10 Best Beauty Gifts For Christmas 2016


Finding the perfect festive gift is not easy, but luckily the beauty industry has your back. Or, if you’re making your own Christmas wish-list, make sure these rather special options are right at the top. To help you navigate through all the glitz and glam, SKIN has narrowed down the 10 best beauty gifts that are so good you’ll want yo keep them for yourself!


Chanel Ombres Lamées de Chanel


Available exclusively at Chanel boutiques, Ombres Lamées de Chanel – an eyeshadow palette sure to elicit gasps of excitement and delight upon opening it come Christmas morning. It’s the prettiest Chanel compact she has ever seen. This gift is perfect for somebody who seemingly has it all.


I Wish Upon A Star


The Sloane Shop introduces Magic Skin Kits featuring Skin Superfood Red Algae and Skin Superfood Pumpkin Purifying Peel. This must-have Christmas kit turns back the ageing clock with superstar antioxidants. Jam-packed with ceramics and astaxanthin goodness, Skin Superfood Red Algae helps to restore dermal elasticity and prevent formation of winkles and lines. Astaxanthin is the world’s most powerful antioxidant (6000 times more potent than Vitamin C). Skin Superfood Pumpkin Purifying Peel delivers enzymes of super fruit to treat fine lines, improve texture and pore size leaving skin fabulously radiant.  Get your loved one ready for their close-up this festive season with these miracle workers. Pick one up before they’re all gone!


Supersonic Hair


Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer – arguably the most talk-about beauty launch of the year. Who wouldn’t want a fabulously designed hairdryer to dry hair faster and more quietly than any other? Nothing beats the gift of great hair – every single day. SKIN’s beauty editors have had this high-tech hair dryer on their holiday wish list for months!


Candle Collection


There’s Christmas candles and then there’s this Christmas candle collection.Who wouldn’t adore this five-piece miniatures candle collection by Jo Malone London? It includes the brand’s top-selling scents (Pomegranate Noir, Peony & Blush Suede, Green Tomato Leaf, Sweet Almond & Macaroon and Frosted Cherry & Clove). Now, that’s a Christmas treat.


Benefit Girlesque Gift Set

Whether you’re looking to save a little money or wanting to gift more (for less), this gift set won’t disappoint. The products would cost you more if you bought them individually. This all-thriller products are Benefit stars. Includes everything you need for long lashes, rosy cheeks & sun kissed skin! Now your girlfriend can go from naughty to hottie with this full face makeup set!


Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics


Urban Decay reminds us to be back in the basic’s game. Naked Ultimate Basics – an all inclusive set that features 12 exclusive shades neutral enough for everything from cool skin tones to warm olive complexions. This must-have gift is perfect for every makeup lover. You can’t go wrong with these universally flattering shades, and they offer a wide variety of mix and matchable hues. For a matte look that radiates this festive season. Available at Sephora worldwide.


Living Proof Perfect Hair Kit


A perfect festive gift set for beautiful and visibly healthier strands. This trio set features Perfect Hair Day Shampoo, that helps you wash less often for a healthier hair care regime, The Perfect hair Day conditioner helps to improve hair health instantly and The Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment strengthens, volumizes and smoothens your strands in one easy step. It’s suitable for almost all hair types – straight, wavy, curly or coiled.


Christmas Kit: I Spy With My Little Eyes


This pampering treatment set includes Hardy & Co. Lush Lash and Sloane Inc. Youth Oil for a more alluring peeper this Christmas. Lush Lash creates beautiful lashes that look extended and lifted naturally by encouraging growth and strengthening follicles. Sweep on and your eyes transform into a dazzling wide-eyed look. To stay forever young, it is paired perfected with Youth Oil, a formula designed to soften and smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles while turning the ageing clock of the periorbital region. Carefully formulated with 100% Organic Rosehip Oil to deliver vital nutrients to promote radiant, healthy looking skin and tone under eye areas.


Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set


Deborah Lippmann’s Ice Queen Nail Polish Set comes just in time for the holidays. A two-piece gift set featuring a classic red shade and a golden topper nail polish perfect for this festive party season. Let your mani stand out this Christmas with a classic sanguine red shade and a golden shimmer with mirror-like reflection. Infused with green tea extract and biotin, these long-lasting formulas dry quickly. Treat your loved one like a queen with this nail duo this Christmas.


Sephora Collection


A seven-piece deluxe antibacterial brush set is another perfect gift for the makeup lover this festive season. Each of these professional-quality brushes is treated with antimicrobial technology that helps to keep the brushes fresher for longer and is suitable even the most sensitive skin. The set also includes a faux cracked leather pouch to keep the brushes clean and organised. This seven-piece set contains brush for powder, foundation, concealer, eye blender, flat eyeliner, brow comb, lip liner, angled eye shadow and a leather brush pouch. What’s not to love about this genius set? Pick one up for your loved one and she’ll be delighted come Christmas morning.


– By Jennifer Wu