Lust or Bust | Holiday Collections 2017 Pt. IV | Dior, Nyx, MAC, Kat Von D, Tarte, Huda Beauty, Becca, Lorac, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown.

Lust or Bust (1).pngIt’s time for another edition of Lust or Bust Holiday Collections. This one is a long one and brands just keep pushing out more holiday releases. Because these can get pretty overwhelming and a pain in the butt to cover every single thing, after this post, it will be more products I am interested in or catch my eye rather than every single item launched. Girl, it is too much.

Grab a coffee and let’s get started.

Dior Holiday 2017
Dior Holiday 2017

Diorshow Pump N Volume Holiday Set

Not the most exciting of the Holiday launches from Dior. I would pass on it myself but if you are a fan of the Pump N Volume Mascara and neutral eyeshadows then here ya go. It is a cute little palette for travel because it’s a mini but for $30, meh.

This set contains:

  • Pump‘N’Volume Mascara in 090 Black
  •  Mini 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in shade #647

Couture Colour Wardrobe Palette

The Couture Color Wardrobe Palette is another good one for travel for the Dior lover. You have a nice selection of classic eyeshadow shades and lips options. The packaging design is really cool with the zipper, like a wallet or clutch. Is it worth 90 bucks? That is up to you.

5 Couleurs Precious Rocks High Fidelity Colors & Effects Eyeshadow Palette

These I think are really pretty. I like the Precious Rocks Collection. Both palettes contain gorgeous looking eyeshadows, though they all appear to be shimmers, I don’t hate them. These would make a lovely gift.

  • Emerald
  • Ruby

Colour Design Eye Palette

Another clutch style palette is the smaller Color Design Eye Palette which has the same zipper closure as the Couture Color Wardrobe and again the shades are kind of generic. Purple toned browns. Not feeling it too much beyond it just being pretty to look at.

Dior Holiday 2017
Dior Holiday 2017

Diorific Precious Rocks Golden Glow Loose Powder

This appears to me to be a loose powder highlighter in a golden hue. I would look pretty on a vanity but I am not a fan of loose powder highlighters at all. There really isn’t anything that feels special about this.

Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer Precious Rocks

The Diorskin Nude Air Luminzer in Precious Rocks looks much more appealing. The shade looks to be flattering on a number of skin tones as it’s a soft shimmery peach. The packaging is gorgeous too.

Diorblush Precious Rocks

Just another peachy blush. I have zero opinion on this one. LOL!

Diorshow Bold Brow Brow Mascara Structure & Shine Gold Edition

Gold colored brow mascara? This sounds fun, but not something I would want from a luxury brand like Dior. Nyx maybe but not Dior. But it’s a cute idea.

Travel Brush Set

This is a beautiful travel brush set. I love the carrying case and the brushes look great.

Dior Holiday 2017
Dior Holiday 2017

Dior Holiday Couture Collection

This is a pretty set of classic lipstick shades that tie into the travel-friendly Couture Collection. This set comes with a lovely makeup bag that matches the travel brushes and the wallet styled palettes. I believe these are full sized as well so it’s not a bad value for Dior.

This set contains 

  •  three iconic Rouge Dior lipsticks to suit any occasion: two different rosy shades with a satin finish
  • matte version of the famous 999 for flamboyant lips.

Rouge Dior Mini Lipstick Set

Here we have a great sampling of shades from the Rouge Dior lipsticks for Fall. I would think this is a nice gift and way to try out some lipsticks from Dior. The shades are classic, timeless colors you can’t go wrong with.

This set contains:

  •  5 x Lipsticks in 999 Matte, 772 Classic Matte, 964 Ambitious Matte, 962 Poison Matte, 434 Promenade

Bijou Edition Rouge Dior Lipstick

This is the Rouge Dior Lipstick in the shade 999 matte in limited edition casing which is quite pretty.  There is also a set with this lipstick and 5 other refillable shades, pictured below.

Dior Addict Ultra Gloss

There are two limited edition shades of the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss in a gorgeous shimmery red, and golden shimmer. I am digging the gold shade. These coordinate nicely with the 5 Couleurs Precious Rocks High Fidelity Colors & Effects Eyeshadow Palettes.


Dior Holiday 2017
Dior Holiday 2017

Dior Matte Fluid

Four limited edition holiday shades in the Dior Matte Fluid formula for lips and cheeks. These are pretty. I love the packaging. If I could I would own these.


  • Charm (nude)
  • Glory (red)
  • Desire (peach)
  • Intensity (deep purple)

Diorific Rouge Khol – Holiday Kiss Collection

Okay, when I saw Tati review these I was sold. I gonna need all the shades. These are a velvety matte finish, ultra pigmented, long wear matte lipstick. The case alone is stunning and the shade range is gorgeous.  I am missing one of the shades from the line in the picture.


  • Pure Topaz
  • Vibrant Tourmaline
  • Deep Ruby
  • Intense Garnet (not pictured)
  • Bold Amethyst

Diorific Vernis

Here we have four holiday shades of the Diorific Vernis and one that acts and a liner for accenting nails. Again, stunning shades and packaging. I want them all.


