Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to publish my recommendations for Christmas gifts. I’ve done loads of research and have hunted down a selection of good bargains, mid-priced presents and luxury items. Basically, I’ve done the window shopping so you don’t have to. These are the best prices I can find for these picks (availability and prices are correct at time of publication). Here’s my choice of beauty gifts for the women in your life:
Charlotte Tilbury – The Supermodel makeup gift set. £175
This set has everything you need to recreate the Supermodel look. Packed in a luxury gift box and including a makeup bag, the set includes:
- Fallen Angel eyeshadow
- Bedroom Black eye liner
- Glossy Black mascara
- Sex on Fire blusher
- Pillowtalk lip liner
- Confession lipstick
- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds lip lacquer
House of Jo Malone London. £125
Jo Malone gift box including her most-loved scents:
- Red Roses Glass Decanter Bath Oil
- Blackberry & Bay Cologne
- Orange Blossom Body Crème
- Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash
- English Pear & Freesia Travel Candel
- Pomegranate Noir Body & Hand Lotion
Laura Mercier Into The Wild Look Book Collection. £78
Three rich colour palettes from Laura Mercier. The set includes:
- Safari Chic Palette: 5 Eye Colours, 1 Face Highlighter, 1 Mini Longwear Crème Eye Pencil
- Jungle Chic Palette: 5 Eye Colours, 1 Tightline Cake Eye Liner, 1 Mini Kohl Eye Pencil, 1 Mini Flat Eye Liner Brush
- Tribal Chic Palette: 6 Eye Colours, 2 Second Skin Cheek Colours
Trish McEvoy, Sexy No 9
This blackberry and vanilla musk eau de parfum is the sexiest perfume around, in my humble opinion.
Benefit SugarGlam Fairies. £44.50
This gorgeous limited edition set comes in a cute ye olde sweet shoppe tin. Contains
- ‘They’re Real!’ mascara
- ‘Porefessional’ primer
- ‘Hoola’ bronzing powder
- ‘Benetint’ medium lip & cheek stain
Nars Cosmetics Tech Fashion Lip Gloss Set. £25
What a bargain this lip gloss set is. They’re miniatures but last for ages and the colours are stunning. The limited edition shades are:
- Shimmering Peach Sorbet
- Shimmering Sheer Fig
- Shimmering Sheer Raspberry
- Sheer Ruby
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. £37
This palette has 12 neutral shades for eyes, ranging from pale to deep and including a selection of matte and shimmering colours. This is a great palette for neutral looks but can be built up to create smoky dramatic eyes too. The shadow and crease brush is included.
Arbonne Sugar Plum Baked Eye Shadow Palette. £41
Richly pigmented, mineral infused eye shadows in four dessert rich shades:
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Bobbi Brown Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Trio. £29.50
These long-wear sticks are eye shadows that glide on easily. This trio set includes Pink Sparkle, Smoky Topaz and Espresso Bean – all with a sparkly shimmer. And so easy to apply when you’re out and about and it won’t crease or fade.
Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette. £59
Gorgeous tortoise shell, double-decker palette with a selection of cream lip colours and eye shadows, perfect for the party season. The colours will take you from a neutral day look, through to more dramatic evening makeup.
Tom Ford Lip Colour in Bruised Plum. £37
I love Tom Ford’s lipsticks. They’re ultra-creamy and contain essential oils and extracts from chamomile and soja seed for a really smooth application. This dark colour is stunning.