Saturday, November 25, 2006

Tis the Season to Be Jolly…

December, Christmas, Holidays, Rainy season…

I love the Christmas season.

Nope, there’s no winter holiday for me this year.

Nope, I don’t have exciting parties to attend.

But, this is the season for all the beauty companies to come up with the most fabulous Christmas sets. Must have, good value coffret set buys, gorgeous gorgeous make-up palettes! So irresistible, even for someone who doesn’t wear put on make-up on a regular basis.

And print media is flooded with all these advertisements that are so difficult to ignore. I ended up poring over them.

And deciding which ones I can afford from my limited budget. Which ones are more practical? Which ones give me more mileage on my dressing table?

Christmas is the time when we want Santa Claus to exist and drop us a bag full of M.A.C. Holiday Sets.

So here they are:

M.A.C. Holiday Formal Black Suedette: 6 Intense Eyes $72 SGD


Description:

A black metal compact with lush suedette fabric detail and black bead chain featuring six Eye Shadows and a 213 SE application brush. Features the artist-selected shades to create an intense-looking eye: Smut (muted black flecked with red shimmer), Phloof! (frosted off white), Gallant (deep grape with pearl), Nightbird (rich aqua with green pearl), With A Twist (bright light green with gold), and Till Daybreak (dirty rosy pink).

My thoughts:
Love this set. M.A.C. also offers other palette offerings in Lace (Warm Colours), Pleat (Cool Colours) and Velvet (Smoky Colours). I find that this one has the prettiest and widest range of colours. Still…I won’t use it often. So…how???? (ponder, ponder, ponder)

And the more practical Holiday Sets are those brush sets!!! $98 SGD each. Bloody steep!!!


Holiday/ Formal Black: Fringe: 5 Basic Brushes


Description:

A black satin cylindrical clutch with flap closure, beautifully detailed with a beaded fringe trim and surprising midnight blue lining. Features a range of five essential brushes for lip, eye and face: the 129SE, 219SE, 239SE, 266SE and 316SE. (Size: Each brush is 5 inches)

Holiday/ Formal Black: Pleat: 4 Face Brushes


Description:

A black satin cylindrical clutch with flap closure, beautifully detailed with tux-style pleated trim and surprising midnight blue lining. Features a range of four essential brushes for the face: the 168SE, 187SE, 190SE and 194SE. (Size: each brush is 5 inches)

Holiday/ Formal Black: Ruffle: 5 Eye Brushes

Description:

A black satin cylindrical clutch with flap closure, beautifully detailed with ruffle fabric trim and surprising midnight blue lining. Features a range of five essential brushes for the eye: the 209SE, 212SE, 217SE, 252SE and 275SE. (Size: Each brush is 5 inches)

Holiday/ Formal Black: Satin: 5 Basic Brushes (Box)


Description:

A black satin covered box with signature M·A·C logo plate. Features a range of five essential brushes for the lip, eye and face: the 129SE, 219SE, 239SE, 266SE and 316SE. (Size: Each brush is 5 inches)

Holiday/ Formal Black: Prêt a Porter Brush Collection (should be more than $98)

Online Exclusive:

A black satin brush roll appliquéd with black beads and beautiful velvet fasten. Elegantly hosts a collection of eight essential brushes. For the face: the 129 Powder/Blush, 187 Duo-Fibre Face and 190 Foundation. For the eyes: the 213 Fluff, 219 Pencil, 224 Tapered Blending and 266 Small Angle. For the lips: the 318 retractable Lip Brush.

M.A.C. brushes or Bobbi Brown Brushes? Suggestions anyone out there??


Bobbi Brown Deluxe Short Brush Set $130

Description:

This best-selling set features the Short-Handle Brushes Bobbi uses most often. Set includes (pictured left to right): Eye Shader, Foundation, Face Blender (perfect for applying Shimmer Brick), Eye Shadow, Concealer, Eye Brow, and Ultra Fine Eyeliner (for precise application of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner) Brushes. All brushes housed for portability in a soft, black faux-leather case.


I think the skincare coffret sets are a better deal. At least they wouldn’t go unused on the dresser.
Especially this one. Personally, this is the most practical set, as I really need an eye gel for all the late nights spent in front of my computer. Most value for $$ buy.

Clinique All About Eyes Gift Set $72 SGDAll About Eyes

Description:

It’s all about glamour. Five Clinique must-haves in a pink velvet pouch: All About Eyes 15ml. A Colour Surge Eye Shadow palette of six shades. Deluxe travel-sized High Impact Mascara in Black. Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 50ml. Colour Surge Lipstick mini in Pure Posh.

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1 Comments:

Blogger =Berry-puff= said...

wow!!!

very expensive!!

5:50 AM  

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