All The 2018 Holiday Makeup & Beauty Releases That Are Making Our Spirits Bright

by Caitlin White

All The 2018 Holiday Makeup & Beauty Releases That Are Making Our Spirits Bright
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We’re making our list and we’re checking it twice, because it seems every beauty brand is getting into the holiday spirit this season, and we’re just trying to keep up! (We’re looking at you with heart eyes, Too Faced.) With themed drops from Kat von D, Fenty Beauty, Tarte, and so many others, our own stockings are stuffed as much as we’re shopping for the people on our list. Check out our list of 2018 holiday makeup and beauty releases, and be sure to check back as many more are announced. Our heart is growing three sizes just looking at these beauties.


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Fenty Beauty Frosted Metal Lipstick


Get ready because Rihanna is getting into the holiday spirit! Fenty Beauty is making some major holiday makeup drops, and we're swooning over these frosted metal lipsticks. (And you know Fenty Beauty slays with its lipsticks.) There are two new sets of shimmer lipstick trios, Snow Daze and Snow Nights, with bold and bright colors—including a blue lipstick "Fog Snog" and a gold shade called "What's Your Numb'a." Let's just be honest: We're putting both of these sets in our cart now.

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Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Palette


This limited-edition holiday palette will spice up your life with 18 warm and toasty eyeshadow shades, including “Bake It ‘Til You Make It,” “Frostbite Me,” and “Spiked Eggnog.” (Who knew eyeshadow could have us craving festive beverages so much?) The colors are super pigmented and they mix and match well for blending to get the “just right” look for your big holiday party.

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Kat Von D Fetish Collection


For those who instead dream of a black Christmas, we have the new, deliciously goth Fetish collection from Kat Von D, starring a new eyeshadow palette, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick set, and highlighter and blush palette. Let’s start with the star: the Fetish Eyeshadow Palette. It has a whopping 24 boundary-pushing shades in four finishes: matte, glitter, metallic, and (yes) mega-glitter. We’re talking colors spanning everything from a dusty pink to a midnight blue glitter to a metallic lavender. And as for the new set of full-size, fan-favorite Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, there’s an exclusive new glitter black lipstick shade, Latex, that our black hearts are beating for. On the sweeter side, there’s the new Fetish Blush + Highlighter palette featuring two never-before-seen Metal Crush Highlighter shades.

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Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette


Rihanna wants you to glow this winter, and the proof is this highlighter palette in her limited-edition holiday makeup collection, Chill Owt. There are seven completely new shades of her cult-fave Killawatt Foil highlighters, including icy blues and purples sitting alongside fiery coppers and pumpkins. “I’ve never been afraid of a little color and I love highlighting with these. I like to layer the colors and blend from my cheeks to my eyes to my temples," Rihanna says about her new palette, and we're so ready to get bold with our glow this season, too.

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Too Faced Peach Tinsel Set


This festive three-in-one Christmas makeup set includes a shimmering loose highlighting powder, peach powder puff, and lipstick for that perfect wintry glow in the peach theme we’ve come to love from Too Faced. The peachy tint is so flattering across skin tones, and the puff is just super cute to carry in your purse for touch-ups. Plus, when there’s makeup called “sparkling party powder,” you just have to have it.

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BH Cosmetics Royal Affair Collection


It seems we’re not the only ones who can’t get enough of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Get a regal look this holiday season with BH Cosmetics’ Royal Affair palette, complete with 20 blendable eyeshadow shades—neutrals, totally-on-trend jewel tones (to mimic the royal jewels), and metallics in both mattes and shimmers. The collection also includes a 10-piece metalized brush set and five-piece Liquid Linen Lip Color Set, with more rumored to be on the horizon.

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PÜR Cosmetics ‘The Grinch’ Collection


Your heart will grow three sizes looking at this Christmas makeup collection inspired by our favorite villain-turned-hero, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch. This gift to makeup lovers is stuffed with festive items, but the star is the Good Enough to Steal face palette and color-changing lip balm set in a seriously epic, pop-up package. The palette includes 10 shadow shades in matte, shimmer, and glitter, as well as a "Feeling Frosty" highlighter and "Heart of a Who" blush. The lip balm looks like a Grinchy green, but it transforms into the perfect pink once it hits your lips, like holiday magic. Also in the new holiday makeup collection is the He Hates It, You'll Love It five-piece makeup brush set in a cute pouch, four-piece liquid eyeliner set, a color-changing clay mask, and a four-piece mask sampler set packaged in little Christmas ornaments.

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Tarte Holiday In Paradise Collection


Would you prefer to decorate a palm tree than an evergreen Christmas tree? Then Tarte's Holiday in Paradise collection is made for your summer-forever mindset. Featuring flamingos and pineapples, this holiday makeup is definitely non-traditional, and that's why we love it. To us, the star is the wildly adorable Let's Fla-mingle brush set in pink and gold because the brushes are showstoppers on your vanity. But the real Tarte collector's set is the Pineapple of My Eye Set with eyeshadow, liner, mascara, cheek, and lip formulas in all new shades.

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Too Faced Under The Christmas Tree Breakaway Face & Eye Set


We're happily singing "O Christmas Tree" at this unique and super festive palette from Too Faced. The fact that it comes with a tube of the iconic Better than Sex mascara in a deluxe size is really just the star on the top of the tree. Open up the Christmas tree to get three separate, breakaway palettes: two eyeshadow palettes and one face palette with blush, highlighter, and bronzer. The eyeshadows have adorably holiday-themed names, including "Unicorns Pull My Sleigh," "Rockin' Around," and "Under the Mistletoe."

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Too Faced The Sweet Smell Of Christmas Lipstick Set


Pucker up for all those kisses under the mistletoe with this mini lipstick set by Too Faced. Though labeled as Christmas makeup, these scented lipsticks also super festive for Thanksgiving, too, if you need to touch up after all that turkey. The set includes four mini-sized Melted Liquid Lipsticks in "Cinnamon Bear," "Pumpkin Spice," "Hot Buttered Rum," and "Sugar Cookie," so basically make sure you're near food when you're getting ready because these yummy scents are going to make you crave some seasonal treats.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Holiday 2018 Collection


Marc Jacobs is going for the glam with its limited-edition holiday makeup collection this year. We're talking glitter, high-shine, luminizer, and more, all wrapped up in luxe gold packaging. Let's start with the See-Quins glitter eyeshadow pots, which are so on trend for fall and winter this year. The super glittery eyeshadow comes in six colors, but we're particularly loving the fiery copper and amethyst shades. Next is the O!Mega Glaze, a highlighter with a reflective foil finish; a glitzy gold lip gloss with pink shimmer that is to die for; a three-piece mini lipstick set in reds and pinks; and a mini set of Marc Jacob's fan-fave volumizing mascara and longwear lipstick, packaged in a festive holiday cracker.

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Cargo Cosmetics Namastay in India Blockbuster Palette


Every season Cargo Cosmetics chooses an exotic travel location to inspire its holiday color palettes, and this year Cargo takes us all the way to India with its Namastay in India Collection. This festive release includes two rich eyeshadow palettes, an eye pencil kit with four waterproof liners, and a long-lasting lip kit with a lip liner, matte liquid lipstick, and satin lip finish for the perfect holiday pout. Our favorite pick from the limited-edition collection is the Namastay in India Blockbuster Palette that has creamy mattes and shimmers—all 44 shades—for all your holiday party looks. We can already tell this palette is going to be in rotation long after the merry season.