8 Indulgent beauty gifts to splurge on yourself for your birthday
Bring on the funfetti
Birthdays are that one special occasion in a year that you can kick back, relax, and enjoy some much-needed me time — and perhaps more attention from the important people in your life. While some of us wished that we aged in reverse, there's always joy in celebrating that extra wrinkle (it's time to embrace your natural beauty, girls) as you turn a year older.
In conjunction with our birthday (#BuroTurnsThree!) this July, we thought it fitting to round up a list of beauty gifts you can pamper yourself with this month. From glitter-fied masks to cake scented makeup, these beauty goodies are delectable enough to eat — and to give you a birthday-ready look in no time.
#GlitterMask Gravitymud Firming Treatment by GlamGlow
Whoever said glitter is only for makeup hasn't seen GlamGlow's latest #glittermask from its My Little Pony collaboration. Its bestselling Gravity Mud Mask gets a sparkly update with glitter particles suspended in the gel formula—so you don't have to worry about clogged pores and irritated skin. Slap this on for firmer, lifted, and more defined skin thanks to liquorice and marshmallow leaf. Once it dries off, all you have to do is peel it away. (Don't forget to take pictures before removing it!)
Birthday Balm Dotcom by Glossier
You can't go wrong with cult beauty brand Glossier's bestselling Balm Dotcom, especially in the Birthday flavour that's good enough to eat. This multipurpose lip balm and skin salve has antioxidants and natural emollients to seal moisture effectively. Plus, the Birthday flavour actually does taste like cake (yum) and comes with a subtle shimmer.
Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette by Fenty Beauty
For your birthday beauty look, experiment with Fenty Beauty's latest Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette—with its 16 super pigmented shades for every mood and look you're going for. This limited-edition palette comes with matte, satin pearl, metallic and shimmer finishes, and it is all buildable and long-wearing—perfect for that budge-proof makeup look to last you throughout your birthday bash.
Oh, Sweetie Lipcolour by M.A.C Cosmetics
Lip glosses that taste and smell like cake frosting? Talk about a drool-worthy lineup. Pick your flavour of choice from fashion influencer Caro Daur's collaboration with M.A.C Cosmetics, the Oh! Sweetie lip gloss range. This saturated and scented lip colour comes in a mousse-like formula and leaves a frosted, opaque finish on the lips. Best part? There are 15 decadent shades for you to choose from, including our favourite, the vivid pink Raspberry Cream.
You Glow Girl by Inc.Redible
Want to add a wash of radiance to your features on-the-go? Try this jelly-like highlighter from Inc.Redible that can be easily applied on any part of your face, from your eyes and brow line to your cheeks and lips. The formula comes with iridescent pearl pigments, and it leaves a dewy, otherwordly sheen that will make your angles pop in pictures. Try the Peach Out shade for an effortless dash of gold.
Holographic Disco Stick by Urban Decay
If you prefer something more obvious for your birthday party, try Urban Decay's new holographic highlighter stick that also gives you a glow on-the-go. With its sheer base, the highlighter leaves a transclucent sparkle for your skin to look transparent and flawless to boot. Layer it for a high-wattage psychedelic effect or swipe once for a subtle look.
Coconut Your Selfie Kit by Kopari
This new brand at Sephora is making waves for its coconut-scented, super hydrating skincare. If you're looking for an all-in-one stash to get you breakout-free skin, check out the Coconut Your Selfie Kit that comes with four essentials to revive your skin to perfection. The Coconut Cleansing Oil ensure your makeup gets rid of properly with a combo of coconut, green tea, and rice oil; while the Coconut Rose Toner soothes skin sans drying it out (and can be used as a primer, setting spray, and refreshing mist too). Moisturise with the Coconut Face Cream that's great for the humid climate, and then follow up with the petroleum-free Coconut Lip Glossy over the lips.
Birthday Cake Scrub by Frank Body
What's better than birthday cake scented lip gloss? A scrub that smells like that, obviously. Australian beauty brand Frank Body has whipped up this decadent scrub with raw sugar, coconut husk, ground coffee beans, matcha tea and avocado oil for next-level exfoliation. Prepare to see a glossy, smooth sheen over your skin after scrubbing it down with this cake-scented goodness.