Like it or not, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and whether you’re looking to get a head start or to simply stock up on treats for yourself the beauty world has seriously upped its game this festive season.
Finding the perfect gift for a loved one can be testing at the best of times but none more so than when it comes to knowing what to buy that certain someone who simply has it all.
Luckily though, this time round there are plenty of festal delights that offer the perfect solution, as you can pretty much guarantee that even the most avid make-up or skincare fan won’t have any of these limited-edition goodies.
For 2017, By Terry – a pioneering make-up range from Terry de Gunzberg, one of the industry’s most respected creatives – has launched its Preciosity range.
With a total of seven gift sets and unique products packaged in festive red and gold, our favourites include Ombre Blackstar; a trio of creamy eyeshadow sticks that will make easy work of a smokey eye; the Flash Light Elixir which is a liquid highlighter formulated to give skin a radiant finish; and the Baume de Rose Trio which sees the brand’s legendary rose-infused formula presented in a lip balm, hand and face cream.
If there’s one brand you can rely on to deliver at Christmas time it’s Dior. This year its range of festive delights is all encompassing, from seasonal takes on scents to gift sets and new, limited-edition products.
Lipstick fans will be eager to get their hands on the Rouge Dior Collection Couture which contains the brand’s Bijou lipstick in shade 999 as well as five refills in popular matte and satin shades. Alternatively, just for the festive period, Dior has also launched its new Diorific Kohl lipsticks which are shaped just like a kohl liner and available in five creamy shades.
A brand that has partnered with various artists for its winter offerings, this year Francois Nars was inspired this year by the electrifying art of Man Ray – a daring and shocking creative who worked with everything from paintings and sculpture to photography.
The new collection features vibrant shades of Photogloss Lip Lacquer as well as the Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette, Gold Audacious Lipstick and Overexposed Glow Highlighter which gives luminosity to a wide range of complexions.
What’s more, the brand is also releasing a multitude of gift sets that include mini iterations of its classic blush and lipsticks.
A favourite of make-up artists and beauty buffs alike, Zoeva has launched the Opulence range just in time for Christmas. Known for its high-performance brushes which are ranked among the best in the business, the collection includes a Vegan Brush Set made with synthetic hair which comes coated in a deep plum colour.
In addition you can also pick up the Opulence Blush Palette which contains two floral-inspired blushers and a shimmering highlighter, as well as the Eyeshadow Palette with offers 10 vibrant shades in both matte and metallic formulas.
If the person you’re buying for is more skincare savvy, look no further than Kiehl’s 2017 holiday collection. Designed in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Kate Moross the range includes five of Kiehl’s best-selling products redesigned just for Christmas.
The collection features the Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Butterstick Lip Treatment, Calendula Herbal Extract Toner and Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter.
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