For the verified beauty fanatic, Happy Holidays is best translated as a bag brimming with beauty products that will last them another year of keeping pretty. And no, you don't just want to give them a neutral palette you've fished in the drugstore. What they want are highly-pigmented shadows, dazzling highlighters, velvety lipsticks, and perfect skincare. You need to scour the best brands that instantly speak B-E-A-U-T-Y. If you're planning to give a woman of the world make up this season, here are your best bets. These brands, most likely, are in their wishlist.
Crème de la Mer. Bait your breath. This potent moisturizing cream is perfect for all skin types and creates a lovely dewy finish once you put it on. It's like a beauty holy grail; the Miracle Broth it possesses is a natural elixir that soothes and smoothens your skin. Give her this iconic jar and she'd swoon for days.
KNC Beauty All-Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask. One small pack comes with a shooting star-shaped mask that she could put under her eye for 15 minutes at most before her Zzzs. Like magic, this tiny wonder contains natural ingredients, including Collagen, Retinol, and Aloe that instantly reduces swelling and dark circles. The best present this Christmas is saying goodbye to eye bags!
Pat McGrath MatteTrance Lipstick Trio. Sensual, creamy, and intensely pigmented, this lipstick trio from Pat McGrath immediately beckons attention when she needs it. The matte opacity covers the lips with rich color while offering hydration - who doesn't hate chapped and dry lips? Give her the gift of a lingering kiss with this highly-lauded set.
Foreo LUNA 2 for Sensitive Skin. Having great skin is investing in it, like purchasing a cult-favorite cleansing and anti-ageing device. Foreo LUNA 2 has a version made for sensitive skin which offers 8,000 sonic pulsations per minute, making the layers more firmer and elastic, thus prepping it for the absorption of other skincare products. Who says technology can't meet beauty?
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. Help her turn back time by giving her a youthful glow with this Estée Lauder best-seller. This powerful evening serum boasts solutions for fine lines, uneven skin tone and unwanted dryness, reducing the key signs of ageing. You'd be surprised: 99% of users attest to the improved moisture and radiance on their face. Highly-rated and reviewed, you can never go wrong with this beauty jar.
Leahlani Champagne Serum. A toast to beauty, this tiny version is a celebration for your skin. Enriched with chardonnay grapeseed oil, rose geranium and tea extracts, it reduces redness and brings back balance to her complexion. Farewell, unwanted patches! The cooling effect leaves a dewy, supple trail that helps skin recover its natural glow.
Grown Alchemist Hydra Day Cream. Straight from Australia, this small tube of wonder packs all the power of botanical-based skincare. Created with Camelia and Rosehip oil - two which are known to hydrate the skin, and Aloe Vera which soothes any inflammation, a drop of this non-greasy moisturizer preps her skin to face the day. It minimizes pores, balances the skin's oil production, and even heals the damages UV rays leaves on the skin. Slip this into her stockings (not the net kind, by the way), and let her celebrate the season looking and feeling radiant.
Items: Crème de la Mer (cremedelamer.com), KNC star eye mask (kncbeauty.com), MATTETRANCE™ lipstick trios (patmcgrath.com), Luna Facial Spa Massager (foreo.com), Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (esteelauder.com), Leahlani Champagne Serum (leahlaniskincare.com), Grown Alchemist (NET-A-PORTER)