Finally, it’s time to start off our Christmas Gift Guide series *cue Jingle Bells office sing-a-long*! Call us crazy but we’ve been waiting for this since we launched back in March. We’re not even joking.
Over the next few weeks, our usual Friday Wish Lists will be replaced with the ultimate beauty Christmas Gift Guides. We hope these prove useful not only to our regular TLBG readers but those wildly searching for the ultimate beauty gift; the one that produces the biggest smile and, if you’ve really hit the mark, a squeal of unbridled delight!
With that in mind, we’re kicking off with the biggies, the ones that if you don’t buy them before they sell out, you (and the person you’re buying for) won’t be having a very merry Christmas AT ALL.
Credit cards at the ready… let’s shop!
1. Laura Mercier Stroke Of Genius Luxe Brush Collection – £65 (BUY HERE)
All of the key tools a girl needs to sculpt, highlight, contour and define. This sleekly-packaged brush collection includes Laura Mercier’s Flat Eye Liner Brush, Eye Crease Brush, All Over Eye Colour Brush, Ponytail Brush, Cheek Colour Brush and Secret Camouflage Brush.
2. Charlotte Tilbury The Uptown Girl Set – £140 (BUY HERE)
Ask any beauty lover what they want for Christmas, and we’ll bet some (or all!) of the Charlotte Tilbury make-up range will be close to the top of their list. This capsule set is not only a perfect introduction to the brand for newbies but a great addition to a CT fan’s collection. The Uptown Girl Gift Box contains: The Uptown Girl Eyeshadow, Audrey Eye Liner, Glossy Black Mascara, Love Glow Blusher, Pink Venus Lip Liner, Bitch Perfect Lipstick, Sweet Stiletto Lip Gloss, Makeup Bag, Gift Box, Gift Card and Look Card. There are 11 more ‘looks’ to choose from if you feel The Uptown Girl colourway isn’t quite right.
3. Christian Louboutin Beaute Survivita Velvet Matte – £60 (BUY HERE)
The very epitome of luxury beauty – expensive, designer and golden! Only really really good girls will be getting one of these lipsticks for Christmas, that’s for sure. Housed in a luxurious black lacquer box, the Middle Eastern and Art Deco inspired casing is reminiscent of a precious vial. The turret-like crown cap is topped with a small ring threaded with a silk ribbon, which turns the lip colour into a (somewhat hefty) necklace.
4. Velour Silk Lashes Holiday Edition Lash Book – $295 (BUY HERE)
An extravagant gift for glamour-pusses! This book-style gift box contains all 15 sets of silk lashes from the Velour Lash line.
5. Aerin Evening Rose Eau de Parfum – £120 (BUY HERE)
From the collection curated by Aerin Lauder, this luxurious perfume offers up a gorgeous, subtle scent and exquisite packaging. It would be a welcome addition to any discerning fragrance lover’s dressing table.
6. GHD Limited Edition Arctic Gold White Platinum™ Styler Gift Set – £165 (BUY HERE)
GHD can always be relied upon for bringing out a cracking Christmas edition styler… and they’ve done it again. Even those who have a perfectly good (albeit black *sniff*) GHD styler are going to be eternally grateful for this piece of snow white gadgetry. An arctic gold gift box opens to reveal a ghd platinum™ styler, co-ordinating heat mat and roll bag, plus two white sectioning clips.
7. Byredo La Selection Parfum 6 x12ml – £88 (BUY HERE)
We heart Byredo fragrances. The only thing better than finding a bottle of Byredo under our Christmas tree on December 25th, would be unwrapping a gift box filled with Byredo fragrances. Wish granted! This gift box presents 6 of the illustrious perfumier’s most iconic scents held in handy 12ml vials.
8. 001 Skincare Ultimate Renewal Serum Duo – £65 (BUY HERE)
If you’re avid readers of The Little Beauty Guide (of course you are – it’s lovely to see you again), you’ll well know we love a bit of 001 Skincare. This gift box is a great way to introduce the lucky recipient to the brand. It contains two of our favourite products for radiant, nourished skin – Active Marine Power Concentrate and the Intensive Elixir – along with a gold sequin clutch that’s sure to bring a bit of sparkle to NYE.
9. Bobbi Brown Secret To Standout Eyes Eyeshadow Set – £69 (BUY HERE)
Everyone loves a make-up palette, don’t they? Bobbi Brown is the master when it comes to giving us what we want, and the Secret To Standout Eyes Eyeshadow Set is proof of that. This is essentially everything you need for creating a multitude of eye looks – classic eyes, smoky eyes, party eyes – it’s all here. The set comprises a 12-shadow palette, Bobbi’s iconic full size Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, full size Smokey Eye Mascara and a mini Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.
10. Mulberry Make Up Case in Metallic Mushroom Goat – £165 (BUY HERE)
This sumptuous goatskin cosmetic bag lends a shimmery finish to the classic Mulberry styling. If a Bayswater is slightly out of reach, fear not, this is a lovely addition to any label-lover’s arsenal – it’s a true luxury buy in every sense.
11. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – £65 (BUY HERE)
Likely to be the no.1 item on any beauty aficionado’s wish list this Christmas – providing they don’t already have it of course! We’ve banged on about it enough and we’re not alone in feeling the love. It’s a stunning bit of kit, both inside and out, making it nothing short of essential. If you’re looking for a make-up gift and don’t know where to start, trust us, you’re on to a winner with this one.
12. Jo Malone Ultimate Pampering Collection – £195 (BUY HERE)
Jo Malone is synonymous with stylish luxury and for us, this is the very height of deluxe beauty gifts. The iconic box contains everything a modern woman needs to relax, indulge and unwind in style… Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne, Peony & Blush Suede Shower Oil, Orange Blossom Body & Hand Lotion, Blackberry & Bay Bath Oil and a Peony & Blush Suede Home Candle.
13. Guerlain Météorites Pearl Powder Collector, Christmas Edition – £50 (BUY HERE)
The only snowball we want anywhere near our face this winter! Guerlain’s quirky, yet elegant snowball casing opens up to reveal a large fluffy white powder puff, atop an array of shimmering stars and lustrous pearls. The Météorites Pearls light up the face in an illuminating and corrective halo to give the wearer endless radiance.