Editor-Approved Beauty Gifts

Know a beauty fanatic? I thought you might. So, settle in because I’m about to help you make a big dent in your Christmas shopping!

Because beauty is my favourite gift to give and receive, I’ve rounded up my favourites. Some are brand new launches, others iconic best-sellers, but all of them are surefire hits. Whether you have a friend that’s always talking your ear off about skincare or a sister that spends hours at her dressing table, all beauty fans will love these 5 recommendations – take it from someone who is one!


#1 The Luxe Lip Balm

Image of DIOR Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm

DIOR Addict Lip Glow Colour Awakening Lipbalm

No beauty lover would turn their nose up to Lip Glow. It’s an icon. You won’t find a lip balm as luxurious, or as coveted – I promise you that! There are countless reasons why everyone loves it. For one, it’s Dior – and everyone loves Dior. Then there’s its beautiful packaging, and the glowy effect it has on the lips – its pH-adapting formula gives a ‘your lips but better tint’. Lip Glow makes an excellent all-rounder beauty gift – it’ll suit everyone, whether they’re a makeup novice, experienced, or like their look minimal or glam.

Learn more about Lip Glow, and see it swatched here.


#2 The IT-Palette

Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette

‘Naked Honey’ are two words that’ll make any palette fanatic weak at the knees. Honey is the newest addition to Urban Decay’s iconic Naked line-up, and it’s hit cult-status in record timing. Now, everyone wants it – including me. It has 12 golden-neutral shades in matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes, a mirror, and a double-ended brush; a winning combination whether it’s someone’s first or eighth Naked. There aren’t many eyeshadow palettes as creamy or wearable as this one, and you definitely won’t find one as famous!

I’m not the only fan of Honey; learn why Lis loves it in our October Favourites.


#3 The At-Home Peel

Image of The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Peeling Solution is the at-home chemical peel that skincare addicts will go ga-ga over. It’s a 10-minute exfoliating facial with a bright red liquid and tingly 32% AHA/BHA acid formula. As soon as it’s applied you can feel your glow coming back, blemishes fading and pores unclogging – I will vouch for that! It’s serious skincare that anyone who is into beauty will love putting to the test, plus it has a purse-friendly price tag!

See Peeling Solution in action in our #darkbeauty Instagram highlight.


#4 The Stylish Scent

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum Spray

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau de Parfum Spray

Libre is the current it-fragrance. If people aren’t wearing it, they’re talking about it or swooning over its ultra-luxe bottle. It’s my #1 perfume recommendation this Christmas, and also the only scent on my own Christmas list. Why is simple; Libre is chic! Orange blossom, vanilla and lavender are a few of its star notes, a combination that makes for a sophisticated aroma that’s warm, slightly sweet, and dare I say a little masculine. It’s not often you find a fragrance that’s classy, edgy and sexy all at once, but YSL has nailed it!

Get the full lowdown on Libre in our fragrance expert’s review.


#5 The Pamper Mask

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

Kiehl’s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

Everybody who’s anybody loves Kiehl’s, and their latest Avocado Mask is a good reason as to why. It’s super hydrating, works in just 15 minutes, can be used by all skin types, and did I mention it’s bright green? Rich and creamy, it contains avocado fruit extract, avocado oil, and primrose oil, three skin-softening ingredients that make for the perfect pamper night – something every beauty buff factors into their week without fail.

The Avocado Mask has another fan in Chelsey, learn why in our July Favourites.


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