online from 8 November