  • Ruby
  • Grenat
  • Emerald
  • Amethyst
  • Precious Rocks (liner)

Dior Vernis

And lastly, from Dior there are eight limited edition shades of the Dior Vernis. Nothing exciting there. I just noticed the other four shades not pictured. So I will include a screenshot here of the full collection:

I do like the green.



Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

Nyx is bringing the value this year and so many great lip vaults and packs!

Lip Lingerie Vault

First up is the Lip Lingerie Vault which contains all the Lip Lingeries in mini sized plus 5 new shades. This is one for the nude lovers. I’m really tempted.

30 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks in the shades:

  • Satin Ribbon
  • Embellishment
  • Lace Detail
  • Ruffle Trim
  • Beauty Mark
  • Push-Up
  • Bedtime Flirt
  • Corset
  • Teddy
  • Baby Doll
  • Exotic
  • Honeymoon
  • Cabaret Show
  • French Maid
  • Silk Indulgent
  • Dusk To Dawn
  • Cashmere Silk
  • Scandalous
  • Delicate Lust
  • After Hours
  • Confident
  • Seduction
  • Bustier
  • Cheekies
  • Tainted (new)
  • Lie To Me (new)
  • Mesmerizing (new)
  • Mi Amor (new)
  • Oui Ready (new)
  • Raw Emotion (new)

Liquid Suede Cream Vault II

Liquid Suede is my favorite so I picked this vault up right away. In it, you get minis of all the Liquid Suedes plus 5 new shades.

30 Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks in the shades:

  • Stone Fox
  • Life’s a Beach
  • Cherry Skies
  • Soft-Spoken
  • Orange County
  • Sway
  • Sandstorm
  • Pink Lust
  • Tea & Cookies
  • Amethyst
  • Kitten Heels
  • Vintage
  • Downtown Beauty
  • Club Hopper
  • Alien
  • Little Denim Dress
  • Jet Set
  • Foul Mouth
  • Subversive Socialite
  • Oh Put it On
  • Brooklyn Thorn
  • Respect the Pink
  • Foiled Again
  • Run the World
  • Industrial Paradise (new)
  • Initiator (new)
  • Crushed (new)
  • No Envy (new)
  • Disorder (new)
  • Honeymoon (new)

Mattes VS Metals Vault

The Mattes VS Metals Vault includes 6 of the Liquid Suedes and 6 of the Cosmic Metals Lip Creams. I couldn’t find what shades were actually included other than one is a new shade that is a gloss.

Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II

This one I am also super tempted to pick up because the Soft Matte Lip Cream formula is amazing. You can’t beat these sets. You also get 12 new shades in this one.

36 Soft Matte Lip Creams:

  • Stockholm
  • Tokyo
  • London
  • Antwerp
  • Istanbul
  • Sao Paulo
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Monte Carlo
  • Milan
  • Zurich
  • Athens
  • Cairo
  • Prague
  • Cannes
  • Copenhagen
  • Transylvania
  • Berlin
  • Budapest
  • Madrid
  • Vancouver
  • Seoul
  • Moscow
  • Rome
  • Dubai
  • Los Angeles (new)
  • Brussels (new)
  • Toulouse (new)
  • Barcelona (new)
  • Dallas (new)
  • St. Petersburg (new)
  • Cyprus (new)
  • Lisbon (new)
  • Las Vegas (new)
  • Singapore (new)
  • Miami (new)
  • Seville (new)


Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

There are also a ton of full-sized trio packs available. It looked like different ones were on and Pictured are just examples of each trio formula but not all the shades.


Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

Satin VS Velvet Vault

This one includes 6 Slip Tease Full-Color Lips Oils and 6 Velvet Matte Lipsticks. Again the shades were not listed for this pack.

Lippie Countdown Advent Calendar

This is an awesome advent calendar for the lip product lover. It contains a variety of formulas and shades from Nyx.

Calendar Includes:

  • 3 Butter Glosses in:
    • Crème Brulee (0.15 oz)
    • Sugar Cookie (0.15 oz)
    • Raspberry Tart (0.15 oz)
  • 3 Butter Lipsticks in:
    • Root Beer Float (0.09 oz)
    • Ripe Berry (0.09 oz)
    • Seashell (0.09 oz)
  • 2 Intense Butter Glosses in:
    • Berry Strudel (0.15 oz)
    • Tres Leches (0.15 oz)
  • 4 Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks in:
    • Embellishment (0.05 oz)
    • Push-Up (0.05 oz)
    • Corset (0.05 oz)
    • Exotic (0.05 oz)
  • 3 Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks in:
    • Stone Fox (0.05 oz)
    • Soft-Spoken (0.05 oz)
    • Vintage (0.05 oz)
  • 4 Matte Lipsticks in:
    • Shocking Pink (0.08 oz)
    • Indie Flick (0.08 oz)
    • Eden (0.08 oz)
    • Up the Bass (0.08 oz)
  • 3 Soft Matte Lip Creams in:
    • San Paulo (0.15 oz)
    • Copenhagen (0.15 oz)
    • Paris (0.15 oz)
  • Simply Red Lip Cream in:
    • Russian Roulette (0.07 oz)
  • Simply Vamp Lip Cream in:
    • She-Devil (0.07 oz)
Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

Moving away from lip kits, there are some other cool values sets this year from Nyx.

