MAC, Nordstrom Anniversary, swatches, Julie Verhoeven, Smoky Eye Kits, Plum, Black, Creative Whim, Drawn to Drama, Moody, Purple Dash, Naked Lunch, Wedge, Carbon, Graphblack, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

MAC's collection for Nordstrom's anniversary sale includes several specially-priced sets in fantastic limited edition packaging. The art is    >>

Guerlain, Pucci, Terra Azzurra, swatches, 13 Capri, eyeshadow quad, kohl, khol, kajal, 02 Blu Acqua, nail polish, 01 Paradiso, 02 Riviera, Terracotta gloss, 10 Porto Fino, 11 Porto Ercole, 12 Porto Azzurra, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

In May of 2007 (was it really so long ago?), Guerlain partnered with Pucci to create a limited    >>

Chantecaille, spring 2012, Coral Reefs, swatches, palette, blush, Sunrise, Lip Chic, Lucky, Brilliant Gloss, Coral Lip Definer, Espresso, Hematite, Gel Liner Pencil, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Chantecaille has a new spring collection out. Their theme (and charity) this time is Coral Reefs — so    >>

Dior, spring 2012, swatches, eyeshadow quints, 441 Garden Pastels, 841 Garden Roses, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dior's idea of spring 2012 is a garden party (what a delightful idea). The color palette makes me    >>

Guerlain, spring 2012, swatches, eyeshadow quads, 12 Les Aqua, 11 Les Roses, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

This spring is la vie en rose, according to Guerlain. Pink comes back every spring, and I know    >>

Laura Mercier, spring 2012, Lingerie collection, swatches, Eye and Cheek Palette, Buff Pearl, Tawny Apricot, Rich Cocoa, Pale Pink, African Violet, Black Plum, Rose Desire, Fresh Peach, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Laura Mercier's spring collection appeared on counter, and the promo photo on the display literally stopped me in    >>

Bobbi Brown, Neons and Nudes, Lip Color, swatches, Atomic Orange, Neon Pink, Uber Beige, Citrus, Cosmic Pink, Ultra Violet, Ink Liner, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Bobbi's first collection of 2012 is here: Neons & Nudes (and it definitely covers both ends of the    >>

Makeup Academy, Glitter Ball Palette, swatches

Tremendous thanks to Nicole of Beauty-Free (a blog that tracks Duty-Free beauty finds) for guest-swatching another Makeup Academy palette:    >>

Dior, holiday 2011, eye quad, lip quad, swatches, Backstage Beauty, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

We previously looked at Dior's "regular" holiday items, but holiday palettes are also a tradition for the brand.    >>

Bobbi Brown, holiday 2011, Ultimate Party Palette, swatches, Navajo, Chrome, Pewter, Plum Steel, Plum Navy, Crushed Granite, Antique Gold, Black Topaz, Metallic, Shimmerwash, Chrome, Sparkle, Rave, Soiree Pink, Iced Lilac, Tinsel, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Like MAC, Bobbi Brown's holiday offering is extensive: individual items, palettes, sets. I need to swatch my way    >>

Dior, holiday 2011, swatches, Couture Golds, Belle de Nuit, Nocturne, Versailles, Or Etoile, Rouge Dior, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Dior's holiday collection is delightfully well edited — by which I mean both that it's not overwhelmingly complicated,    >>

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,    >>

Urban Decay, Book of Shadows IV, BoS 4, swatches, Blue Bus, Gunmetal, Cobra, Baked, Bender, Gravity, Lost, Hijack, Midnight Cowgirl, Sin, Midnight Rodeo, Crystal, Bust, Missionary, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar

Urban Decay just released their fourth Book of Shadows palette — and this one really has all the    >>

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, Mitzah, eyeshadow quint

Tremendous thanks to guest swatcher Disneytwinmom, who offered to swatch her own Mitzah eyeshadow quint for us. Dior's    >>