Every year, before summer is even fully given a chance to end, whispers and sneak peeks of holiday releases bombard the beauty community. Every year, without fail, starting from the end of August leading up to December is filled with release upon release. By October it starts to get almost overwhelming and impossible to keep up with. After a few years you eventually learn to navigate them. There are a few keywords and values you learn to recognize as the best fit for you personally. But with years like this one, all logic and reasoning flies out the window to make room for heart ache and panic and repeated mid-sleep bank account checks hoping that perhaps someone’s decided to transfer a million dollars to you by accident. September is hardly over, but I think we’ve gotten a well-rounded idea of the joys to come, and so I’ve personally picked out a few of the must-haves and can-not-misses of 2016’s holiday releases! I thought this post could help some of you navigate them and decide for yourselves! So here they are, listed in order of excitement!! (of course, this is all personal preference)
NOTE: I know some of these aren’t particularly holiday sets, but they are being released around the Holiday season, and the Sephora ones have been classified as holiday sets on their website so haha. THEY’RE STILL EXCITING OK.
1. Tarte’s Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set
2. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit
3. Sephora Favorites: Trending Beauty’s Most Coveted
4. Too Faced Merry Kissmas
5. Becca Blushed with Light
6. Sephora Favorites: Lash Stash
7. Bite Beauty The Perfect Bite Set
8. The Estee Edit Guest Editor Skincare Picks Go Glow
9. Benefit Brows Sets
10. Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set
11. Sephora Favorites Glow For It
12. Laura Mercier Fall In Love Face Illuminator
So that’s what I’ll be buying! LOL obviously jokes, that’s what I’ll be stalking for the next few months. Let me know what holiday releases you’re excited for!