If there’s one thing beauty excels at, it’s fun, sparkles and decadence – all the ingredients for a truly merry Christmas. The even better news is that whether you’re shopping for sybarites, stocking fillers or yourself, there’s something to suit all budgets. Here’s what I’m putting on my VIP (very important present) list…
Kitsch Adjustable Headband/Choker Set (around £12, mykitsch.com)
Victoria Beckham Collection Troussede Maquillage: Noir Makeup Kit (£550, esteelauder.co.uk)
This limited-edition collection features six heroes chosen by VB herself, including the Morning Aura Illuminating Crème, Matte Lipstick in Victoria and Highlighter in Modern Mercury. All sit prettily in a calf leather pouch that I, for one, would use as a clutch. It’s far too lovely to be left languishing in the bathroom.
Chanel Fragments D’Or (£70, chanel.com )
Love the shades, love the bottle, love the staying power: yes, I adore everything about Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer (£16, johnlewis.com) – and I have a feeling that you will too. Out of the different shades, my money is on gorgeous, sparkly Petra, but Daisy, Jezebel or Lola will please all palettes.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Petra (£16, johnlewis.com)
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Daisy (£16, johnlewis.com)
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Jezebel (£16, johnlewis.com)
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Lola (£16, johnlewis.com)
As presents go, a hair product won’t always spring to mind. But this is no ordinary hair oil – it is the Nintendo-inspired Shu Uemura Art of Hair x Super Mario Essence Absolue (£41.50, feelunique.com). It nourishes, de-frizzes and it makes me want my childhood Gameboy back now.
By Bella Blissett
Beauty assistant: Alice Robertson