Holiday 2017 Release Review Roundup

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Hello there, beauties!! I’ve picked up quite a few of the Holiday 2017 beauty releases, so I figured I would put them all in one post and let you know my thoughts on them.  

It’s barely Halloween and beauty brands have already released a ton of holiday items. I’m convinced that next year, we’ll start seeing holiday releases in July. Anyway, I fell into the rabbit hole that is makeup shopping and picked up a few of the limited edition holiday releases, so I figured I’d share my spoils with you and let you know what I recommend.

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette, $42

 

This is the most recent holiday release that I’ve picked up. As you can see in the swatches in the image on the left, these shadows are pretty pigmented. I swatched the shades Sphere, Obsidian, Throne, Eden and Dimension. I find these shadows to be similar in formula to the Modern Renaissance palette, which was a relief. We all heard the chaos that was Subculturegate 2017, so I was hesitant to purchase this. After seeing some reviews and swatching it in store, I knew I had to have it. Plus, I had a 20% off coupon for Ulta, so how could I resist? Anyway, while I don’t feel this palette really stands on its own, I definitely recommend it if you’re interested in it.

The Tarte Blush Bliss Blush Palette, $39

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image via tartecosmetics.com

Tarte released a catrillion holiday items this year, but this was the only one that really spoke to my soul. I’ve been a fan of the Tarte blushes for a while, but knew that I’d never get through the Big Blush Book or the ten pan compact they released this year. But four blushes? I can handle that. Plus, get into that packaging though. It’s beautiful! The blushes are great as well. Super pigmented, but not in an intimidating way. I’m able to use them and they actually show up on my deep skintone. If you’re fair or light, these blushes might be a little too intense for you, unless you go in with a super light hand and tap off your brush. However, if you’re on the deeper end of the spectrum, this is gonna look amazing on you!

The CoverFX Perfect Highlighting Palette, $39

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Shades from top to bottom: Blossom, Prism, Rose Gold, Golden Peach, Celestial, Gilded

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image via ulta.com

The CoverFX powder highlighters are one of my favorite formulas. They blend nicely on the skin and give the perfect amount of glow. The packaging on this palette is gorgeous as well. The only shade in this palette that I haven’t worn yet is Prism. I don’t see it looking too hot on my face, but I’m definitely planning to use it as an eyeshadow in the very near future. If you’ve been curious about the CoverFX highlighters, I definitely recommend getting this. There’s literally a shade for everyone.

The Becca Apres Ski Glow Collection: Glow Face Palette, $54

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Shades from left to right: Rose Quartz (highlighter), Icicle (highlighter), Winter Berry (blush), Bronzed Bondi (bronzer), Opal (highlighter), Blushed Copper (blush)

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I mean, look at that packaging though!!!!

You guys, this palette is most definitely my favorite of all the holiday releases I’ve purchased. The packaging alone is just everything. I mean, seriously. The products inside are just as amazing as the packaging, which we all know isn’t really the norm when it comes to holiday items. I find that the formula of the products is the same as the Becca singles, they’re just pressed a little more firmly than the singles. I have one of the Becca Sunlit Bronzers in a deeper shade than what’s in the palette, so I have used Bronzed Bondi as a transition shade. The Blushed Copper shade is labeled as a blush, but I definitely use it as a highlighter because it’s pretty shimmery and I don’t typically wear blushes with that level of shine. Winter Berry is a gorgeously pigmented blush, so I definitely recommend a light hand if you’re fair or light.

The Urban Decay Little Vices, $25

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image via sephora.com

I’ve told you guys before that I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks, so I had to grab this set as soon as I saw it. In the kit, you get five minis of  Vice Lipstick in Violate (dusty purple w/pink undertone), Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in 1993 (medium brown), which y’all know is my holy grail Vice lipstick shade, Vice Lipstick Metallized in Double Crossed (matte berry w/tonal shimmer), Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in Love Drunk (deep red w/tonal shimmer), and Vice Lipstick Metallized in Mad (bright purple shimmer). You get great color payoff with one swipe when you use these, and I find the minis to perform exactly like the full size versions. Definitely would recommend this set to anyone that’s been looking to try the UD Vice Lipsticks, or wants to expand their Vice Lipstick collection.

The Laura Geller Color Luster Lip Gloss Hi-Def Top Coat Duo – The Pearls, $13

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The Pearls Duo is the one on the right.

This is the first lip topper situation that I’ve indulged in, and I must say I really like the formula of these. They look good over every lipstick I’ve used them with thus far, and they don’t have that gloopy feel some lip glosses can have. These look good on their own as well. If you’ve never tried the Laura Geller gloss formula, this is a great way to do so without breaking the bank.

As a whole, I’ve really enjoyed all of the holiday release items I’ve gotten thus far. If I had to pick my top three items to recommend, I’d go with the Becca palette for its versatility, the Urban Decay Little Vices because the formula is awesome, and the Tarte Blush Bliss palette for the quality of the blushes.

So, what Holiday 2017 releases have you picked up so far this season? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram (@theregulargirlreviews). Until next time, beauties, be good to yourself and others. xoxo

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