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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FIU chapter.

With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas right around the corner were starting to see the 2023 holiday makeup collections being teased or released soon. I’m here to guide you along the 2023 holiday makeup collections. Buckle up because there lots to get through.

Halloween Makeup Collections

First up is going to be Casper the friendly Ghost X Profusion collection that is coming to your local Walgreens. This collection includes a casper the ghost mirror, a holographic makeup bag, an eye and face brush set, 2 highlighters, glow in the dark makeup sponge duo, and an illuminating primer and setting spray. To top all that off the packaging is glow in the dark.

Next up is the Book of Hexes nail polish collection from Lights Lacquer. There is going to be 4 polish colors in the shades something wicked, Tru blood, Brujita, and Dark arts. They also have black magic nail art tattoos and a magnetic magic wand. This comes in a full bundle or you can buy individual parts.

Laneige is brining a new flavor of their popular lip sleeping mask for halloween. The flavor is Carmel apple. For Christmas Laniege is also adding a peppermint lip sleeping mask flavor. Both are currently selling in Europe and Canada.

For this next collection ColorPop has out done themselves again. They are doing a haunted mansion theme. To start off the collection they have a Foolish Mortal eyeshadow pallet. Next is 4 new supershock shadows in the shades Creepin’, Eyeing you, Staring you down, and Frightful. Ultra Matte lip colors in shades Beware, Hitch a ride, and Summoned spirits. This also includes an Ultra Glossy Lip which is a Ph- color changing formula. Last but not least is a gel body glitter that glows in the dark.

This next collection may not seem like a halloween collaboration but totally is. It is Mad Beauty X Warner brothers movie Gremlins. Here we have a shower cap, cotton candy lip balm, a body puff, sleep mask, an eyeshadow pallet, and sheet face mask. Anyone else think they look cuter here than the movie?

We have another nail polish collection. The famous Halo Taco will be doing a collaboration with Safiya to bring us new halloween nail polishes. This includes colors Spirit Fingers, Brucie, Feeling Fiendish, Bat B*tch, Berry me in holo. This bundle also comes with a black crystal nail file and black bat loose glitter.

SheGlam is the next to give us an out of this world collection. There will be an alien mood pallet with 12 matte and metallic shades. Milky Way Eyeliner pencils in shades Dark Matter, Andromeda, Rocket Ship, and Exocomet. They are also having 2 Hi-beam mini matte lipstick sets. The first is called Stella with colors Luna, Lyra, Vega, and Orion. The second set is called Novo with colors, Draco, Aurora, Atlas, and Celeste. There is also a lunar glow highlighter and interstellar beauty sponge. If you buy the entire bundle then it also comes with cool alien glasses.

This next one has to be my personal favorite. Plousie is giving 2 new eyeshadow pallets called book of spells. They are a double sided pallet each with different colors from the rainbow.

Lights Lacquer is doing it again but this time giving us a villain era themed nail polish set. The colors are frenemies, sorry not sorry, Bite me!, unfortunate souls, limited edition Boo you Wh*re, and Anti-hero.You can also get limited edition nail art, venom ring, and double trouble ring.

Another favorite one is the Wet n Wild X Scooby Doo available at Walmart. Included is a Scooby Doo! Where are you? eyeshadow pallet, G-G-Ghost Glitter pallet and brush set, Rug-Roh! 3 piece nail polish set, glow in the dark makeup bag, glow madness glow in the dark face and body crayons, Scooby night a 3 piece glow in the dark brush set, Damsels not in distress 2 piece retractable eyeliner set, Puppy Power! cream blush, Lip crayons, Mystery slime lip mask, hand mirror and keychains set, shimmery liquid eyeliner, and glow in the dark makeup sponge. That’s a lot of glow in the dark.

Everyone has seen the show Wednesday right? Well I haven’t but this Kitsch X Wednesday collab makes me want too. This includes a Nevermore scrunch set, checkered claw clip set, Nevermore Bow hair tie set, goth snap clips, and goth veil headband.

We have another Wednesday collab on our hands folks. This comes from Hard candy X Wednesday. This includes, eyeshadow pallets, pressed glitter pallets, black mascara, different color liquid eyeliners, makeup removing pad, lip liners, and press on nails.

As always it wouldn’t be halloween without a ghost face collab. Glamlite X ghost face is the next collab. We have a mirror, blood red lip kit, and and eyeshadow pallet.

