THE TOP 10 BEAUTY XMAS GIFT GUIDE – COSMETICS
Cosmetics are the perfect gift for pretty much any woman and it doesn’t get better than this lovely lot. From cute sets to luxurious palettes, these ten beauties are a sure-fire hit when it comes to treating someone (or just spoiling yourself!).
DOLCE & GABBANA VOYAGE TRAVEL PALETTE
The chic leopard print packaging alone is bound to make any girl very happy this Christmas, and inside, it just gets better! It consists of four gorgeous eye shades that are perfect for creating a smoky peeper. There are also two lipstick shades, an illuminator and blush – hello, party season.
ELIZABETH ARDEN GOLDEN OPULENCE COLOUR COLLECTION
Any make-up fanatic will adore this luxe collection of goodies from Elizabeth Arden. Brilliant for glamming up, there’s a radiant highlighter trio and smudge-proof liquid eyeliner for creating a feline flick. It also includes a pout-perfecting lip gloss that helps to plump lips and a quad of flattering eye shadows. www.boots.com
GLO & RAY BALLOON POP SKY BREAKER LASTING SILKY EYELINER SET
Every girl loves a new eyeliner and this little set is ideal for those wanting to experiment with their look. It contains six high-pigmented, long-lasting pencils in a selection of colours and finishes, including mattes and metallics. There’s even a pencil sharpener for ultimate precision.
LIPSTICK QUEEN ICE QUEEN STORY
We love this adorable gift from the lippy experts at Lipstick Queen. Stealing our hearts with its super cute book cover packaging, it contains two amazing lipsticks: Wine Sinner – a matte wine hue – and Ice Queen – a lip illuminator. Wear separately or team together for a shimmering, sexy finish.
ILLAMASQUA EYE SHADOW PALETTE – CELESTIAL
There’s no such thing as too many eye shadow palettes and this one is fast becoming one of our faves. It combines four cream-to-powder shadows that are packed with colour and will allow you to create a whole selection of different looks. Shades are: Shades Quell – a champagne shimmer, Solace – an industrial grey, Jubilance – a warm copper and Orb – an iridescent black.
NAILED GEL WEAR INSTANT GLAMOUR TRIO
This trio of polishes will create the look, feel and last as a professional gel nail thanks to its advanced formula. Its three-step formula of base, colour and gloss will keep talons lasting longer than ever – result!
TED BAKER SPLENDOUR SET – LIPS & NAILS
Feast your eyes on this magical set of lipsticks and nail polishes from Ted Baker. Containing a whopping six lippies and six polishes, this generous collection will see you through an occasion.
TEMPLE SPA MAKE AN ENTRANCE LIP & NAIL DUO
No colour is more festive than red, so why not treat yourself or a pal to this glitzy duo? It features a glossy scarlet nail polish – which contains vitamin E to nourish nails – and a shiny red lip gloss that works to keep your pout super soft, as well as delivering a glam finish.
SMASHBOX ART. LOVE. COLOR. MASTERCLASS PALETTE HOLIDAY 2015 EDITION
It would be a crime to not include this incredible palette from Smashbox. Inspired by the artist Yago Hortal, this two-side palette is packed with a huge selection of 40 different shades for eyes and cheeks. Ranging from bold and vibrant to subtle and natural, we dare you to find someone who won’t want this under their Christmas tree.
Feature: Kathryn Lewsey