Buying for a beauty fan this Christmas? We’ve got gifts to suit every taste.
WHAT do you buy the beauty buff who has everything?
The vast array of gift sets and special offers in the shops can sometimes be a hindrance, as much as a help, when you’re trying to impress a make-up maven or perfume perfectionist.
We’ve trawled through this year’s offering to find the unique and unusual gifts that will delight even the trickiest recipient this Christmas Day.
FOR THE LIPPIE QUEEN...
Clinique ‘Lip Out Loud’ lipstick Christmas gift set, reduced from €30 to €25.50, Debenhams
All wrapped up in a festive purple tin, this beauty comes with a selection of four smouldering colours, giving you plenty to pout about. The matt colour primer comes with a pigment-saturated formula and a creamy finish.
Allergy tested and fragrance-free.
MAC Snow Ball Shadescents Kit, €39, Brown Thomas
Pairing an iconic lipstick with a rollerball fragrance inspired by the shade, this MAC duo comes in the most adorable pom-pom embellished pouch. And it’s available in classic Ruby Woo red, Candy Yum Yum pink and peachy Creme D’Nude.
FOR THAT SOMEONE SPECIAL ...
Sparkling Verbena Collection, €69, L’Occitane
It’s the season for citrus fruit and this gentle scent of verbena essential oils will give an immediate boost.
A generous collection, it comes with Verbena Eau de Toilette 100ml, Verbena Shower Gel 250ml, Shea Verbena Extra Gentle Soap 100g, and Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel 30ml.
FOR THE SKINCARE OBSESSIVE ...
Gallinee The Happy Bacteria Set, €52.95, Lookfantastic
By now, we all know that probiotics are good for our health, but what about PREbiotics?
Impress the skincare buff who really knows her stuff with this trio from respected French brand Gallinee, which is worth €76, and also comes with a cookbook full of healthy recipes from nutritional therapist Antonia Magor.
Clarins Cleansing gift set, was €35, now €29.75, Debenhams
In a pretty two-tone cosmetic bag, this trio of hard-working products will deliver perfect cleansing every time.
It comes with cleansing milk 200ml; toning lotion 200ml; gentle exfoliating cleanser 30ml.
FOR THE COSMETICS CEO IN THE MAKING...
Beauty Kitchen Raw Inventions Ultimate Invent Your Own Beauty Products Kit, €57
Know a youngster who thinks they could be the next Bobbi Brown or Charlotte Tilbury?
With ingredients like cocoa butter, abyssinian oil and beeswax, plus a bunch of pipettes and pots for mixing their concoctions up, this DIY tin could be the first step towards beauty world domination.
FOR THE VLOG-AHOLIC...
Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette, €23, Brown Thomas
Got a niece or nephew who’s addicted to YouTube make-up
tutorials from the likes of Tanya Burr and James Charles?
Then they’ll scream with delight when they unwrap Zoeva’s latest creation, the stunning 10-shade Opulence palette, and promptly disappear to try and perfect their metallic smoky-eye look.
FOR THE FRAGRANCE FANATIC...
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Christmas Edition Eau De Toilette, €99 for 100ml, Debenhams
JPG’s sexy Classique lady has been dolled up for Christmas this year in a red corset and nestled in a snow globe.
Has she landed on Santa’s naughty list this year?
Only the big man knows for sure, but she’s still filled with the same much-loved fragrance.
FOR THE MANI ADDICT...
Dior Diorific Vernis Nail Liner, €27, Brown Thomas
When it comes to nail varnish, it doesn’t get much posher than Dior, and this season they’ve come up with something extra special.
The brand’s first ever nail liner, a glittery polish with gold, silver and platinum flecks, is here to add seasonal sparkle to manicures everywhere.
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