Holiday Gift Guide, 2018

holiday 2018 gift guide

Because all we want for Christmas is... makeup!


Wow. It feels so refreshing to finally sit down and write a new post after (what seemed like) crazy first weeks of December. I apologize for the lack of reviews this month; as my Instagram friends would know - I just had an unexpected surgery and took some time off to fully recover. I am feeling amazing now and am finally ready to share some of my favourite beauty picks. Some of these products are holiday launches, while some are simply my favourite 2018 releases (so I decided to include them as well). Curious? Then buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Pat McGrath LABS

pat mcgrath bronze seduction palette review

Bronze Seduction (125 USD; Made in Italy) is truly THE BEST eyeshadow palette of the year. I have said it once, I will say it again. While I really liked the look of Pat's 6-pan sized holiday palettes (have a look here), I personally find that Bronze Seduction is her best release to date (and I own quite a few of her other palettes).

This baby is what a cohesive eyeshadow palette should look like: you have your mattes (light, medium, deep), you have your metallics, you have your fun pops of colour including both sophisticated and daring duochrome glitter; here you get everything that is going to help transform even the most basic eye look into something spectacular. What is even more important - these universally flattering shades are going to suit beauties of all ages and complexions. We've seen girls at the mall wear it, we've seen stars wear it, we've seen models wear it - it is, I feel, one of those iconic products that the brand will be forever famous for.