Holiday 2008 Makeup Top 10 (Part 3)

by PJ on Thursday, December 25, 2008

in -Dior, -Guerlain, -Paul & Joe, 2008 Holiday, seasonal makeup top 10

(continued from Part 1 and Part 2)

Happy Holiday everyone! Today I will conclude my holiday 2008 makeup countdown.

3. Paul & Joe

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I do like an abundant holiday collection, and Paul & Joe shows us how to bring out one. The collection includes a good range of makeup items as well as fragrance and body products. I saw these items in person last month, and both the Eye Gloss and Pearl Powder have a beautiful finish.

2. Guerlain

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I think Guerlain’s 2008 holiday collection, with the beautiful silvery lilac cases and some gorgeous shades, is even more stunning than last year’s gold-themed collection. I like all the shades in the eye palette, but, in order to stay under my annual makeup budget, I decided not to buy it. But I might see it again in the summer/winter sale next year. (I found it surprising that I still saw items from Guerlain’s Pucci collection (from summer 2007) at the summer sale this year…)

(In Japan, the lipstick and the eye palette above are sold as a set, with a limited-edition clutch bag.)

1. Dior

Dior’s seasonal star item is always among the makeup products I look forward to the most, and this year Dior has done it again. Even though last year’s DiorLight pendant is equally nice and sparkly, I find it hard to display with its wobbly round shape and the non-detachable strap. (So it is stored in my makeup drawer at the moment). Not this compact, which is displayed next to some of my other Dior stash.

The rest of the collection, including some eye-catching palettes, is just as beautiful. The two 5-color eye palettes have also been selling well in the UK. I am quite sure that, in 2009, Dior’s new releases will still be worth waiting for.

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Paul & Joe



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

asiyakei Friday, December 26, 2008

I ADORE the Dior Holiday 2008 collection, and am kicking myself for missing the non-iridescent quint and the star item. That being said, SUPER EXCITED for Spring Dior 2009… I love all of Dior’s Quints, they are what really brought me into makeup.


Chica Sunday, December 28, 2008

I wish I'd bought some of the Paul & Joe collection, so pretty!


PJ Monday, December 29, 2008

Hi Asiyakei,

Dior’s eye palettes are usually very well put together and they reflect makeup trends very well. I personally tend to prefer the non-iridescent ones as well because the iridescent ones are a little too shimmery for me. (But they are nice to look at nonetheless.) I can’t wait to see the spring 2009 collection in person!

Thank you for your comment again! :)


PJ Monday, December 29, 2008

Hi Chica,

They are indeed quite pretty, and I especially like the Eye Gloss. But I did decide to save money and I didn't pick up anything from the collection.

Do look out for Paul & Joe's future collections. I hope there will be things that you'll like! :)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


Jazmin Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hi PJ!

Your taste in makeup is, as always, impeccable ; ) I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you have a very Happy New Year!


PJ Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hi Jazmin,

Happy New Year to you too!

Thank you so much for stopping by again and for your compliment, especially from an established blogger like you! :)


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