If you have a beauty buff to buy for this Christmas and up to £40 to spend, you’ve come to the right place. For the second instalment of my 2019 Christmas Gift Guide we are sticking with beauty. And what beauties I have found. Featuring limited edition Christmas collections from Glossier, Milk Makeup and NARS, these are my pick of the best beauty gifts under £40.
GLOSSIER The Makeup Set, £35, here.
Three of Glossier’s most-loved products – Cloud Paint cheek colour, Boy Brow grooming pomade and Lash Slick mascara – at a special price. The lovely thing about this set, in addition to the 18% saving, is that the shades aren’t pre-selected. Choose your favourites, add to bag. Shipping is also free on orders over £30.
HUDA BEAUTY Light Nude Obsessions Palette, £27, here.
The Huda Obsessions palettes are neat little things with beautiful shade selections each aimed at different skin tones. The Light Nude version is a travel friendly range of pretty, rosy neutrals.
ALPHA H Liquid Gold Holiday Duo, £38.50, here.
This holiday collection from Alpha H pairs the award-winning Liquid Gold with the limited edition Liquid Gold Rose version. A cult product for good reason, Liquid Gold uses glycolic acid to resurface and improve skin texture. The rose version is a milder, more hydrating version, perfect for those new to the product.
MILK MAKEUP Meet The Fam, £39, here.
Seven travel-sized Milk Makeup essentials including the Watermelon Brightening Serum, Kush Mascara and Bronzing Stick in Baked. An excellent introduction to the New York based brand (should it come back in stock).
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter, £32, here.
None of the Charlotte Tilbury Christmas gifting options particularly float my boat this year, however the Hollywood Flawless Filter is a thoroughly gift-worthy item on its own, with its weighty glass bottle and rose gold lid. The complexion enhancer, that was an immediate hit when it launched last year, is particularly good when mixed with foundation.
NARS Studio 54 Audacious Lipstick, £26, here.
Four shades from the excellent NARS Audacious Lipstick range have been given a Studio 54 makeover this Christmas, complete with limited-edition glittery packaging. My favourites are Barbara, a rosy nude, and Carmen, a vivid red.
Til next time,