For beauty lovers: 12 luxury beauty gifts for the 2020 Christmas season

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SINGAPORE – Yes, it’s way alright to splurge on these luxurious gifts sets on yourself (we would too!). If your best friend is a beauty lover, we reckon you can knock off your shopping list by selecting these gift sets or items from trusted online retailers like Sephora or Net-A-Porter.

Here’s a tip: If you’re not sure of their skincare routine, lipsticks or perfume make a fair bet.

All that’s missing here is some recyclable packaging to gift wrap your items. Happy holidays!

Balmain Paris Hair Couture. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Balmain Paris Hair Couture. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Balmain Paris Hair Couture Advent Calendar, approx. S$361

Balmain Paris Hair Couture's 'The City of Lights' gift calendar is filled with ten of the brand's most popular hair products and accessories – each one is packaged inside a numbered box featuring an illustration of an ancient Parisian building.

Rouge Dior Couture Collection Coffret. (PHOTO: Dior)
Rouge Dior Couture Collection Coffret. (PHOTO: Dior)

Rouge Dior Couture Collection Coffret, S$250

To celebrate the season, Dior is releasing a new version of its Rouge Dior Couture Collection coffret inspired by Winter Wonderlands. Upon first impressions, you’ll notice the case adorned with snowflakes and a gold metal Dior logo with a touch of luxe. Inside, you’ll find a selection of six Rouge Dior Lipsticks including its iconic 999 shade. The coffret is part of Dior’s Holiday – Golden Nights collection, which is available at all Dior counters, or you can purchase it at Sephora.

M.A.C. Frosted Fireworks Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar. (PHOTO: M.A.C.)
M.A.C. Frosted Fireworks Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar. (PHOTO: M.A.C.)

M∙A∙C Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar, S$189

12 moments of M·A·C magic! Countdown to the most spectacular celebration with our limited-edition Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar—a firework-frosted keepsake case bursting with mini and major surprises daily! Exclusively available at M∙A∙C Flagship Store Ion as well as M∙A∙C Takashimaya and M∙A∙C Bugis Junction.

If you’re looking for a small gift for yourself, there’s also the Fireworked Like A Charm Lipglass Kit Mini (Limited Edition), S$45.

My Burberry Blush. (PHOTO: Burberry)
My Burberry Blush. (PHOTO: Burberry)

My Burberry Blush, S$226

Created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, the fragrance opens with glazed pomegranate and vibrant lemon. Delicate rose petal notes are lifted with crisp apple, while a base of jasmine and wisteria round off the scent for an intensely feminine touch. The scent is reminiscent of stepping back into a London garden awakening in the first light of day, by capturing the senses as blossoming flowers pop with spirited energy.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum. (PHOTO: Sephora)

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum, S$150

This new feminine fragrance combines the elegance of iris with the power of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend for a deep, complex scent.

(PHOTO: Charlotte Tilbury)
(PHOTO: Charlotte Tilbury)

Charlotte Tilburry Bejewelled Eyes To Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette, $130

This magical, limited-edition palette features the same dreamy, creamy matte and light-play formulas found in Charlotte’s globally-loved palettes, as well as brand new soft, shimmer and intense metallic formulas. The easy-to-build shades play with the light beautifully, whether you want to create a glowing, golden topaz look, a romantic ruby smokey eye, a dreamy amethyst-inspired eye look or a supermodel smokey quartz gaze.

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Perfect Gift Set. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Marc Jacobs Fragrance Perfect Gift Set. (PHOTO: Sephora)

Marc Jacobs Fragrance Perfect Gift Set, S$184

Modern, bright, and feminine, Perfect is an unconventional yet harmonious clash of fresh floral and calming smooth notes. The fragrance opens with juicy notes of Rhubarb and bright Daffodil that reveal a comforting heart of Almond Milk. The fragrance finishes with a soft dry down of Cedarwood and Cashmeran.

Jill Stuart Dazzling Wonderland Collection. (PHOTO: Jill Stuart)
Jill Stuart Dazzling Wonderland Collection. (PHOTO: Jill Stuart)

Jill Stuart Dazzling Wonderland Collection, S$109

Give the gift of dreams this holiday season, with the Jill Stuart Dazzling Wonderland Collection. This exclusive limited-edition gift set, inspired by a circus, is sure to inspire wonder and charm, with its pretty packaging, and four full-sized products.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Skincare Set. (PHOTO: Sephora)
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Skincare Set. (PHOTO: Sephora)

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Skincare Set, S$224

This skincare set powerfully fights the look of multiple signs of ageing and improves the look of your skin. It also includes a limited-edition cosmetic case to add to your collection.

Decorated Candle Collection. (PHOTO: Jo Malone)
Decorated Candle Collection. (PHOTO: Jo Malone)

Jo Malone Decorated Candle Collection, S$385

Scent and set the scene with three festive fragrances: Frosted Cherry & Clove, Roasted Chestnut and Sweet Almond & Macaro. Available exclusively at Jo Malone boutiques at Ion Orchard, Takashimaya Shopping Center and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

If you’re looking to gift a candle to yourself, there’s also the Lime Basil & Mandarin Home Candle or the sweet Poppy & Barley scent (editor’s pick!).

Dr. Barbara Strum Advent Calendar 2020. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)
Dr. Barbara Strum Advent Calendar 2020. (PHOTO: Net-A-Porter)

Dr. Barbara Strum Advent Calendar 2020, approx. S$576

Dr. Barbara Sturm's molecular approach to skincare has earned her international acclaim, and this Advent Calendar is a brilliant way to experience the reach of her products. The perfect gift for longtime fans of the brand, it features 24 treatments in full, deluxe and sachet sizes.

Aromatica Rose Anti Ageing Set. (PHOTO Asian Beauty)
Aromatica Rose Anti Ageing Set. (PHOTO Asian Beauty)

Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Anti Ageing Set, now S$173.60

This luxurious clean beauty skincare set consists of a creamy cleanser, treatment toner, serum and a rich cream to lock in all that skin goodness while keeping your skin soft and supple.

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