Beauty products are always my favourite things to gift the women in my life. No matter who, I can find something they will be excited about, may not have bought themselves but will love and use a lot. This beauty gifts guide is full of stocking stuffers, beautiful skincare and cosmetic limited editions.
MUST GIVE BEAUTY GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS
I hope you are all part way through your Christmas gift shopping for the year! Regardless, I have found a whole post worth of exciting beauty gifts for the women in your life.
La Mer – Lip & Cheek Glow – Well, I couldn’t feature some of my favourite beauty gifts without including La Mer? You all know full well that I love this luxury brand and got very excited about this lip and cheek stick. It even smells pepperminty! Perfect for a girl on the go, this one nails that low fuss glow we all want.
Nars – I was so excited to open this incredible Mecca Christmas edition gift box (you may have caught this on my Instagram stories)! Nars are undoubtedly one of my favourite cosmetics brands, I use them daily. A luxury brand, Nars have some amazing limited edition collections each year. Actually, in the recent mid-year Mecca sale I only just ordered some of the 2017 releases! The collection includes
Little Fetishes Mona/Rita Lip Set – A limited edition mini duo of iconic audacious lipsticks in best-selling shades Mona and Rita.
Spiked Audacious Lipstick – Designed with a studded silhouette inspired by the rebellious fashion of the 70s, these limited edition Audacious lipsticks deliver ultimate style in NARS’ signature luxurious satin texture. I got them in Sheena and Siouxsie and am loving them both!
Defiant Lip Gloss Set – high-pigment lip gloss inspired by the iconic street-tough fashion of the 1970s. My favourite is the nude for every day but I am finding myself reaching for the shimmering copper, and Bordeaux too.
Powermatte Lip Luster – High impact colour with these limited edition matte Pigments in lightweight, brushed-metal hues. These are the perfect party lip colours!
Too Faced – Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette – I bought this at Mecca Maxima a few weeks ago and have not stopped using it since. It is my latest obsession! The highly pigmented shades are super blendable and create a high impact that I am loving. Experimenting with these is something any beauty lover would enjoy over the holidays! Plus they smell like peaches. It’s heaven!
Too Faced – Peach My Cheeks Melting Powder Blush – This one came home with me at the same time because I had been looking for a new blush that felt right for spring and summer. I am also obsessed with this little compact! A peach perfect pop of colour, these are creamy and buildable peach hued blushes, infused with the dreamy scent of peaches & cream. I love it and this would be the cutest present.
Bourjois – Little Round Blush Pots – These have to be some of the best blushes on the market! Affordable at under $20 each, they are flattering shades, last forever and have been baked in the same way that Chanel blushes are made. I can not recommend enough! They would make very cute stocking fillers.
Bobbi Brown – Life of the Party Mini Lip Eye Set – a purse-sized palette featuring four neutral eyeshadow shades in velvety matte and high-shine metallic finishes, as well as a universally flattering mini Lip Colour. This lip colour (which you can see me applying here) is so pretty for every day. It is a great set for travelers or to keep in your bag for touch-ups.
Bobbi Brown – Lined & defined Mini Long-wear Gel Eyeliner Duo – 12 hours of waterproof, sweat- and humidity-resistant colour in a bronze shimmer and a classic black. I’ve been using these for a couple of weeks and I love them!
Shu Uemera – Completely new to me, I have to say I squealed when I opened this package. Legendary among beauty artists, I wanted to try Shu Uemera for such a long time. So far every one of these has lived up to the hype! I’ve been loving trying them out and I know they would make any makeup lover squeal just like I did on Christmas day!
Anti/Oxi+ Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil In Water – The first thing I tried, this multifunctional gentle Cleansing oil in water helps to remove stubborn makeup and clears away any skin-drying pollutants. I absolutely love it! This takes to create a perfect base.
Stage Performer All-In-1-Minute Instant Makeup Prep Mask – This pack of sheet masks takes only one minute to prep your skin, minimising pores and controls shine. I’ve been using these before events, I love how quickly they work!
Lightbulb Fluid Foundation – This one creates a flawless base while being breathable for a long-lasting glow. Formulated with precious oils, unique pearls and Japanese rice extract, this is definitely a different foundation and I absolutely love it!
Petal 55 Brush Black OS – Designed to be used with Shu Uemura’s Petal Skin Fluid Foundation, the Petal Oval Brush is designed with ultra-dense synthetic hairs which disperses the foundation free of streaks. I’ve been using them together and they make a pretty good set!
