Christmas Gift Guide 2020: The Best Luxury Beauty and Skincare For Your Loved Ones
Christmas is just around the corner, and as the party season draws nearer, there's no better time to shop all things beauty. Whether you're treating yourself for getting through the year, or shopping for your nearest and dearest, we're rounding up the best beauty, make-up and skincare buys for the festive season.
From a hamper full of Kanebo's latest make-up collection to Hermès's 24-piece lipstick set and much more, here are the best beauty gifts for Christmas 2020.
In collaboration with Tatler Curates, niche German beauty brand Noesa is offering exclusive skincare hampers for the holidays. Ultimate the Reset Serum Set #123 features a three-step regimen of high-performing serums that work by #1 restoring (unblocking), then #2 refreshing (strengthening) and finally, #3 re-glamming (activating and vitalizing) the user's optimal skin condition.
For an effective daily skincare regime, Noesa's Primary Cell Care Set features the Skin Hyper Idealizer, Double Moisturizer and a Glow Booster Serum to help ensure skin radiance. The Day Potency Gel protects your skin, while the Night Nutrition Milk expedites cell restoration as you sleep. The Eye Firming Essence lifts the skin around the eyes.
Finally, the Classic Light Moisturizer Set offers a simple three-step regime. The Skin Hyper Idealizer optimises the absorption of your skincare products, while the Super Skin serum and Super Eye cream utilise biophotons found in wild plants to help skin look more radiant.
As well as making you look good these hampers will also make you feel good, as 10 per cent of the sale will go to Community Chest, the NCSS's fundraising and engagement arm.
Available at Tatler Curates.
2/14 MTM Skincare
For a truly unique gift, MTM Skincare offers its popular, custom-blended skincare products along with one of their signature facial treatments in two exclusive hampers this Christmas: the Re-Invented White Christmas and Rejuvenated Christmas.
The former features their Custom-Blended Re-White treatment, which is specifically formulated with Custom-Blended extracts to both smooth the skin and prevent pigmentation and freckles. The advanced “Penetration & Electroporation Solution” means skin instantly regains hydration, fairness and firmness. Maintain the effects of the treatment back home with the Custom-Blended Re-White Mask.
For a more lifted visage, the Rejuvenated Christmas hamper from leading skincare brand MTM offers the Custom-Blended Lift-RF Facial Treatment, which combines safe and effective radiofrequency technology with Custom-Blended essences to stimulate circulation and enhance skin firmness. A beautifully hydrating collagen mask completes the experience, leaving skin smooth, soft and gloriously vibrant.
Available at Tatler Curates.
The holiday season calls for a shake-up to your beauty routine, and who better to seek advice from than veteran makeup artist Clarence Lee? In collaboration with leading Japanese beauty brand Kanebo, the makeup maestro has designed a day look and a night look featuring Kanebo’s latest collection, curated into two comprehensive hampers for Tatler Curates. Each hamper as everything you need for a complete look, from The Primer and The Foundation for your base make-up to gorgeous lip and eye colours. Use the day hamper to create a fun and refreshing look with pops of vibrant colour, or the evening hamper for a sultry, seductive look that focuses on the eyes.
Available soon at Tatler Curates.
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Celebrate the festive season with Dior's new Rouge Dior Couture Collection. Inspired by winter wonderlands, the case is adorned with snowflakes and a golden logo, with the lipsticks themselves engraved with delicate snowflakes for added glamour. The five rouge Dior shades included are some of the brand's most highly desirable shades such as the iconic 999, known for creating the most beautiful smiles.
Available at all Dior counters and boutiques.
Chanel No 5 needs little introduction. The first Chanel perfume launched in 1921, it continues to be the Maison's most iconic fragrance, and will soon celebrate its 100th anniversary. For the holiday season, Chanel creates a complete collection of essentials revolving around the fragrance, offering five different ways to wear the No 5. The collection includes The Shower Gel, The Body Lotion, The Body Cream, The Deodorant, and The Hair Mist, which complete the No 5 perfuming ritual.
Available at all Chanel fragrance and beauty boutiques and counters.
