Some holiday bargains are so good, you’ll want to give a gift or two to yourself

Limited edition products are the ultimate go-to gift for any beauty lover 

The count down to Christmas has well and truly begun and whether you’re looking to get a head start or just stock up on treats for yourself the beauty world has seriously upped its game this festive season.

Finding the perfect gift can be testing at the best of times and knowing what to buy someone that simply has it all is a minefield. Luckily, there are plenty of festal themed delights that offer the perfect solution.

You can pretty much guarantee that, that person who owns every lip shade known to man, has a mountain of fragrance bottles stacked upon their shelf or an endless supply of make-up brushes won’t have any of these.

Mac Nutcracker holiday collection 2016

Limited edition products make the ultimate go-to gift for any beauty lover but what exactly is on offer this time round?

For the ultimate in pretty palettes and glorious gift sets, Mac Cosmetics has launched its Nutcracker holiday collection. A tempting mix of individual eye pencils, lipsticks and shadows, teamed with a range of cosmetic kits; there’s something for everyone here. 

Equally, Dior’s Holiday Couture collection is the stuff that dreams are made of. A new range of matte fluid lipsticks, shimmering nail polishes and smoky eye palette’s come wrapped in the most radiant gold casing. Not the cheapest option but Christmas is as good a time as any to splash some cash on indulgent maquillage. 

Fragrance wise, YSL has released a Christmas Collector Edition of its dreamy Black Opium. The simmering black coffee and floral scent stays the same, thankfully, but this time the bottle comes enveloped in a dazzling shower of silver and gold glitter. 

Both Viktor & Rolf and Estee Lauder also have some great sets up for grabs; the first offering its Flowerbomb fragrance, shower gel and body lotion in a luxury Christmas tree shaped box. 

Estee Lauder has a host of exclusive Christmas kits available but, in a bid to evoke that summer feeling all year round, its trio of Bronze Goddess goodies get the seasonal seal of approval.