Christmas Beauty Gift Guide!
It's time to start thinking about buying your Christmas gifts if you don't want to be panicking at the last minute. So many beauty brands bring out the most gorgeous gift sets for Christmas, full of iconic products and colours. So, to give you a helping hand, we have rounded up some of our favourite beauty gifts:
Bobbi Brown's eyeshadows are one of our favourite, so it made sense that we choose an eyeshadow palette from their Christmas range. This Cool Dusk Eye Palette has rich grey, cream and brown shades. It includes light, medium and dark matt shades for the classic Bobbi eye and a shimmer and sparkle shade for party-ready glimmer. It costs £37.50/$50.
For fragrance, we have chosen this gorgeous scent from Clinique - Aromatics in White. This perfume is beautiful, a powdery scent of serene woods, transparent petals and warm amber notes. The set includes a 50ml perfume spray, a 75ml body wash and a 75ml body lotion. It cost £56/$59.
The Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipsticks are one of the most luxurious lipsticks ever, so the perfect gift for lipstick lovers. The set includes 4 travel size shades in Envious, Insatiable Ivory, Dominant and Insolent Plum. It costs £32/$40.
The Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Crème Brûlée Duet is a fool proof gift for beauty junkies. Beauty junkies love to indulge in bath and body products so if you are unsure as to what to buy a beauty lover in terms of makeup or skincare (which can be tricky if you don't know exactly what they are into!) then this is the one to buy. Most people won't self indulge and purchase this so it makes a great present. The set includes Crème Brulee Souffle Body Crème (200ml), Crème Brulee Honey Bath (200ml), Wooden Honey Dipper and costs £35/$50.
It wouldn't be Christmas without a Charlotte Tilbury gift set. And there are many to choose from. This is the Eyes To Mesmerise Kit in Bette which includes the Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Bette, The Classic Sophia eyeliner and the Full Fat Lashes mascara. These sets are available in her other mesmerising eyeshadow shades. They cost £57/$80.
Benefit always make fun loving gift sets with great packaging like this Blushin' Babe one. Famous for it's bronzers and blushers, this makes a perfect Christmas gift. It includes dandelion 4.0g (regular full-size 7.0g), hoola 5.0g (regular full-size 8.0g), sugarbomb 6.0g (regular full-size 12.0g), rockateur 5.0g (full size!), CORALista 5.0g (regular full-size 8.0g), watt’s up! 1.5g (regular full-size 9.4g), they’re real! mascara in beyond black fun-size mini, they’re real! eyeliner in beyond black fun-size mini. It costs £29.50/$36.
Bobbi Brown is one of the best brands when it comes to makeup brushes. Not many people will buy this many makeup brushes in one go and so it potentially takes a while to gather a good set of brushes. Which is why this makeup brush set is a perfect present. It gives you a basic set of brushes and includes: Foundation Brush, Concealer Brush, Face Blender Brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Eye Liner Brush, Eye Brow Brush with Brow. It costs £145/$200.
This Golden Treasures gift set from Clarins is perfect for so many reasons. Firstly, the Clarins Blue Orchid facial oil is one of the best facials oils ever. It is truly a magnificent product. Secondly, this is the time of the year when you should be adding an oil to your skincare regime. The set includes Tonic Body Treatment Oil 100ml, Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil 30ml and Lip Comfort Oil 7ml 01 honey (all full size), presented in a beautiful travel case. It costs £73.60/$120.
François Nars and photographer Sarah Moon have come together to design this limited-edition collection containing six Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows and three Dual-Intensity Blushes. Limited edition shades. This is the perfect makeup set and looks so substantial, with fabulous packaging, great value for money at £45/$56.
Beauty tools are always a great present. These are items that we leave sitting on our wish list and never actually buy for ourselves. Cleaners, serums, moisturisers, exfoliators, masks etc are essentials and must be bought. These are luxury items that are very well received as presents. We are loving the Darphin Facial Sonic Cleanser because as well as a cleansing attachment, it also has a massage attachment. So as well as getting a deep cleanse, you are boosting the circulation in your skin. It costs £125/$149.
Help a loved one to unwind and de-stress with this beautiful Essential Bath & Shower Oil set from Aromatherapy Associates. Pure luxury in a bottle (and the bath!). The set contains three of the brand’s most popular blends, De-Stress oil to focus the thoughts and balance emotions, Revive oil to invigorate and energise body and mind, and Relax oil to help promote a deep and rejuvenating night’s sleep. It costs £29/$49.
An exclusive limited edition collection for the gift season. The Overnight Edition features two multi award-winners from Sarah Chapman: Overnight Facial and Overnight Hand and Nail Treatment in full size. This luxurious duo comes with a stylish Signature Pouch. With a value over £82, it's a bargain at £49/$60.
One of our favourites is this really pretty gift set from Laura Mercier. A complete look in one convenient compact, this double decker palette features the ultimate classic colour essentials for on the go glamour. It includes 4 Eye Colours in Vanilla Nuts (matte), Coffee Ground (matte), Steal Pink (luster), Boudoir (luster), 2 Second Skin Cheek Colours in Bellini, Poesie and 1 Deluxe Mini Lip Glacé in Bellini. It costs £35/$56.
Christmas wouldn't be complete without a hair tool and it doesn't come better than this gorgeous Platinum Copper Luxe Premium Gift Set from GHD. I mean, just look how beautiful it is! The set contains Platinum® Copper Luxe Styler , Heat-resistant bag and two Limited Edition Nails inc Nail Polishes designed specifically for this collection in light shimmering gold and deep smoky copper. It costs £175/$224.99.
And last, but by no means least, for serious candle lovers, is the Large Scented Candle Baies Holiday Collection 2016 from Diptyque. This is no mean feast! Housed in a limited edition glossy black pot with a myriad of embossed stars, 10 of which are hand-painted in gold. The scent is an enticing combination of red fruits and rose to create an exquisite fragrance that is both fruity and floral. This luxurious handmade scented candle creates an elegant ambiance in any home. The reason it's for serious candle lovers? It costs £210/$350!