The Glass Guide to our favourite Christmas Make Up

WITH Christmas just around the corner, and the upcoming rush of buying gifts, Glass presents its gift guide to this season’s most exciting makeup releases. For this year, think cream lipsticks and gloss, metallic-finish eyeshadows, and of course, red glitter, all of which are also ideal for the approaching Christmas parties and events.


Chanel, Holiday 2019 Collection Les Ornements de Chanel

For their 2019 Christmas collection, Chanel turned to one of Gabrielle Chanel’s peculiar love for ornaments, drawing inspiration from the designer’s attraction to aesthetic opulence found in her decor. With Lucia Pica’s vision firmly in mind, the collection contains everything you need to create a statement smoky eye or a glossy, lustrous lip, carefully toeing the line between glamour and refined minimalism. Our favourites from the collection is the 857 Rouge Noble, a plum toned lipstick, and the 342 Lumiére et Opulence, a quart eyeshadow palette with the perfect range of earthy shades for the Winter season. 

The Holiday 2019 collection is available online here 


Dior Happy 2020, Holiday Collection palette

Dior Happy 2020, Holiday Collection

Created with Christmas festivities in mind, the 5 Couleurs Happy 2020 presents Dior’s unorthodox take on Winter eyeshadow shades. Steering way from dark, plum shades and smokey tones, Dior celebrates colour this season, with metallic finished shadows in pin, silver, royal blue, gold, and green. Its imprinted design recreates the magical effects of fireworks bursting with a colourful Happy 2020 motif, featured in two harmonies to celebrate the holiday season.

The Dior Happy 2020 Collection is available online here

Guerlian PaletteGuerlain The Goldenland Collection palette


Guerlain, The Goldenland Collection

To celebrate the end of the year, Guerlain invites you into its own fairy universe to discover an enchanted Christmas tree, where every decoration is a wink to the House symbols. Featuring a shaping cream lip colour, a beauty essentials set, light revealing powder, matte lipstick, gloss d’enfer, electric look metallic eyeshadow palette and bronzing powder, the collection includes everything you need to complete a soft, dewy, golden beauty look.

The Goldenland Collection is available online here


Givenchy, Red Line Collection palette

Givenchy, Red Line Collection

Givenchy’s festive collection, Red Lines, celebrates the possibilities makeup and looks that have no boundaries. Comprised of products for face, complexion, lips, and eyes, the collection also features bespoke sparkling red case packaging. The collection features its face and eye palette,  a limited edition of an iconic quatuor of 4 shades, a must-have for a bold and thrilling look. Additionally, Givenchy has recreated its classic lipstick and prisme libre in seasonal shades, making it perfect for upcoming Christmas and New Year parties.


Surratt Halogram Collection

The Surratt Halogram collection presents a new way to wear eyeshadow and highlighter. With customisable and layer-able shades, Surratt reveals the possibility to create your own variations by mixing different shadows, suggesting using the Halogram duochrome eyeshadow on top of our Light Matter or Dark Matter cream shadow for either gothic or pastel otherworldly shimmer. The collection is comprised of seven shades, each of which can be layered and personalised to your preference!

by Emma Hart

The Halogram collection can be purchased online here 

Christmas LoutbouinRouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection

Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection

Just in time for Christmas, Christian Louboutin has re-introduced the iconic Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Collection, this time in a limited edition. Each lipstick bears an iconic Louboutin red shade, which was formulated to complement every woman of every skin tone. This collection is perfect for every occasion, as each lipstick is presented with a different finish: the Silky Satin, Velvet Matte, and Sheer Voile. The finishing touch in form of the heel-resembling lipstick case and a red packaging box make this collection truly a great gift for any Louboutin fan.


Glossier Makeup Set

Glossier, The Makeup Set

The perfect kit for any beginner to makeup, the Glossier Makeup Set includes three of its best-selling products, the Boy Brow grooming pomade, Cloud Paint cheek colour, and Lash Slick mascara. These everyday essential products can be used to create a fresh-faced makeup look, and also make the perfect stocking-stuffer. The must-have trio to create the base for your Christmas and New Year party looks, this set is an ideal gift for both newcomers to beauty as well as makeup veterans!


Illamasqua Beyond Powder Vault

Illamasqua Beyond Powder Vault

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Illamasqua has released Beyond Powder Vault, a collection of four baked highlighting powders. The set contains the brand’s three bestsellers, including golden-green Deity, iridescent hue Daze, and shimmering bronze Epic. With the Beyond Powder Vault, Illamasqua has also presented its latest limited edition highlight, icy-silver Frost. For a perfectly highlighted complexion, the Vault comes with its multi-functional Buffing Brush for the application of the Powders. Altogether, the newest Illamasqua addition is undoubtedly a perfect gift to create a healthy winter glow.

Benefit Cosmetics, Let the Pretty Times Roll!

Benefit Cosmetics, Let the Pretty Times Roll!

Benefit combines two of its best-sellers, the Roller Liner Eyeliner and mini eyeshadow palette, with the Let the Pretty Times Roll beauty set. The perfect combo for creating a bronze and smokey eye-look,  and also includes Benefits signature tips and tricks booklet with guided application steps. The palette also features a built-in mirror for on-the-go application.

The Let The Pretty Times Roll! gift set is available here

Suqqu Pure Colour Blush, 117 Kagayakizoe


Suqqu Pure Colour Blush, 117 Kagayakizoe

Japanese luxury cosmetics brand Suquu has released a new shade of their cult Pure Colour Blush as part of their exclusive Christmas collection, Candlelight. Blending a subtle peachy pink with a muted champagne shade, the blush provides a wet-look finish, creating a soft, dewy finish that brings the spirit of the party season the your makeup.


The Suquu Pure Colour Blush is available on Selfridges online for £34