Makeup Wars introduces our personal Holiday Wishlist items

“I want nothing for Christmas” said me NEVER! Of course I want a gift. I may not get anything beauty but I can dream can’t I?? The Makeup Wars bloggers have decided to put together our wishlists of what we’d like to see under our menorah or Christmas tree this year. My wishlist is 100% beauty related which comes as no surprise at all. The good news is that these are all pretty easy to get, the bad news is that I bought some of it while waiting to publish.

Let’s start with what I bought! After our Favorite Metallic Makeup Wars I was terribly tempted by the Laura Mercier Art Deco shadows that so many of the bloggers put on their list. They were sold out at Sephora which made it even more important for me to buy them. So and my reward certificates came in handy and now I own some of these. While they aren’t on my wishlist since they are on a UPS truck coming to me, they should be on yours!

Laura Mercier Art Deco eyeshadows

What I also bought was one (I promise only one) of the new Burberry Complete Eyeshadow Palettes. I just kept looking at this picture and had to wipe the drool off my face several times. I bought Smokey Grey No. 1 because I have been buying brown shadows galore in 2012. On my wishlist though are more of these. Luckily these are permanent ($59 each). Take a gander:

Burberry Complete Eye Palettes

  • Smokey Grey No. 01 Grays
  • Mocha No. 02 Warm neutrals
  • Pale Nude No. 03 Cool neutrals
  • Dark Spice No. 05 Smoky neutrals
  • Plum Pink No. 06 Plums
  • Pink Taupe No. 07 Pink neutrals

Next on my wishlist is more Too Faced, in particular the Too Faced Bon Bons Set. There’s something so girly and appealing about this $42 box set. Their description makes it even more appealing to me: “As enticing as a box of scrumptious sweets, Shadow Bon Bons features a delicious range of shadows from soft vanillas to rich coffee, an ultra-black LashGASM mascara, a built-in mirror, and a shimmering gold Candlelight shadow primer, making it easy to create bountiful looks. Go from sweet and sassy to subtle to dramatic with this one versatile set.”

Too Faced Bon Bons

Prime Beauty introduced me to the Eye Candy Full Face Collection from Lorac on her blog and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Doesn’t this sound like fun for $59??

– 4 x 0.68 oz Eye Shadow Palette in Ooh La La Vanilla (Nude Eye Shadow Palette), Caramel Love Affair (Golden Eye Shadow Palette), Tantilizing Cocoa (Bronze Eye Shadow Palette), Blackberry Truffle Seduction (Smoky Eye Shadow Palette)
– 0.17 oz Cream Eye Liner Palette in Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate
– 0.17 oz Cheek & Lip Tint Palette in Indulge in Berry Kisses

Lorac Eye Candy

Let’s move away from the eyes (which is difficult for me). When Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog reviewed the Armani Nude Lip Set ($49) I suddenly had a desire for it.   The set includes Rouge d’Armani #103 and Gloss d’Armani #103. I love my light shades of lipstick and even though I probably have dozens of similar shades there’s just something I like about this.

Armani Nude Lip Set

I have the Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter ($74) on my wishlist because it’s just so pretty. I’d probably never use it, I’d just look at it.  Read this and weep: “A kaleidoscope of colorful powders blend together beautifully to impart a sheer, flattering glow on all skin tones. Unique light-perfecting powders provide a veil of subtle radiance, while flexible polymers ensure long-lasting, comfortable wear. Innovative technology allows the soft, iridescent pigments to be evenly sprinkled throughout the entire powder.”

Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter

On the practical side I’d love the Le Metier de Beaute CHEM60 Pro-Peel & GLOW10ai Mask Set ($265). After seeing it work in person I’d love to have that glowy skin.

Le Metier Ready, Set, Glow

And one more for the road – I am a Swarovski crystal nut. I love those crystals so when I saw this Tweezerman Swarovski Crystal Mirror ($150) I fell in lust. “Add some glam to your beauty routine while isolating even the finest hair for precise, easy tweezing. The optically correct 1X/10X magnifying mirror is clear from edge-to-edge with no distortion. This gorgeously decorated two-sided vanity mirror will be a beautiful addition to any household. *Made with Swarovski® Elements

Tweezerman Swarovski crystal mirror

Thanks for reading my very long wishlist. My address is available upon request (LOL). Let me know if any of these would be on your wishlist too. Curious minds want to know. Now I’m going to read the rest of the Makeup Wars Holiday Wishlists and probably add many more items to mine just like I did after the metallics. — Marcia

Click on the icons for all the Makeup Wars bloggers to discover their finds.


