The 20 best Christmas beauty gifts for women

From body and bath gift sets to fab statement lipstick, we've got the perfect selection of cosmetics fit for any beauty queen this Christmas

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1. Primed for Lovin’ box set

Known for its high quality make-up, this gift set is great for any beauty queen. It contains mascara, a complexion enhancer, concealer and lip gloss.

£44.50, Benefit

2. Trish McEvoy 62 fan brush

Handcrafted and precision cut, this brush is designed to apply a thin layer of finishing powder. It will help to add the final touches to your make-up before any night out.

£28, Liberty

3. Dolce and Gabbana red lipstick

Make a statement this festive season with a gorgeous shade of red that will add a little bit of old-style Hollywood glamour to any outfit. From Dolce and Gabbana's limited edition make-up collection for Christmas.

£27, Harrods

4. Guy Bourdin for Nars make-up bag

Stow your lipstick and eyeliner away in this cute leather bag. It has a red and black heart design from Guy Bourdin and also contains an eye shadow pencil and lip gloss. 

£50, Selfridges

5. Comme des Garçons Play, eau de toilette

One of three new limited edition Play Parfum scents, this one has hints of black pepper, red pepper, violet and black tea.

100ml £65, The Conran Shop

6. Prada Infusion D’Iris eau de parfum gift set

A luxurious gift set that contains a perfume and body lotion which have the woody floral fresh scent of Prada's Infusion d'Iris. Better yet, these come in a stylish parfums pouch.

50ml £57, Harvey Nichols

7. YSL Autumn Look Downtown eyeshadow palette

Channelling New York City street art, this is a fun palette from YSL. With a bit of neon, metallic and some glittery shimmer, it will set you up for the party season.

£42, Selfridges

8. Moisturiser

Famed for its ability to preserve youthful looks, this moisturiser is described as the 'supreme' cream. While it is said to make skin look younger and reduce the appearance of fine lines, we think this might be one if you're feeling really generous this Christmas given the eye-watering price.

£1,300, Crème de la Mer

9. GHD hair straighteners

Considered to be the leader in hair straighteners, this fun styler has been inspired by retro sweetshop favourites and will certainly brighten up your hair routine.   

£110, Harvey Nichols

10. Dr Hauschka Rose Duo gift set

Another fresh floral-smelling gift set, this one is perfect for helping to relax and unwind. It contains bath essence and a moisturiser that will hydrate your skin, particularly during the winter.

£34, Planet Organic

11. Rose soaps

Possibly the most romantic gift on our list, these confetti roses are made from soap and dissolve in water, releasing a wonderful scent. Also available in pink, burgundy and white.

£15, The Conran Shop

12. Carmex Boom lip balm

Keep those lips looking soft and kissable for smooches under the mistletoe this Christmas with a brilliant balm. This limited edition comic-themed packaging has been created exclusively for Selfridges. 

£3.99 Selfridges

13. Foreo Luna mini exfoliator

Bring the facial to you with this mini exfoliator that gives a gentle but deep clean. It has silicone brushes which help to remove residual make-up and revitalise skin. Available in a range of colourful shades, including turquoise, pink and purple.

£99, Harvey Nichols

14. Laura Mercier shimmer block in peach mosaic

Gorgeous shimmer powder to keep you looking fresh and adding some colour during the winter. It contains light-reflecting properties that blend together for a healthy glow.

£31, Liberty

15. Lladro parrot vanity mirror

Part of the Parrot Collection, this mirror is a slightly quirky but stylish piece of homeware for any room.

£405, Quintessentially Gifts

16. Marc Jacobs honey body lotion

Evoke memories of the summer and smell as sweet as honey with this lightly scented body lotion from Marc Jacobs. It will leave your skin feeling fresh.

£27, Selfridges

17. Bloom & Blossom Mother To Be gift set

Stuck for original gift ideas for an expectant mother? This stylish set could be just the thing you've been looking for. It includes anti-stretch mark cream, bath oil and leg and foot spray.

£45, John Lewis

18. Tweezerman Christmas tweezers

Get those brows into shape this Christmas with these festively-themed tweezers. Specially designed with slanted tips for precision, they are sure to get rid of even the peskiest of hairs.

£21, Beauty Bay

19. Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod body exfoliator

Get your scrub on with this exfoliator to help your skin feel smoother and look healthier. This one has a spicy scent of pink pepper, ginger and patchouli to leave you feeling and smelling great.

£29, Molton Brown

20. Stroke of Midnight Eyes: Cool

Create a smoky, sultry look this Christmas with this dark palette. It comes in a sleek and sexy limited edition compact.

£32, MAC

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