The best holiday 2020 beauty gift sets that are worth every cent, from Laneige to Dr. Hauschka
Is it December yet?
The holiday spirit has hit us early this year and for good reason, what with an exciting lineup of holiday gift sets and Christmas exclusives that you can score right now. We could all use an uplifting shopping spree (or two) to end 2020 with a bang, so put your reading glasses on and start browsing ahead—we can't guarantee that your wallets will be safe from this haul.
Looking for all-encompassing gift sets that offer everything from skincare to body care? Check out a slew of Christmas sets from 100 percent natural beauty brand Dr. Hauschka. Our top picks are the Face Care Set that offers Dr. Hauschka's iconic products—Cleansing Cream, Facial Toner and Rose Day Cream; and the Body Care Set for head-to-toe hydration i.e. Hydrating Hand Cream, Lip Care Stick, and Hayflower Cardamom Cleansing Lotion.
Another must-have is the limited-edition Pure Relaxation Lavender Bath Essence, now available in an exclusive 100ml bottle. A calming scent to lull your senses to a complete state of tranquility, this may just be your perfect bath-time essential to unwind this festive season.
From RM118 onwards, now available in stores. Dr. Hauschka's Pavilion store at Level 4 will reopen this month; check out their Facebook page for more.
Make Up For Ever
Been a hot minute since you've actually applied makeup? Let Make Up For Ever bring you up to speed with its holiday collection, Flashing Sparkle. Our top picks from this range are—the Essential Set that comes with the Smoky Lash Mascara, Ultra HD Loose Powder and Mist & Fix Makeup Setting Spray; the Sparkle Brush Set with four makeup brushes you need for a picture-perfect look.
Don't miss out on the new Rouge Artist Sparkle, the brand's limited-edition multi-dimensional glittery lippie that offers the right amount of shimmer and sparkle your pout needs for the season. The best part? It can be used on its own or as a topper for a flattering finish.
Aptly named “Celebrate Holiday! Collections”, Laneige's festive lineup is a joyful spread that captures the spirit of giving. Keep your skin luminous with skincare treats—worthy sets include the Celebrate Holiday! Radian-C Cream Set (Radian-C Cream fans, this one's for you) and Celebrate Holiday! Mini Sleeping Mask Set that's packed with the brand's bestselling sleeping mask-haves in fun sizes.
On the makeup front, stock up on your new favourite Neo Cushion Matte, now available in a limited-edition snazzy pink and blue packaging. Let your eyes do all the talking with Celebrate Holiday! 6 Colours Eyeshadow Palette—six matte and shimmer shades to elevate your eye makeup look this holiday season.
Laura Mercier's holiday collection, Ballet à Paris, pays homage to the grace and strength of the ballerinas at the French Ballet Theatre in Paris. Referencing the innate elegance and femininity that ballerinas exude while on stage, the collection offers bold hues and textures in beautifully-designed packaging.
Score the all-encompassing Pièce de Résistance Eye & Cheek Essentials palette—packed with 15 eyeshadow hues for day to night looks and three complexion colours to add depth and dimension to your face. Other sets we're eyeing are the Pure Canvas Primer Triplet (to ensure your makeup application stays flawless) and the Luxe Indulgence Ambre Vanillé Luxe Body Triplet (a trio of decadent body care essentials to revive your senses).
Available at Laura Mercier stores
Jo Malone London
You can always count on Jo Malone London for ushering in the holiday season with pizzazz, thanks to a slew of luxurious gifts for anyone who is looking forward to a rip-roaring Christmas. Whether you are hosting an intimate meal for your loved ones this season or need gifting ideas, the collection has something for everyone.
For starters, score the Decorated Candle Collection for three festive scents to envelope your home with i.e. Frosted Cherry & Clove, Roasted Chestnut and Sweet Almond & Macaroon. Scentophiles can explore a variety of Cologne Collections—each come with five miniature-sized bottles (perfect if you're indecisive and want everything), and the Scented Escape Collection—a travel-sized trio comprising Lime Basil & Mandarin Exfoliating Shower Gel, English Pear & Freesia Body Crème and Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne in a chic pouch.
Available in stores now
Not an ace when it comes to wrapping gifts? We got you—or rather, Benefits Cosmetics has got your back this gifting season with a range of cute beauty essentials readily wrapped for your perusal.
All of the brand's bestsellers can be found in each of these fun sets, from brow grooming products (Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Gimme Brow+), eye makeup goodies (Roller Liner Eyeliner, Roller Lash) and face makeup (The POREfessional, Hoola bronzer).
Gunning for a glow? A sucker for holiday collections solely for the limited-edition designs? Check and check. Bobbi Brown's Holiday 2020 Collection has everything and anything you need, be it makeup must-haves in luxe packaging or gift sets to cater for full-face looks.
The Holiday Wish List Deluxe Collection has eyes, lips and face products for a quintessential holiday look, while the Soothe & Repair Extra Skincare Set has cleansing and moisturising necessities to keep your skin in check. Our eyes are peeled for the Luxe Prismatic Lipstick for a scene-stealing pout (full colour payoff and a sparkling pearl shimmer finish) and the Modern Symphony Eye Shadow Palette for eight cream and rosy nude shades to jazz up your makeup look.
Men out there who are shopping for for fellow loved ones (or for yourself)—you can't go wrong with a dopp kit that's packed with grooming essentials. Jack Black has two holiday sets that will give you the best bang for your buck: Jack's Most Wanted (Black Reserve Cleanser and Lotion, the Double Duty Face Moisturiser and Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser) for a spiffy, ultra-clean and hydrated skin; and The Clean Team (Turbo Wash, All-Over Wash and Black Reserve Cleanser).
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