These Christmas gift ideas will get every beauty junkie into the holiday spirit.
BRB, we’re currently obsessing over these Christmas beauty gifts and are this close to getting ‘em for ourselves. Hey, we just might sneak a few into our wishlist. We’ve carefully curated a list of skincare, haircare and makeup gift sets that will put a huge smile on every beauty junkie’s face. Ready, set, add to cart!
Best Christmas beauty gifts
For a heavy dose of sparkle and glitter: Mac Frosted Firework collection
We’ve got our eyes set on the Firelit Kit ($89) that comes with a limited edition firework-embossed Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighter in gold or champagne and a handy brush packaged in a shimmering pouch. Pop this in your bag for some on-the-go glow up action. Hey, you could even put your reusable face mask in that pouch for pizzazz. Or go all out with the ultimate Colour Out Loud Holiday Vault ($299) and get exclusive lipsticks, lip gloss, eye shadow pods and highlighters clad in frosted pink holographic cases.
Mac Frosted Firework collection, available at all MAC boutiques and select departmental stores
For the young ones: Glowfully Glowing Skin Bundle
Reap all the benefits of Glowfully’s essential items in this pretty-in-pink limited edition Christmas beauty gift set! Treat your skin to the gentle charcoal beads gel cleanser, hydrating mist toner and healing elixir moisturiser. In case you didn’t know, Glowfully’s products are totally gentle and safe for kids. Grab this kit for your little ones or nieces and nephews.
Glowfully Glowing Skin Bundle, $110, available online
For sheet mask lovers: Klaypeau Holiday Kit
Your Santee’s not into diaries and planners? Klaypeau’s eight-piece mask book will totally be up their alley. Featuring best-sellers from brands like Orgaid, L’Herboflore, Dr Althea, Benton, Shangpree and Twotsp, the sheet masks tackle various concerns and skin types.
Klaypeau Holiday Kit, $58.80, available online
For looking like an eternal ‘glow-ddess’: Becca Cosmetics x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Light Essentials Kit
Add thrice the glow with three mini shades of Becca’s iconic highlighter. Available in cool prismatic packaging, the highlighters give a luminous glow without looking chalky. Our tip: Split this value-for-dollar gift among your three girlfriends or add ‘em to their personalised gift hamper.
Becca Cosmetics x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Light Essentials Kit, $55, available online and at Sephora
For a wild Christmas: Sephora Collection Wild Wishes holiday collection
Take a ride on the wild side with Sephora’s show-stopping holiday series. A departure from last year’s adorable penguins, this time it’s all about neon colours, specks of gold and a touch of animal prints. There are countless items to pick from (trust us, we love everything we’ve laid our eyes on). But if we had to choose, we’d go for the Wild Days Eyes and Face Palette ($29) with jewel-toned matte and shimmery eyeshadows and highlighter pods.
The Cleanse + Glow Duo Set ($32) is a power-packed combo which features bestsellers such as the cleansing micellar water and glow serum to prep our skin. We also can’t ignore the Wild Wishes Double-Ended Brush Set ($44) with essential cheek, eye and brow brushes for beginners. See, told you we couldn’t pick a fave!
Sephora Collection Wild Wishes holiday collection, from $4, available at Sephora stores and online
For value-for-$$$ skincare: First Aid Beauty All That Fab Skincare Gift Set
This limited-edition holiday kit has all the essentials for soiree-ready skin. Think items like daily facial pads doused in lactic and glycolic acids, brightening eye cream with niacinamide, sulfate-free gentle cleanser, lip treatment and the cult-favourite Ultra Repair Cream.
First Aid Beauty All That Fab Skincare Gift Set, $75, available online and at Sephora
Makeup that’ll make you go ‘oh, snap!’: Fenty Beauty Full Snap Eyeshadow + Mini Mascara Holo’Daze Set
Fenty Beauty gifts us new eyeshadow shades in the form of this limited edition snap shadow palette. Play around with six matte and shimmer shades of nudes, purple and rose. And for the final touch, go with the Full Frontal Mascara, which comes in a handy travel-friendly size. Your makeup junkie friend will thank you.
Fenty Beauty Full Snap Eyeshadow + Mini Mascara Holo’Daze Set, $44, available at Sephora stores and online
For fun in the shower: Frank Body Shower Party Kit
Add some fun to your pre-party prep with Frank Body’s shower party kit. Featuring the best-selling Original Coffee Scrub and newbie Fizzy Scrub, toggle between the rich blend of coffee, sweet almond oil and vitamin E, or the sherbet-scented sugar scrub that’ll bubble up on your skin.
Frank Body Shower Party Kit, $31, available online and at Sephora
Skip the filter and go au naturale: Mario Badescu Dew It For the Glow Skincare Set
Get ready for the dewiest skin yet! This kit has all you need for porcelain skin – an enzyme cleansing gel, a witch hazel and rosewater toner, a facial spray, and hyaluronic dew cream and drops. The set also comes in a cute gift package with cool festive theme illustrations and even a handle to carry to your Christmas party. We’re so here for dewy skin!
