So, the Coca-Cola and John Lewis Christmas adverts have been aired, in among a million other festive TV commercials, so that can mean only one thing; Christmas is well and truly on it's way, dolls!
I've got a few gift lists coming up over the next couple of weeks to help you with all of your Christmas shopping! I thought I would start with my ultimate beauty Christmas gift guide, featuring some of my favourite products from makeup to fragrances and more.
All of these items are on my Christmas wish list and would be perfect for any makeup or beauty lover!
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1. bareMinerals Get Started Kit | £39.25
[sale price correct as of 19/11/14]
The bareMinerals Get Started Kit is a no-brainer for anyone who loves cosmetics. bareMinerals are a fantastic cosmetics brand (although, I'm sure you already knew that!) and any makeup fan will be pleased to add to their collection with the Get Started Kit! The contents of this kit are worth over £108, but the kit itself is only £39.25, so if you fancy getting into someone's good books, this is the ideal Christmas present!
The kit comes in four shades; light, medium, tan and dark. Each one contains:
- 2 bareMinerals original foundations matching the shade
- bareMinerals mineral veil finishing powder
- bareMinerals warmth all over face colour
- bareMinerals prime time foundation primer
- bareMinerals flawless application face brush
- bareMinerals full flawless face brush
- bareMinerals maximum coverage concealer brush or light stroke brush
- bareMinerals How-To DVD.
2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Makeup Pallet Christmas Gift Set | £35.00
Eyeshadow palletes and sets are a great idea for Christmas gifts for a beauty lover and even better when you can present them with a beautiful sparkly one. Bobbi Brown's cosmetics are beautifully luxe, and this Shimmer Brick Makeup Pallet is no different.
Designed especially for Christmas, it's a brick pallete containing a spectrum of ten shimmering gold/bronze shades that lets you customise your perfect shade by mixing and matching with all it's layers.
Delivered in it's sleek, stylish mirror compact case, this will put a smile on any makeup fanatics' face on Christmas Day!
3. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume 30ml | £44.00
This is probably one of the most talked about fragrances at the moment, I've seen so many people raving about it, so I had to pop down to my local perfume counter and see what all the fuss was about. I can confirm that it is definitely as amazing as everyone is saying.
For starters, the bottle is just stunning. I'm a huge fan of black glitter, and the hip-flask shaped container is coated in it, with a small break for a sleek pink circle with the Black Opium name embossed across it.
YSL describe the Black Opium perfume as:
"The new glam frock fragrance full of mystery and energy. An addictive gourmand floral with notes of: Black Coffee - for a shot of adrenaline; White florals - to instantly seduce; and Vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. WHAT'S STOPPING YOU?"
If that hasn't already got you rushing out to buy (or order online) for yourself, then you should definitely add it to your Christmas shopping list as a present for your most glamorous beauty addict!
4. Glossybox 6 month gift subscription | £54.00
If you know a makeup collector, you will probably know that one eyeshadow palette, or a lovely lipstick, probably isn't enough. So, why not give them a real treat with a subscription to Glossybox? Glossybox is a monthly beauty box that promises a package full of treats and samples every month, delivered straight to your door.
So, what could be better for someone who loves cosmetics?! Glossybox offer a couple of different gift subscription deals; 3 months for £28.50, 6 months for £54.00, and 12 months for £102, so depending how flush you are feeling, you can spoil your favourite makeup addict for a few months. Remember, a makeup addiction is for life, not just for Christmas.
5. DIORSKIN Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup | £37.00
Who wouldn't want to open a Christmas present and see the name 'Dior' staring back at them? Well, I would certainly love it. Dior have some wonderful products that would make fantastic gifts, but the one I am eyeing up at the moment is the DIORSKIN Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup. (Phew, that's a mouthful!)
Now, this isn't just a foundation, it also boasts fantastic skin care benefits thanks to their new revolutionary technology. With 9 shades to choose from, this present would definitely bring a sparkle to my eye, not to mention a flawless complexion!
