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The ultimate Christmas beauty gift guide for every budget 2023

The ultimate Christmas beauty gift guide for every budget 2023
Mima Davenport
Beauty Writer1 year ago
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Counting the days until Christmas? Yep, us too. So, if you’ve already got your festive playlist on repeat or your party outfit at the ready, there’s no time like the present to start Christmas shopping – and what better gift this year than a luxury beauty gift set? We’ve created the ultimate Christmas beauty gift guide, designed to suit every budget - big or small. Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a loved one, unwrap your favourite today... 

Under £200 

Dry Bar -The Double Shot Blow Dry Brush  

Let you or your giftee achieve the dreamiest bouncy blowout the easy way this Christmas, without a trip to the hairdressers. Developed with ionic technology, the hot aired, barrel shaped brush helps to minimise the appearance of pesky flyaways, while speeding up drying time, leaving you with voluminous locks, perfect for any winter occasion.  

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Limited Edition 

Make their complexion merry and bright this season with this festive edition of a fan-favourite from Shiseido. Powered by a blend of eight botanicals, this skin-supporting concentrate supports resilience, and natural circulation. Suitable for all skin types, it offers protection against environmental stressors, keeping the skin hydrated, renewed and radiant for a youthful finish. 

Under £100

MCM Eau de Parfum 

Give a bouquet to a loved one a different way this season. This bouquet inspired MCM perfume is the perfect gift for a floral goddess who loves to brighten the senses. With notes of raspberry, apricot, jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood, just to name a few. The clean yet warm scent wraps those in a tranquil blanket of calm, encased in a miniature backpack to represent the brand’s DNA. 

Perfect Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum

Help them celebrate themself this Christmas with this playful, bright scent from Marc Jacobs. The ideal fragrance to take them through party season and beyond, this sparkling blend of rhubarb and daffodil presents a unique yet uplifting combination, designed around the concept of self-love, and creating your own idea of perfect. 

Under £50

Erborian CC Cream  

For those who prefer the au-natural look, Erborian’s award-winning CC cream is the perfect solution. The moisturising skincare infused formula combined with the sheer coverage of a foundation has colour-correcting pigments, adjusting to your skin tone for an even finish. Enriched with vitamin B3, protection against UV rays as well as adenosine and centella asiatica, the CC cream helps promote elasticity, strengthen the skin’s barrier while leaving the skin with a dewy glow. 

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

The perfect hybrid between primer and skincare, this cult-classic product is at the top of everyone's list this year. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, shea butter and a cocktail of vitamins including B5, C and E, this non-greasy formula gives the complexion a dewy boost, whilst prepping the skin for flawless makeup application. 

Redken Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner Duo 

Treat their locks to this award-winning set by Redken. Featuring a shampoo and conditioner, this dynamic duo breathes a new lease of life into coloured or damaged locks using Concentrated Bonding Compex technology. Created with a uniquely acidic pH, the formulas shield strands form split ends and the appearance of breakage, making it the ideal post-party season pick-me-up! 

Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Duo 

With the help of Moroccanoil’s Extra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, hair can look and feel more voluminous, and silky, with a natural-looking radiance. The extra volume shampoo works to restore hair health and bring back body, enriched with argan oil to give the strands nourishment and shine, while the conditioner helps to smooth and soften each strand, for detangled hairs. Enriched with not only argan oil, but also linden bud extract to help uplift locks. 

Under £20

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF50 

Give the gift of confidence this season with the highly coveted Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. As the name denotes, this lightweight formula promises to compliment your natural beauty. Fortified with hydrolysed collagen, hyaluronic acid and peptides, this skin-loving cream goes beyond a foundation, nourishing the complexion whilst concealing redness, dark circles and pores. 

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss Lip Gloss Duo - Praline and Crème Brulee 

Pamper their pout this festive season with this buttery duo of glosses from NYX Professional Makeup. Featuring two soft neutral shades, Praline and Creme Brulee, these creamy formulas offer soft, non-sticky coverage that smells just as good as it look. The perfect shades to take their look from day to night, these are sure to be a handbag staple. 

Kitsch Satin Sleep Scrunchies 

Suitable for all hair types and textures, these scrunchies make the perfect gift for anyone who wants to avoid hair snagging, breaking and thinning. The vegan and cruelty-free satin scrunchies also help prevent hair from frizzing and tangling, so locks can be left looking healthy and full all year round. 

Dr. PAWPAW Classic Beauty Gift Set 

Give the gift of luscious lips with Dr PawPaw’s pack of 3 nourishing lip balms. The award-winning formula is enriched with pawpaw, aloe vera and olive oil for moisturising and soothing beneath the lip's barrier for soft kissable lips. Each balm varies, with the original, pink hued balm as well as red balm, to take your look from day-to-night in an instant. 

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Mima Davenport
Beauty Writer
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I've always been someone who has been fascinated by makeup and beauty. How it can liberate and empower individuals to express themselves and allow people, me included, to feel more confident. Growing up in a female household who are all beauty oriented has allowed me to experiment with makeup from a young age. My absolute go-to makeup look is a glowy, natural look and I've recently started doing faux freckles- to feel sun-kissed even in the British climate. Cream contour, blush, and highlight are my makeup bag must-haves- with makeup revolution bright light highlighter being my absolute favourite. When it comes to skincare, I have never been someone to have a full routine. I like to keep it simple with a light moisturiser and of course, my Bondi Sands tinted SPF.