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Christmas Gifts: 10 Buys For Beauty Addicts

Giving gifts is better than receiving them, right?! Well not when your inner circle are a tough bunch to buy for… But fear not, no matter how high-maintenance, tricky or just plain difficult your friends are to choose gifts for it doesn’t have to be stressful, with our simple guide… christmas gifts

For the perfectionist…
You know the friend; she always looks perfectly put together, never a hair out of place… The Real Techniques Bold Metals Essentials Kit with Clutch Bag, £30, looks just as good as she does. With an Angled Powder Brush, Oval Shadow Brush and Tapered Blush Brush make-up looks airbrushed and perfected – just like her.

For the jet-setter…
Whether it’s mini-breaks or long-haul jaunts, your friend who clocks up air-miles will adore the care and attention their skin gets with Charlotte Tilbury’s Gift of Red Carpet Skin Travel Kit, £59. Packed with convenient travel sizes this ticks all of skin’s needs and wants to achieve a glowing, healthier looking complexion.

For the hopeless romantic…
If flowers and signature scents are part of her every day then take it up a notch for Christmas with this dreamy duo from Estee Lauder, £64. She’ll love the combination of rich roses in Modern Muse Le Rouge and even better, it comes equipped with a dual-ended rollerball of the scent and Pure Color Gloss in Garnet Desire.

For the one who loves discovery…
The gift that keeps on giving. A GLOSSYBOX Giftcard starts at £28.50 for 3 months and is the perfect pressie for someone who loves discovering new beauty products. They’ll receive a beautifully boxed gift card in the post and once activated, a box of 5 beauty treats  will be delivered to their door every month! What more could they ask for?

For the fussy one…
You want to get her something incredible, but you don’t want to get it wrong. Jo Loves makes getting her the perfect gift easier than ever with their Fragrance Discovery Gift Experience, £135. It comes with nine Jo Loves mini-scents and a voucher for a 100ml bottle of fragrance, meaning that after testing all nine fragrances she can buy her favourite. She’ll love it and you’ll take the credit!

For the glamorous one…
If she strobes, contours and checks her brows then Benefit Get Your Party On, £39.50, is the gift set that will put all her other gifts in the shade. Complete with, among others, Benefit’s High Beam, for skin highlights, and their best-selling They’re Real Mascara, it’s a safe bet for a beautiful Christmas gift.

For the one with good intentions…
This is a habit everyone should get into… It’s refreshing in the morning and completely comforting in the evening, which is probably why Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Limited Edition, £20.75, is such a beauty icon. It cuts through and cleanses away all traces of make-up and the combination of eucalyptus and chamomile is purifying, yet soothing.

For the kisser…
Okay, so she doesn’t have to do a lot of kissing, but if lipstick is her thing she’ll adore the MAC Enchanted Eve Lip Compact, £20. It contains a trio of MAC’s most iconic Viva Glam shades in one pretty compact – with hues of bright red, pearlized pink and pink-beige.

For the one who loves (or needs) a pamper…
We all need to take a moment to ourselves from time to time and Jo Malone’s Bath & Body Collection, £48, is just the prescription. It’ll help them capture that moment of much-needed calm via a combination of Jo Malone’s coveted Lime Basil & Mandarin Shower Oil, Orange Blossom Body Creme and Blackberry & Bay Bath Soap.

For the girl who has everything…
This is how you give her ‘more’. The BareMinerals Everlasting Enchantment Gift Set, £80 has a value of £211 and will super-charge her beauty bag or give her the foundations to start afresh. The 22-strong set houses a combination of wearable, lip, eye and face colours that will allow her to play from now until next Christmas.



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