Beyond Basic Look

First is the Beyond Basic Look which contain an eyeshadow palette, a matte liquid lipstick, and liquid liner in two shade collections. I am really digging that one with the green eyeshadow!
Set Includes:

  • Eyeshadow + Pressed Pigment Palette
  • Matte Liquid Liner in Black
  • Matte Liquid Lipstick

Matte VS Glow Jet Set Travel Kit

Great little set and a great value.

Set Includes: 

  • Matte Setting Spray
  • Pore Filler
  • Liquid Illuminator
  • Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
  • High Definition Finishing Powder
  • Lip Lingerie

Ready Prep Go Jet Set Travel Kit

Same as above, this is a great set for the NYX lovers and a great value.

  • First Base Primer Spray,
  • High Definition Eye Shadow Base,
  • Pore Filler,
  • Liquid Illuminator,
  • Control Freak Eyebrow Gel,
  • High Definition Finishing Powder,
  • Matte Setting Spray.



Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017


These are awesome. I’m glad to see some glitter sets at the drugstore. In these sets, you get 3 glitters and glitter glue for $15. They come in 3 color options.

Color: Black, Crystal, Emerald

Kit Includes:

  • Glitters in the shades:
    • Black (new) (0.05 oz)
    • Crystal (0.05 oz)
    • Emerald (new) (0.05 oz)
  • Glitter Primer (0.169 oz)

Color: Gold, Copper, Ruby

Kit Includes:

  • Glitters in the shades:
    • Gold (0.05 oz)
    • Copper (0.05 oz)
    • Ruby (new) (0.05 oz)
  • Glitter Primer (0.169 oz)

Color: Pink, Purple, Luna

Kit Includes:

  • Glitters in the shades:
    • Pink (new) (0.05 oz)
    • Purple (new) (0.05 oz)
    • Luna (new) (0.05 oz)
  • Glitter Primer (0.169 oz)

Go To Goodies

Next up is the Go-To Goodies Sets which comes in two shades. These sets include a lipstick, lip liner, and eyeshadow palette.

Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

City Set Lip, Eye, And Face Collection

I am in love with these sets. They are perfectly coordinated and have beautiful shades. I am really loving Bangkok.  These palettes come with 1 blushes, 1 highlighter,  a Soft Matte Lip Cream and 4 eyeshadows. Below are all the different shades.

Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017


Nyx Holiday 2017
Nyx Holiday 2017

Meet the Metallics Lip Vault

Another vault that sneaked past me earlier is the Meet the Metallics Lips Vault which contains 6 Soft Matte Lip Creams and 6 Soft Matte Lipcreams in a new metallic finish.

Kit Includes:

  • 6 Soft Matte Lip Creams:
    • Monte Carlo
    • Copenhagen
    • Paris
    • Budapest
    • Rome
    • Dubai
  • 6 Soft Matte Metallic Lip Creams (all new shades):
    • Monte Carlo
    • Copenhagen
    • Paris
    • Budapest
    • Rome
    • Dubai


Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017

Next up we have some pretties from Bobbi Brown, On a whole, I am really liking the holiday collection called Cavier and Rubies. The logo and components and packaging is gorgeous. Not all the products are as exciting, there were a number of other bits and giftsets I didn’t include here because they were so meh.

Cavier and Rubies Eyeshadow Palette

Starting with what is the most striking thing from Bobbi Brown this year, The Cavier and Rubies Eyeshadow Palette. I don’t know what it is exactly that pulls me in about this one. The shades aren’t anything we don’t all have but something about the elegance and presentation makes me appreciate it. It’s a very classic glam holiday palette.

Bobbi to Go Highlighting Trio

Next is another gorgeous compact. The Bobbi to Go Highlighting Trio is a collection of 3 highlighters in Bronze, Pink, and Peach. I haven’t experienced these types of highlighters from Bobbi Brown so I can’t speak to the quality or impact but they look pretty in the palette.

Highlighting Powder in Moonglow

Cult favorite Moonglow in holiday packaging. Looks to be your typical champagne gold highlight. That compact tho. I’m more sold on just the packaging. I’ve never been the hugest fan of her products.


Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017

Luxe Classics Mini Lipstick Set

If you are a fan of Bobbi’s Lipsticks then here you have a whole set of minis. I have one of her lipsticks in my collection and have probably used it twice but that’s neither here nor there. This is a lovely set for the Bobbi Brown fan.


  • Bellini
  • Uber Beige
  • Bond
  • Bahama Brown
  • Uber Rose
  • Tahiti Pink
  • Flame
  • Plum Brandy
  • Red Velvet
  • Imperial Red

Deluxe Size Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

Among a number of skincare giftsets from Bobbi Brown, there is also a deluxe sized container of the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. That’s a lot of product and not in the most hygenic container. It better come with a fancy spoon like Tatcha. LOL. I haven’t tried any of her skincare, in fact I didn’t know it was a thing until I researched her holiday stuff.


Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017

Next up is some the prettiest brushes I have seen lately. I would love having these. I am a fan of her brushes and this set and the two extras are lovely however the prices aren’t making it a pass for me.