Another collab we are seeing this halloween is nightmare before Christmas X Melt cosmetics. This collection has 8 pieces inspired by fans favorite moments from the movie. We see a halloween town eyeshadow pallet, 2 Ulta matte lipsticks in colors Lock shack & barrel and Pumpkin king, 2 gel liners in shades master of freight and terrible vision, True love never dies digital dust highlighter, halloween town mirror, and a double sided halloween town bag.

This one can be a bit controversial but Jefferee Star cosmetics is releasing the gothic beach collection. The collection includes Gothic Beach pallet, Gothic Diamonds extreme frost trio, gothic beach SPF, vampire blur and cool face stick, and Beach proof eye mascara. There will also be a line of merchandise with this release like beach towel, hoodies, picnic blanket, tumbler, umbrella, hand mirror, fishnets, and clear bag.

Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars are the highlight of everyones count down to Christmas so here are the first look at them. Tell us which one you want this holiday season?

This year Charlotte Tilbury is putting out a 12 drawer calendar. They haven’t yet said what’s going to be inside them.

Next up is Revlution 25 days of Glam calendar. Some things in this set are an eyeshadow pallet, lipstick, lip gloss, and a triangle sponge. What else do you think will be inside?

Coming in clutch is the Sephora Advent Calendar with 10 full sized products. Inside is ABH Glam To Go Mini Eyeshadow Palette, NARS Orgasm Blush, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Liquid Cheek and Lip Blush, BYOMA Clarifying Serum, Dermalogica Daily Milkfoliant, Drunk Elephant Creme Protini GISOU oil, Christopher Robin Exfoliant, Huda Beauty 1 Coat Wow! Black Mascara, Laneige Lip Mask, Lanolips 101 Coconut Multi-Balm, Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes, MUFE Aqua Resist Eyeliner Bronze Glitter, Natasha Denona Zendo Eyeshadow palette, Neom Candle, Patchology Rosé Eye Gel Patches x5, Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum, Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Always Red, Seasonly Nova Mask Exfoliant, Rituals Cream, RMS Lipstick, Sephora Collection Size Up Mascara, Sephora Collection Quartzo Rosa Gua Sha, and The Inkey List Oat Cleasing Balm.

Sephora also has a second advent calendar called 25 days of beauty must haves. Including ABH Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, Beautyblender Original Deluxe Sample, Chloé Eau De Parfum, CLEAN RESERVE Radiant Nectar Eau de Parfum, Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel 3-Pack,Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, Ellis Brooklyn Myth, First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, Armani Lip Power Satin Lipstick 104, Glow Recipe Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops, Grande Cosmetics Grandelash, GXVE Anaheim Shine Lipstick in Original Recipe (full size), LANEIGE Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Maison Louis Marie No. 13 Nouvelle Vague Perfume Oil, Milk Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick in Werk (full size), Moroccanoil Treatment, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Rare Beauty Volumizing Mascara, REFY Brow Sculpt, Smashbox Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Oil-Free Primer, Sol de Janeiro Rio Radiance Perfume Mist, Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm in Vanilla Beige (full size), Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 In Golden Hour, Topicals Slathe Exfoliating Body Serum, Vegamour Leave-In Conditioner, and Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser.

This one has been a long time coming. The Fenty Beauty advent calendar. This calendar has 12 days and includes Gloss Bomb Heat in Lemon Lava, Hella Thicc Volumizing Mascara, Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Petal Poppin, Fenty Icon Case Metallic Nude, Fenty Icon Fill The MVP, Flyliner in Cuz I’m Black, Mini Killawatt in Hu$tla Baby, Mini Total, Cleans’r, Mini Fat Water, Mini Instant Reset, Flash Nap, and Sample Packette Butta Drop.

Mac is showing up and putting out this holiday season with a 24 day advent calander. This will include 21 full size products.

Holiday Collections

As always we have to start with the Sephora Holiday Must have. This bag includes some of the everyday best sellers like Beauty Blender pink, Benefit brow gel, Youth to The People cleanser, Full size black eye pencil, Amika hair spray, Charlotte Tilbury setting spray, Mini Makeup Eraser, and Mini Huda Beauty setting powder

This next collab is all about elegance and the renisance. Lancome X Lourve. This masterpiece includes Richelieu eyeshadow palette, L’Absolu Rouge Drama lipstick in colors 105 – dark red 196 – coral 200 – brick red 274 – red with pink undertone, and Genifique Advanced Face Serum.

The Guerlain holiday collection is all about the leopard. The collection includes OMBRES G Eyeshadow Quad 879, Terracotta The Sun-kissed Natural Healthy Glow Powder in Golden Leopard, Satin Lipstick 41, Matte Lipstick 234 & 521, Light Revealing Pearls of Powder Light No.2 Christmas Glow, and an Advent Calendar.

