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Our Big Beauty Gift Guide For 2018 Is Here

Gift GuideSauce.gift edit
Our Big Beauty Gift Guide For 2018 Is Here
 

LET'S TALK ABOUT GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING… GOOD SKINCARE AND SAUCY LIPSTICKS, AMIright?


Welcome to Sauce’s ultimate beauty gift guide. Whether you’re an indulgent gift giver, or prefer to bless your friends with parcels a little more on the practical side, we have curated our top favourite picks for this years gift giving holiday season.

See below for some stunning images and quick facts on what we recommend you put in your cart xx

Photographed by Wono Kim, Directed by Zeenat Wilkinson

JO MALONE LONDON | cologne & christmas cracker

Jo Malone London White & Snowdrop Cologne. Available here, for $236

Describing this beautiful cologne is a real pleasure. Let’s talk snowdrop petals, green forest moss and warm rays of sunlight combined with a refreshing sense of ease and a hint of cardamom. Sound like the perfect scented gift?

It wouldn’t be a Jo Malone London review without mention of the packaging however and this one’s no different! The box which snugly holds the 100ml bottle is stunningly iridescent, and reminiscent of charming christmas tree baubles- making it a field day to unbox.

Jo Malone London Christmas Cracker, Available here, for $93

Next on the Jo Malone London ‘I need’ list is the most perfect holiday season (not to mention smartly) 3-in-1 packaged kit. Shaped just like a christmas cracker (minus the mini plastic toys and little slips of paper that share terrible dad jokes), pop it open to reveal 3 sparkly scented products: Romantic Red Roses Cologne, an English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash, and lastly a zesty Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Crème.
What’s in my cracker?
-Red Roses Cologne, 9ml
-English Oak & Redcurrant Body & Hand Wash, 15ml
- Lime Basil Mandarin Body Crème, 15ml

PS : There is a super cute JML snow globe being given out to any customers who spend more than $100 in-store on the All That Sparkles Christmas collection, while stock lasts! So get in quick.

BOBBI BROWN MINI LUXE LIPSTICK SET

Bobbi Brown Mini Luxe Lip Colour Collection, Available here, for $262

One of our favourite indulgent gifts this holiday season is definitely the Bobbi Brown Mini Luxe Lip Colour Collection. Suitable for your desired beauty look, any-size occasion purse or just if you want a pop on some colour on during your evening, each shade is uniquely ritzy, full coverage and versatile. And how satisfactory is the suede feel packaging?!

 

What’s in my kit?
10 mini luxe lip colours in shades of red!

TOM FORD | lipstick

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Tom Ford Lipstick Range, Available here, for $88

With ingredients ranging from soja seed extract to chamomilla flower oil, Tom Ford’s extensive lip colour collection is one for the books (and the stocking!) Luxuriously creamy with shades from nudes to deep browns and raging reds, they suit every skin colour and are long-lasting with a polished finish. Did we mention the packaging??



AĒSOP | GIFT SET

Aesop’s Orbit of Intention, Available here, for AU $120

Add this to one’s next skincare routine and ta-da: an exfoliated, visibly hydrated and refreshed face you’ll be expecting. As one of the four Aesop Gift Kits, Orbit of Intenion contains three hard-working products which can easily be merged into your morning or evening face routines.

What’s in my kit?

Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, 60ml, Immediate Moisture Facial, 50 ml and the amazing Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste 75ml.

DRUNK ELEPHANT FROM MECCA | DAY KIT

 Drunk Elephant: Limited Edition Agent Ellie Kit. Available here, for $140

Adding a little fun into your daytime skincare routine is Drunk Elephant’s latest baby: the Agent Ellie kit. Not only does it come with a collection of serums, an oil and an eye cream, but 1) they’re all travel size and 2) during the course of day, your skin’s hydration, brightness and tone will improve to result in a gorgeous natural glow.

Oh, and the product makes sure to avoid the ‘Suspicious 6’ ingredients- such as drying alcohols, silicones, SLS: (you get the picture) which makes it an even more thoughtful gift.

What’s in my kit?

C-Firma Day Serum (30ml), B-Hydra Serum (8ml) Marula oil (8ml) and lastly: Shaba Complex Eye Cream (5ml)

 

CLINIQUE POP LIPSTICK SET

Clinique Plenty of Pop Lipstick Set. Available here, for $65

First of all, we need to let you know that these shades? They’re stunning. Second of all, what’s better than one luxuriously moisturising lipstick? Four! This set holds four saturated, built-in lip primers that’ll have you strutting around with bold puckers- right in time for the holiday season. Want either a velvety or creamy matte finish? There are two Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primers and two Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer to toss between! 

What’s in my kit?
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Papaya Pop, Love Pop, Graffiti Pop and Rose Pop shades.

 

KIEHL’S GIFT SET

Kiehl’s Gift Collection, Available here

Partnering with the Andrew Bannecker, Kiehl’s have released their holiday season products and we’re all here for it. 

What does Sauce recommend?

The Holiday Crème De Corps Whipped Cream Soy & Honey, Available here, for $62

A luscious creamy body butter with Shea and Jojoba Butter that hydrates and nurtures the skin in an instant.

Holiday Calendula Toner, Available here, 250ml for $59

A facial toner for combination skin that’s been a cult classic since the 1960’s.  

