Weekly beauty gift guide: makeup

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Whether as a gift to yourself or someone else -- here are some beauty sets and newly launched products available internationally this holiday season.

Yves Saint Laurent: Les Essentiels

The French luxe brand has re-released its beauty essentials such as the anti-wrinkle winder Touche Eclat, mascaras in blue, purple, burgundy, and khaki, lipsticks in 32 different shades, and classic foundation.

Site: yslbeauty.com

Estée Lauder: Ultimate Red

Estée Lauder has opted for a golden, Swarovski cristal-encrusted packaging for its holiday collection, which comes in colors ranging from deep reds to berry and gold tones. Especially the compact powder cases make for a special present.

Site: esteelauder.com

Chanel

The label's Christmas gift suggestions include a set of mini versions of its classic fragrances N°5, Coco Mademoiselle, Coco, N°19 and Allure, called Fragrance Wardrobe, a travel kit called Sublimage Luxury Travel Collection (including regenerating creams), Le Regard de Noir, a smokey eye essentials kit, and the Trio Exclusif de Vernis, a nail polish set of three classic Chanel shades.

Site: chanel.com

Lancôme

Packaged in festive red, Lancôme's holiday collection, L'Absolu Rouge Soirée, includes special eye and cheek palettes in three different color themes ($39.50 at a $70 value), as well as the popular Ink Artliner, a "calligraphic" eyeliner, and the vibrating Ôscillation mascara.

Site: lancome.com

Stila

The beauty brand is starting the holiday pre-season by giving something back: to thank its "loyal customers," it has assembled a set of its best-sellers (including eye and lip products as well as powder and beauty tools), which sells at $38 instead of the products' actual total worth of $192.

Site: stilacosmetics.com

NARS

NARS is launching a new so-called multiple this holiday season, a pinkish product called Luxor that can be used on the eyes, cheeks, lips and body for dynamic accents. Alsopart of its holiday lineup: matte lip pencils, eye shadows and the new Soft Touch Shadow Pencils.

Site: narscosmetics.com

MAC

While most other collections become available beginning of November, MAC's holiday range doesn't hit stores until the 25th but it might be worth waiting for the brand's vintage-inspired Baroque Boudoirline. Its other Christmas range, Magic, Mirth & Mischie, comprising makeup kits to solve any beauty issue, is already on sale.

Site: maccosmetics.com

Guerlain: Imperial Holiday

The label has wrapped its powders into new packaging that also seems to be inspired by the burlesque trend, with tassels, sparkle, and lace patterns abounding.

Site: guerlain.com

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