Set Includes:
– Full Coverage Face Brush
– Sheer Powder Brush
– Eye Definer Brush
– Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
– Eye Shadow Brush

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2017

There is something in me that wants these travel trucks so bad!  They are just so pretty and elegant. I love the color and the detailing. I have almost zero need for these at the moment, but damn, I want them, Especially the Deluxe Beauty Trunk.

I am on the hunt for an affordable train case for travel and a large one for my kit. I want I’m so picky, I want tons of function and pretty at an affordable price.

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017

Now for some holiday pretties from Laura Mercier. Again, I am enjoying the styling of this collection. I am a fan of the Laura Mercier aesthetic already and this collection kept true to the brand’s style while adding a subtle flair.

Master Class Colour Essentials Collection 3rd Edition

Every time one of these comes out I want to like it so bad but they never really do it for me. This year’s Master Class Colour Essentials Collection is definitely pretty and very classic. They are shades I do go for normally but I have those shades in multiple palettes. That being said, this is perfect for travel and every time I do I wish I had something like this. This is $125 and a $438 value. Impressive but still pricey and is the quality compromised?

Collection includes:

  • 12 Eye Colours (1.5 g / 0.05 oz): Poison Ivory, Café au Lait, Noir, Vanilla Nuts, Fresco, Stone Taupe, Galaxy, Bronze Glow, Carbon, Etoile, Pebblestone, Minx
  • 2 Second Skin Cheek Colours (3 g / 0.1 oz): Spiced Cider, Lotus Pink
  • 1 Face Highlighter (3 g / 0.1 oz): Pink Haze
  • 2 Tightline Cake Eyeliner (1.5 g /  0.05 oz): Black Ebony, Mahogany Brown
  • 1 Longwear Creme Eye Pencil ( 0.8 g / 0.02 oz): Noir Double Ended Eyeliner
  • Double-Ended Eye Colour Brush
  • Double-Ended Eyeliner Brush

The Art of Exotic Colour Collection

This little set looks boring and basic as hell. I like the blush shades but that is it. Easy pass on this one. I kind of just want to ask, “What is the point of you?” PASS!

Set includes:

  • 4 Eye Colours (0.6 g / 0.02 oz): Noir, Mochaccino, Vanilla Nuts, Bronze Glow
  • 2 Second Skin Cheek Colours (4.5 g / 0.15 oz): Lush Nectarine, Winter Bloom
  • 1 Lip Glacé (2.8 g / 0.1 oz): Rose

Mod to Modern Holiday Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

I have heard so many good things about these shadow sticks that I want to give them a try. I’m not a shadow stick kinda gal but if they are as good as I hear, for $38 I wouldn’t mind giving them ago and getting a few shades in one pack.

Set Includes:

  • Deluxe Caviar Stick Eye Colour in 4 shades – two shimmer and two matte
  • Shimmer: Rosegold, Amethyst
  • Matte: Vanilla Kiss, Au Naturel

Brush Up Luxe Brush Collection

This is a lovely little brush set for travel. It’s simple and elegant in design. I haven’t used any of Laura Mercier brushes so I can’t speak for quality but I like the styling and I like brush sets. LOL.

Laura Mercier Holiday 2017
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017

Exotics Redefined Eye Color Collection.

I came across this palette while I was getting info on the other releases and thought it was pretty and worth mentioning. It’s a refined and elegant palette. The colors are nothing new and exciting but the layout is great, It looks like you have a row of mattes and a row of shimmer shades. I think this palette could give you streamlined versatility for day to night. Not something I want or need personally but I can see it being useful for the person who just needs that one go-to palette.

  • Eye Colour (Bone, Dune, Earth, Wind, Allspice, Noir): 1 g / 0.03 oz
  • Sateen Eye Colour (Goldrush, Choco Glace, Spirit, Auberge, Carbon): 1 g / 0.03 oz
    Shimmer Eye Colour (Dust): 0.8 g / 0.028 oz
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017

Take A Powder Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Puff

This is pretty silly if you ask me. It’s the setting powder in a holiday box with a puff for $42 opposed to the $38 the powder normally costs. That better be a good fucking puff to charge extra for it. I use my beauty sponge for my powder anyway. Saltiness aside, the powder is excellent and wildly popular. I’ll just buy it for the regular price and ya’ll keep ya damn puff.

Exotique Face Illuminator

Well, it’s a pretty pan design… Not gonna work on my skin tone at all but if you can rock it, it might be something to check out. It looks like a bronzer to me but it’s just called a Face Illuminator and is basically described as a highlighter. I’m thinking it’s a very soft highlight from what I gather all her highlighters are soft.

L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection

These look flipping gorgeous and I want it. LOL. It’s the pattern pressed into the powder that gets me. I love the how it looks like satin sheets. I don’t think most these shades would flatter me beyond the pink but I appreciate the design.

This set contains:

  • 4 x 0.11 oz/ 3.3 g Face Illuminators in Indiscretion, Devotion, Temptation, Infatuation
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017
Laura Mercier Holiday 2017

Bisous Lip Glace

Ya’ll know how I feel about lip gloss. The gold one is pretty and that’s all I can say. $52 for lipgloss is too damn much.

Lip Lust Collection

Ok, I am a fan of these lipsticks. They are a tad creamier than I like but they are great and the shades in this collection are gorgeous. Do want.

