December is upon us – and we’re already counting down the days to Christmas. With office parties, summertime soirees and just general merry madness – buying gifts for loved ones is sometimes a last minute rush that needs a little inspiration.
This year, beauty brands have an incredible selection of gifts and sets on offer. We’ve curated the ultimate selection of Christmas gifts to help you surprise and delight the women in your life. Be warned, some you’ll want for yourself!
THE PARTY PRINCESS
Estée Lauder Color Portfolio
The perfect gift for the party girl, the Estée Lauder Color Portfolio is a palette containing 46 bold shades for eyes, lips and cheeks made for getting the party started.
The palette features 28 of the brand’s best-selling eyeshadows, 6 Pure Color Envy Blushes, 9 Pure Color Envy Lip Colors, 1 Pure Color Envy Gloss, and 2 Smoky Kohl Eyeliners.
RRP: $150, valued over $500 available online Estée Lauder and David Jones
Bobbi Brown Cool Dusk Eye Palette
Designed especially for that woman who loves to run from the desk straight to cocktails, the Bobbi Brown Cool Dusk Eye Palette is a compact featuring cool and polished shades in rich greys, creams, and browns.
The palette includes light, medium and dark matte shades for a classic Bobbi eye, plus two shades with a shimmer and sparkle finish for party-ready glamour. The sleek, faux-gold palette with embossed crest includes a large mirror and a Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush.
RRP: $89 available at selected David Jones, Myer and Mecca Maxima stores and at the Bobbi Brown Studio, Mosman
M.A.C. Cosmetics Nutcracker Sweet Essential Brush Kit
For that girl who knows the latest trends, likes to push boundaries, and doesn’t mind taking a few risks – M.A.C has created the Nutcracker Sweet Brush Kit. Inviting users to “twist, turn and tumble deeper into the Land of Dolls,” – M.A.C invites users of this collection to lose themselves in an eccentric kingdom of oversized treats and rosy-cheeked nutcrackers.
All brushes in the Nutcracker Sweet Brush Kit come with fuchsia handles and gold accents housed in a matching fuchsia and burgundy-striped pouch
RRP: $69 available at M.A.C. stores, Myer and David Jones
THE GOLDEN GIRL
Revlon Glowing in Love Gift Set
We’ve all got those friends/family who seem to always have a natural glow about them. For everybody else – there’s Revlon. This season, the brand is encouraging everyone to get their glow on with the Revlon Glowing in Love Gift Set.
The gift set includes Photoready™ Perfecting Primer, Photoready™ Eye Primer + Brightener, PhotoReady Insta-Fix™ Highlight – Gold Light and Revlon® Highlighting Palette – Bronze Glow
RRP: $34.95 valued over $111 available at Myer, David Jones, Target and Australian Independent Pharmacies
La Prairie Ultimate Platinum Indulgences
The elegant girl is always immaculate. She likes her designer brands – and doesn’t skimp on anything, whether that be hosting a luxe dinner party for friends or indulging in a skin treatment; La Prairie couldn’t be a more perfect gift. The Ultimate Platinum Indulgences Limited Edition Set offers an unparalleled platinum experience with its package of essentials.
The La Prairie Ultimate Platinum Indulgences pack includes the Cellular Cream Platinum Rare (30ml), Cellular Eye Cream Platinum Rare (20ml), Cellular Serum Platinum Rare (30ml) and Cellular Eye Essence Platinum Rare (15ml).
RRP: $2,280 available at La Prairie with complimentary express shipping and gift packaging.
La Mer Holiday Wonders: The Ultimate Sculpting Collection
With La Mer a global leader when it comes to luxury skincare, its limited-edition Holiday Wonders collection is the perfect beauty addition for that person who is always polished to perfection. The Ultimate Sculpting Collection features a transformative trio of skincare products that work to visibly lift and firm.
The Ultimate Sculpting Collection includes Crème de la Mer 30ml, The Lifting and Firming Mask 50ml, The Lifting Contour Serum 15ml.
RRP: $600 available at select David Jones and Mecca Cosmetica stores as well as http://www.cremedelamer.com.au
Tom Ford Black Orchid Collection
The sophisticated girl is in touch with her feminine side, and knows how to use it to her advantage. The Tom Ford Black Orchid Collection makes the perfect gift for her with the fragrance’s deep notes of black orchids and spice creating a luxurious and sensual air of modern mystery. A sexy and timeless showstopper.
The Tom Ford Black Orchid Collection features Eau de Parfum (50ml), Eau de Parfum Touch Point (6ml), and Hydrating Emulsion (75ml).
RRP: $220 available at David Jones
Featuring five of Aerin Lauder’s best-selling mini fragrances curated for every season in a single coffret, the limited-edition collection is the perfect gift for a woman juggling multiple homes, exotic destinations and the life of a modern goddess.
The AERIN Coffret includes Amber Musk, Lilac Path, Waterlilly Sun, Mediterranean Honeysuckle, and Tangier Vanille.
RRP: $150 available online Estée Lauder and David Jones
THE FEMME FATALE
Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum
A flight of fancy for fragrance lovers, the floral bouquet of the J’adore Eau de Parfum is the perfect gift for the feminine girl. Celebrated as a legendary classic, J’adore still attracts a new generation of fans and continues to hold a sense of mystery.
The Dior Eau de Parfum J’adore comes housed in the iconic glass bottle stylised with reference of traditional art and couture craftsmanship of the fashion house.
RRP: $240 for 100ml stockist details 02 9295 9036
The Super Woman
Tory Burch Signature Set
The gorgeous set features 3 essentials from the Tory Burch collection. The scent captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Feminine and tomboy. Easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver. Beautifully presented in a gold-and-ivory fretwork box.
The Set contains a Tory Burch 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, a 100 ml Body Lotion and a 100 ml Bath & Shower Gel.