I love showering my loved ones with presents at Christmas but finding the perfect gift is no easy task, not with my lot!
For all the wonderful women in my life I often find that beauty products make for the ideal present. Most of my friends…like myself…are makeup junkies and love trying out the latest beauty and skincare products.
So whether you’re looking for a stocking filler or a secret Santa surprise, check out my purse-friendly beauty gift ideas below.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my choices and hear your own picks too!
Make up bag, £15, available from Net-A-Porter
Send kisses to your loved ones with this gorgeous make up bag by makeup artist extraordinaire, Charlotte Tilbury. I love the oh so chic and playful design here and have been a longtime fan of Tilbury’s, even collaborating on a video with her for L’Oreal Paris UK. This is the perfect gift for ladies who love to pout!
On the reverse of this canvas cosmetic case are the words, ‘Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world’. Yes to that!
Party season booster well-being collection, £30, available from Selfridges
The festive season can take its toll on skin as you navigate more late nights than usual and a few too many glasses of Prosecco (oops). Come January my face always feels and looks a little dehydrated and lack-lustre. This year though, I have ammunition in the form of Clarins’ wellbeing collection-yay! Providing a much needed boost for winter skin, this winter bag contains an exfoliator, hydrating moisturiser and booster detox serum which will give me perfect party and after-party skin!
Pretty Iconic Hardback, £12.49, available from Amazon
If like me, you loved Sali Hughes’ first book Pretty Honest, then you’re going to go gaga for her second, Pretty Iconic. In this book, the Guardian’s resident beauty columnist, Sali, takes an indepth look at the beauty products that changed the world -from Johnson’s Baby Lotion to Chanel No 5 – and the vital role beauty plays in our lives. A must-buy!
Bath Oil Collection, £15, available from Space NK
A relaxing bath is the top of my priority list when the kids are asleep. A chance to escape the pressures of 21st century life and indulge in some me time, it’s all about the luxurious bath times here. Add a drop of luxury to with these gorgeous velvety oils by Susanne Kaufmann.
Infused with alpine plants that are renowned for their healing properties, they’ll provide some much needed tlc during the nippy winter months.
Natural Lip Trio, £28 available from Harvey Nichols
Perfect your pout with BareMinerals’ Natural Trio set! Available in 3 different shades, this trio builds lips layer by layer – from liner to colour to gloss, creating a long-lasting luscious look for the party season and beyond!
As always with BareMinerals the products are 100% natural, making it the perfect gift for your conscious friends. Another brand I’ve collaborated with before, their gentle and long-lasting products get top marks every time!
Jet Set Travel Set, £27, available from Aesop
You’re nomadic friends will adore this jet set travel set from cult Australian beauty brand, Aesop. Perfectly sized for carry-on luggage, its a must-have for weekend getaways containing shampoo, conditioner, body cleanser and body balm. With tangy and reviving rosemary leaf, cedarwood bark, bergamot mint and more, these products always make me feel fresh and ready to take on the world.
7 Piece Rose Brush Set, £18, available from Cult Beauty
A pro-make up artist once told me that good quality brushes are the most important thing when it comes to applying make up and it was the best advice I’ve ever received.
Luckily good quality brushes don’t need to cost the earth. I’m a huge fan of Morphe Brushes which are also adored by MUAs worldwide. This 7 piece set comes in a stunning rose gold in a handy leather pouch.
Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette, £9.99, available from Boots
Earlier this year I was invited by Maybelline to be part of their #Maybellinesquad alongside the likes of Gigi Hadid and Cris Urena. I was thrilled as I’ve been a huge fan of Maybelline ever since I was a teen and can’t recommend their products enough.
One of my faves is this lush Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette which makes the perfect stocking filler and contains the most gorgeous shades with a mix of light to dark and matte to shimmer.
So those are my beauty stocking fillers.
I’d love to hear your thoughts!