6/14 Rouge Hermès
Offering an ultimate taste of luxury––all wrapped up in the iconic orange-hued Hermès box––the Rouge Hermès Piano 24 contains the 24 emblematic colours of the Rouge Hermès collection, from beige naturel, to rouge orange, corail flamingo and many more. Limited to just 440 pieces around the world, this festive box was released on November 15 and is sure to be in high demand this Christmas.
Available at Selfridges.
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7/14 Armani Beauty
For the lipstick junkie you know, Armani Beauty's Lip Maestro Holiday Gift Set brings together five of the celebrated liquid lipstick in flattering shades. Non-sticky and completely comfortable, the lipstick glides on with bold and intense colour, promising eight hours of wear. The holiday gift set contains shades 102, 206, 400, 405 and 524, within an exclusive red pouch.
Available at Armani Beauty counters and boutiques.
8/14 Jo Malone London
Get cosy with Jo Malone's Christmas 2020 collection. The House of Jo Malone London gift set guarantees to make your home cosy and fragrant, with a selection of the brand's most-loved scents including Peony & Blush Suede, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, and Lime Basil & Mandarin. The winter line-up also offers two scents in limited edition bottles—the English Pear & Freesia cologne and the Midnight Musk & Amber cologne in Art Deco-inspired designs.
Available at Jo Malone London counters and boutiques.
9/14 YSL Beaute
YSL's Couture Colour Clutch Palette Collector makes an impact with a red and black feline pattern, edged in gold and adorned with YSL Cassandra logo. Sure to look just as good on as it does on your dresser, the limited-edition palette includes four eyeshadows, along with four shades that can be used on the eyes or as highlighters, and two blushes.
Available at YSL Beauty boutiques and counters.
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10/14 Christian Louboutin
Christian Louboutin's iconic red is not just reserved for the soles of your shoes. This Christmas, the brand has launched Loubiworld, a collection of seven brand new fragrances which are perfect for gifting. The scents range from the Loubirouge which is oriental and spicy with notes of cardamom, iris and vanilla, to floral and fruity Loubidoo with strawberry, rose and cedar. Each bottle is lacquered with red and crowned with a fantastical cap to match its own unique scent.
Available at Tangs at Tang Plaza and online.
11/14 La Mer
There are few beauty brands more luxurious than La Mer––making it the ideal festive gift.
Indulge your loved ones––or yourself––with The Genaissance de la Mer Collection. Promising to make lines, imperfections and other signs of time appear dramatically reduced, the gift set includes The Infused Lotion, The Serum Essence and The Eye and Expression Cream, complete with a keepsake vanity tray adds a touch of luxury.
Available at La Mer boutiques.
You're not alone if your hands have taken some severe wear this year. That's why Aesop's The Lore Collector is topping our Christmas wish list, featuring hand and body care favourites to cleanse, hydrate and subtly scent skin. Part of the Sensory Chronicles collection, which pay tribute to the power of imagination, each gift kit offers an eBook or audio file of a forgotten work of literature. They are also packaged biodegradable cases made from 100 per cent recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly and conscious gift.
Available at Aesop boutiques.
13/14 Burberry Beauty
The Burberry Festive Gold collection plays with different finishes, from matte to shimmer, just its how the British brand’s iconic plaid pattern is featured on its packaging. Burberry's signature Liquid Lip Velvet is lush and rich, but the newly launched Essentials Glow Palette is our favourite. The three-in-one face palette features six shades for contouring, highlighting and blush for a natural glow with customisable intensity.
Available at BHG Bugis Junction and online.
14/14 Laura Mercier
Inspired by the aspirational elegance of the ballet and the brand’s feminine roots, Ballet à Paris is a limited-edition collection featuring packaging and colours that pay tribute to the ethereal beauty, grace, and strength of the ballerinas at the French Ballet Theatre in Paris, a city at the heart of Laura Mercier’s inspiration. Be prepared to be swept off your feet with a wide range of bold colours, opulent finishes and luxurious textures.
Available at all Laura Mercier counters and Sephora, both online and in stores.