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READY TO KICK OFF THAT HOLIDAY WISHLIST? WHETHER YOU’RE BUILDING OUT YOUR OWN OR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MIGHT BE ON A LOVED ONE’S — THERE’S PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL LIMITED-EDITION BEAUTY TO GET EXCITED ABOUT. SEE WHAT SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE BRANDS HAVE AN OFFER.
Shimmer and shine your way through every event on your social calendar with this chic duo from Charlotte Tilbury. Whether you want to use each of the pencils as a base for an all-out glam smoky eye, or you just need something that’ll apply in under 30 seconds in the back of an Uber — these are super handy. They’re infused with a mineral gemstone that provides a beautiful soft-focus wash of colour over the eye. They’re festive, effortless to apply and sure to complete any makeup look you plan on creating.
It doesn’t really feel like the festive season is approaching until you spot Diptyque’s limited-edition collection of candles and fragrances. Light this candle and fill your home with the sweet scent of gingerbread — no KitchenAid required. The scent is full of spice and is enhanced by the density of patchouli, plus, a beautiful glass vessel speckled with real gold that comes with a golden lid to protect its wax.
Body care sets — we just can’t get enough of them. The perfect gift for someone who a) has a body and b) might be tricky to buy skincare or makeup for. This limited-edition duo contains super-charged, body-focused essentials that are just like a HIIT workout for your skin, minus the sweat. Enjoy an Ultra Firming Body Lotion, which helps improve skin’s overall elasticity and firmness and a Skin Perfecting Body Wash which exfoliates dead skin, unclogs pores and targets bumps and breakouts from head to toe.
Build on your NARS Audacious lipstick collection with this chic limited-edition shade dressed up with a metallic silver case. It’s got a beautiful a satin finish which glides on and covers lips in rich pigment — even the bullet is detailed with a ribbon-wrapped design. Any NARS fan would be overjoyed with this in their holiday stocking.
Who would’ve thought we’d finally be able to use ‘jet set’ sets for actual travel again? Sol de Janeiro have your carry-on goodies sorted with these travel-friendly minis. The set includes the Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel, Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist and the cult-loved Brazilian Bum Bum Cream for indulgent body care from head-to-toe no matter where you are.
Trust Too Faced to com e through with cute, festive makeup treats for all your holiday gifting (and self-gifting) needs. This mini eyeshadow palette is filled with richly pigmented delectable shades and pops of sweet colour. With limited-edition packaging that resembles and smells like a slice of delicious fruitcake, it makes for the perfect holiday-themed gift.
Browse even more limited-edition holiday gifts or shop the complete range in our 2021 Gift Guide.
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We’re livin’ la vida (post) lockdown and boy does it feel good. But needless to say, after months of a low-fuss face, diving back into ‘real life’ beauty can feel daunting – in the same way asking the bartender for your Aperol spritz last weekend left you feeling all giddy. As always, we are here to help; if you’ve emerged from your lockdown cocoon with a beauty identity crisis on your hands – and with the festive season just around the corner – take a deep breath as we show you where to start.
With such a powerful connection to your emotions and memories, a new fragrance has the power to change your mindset altogether, making a scent switch-up the first step to finding yourself in this brave new world.
It might be the perfect time to try the cult favourite you’ve been considering for a while. Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP is indulgent and smells expensive – an instant b oost of self-confidence, perfect for getting back out there.
There’s also the lingering, mysterious Le Labo Santal 33, the one you want to wear in a room full of strangers. And yes, Byredo’s Gypsy Water EDP is still as good as you remember.
For something to suit the season, Vilhelm Parfumerie’s Mango Skin Eau De Parfum is the one; alternatively, try Diptyque’s Do Son – it’s a fresh bouquet of blooming white florals, that will get you compliments.
If you’re an indecisive Libran, multifaceted Gemini or just want options, try a discovery set; D.S. & DURGA’s More Smash Hits Vol.2 and Tom Ford’s Soleil Atomizer Trio Set are equally great picks.