Set Includes:

  • 3 deluxe shades of Velour Lovers Lip Colour: Coquette, Sensual, Boudoir (2.75 g / 0.09 oz each)
Lorac Holiday 2017
Lorac Holiday 2017

Mega PRO Palette 4

Sigh I do I even have to talk about this palette? I have looked at this thing multiple times and swatched it. It is so bland and boring. I haven’t liked any of these mega pro palettes as far as shades. I feel like there are a few cool shades and a ton of filler shades that you can barely tell apart. They are underwhelming which is a shame because the formula is fantastic. Reading the description of the shades below I get excited, then I look at it…

  • Cotton (white matte)
  • Cherry Blossom (blush white matte)
  • Foam (cream shimmer)
  • Unicorn (light lavender shimmer)
  • Cool Taupe (ivory matte)
  • Flamingo (pink peach matte)
  • Honey (light gold shimmer)
  • Lotus (pink mauve shimmer)
  • Sugar Cookie (cool beige matte)
  • Light Sage (pale green matte)
  • Pearl Slate (rose silver shimmer)
  • Fairytale (lavender blue shimmer)
  • Butterscotch (light tan matte)
  • Oat (cool beige matte)
  • Moss (light green shimmer)
  • Misty Mauve (warm pewter shimmer)
  • Cedar (true brown matte)
  • Blackberry (deep plum matte)
  • Steel Wool (medium silver shimmer)
  • Silver Fox (soft chrome shimmer)
  • Mocha (light brown matte)
  • Spice (brick red matte)
  • Copper Pearl (gold-copper shimmer)
  • Plum (purple mauve shimmer)
  • Denim (muted navy matte)
  • Mahogany (red-brown matte)
  • Peacock (deep teal shimmer)
  • Vamp (purple charcoal shimmer)
  • Shadow (dark ash matte)
  • Dark Chocolate (deep brown matte)
  • Lagoon (dark blue-green shimmer)
  • Raven (soft black shimmer)

Mod Goddess Color Source & Light Source Set

Next is cute little Blush, highlight and primer set. I wouldn’t mind having this. The blush is really pretty and I would like to try the primer. I haven’t tried any of Lorac’s highlighters but it looks pretty.


  • Color Source Buildable Blush in Aura (rose matte) (0.14 oz)
  • Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in Starlight (white opal) (0.2 oz)
  • Deluxe Size Light Source 3-in-1 Illuminating Primer in Dawn (pearl shimmer) (0.33 oz)
Lorac Holiday 2017
Lorac Holiday 2017

Mod Goddess Alter Ego Lip Gloss Set

I believe there are actually 3 or 4 different colorways you can pick of these gloss sets. I hear these are nice and would be a great gift for the gloss lover. It’s a good value too.

Mod Goddess Alter Ego Lipstick Set

Same as the lipgloss there are either 3 or 4 Volumes or colorways you can pick from that vary between Ulta and the official site. I haven’t used these lipsticks so I can’t speak for the quality but again, it’s a good deal.


Becca Holiday 2017
Becca Holiday 2017

Here comes Becca with more stuff no one asked for. I am salty AF today. I’m just bitter because I wanted them to make a palette of the light chasers.

Bronze Blush Highlight Kit

In this set, you get a Sunlit Bronzer in Bronzed Bondi, Luminous Blush in Snapdragon which I wouldn’t hate having, and a Pressed Skin Perfector in Opal. I’m not a huge fan of the Pressed Skin Perfectors and the bronzer isn’t a shade I would use so this would be a pass for me. However, if the shades suit you or someone you know who is in need of a set like this I think it would be a nice gift. I could see giving this to a teen or young adult as a gift.

This set contains:

  •  0.25 oz/ 7.1 g Sunlit Bronzer in Bronzed Bondi
  •  0.2 oz/ 6 g Shimmering Skin Perfector® Luminous Blush in Snapdragon
  •  0.085 oz/ 2.4 g Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed in Opal

Jet, Set, Glow! Prep & Prime Kit

Now, this set is one I am actually really interested in. I love trying primers and have wanted to try Becca’s and the Under Eye Brightening Corrector too. Not a bad price either, I know they are deluxe samples but I love me some samples. I am a fan of the minis.

This set contains:

  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Backlight Filter Face Primer
  • 0.5 oz/ 15 mL First Light Filter Face Primer
  • 0.08 oz/ 2.3 g Under Eye Brightening Corrector

Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter Vault

To quote the great Kimberly Clark, “You don’t need it, don’t buy it” That’s all I can say on this one.

This set contains:

  • 6 x 0.28 oz/ 8 g Shimmering Skin Perfector® in Pressed Opal, Pressed Prismatic Amethyst, Pressed Pearl, Pressed Rose Quartz, Pressed Rose Gold, Pressed Moonstone
Becca Holiday 2017
Becca Holiday 2017

Light Waves Highlighter Palette – $34

“You don’t need it, don’t buy it” LOL. I’m kidding, Just really bored with this one. It’s meh.

exclusive shade Pink Sapphire, along with 2 of our best-sellers, Moonstone & Prismatic Amethyst.

Becca Holiday 2017
Becca Holiday 2017

Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter Shimmering Surprise Golden Mint $38.00

And there is this on the website. It’s pretty but one only needs one green highlighter in their life if at all.

