Words by Emma Tiernan
November 16th, 2018
Whether you’re ready for it or not, Christmas is fast approaching and with Black Friday just a week away now is the best time to start ticking names off your shopping list. This gift guide edit is for the beauty lover in your life; whether they’re a makeup guru, a beauty beginner, or a skintellectual, we have you covered.
For the skincare obsessed, this gift set will be a definite hit. Cult US brand, Drunk Elephant, recently launched in Ireland with a couple of really cool gift sets just in time for Christmas. The Rescue Party Kit, in particular, is ideal for the festive season to give skin that extra helping hand. Not only is it a great present to receive, it’s also the perfect introduction to the brand for someone who’s been dying to test it out because let’s face it, the products are not cheap.
For the natural skincare lover in your life, you cannot go wrong with Kinvara. Kinvara products are made using plants, plants and more plants so you can be guaranteed completely natural ingredients with no added chemicals that can strip the skin. Give the gift of bright, glowing, hydrated, nourished skin with the Glow Getter Gift Set which comes with Kinvara’s Vitamin C Powder, Rosehip Serum and Youth Booster inside.
For the one who loves to travel but loves skincare even more, then the Saturday Skin No Bad Days kit is the perfect gift. This set is designed to deeply hydrate, brighten and rejuvenate the complexion perfect for the winter months.
Give the gift of glowing skin this Christmas with this Charlotte Tilbury skincare gift set which comes with the now cult products, Wonder Glow, Magic Cream and Magic Night Cream. This skin-perfecting set leaves skin plumper, smoother and more radiant.
For makeup lovers everywhere, this luxury brush kit is a surefire winner. Complete with a 15-piece brush set, blending sponge, powder puff, and cleaning pad all wrapped up in a velvet pouch, this set has everything you need to create flawless makeup looks.
Have a budding hair stylist in your life or just someone hair obsessed? Then this set by haircare professionals FARO makes for the perfect gift. Containing three brushes and a tail comb, it offers everything they could need for Insta-worthy locks.
Skincare addicts will be delighted to find Dermalogica’s Transform by Night, Glow by Day kit under the tree come Christmas morning. Complete with everything one needs for a revitalising nighttime regime, featuring the Precleanse Balm, Special Cleansing Gel, Sound Sleep Cocoon and Stress Positive Eye Lift, it’s guaranteed to leave skin positively glowing.
This Too Faced gift set will help ace any party look this season. With three pastel-hued palettes, two eyeshadows and one complexion, as well as a deluxe-sized Better Than Sex Mascara, the set comes boxed up in the shape of a pink and gold Christmas tree.
For mature skin, the Clarins Lines & Firming Gift Set is a great option. The set comes with a 50ml Extra-Firming Day Cream, a 15ml Extra-Firming Night Cream and a 15ml Extra-Firming Mask proudly displayed in a limited edition floral pouch that doubles as the perfect makeup bag for travelling.
You probably know more than one or two who are obsessed with perfect brows which makes this set by Benefit a must on your Christmas shopping list. The Magical Browstars! Gift Set comes with an array of Benefit’s bestselling brow enhancers to solve any brow dilemma.
For those who prefer their skincare products to be organic, the Beauty Experts’ Top Picks gift set by Hungarian skincare brand, Éminence Organics, is a must-buy. The set contains the Stone Crop Gel Wash, Bamboo Age Corrective Masque, Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer and a Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil, all of which will help cleanse, treat, hydrate and replenish the skin, leaving it with a healthy, youthful glow. Plus, the set is perfect for those who are always jet-setting as all the products are travel sized.
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