Featuring Meghan Markle’s favourite personal care tool, among other gift ideas from Fresh, shu uemura, YSL Beauty and more.
Another month, another set of beauty products to add to our wishlist and potentially our shopping cart.
Fret not if you didn’t manage to get your hands on the items from last month’s wishlist (these things sell out fast), we’ve got more last-minute gift ideas in time for Christmas! Besides November’s catalogue of skincare, makeup and body care, we’ve added a few practical tools (including Meghan Markle’s personal favourites) and holiday collections for this month’s consideration.
Find your ideal Secret Santa present below.
GHD Glacial Blue Collection
Know someone who spends hours on their hair on a regular? The new GHD holiday collection would make the perfect gift, featuring the best-selling gold styler for smoother, sleeker styling and air hairdryer for faster, salon quality blow dry. Both come in a cool frosty blue design to match the winter season. Available now in Sephora stores and selected finest hair salons.
Fresh Rose Retreat: Petal Soft Skin
Fresh founders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg are sharing their love for travel and beauty with everyone this year with an array of thoughtful gift sets. Designed for the jetsetter, each set is inspired by the duo’s personal travel experiences. This Rose set, consisting of a face mask, toner, face cream and tinted lip treatment, draws from fond memories in Bali. “A spa book from Bali with beautiful pictures of women bathing with flowers all over their faces gave Levand I the idea of a mask that creates that experience—literally massaging rose petals on your face,” Alina says. Sounds like a dream to us. Available now in Sephora stores and website.
shu uemura X La Maison du Chocolat collection
Our inner 10-year-old still can’t get over shu uemura’s collab with Super Mario Bros last year; and now we’re tempted by this year’s collection with La Maison du Chocolat. Featuring the brand’s signature Rouge Unlimited lipsticks, best-selling cleansing oil, new limited-edition eyeshadow palettes and more – all in delicious, chocolate-y packaging, everything from the collection is simply a chocolate lover’s must-have. Available now in shu uemura stores and website.
Foreo ISSA 2 and UFO
If it’s on Meghan Markle’s wishlist, it’s got to be fit for royalty. According to her now defunct lifestyle blog “The Tig”, one of her own gift ideas is this anti-bacterial and non-abrasive toothbrush from Foreo. She calls it “one of the coolest and chicest toothbrushes you’ll ever use” and has super soft silicone bristles to effectively clean plague. Also from the same brand, Meghan’s facialist Nichola Joss recommends the award-winning UFO smart masking device which improves your masking regime in only 90 seconds. Available now at Lazada and Sephora.
Decorté Liposome Perfect Renewal Kit
Fans of Japanese skincare brand Decorte will be ecstatic to know that it has released a Christmas special set comprising their iconic Hydration Duo, Moisture Liposome Cream, Moisture Liposome Eye Cream, AQ Cleansing Cream, AQ Washing Cream and AQ Oil Infusion. We’ll say, this is one gift you should treat yourself. It’s basically everything you need to keep your face clean, hydrated and silky smooth so you can take more flawless selfies with your loved ones this holiday. Available now at Decorte counters nationwide.
Kat Von D Fetish Collection
Santa may not like the naughty ones, but Kat Von D has something to celebrate fetishists. Drawing inspiration from the ‘fashions and fantasies of fetish culture’, the cult-favourite makeup brand presents a holiday collection with dramatic packaging to fit its name – such as the latex-like wrapping around palettes and hand-sketched lettering of the “I” to resemble a whip. The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, blush and highlighter palette, mini lipstick set and eyeliner set. So, what will your beauty fetish be? Available now in Sephora stores and website.
YSL Beauty Gold Attraction Edition
All that glitters is gold for YSL Beauty fans this festive period. Introducing global beauty director Tom Pecheux’s Gold Attraction Edition Holiday Look, featuring a multi-use palette, highlighters, fragrances and signature Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks. The entire collection (save for the Mon Paris parfum) is dressed in a unique matte black body contrasted by a sparkling gold Cassandra. It’s the same all-time favourite YSL Beauty products in limited-edition, collectible packaging. Who wouldn’t want one as a gift? Available now in YSL Beauty stores and website.