6. EcoTools Fresh & Flawless Brush Set | £11.99
Makeup brushes are top priority for any beauty buff and while most people are found clambering for the Real Techniques or Zoeva brushes, I've got my eye on these EcoTools brushes.
Not only are they a fraction cheaper than the big brands, these makeup brushes are fully eco-conscious, 100% cruelty free with bamboo handles and beautifully soft brush heads.
They are totally fabulous to use, and also easy to clean and keep looking nice.
The Fresh & Flawless brush set contains:
- 1 flat concealer brush
- 1 buffing concealer brush
- 1 precision foundation brush
- 1 complexion blending brush
- 1 powder brush.
7. Wild About Beauty Safari Nights Eyeshadow Palette | £26.10
[sale price correct as of 19/11/14]
I was only recently introduced to Wild About Beauty by a friends, but I instantly fell in love with her Safari Nights palette so now I NEED it for myself!
What I like about Wild About Beauty, is their eye, lip and cheek products have nourishing properties. The Safari Nights palette is a mixture of neutral nudes and bronzes, containing:
- Powder eyeshadow in 03 Aine
- Powder eyeshadow in 08 Polly
- Creme Eyeshadow in 02 Edna
- Multi-purpose tint in 02 Sandra
- Nutrilips gloss in 02 Sasha
- Glow stick in 02 Benny
- Powder blush in 03 Kitty.
Now, the palette itself would be enough to keep me happy, but if you order from FeelUnique, you can actually blag yourself a FREE GIFT! Every order of the Safari Nights palette will receive a free Wild About Beauty Nutrilips Balm worth £14 (while stocks last). There are 3 shades available to choose from, so you can grab a gift for a friend and really spoilt them, with two treats! Or you could just keep it for yourself...
8. Stila In the Light Eye Shadow Palette | £25.00
Stila is one of those brands that I've heard amazing things about, I always say I want million things from their range, but still don't own anything; and I know I'm not alone. So, why don't you make a makeup lover's Christmas and get them a Stila palette.
My current fave is the 'In the Light' palette which is a lovely mixture of neutral shades from all ends of the colour wheel, plus an eyeliner. It's pretty much an essentials palette, which everyone should own, so let's buy it for all of our friends this Christmas.
The shades you get are:
- Bare; matte ivory shade
- Kitten; shimmery light pink
- Bliss; matte beige pink
- Sunsest; shimmery canyon pink
- Sandstone; matte light coco
- Champagne; shimmery light golden brown
- Glided gold; golden brown with shimmer
- Luster; dark aubergine with gold shimmer
- Night sky; blue with shimmer
- Ebony; black
- Smudge stick eyeliner in Damsel; matte brown.
9. Benefit Crescent Row Del-bella Gift Set | £29.50
The Crescent Row fragrance set from Benefit is a collection of four lovely perfumes in super-chi and beautifully designed bottles. The best thing about this set of fragrances, is that they are built, and put together, to layer; meaning you've got a whole combination of different scents to play with.
The four fragrances are:
- Benefit 'Laugh with me Lee Lee'
- Benefit 'Under my spell Noelle;
- Benefit 'Ring my Bella'
- Benefit 'My Place or yours Gina'.
For £29.50, this set of four perfumes bring a smile to every beauty fanatic's face, so why would you not let them unwrap it on Christmas day?!
10. Cath Kidston Billie Christmas Makeup Case | £10.00
I sometimes travel around at Christmas, seeing different parts of the family in different parts of the country, and when I'm in the wing of Christmas, I like EVERYTHING to be festive. And that includes my makeup bag, so I would be delighted to receive this super cute Cath Kidston Christmas makeup bag.
The festive red colour, tiny little stars and super cute Christmas doggies with presents is my current favourite Christmas makeup bag, so if you're looking for a makeup accessory for the girl who has too much makeup, this might just be the one!
It's also only £10. Bargain.
Phew. I told you it was an Ultimate Beauty Christmas Gift Guide, didn't I! To be fair, I did just get carried away once I started.
Let's hope my family/fiance/friends are reading! *waves*
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