The holiday rush is well upon us. It can be quite confusing and dizzying, but it’s also part of the fun of the season. When we shop for gifts, we get to pause and think about the friends and loved ones we are shopping for. We also recall what they mean to us, so we can find the gift that encapsulates that sentiment.
In my opinion, a beauty gift is indeed a great way to express your appreciation. It can be quite confusing with the plethora of selections around, so I’ve chosen the best of what the holidays have to offer.
When it comes to skin care, you know that Chanel takes from its history of luxury. Their Sublimage line introduces a new product: Sublimage Le Soin Perfecteur. It is a moisturizing primer formulated with intense vanilla planifolia water to reveal a glowing face. Sourced from the mature green fruit of the vanilla plant and obtained through hydrodistillation, this naturally derived active ingredient protects skin from free radicals caused by UV exposure and pollution (environmental stress). It works to illuminate dark areas of the face.
You can use this product in three ways: daytime moisturizer, makeup base and to add some glow to your look. Suitable for all skin types, it could very well be your must-have and would be the perfect gift for anyone, be it the casual beauty lover or the total skin care and makeup addict.
Another skin care favorite I turn to is Sisley. For a true investment for your skin, there is always the Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age. This cream visibility combats the signs of aging after a few days of continued use.
Before this, you may want to apply first the Sisley IAA Radiance and Anti-Dark Spot Serum. It aims to reduce the appearance of dark spots, brighten and refresh the complexion, and improve the quality of your skin. The serum does this with the same breakthrough ingredients Sisley has harnessed over the years to create effective and gentle formulations.
When it comes to scents and candles, only a few reach the level of Diptyque. For the season, they offer gift sets that can match the personalities in your life. Something like the limited-edition candle set would be a delight in a reusable box and five of the maison’s emblematic scents: Baies (Berries), Roses, Figuier (Fig Tree), Mimosa and Feu de Bois (Wood Fire). It also showcases how the brand never lets go of its commitment to the best while always offering something exciting.
I know it is typical to receive bath sets during this season. However, the ones that stand out are from a brand whose skin care commitment is well-known and loved. L’Occitane presents their Holiday 2021 Collection in the form of the Neroli & Orchidee and Rose Jasmin. Each variant comes as an eau de toilette, shower gel, body milk, hand cream and perfumed soap. It’s the perfect set for those who love layering their scents. It could also transform into your vibe for the season.
Another set to consider is the Cath Kidston Bluebells Commuter Kit. It is designed for daily commute with a cotton-lined face mask printed with the pretty bluebell design. You also get an antibacterial hand spray with 70-percent alcohol, a moisture complex with glycerin and a pocket hand cream enriched with evening primrose oil, cornflower and wood hyacinth extracts. It carries the scent of bergamot and bluebell with white musk and amber. It is also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
On the makeup front, it always is best to start with a good base. La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Loose Powder, Perfect Concealer and Powder Foundation are just what you need.
The La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation is the first powder foundation infused with caviar extract for complexion perfection. It offers buildable, blendable coverage for a matte yet luminous, fresh look all day long. On the other hand, the Perfect Concealer is for those who need perfection in a swipe. The formula glides on to smooth, correct and brighten the entire eye area. It blends seamlessly to give the eye a luminous, fresh look. Its minimal cobalt blue case includes a cool metal tip to gently massage away under-eye puffiness, while an innovative ring releases the perfect dose. The integrated round-edge brush specifically designed for the various angles and surfaces of the eye area allows for precise, flawless blending.
To set your cream or liquid foundation, a touch of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder is all you need. It refines skin’s texture, smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes the appearance of pores. It also preserves the level of hydration in the skin, leaving it with a feeling of comfort. Lastly, it provides a natural, matte, luminous finish for a youthful glow.
Fun with color
Now that you’ve got your base covered, have fun with color. Stila provides all that you need to make your look party-ready with Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in the shades Kitten and Transcendence, Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Jezebel and Kitten and Liquid Lipstick in Firenze and Beso.
Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter contains light diffusing particles that blend seamlessly into the skin and add radiance to the high points of your face like nothing else.
The Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow provides rich, beautiful color with a high shimmer sheen, minus the glitter. The pearl-packed translucent base offers versatile wear. It can be applied lightly for daytime or built-up for nighttime drama.
Stila’s Liquid Lipstick has always been a beauty vlogger’s favorite with saturated colors but a comfortable all-day finish. It is also enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil.
Add sparkle to your look with Clarins Lip Comfort Oil Shimmer. This new product expounds on the reliable Lip Comfort Oil’s shiny reflects in eight different shades. The formula also promises to be lighter, more comfortable and more moisturizing. It is the perfect way to kiss dry lips goodbye. But you can also wear it on top of your lipstick for that shiny boost.
All products are available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source. Shop safely in a Rustan’s store near you, online via rstns.shop/RTBS or connect with your Rustan’s Personal Shopper at tel. 0917-1111952.