Mario Badescu Dew It For the Glow Skincare Set, $43, available at Sephora stores and online
For all ‘round glass skin: NudeStix Nude Bloom Kit
Your friends can recreate the popular ‘glass skin’ look with the Nude Bloom kit. Curated by Korean influencer Pony Park, the four-piece kit comes in a pink makeup pouch designed by Pony herself. Say hello to soft and creamy blush, eye cream, lip gloss and highlighter. As with every Nudestix product, each piece doubles up as a multi-tasker too!
NudeStix Nude Bloom Kit, $99, available online and at Sephora
For overnight hydration: Laneige Mini Lip and Sleeping Mask Sets
Ardent readers will know how much we love the brand’s best-selling sleeping mask series. You can now get them in cute stocking stuffers. Select from the Mini Lip Sleeping Mask Set ($30) or Mini Sleeping Mask Set ($46) to get three fruity flavours for your lips or target various skin concerns for your money maker. C’mon, we’ll need all the hydration after long nights of binge-watching Christmas shows or partying at home.
Laneige Mini Lip and Sleeping Mask Sets, from $30, available at all Laneige boutiques and online
Glide on Christmas-inspired shades: Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Golden Nights Eye Shadow Palettes
Pierce into the souls of annoying relatives this Christmas with some popping eyeshadow palettes. Available in Black Night (shades of black, burgundy and deep blues) and Golden Snow (glittery warm browns and touches of gold), the pretty palettes are also embossed with a giant snowflake. Super chic!
Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Golden Nights, $107 each, available at Dior Beauty boutiques, counters, Sephora and online
Hello, smokey eyes: Milani Most Wanted Eyeshadow Palette
Your lip game may be compromised (no thanks to face masks) but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on your eyes. Add a festive touch to your peepers with Milani’s series of alluring eyeshadow palettes. We’re channeling moody winter weather vibes – and a touch of sparkle, of course – with the 140 Rosy Revenge palette. Think velvety smooth rosy pinks and purples that are easily blendable. The palette also comes in 110 Partner In Crime (warm browns and nudes) and 130 Burning Desire (warm terracotta browns).
Milani Most Wanted Eyeshadow Palette, $20.40, available at Watsons stores and online
Show some love to your hair: Briogeo Detox + Restore Kit
We’ve got plenty of goodies for our face and body, so there’s no reason why our hair should be left out. Brigeo’s Detox + Restore kit has all you’ll need for silky smooth locks this holiday season. Remove all nasties with the exfoliating scalp scrub shampoo and follow up with its iconic deep conditioning mask to repair and restore those tresses. Both come in regular sizes, which means more bang for your buck.
Briogeo Detox + Restore Kit: Scalp Revival Scalp Scrub Shampoo + Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask, $75, available at Sephora stores and online
For a ridiculously adorable advent calendar: The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendars
For someone who’s a fan of this cruelty-free brand, why not give the mother of all Christmas gifts – advent calendars for all budgets! This year, The Body Shop presents three sweet sizes at $89, $109 and $229. Your loved one will squeal over full-sized iconic products, hot-off-the-press new launches and special edition collections including seasonal ranges like Festive Berry, Warm Vanilla and Winter Jasmine. Or get your hands on ready-to-gift winter party makeup, gifts sets and festive edition scents. To spread the festive cheer, $0.10 from every transaction made in-store and online till 31 December will be donated to Daughters Of Tomorrow, an initiative that helps underprivileged women.
The Body Shop Make It Real Together Advent Calendars, from $89, available at various locations islandwide and online
A reminder to treat your skin right: Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Glow Be Merry Skincare Kit
Get your (or your friend’s) acid game in check with this Christmas beauty gift. It’s packed with iconic items including the Alpha Beta Extra Strength daily Peel, a full-sized C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm vitamin C serum and a kit-sized C+ Collagen Deep Cream moisturiser. You’ll be on your way to glowing skin this holiday season. No need for gift wrapping; the kit comes in a bright red and gold box that’ll complement any Christmas tree.
Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Glow Be Merry Skincare Kit, available at Sephora stores and online
For a French-inspired look: Ange Gardien Paris Vitamins Showtime Eye Palette
From the artisanal French perfume and beauty brand, Ange Gardien Paris, comes a newly launched eyeshadow palette filled with glittery and warm shades. The Vitamins Showtime Eye Palette is as pretty as it is good for your skin. Each shade is infused with sunflower seed oil, rich in vitamins and antioxidants to benefit your skin. That, and the festive colour selection (think pinks, coppers and rubies), is all we need for a holiday eye look.
Ange Gardien Paris Vitamins Showtime Eye Palette, $78, available at Tangs
For the skin of your dreams: Glow Recipe Glowing Skin Trio
Treat yourself or a loved one to a radiance-enhancing skincare kit. Glow Recipe’s Glowing Skin Trio has some of the brand’s best products to get your glow on. The set includes blueberry bounce gentle cleanser, avocado retinol eye sleeping mask and banana souffle moisture cream. Psst: They smell as fruity as they sound! Plus, these products are vegan, cruelty-free and come in recyclable packaging.
Glow Recipe Glowing Skin Trio, $64, available at Sephora stores and online
Ahh, we can’t wait to be the best beauty Santa this year! Which is your favourite Christmas beauty gift?