No matter your budget, we’ve hand-picked a coveted list of only the best beauty gifts to give and receive at Christmas. Get ready to scroll and screenshot your way through our editor-approved list of the most desired skincare and makeup gifts available right now. And for those that have no clue about beauty, trust us, these are the best of the best.
If they want a new lipstick
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream
When only the best will do, L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream is a statement of beauty. Inside its unique pop cap packaging lies a bullet inspired and cut like a red ruby stone. The pigment is 10/10 and its creamy formula comforts and nourishes.
If they want a highlighter
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Illuminating Pen
It’s official, Touche Eclat is the most popular concealer/highlighter of our time. For over 27 years, Touche Eclat has landed a prime slot in many makeup bags; makeup artists and everyday women and men can’t seem to get enough of it. Filled with 200 clicks worth of radiance, this ‘airbrushing’ tool smoothes away fine lines and highlights the skin like no other.
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If they want a new mascara
For over 15 years, Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara has landed in the top 10 mascaras. That’s why we deem it as legendary. But what’s more legendary is the fact that it promises up to 8 times more volume than your normal lashes while conditioning them too.
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If they want a new eye cream
When it comes to eye cream, Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment ticks all of the boxes. Avocado and vitamin A combine to hydrate, calm and plump, all within a weightless texture. A well-rested look is closer than they think with this eye cream.
If they want a new serum
Genifique offers all skin types clinically proven radiant results. With over 170 awards under its belt, this best-selling serum will make the best gift for anyone that wants younger, healthier skin for Christmas.
If they want a face mask
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Face Mask is famed for its detoxing abilities. Week after week, this clay-based treatment will remove toxins from the skin, while purifying pores for smooth results. It’s a best-seller for a reason!
If he wants a moisturiser
Men love Kiehl’s, especially Facial Fuel. Beard or no beard, this multi-purpose moisturiser isn’t greasy and will actually make his skin soft, while its practical packaging will appease any requirements for fuss-free application.
If they want a new body cream
Indulgence is Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Butter. Its frosting-like texture envelopes a silken layer of moisture on your body while scenting the skin with the almost-edible smell of milk and honey; this is a pampering treat that feels like an everyday luxury.