Armani, holiday 2011, Madreperla, swatches, Harmony 1, Harmony 2, eye and face palette, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

One holiday collection I always look forward to: Armani's. The theme this year is Art Deco, explored through    >>

MAC, Miss Piggy Pink, swatches, Muppets, eyeshadow, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

With the new Muppets movie scheduled to open in two days, Jim Henson's lovable creations are doing all    >>

Chanel, holiday 2011, swatches, Blazing Gold, Beige Lame, Noir-Ivoire, Noir, Or, Rouge Carat, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In hindsight, swatching Chanel's holiday collection was a mistake. If I hadn't swatched, I could have lived in    >>

NARS, Modern Kabuki, holiday 2011, gift sets, swatches, Kudoki lip coffret, Ougi, Botan, Takebue, Kuroko nail set, Senryou, Shiro-Nuri, Yoshiwara, Kata, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

NARS has a "regular" holiday collection of individual items, but they also have several gift sets to choose    >>

MAC, holiday 2011, Glitter and Ice, Johnny Weir, swatches, Snowglobe Eyeshadow Palettes, Cool, Snowball, Illegal Cargo, Idol Eyes, Warm & Smoky, Howzat, Set to Dance, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In addition to their Eye Bags, MAC created three six-pan eyeshadow palettes for holiday. These are $38 each,    >>

MAC, holiday 2011, Glitter and Ice, Iced Delights, Eye Bags, swatches, Baby It's Cold..., Woodsmoke, Brownborder, Taupeless, Celestial Black, Purple Dash, Silverwear, Blue Spruce, Graphblack, Gold, Pearl, Silver, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Great idea: holiday gift sets with eyeshadows, eyeliner, eyeshadow brush, and mascara. Bad idea: calling them "eye bags."    >>

Bare Escentuals, Ready, eyeshadow, swatches, quad, Truth, Elements, Serendipitous, Magnetism, Fate, Apropos, Air, Fire, Earth, Water, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Bare Escentuals, THE mineral makeup company, the people who gave meaning to the words "swirl tap buff," has    >>

MAC, holiday 2011, Glitter and Ice, Johnny Weir, swatches, Fabulously Festive Face Kit, Wintercool, Phloof!, Brun, Quarry, Dance in the Dark, Mocha, Hot Gossip, Emancipation, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Not to be outdone by Nordstrom, MAC freestanding stores have TWO exclusive Face Kits. These are also $59.50    >>

MAC, Glitter and Ice, holiday 2011, Johnny Weir, swatches, Festive Frost face kit, Nordstrom, Once Upon a Time, Below Zero, Expensive Pink, Embark, Buff, Imagine This, Tra-La-La, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Of all the MAC holiday giftsets, I thought I'd better swatch the face kits first. They're such a    >>

MAC, Glitter and Ice, holiday 2011, Johnny Weir, swatches, nail polish, Get Noticed!, Unconditionally Fabulous, Festive Finery, Technakohls, Going for Gold, Seasonally Spicy, Fancy Moves, Silver Skates, Practice Makes Perfect, Smooth Maneuver, Smooth Manoeuvre, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

MAC's 2011 holiday collection is Glitter and Ice, a collaboration with figure skater Johnny Weir. I thought we'd    >>

Illamasqua, Theatre of the Nameless, swatches, Resist, Kontrol, Facade, Belladonna, Havoc, Abyss, Beguile, Zeitgeist, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Illamasqua's autumn/winter 2011 collection is Theatre of the Nameless, and most of it is available stateside in Sephora    >>

MAC, Art of Powder, swatches, In the Abstract, highlighter, Optical Bronzer, Street Art Eyeshadow, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Congratulations, MAC, you've made a product so beautiful I don't want to use it — I just want    >>

Sleek, Sparkle, holiday 2010

Huge thanks to total all-star Nicole (the blogger behind Beauty-Free, which tracks Duty-Free beauty finds). English brand Sleek continues    >>

Dior, smoky eyeshadow trios, swatches, 091 Smoky Black, 781 Smoky Brown, 571 Smoky Nude, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dior just released six permanent eyeshadow trios, and they are both practical and fabulous. Each compact slides open    >>

Guerlain, holiday 2011, Belle de Nuit, Vol de Nuit, swatches, Les Ombres de Nuit, Gardner, Bianca, Flirt d'Un Jour, Nuit d'Amour, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Guerlain's holiday collection is here, and it is glorious — what a beautiful and romantic way to imagine    >>