In each Makeup Wars Challenge, we usually share our favorite product in a category, for example my favorite makeup brush or favorite taupe eyeshadow. This time, in the spirit of the holidays, we’re sharing our (fantasy) holiday wishlist. Read on for mine….

Of all the Makeup Wars Challenges, this might have been my easiest. Want to know what I’d love for Santa to drop off? It’s all about indulgence…


There’s always something from CHANEL on my wishlist and this year it’s the new Les Exclusifs Fresh Body Cream. I’ve always wished that my favorite fragrance, Beige, had the complementary body products. Now CHANEL has introduced Les Exclusifs Fresh Body Cream; one scent that will work with each of the thirteen Les Exclusifs fragrances. This luxurious Body Cream is light and has a slightly green note, so it won’t compete with whatever notes are in the fragrance. Brilliant! Available in a 5 oz. size, $130, (Note: a sample was received so that I could smell the fragrance of the Fresh Body Cream).

I always say, if it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for me! Oprah selected this Julep Nail Color Jewelry Box as one of her Favorite Things for 2012 and it’s definitely on my wishlist. The beautiful white lacquer box holds 12 shades of Julep Nail Polish. It retails for $168 (save 50% with code OPRAH) at and Sephora.


It’s no secret that I love good skin care and ReVive is a line that I use and love. Each holiday season, ReVive offers three different Artboxes which all display Pat Steir’s signature artistic technique of dripped, splashed and poured paintings. In the ReVive Artbox 10, the canvas features glowing lapis lazuli blues, radiating golds, reds, ochres, and deep purple-blacks. Pretty and collectible, inside there is a Moisturizing Renewal Cream, Sensitif Cellular Repair Cream, Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream, Eye Renewal Cream and Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream. The ReVive Exclusive Artbox 10 is available at Neiman Marcus, $550.

I’ve always loved to carry a beautiful compact and without fail, it’s one by Estée Lauder, who makes the most collectible compacts. I count among one of my favorite moments when I saw Mrs. Estée Lauder’s collection of compacts in her office in New York. This year, the holiday collection has a Zodiac theme. Since I’m a Gemini, that’s a must-have compact for me. Each compact includes a Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder. The Estée Lauder Holiday Compact Collection will be available for a limited time at Estée Lauder counters nationwide including Nordstrom and Esté, $70.

Santa must not be paying attention because I put the Bobbi Brown Makeup Trunk on my list every year! This is a makeup connisseur’s dream, featuring Bobbi’s most iconic products. The Beauty Trunk (actually a chic silver case) comes with everything you need–color, skin care and tools. This year’s Beauty Trunk features the Party Collection. The Bobbi Brown Beauty Trunk is available at Neiman Marcus, $1000.

Make sure to check out these other Makeup Wars Wishlists, too!

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