All The Gifts Your Hard-To-Please Beauty Junkie BFFs Will Love
Shu Uemura x La Maison du Chocolat Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte in Ripe Cherry, Salty Caramel, Deep Cranberry, Black Cherry, $38 each
Working with the renowned chocolatier, Shu Uemura introduces these new dessert-inspired shades that are also equally delectably named. With the same buttery soft texture that glides onto lips to cocoon them with colour and moisture, these beautiful lipsticks are perfect for dressing the lips this festive season. After all, who’s to say you can’t “borrow” it from her at some point?
Dr Jart+ Cicapair X-mas Jungle Spell Book, $77
Perfect for irritation-prone skin, this limited edition gift set is perfect for neutralising redness and replenishing skin with moisture to protect it against external aggressors. With a full-sized colour-correcting day cream from the Cicapair line, this green-to-beige formula auto-adapts to your skin tone for a unified complexion. It also contains Centella Asiatica extract to speed up cellular repair. This set is also great for travel or for the gym as it comes with deluxe-sized samples of the same day cream and serum.
Pixi Glow Skintreats Besties, $65
What could be cuter than getting your bestie a Skintreats Besties set? Bad puns aside, this skincare duo means business when it comes to maintaining glowing skin. The Glow Mud Cleanser packs exfoliating acids, soothing aloe vera and a gritty texture to get rid of dead skin cells for a smoother, more refined complexion. Similarly, Glow Tonic uses glycolic acid for a gentle resurfacing action to improve skin texture gradually over time.
Too Faced A Year of Great Sex — Better Than Sex Mascara Vault, $98
If your bestie is a big fan of mascara, you’ll win her heart with this mascara vault. Packed with five full-sized Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced, it lengthens and thickens sparse lashes, transforming them into va va voom eye fringe that stays put all day. Plus, it comes with timely reminders so your bestie knows when to toss out her old mascaras before it turns bad!
Byredo Eleventh Hour Hair Perfume, $85, and Hand Cream, $55
There’s nothing quite like misting your hair with a fine fragrance or massaging a rich hand balm that’s delicately scented. Featuring notes of Ban Timmur, wild fig, tonka beans and cashmere woods, this scent is warm and comforting with a tinge of spice — ideal for everyday use.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit — Unlocked, $140
Anyone who’s familiar with Hourglass will know the amazing finish that its Ambient products give your skin. This limited edition palette not only features that same Photoluminescent Technology to cast a diffused, airbrushed effect on the skin in every light condition, it also contains six brand-new shades of powder, bronzer, blush and metallic strobe powder guaranteed to put your BFF’s best face forward.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait Travel Set, $540
If your bestie is a jet-setter who appreciates the finer things in life, then this is your best bet. This set of five travel-sized purse sprays houses one of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s masterpieces, the Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum. Using only the noblest raw ingredients in the world of perfumery, this opulent scent features accents of saffron, bitter almond, cedar wood and ambergris which takes the wearer on a rich olfactory journey. Notes of grandiflorum jasmine from Egypt and musky wood accord are exalted to create an amber-woody-floral eau that leaves a subtle but bold trail.
Chanel No.5 Eau de Parfum Red Edition, $288
A first for the house, the French brand’s iconic No. 5 perfume now comes in a red coloured translucent glass casing, which is one of Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite — and signature — colour.
Rouge Dior Couture Collection, $240
The perfect gift for any lipstick junkie, this comes in one of the prettiest makeup pouches and features the brand’s iconic Rouge Dior in No.999. Five other red-toned shades (Red Smile, Promenade, Rendes-Vous, Classic Matte and Matte) in refill forms sit beside this signature lippie.
In collaboration with Indian artist Karan Singh, the limited edition SK-II bottle comes decorated with bright and fun pop art designs.
Jo Malone Pine & Eucalyptus Luxury Candle, $890
This fresh, bright and cheerful scent is made with two key ingredients: aromatic pine and enlivening eucalyptus.
Cle de Peau Beaute Collection Feeries d’Hiver — Winter Wonderland La Creme, $875
Together with Italian illustrator Daria Petrili, this limited edition collection includes the luxurious La Creme, which now comes in this uber Instagrammable packaging.
Diptyque Gold Feu De Bois Candle, $730, Escentials
The Paris-based brand that’s known for its scented candles has teamed up with Parisian designer Pierre Marie for a collection known as The Legend of The North. This limited edition indoor and outdoor candle comes in a manufacture virebent ceramic vessel, hand enameled with gold.
Porcelain Triple Moisture Kit, $269
The kit comprises the brand’s Aloe Recovery Gel, Hydraclear Gel, Botanical Soothing Gel and a complimentary pouch in either a matte or velvet finish.
Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX 5 Scents Holiday Set, $130
This includes five of the brand’s popular First Care Activating Serum, each of which feature different scents like woody, floral, fruity, spicy and it’s classic scent, herbal.