8 stunning beauty Christmas gifts you’ll want to buy for yourself
Go on, spoil yourself!
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / December 17 2018
The countdown to Christmas is on! In the spirit of gift-giving, (psst… here are some great gift ideas under $50), we’ve rounded up the most incredible, eye-catching beauty gifts we’ve spotted on shelves so far.
CHANEL No. 5 EDP Limited Edition
CHANEL’s No. 5 scent is a bestseller, and we totally get why: the juice is alluring and undeniably feminine, and the floral fragrance shows off delicate touches of citrus, making it suitable for all ages to wear. This festive season, the classic fragrance is housed in a stunning red bottle that will brighten up any bathroom vanity. We urge you to be quick though… we just know this limited edition bottle is going to fly off shelves.
NARS High Voltage Highlighter Palette
Let’s face it - highlighting is definitely here to stay (psst…here’s how you should be highlighting in 2019). Illuminate your features this season with NARS’ limited edition High Voltage Highlighter Palette, which contains three golden and peachy shades that are so finely-milled, they melt into skin almost immediately.
Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Matte in 201
Giorgio Armani’s Rouge D’Armani Matte lipsticks are here to challenge the notion that matte lipsticks are all heavy or drying. Created using hydrogenated jojoba and other emollients, in combination with rich pigments, these lippies are comfortable to wear and are really punchy, so there’s no need to work the bullet across your lips several times to get a vibrant colour payoff.
Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Illuminating Eye in Bronze
This eyeshadow may look chunky and hard to apply, but the gel-like consistency offers unbelievable workability and creates a metallic and foil-like effect. Use this on its own or layer it under a bronze smoky eye to improve longevity and colour payoff.
Jinsoon Encore Collection
Stock up your nail polish wardrobe this party season with Jinsoon’s Encore Collection, which features three standout shades to help you celebrate the festivities ahead. Not sure how to use the glittering gold shade, Gala? Our top tip is to use the brush to apply a generous amount onto a foundation sponge, then press the glitter formula onto bare nails. Repeat several times to build opacity.
Lancôme la Rose a Poudrer
Lancôme la Rose a Poudrer is almost too pretty to use. Swirl a large fluffy brush across the delicate gold-flecked petals and blend it over cheekbones to brighten the area, or use a smaller, dense fluffy brush to sweep the colour onto the inner corners of your eyes to make your peepers appear more awake.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Redberry Shimmer
If you’re more inclined to swipe on a gloss than a lipstick this season, then reach for a Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil - they feature plant-based oils to soften chapped lips and the formula can tint your smackers, too. Redberry Shimmer is our pick of the season, as it’s a punchy coral-red shade that warms up any complexion.
NARS Climax Mascara
The name says it all - NARS Climax Mascara can take your lashes to new heights all thanks to the wand - it’s equipped with hundreds of fine bristles and works with the creamy formula to volumise and lengthen your top and bottom lashes.
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Which product are you adding to your wish list? Tell us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.