Now that Black Friday is out of the way, it’s time to prepare to be inundated with the question: ‘What do you want for Christmas?’
As it always catches me off guard and I’m never fully prepared with a list, I’ve taken the time to hand-pick 10 of the best makeup, fragrance, skincare and men’s gift ideas that belong on your Christmas list, or maybe, someone else’s that you know.
From undiscovered heroes to absolute must-haves, it’s time to get inspired and get Christmas all wrapped up…
Christmas is all about sparkle, and there’s no better way to shine than with the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Diamond Dust Ornament.
More sheen than shimmer, this limited edition highlighter is almost too pretty to use. But this prized possession is a must-have treat for any makeup addict, as its multi-tonal finish will let your skin experience a glow like never before – you have to try it!
If you’re looking to head into the new year with perfectly defined brows, make sure you ask for the Benefit FoolProof Brow Powder this Christmas.
With its main goal being to simplify adding shape to your brows, FoolProof does exactly what it says on the tin. This easy-to-use powder works with you and not against you to create your ideal brow shape in seconds. You can read our review, here.
New makeup brushes seem to be a popular gift request at Christmas, and, if like me, you’re one of those people who want high-quality brushes that will last the test of time, the MAKE UP FOR EVER Lustrous Brush Gift Set is exactly what you need.
Hand-crafted and made to withstand the needs of busy, makeup artists, it even comes with a handy travel case to keep your new tools safe and secure!
Because you never know what event is around the corner, the Vichy Multi-Masking Kit will be your saving grace when it comes to solving any unwanted skin problems.
Both an excuse for some well-needed me-time and an opportunity for great skin, you can purify, moisturise and create a healthy glow all in one sitting – which will be extremely helpful when the Christmas detox starts! Find out more about each mask here.
Trust someone to pick you out a good eye cream is risky, so I’ve done the hard work for you! Highly recommended by myself, our customer reviews and beauty bloggers worldwide, the NIOD Fractionated Eye-Contour Concentrate is a must-try.
One for those who think it’s finally the time to start applying eye cream, this super lightweight serum smoothes away fine lines and diffuses dark circles. Brighter, more beautiful results appear within 3 days of use too!
If you haven’t already tried the beautifying power of the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil Spray, Christmas is the perfect time to discover it.
What’s special about this oil is its 98.1% natural formula. It can be used to rejuvenate your body and complexion overnight, it can be mixed with your foundation to create a dewy glow, and, it’s amazing for repairing split ends. If you’d like to try more from the range, why not ask for the Nuxe My Prodigious Gift Set for Christmas instead?
GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum
Everything about the GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Spray is special. So Christmas is the perfect time to splash out and indulge your fragrance collection in the sweet-smelling aroma of lavender, vanilla, jasmine and sandalwood.
From the beautiful Angelina Jolie campaign right through to its fresh gourmand smell. Mon Guerlain embodies luxury and opulence. If you’re intrigued to find out more, you can read more about Mon Guerlain here.
Prada L’Homme Intense Eau de Parfum Spray
The Prada L’Homme Intense Eau de Parfum Spray turns heads for the right reasons. Chic, sophisticated and elegantly masculine, this is one of those under the radar scents that at first sniff, people fall in love with.
So why not surprise yourself, or treat him to something he wouldn’t necessarily choose for himself this year?
Gifts for Men
Shiseido for Men Deep Cleansing Scrub
The one product you didn’t know you needed until now? The Shiseido for Men Deep Cleansing Scrub. This fresh-feel scrub will not only give your skin a good cleanse, its buffing formula will improve your shave, remove roughness and rid your skin of fatigue – multitasking skincare at its best, right?
Lab Series Treat Age Rescue + Water-Charged Gel Cream
Men need to moisturise too! To stop you stealing from your mum or girlfriend, make sure you put the Lab Series Treat Age Rescue + Water-Charged Gel Cream on your list this Christmas.
Not your average day cream, this hardworking moisturiser hydrates, firms and protects whilst energising the skin. Honestly, what more could you want?