Christmas is a little over a month away, so it’s time to start shopping. Here, we’ve curated our list of the best skincare and makeup to get your girlfriends. What’s so great about them? They help you look good, come in gorgeous designs and packaging, are all limited edition and won’t break the bank.
#1: NARS x Man Ray Les Amoureux Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $85
Set in a slick yet weighty case decorated with an image of a muse of artist Man Ray’s fashion photography, this contains four miniature versions of the brand’s popular Audacious Lipstick: Ady (limited edition dusty coral shade), Arden (limited edition burnt coral shade), Barbara (a tan rose) and Jane (a terracotta rose).
#2: Shu Uemura x Super Mario Bros. Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, $65
We are loving the vintage Super Mario print on this anti-ageing cleansing oil, which is infused with eight skin nourishing botanical oils.
#3: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Set, $72, Sephora
You can highlight, strobe and customise your glow with four shades of the brand’s popular Enhancer Drops Set. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, these cult-favourite highlighters give a high impact liquid metal finish. It can be used alone, over your makeup or added to your favourite liquid foundation.
#3: Origins Mini Souffles, $68
This body-loving set contains the brand’s beloved Ginger Souffle whipped body cream, Gloomaway Grapefruit body cream and Smoothing Salt whipped body cream, all in 90ml jars.
#4: Laneige Holiday Sleeping Mask Set, $39
Refresh and rejuvenation your complexion with this mini trio of sleeping masks: Water Sleeping Mask Lavender 25ml, Water Sleeping Mask 25ml and Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask 25ml.
#5: Cle de Peau Beaute Nuit de Chine 2017 Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio, $85
Designed with chic oriental florals, this is the perfect gift for your luxe-loving friend. The set includes three limited edition nail colours in Smoky Veil (an ivory grey), Golden Lily (gold glitter) and Lacquered Chest (a noir red).
#6: M.A.C Snow Ball Brush Kit Mini, $57
The perfect gift for makeup junkies, this contains three brushes: Full Powder, Rounded Shadow and Angled Liner.
#7: Ouai On My Ouai Kit, $58, Sephora
This holiday kit contains everything you need to keep your tresses looking fab. It contains travel-sized versions of the brand’s Dry Shampoo, Texturizing Hair Spray and Smooth Spray, as well as three packets of Treatment Masque.
#8: Clinique Merry & Bright, $70
This do-it-all makeup and skin care set has everything you need for the holiday season. The Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief preps skin with 24-hour hydration, leaving it plumped, dewy. Limited Edition All About Shadow Quad lets you create a look that’s all your own. Crease and fade resistant, the Quickliner For Eyes Intense glides on easily while the High Impact Mascara gives lashes instant volume and length. Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm and Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer give you just the right amount of cheery colour.
#9: Sephora Collection Paint The Town Nude Lip Pencil Set, $56
One of our favourite kits, this has 14 different shades of nude and natural Sephora Lip Pencils.
#10: By Terry Preciosity Flash Light Elixir, $98, Escentials
Inspired by the “From The Great Mughals to the Maharajas” jewellery exhibition, this can be used as a makeup base for all over radiant skin, as a highlighter to enhance and capture light, or as a final touch to create shine over makeup. A single drop is sufficient to illuminate and rejuvenate skin.
#11: Stila Eye For Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set, $68, Sephora
For your friend who can’t live without her eye makeup, this contains three mini Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows with a dazzling, ultra-sparkle finish, as well as three yet to be launched Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows that give you high shimmer but with no glitter.
#12: Sulwhasoo Herbal Soap Holiday Set, $88
Perfect for the Korean skincare junkie, this has four of the brand’s facial soaps in Red Ginseng, Pine Tree, Oldenlandia Diffusa and Licorice.
#13: Tarte Posh Pout Matte & Glossy Lip Set, $52, Sephora
This eight-piece set contains four deluxe Tarteist quick dry matte lip paints and four deluxe Tarteist glossy lip paints, all in exclusive, new shades.
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