As the most beautiful time of the year approaches, so does the late gift shopping panic that brings feelings of confusion, holiday helplessness, and to put it simply, pressure. Let’s face it: buying presents for people you’ve barely visited during tough times can be testing. Good thing Vogue Arabia has rounded up some of the best gift-worthy beauty picks that can help cross several names off your shopping list.
To those committed to the science and luxury of a perfect skin care routine, Project bYouty is celebrating the holiday season with five festive kits fully devoted to nurturing hair, skin, and brows. Big Hair Don’t Care offers brands like Cut By Fred, Tangle Teezer, Invisibobble and Davines, all on a mission to take care of winter hair woes. Glam, Bam, Thank You, Ma’am showcases a range of eye lash kits and brow products by Glossy Make Up and Eyebrow Queen. And named after the holiday box-office special, Home Alone provides the gateway to pampering and de-stressing with products by Boy Smells, Depuravita, Rut and Thisworks. Let It Glow hails winter skin radiance with products by Bolt Beauty, True Skincare, Faace, Syrene and Ultrasun. Maskoliday is a no brainer after a tiring Christmas party, bringing mask favorites from Davines, Patchology and Faace to the forefront.
Flaunting lessons by nature is L’Occitane’s holiday limited edition Shea Butter kits, blending the Burkina Faso and Ghana special with floral accents, vanilla, and fig sweetness. Olehenriksen C-ing Stars Vitamin C Skincare set celebrates radiance and brightening, and Sunday Riley’s Go to Bed With Me Pm Kit says goodnight to dull skin. The best skincare sets are the ones that contain everything needed: Foreo Bear brings the ultimate facial toning device, accompanied by a rehydrating Foreo Serum—this is one your besties will thank you for!
When it comes to hair, Gisou’s Mirsalehi honey-infused haircare set is a must-have for the friend who’s always looking to lock in moisture, shine, and luminosity, and Moroccan-inspired brand Izil showcases clean and natural hair wash treatments. GHD is now also offering a hair styling tool that conveniently takes 45 seconds of heat up time and accommodates up to 20 minutes of continuous styling, ideal for the girl on-the-go.
Introducing holiday glamour this season is Kat Von D’s tattoo liner duo in Black and Brown, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Smokey Eyes are Forever in the sell-out Instant Eye Palette. For someone who loves to keep it luxe, shop Gucci’s first eye shadow palette, the limited edition Palette Beauté Des Yeux Floral, which boasts 12 year-round shades in satin, metallic, and matte, each named after a different flower.
Tapping into the holiday spirit, fragrances are essential in evoking that much-loved Christmas ambience. Narciso Rodriguez redefines the season with a vibrant shade of pink and accents of rare musk, while Molton Brown marks the occasion with Jubilant Pine and Patchouli, a woody scent that celebrates the brand’s 50th birthday, along with a limited edition collection. Burberry unveiled Burberry Hero, a fragrance for men accented by juniper and black pepper, and Roberto Cavalli’s new Uomo for her, Hugo Boss’s Boss Bottled & Boss Alive, and Elie Saab’s Le Parfum Lumiere capture the scents of the holiday in their unique formulas. Gucci’s A Gloaming Night pays tribute to dusk with its pink, purple, peach, and red hues, While Fêtes en Hermès brings us six olfactory creations for the season. Maison Francis Kurkdijian’s holiday candles are an invitation to an ice skater’s journey in different parts of the world, while Ojar presents a box set of fragrances that combine modernity and tradition. Lastly, don’t forget to grab the L’artisan Parfumeur’s La Botanique collection, which celebrates the mysterious flower that only awakens when the night falls.