More Festive Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, Clé de Peau, And KVD Vegan Beauty

There’s food that’s too pretty to eat, which warrants tons of photos before taking even a single bite — thankfully, for beauty, there’s no such thing as  makeup that’s too pretty to own. In other words, we want them all. We’ve recently covered  limited edition beauty collections that we love, now meet the rest we can’t wait to dip our brushes into — from Charlotte Tilbury, Tom Ford, Clé de Peau Beauté and more.


With her customary greeting that never fails to address us as “darlings” , Charlotte Tilbury makes us feel right at home — if red-carpet glamorous is your idea of a cosy night in, that is. We’re just saying, it can be. Her eponymous makeup brand is bringing the magic of jewels into our everyday lives, with makeup that’s imbued with shimmering diamond textures and gemstones, while leaving your skin like you’ve put on those crystal-glow filters.

Worth noting is the return of the sold-out Instant Eye Palette in ‘Bejewelled Eyes To Hypnotise’, a holiday favourite that manages to capture the coveted Christmas light-up look across 12 versatile shades, inspired by brilliant gems, whether you’re going for a peachy glow or smokey quartz. Other sets we love include the Pillow Talk Lip Secrets, which highlights that famous shade across various lip formulas, including one that gives you a dazzling diamond glow.


Charlotte Tilbury Holiday 2020 Gift Collection, available at Sephora stores and online at


Tom Ford debuts a holiday collection called ‘Extréme Holiday Sparks’, and we expect nothing less from the provocative brand. That said, it’s not like you’ll want to go cliff diving after a swipe of their lip colour — but you might feel immediately bolder after a dash of these new Lip Sparks. Both the deep red Alias and burgundy Hyper are alluring shades that also bring on loose glitter particles on your lips, so they’ll enjoy a dimensional glow that catches the light in all the right ways.

You’ll also like the luxe textures of the Tom Ford Eye Color Quad, with four versatile shades of a sheer nude, shimmering mauve, burnished bronze and deep plum. These give you the choice to create anything from a smokey eye to a pretty daytime look when they glide onto your lids, and truth be told, there’s few things sexier than having a choice.

Extrême Sparks Eye Color Quad, $127 ; Extrême Lip Spark in Alias and Hyper, $76 each.

Tom Ford Extréme Holiday Sparks Collection,  available at all TOM FORD boutiques islandwide and


An enchanted lake happens to be the inspiration for this latest Clé de Peau Beauté collection, and not just any magical water body too — we’re talking the moonlit glow and grace from Swan Lake, the famous ballet that never ceases to be relevant in today’s modern society.

Those delightful motifs are everywhere in the limited edition packaging put together by illustrator Daria Petrilli, who spotlights the beauty brand’s classic makeup items with much romance, from resplendent gold feathers that border the boxes, to gilded wings and dreamy female figures on the cases, which show off the duality of the Black Swan and the White Swan. Truly collector-worthy, we’re sighing from just looking at the highlighter and eyeshadow palettes, where the latter even reveals a shimmery embossed feather among its rich, dark shades.

Lipstick Cashmere in 514 Enamoured (Limited Edition), $92 ; Lipstick in 515 Impassioned (Limited Edition), $92 ; Lip Glorifier in 513 Break Of Dawn (Limited Edition), $62.


Clé de Peau Beauté Enchanted Lake Collection, available at Clé de Peau Beauté counters. 


It doesn’t look like it, but KVD Vegan Beauty is taking a whole new approach to holiday makeup — an earth-friendly, fully recyclable palette. The Edge of Reality palette contains no mirrors, magnets, or metal hinges to make it easier to love our planet, while still not compromising on those pigmented vegan eyeshadows, in 14 shades that give a range of blendable and neutral mattes, to fun, ultra-shimmery shades that will instantly glam up your eye look. Tip: Wet your brush before dipping it in the palette to make the most of those glitters. Elsewhere in the series, we’ll also be able to snag gift bundles that contain bestselling products from the brand, including the Tattoo Liner, Go Big Or Go Home Mascara and a mini Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita.

Edge of Reality Eyeshadow Palette, $69 ; Legendary Icons: Bestsellers Set, $49 ; Tattoo Liner Ornament, $19.

KVD Vegan Beauty Holiday 2020 items, available at Sephora and online at