Running out of Christmas gift ideas for your sister or bestie? Try a beauty goodie that will enable them to look and feel great.
Whether it’s fresh, radiant holiday skin, head-turning makeup or an alluring fragrance they can luxuriate in, we’ve rounded up some fantastic beauty buys that are sure to help you work gifting magic. Careful, you may be tempted to hang on to them after all.
Fab Beauty Gifts
These mini versions of five popular masks from Origins tackle a range of woes to deliver clearer, calmer and more hydrated skin. Original Skin exfoliates and refines pores; Drink Up Intensive is an overnight mask promising 72-hour hydration; Mega-Mushroom soothes visible redness; the top-selling Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask detoxifies, and the Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey gently clears out pores and nourishes.
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Features two essential makeup items in bestselling shades that flatter just about everyone: a Mini Lipstick in Tolede and a Mini Blush in Dolce Vita.
The two products here are made to achieve the #skingoal of luminosity. Yo Glow is a three-in-one scrub packed with fruit enzymes, AHAs, BHAs, and soft exfoliants. Honey Balm is an intensive moisturiser with a honey-like texture that’s said to be the first of its kind outside Korea. On top of locking in moisture, it also soothes skin, boosts luminosity and reduces the look of pores and redness.
This little mood-lifter combines the fresh and uplifting scent of fir trees with the sweetness of red currants.
These six cheery, festive shades offer something to match every outfit. The unique whipped formula glides on like a dream and sets to a light, powdery matte finish with high colour payoff and lasting power.
Inspired by the magic of the circus, this box set is full of dreamy, pretty colours for eyes, cheeks, face and lips. It consists of six eyeshadows to create a doe-eyed look, a cheek palette with five shades that can be used alone to highlight and contour or mixed, a “tone up” face powder to even and brighten skin, and a liquid lippie for a luscious rosy pout.
The brand’s hottest shades from its Pure Color Envy makeup line are all contained here to help create a variety of sophisticated looks. There are 20 bestselling eyeshadows, three lip colours and four blushes to play with.
The ultimate palette to indulge one’s makeuop creativity. There’s a whopping 86 (yes, that’s right) eyeshadows with different finishes – matte, shimmer, glitter – and in colours ranging from basic to trendy, plus 11 lip glosses and three each of eyeliner, eyebrow powder, blusher, highlighter and sun powder. Also includes a complexion brush, a dual-ended eye brush and a black eye pencil.
The bestselling signature product, the First Care Activating Serum, is the first step in a routine for plump, glowing skin. Complementing the serum are three mini-sized products from the Concentrated Ginseng Renewing range – a toning water, emulsion and serum.
Everything needed to keep skin soft, moist and healthy throughout the festive season can be found in this set. After cleansing with the topselling Soy Face Cleanser, soften and hydrate skin with the Rose Face Mask and Deep Hydration Toner. Finish with the Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream and a swipe of the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment.
Perfect for lipstick junkies who only want quality products. There are five clutch-sized tubes of Shiseido’s ModernMatte Powder Lipstick here, in hues ranging from soft and natural to bold and bright. The lippies’ advanced formula glides on as a highly-pigmented cream but becomes a barely-there powder with full-coverage colour.
Reset skin to a healthy, balanced state with this collection of minis that cater to skin’s different needs, whether it’s intensive hydration, repair or refining. The kit consists of:
- C-Firma Day Serum
- B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
- Protini Polypeptide Cream
- Beste No 9. Jelly Cleanser
- Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
- Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense
- C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream
- T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Can these makeup palettes get any cuter? The collection consists of three palettes, each holding six eyeshadows and two face colours. As a bonus, it also comes with a snowflake-adorned version of the brand’s popular mascara.
Spa on the go with this little bag of organic aromatherapy roll-ons. Containing different blends of essential oils, the four blends – Energy, Travel, Relaxation and Night Time – help to soothe frazzled nerves, improve mood and enhance wellbeing.
Scent of Luxury
Maison Christian Dior Fragrance Discovery Set, $250
Brings together eight perfumes from Dior’s fine fragrance range, all inspired by different flowers and boasting their own distinct personalities. Available exclusively at the Maison Christian Dior boutique in Ion Orchard. The set contains:
- Ambre Nuit
- Bois D’Argent
- Gris Dior
- Jasmin Des Anges
- Oud Ispahan
- Rouge Trafalgar
- Spice Blend
- Holy Peony
Be cocooned in this lush, feminine scent composed of citrus, rose and musk with the Eau de Parfum, Body Cream and Bath Gel.
The perfect gift for fragrance aficionados and those interested in exploring the world of perfumery. The 34 miniature perfume bottles offer endless combinations and there’s sure to be something to suit every mood and occasion.
This range of decadent fragrances in collectible bottles instantly elevate the look of any dresser table. Scent types range from exuberant florals and sweet fruits to spicy orientals and deep, exotic wood. Available exclusively at Tangs Plaza and Tangs.com.
Take a trip through different olfactory landscapes with these five key Diptyque creations:
- Fleur de Peau
- Do Son
- Eau Capitale
- Eau de Minthé
Estee Lauder Just One Bite Snow White Solid Perfume, $560
Strictly for serious collectors. This display-worthy item contains Estee Lauder’s Beautiful fragrance in solid form. Available exclusively at Estee Lauder Ion Orchard and Estee Lauder Concierge Service (WhatsApp +65 9641 3792)