Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013. Filed under: Beauty & Style Christmas Holidays Hollywood Stars New Year's Day Photos
Dior's "Golden Winter" makeup collection includes glamorous shades for holiday parties. ©Dior

Dior’s “Golden Winter” makeup collection includes glamorous shades for holiday parties.
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(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s parties. We take a look at some of the highlights.

Chanel offers the magic of an "endless night" in its Christmas 2013 makeup collection. ©Facebook.com/chanel

Chanel offers the magic of an “endless night” in its Christmas 2013 makeup collection.
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Golden Winter by Dior
The gold-leafed interior of the Château de Versailles provided the inspiration for this limited edition holiday makeup collection. Designed by Dior’s creative director of makeup, Tyen, the “Golden Winter” collection features gold and iridescent tones for an enchanting and extremely glamorous look.
The Diorific Perfumed Illuminating Powder, scented with the iconic “J’adore” fragrance is among the highlights of the collection, along with a winter version of the Diorific lipstick, and the “Golden Flower” and “Golden Snow” eye shadow palettes.

Katie Holmes poses in an image from the special holiday campaign for Bobbi Brown's Old Hollywood collection. ©Facebook.com/BobbiBrownFrance

Katie Holmes poses in an image from the special holiday campaign for Bobbi Brown’s Old Hollywood collection.
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Nuit Infinie by Chanel
Metallic and iridescent tones are also found throughout Chanel’s Christmas 2013 collection, romantically titled Nuit Infinie (Endless Night). Cosmetics for the face, eyes, and of course the lips are characterized by radiance and sophistication. The Poudre Universelle Libre loose powder covers imperfections and mattifies the complexion, while the Ombres Matelassées palette provides a range of metallic bronze and purple tones for the eyes. Finally, the Cils Scintillants sparkling mascara in iridescent bronze-platinum adds a very festive touch to the lashes.

Old Hollywood by Bobbi Brown

Dolce & Gabbana offers its Sicilian Jewels Collection for the holidays. ©Facebook.com/DolceGabbana

Dolce & Gabbana offers its Sicilian Jewels Collection for the holidays.
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Represented by Katie Holmes in campaigns, this special Bobbi Brown collection pays tribute to the cinema icons of the 1950s. The collection offers bold red lipstick shades and — of course — the season’s trendy gold and bronze tones. The Old Hollywood collection includes a limited edition eye shadow palette with nine shades, the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in limited edition 24 Karat and Bronze, and the High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Candlelight, Rosé and Pure Gold.

Shu Uemura is launching a festive makeup collection produced in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. ©Takashi Murakami pour Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura is launching a festive makeup collection produced in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.
©Takashi Murakami pour Shu Uemura

Six Heart Princess by Shu Uemura & Takashi Murakami
For the holidays, Shu Uemura has collaborated with artist Takashi Murakami to create a particularly creative collection inspired by the artist’s Six Heart Princess animation. Glitter and iridescent shades dominate in this festive line. The two centerpieces of the collection are palettes for cheeks and eyes: Pink Princess, for a bohemian-inspired look, and the more glamorous Black Princess. Also on offer are an eyeliner, a lip and cheek tint, nail polish duos, and false lashes.

Sicilian Jewels by Dolce & Gabbana
The Italian design house drew inspiration from its native Sicily and from the colors of four precious stones — Topaz, Ruby, Emerald, and Amethyst — to create these unusual, flashy lipsticks and nail polishes. Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick and its Intense Nail Lacquer are each available in the four shades of the precious jewels, for a look that is as festive as the Christmas tree.

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