The Lightbulb Cushion Foundation – Creates the perfect natural glow seamlessly with a breathable weightless sensation. The Japanese peony extract keeps the skin plump with moisture. For the last few weeks I’ve been alternating the Fluid Foundation for the Cushion and I love them both! Cushion Foundations are super bag friendly too, so I just chuck mine in my bag in case I need to get ready on the go.
Waterpaint Eyeliner – Thus far the brown liner has been one I’ve used for every day. Purple, aqua blue and ink blue are more alternative for me but a lot of fun to experiment with. The brush tip is super thin and easy to create a perfect line with.
Lanolips – Kiss Me Cracker – Two bestsellers in one cute Christmas cracker! Featuring the peach and strawberry 101 Ointment Multi-Balms, these already have my friends name on them. I think the cult favourite is a fun under $25.00 present.
Eye of Horus – Universal Brow Lash Serum and Velvet Lips. A vegan brand that I use all the time, Eye of Horus are the perfect stocking stuffers for friends who are into vegan, cruelty-free products. These are both new releases, the Velvet Lips come in a cool tear shaped click caddy with a velvet matte formula. The Brow Lash Serum is waterproof, angled perfectly for shaping your brows.
Youth To The People – Superberry Hydrate Glow Oil is an ultra-enriched formula which absorbs quickly and intensely hydrating. One for your friends who are into vegan products, its perfect for after cleansing, facial oils make beautiful gifts.
Charlotte Tilbury – One of my favourite luxury cosmetic brands, I have loved every product I have tried. They are amazing!
The little shimmery eyeshadow pot Eyes To Mesmerise in Bette is a golden-bronze that is perfect to wear at Christmas parties!
Of course, I also love the Filmstar Bronze & Glow duo, it’s the most beautiful packaging and makes such a great gift!
The last product from Charlotte Tilbury is the Collagen Lip Bath gloss, a perfect stocking stuffer, it plumps and hydrates the lips in a universally flattering shade.
Chanel – Rouge Allure Velvet No.5 Lipstick – I just visited our Chanel Beauty Boutique to try out some of the beautiful Christmas releases with makeup artist Zara. More on that soon! And I couldn’t leave without this one. The most stunning deep red, it comes in the red metal casing which can be engraved. How perfect is that for a personalised gift?
Beauty Blender – This gift set features the Original Beauty Blender and cleansing soaps so you can make sure they are clean and long-lasting. I’d tried other sponges over the last couple of years, but only recently switched to the original. The difference is so surprising! I am obsessed and absolutely love these blenders, they create such a flawless coverage! The candy box style Christmas set packaging is so exciting too!
Jo Malone London – Every year I gift the Christmas releases to my Mum and friends, they love them. A luxurious gift, the Christmas Craker is a romantic trio with the Red Roses Cologne, enchanting English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash, and zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème. The Christmas Bauble Ornament has the Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne and mellow English Pear & Freesia Body Crème.
SKIN AND BODY
Kiehl’s – I was so excited when this package of the limited editions arrived on my doorstep from Kiehl’s! My Mum always tells me about Kiehl’s, she loves a lot of their products, so I was keen to try. The Christmas packaging is so cute!! Any of these would be incredible to get as a gift. Stocking stuffers like soaps and lip balms or Body Creams, make such good practical gifts. These are some of the iconic Kiehl’s products in the fun holiday packaging.
Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter – Soy milk and honey, this one is super creamy and hydrating. A whipped body butter with Shea Butter and Jojoba Butter absorbs quickly to nurture and moisturise skin.
Calendula Herbal Extract Toner – This facial toner for oily skin and normal skin has been beloved by Kiehl’s customers since the 1960s. A cult-classic formula, hand-picked Calendula flower petals work with other ingredients like Great Burdock Root Extract to create a gentle cleansing and soothing toner for skin.
The Ultra Facial Cream – For dry skin, a 24-hour hydrating daily moisturiser, while drawing and absorbing moisture from the air.
Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment – I couldn’t stop myself from using this little lip balm right away, it is so cute! Made with Coconut Oil, instantly melts onto lips, providing a cushion of soothing moisture. With antioxidants, including Lemon Butter, combined with broad spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen, our lip treatment provides year-round protection for lips.
Holiday 2018 Limited Edition Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub Soap – Lavender, Grapefruit I can not wait to use these or gift them as little stocking stuffers!
