Here Are Our 10 Favorite Pieces From the 2011 Holiday Makeup Collections

It's December, and that means one thing: You can now indulge in all the Christmas music listening that you want, and you are free to abuse glittery eye shadows to your heart's content. It's the holidays! The holiday makeup collections are always our favorites, because of the sheer fantasy of it all. Forget about sedate neutrals--go metallic and smoky and red and fuchsia. And this season's offerings are truly stellar. We picked through all the collections and chose our favorite pieces, which was no easy feat. From the most gorgeous red lipsticks to shimmery face highlighters (and even something "lickable"), click through to see the winter wonderland of makeup available now.
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It's December, and that means one thing: You can now indulge in all the Christmas music listening that you want, and you are free to abuse glittery eye shadows to your heart's content. It's the holidays! The holiday makeup collections are always our favorites, because of the sheer fantasy of it all. Forget about sedate neutrals--go metallic and smoky and red and fuchsia. And this season's offerings are truly stellar. We picked through all the collections and chose our favorite pieces, which was no easy feat. From the most gorgeous red lipsticks to shimmery face highlighters (and even something "lickable"), click through to see the winter wonderland of makeup available now.
Photo: Armani (Yep, that\'s Megan Fox)

Photo: Armani (Yep, that\'s Megan Fox)

It's December, and that means one thing: You can now indulge in all the Christmas music listening that you want, and you are free to abuse glittery eye shadows to your heart's content. It's

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Dolce & Gabbana's Ruby Collection Lipsticks: First of all, this is hands down the best packaging that we've seen in a long time. The compacts and lipsticks are topped with huge "rubies". Even better? The five amazing perfect reds inside: Devil, Scarlett, Ultra, Ruby, and Iconic. (Will be available at Saks, $37 each)

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MAC Glitter and Ice Mineralize Eye Shadow: You have to love any collection for which Johnny Weir is the face. These eye shadows are wearable with the perfect amount of shimmer. {

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ELF Holiday 32-piece Eye Shadow Palette: This palette comes in a warm or cool version. And you cannot beat the price. We dare you to try. {

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Clé de Peau Limited Edition Vintage Palette III: It's inspired by rare vintage jewelry and will give you a grown-up (read: not glittery) glow. Brush it liberally on your décolleté.

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Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Palette: Six shades of blush and contouring colors, including the classic Orgasm. {

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Clarins Eye Passion Quartet Mineral Palette: A perfect quad for doing a quick smoky eye. It also has the best metallic silver color we've seen all season. Use wet or dry. {

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Chanel Rouge Carat Le Vernis: A red polish with a pearly finish. {

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Urban Decay Sparkling Lickable Body Powder: I mean, come on. It's sparkling AND lickable. In Marshmallow and Honey for the holidays. We also love the Stardust Sparkling Lip Gloss. Which inherently is lickable, because it's um, on your lips. {

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Armani Madreperla Face Palette Holiday 2011: Another highlighter (that can double as eye shadow) containing three different shades. Plus it comes in a beautiful mother-of-pearl compact. {

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YSL Holiday 2011 Shimmering Gloss: Top your favorite lipstick with one of these dazzling glosses. {YSLBeauty, $30}