Christmas Beauty Gift Guide!
Bobbi Brown always brings out fabulous eyeshadow palettes for Christmas. They are never over fussy and always only include usable colours. Famous for creating a smokey eye, Bobbi Brown knows how to create a palette to achieve the most perfect smokey eye. The only problem with this Satin & Caviar Shadow & Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Palette is when you first see it you can't think of anyone else but yourself to buy it for. So, be sure to put it on your own Christmas list as well as buying it for someone special. It includes cool grey shadows in matt (French Grey and Fog) and a metallic Pink Moon to add a festive sparkle on top. And of course it includes Bobbi Brown's cult gel eyeliner in Caviar Ink. It costs £39.50.
NARS - The Kiss Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Kit Man Ray Holiday Edition - Nars lips products are known for their excellent quality and anyone who is into their lipstick will (or should) know that. So, for lipstick lovers this makes a fabulous present. Four award-winning Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in a super funky gold makeup bag with embossed lips. The shades are Limited Edition Wild Ways (mahogany), Limited Edition Spell Bound (shimmering pink beige), Endangered Red (bordeaux) & Toundra (rust). It costs £48.
When it comes to powders Hourglass is hard to beat. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - Volume 3 (£69) contains 6 Hourglass powders so you don't have to choose, three best sellers and three new exclusive shades. Give someone the gift of a flawless complexion with these beautiful finely milled powders. The soft-focus technology helps to minimise the look of wrinkles and imperfections, neutralise discolouration, and emulate the appearance of young, healthy skin. The shades (2 blush, 2 finishing powders, one bronze and one highlight) are:
Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion
Diffused Light: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity
Luminous Bronze Light: A medium tan shade fused with Luminous Light for a softer, candlelit warmth
Surreal Halo (NEW): A deep berry blush fused with Surreal Light for a vibrant flush of color
Pure Effect (NEW): A bright petal pink fused with a glimmering rose for a youthful glow
Hypnotic Strobe Light (NEW): a champagne powder infused with multidimensional pearl for a sublime highlight
Oribe Dry Styling Set is the perfect gift for those who like to extend the time between washes. Oribe's Dry Texturising Spray is a very popular cult favourite for adding texture and volume and is well loved within the hair beauty world. The dry shampoo will absorb oil and product build up, giving you one extra day before needing to wash it again. This beautifully presented gift set costs £59.
Estee Lauder Revitalize + Glow for Firmer, Youthful-Looking Skin - this deluxe 4-piece collection worth over £113, costs £68. Get visibly youthful skin with increased firmness and reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This limited edition collection box includes:
Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme , 50ml (full-size)
Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Balm, 5ml
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, 15ml
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, 30ml
As a lover of Charlotte Tilbury, I always have her in mind when it comes to Christmas presents. She brings out some beautiful gift sets. The only problem I find is choosing one. This year, however, I'm favouring Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Icons (£55), which features many best selling makeup and skincare hits, and Charlottes own favourites. So it's a win win! The kit includes:
Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk is the cult super model lip liner that will reshape, resize & redefine your lips in a gorgeous barely-there nude pink shade!
Mini Full Fat Lashes Mascara (0.1 fl.oz) is the 5-in-1 mascara for the best eyelashes of your life, in a luxurious glossy black formula!
Mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Penelope Pink (1g) is the ideal hydrating lipstick shade for everyday wear or layering with your favourite lip gloss for amped up glamour.
Mini Charlotte's Magic Cream Moisturiser (15ml) is the coveted secret formula adored backstage by models & celebrities, with ingredients to lift your complexion & intensely moisturise your skin!
Mini Wonderglow Face Primer (15ml) is the glow-giving instant pick-me-up for effortlessly dewy skin in a beauty flash!
Clarins Christmas gifts this year come in a gorgeous glittery bronze and gold makeup bag, very festive. The Hand & Nail Treatment Double Edition is a perfect gift. Not often do I feel you are getting value for money when it comes to two of the same product. However, particularly at this time of the year, hand cream is a god send and I for one have many tubes around the house and in handbags. This hand cream is beautiful so whoever you give it to will want more than one, one for her handbag and one for her bedside table. She will not want to be too far away from it. It costs £35.
Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief, 1.7 oz. / 50ml
Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask, 1.0 fl. oz. / 30ml
Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, 0.5 oz. / 15ml
Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Woppin’ Watermelon, 0.04 oz. / 1.2g
MAC Snowball Lip Bag is a very festive gift! A three tiered approach to the party season, this lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss in fiery red will have you ready for all holiday parties and beyond. It's presented in a rose gold foil clutch. It contains:
Mini Lipglass in Joy To Enjoy
Mini Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Kiss Me Quick
Mini Lipstick in Hooray For Holiday
Mac have brought out a range of Snowball gift sets for Christmas, so be sure to check them all out. This one costs £32.
I love getting bodycare beauty presents. I always find they are a great gift if you know someone that is a beauty junkie but you don't know specifically what they are into. Body cream will never go amiss! And Jo Malone body cream will be most welcome. A most luxurious present for someone close to you. The set contains three luxurious Body Crèmes – Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Peony Blush & Suede and Blackberry & Bay – colourfully dressed for Christmas. It costs £60.
LIBERTY LONDON- Make Me Up Before You Go Christmas Makeup Bag 2017, £55
Liberty's Christmas kits return for another year with a fresh line-up of beauty favourites. Get yours while you can! This time introducing the first ever Liberty London Christmas makeup bag, containing; Byredo Bal D'Afrique 12ml, Bigelow Pearl Mentha Lip Tint 14g, NARS Sheer Lip in Dolce Vita, Bobbi Brown Glow Stick in Beach Babe, Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara in Jet Black, Chantecaille Mermaid Eye Colour in Triton.
If you've not tried Davines hair care products before, then let me tell you they are lush! So, for the haircare-lover in your life, this is a present to be desired. Achieve shine, silkiness and softness with natural active ingredients including Roucou oil. Davines OI Beautifying Set includes OI Shampoo, OI Conditioner and OI All In One Milk, all housed inside a specially designed presentation box. It costs £56.
Dior Colour Design Eye Palette has been designed with inspiration from the runway shows. It includes glowy and iridescent colours with matte and confident shades, to recreate a natural nude or a sophisticated glamour version of the catwalk look. This holiday palette has the most beautiful wearable colours and as always, Dior eyeshadows are second to none when it comes to formula. It costs £45.
Molton Brown Women's Weekend Stowaway is the ideal gift for your jet setter friends and family. A beautiful pink travel bag with body wash (100ml), body lotion (100ml) and hand cream (40ml) in the best selling fragrance Pink Pepperpod. It costs £33.
Diptyque's limited edition Dragon scented Christmas candle is infused with a fiery fragrance, and housed in a painted and foiled ceramic vessel. With notes of smoky wood, sharp blood orange from Italy and spiced cloves, this candle burning over the festive period will have you feeling all warm and cosy. It costs £48.
A top of the range hair styling product always makes for a good present and the Cloud Nine - The Airshot Hairdryer is right up there with them. This sleek 2000W hairdryer boasts tourmaline and vitamin infused ceramic heating elements to care for your hair, reduce frizz and flyaways, leaving silkiness and shine. It costs £100.