Huda Beauty Holiday 2017
Huda Beauty Holiday 2017

Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

These Obsession Eyeshadow Palettes from Hude are stunning. I want all four to be honest. Do I need them? Hell no, but they are gorgous and fairly priced. I swatched the Mauve Obessions and looked amazing.  I really need Mauve Obsessions and Electric.

  • Huda Beauty Warm Brown Obsessions
  • Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions
  • Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions
  • Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions

Contour & Strobe Lip Set

The Contour and Strobe Lip Sets are really cute and nicely priced. You get a liquid matte lipstick, liner and metallic gloss in each kit. The packaging, I can’t tell if it’s cute or creepy.

Huda Beauty Holiday 2017


Liquid Matte Minis

These are also really nice sets of minis for $33. I would buy them all. LOL!

  • Red Edition: Heartbreaker (a man-eating pinkish red), Material Girl (a fierce plum), Showgirl (a brand new lascivious metallic red), Famous (an effortlessly chic burgundy).
  • Nude Edition: Venus (a heavenly taupe-brown), Bombshell (an irresistible peachy nude), Flirt (a cheeky brown), Trendsetter (a stylish brown nude).
  • Pink Edition: Gossip Gurl (the everyday cute pink), Trophy Wife (an all-time rose wood), Icon (an elegant reddish-pink), Socialite (a brand new glitzy rose gold).
  • Brown Edition: The collection includes Trendsetter (a stylish brown nude), Flirt (a cheeky brown), Spice Girl (an iconic 90s brownish mauve) and Vixen (a poisonous deep brown
Huda Beauty Holiday 2017
Huda Beauty Holiday 2017

Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Collection

Here is a lip gloss set I could make an exception for! Those shades are so pretty. I am digging the Winter Solstice Collection.

This set contains:

  • 4 x .06 oz/ 2 mL Lip Strobes in Charmed, Bewitched, Starcrossed, Hypnotic

Highlighter Palette – Winter Solstice Palette

I just ordered the ABH Holiday Glow Kit but this one was a close second if I did’t already own the ABH Moonchild too. I like the pink tones in this palette as well as the greenish gold and blue. They look great with the glosses.

This set contains:

  • – 3 x 0.25 oz/ 7.5 g Powder Highlighters Arctic Glow (warm blue multi-tonal illuminator), Northern Lights (holographic highlighter with duo-chrome tones in soft gold and bronze), Winter Rose (dusky pink infused with a shot of silver)
  • – 0.21 oz/ 6 g Poured Melted Strobe in Frosted Kiss (icy iridescent pink)
Tarte Holiday 2017
Tarte Holiday 2017

Limited-Edition Tarteist™ PRO Vault

YOU NEED THIS! These are some of Tarte’s best products in my opinion. Like holy grail good. I want this and I have most of the products. LOL! This is a best of the Tarteist Collection. Amazing eyeshadow that is so underrated. It’s holy grail status to me, and the Pro Glow Highlight and Contour palette is so good. The highlights are super metallic and the contour is a pale girls dream. They also included my favorite Creamy Lip Paint in Birthday Suit which is my number 1 nude lippy. I just reviewed the Tarte Tartiest Creamy Lip Paint and the Quick Dry. I also have a review of the eyeshadow palette and highlight palette I’ll link below.

This set contains:

  • tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette:
    – 20 x 0.035 oz/ 1.03 g Eyeshadow in Classic (cream), Innocent (soft peach), Whimsy (brick), Smoked (dark brown), Ethereal (bronze), Vintage (ivory), Fierce (cool plum), No Filter (purple mauve), Vamp (deep plum), Glam (champagne), Chic (pale pink), Profesh (taupe), Mod (deep cherry), Drama (maroon), Minx (shimmering mauve), Indie (gray), Bold (light brown), Edgy (chocolate), Punk (black), Trendy (prismatic teal)
  • tarteist™ PRO glow highlight & contour palette:
    – 0.17 oz/ 5.02 mL Cream Contour in Shade
    – 5 x 0.17 oz/ 4.81 g Highlighting Powders in Lit (champagne highlight), Strobe (pearl highlight), Fire (bronze highlight), Stunner (opalescent highlight)
  • – 0.17 oz/ 4.81 g Powder Contour in Sculpt
  • – 0.23 oz/ 7 mL tarteist™ lash paint mascara
  • – 0.0035 oz/ 0.1 g tarteist™ double take eyeliner
  • – 0.2 oz/ 6 mL tarteist™ creamy matte lip paint in birthday suit
  • – tarteist™ PRO cruelty-free lashes in goddess

Review | Swatches – Tarte Tarteist Creamy Lip Paint + Quick Dry Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette Review

Tarte Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette Review

Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

I am super underwhelmed and not into the Tarte Toasted. I heard so many go on about how good it is, so I went and swatched it in person TWICE and both times I was just meh. Not into ya. Late in the game. I’d much prefer the Naked Heat or Huda’s Warm Obsessions.

