Why beauty crackers are the ultimate Christmas treat

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Friday 24 November 2017 12:27
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There’s nothing quite like a table adorned with crackers to get the Christmas spirit flowing.

But while gaudy paper hats, plastic toys and cringe-worthy jokes might have become a steadfast tradition, there’s a new wave of crackers set to bring a whole extra level of excitement to the celebrations – well, for beauty lovers at least.

From fancy baubles to advent calendars, the beauty industry is well and truly cashing in on the holiday season, but we’re not complaining.

Perhaps our favourite incarnation of festive cheer, you can now get your hands on beauty crackers that are brimming with miniature versions of some of your favourite products.

Housing everything from luxury skincare and hair treatments to make-up must-haves, these might not be the kind of crackers you’ll use to spruce up your festive table.

But they’re almost certainly something beauty buffs everywhere would love to find in their Christmas stocking.

Jo Malone, Crazy Colourful Cracker, £34, John Lewis

The perfect way to add a touch of luxury to a steadfast tradition, skincare enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with crackers from Elemis, Jo Malone, This Works, Molton Brown and Cowshed.

Those with a penchant for scented treats are sure to love Jo Malone’s Crazy Colourful Cracker that comes complete with a Blackberry and Bay Cologne, a Basil and Neroli Body and Hand Wash, or a delicious English Pear and Freesia Body Crème.

Marc Jacobs Beauty, Night Owl Cracker, £24, Harrods

For make-up mavens though, we suggest picking up Marc Jacobs’ Night Owl Cracker, which contains everything you need to create a party-ready smoky eye, including the Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Petite Highliner, Gel Eye Crayon and Magic Marc-er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.

Molton Brown, Exquisite Treats Cracker, £20, Molton Brown
This Works, The Big Bang, £12, Space NK
Too Faced, Beauty Cracker, £20, Selfridges
L’Oreal, Read My Lips Pink Cracker, £7.99, Look Fantastic
Elemis, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Cracker, £19, John Lewis

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