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The Best Beauty Gifts to Unwrap This Christmas

We hate to break it to you, but there’s just over 1 month to go until Christmas. And seeing as 2016 has flown by super quick, the last pay day before the big day will be here before we know it.

We’re all about getting ahead, so if you haven’t started to think about gift shopping yet, then you probably should. But don’t worry, it needn’t be as stressful as you think. There’s no gift like the gift of beauty, and with our curated and hand-picked gift guide, you’ll be loaded with fail-safe gift ideas.

From pretty pampering sets to the ultimate luxe makeup palettes, read on…

The Innovative Set

Our first and most favorite recommendation has to be these innovative FOREO facial sets – and mainly due to the fact they come in a female version, and a male! Treat a loved one to the ultimate cleansing routine with these FOREO specials, which combines the FOREO device with complimenting cleansers to leave skin feeling soft, refreshed and invigorated.

The Make-up Brush Set

If anyone knows make-up brushes, it’s Sigma. And as your ‘brow game’ is the biggest game of the year (and next year for that matter), this Brow Goals Brush Set is the one. It cleverly features everything you need for groomed and glamorous brows:

  • E06 Winged Liner: With a thin, angled tip for effortless, even application of make-up, the brush reaches every curve, crease and contour for ultimate precision.
  • E71 Highlight Diffuser: Best to highlight areas such as the brow bone with shorter side of brush or to soften edges.
  • E75 Angled Brow: Great for use with powder or gel, simply brush in a sketching motion to achieve a hair-like effect. Designed with an angled, firm edge for effortless application
  • E80 Brow and Lash: A spool shaped tool used for lash and brow grooming. Comb and tame eyebrows before or after brow products for superior separation and shape.

For a more facial focus, check out the Sigma Blushing Babe Set too. Armed with these professional tools, this gorgeous brush sets make a must-have for any beauty obsessive.

The Luxury Palette

Chocolate brown, creamy buttermilk, rich black and antique gold all combine together to make up the beautiful Eyeshadow Quad from Illamasqua. This palette is super special for the lady who loves to experiment with endless make-up looks to define and highlight the eyes.

These high quality colors won’t crease, fade or smudge, and come enclosed in a classic black casing complete with a convenient mirrored compact. Or, if you’d rather gift for the contouring queen, the Sculpting Face Powder Duo from Illamasqua is a face shaping genius.

The Skincare Savior

Premium skincare brand Eve Lom has put together The Perfecting Ritual Collection, and in our opinion, it’s a real special treatCombining four luxurious skincare products and a velvety soft cloth, the kit allows you to cleanse, moisturize and restore vitality for supple skin. Packaging in a gorgeous gold box, these products will be appreciated by any lady who wants to look after their skin in the new year.

As an additional treat, they’ve also launched a stunning jar of advanced peptide-packed capsules, as an intense nightly treatment. We think this Age Defying Smoothing Treatment is a gift your Mom’s will snap your hand off for!

The Pampering Treat

Treat a loved one to everything they have dreamed of when it comes to skincare treats. This Elemis Pearls of Wisdom Collection features a comprehensive selection of must-have skincare treats that harness the power of the sea to deliver anti-ageing action. Ideal for Mothers, Aunties, Sisters… anyone who loves to look after their complexion. The brands hero products including the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Super Serum Elixr, Marine Cream, Night Cream, Neck and Decolletage and Hydra Gel Eye Masks Cream, all housed in a vanity case with crash lock box.

If you wish to gift the gift of Elemis as more of an introduction to this professional brand, then check out the Beautifully Radiant Cleansing Collection. Four revitalizing products to make up the freshest glow-enhancing regime.

The Lip Kit

Lets not deny there is a huge growing beauty trend around plumped, enhanced lips. But why go to the effort of spending a fortune when you can create your fullest pout at home? Treat a beauty conscious friend who always has to have the best up-coming beauty products to this limited edition Fabulips Treatment, in which the products are performed in Bliss Spa’s. Let your girls create a luscious lip look in the comfort of their own home.

Another dedicated lip treat are these Skyn Iceland Plumping Lip Gels. No need for fillers with plumping patches!

The Haircare Heroes

It appears more women than ever before want those hair thickening, volumizing products. Give the greatest gift of them all with this Philip Kingsley Jet Set Kit. These travel sizes allow you to experiment with the products first, therefore great for those who want to try a professional range that gives incredible results. Containing the Body Building Shampoo, the Moisture Balancing Conditioner, and the most talked-about Elasticizer, which feature an amazing formula to restore suppleness, elasticity, shine and bounce.

Another body boosting set is the super cute, chunky bottles that make up the Body Building Duo. Your gift receiver will be in hair heaven!

For more holiday gift ideas, check out the SkinStore Holiday Gift Shop here for plenty of beautiful ideas!

Keep your eyes peeled for the launch of our Ultimate Holiday Beauty Gift Guide’s, where we’ll be exploring every gift range for all those important people in your life.



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