Holiday 2007: A Touch of Blusher’s Seasonal Top 10 (Part 1)

by PJ on Sunday, December 16, 2007

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We have already seen many spring 2008 makeup collections, and I am sure some favorites have emerged on your list. But let’s look back, just in time in the midst of the holiday season, at my own top 10 holiday 2007 collections.

10. Lunasol

(image from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol)


2007 is a great year for Lunasol, which brought out fantastic collections for spring and fall. Lunasol’s Christmas 2007 coffret presents the usual dose of neutral and wearable colors as seen in Lunasol’s previous holiday sets. Some might say they are unimaginative, but this doesn’t stop Lunasol fans from collecting this sophisticated coffret for lips, eyes, and face.

9. Guerlain

(Forever Gold)

(image from www.guerlain.co.jp)


Guerlain’s holiday 2007 collection did not get my full attention until I tested Forever Gold (pictured above) and a couple of other items. Forever Gold delivers a sheer and fine mist of very sparkling shimmer. The finish is quite even, and the sparkles are very glamorous without being over the top. A star item for this holiday season indeed. (You can read more about my thoughts of Forever Gold here.)

8. YSL

(image from www.yslbeautyus.com)

I mentioned in my initial review of the YSL holiday 2007 collection that I preferred the usual gold packaging. But, compared with many other holiday collections, this is still a strong one. The collection is well-themed with memorable designs. The heart-shaped necklace is very pretty even though I don’t think this is the best makeup necklace for this season.

This is the first time in five years that YSL’s holiday collection didn’t make the top five on my holiday top 10 list, as the overall collection didn’t impress me as much as the previous ones did. (Read about YSL’s Gold Celebration Palette from the 2006 holiday collection if you are interested.)

7. Jill Stuart

(image from www.jillstuart-beauty.com)

Jill Stuart’s holiday 2007 set is instantly appealing, with the kind of feminine and princessy packaging that Jill Stuart is famous for. Like Lunasol’s holiday 2007 coffret, the set features universally flattering shades.

According to this blog post, all the slots were full within an hour after one department store started to take pre-orders for this set, while the set was completely sold out in another department store within two hours after the set was officially launched. I am not really surprised. Since the Jill Stuart beauty line was launched in Japan in 2005, the holiday sets in 2005 and 2006 have been extremely popular. (This post also features a swatch video, in which you can actually see how the eyeshadow shades shimmer!)

(Continue to read Part 2 and Part 3!)

Related Posts:

Loving Japanese Brands: Jill Stuart
(featuring my Jill Stuart Christmas 2005 set)

Loving Japanese Brands: Lunasol
(one of my three favorite Japanese brands for the moment)

Keep It Gold: YSL
(my personal take on the glamorous YSL)

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

CC Monday, December 17, 2007

The eyeshadow inside Lunasol Holiday Collection this year is actually more or less the same like last year. Nevertheless, I’ve purchased it. :)

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PJ Monday, December 17, 2007

Hello CC,

Thank you for telling me about the Lunasol Holiday 2007 eyeshadow palette.

Indeed, I have seen photos of the two palettes from this year and from 2006 side by side. They are very similar, like you said.

But Lunasol’s eyeshadows have gained a very good reputation over the last few years and there are a lot of lovers of Lunasol’s eyeshadow palettes, so I am absolutely not surprised when people choose to go for similar combinations of shades. Comparing the subtle and delicate differences between the two palettes can be fun in itself.

Thank you for commenting on my blog again! :)

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psychoexgirlfriend Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Good grief, spray on gold is the most seductive makeup product i’ve ever heard of. (LOL, I love gold since I’ve got tan skin and it really compliments my complexion.) I wonder if it’s (still) available in Canada…. Thanks PJ. PS, were you on livejournal? Are you a friend MerryBerry? I think I found you on there. LOL

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PJ Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hello Psychoexgirlfriend,

As I remember, the Forever Gold has a mixture of gold and silver sparkles, so the finish is not entirely golden. I think this actually makes the product more universally wearable.

I am on LiveJournal indeed (my username is atouchofblusher) but I don’t think I have MerryBerry on my friends list…

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog again! :)

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