First things first: we’re not for a second suggesting that you give up your chocolate eggs this Easter.
What we are suggesting, however, is that much as beauty advent calendars sit happily beside our chocolate chart in December, beauty Easter eggs are a great way to indulge in a little extra gifting for this special occasion. And we certainly wouldn’t be mad if the Easter bunny left us one or two of these…
Lush Golden Egg
Inside this glorious gold exterior lies an array of classic Lush treats – crack it open and you’ll find Which Came First?, Free Rangers and Golden Egg bath bombs, plus a delicious Cream Egg ‘bubbleroon’, which smells just like mint chocolate.
Golden Egg gift set, £20, Lush
lookfantastic Beauty Egg Collection
lookfantastic first released their beauty eggs back in 2017, to rapturous applause from those lucky enough to get their hands on one – and this year, they’re back and better then ever. Open the box to a set of an array of metallic eggs, each containing a miniature of bestsellers from brands like Illamasqua, Nuxe and Elemis, collectively worth over £200.
Beauty Egg Collection, £65, lookfantastic (available from 15 March)
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Egg
Available in both this delicate floral scent and a sweet almond option, L’Occitane’s eggs are a first for the brand. Beneath the pretty pink shell, there’s a shower gel, hand cream and neatly wrapped soap.
Cherry blossom egg, £15, L’Occitane
I Heart Revolution Surprise Egg
As if the rose gold egg wasn’t pretty enough, the five colours in the mini eyeshadow palette are equally Instagrammable. Lay down a neutral base of the matte rose brown, or amp up your highlight with the shimmer shades.
I Heart Revolution Surprise Egg in Rose Gold, £5, Superdrug
L’Oreal Paris Beauty Egg
If make-up’s not your thing, look to L’Oreal’s skincare egg gift instead. The set includes a full size L’Oreal Paris Smooth Sugars Clear Face & Lip Scrub, plus minis of their Pure Clay Detox Mask, and Hydra Genius Liquid Moisturiser.
L’Oreal Paris Beauty Egg, £8, Superdrug
Ghost Surprise Mini Fragrance Egg
Fragrance fans will love these little versions of beloved Ghost fragrances Dream, Sweetheart, Eclipse or Deep Night – all with a very purse-friendly £6 price tag.
Ghost Surprise Mini Fragrance Egg, £6, Superdrug
Tony Moly Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm
Tony Moly’s egg products are available all year round – but with packaging this apt, we couldn’t not include them in our list! This primer is the perfect base for make-up, and will leave your skin looking smooth and even in an instant (just in time for Easter Sunday lunch).
Tony Moly Egg Pore silky smooth balm, £20, Selfridges
Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser Beauty Egg
Olay’s Total Effects squeezes seven different benefits, ranging from brightening to increased firmness, into one product. It can be beneficial for skin of many different ages -the perfect all-rounder to gift on Easter morning.
Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser SPF15 Beauty Egg, £6, Superdrug