All Set For The Season
Running out of ideas for loved ones? You can’t go wrong with a luxurious beauty gift, whether it is make-up, skincare or a lovely fragrance.
ANDY WARHOL X SK-II
If you’re after a foolproof beauty gift, the SK-II Pitera Essence never fails. The brand’s recent collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation features quotes from the artist and a bold technicolour print reminiscent of his work. Perfect for the holiday season, the set comes in an Andy Warhol Tv-inspired pouch made from regenerated nylon, as well as skincare miniatures like the Skinpower Cream.
CHANEL NO 5 HOLIDAY 2021
Here are two perfect gifts for any diehard Chanel fan. The Calendar is shaped like the iconic perfume bottle and houses 27 boxes of the maison’s products, including a limited-edition Rouge Allure lipstick, Le Vernis nail polish in a new shade of red, and a snow globe. The Grand Extrait Baccarat, the largest bottle of No 5 ever produced at 2,021ml, is hand-engraved and packaged in a white lambskin coffret and paired with a Baccarat crystal wand for application to pulse points.
LA PRAIRIE SKIN CAVIAR RITUAL
For the ultimate decadence, La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Ritual collection offers the promise of a skin overhaul before the new year. Its star ingredient, caviar extract, is a rich source of marine nutrients that lifts, firms and restores skin’s elasticity. The range includes the Luxe Cream that wraps skin in rich layers of moisture and Liquid Lift, which combines caviar beads and a milky emulsion from two cylinders. The formula melts onto skin for an instant lifting and plumping effect.
DIPTYQUE HOLIDAY COLLECTION
As per tradition, three new limited-edition candles – each a reinterpretation of winter classics – are part of Diptyque’s festive collection. Flocon is an olfactive embodiment of snowfall, Biscuit is a spicy interpretation of warm Christmas desserts and Sapin melds woody notes with the scent of mountain pines. For a Christmas dinner centrepiece, the house’s gold carousel, available in candle sets, is decorated with the Basile pattern and rotates with the flame’s movement to cast artsy shadows.
CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ GARDEN OF SPLENDOUR
French artist Michaël Cailloux lends his illustration of a mythical garden of beauty to Clé de Peau Beauté’s holiday collection. Foliage, roses and wildlife decorate seasonal specials, such as the delightful Lipstick Mini Set, and La Crème, which comes in a green and purple cylinder.
GUERLAIN ROUGE G
Two new shades of the Guerlain Rouge G make an appearance for Christmas. Gold pigments are infused in the formulation that visually enhance the lipstick bullet’s appearance. Both shades of intense and brick red impart a satin sheen onto lips with a subtle gold glimmer. Available in two colours, gold or red and gold, each case features a decorative sequinned panel.
FOREO SKINCARE SECRETS
Brighten up a skincare lover’s Christmas, and complexion, with a facial treatment device. Foreo’s Skincare Secrets collection comprises four ranges such as the UFO 2 Set, which comes with the revitalising and relaxing sonic-powered mask treatment device that infuses skin with ingredients in the accompanying facial masks.
THE 2021 DIOR ADVENT CALENDAR
Designed in collaboration with London-based artist Alice Shirley, Dior’s Advent Calendar pays homage to the house’s flagship boutique on 30 Avenue Montaigne. Decked out in midnight blue and gold with illustrations of foliage, the Atelier of Dreams has 24 windows with a miniature surprise behind each one. These include fragrances such as J’adore, Miss Dior and Sauvage, as well as skincare and make-up minis like the Dior Vernis 999 and Capture Totale Super Potent Serum.
GUCCI THE ALCHEMIST’S GARDEN 1921
Launched to mark Gucci’s 100th anniversary this year, 1921 is a celebration of the house’s imagination and everlasting growth. The scent features elegant and green neroli flower, sparkling lemon and earthy oak moss for a gender-fluid scent that suits all seasons. Inspired by pharmacy jars found in vintage apothecaries, the flacon comes in green glass with gold lettering and a wreath imprint.
DRUNK ELEPHANT TRUNK
With more joint VTLS announced, we can’t think of a more decadent gift than a suitcase filled with skincare for all seasons. The Drunk Elephant Trunk includes 10 full-sized versions of the brand’s bestsellers. Keep your skin bright and clear with the A-passioni Retinol Cream or T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, nourish with the Lala Retro Whipped Cream or Protini Polypeptide Cream and double cleanse with the Slaai Makeup-melting Butter Cleanser.