Holiday Butter-stick Lip Treatment, Rose: SPF25 Available here, for $38

A lip treatment focusing on hydration with a buttery, soft finish to go. Oh and did we mention it’s SPF25?

Ultra Facial Cream, Available here, 50ml for $54

We love a good facial cream: especially one that improves your skin’s texture and appearance as soon as you apply. Provides 24-hr coverage.


CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF SKINCARE SET

Clinique’s Take It All Off Giftset, Available here, for $89

Buying for someone practical? It doesn’t get more sensible, yet lush with Clinique’s Take It All Off Giftset. Unzip the purple bag to discover a lightweight makeup remover, a purifying charcoal clay mask + scrub, micellar cleansing towelettes and a Clinique Headband to keep those baby hairs at bay.  

Finish off you day by removing your makeup and excess dirt with the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, cleansing with the City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub and refreshing your skin with the Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes For Face & Eyes. Night routine done!

What’s in my kit?
-Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, 125ml
-City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub, 30ml
-Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes For Face & Eyes, 50 Count
-Clinique Headband

NARS LIMITED EDITION HIGHLIGHTER AND LIPSTICKS

 NARS High Voltage Highlighter Palette (Available here, for $67) and Little Fetishes Mona/Rita Lip Set (Available here, for $38)

70’s Punk fashion is the inspiration for this studded limited edition palette which holds three brand new highlighter shades. Why this palette ticks all the boxes is also due to the fact that it match darker skin tones- which is always tricky to find in a highlighters!

We also have the limited edition mini duo of the favourite selling shades Mona and Rita- suitable for that tiny purse and bold evening looks to dinner. 

 

CLINIQUE SKINCARE SET FOR MEN (WITH TRAVEL BAG)

Clinique Great Skin For Him Set, Available here, for $99

Fancy kick-starting (or updating) your man’s skincare routine? Here’s the perfect gift set without overwhelming him if he’s new to it all. Ranging from a charcoal face wash to a shaving gel, pick this up from Life Pharmacy and fill his stocking.

 

What’s in the kit?

Clinique For Men Charcoal Face Wash 200ml & Clinique For Men Face Scrub 30ml & Clinique For Men Aloe Shave Gel 41ml & Clinique For Men Moisturizing Lotion 100ml


ESTEE LAUDER MODERN MUSE SET

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Set, Available here, for $130

Inspired by confidence, creative style and sparkling florals, the Modern Muse Eau de Parfum Spray and it’s lightweight, sensual scented partner Body Lotion come in a lovely printed box- just right to add to that little mount of parcels for your friends. As an indulgent couple - both leave a woodsy scent that’s quite something.

TATCHA PURIFYING PORE TRIO

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Tatcha Purifying Pore Trio, Available here, for $183

Using natural Japanese ingredients that immediately purify and hydrate skin- whilst simultaneously tightening the appearance of pores is what Tatcha’s Purifying Pore Trio does best. The limited edition set features your favourites from the brand: The Deep Cleanse, The Water Cream and Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil.

What’s in my kit?

-The Deep Cleanse, 147ml
-The Water Cream, 50ml
-Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, 150ml

 

THIS WORKS SLEEP TIGHT GIFT SET

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This Works Sleep Tight gift set, Available here, for $28

Formulated with a whole lot of natural ingredients, here’s a stocking filler if we ever saw one. Featuring a sleep plus pillow spray, a deep sleep pillow spray and lastly, a mini stress check roll-on, whoever you’ll be getting this for will truly have the sweetest, relaxed dreams they’ve had in a while.

 

What’s in my kit?

Sleep plus pillow spray, deep sleep pillow spray and stress check roll-on in a cute miniature size.

LANCôME ROSE GOLD HIGHLIGHTER

Lancôme La Rose Gold Highlight Power Holiday Collection, Available here, for $120

Have you ever laid your eyes on something so beautiful?! Delicate at touch, but a pigmented beauty on the cheeks- this lovely lady is the dream highlight colour. Indulge in it’s wonderful pigmentation! Tinged with elements of Rose Gold perfection, we recommend this to anyone who enjoys a little bit of novelty with their beauty products.

 

EVE LOM RESCUE RITUAL SET

Eve Lom Rescue Ritual Set, Available here, for $165

Award-winning products you say? Eve Lom’s Rescue Ritual Set is a dream set for heaven’s sights. Featuring a cleanser, quick acting mask and a pretty little muslin cloth, each product ensures an improvement in one’s skin complexion, as quick as apply. Healthy, radiant glow? Check!

What’s in my kit?
Cleanser (100ml), 
Muslin Cloth
Rescue Mask (100ml)

   

MAC SHINY PRETTY THINGS NUDE LIPS SET AND GLOW GETTER GOLD

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Goody Bag, Nude Lips, Available here, for $98 and MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter Gold, Available here, for $98

First things first is the Goody Bag Nude Lips: it’s packaged with beautiful lip products- a lip pencil, lipstick and lip-gloss. Then we have the Glow Getter Gold set! It’s full of golden glimmer and shine with it’s mini strobe cream, mini Extra Dimension Skinfinish and brush. Everything is tinged with a delightful shimmery touch.


Words | Aasha Nimo