As beauty editors, we get to check out (and drool over) a zillion holiday makeup products, including gift sets, makeup ornaments and limited-edition exclusives. Surely, we lust for them just like every makeup lover would, and we add all our favorites to our holiday wishlists. Since we test a ton of different products, the latter isn’t the easiest to do, especially when it comes to choosing just one single item.
Ahead, our editors share the one beauty product they *need* from their holiday wish lists this season — trust us, it wasn’t easy.
Dawn, Editorial Director, a.k.a. “The OG”
I love a does-it-all palette, and I’m seriously drooling over this one right now. It looks like a tiny Moleskin notebook embossed with the YSL logo (chic AF!) and comes with a highlighter, three shades of shadow, two blushes and a cream eyeliner (use one of those blushes on your lips, and you’ve got a full face). This guy isn’t cheap, but just think of the efficiencies. I’m certain I’ll be able to do my makeup 25 percent faster when I get my hands on it.
Marisa, Assistant Beauty Editor, a.k.a. “The Experimenter
I’m all about holiday beauty gift sets. Sometimes, I’ll spend a chunk of my day just staring at them online. If I could have it all, my list would be long AF, but since I have to choose just one, this Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault has my heart. The packaging is already exciting and that’s before you open it to reveal the best of the new Naked Cherry Collection. Since the collection is perfect for the holidays and beyond, I think it make sense that this cherry vault should be high up on every beauty lover’s list.
Tembe, Assistant Beauty Editor, a.k.a. “The Collector”
I’m a sucker for beautiful lipsticks, especially when the packaging is just as good as the product itself. Such is the case with the YSL Slim Matte Lipstick whose thin bullets deliver a pigmented wash of color that screams luxury. The formula is great and works well on a wide range of skin tones — making this a no-brainer for my wish list. I’m particularly obsessed with Rouge Extravagant, a true red that screams holiday.
Alanna, Assistant Beauty Editor, a.k.a. “The Innovator”
A great fragrance makes it to the top my list every holiday season, and this year it’s Arizona by Proenza Schouler. Not only does this cool-girl perfume smell super edgy, leathery and soft, it makes you feel like a badass. This perfume goes out to the girl who’s unafraid to wear her edge on her sleeve, and will be such a frontrunner in stocking stuffers all season long for that reason.