This set contains:

  • 12 x 0.053 oz/ 1.5 g Eyeshadows in S’more (pinky beige), Sunrise (golden beige), Sunset (bronze), Crackle (brown with gold flecks), Cashmere (pale peach), Warmth (terracotta), Flame (metallic rust), Cozy (brick), Candle (champagne), Latte (tan), Simmer (copper), Fireside (deep plum)
Kat Von D Holiday 2017
Kat Von D Holiday 2017

Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette

Is this that Becca Highlight Palette again? So let down with the Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter so far. I haven’t seen her in person but all the images look really … lacking? I dunno. I expected more. I’ll just stick with Thunderstruck Metal Crush Eyeshadow.

Thunderstruck, Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette is loaded with hyper-reflective micro-crystals that sparkle and shift with every movement. Experience three electrifying shades: Gammaray, a prismatic peach with pink and gold crystals, Helix, an ethereal opal with gold and silver crystals, and Roseshock, a pearlescent pink with lavender and pink crystals.

Farm Sanctuary Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

This collection is amazing. It’s a fantastic cause and the shades are gorgeous. I love the special packaging and how the shades are named after animals on the rescue farm. I need Hilda.

  • Thumbelina – warm scarlet
  • Hilda – terra cotta brick
  • Julia – peachy pink
  • Bruno – metallic midnight blue
Kat Von D Holiday 2017
Kat Von D Holiday 2017

Fawn Eye Duo $35.00

Over on Sephora, the Kat Von D Fawn Duo has launched with a Shade + Light Quad featuring neutral browns and a Tattoo Liner in Trooper. This quad is cute but another pass. I don’t need it at all and can’t justify getting it. There is nothing unique about this quad at all. However, if you are in need of a basic everyday palette this would be a good option.

This set contains:

  • 0.08 oz/ 2.26 g Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad Shade In Base
  • 3 x 0.04 oz/ 1.13 g Shade + Light Eye Contour Quad Shade In Define, Contour, Highlight
  • 0.19 oz/ 0.55 mL Tattoo Liner in Trooper Black


Kat Von D Holiday 2017
Kat Von D Holiday 2017

The Fawn Set

On the KVD site, there is a larger Fawn Set that contains the Eyeshadow Quad and the Tattoo liner plus a lip liner and liquid lipstick in Bow n Arrow.  This set retails for $64.00


MAC Holiday 2017
MAC Holiday 2017

Lastly is a shit ton from MAC. I adore their packaging this year and shade choices. I don’t have commentary on every item for this collection however. I wanted include everything though because the styling is so pretty.

Snow Ball Mini Lip Gloss Kit


  • Lipglass Cremesheen in Below Freezing (light beige w/ pink pearls)
  • Lipglass Cremesheen in Winter Warmer (midtone brown nude)
  • Lipglass Metallic Vampify in Iced Over (rose gold copper)


  • Lipglass Cremesheet in Japanese Spring (pale dirty pink)
  • Lipglass Cremesheen in Tinsellated (clear w/ silver and pink pearl)
  • Lipglass Metallic Vampify Gilded Frost (metallic silver)


  • Lipglass Cremesheen in Be A Little Naughty (deep wine)
  • Lipglass Cremesheen in Holiday Darling (midtone pinky nude)
  • Lipglass Metallic Vampify in Go For Pretty (metallic pale pink)


Mini Lipstick Kit


  • Lipstick Frost Mini in Tease Maker (light frosty nude)
  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Love Buddy (midtone pinky nude)
  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Dangerously Red (blue fuschia)


  • Lipstick Frost Mini in Just Beaming! (frosty pale gold)
  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Tenor Voice (true classic red)
  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Candy Cane (intense blue red)


  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Cocktail Kiss (dirty rose)
  • Lipstick Satin Mini in Boca (soft pink nude)
  • Lipstick Matte Mini in Kinda Sexy (neutral pinky rose)
  • Silver Sequined Bag

Rose – Online Exclusive

  • Whirl (matte dirty rose)
  • Charlotte (matte rich yellow-red)
  • Supersmooch (matte deep burgundy)


Snowball Lipstick

All these shades are gorgeous.

  • I’m Glistening
  • Holiday Crush
  • Elle Belle
  • Rouge En Snow
  • Shimmer & Spice
  • Warm Ice

Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit \ MAC Classics

This is a good set if you are new to MAC and want to have all the classics. I wouldn’t hate getting this. I don’t actually own a whole lot of MAC. We have a MAC store even. I just never feel drawn to them. I would like to have all these shades though.

Shades include:

  • – Diva (intense reddish-burgundy matte)
  • – Ruby Woo (very matte vivid blue-red matte)
  • – Mangrove (hot, bright red matte)
  • – Little Darling (clean light nude matte)
  • – Velvet Teddy (deeptone beige matte)
  • – Whirl (dirty rose matte)
  • – Stone (muted greyish taupe brown matte)
  • – Rebel (midtone cream plum satin)
  • – Flat Out Fab (bright plum matte)
  • – Good Kisser (midtone fuchsia matte)
  • – Please Me (muted rosy tinted pink matte)


MAC Holiday 2017
MAC Holiday 2017

Snow Ball Face Bag

This is so pretty!

Whisper of Gilt (Pale gold shimmer) and exclusive rose gold-handled 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush.

