Exclusive: Julep's Holiday Lineup Is About To Blow Your Mind

We haven’t even made it to Halloween (though you can find everything you need to prep for the occasion here), but holiday sneak peeks are already starting to trickle in. And of all the options landing on our desks right now, there’s one beauty collection we can’t stop obsessing over: Julep’s.

Not only does the entire range deliver loads of color, sparkle, and overall gorgeousness for your nails, eyes, and lips, the brand also tapped award-winning illustrator Kristjana Williams to design three exclusive patterns for each product. And they are chic. The Nordic artist's inspo? Her childhood. "It was about re-creating the beauty of nature in Iceland, and the symmetry in all things living.” How enchanting does that sound?

Plus, the best news of all: You can get your hands on some pieces in the limited-edition collection starting today at Ulta — and we've got all the exclusive deets, plus our favorites in the lineup, in the slides ahead. Prepare to be transfixed.

“The concept of birds taking flight invoked the idea of eyes,” Williams says. “Birds, butterflies — they all have that very natural, graceful shape.”

Palettes also tend to fly off the shelves during the holiday season, so pairing this theme with the eye kits make sense. And in the world of supremely wearable eye shadow and blush shades, these duo palettes — featuring soft, subtle neutrals — are bound to soar.

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Flights of Fancy Eye & Blush Duo Palettes, $49, will be available at Julep on October 20.
“The winging out of an eyeliner seemed appropriate for an avian-themed pattern,” Williams says. This set features four velvety gel eyeliners and a sharpener.

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Winged Glamour Eyeliners 5-Piece Set, $24, is available today at Ulta.
Sure to bring a sparkle to your eye, this trio set features the brand’s best-selling eye shadow (in a shimmery beige shade), eyeliner (in classic black), and lengthening mascara. Oh, and a limited-edition navy makeup bag that’s so damn cute, it could double as a clutch for holiday parties.

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Stars in Your Eyes Eye Essentials 3-Piece Set, $28, is available today at Ulta.
“Based on the color palettes of the nail polish sets, I wanted to make the designs very playful and evoke a winter wonderland,” says Williams. “To me, that includes not only polar bears, but also foxes, reindeer, owls, and other woodland creatures.”

But it’s not just the box that’s loads of fun. The 12 lacquers inside are equally brilliant, featuring shades from confetti-flecked pink to moody purple.

Julep #Coveted Our Favorite Polish Minis 12-Piece Nail Set, $48, is available today at Ulta.
Six jewel-toned polishes with holographic finishes fit for an ice princess.

Julep Royal Suite Mini Holographics 6-Piece Nail Set, $24.00, is available today at Ulta.
“Butterflies dominate the pattern for the lip collection,” Williams explains. “The whimsical, flirtatious nature of the creature seemed perfect for this idea of creating beautiful lips in bold colors and textures.” Indeed, we're flocking to every shade.

Julep Kisses From Wonderland Matte Lip Mousse Trio, $30, is available today at Ulta.
We think the packaging is next-level gorgeous, but Williams says there was a debate about the lip designs, “since butterflies are essentially quite summer-y. We pulled them over to winter with the addition of deeper branches and ribbons.”

Julep Lip Kaleidoscope, $44, will be available on QVC in December.
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