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7 Beauty gift ideas for the last-minute shopper


By Wei Yeen Loh

7 Beauty gift ideas for the last-minute shopper

If procrastination is your middle name and you’re proving that sentiment right with an unchecked gifting list this holiday season, fret not. Arm yourself with our list below (more ideas on our #BuroHolidayGuide here) and gift-shopping will be a breeze this weekend.

Aesop The Familiar Horizon


Aesop’s holiday kits this season are collectibles that any beauty (and art) design would love. In collaboration with Dutch couterier Iris van Herpen, the ‘Atlas of Attraction’ collection boasts skincare and home essential kits—all wrapped in elegant sleeves featuring a customised pattern by the designer. The Familiar Horizon’s graphic is a breathtaking take on a starling flock, depicted in swirling aerial formations; contents include the Post-Poo Drops, Istros Aromatique Room Spray and the alcohol-free Mouthwash.


Clarins Spa at Home 2018


Give the gift of supple skin with Clarins’ set of body toning essentials. This complete bodycare set includes the Tonic Bath & Shower, Tonic Body Balm, Tonic Body Oil, and Exfoliating Body Scrub along with a cute holiday pouch to store beauty essentials. Everyday can be a spa holiday with this comprehensive range that is jam-packed with botanical ingredients to condition skin while leaving it firmer and more supple.


Three Iconic Double Cleansing Duo


For that beauty junkie on your wishlist, gift this dynamic duo by Three that encompasses two of its bestsellers. The Balancing Cleansing Oil helps purify skin by removing makeup and excess sebum (even UV protection!), while the Balancing Foam has a cocktail of botanical and essential oils to gently remove impurities in the pores while leaving skin moisturised and smooth. Double cleansing will now be a breeze for anyone who receives this.


Posh Nail Spa’s Agape Series 


This festive season, lend your hand for a good cause while checking off your gifting list with Posh Nail Spa’s new line of skincare. 10% of product sales will be contributed to Bina GenAsal Plt, a social enterprise that supports and help improve the Orang Asli communities’ quality of life. Opt for the Agape Cream Exfoliator that has peppermint and lemongrass to exfoliate and hydrate skin; the Agape Luxury Hand Body Cream to seal in the moisture on your skin; and the alcohol-free Agape Nano Mist that helps to eliminate odour and restore cells and tissues.


YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Gold Attraction Edition


Anyone who’s a major fan of this iconic radiance boosting pen by YSL Beauty will find this limited-edition version a stunner. The Touche Éclat gets a makeover this season with a full matte black body with sparkling gold cassandra motif adoring the case—talk about a glamorous makeup must-have. Available in three versatile shades.


By Terry Trio Compact Gem Glow Highlighter 

By Terry’s limited-edition compact powder is a chic enough gift for anyone to up their highlighter game. Inspired by the reflection of gemstones, the compact is enriched with light-reflecting mineral pigments and perfecting prisms for an illuminated finish on the skin. Healthy glow with a beautiful pink-apricot-toned veil? Yes please.


Philosophy Snow Angel Bath & Body Gift Set

Another body care set to cop for Christmas is Philosophy’s snow angel inspired duo. Get silky soft skin that’s gently cleansed and conditioned (from head to toe) with the snow angel shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath.


Images: Mecca Cosmetica

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