Snow Ball Eye Bag

Smoky Pink

  • Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Duo in Ready To Party (pale lilac) and Light Of The Silver Moon (metallic silver charcoal) (0.05 oz each)
  • Technikohl Liner in Graphblack (rich graphic black) (0.012 oz)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in Black Extreme (0.44 oz)
  • Silver Bag

Smoky Gold

  • Extra Dimension Eye Shadow Duo in Just Gleaming (peachy nude) and Snowdusk (silvery warm taupe) (0.05 oz each)
  • Technikohl Liner in Photogravure (soft black w/ brown undertone (0.012 oz)
  • In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara in Black Extreme (0.44 oz)
  • Silver Bag

Rose Gold Snow Ball Eye Compact


  • Dazzleshadow in She Sparkles (light grey w/ silver sparkles) (0.04 oz)
  • Dazzleshadow in Shiver Of Delight (rose gold copper sparkle) (0.04 oz)
  • Satin Eyeshadow in Winterlude (high frost peachy white) (0.05 oz)
  • Luster Eyeshadow in Budding Passion (copper) (0.05 oz)
  • Satin Eyeshadow in Drama in The Snow (deep warm brown) (0.05 oz)
  • Matte Eyeshadow in No Curfew (muted pinkish nude) (0.05 oz)

Gold Snow Ball Eye Compact


  • Dazzleshadow in Dazzle The Night Away (white w/ white gold sparkling reflects) (0.04 oz)
  • Dazzleshadow in Spun From Gold (yellow gold w/ heavy gold reflects) (0.04 oz)
  • Veluxe Pearl in Evening Light (mid-tone brown w/ gold pearl) (0.05 oz)
  • Luster Eyeshadow in Well Past Midnight (black w/ high silver and gold pearl) (0.05 oz)
  • Satin Eyeshadow in Frosted Fizz (peachy nude w/ gold frost) (0.05 oz)
  • Matte Eyeshadow Cinder (dark charcoal) (0.05 oz)

Snow Ball Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

The Extra Dimension Eyeshadows are so freaking gorgeous for holiday! I want them all.

  • Stylishly Merry
  • Frostwinked
  • Delicate Drift
  • It’s Snowing
  • Starry Starry Night
  • Happy Go Dazzling


MAC Holiday 2017
MAC Holiday 2017

Snow Ball Adornment

This is a set of jewels you can decorate your face with. I think this would be so cute for New Years.

Snow Ball Mini Brush Kit

Kit includes:

  • – 421 SE Full Powder Brush
  • – 535 SE Rounded Shadow Brush
  • – 560 SE Angled Liner Brush
  • – Travel bag

Snow Ball Basic Brush Kit

Kit includes:

  • – 420 SE Powder Brush
  • – 490 SE Pointed Foundation Brush
  • – 530 SE All Over Shadow Brush
  • – 515 SE Smudging Liner Brush
  • – 505 SE Double Ended/Brow Groomer Brush
  • – Travel bag

Snow Ball Advanced Brush Kit

Kit includes:

  • – 460 SE Angled Powder/Cheek Brush
  • – 491 SE Angled Foundation Brush
  • – 570 SE Angled Large Shadow Brush
  • – 575 SE Angled Small Shadow Brush
  • – 507 SE Bent Pointed Liner Brush
  • – Travel bag


MAC Holiday 2017
MAC Holiday 2017

Snow Ball Lip Bag


  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Hooray for the Holidays Intense Cool Red Matte
  • Lipstick Cremesheen in Joy to Enjoy Deep Intense Red
  • Lipglass in Kiss Me Quick Yellow Red


  • Lipstick Cremesheen in Sending Love (pinky nude) (0.1 oz)
  • Lipglass in Iced Dream (pinky nude w/ pink and gold pearl) (0.1 oz)
  • Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Doubletime (pinky brown( (0.04 oz)

Snow Ball Pigment Glitter


  • Pigment Mini in Vanilla (soft ivory white)
  • Pigment Mini in English Gilt (bright champagne)
  • Glitter Mini in Gold (sparkly chunky gold)


  • Pigment mini Copper Sparkle (smooth, high shine copper)
  • Pigment Mini in Whisper Pink (soft beigey pink w/ pearl)
  • Glitter Mini in Pink (bright pink)

Snow Ball Lash 64

Snow Ball Lash 36

I am in love with these lashes. They are natural lash in brown with a gold band that looks like a liner. It’s cool, kinda elegant and fun. Both sets of lashes would be great for New Years.

Snow Ball Face Powder

  • Here Comes Joy (peachy gold w/ shimmer)
  • Happy Go Dazzlin (gold w/ sparkle)

Phew, and that wraps up the edition but there is more to come. Next year I am def only going over stuff that catches my eye whether in a good or bad way. A little more Kimerbly Clark and Less Beauty News. LOL.

I’ll see ya again tomorrow and I am a day late AGAIN! Internet issues. We got a new modem this morning so hopefully, that will be solved.


3 thoughts on “Lust or Bust | Holiday Collections 2017 Pt. IV | Dior, Nyx, MAC, Kat Von D, Tarte, Huda Beauty, Becca, Lorac, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown.

  1. You sold me on the Tarteist Pro Vault – added to wish list and right now there is a $10 off code if you submit your email for the Black Friday List. Although they are already low on stock. As always, thanks for the scoop!

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