BEAUTY KNOWHOW: Gifts for the serious beauty queen

All we want for Christmas is swoon-worthy skincare, high-tech tools and the make-up bible, to say the least. In the third part of our festive shopping round-up, we pick gifts for the serious beauty queen.

Natasha Pszenicki

Validated: The Makeup of Val Garland, £35, Laurence King
Val Garland, the fashion industry’s leading makeup artist, explores her career highlights and the inspiration behind her most memorable work.

Kenzo World Eye Palette, £38,
Use this fun palette to create a natural or smoky look.

Smashbox x Jen Stark Photo Finish Primer Water, £30 (part of set),
A 2-in-1 primer and setting spray that hydrates, preps and refreshes skin.

Philosophy Snow Angel Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, £15,
Infused with a subtle wintry fragrance and pearlised shimmer, the three-in-one shampoo, body wash and bubble bath gently cleanses and conditions the hair and skin.

Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, £37, Kiehl’s boutiques
Decadently air-whipped for instant penetration to restore, protect, and soften skin.

BKR Water Bottle, £32,
BKR make water bottles so beautiful that drinking from them becomes a joy.

Beautyblender Case and Sponges, £34 (part of set),
The edgeless sponges guarantee a flawless finish, while the case allows you to transport and store them with ease.

Charlotte Tilbury Bar Of Gold Highlighter Palette, £49,
The new Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette is the perfect powder highlighter with three sublime shades.

Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycol Night Serum, £76, C-Firma Day Serum, £67, and Protini Polypeptide Cream, £57,
Drunk Elephant delivers clean-compatible skincare formulated with cutting-edge synthetic and natural ingredients.

Spectrum Collections Make-Up Brush Set, £79.99,
The brush heads are full size, but the handles are slightly shorter, making them handbag friendly.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4, £69,
A limited edition palette comprising of four bestselling powders and two new and exclusive powders.

GHD Glacial Blue Platinum+ Styler, £175,
Embrace icy blue hues in your haircare routine this winter.

Glossier You Eau De Parfum, £45,
‘You’ makes a good first impression, and lives up to it as time goes on.

Compiled by Edwina Ings-Chambers. Beauty assistant Alice Robertson.