We are officially 52 days, or 7 and a half weeks away from Christmas. While some may be still pondering how the end of the year is so soon, those that occupy the beauty space have more pressing matters to attend to. Aka: eyeing off the covetable Christmas Collections, which light up cosmetics counters each end-of-year period. Set the date beauty buffs, these are set to sell out at lighting speed.

The Decadent Fail Safe
Tom Ford’s iconic scents get a makeover in candle form perfect to match with your signature scent. Housed in a luxe amber glass and lid set, it’ll look just as beautiful lit on a #shelfie or sitting pretty on your vanity table.

Tom Ford, Tuscan Leather Candle and Cover Set, $370. SHOP NOW
Tom Ford, Café Rose Candle and Cover Set, $370. SHOP NOW
Tom Ford, Tobacco Vanille Candle and Cover Set, $370. SHOP NOW

The New Go-To Highlighting Palette
Hourglass’ annual festive palette drop is always a season highlight, with the demand for the 2015 Ambient Lighting Palette so popular it’s now made its way into the brand’s permanent line. This years edit is no exception featuring a bronzer, blushers, strobe powder, and a finishing powder which we have officially dubbed ‘glow-in-a-pan’.

Hourglass, Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light, $116. SHOP NOW

A palette for your vices
Bobbi Brown’s Chocolate and Wine Collection go straight to our two favourite vices, and will be sure to sell out well before Christmas. Get ahead of the curb and nab yourself, or a very lucky recipient, a stunning selection of neutrals that will carry you from Christmas, to New Years, and beyond. 

Bobbi Brown, Wine Eye Palette, $110. SHOP NOW

Object of desire…
What is the season of indulgence without a luxe palette, and Marc Jacobs goes all out with this palette that you’ll want to show off for touch ups. Doubling as an ‘in-case-of-emmergency-clutch’, it houses the perfect edit of day-to-night shades, bronze, blush, and luminzer.

Marc Jacobs Beauty, Objects of Desire Face Palette, $110. SHOP NOW

Spread the festive cheer…
Say goodbye to lacklustre chocolate-filled advent calendars and welcome the new range of beauty-themed advent calendar that will sure to get you into the Christmas spirit with 25 deluxe beauty samples perfect for the post-festive season holiday. 

The Body Shop, 24 Happy Days Deluxe Advent Calendar, $159. SHOP NOW