  1. Lovely list, Marcia!!! That mirror is gorgeous!!!!!! Thanks for the shout out on the Armani set! I love that set soooo much! I really want that LMdB Peel!

  2. I have that Lorac Candy set and it really is an amazing deal!
    I think I need some of those Burberry palettes as well. I’ve been buying plums and browns, the grey is a good idea!

  3. Oooh the LM shadows. I still want so badly. Why didn’t I put them on my list? DOH! So many wants!

  4. Great list! That mirror is beyond.

  5. Who doesn’t need a Swarovski Crystal Mirror? LOL. The LMdB set is on my list too! Of course I also solicited for my readers to purchase these for me. Great minds think alike Marcia! I love this list!

  6. I think if we all got that LMdB set we would stay young forever. Something to think about =D

  7. I see everyone is lusting over that mirror. Great find if only it weren’t $150! The Chantecaille is so pretty but I’d be afraid to use it too. This was a fun read.

  8. NEED that crystal mirror and those LORAC eyeshadows. You’ve got a fantastic list, lady!

  9. Yep, add me to the mirror chorus! Maybe with that one, the SO wouldn’t be so quick to steal the one out of the bathroom now for his own use!

  10. @Paula – I’d have to be peeled off the ceiling if I found that as a gift.

  11. @Brittany – the crystals is what makes the mirror. The 10X is needed at my age but it’s scary. I still have my Sephora VIB and the Lorac might just be what I buy.

  12. I need to try that LMdB Mask Set! And I’ve never tried Burberry (makeup) either. That Smokey Grey Palette is killing me. Nice list!

  13. @Nancy, the mirror is THE thing on the list that is the prettiest and longest lasting. Although the Chantecaille would be pretty long lasting since I’d be too chicken to use it.

  14. @Brooke, how I’d love the LMdB. That would be so wonderful.

  15. Yes our great minds Pink Sith allow us to be bought for the price of beauty. The Tweezerman Swarovski Mirror wouldn’t quite fit into my messy bathroom but it might just help me clean up! That’s the way I’ll phrase it.

  16. @Teri, the mirror was the first thing I found when making my wishlist. I had other things that didn’t make it but the mirror had to stay.

  17. @Perilously Pale, I’d gladly have taken what was on your list. It’s a shame that these brands make such pretty products.

  18. @Christine, I’m hoping to see Burberry when I go to California in January. I have a feeling I’ll come back with at least one more. I have to forbid myself from buying more browns though since it’s all I bought in 2012.

  19. Oh Lola, you’d love the LMdB Peel. It made a lot of wishlists for a good reason. And the mirror is a nice dream.

  20. Wow! What beautiful goodies! I hope your wishes come true!

  21. Ohh that mirror! And everyone is talking about how awseome the LMdB peel is… probably a good thing I didn’t get to try it for free or I would be HOOKED!

  22. Another wish for that Le Metier de Beaute facial set! Funny, I just had my facial experience today at Neimans! Love that stuff! I also want that TF Shadow Bon Bons set. So cute! Great list!!!

  23. Love your list! That mirror look awesome! I want it!

  24. @Carleen, the mirror has been the hit of the list. Now if only that wish came true.

  25. Would you add it now too Pammy?

  26. @jbrobeck – the mirror has everyone swooning.

  27. @Carol, is there anyone you know who could make the dreams come true? Other than Mr. Visa of course.

  28. The Chantecaille highlight has such a beautiful design.

  29. I am LOVING the Laura Mercier & the Burberry in the plums! Oh how I wish!

  30. I indulged in the Too Faced Shadow Bon Bons palette and am quite happy with it! I find the colors to be very wearable.

  31. @Kami, that’s why it’s a WISHlist. We can only wish they’d come true.

  32. @Iris, I have this bad habit of looking and not touching because things like the Chantecaille are too pretty to ruin. This will stay on the list and not on my Visa for that reason. sigh…

  33. Wow Marcia, great list! Several of these items are on my list too. I got the LM shadows in Gilded BRonze and Gilded Rosegold, now I want the gold one. Love the makeup mirror and you NEED the LORAC set trust me!

  34. @Cindy – guess what my $20 VIB coupon was used for? That Lorac set. If I have to buy my own gifts I will!

  35. @lulubelle, I’ve been debating that Too Faced. I know I want it. I do have 20% off at Ulta so let’s see if I cave.

  36. I love your list. Chantecaille Rose Petals Highlighter–I love to look at it, but I’d be afraid to even use it and mess it up! That mirror is super!!!

  37. @Moxie, I used to buy these gorgeous products all the time. Then I realized they never got used so now they are just wishes and will look pretty in my dreams. Of course as I said, I can be bought!!