Estée Lauder Holiday 2008 - Vintage Jewels Collection.

If luxurious glamour is up your alley, then you must check out the Holiday Collection from Estée Lauder this year. It is called Vintage Jewels, and you will see why once you see the beautiful shades and products in the collection.

This is a color collection of quiet blacks illuminated by hints of rich Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald gemstone hues.

The perfect complement to the season’s luxurious fabrics of silk and satin combined with lace, Estée Lauder’s Vintage Jewels collection completes the impression of aristocratic elegance as smoky eyes composed of the unexpected combination of almost blacks and modern brights are complemented by glowing cheeks and warm ruby lips.

Sheer Radiance for Face
Light up the room with a look of luminous radiance for face. Estée Lauder’s new, limited edition Shimmering Jewel Powder features a silky, lightweight formula that delivers a naturally beautiful, warm glow to skin.

Perfect for every skin tone, the multi-faceted, gem-inspired Shimmering Jewel Powder is packaged in a luxurious golden round compact and can be worn alone or over foundation. Apply to your face, décolletage or anywhere you want to add a touch of holiday glow.

Modern Jewel Tones & Almost Blacks for Seductive Eyes
This holiday season create sultry, seductive eyes that captivate by subtly illuminating quiet blacks with rich gemstone hues of Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald. To get the look, pair Estée Lauder’s Signature Eyeshadow Duos in new, limited edition shades of Amethyst, Sapphire and Emerald with Estée Lauder’s new, limited edition, line-defining Smoked Eye Pencil in shades of Smoked Amethyst, Smoked Sapphire and Smoked Emerald. Each luxurious Signature Eyeshadow Duo has a faceted gem-inspired design and two jewel-tone shades - one to highlight and one to create greater depth - for a truly festive holiday look. Each enticingly modern eye shadow duo is packaged in Estée Lauder’s Signature navy compact with a mirror and dual-ended applicators for worry-free application.

Whether it’s precise lining or a smoky look you want to create, the new, limited edition Smoked Eye Pencil reinvents line defining. Thanks to the use of color true pigments and pearls, this inventive eye pencil delivers intense color and a high shine pearl-like finish that is unlike any other liner. Perfect for all skin types, the Smoked Eye Pencil’s smoked pearl, moisture enriched formula is a blend of moisturizing oils such as jojoba, vitamin E and cottonseed, giving it a soft texture and allowing for a creamy, smooth and even application that won’t skip or tug.

To complete the eye look, add daringly full, lavishly lifted lashes with Estée Lauder’s Sumptuous Mascara in Black.

Warm Rubys for Luscious Lips
No need for missile toe as lips are irresistible for the holidays with Estée Lauder’s Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Rich Red and new, limited edition shades of Black Cherry and Ruby. This lusciously creamy formula glides on smoothly and easily, delivering hours of moisture a lustrous high-shine finish. Featuring a new, limited edition, beautifully faceted, jewel-shaped bullet, these warm ruby-hued lipsticks are both festive and the perfect complement to the season’s sultry eyes.

Finish your Vintage Jewels look with perfectly polished nails by applying Pure Color Nail Lacquer in jewel-inspired rich shades of Ruby, new Blackberry and new, limited edition Red Tango.

I have fallen hard for the Sapphire Eyeshadow Duo and have been using it with the Smoked Sapphire Eye Pencil. The look can be subtle for day with a nude lip or turned out all glam for night with Signature Lipstick in Ruby.. The shadows are so soft and even look elegant. The eye pencil is quickly becoming my favorite as I am stepping back into using pencils a bit mroe - and this is the one that has me converting. The pencil glides on with a pearl-like essence, and I am loving it.

Vintage Jewels is available for a limited time at all Estée Lauder counters and