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The Beauty Edit: Christmas Gift Guide

The Beauty Edit: Christmas Gift Guide

Whether you’re putting together your own wish list, or looking to spoil your loved ones this Christmas, we’ve got every kind of beauty addict covered. From fragrance to skincare and makeup, here are our favourite products and holiday launches to consider this silly season.

Go-To Face Hero Extra Limited Edition Face Oil

Since launching in 2014, the brand’s ethos has been to make skincare less stressful, with non-irritating, no-bullshit products. Safe to say the team behind Go-To have succeeded in this goal, with the oh-so loved Face Hero shooting to cult status in record time. 

Formulated with 10 plant and nut oils, Face Hero facial oil boasts calming, soothing and restorative properties, while also working to hydrate and protect the skin, including those with sensitive skin. If it wasn’t gift-worthy enough before — its pretty peach packaging has been temporarily upgraded to (a bigger) show-stopping gold version, making it the cutest, most festive gift option for loved ones of all skin types.  

Shop Go-To Face Hero Extra here.

Fenty Beauty Glow Trio Face, Lip & Body

It’s hard to pass up Fenty Beauty during the holiday season…even more so when the brand’s limited edition Christmas offering includes three iconic products in a single set.

Say hello to the Glow Trio Face, Lip and Body set. The set includes bestselling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush and Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in Fenty Glow to ensure you’re glowing (Fenty style) for silly season festivities from head-to-toe. 

Shop the Fenty Beauty Glow Trio here.

Morphe The Big Prime Lash Primer + Make It Big Volumizing Mascara

Regardless of who you’re buying for (yourself included), a volumizing lash duo is always a safe bet. The viral brand with a finger on the pulse, Morphe is (or should be) your go-to when it comes to makeup that makes a statement.

Pair the newly launched Big Prime Lash Primer with the Make It Big Volumizing Mascara for show stopping volume. Alternatively if you’re feeling particularly festive, try the Big Prime Lash Primer solo (as recommended by Lipstick Nick) to add some colour with the electric blue finish. 

Shop Morphe The Big Prime Lash Primer here and the Make It Big Volumizing Mascara here.

Olaplex Complete Styling Kit

While shampoo and conditioner could seem like a non-event when it comes to Christmas gifting, Olaplex is the exception. And with a kit like this, it’s not hard to see why.

The ultimate in hair repair (for all hair types but especially coloured and damaged hair) the four included products work to repair split ends, re-link broken bonds, increase softness and shine, as well as protect from heat styling up to 230°C. The limited edition pack includes the No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, No.6 Bond Smoother and No.7 Bonding Oil.

Consider this the quickest way to the top of the best friend list.

Shop the Olaplex Complete Styling Kit here.

Marc Jacobs Perfect EDP

When it comes to gifting, fragrance is an obvious choice… and what better place to start than with Marc Jacobs.

From the universally beloved Daisy, to the glamorous and indulgent Decadence, comes the latest scent from the brand, Perfect. Modern, bright and playful, the fragrance combines notes of daffodil, almond milk, cedar wood and cashmeran, with messaging of self-love, optimism and authenticity. Sounds like the perfect gift to me.

Shop Marc Jacobs Perfect EDP here.

Ultra Violette Skinscreen Collection

Whether you’re buying for an SPF addict or that friend you’re still trying to convince to wear sunscreen on a cloudy day, this is the kind of gift you can feel really good about. Making sunscreen cool since launching in January 2019, Ultra Violette have created makeup-friendly formulas for every skin type that don’t compromise on UV protection.

With full-size versions of Queen Screen SPF 50+, Supreme Screen SPF 50+, Clean Screen SPF 50+ and Extreme Screen SPF 50+, the Skinscreen Collection comes packaged in the world’s cutest (no, I’m not exaggerating) silicone bag.

Now they’ll never have an excuse to not be wearing SPF.

Shop the Ultra Violette Skinscreen Collection here.

M.A.C Cosmetics Show Stopper Powder Kiss Lipstick Kit

There are few things more iconic in the beauty world than a M.A.C Cosmetics lip colour…combine this with limited edition holiday packaging and I daresay we’ve found a Christmas winner.

With the brand’s unique matte meets moisture formula, eight hour wear and five best-selling shades, holiday makeup looks just got so much more interesting. The Show Stopper Powder Lipstick Kit shades include Stay Curious, Fall in Love, Werk, Werk, Werk, Devote to Chili and Mull it Over.

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Shop the M.A.C Cosmetics Show Stopper Powder Kiss Lipstick Kit here.

Napoleon Perdis Happy Holla 10-Piece Brush Set

If your friends say they don’t need new makeup brushes, they’re lying…meaning Napoleon Perdis basically has you covered for any and all gift categories this Christmas.

The limited edition, vegan, 10-Piece set caters for beginners and experts alike, with labelled brushes to blend, line, shade, smudge and highlight. Plus, comes in a travel case to help keep your brushes in the best condition.

Shop the Napoleon Perdis Happy Holla 10-Piece Brush Set here.

Dior Sparkling Couture Palette Multi-Use Face, Lip & Eye

A little bit of luxury never goes astray on Christmas, and nothing says luxury like Dior.

A true multi-tasker, the holiday-inspired palette consists of six matte and shimmer eyeshadow shades, four lip colours, two blush shades, one illuminating face powder, plus two dual ended application tools and a blush applicator.

Shop the Dior Sparkling Couture Palette Multi-Use Face Lip & Eye here.

OUAI North Bondi EDP + Body Créme Kit (Limited Edition)

If you trust the Kardashian-Jenners’ taste — and at this point, who doesn’t— you’ll have likely heard of OUAI. Launched in 2014 as a haircare brand by celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin, OUAI has since moved into lifestyle including fragrance and body.

Chic and minimal, OUAI’s signature scent (and corresponding body créme) is inspired by and named after Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach; embodying the city meeting the sea with a combination of florals and musk.

As far as gifting goes, OUAI has even the most difficult people in your life covered.

Shop the OUAI North Bondi EDP + Body Créme Kit (Limited Edition) set here.

We understand this is a unique and difficult time and that some people may be under more financial pressure than usual. On-site, our intention is to help those who are actively looking for recommendations, not to add pressure or expectation at an already stressful time of year. We hope we can provide useful information for those who need it and are sending love to anyone struggling over the holiday period.

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