Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Makeup Mavens



If you’re as much of a beauty buff as I am, then these gift suggestions might be something you’d like for yourself! But alas, tis the season of goodwill and all that…

Beauty starts from within, so make it easier for your loved one to be good to themselves with the Corkcicle copper canteen (£20), so they can sip on the good stuff all day long and ensure that they are looking and feeling fabulous inside and out! Another great choice along the same lines is Wendy Rowe’s ‘Eat Beautiful’ book, which is packed with expert tips and recipes to nourish the body and the skin.

Candles are a classic gift, but for the beauty lovers out there, why not treat them to a luxurious massage candle? Oskia’s Rose de Mai massage candle (£36) is packed full of feel-good ingredients and smells incredible too; just light and then when the candle is melting, you can pour onto skin and use as a nourishing massage oil.

For fussy friends, a beauty box subscription is a fabulous choice; it means that they’re getting a little unexpected treat every month and you get the kudos of introducing them to their new favourite products. One great choice is the beauty box subscription from LookFantastic, which is £15 for one month but gets better value-for-money the longer you opt for.

A great gift for glamour pusses is House of Intuition’s Glow Scrub (£9.95) – created with raw ingredients including sugar, honey, epsom salts and vanilla, this delicious-smelling scrub will slough off dead and dry skin for glowing, supermodel-esque limbs in a flash!

For perfume connoisseurs, Penhaligon’s Scent Library is only £18 and provides ten of the brands best-loved fragrances, housed in individual bottles for on-the-go elegance.

If you’re looking to really treat someone this Christmas, you can’t really go wrong with a luxe beauty gift that they might not have bought for themselves. And if they’re really serious about makeup, they may well have fallen head-over-heels for Hourglass’ latest release, the Ambient Lighting Limited Edition Surreal Light Palette, which, at £65, is out of budget for many of us. This palette is properly beautiful and is sure to light them up this Christmas, before they even use it!

Finally, for a fun stocking filler or for beauty on a budget, you can’t go wrong with Topshop’s Mini Lip Bullet Trio (£12.50). Offering three of the brands creamy lip bullets in a mix of universally flattering shades, they’ll be sure to love this gorgeous gift!



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