2017 was a great year for beauty. We saw some amazing products launch in the market and quickly make its way into our beauty staples. Which is why we had quite a tough time choosing our holiday recommendations, but we soldiered through it and came up with our top picks.
So, if you’re reading this in your last attempt to finding a gift for the beauty fanatic in your life, then you're on the right track. Read on to see our 6 fool-proof, guaranteed-to-get-an-“OMG!”-reaction-on-Christmas-day, beauty gift sets.
Hourglass Confession Lip Archive Collection
Here’s a confession: this massive beauty collection has mind-blowing pigmentation. The Confession Lipstick line by Hourglass promises one-swipe application, perfect for days (or nights) you’re running late and can’t be fussed to take your time with the applicator. This collection comes with 30 beautiful shades ranging from neutral Peach-colours to poppy Pinks, a perfect gift for the Summer season. You can purchase them here.
Tom Ford Private Blend Amber Absolute Candle
If you’re a fan of the Tom Ford Private Blend fragrance line, then this artfully-crafted scented candle will definitely be up your alley. It has notes of vanilla and African incense designed to induce a classic scent to your home. You can get them on their website.
BOBBI BROWN Limited Edition Luxe Classics Mini Lip Set
This travel-friendly luxe lip set was created by the Bobbi Brown team, inspired by the original ten lipsticks that were first launched by the brand in the 90’s. It comes in a sleek Maroon leather packaging, with the lipsticks in classic gold tubes. We are super obsessed with its creamy and luscious finish, and the variety of colours in the set. This would be an awesome gift for your lipstick-loving partner, as the formula is made to be mixed and matched to achieve your desired shade. Get them fast here.
LA MER CRÈME DE LA MER AND THE LIP BALM
If you're looking for a note-worthy gift this Christmas, make a beeline for La Mer's Holiday collection. The cult-favourite Créme De La Mer and their The Lip Balm comes in a limited edition celestial cosmos-inspired design. We have been loving this combo in keeping our skin and lips ultra-soft. You can purchase them here.
M·A·C Snow Ball Mini Lipstick Kit
M.A.C, one again, came through this year with to-die-for packaging and 12 beautiful matte shades of lipsticks in their Holiday collection. The kit comes in a Rose gold clutch-type box, with each tube of lipstick rocking the festive colours of the season.
This year M.A.C. opted to include their crowd-favourites in the set, with the likes of Please Me, Ruby Woo, and Velvet Teddy in the kit. Apart from this, three exclusive shades were added which are; Party Commencing (a pastel purple color), Little Darling (a warm Coral nude), and lastly Good Kisser (a bright Magenta with a strong pink undertone). We cannot get enough of this collection. It’s literally everything we want, and more. You can get them for your beauty-loving friend or even as a little treat for yourself here.
DIY SPA KIT FROM SANS [CEUTICALS]
Boy do we love all things Sans [ceuticals]. The packaging is every minimal aficionado’s dream come true. But also, the products are extremely light and hydrating. Lucy Vincent (the founder) and her team, use only the most pure and sustainable ingredients, with no harmful additives, in small batches to produce 100% naturally derived products. It's a wonderful gift for anyone with extremely sensitive skin. Or anyone, really.
The DIY Spa Kit is next level! Bio Active Body Exfoliant and Activator 7 contains potent ingrideitns that are rich in vitamin A, C and Manuka Honey. Perfect for rejuvenating the body after a long, hot day. Available here.
The beauty industry is truly a gift that keeps on giving. We hope you enjoy the goodies in this list as much as we do!