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All Wrapped Up for the Holidays Gift-giving ideas for those beauty aficionados on your list

Michele Marko Darpan, 30 Nov, 2023
  • All Wrapped Up for the Holidays Gift-giving ideas for those beauty aficionados on your list

It’s that favourite time of year for beauty enthusiasts when cosmetic brands curate value-packaged gift sets of their most popular products. Whether you’re looking to stock up on your own favourites or bestow a bit of glamour on a loved one, we have some suggestions from this year’s holiday season offerings. 

Gorgeous Goodies

This year, Benefit Cosmetics expanded into skincare in a big way, and the Pore the Merrier gift set is a great introduction to the collection. It includes full sizes of the pore-purifying foaming cleanser, Tight ’n Toned pore-refining AHA+PHA toning foam, Deep Retreat pore-clearing clay mask, Smooth Sip lightweight smoothing moisturizer for pores, their signature face primer for minimizing the look of pores and a mask applicator/cleansing tool. 

$100 ($265 value) | Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca

Beauty Blizzard

Just for the holiday season, M·A·C created the Snowbody’s Business Eye Shadow Palette featuring 12 winter-inspired shades in a range of finishes from matte to shimmer. A perfect complement to the shadow collection is the M·A·C Brush of Snow Essential Brush Kit that comes in a glam, sparkly case.  

$69/$74 respectively | The Bay, maccosmetics.ca

Holiday hues

For those who love dual-purpose products, ILIA’s seasonal set of buildable and blendable multi-sticks for lips and cheeks includes one full size of Whisper, a peach-pink hue, and two deluxe-sized sticks in Cosmic Dancer, a soft champagne pearl shade, and the limited-edition colour Come Sunday, a coral peach. 

$62.00 ($103.00 Value) | Sephora, https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/

Seasonal Scents

L’Occitane’s iconic fresh, citrusy verbena scent comes in a shower gel, body lotion and hand cream set. This trio is beautifully packaged and ready for gift-giving.

$64 | L’Occitane, https://www.loccitane.com/en-ca/

Holiday hydration

Indulge in Fresh Skincare’s super Lotus collection, which aims to promote radiance and provide antioxidant protection. This limited-edition Radiance Day to Night Skincare set includes a travel-size Soy Face Wash, exclusive-set-size Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer, and full-size Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer. 

$94 | Sephora, https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/

Luxurious locks

Luxury French haircare brand Kerastase offers gift sets for an array of haircare concerns—colour-treated, scalp health, and curly hair maintenance, among others. The Genesis Holiday Coffret set suits all hair types for those wanting to fortify and strengthen their hair and reduce breakage. The set includes the Genesis Bain Hydra-Fortifiant Shampoo, Genesis Fondant Renforçateur Conditioner and Genesis Défense Thermique, all of which are infused with a potent mix of Edelweiss native cells and ginger root to boost resilience. 

$131 | Kerastase salons | https://www.kerastase.ca/

Pretty pouts

Perfect for gifting or splitting up the pack for stocking stuffers, Summer Fridays’ Mini Lip Butter Balm set is a collection of four different flavours and sheer colours. The vegan formulation is hydrating and soothing for dry lips. Use as a daily dose of moisture on its own or under lipstick or as an overnight mask.

$33 | | Sephora, https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/

New year, new you

Peter Thomas Roth’s The Gift of Bright Eyes aims to revive tired-looking eyes with this three-piece full-size collection of treatment eye patches. The set includes the 24K formulation for lifting, firming and reducing fine lines and crow’s feet; the FIRMx ® Collagen for delivering intense Collagen to the eye area; and Water Drench® full of Hyaluronic Acid for boosting hydration.

$115 ($264 value) | Sephora, https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/

Party Primer

The Hydro Grip + Glow Set from Milk Makeup combo comprises a full-size Hydro Grip Primer that smooths and hydrates skin while keeping makeup in place for up to 12 hours and a travel-size Hydro Grip Set + Refresh Spray that sets and gives skin a glow.

$54 ($84 value) | Sephora, https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/

Mark your calendar

Give the gift of luxury for 24 days with YSL’s advent calendar brimming with full-size and mini-items of their iconic offerings: everything from Rouge Volupté Lip Shine to fragrances like Black Opium and Libre to skincare favourites like Pure Shots Soft Polish Double Essence and Pure Shots Eye Reboot Serum. Elegantly packaged with a gold-on-white snowflake design, this calendar is all about a luxurious experience for the beauty lover in your life.

$480 ($560 value) | Holt Renfrew, https://www.ysl.com/en-ca

 

 

 

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