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2011 Holiday Blockbuster Preview

I went to my local mall today to do some sleuthing to see if I could get you guys some information about this year’s holiday blockbusters, and look what I found! These are not yet available for sale anywhere online but your local department store may be taking pre-orders (mine was). Thank you to all the helpful Sales Associates at Dillard’s (and please forgive the crummy scans). I will let you know as soon as I see these anywhere online (last year the first was Elizabeth Arden in late October, followed by Lancome in early November, then Estee Lauder in mid-November).

Lancome: This year’s Beauty Sensation beauty box is valued at over $300 and includes 13 full size products plus a black train case. You can buy this collection for $57.50 with any Lancome purchase (last year the price was $49.50 with any Lancome purchase and it came with 12 full size products). You can choose from either Pretty Plums or Beautiful Bronzes.

Elizabeth Arden: This year’s Beauty Treasures Holiday Color Collection is a $350 value that you can purchase for $45 with any $27.50 Elizabeth Arden purchase (last year the price was $42.50 with any $24.50 Elizabeth Arden purchase).

Estee Lauder: My local Estee Lauder counter did not yet have any information about this year’s blockbuster (though the SA I spoke with did tell me they are doing another Coach fragrance PWP, I hope she is right) but I found this on the Estee Lauder Malaysia Facebook page. (You can also see a nice write up with more photos on the blog.) No US pricing information is yet available.

Update: This is now available online at Sephora and Bloomingdale’s for $25. I also saw this adorable little set at the Clinique counter, I have not yet seen it for sale online anywhere but I am sure it is coming soon (I found this photo on a UK site). The Mix It Up Lip set includes four mini lip glosses, two mini lipsticks, a keychain, and a tiny pink cosmetic bag (sorry, I forgot to look at the price).

Also at Dillard’s I saw that they have an in store only Shiseido gift with purchase (the same one I posted about yesterday at Macy’s but with a pink bag, not a plum/burgundy bag).

16 thoughts on “2011 Holiday Blockbuster Preview

  1. Would you know if Shiseido does anything? I only started to use their products for a little over a year now and they always seem to have the same gifts with purchase with just a different bag. It’s kind of a bummer because half the fun is getting different products.

    1. Shiseido, like Clarins, always offers the same inclusions plus a different bag. Nice if you are looking for travel sizes of a favorite product, but can get boring if you want to try other products they sell. They have a nice GWP online and in store at Macy’s right now, plus an in store bonus at Dillard’s, but you’re right, it is the same products over and over. I do like the White Lucent gift with purchase, though, they are not products I normally buy but I like the little sizes to play with.

  2. At macy’s: the lancome beauty box is available to presale tomorrow and pickup nov2. , the lauder blockbuster will be available to presale early next week and pickup is nov 15. the EL lipstick oclors are exotic orchid, candy, and barely nude. the glosses are ginger and orchid. there is a brown and black liner. the EL blush compact is bronze goddes (!!!!), pink kiss, nude rose, radiant coral. it also has four or five brushes, sumptuous mascara, and makeup remover. You have to purchase a fragrance to buy the blockbuster for 57.50.

  3. I work in cosmetics at Macy’s and got to glance at the Lancome and Estee Lauder blockbusters. Estee Lauder is slightly different from what you found. One of the lipglosses is Electric Ginger (both are not pink), one Sumptuous mascara (not two), one black eyeliner if I’m not mistaken (not three liners), 2 face brushes (not pictured), and I might be mistaken but the eyeshadow palette looks different from what I saw today. Everything else seems to be the same. I might be mistaken so don’t take my word on it.

    Also confirming it’s Michael Kors fragrance PWP for Estee Lauder. I saw a picture of it and I’m drooling slightly in anticipation of it.

    1. Oh awesome, that is excellent information, thank you for sharing with us. I will keep looking for the correct photo and post it as soon as I can find one.

  4. Thanks to you and all the readers! Hope to get my hands on the Clinique lip gift soon…on another note…imagine my delight when the mail brought a nice little box from Target with samples and coupons in a nice little purple cosmtetic bag. I learned of it from your site one day this summer and went to the Target site and put in my data–I thought it didn’t get thru since it was slow, but weeks later–ta daaah! How fun! E in Virginia. Thanks again!!!

    1. Ooh you got yours! I’m still waiting for mine, I thought mine didn’t go through either but hopefully I’ll get lucky! I’ll let you guys know when I see the lip set online, it is so cute!

  5. There is supposedly an online event starting oct 24th at nordstroms…witha purchase you get a cosmetic bag with samples.

  6. there will be three Michael kors PWP at estee lauder nov/dec. each major dept store will have a diff version. off the top of my head it has, eye shadows, blush, eye liner, mascara and a metallic MK logo clutch. different version available at macys (pewter), dillards(silver), belk/bloomies (gold.) there will also be an estee lauder blockbuster for 57.50 with a fragrance purchase. macy’s is prordering for them now.

  7. The little clinique set is also available at sephora stores. I saw it at the San Francisco store yesterday.

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