Sally Hansen will also be coming out with holiday inspired gel nail polish. The colors are Baking Spirits Bright, Dreams Crumb True, For Goodness Bakes, Jack Frosted, Oh Ginger Snap!, Peppermint to Be, and Whisk You a Merry Xmas.

Beauty Blender is also coming out with 2 new sets. They are Enchanted Beauty Set 2 makeup sponges, 2 solid sponge & brush cleanser, cleansing silicon scrub and Little Wonder Blend & Bake Set 1 makeup sponge, dual sided powder puff.

Hourglass cosmetics is also putting out 4 new face pallets. They have animals on them and 3 will be regular pallets well 1 is going to be customizable.

Anastasia will also put out a new eyeshadow pallet. This is a 12 pan pallet and includes metallic jeweled tones and rich natural eyeshadows.

In addition they will also have a glow seeker highlighter.

They will also have a mini modern renaissance pallet, and mini sultry pallet.

Too Faced will also be giving us a Christmas themed set this year. They are making Mini Popcorn Balls Eyeshadow Palette, Let It Snow Globes Makeup Collection, Pop The Cork Makeup Set, Mini Plump & Go Ultimate Travel Plumping Gloss Set, Merry Merry Makeup Face & Eye Palette Gift Set, Sexy Lips & Lashes Kit.

Herbivore is going to release new body scrub flavors. These flavors are cool mint and hot coco.

Nyx is giving us flamingo during Christmas with their FA. LA. LA. Land Factory collection. This collection includes setting spray duo, smooth whip trio holiday set, vivid liner duo, flamingo frost, butter lip gloss candy swirl in flavors funnel cake, sprinkle, snow cone, candy apple, and sweet slushy, pull-to-sleigh surprise makeup box, 12 days of kisses, epic ink ornament, holiday jumbo eye pencils, butter gloss trio holiday gift set, brightening liquid eyeshadow trio, shine loud gift set, butter gloss beneath the wreath, and feathery flirt lash kit.

Sephora will also have their Holiday must have perfume sampler. The perfumes are the same as the regular perfume sampler. However this bag also includes a certificate for you to get a full size bottle of your favorite scent out of the bag.

Gioarmani is going to have a beautiful luminous silk based highlighter.

Nars has a new cheek pallet just for the holidays. It’s called all that glitter. It will include 6 shades of light reflecting blush.

In addition to that they will also have a liquid blush set. Colors include orgasm, orgasm rush, and dolce vita.

What everyone has been waiting for Rare beauty will have a set. It will include Mini Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Wisdom & Virtue, and Mini Positive Light Liquid Luminizers in Magnetize (set exclusive light gold) & Transcend.

The YSL holiday collection includes Couture Mini Clutch 910 Trocadero Nights Eyeshadow Palette, Rouge Volupte Candy Glaze No 2. Healthy Glow Plumper, Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipsticks No 21. Rouge Paradoxe / No 1966. Rouge Libre, Le Cushion Encre De Peau Gold Rush Highlighter, and Libre Eau de Parfum.

Farmacy will also have new flavors and scents. These are Pout Preserve Peptide Lip Treatment In Lingonberry Jam, Tea Harvest Green Clean Trio with flavors warm vanilla chai, wild raspberry tea, and chamomile rose latte, and Plump + Shine Lip Smoothie Duo with Peptides + Vitamin C. 

BIJOUX BRILLIANCE COLLECTION by Pat McGrath labs. Their holiday collection includes MTHRSHP Bijoux Brilliance with 9 shadows and 2 blushes, Bijoux Brilliance Eye Shadow Palette, Divine Blush + Bronze + Glow Trio,  DARK STAR Colour Blitz Mascara with colors renegade red, electric jade, and azure allure.

Sephora will also have the glitz and glam makeup set. This includes Iconic Mini Prep Set Spray, Benefit Cosmetics Mini Fluff Up Brow, Glow Recipe Mini Watermelon Glow Dew Drops, Gisou Mini Honey Hair Oil, Velour in Effortless, No Trim Lash in Mini Me , ILIA Mini Liquid Eye Shadow Tint, Huda Mini Lip Pencil in Pinky Brown, Glossier Mascara in Black (full size), Kosas Mini Wet Lip Oil, LYS Mini Cream Blush in Self Love.

Sephora will also have a LashStash to go. Mascaras include Lancome Lash Idôle Mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, Tarte tartelette™ tubing mascara, Benefit Fan Fest Mascara, Milk RISE Mascara, and includes a voucher to redeem a full-size mascara of your choice from this set.


