The Lipstick Lovers
For a bit of old school glamour look no further than Lipstick Queen’s Velvet Rope Lipsticks. A sumptuous glide on velvet formula, rich in pigment, and cased in the most opulent packaging, reminiscent of lipstick casings from the 40’s and 50’s. At $50 they are top at the top end of the budget, but a gift that will knock the socks off of any beauty lover.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick Collectors Edition Holiday kiss collection in Purr-fect is a beautiful pink nude that comes in a super cool leopard print packaging. The perfect conversation starter, and one we gave a lot of love to recently over on our Podcast Full Coverage. This comes in at $30.
If you’re looking for gift with a mix of lip shades, or perhaps a gift you can break down into smaller gifts then Dior’s Rouge Dior Mini Lipstick Set which comes in at $50 but for 5 mini lipsticks. A selection of Reds, berry and nude, think of this as the ultimate lip wardrobe.
For the perfect holiday red, this year it has to be Givenchy’s Chinese New Year Le Rouge Lipstick ($40), encased in a red sheath with gold accents, this is a classic shade, a semi matte red, lightweight in texture. This is limited edition so grab it while you can.
The Skincare Junkies
You guys know I’m obsessed with the scent of Rose, and Ren’s Rose To The World Moroccan Rose Duo is the ultimate body treat. For $48 you get two full size products, including The Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and Body Lotion. This is great for all ages too, as it’s quite a neutral gift that works just as well for your sister as it does say your grandma.
For the green goddesses amongst us, the Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration is a beautiful gift. For $39 ($50 value) you get a coco rose body polish, the rose hibiscus hydrating face mist and a coco rose lip conditioner. All of which are made from ingredients of natural and organic origin.
Kiehls Disney x Kiehls Healthy Hydration Set is $35, but you get $66 value in product. Kiehls is the perfect unisex brand, and I must say since I introduced Dave to it, he’s become very loyal. The set comes with creme de corps, ultra facial cleanser, ultimate strength hand cream, ultra facial overnight hydration masque and a rare earth deep pore cleansing masque.
If you haven’t yet tried Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Masque you seriously need to. This stuff smells like heaven, and is the ultimate pamper treat. The pretty millennial pink jar is right on trend and will also look lovely on your bathroom shelf. But the smell, you’ll want to eat it. This is $45, but if you use this once a week the cost per use of this works out much cheaper than going to a salon!
For those friends who take their skincare regime seriously, the double ended Jade Facial Roller by Herbivore ($25) is the must have beauty tool. Use to depuff and massage, and it’s also a great way to work serums into the skin.
All About The Eyes
ColourPop Polite Super Shock Shadow Collection is an amazing bargain at $30 for 6 insanely beautiful shadows. Rich in pigment, buttery soft, with a blendability to rival any luxury brand shadows. Shades of golds, reds, taupes and rusts. Perfect for festive party looks, and eye looks to see you through the winter season.
There’s no point having nice makeup, if you don’t have quality tools, and Zoeva’s Classic Eye Brush Set ($45.50) comprises of 6 quality brushes, to help you achieve numerous eye looks. With classic black handles and silver barrels, these brushes have a timeless feel, beautiful quality that lasts the test of time. I have many Zoeva brushes in my own professional kit.
Urban Decay’s Ultimate Basics Palettes is a timeless classic, and one of their best sellers for good reason, they tick every box. It gives the freedom to create numerous looks, made of suit all shades. This palette offers value for money without skimping on quality. Butter soft shadows, that blend beautifully in variety of warm and cool shades. The foundations of any good eye makeup look.
For the perfect on the go eye look, when time is minimal and your only tool available is your hands, Milk Makeups Shadow Quads ($36) are a life saver. The bouncy texture blends like a cream but builds like a powder so no creasing, easy to blend and you have to time to play before anything sets. Fool proof eye looks for those with little time.
The Sampler Sets
Ouai is a brand you’ll have heard me bang on about for some time now, and their On My Ouai Kit is a snip at $25 for four mini products (full value $51) including the Dry Shampoo, Treatment Masque, Smooth Spray and the Texturising Spray.
Burberry’s Festive Beauty Box is a lovely little collection, think of it as a look in a box. For $40 you get mini’s of the following: Cat Lashes Mascara, Fresh Glow Luminous Base Nude Radiance, Lip Velvet Lipstick In Oxblood (one of my personal faves) and an eye colour Glow in Gold Pearl. I love that this comes in a very chic presentation box too.
I’ll forever be an advocate of glowing luminous skin, so Sephora Favourites Glow For It Set is definitely top of my xmas wish list! This is incredible value, at just $40, you get $106 worth of product. This is the ultimate sampler kit, (something Sephora do so well) and a great way to try hero versions of some of the best glow giving products on the market in mini form. The set includes Minis of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Moonstone, Benefit Highbeam, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze, Cover Fx Custom Drops Moonlight, Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Colour Illuminaughty, Milk Makeup Highlighter Lit and Tarte 12 hour Highlighter in Exposed.
For the skincare lovers, Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Sampler Kit ($25, with a value of $44) is a great way to build a skincare wardrobe, perfect to address your skins needs as and when and tailor your routine to the change in seasons, or perhaps post party salvation?
The When In Doubt Gifts
You can never go wrong with a makeup bag, and this one from Bag All ($28) is black and white monochrome perfection! Chic, understated and elegant. The perfect place to store their on the go essentials, even if they don’t use it for makeup its a great place to store other little essentials. I also love this really fun one from Sephora Collection, with confetti in the clear lining.
If in doubt a gift voucher leaves the joy of choosing to the the recipient. Lets face it, who doesn’t love shopping the beauty halls come the January sales. Aid there joy with some spending money for their favourite beauty destination. Some of my favourites would be Vilolet Grey, Sephora, Cult beauty and Space Nk.
If you’re worried about finding the write colours to match someones complexion, then nail polish is always a safe bet. Deborah Lippmann’s Crystal Prism Nail polish Set is now $35 for a whopping $108 value! An eight piece nail set comprising of nudes through to bold colours, perfect all year round.
Anything from Chanel is always a win in my book, and Chanel’s compact mirror ($42) is slim, sophisticated and something that makes you feel special every time you use it. It’s a timeless elegant piece that anyone would love to unbox come Christmas Day. If you’re still looking for more gift giving inspo, then don’t forget to check out my shop with gifts for her and gifts for him too.