Midnight Recovery Concentrate – perfect to gift anyone who really looks after their skin. I have no doubt they will be the perfect luxurious skincare gifts. This concentrate is one to pop on overnight and wake up with beautiful skin. Formulated with a blend of essential oils and distilled botanicals including Lavender Essential Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Squalane.
The Clinic By Scott & Sullivan – Cleansing Pads and Moisturiser, from this Australian brand. The Moisturiser is packed full of properties that work for a range of skin types and concerns – Sea Buckthorn reduces redness and is especially good for sensitive skin or those with rosacea; Plant Stem Cells strengthen collagen fibres, ideal for ageing skin; Peptides tighten, firm and improve overall skin tone; and Aloe Vera soothes inflamed or irritated skin. I’ve off and on used this container for a year, it’s so good for daily use. The Cleansing Pads are my favourites! Enriched with Micellar Water and anti-inflammatory Chamomile Extract, the long lasting packaging holds 60 single-use pads, that I find super effective and easy.
Salt by Hendrix – Not only is this natural Australian brand the cutest – that packaging is just so cool– I love these products.
The Lip Buff is something I do every couple of days, its good for combating flaking lips and nourishing.
The Crystal Waters Hyaluronic Mask has a base of the ultimate hydrating ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, to retain and restore moisture to skin. As well as powerful botanical extracts, this vegan face mask infuses skin with hydration while improving skin texture and overall radiance.
Body Glow – a gorgeous golden bronze body oil is intensely hydrating while coating skin in a stunning natural lust-worthy radiance. I’ve used this one when I’m going to events for a little extra glow and shimmer. It’s a beautiful gift for summer too!
Luxe Oil – Luxurious and full of organic goodness, this oil leaves the skin feeling soft and nourished. Blended with organic natural oils and packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins E + A this is a pretty bottle that does the job!
These Sea Salt Bath Crystals set features five vials of bath crystals in the most relaxing scents. Now I want a bathtub!
Botanical Facial Serum – I’ve been using this natural serum off and on for about six months. With a unique water like texture, the Botanical Facial Serum is suitable for all skin types looking to fight visible signs of ageing. Crafted with Kakadu Plum – a superfood rich in Vitamin C – and other native Australian Superfoods rich in antioxidants to help combat free radical damage and prevent premature ageing.
Essano – A New Zealand brand, Essano use recycled packaging, no nasty chemicals and use the most sustainable practices that they can. They are most known for their Rosehip Oil Skincare products, so I’m gifting the Beach Ready Giftset and Mini-Me Essentials Giftsets. The Beach Essentials set includes Coconut Oil Lightly Moisturising Body Lotion, Pure Defence SPF15 Moisturiser and Argan Oil Hair Recovery Serum. The Mini-Me set is best for traveling or to take to the gym, coming in a travel bag, it comes with the Argan Oil Nourishing Shampoo, Argan Oil Nourishing Conditioner, Nourishing Hand Crème, Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water and Regenerating Facial Moisturiser.
Jojoba – Age Defying Duo Set. I once had a sample of the Jojoba Oil that I was about to give away when Mario snatched it out of the gift bag and used every last drop. He mixed it with beard oil and put it in his beard every day! It delivers moisture to skin (or hair!) and works to reduce fine lines. I might gift this one to Mario!
Antipodes – Another New Zealand based natural skincare company that I’ve used for years now are Antipodes, particularly using their facial oils and hand creams. These stocking stuffers are miniatures that make a beautiful gift for hydrating the skin. The sets come with the Avocado Oil & Rosehip Face Oil and Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream or Worship Skin Defence Antioxidant Serum and Immortal SPF15 Face & Body Moisturiser.
De Lorenzo – Prescriptive Solutions is a colour safe and tailor-made range for any hair type. 100% free of sulfates, parabens and petrochemicals, it contains Australian Wattle Seed and Lemon Apsen. Packed with innovations including Liquid Crystal Technology, Ceramide Defense Complex and Phyto-Strengthening Complex, there is a prescription for any hair concern. This gift set is good for oily to fine hair with a rich leave-in moisturising treatment.
If you have any questions on any of these, please let me know! If you missed it, my Christmas Gift Guide is here now and the Perth local gift guides will be out this week, so stay tuned for more!
Don’t forget, with a lot of these to check the cut-off dates for delivery. The cut-off dates are getting closer and closer and limited edition holiday releases sell out quickly!