Sephora will also have a holiday lip it set. This includes Patrick Ta Major Plumping Lip Gloss in 2 CC’s (pink) *full size, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk (pink nude) *full size, Rare Beauty Glossy Lip Balm in Nearly Neutral (soft neutral pink) *full size, Huda Beauty Mini Matte Lip Pencil in Warm brown, Pat McGrath Mini MatteTrance™, Lipstick in Divine Rose (romantic nude pink), Glossier Glassy High-Shine Lip Gloss in Red (subtle sheer red) *full size, and Tarte Maracuja Mini Juicy Lip Plump in Cherry Blossom (pale pink).

The last Sephora set is the sparkly clean beauty set. This set includes Merit Lipstick in L’Avenue (berry brown) *full size, Rose INC Mini Serum Mascara in black, Saie Liquid Cheek Blush in Chilly (a cool toned mauve) *full size, Freck Deluxe Cactus Water Cleansing Lactic Acid Toner, Caliray Glazed Plumping Lip Gloss in Taco Tuesday (toasted caramel honey) *full size, and Kosas Clear Eyebrow Gel *full size.

Chantecallie is giving us sophisticated and luxury looking products all in gold casing. Their collection includes  Lip Cristal, Precious Gold Illuminating Powder, Radiant Gold Eye Shimmer, Brilliant Gloss, Radiant Blur Glow Powder, Mini Buff & Blur Brush.

As well as an advent calendar Mac has a whole holiday collection. You can buy sets or individual lipsticks, brushes, eyeshadow pallets and more.

Fenty beauty will also have a gloss bomb vault, hella thick mascara duo, primer + set essential set, and a full size gloss bomb trio in shades Fenty Glow, pink Dragonfly, and Glass slipper. A new universal lip luminizer shade crystal. Another new product being released for the holidays is Match Stix Color-Adaptive Cheek + Lip Stick. This match stix will adapt to a persons skin and then deliver a custom rosy shade.

Urban Decay will release new moondust pallets. The first pallet is space cowboy and the second is galetic cowgirl.

Tony Moly will have a hot coco jelly lip melt treatment.

There is rumors Partick Ta will have a holiday colection. In this collection so far there’s a face and eye pallet and a plumping lip gloss. As well the new glitter eye toppers might make an appearance.

The Charlotte Tilbury holiday has a lot to it. To summarize this collection has The Beautyverse Palette, Pillow Talk Dreams Come True, Charlotte’s Lucky Chest Of Beauty Secrets, Hollywood Blush & Glow, Charlotte’s Award-Winning Beauty Icons, Charlotte’s Exagger-Eyes Beauty Secrets, Charlotte’s Superstar Glow Kit, Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Bauble, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara Bauble, Charlotte’s Magic Mini Skin Set, harlotte’s Magic + Science Recipe For Your Best Skin Ever, and  Charlotte’s Iconic Magic Skin Duo.

KVD is also putting out a holiday collection even though the packaging dosent look like it. This collection is to include Surreal Bloom Metallic Vegan Eyeshadow Palette with 6 metallic eyeshadows, Queen of Poisons Liquid Lipstick + Lip Liner Duo, Strange Garden Everlasting Hyperlight Liquid Lipstick Vault that has 16 shades, and Tattoo Duo Waterproof Eyeliner Set.

Gucci will be showing out with a new geometric pattern this Christmas. They will have 2 bronzing powders and 3 lipsticks.

The hand sanitizer that has swept the beauty world this year will also have a holiday set. Touchland is going to release a 5 piece set lowermost set. It doesn’t include any holiday scents but some of the original scents we love will be included.

Last and certainly not let we have the Givenchy collection. This of course has to include there popular loose setting powder, eyeshadow pallet #10, 2 liquid highlighters, and 3 lipsticks in shades L’interdi, Nude Euphoria, and Nude Boise.

That’s all we have for right now but as we get closer to the holidays more will be released. Which one is your favorite?

Brooke Johnson is a first year member and writer at the HerCampus Florida International Chapter. She is still figuring out what types of articles she wants to specialize in. Beyond HerCampus Brooke works part-time at TJMaxx. She has also submitted creative writing pieces to her high schools literary magazine but none of them were published. She also has a website with all her favorite creative writing pieces. She is majoring in English-Creative Writing at Florida International University. In her free time, Brooke loves to read and is starting to go to the gym. She also does Color Guard. She has been spinning for eight years both in marching band and winter guard. She is currently marching with the FIU panther band. Brooke loves listening to Taylor Swift and has extensive knowledge of her entire life.