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Rubies, amethysts, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds—here are a few jewel-inspired beauties we are coveting this moody fall season

Lancôme Hypnôse Palette Drama Eyes in Malachite AmethysteLancôme Hypnôse Palette Drama Eyes in Malachite Amethyste, $54: Jewel tones have never looked so luxurious with this new seasonal eye shadow palette that has a moody mix of deep purple, amethyst and gold-flecked tones. Instantly reinvent the smoky eye with this five-shade offering that is long-lasting and will bring a decadent and sophisticated appeal to any après-work soiree. Pair with your favourite Lancôme Hypnôse eyeliner and mascara and you’ve got yourself a go-to evening look.

Maybelline Color Show Jewels Nail LacquerMaybelline Color Show Jewels Nail Lacquers, $4.50: Just because those real diamonds are costly, doesn’t mean diamond-like nails have to be. Adding onto their already impressive Nail Lacquer lineup, Maybelline launches two Jewel shades—Mosaic Prism and Platinum Adorn—to get your tips looking rich rich rich. Multi-dimensional sparkles will instantly jazz up any pre-holiday mani, whether you’re rocking an accent nail or going all jewel, all the time.  Available at drugstores and online at

Victoria's Secret Fearless Fragrance RingVictoria’s Secret Fearless Fragrance Ring, $35: Capture Victoria’s Secret’s latest scent while you’re on the go with this solid perfume ring. The formula is a sweet floral cocktail of juicy blackcurrant, purple diamond iris and powdery but pretty orris and housed in a black and gold ring so you get double the jewel bling in this perfume package. Perfect for gift-giving or to for quick touch-ups to keep your scent smelling sweet on sexy date nights to come.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Crystalline ConcentrateLa Prairie Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentrate, $500: This wouldn’t be a gemstone inspired story without a touch of La Prairie luxury, right? This concentrate has amino-rich, skin-firming caviar extract along with other skin-quenching ingredients that improve elasticity, help repair and retain collagen and smooth out fine lines and imperfections. The hero ingredients of this decadent tonic are the liquid crystals mica and diamond powder along with quart crystals that help skin glow, offering a brighter and more luminous complexion that lasts.

Clé de Peau Holiday Powder CompactClé de Peau Holiday Powder Compact, $70: This particular powder compact may not be ruby or diamond-infused, but it is certainly still pretty to look at. Part of Clé de Peau’s luxurious holiday collection, this powder compact will finish off any look and ensure your blush and foundation don’t budge all day long—plus the custom jewel-inspired art on the packaging will make you feel as though you’re royalty.  Available at Holt Renfrew.

MAC GlitterMAC Glitter, $27.50: Sparkle, shimmer and shine this holiday season with these two regal glitters, Reflects Antique Gold, a flattering and wearable khaki gold, and Amethyst, a vibrant purple, from MAC’s Holiday Heirloom Mix collection. Pat on top of your finished eye look for some extra pizzaz or mix it in with your favorite lipgloss or nail polish for a subtle yet oh-so-festive sparkle. Plus—the limited-edition sparkly packaging is a great addition to any collector’s

Shiseido Sparkling Party PaletteShiseido Sparkling Party Palette, $60: Ready to see the palette that will take you all through the party-heavy weeks of the holiday season? Well, you’ve just found it. Sparkling and iridescent jewel tones don’t even begin to describe this party-ready palette—especially when it even says Party in the name. Complete with a creamy lip/cheek rouge, a glowing pink blush, a sparkly indigo eyeliner, an eyeshadow base and two shimmering shadows—plus all the fixings to apply these hues—this palette will keep your makeup fresh long past that countdown and final clink of bubbly.

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