When a random Boots gift set just won't do.
The Christmas shopping scene is a minefield of beauty gift sets, perfumes, eyeshadow palettes and glittery err’thang.
But what to get the seasoned cosmetics lover, who is a bit more discerning about what she uses? Here are our recommendations, with a lotta help from the STELLAR beauty team…
Essie’s AW17 collection is full of perfect festive shades, and this gold one is a year-round winner.
Getting Groovy Essie Polish, €9.99, Boots
Think outside the box and school her up on all things beauty-related with some help from Pippa O’Connor.
Pippa: Simple Tips To Live Beautifully, €16.95, Eason
Set her up for her next night out with this Cocoa Brown gift pack, which includes their excellent Tough Stuff exfoliator.
Cocoa Brown Be Bronzed And Beautiful Gift Set, €9.95, Cloud 10
Blank Canvas brushes are budget-friendly, but they do the job just as well as their swankier counterparts.
F06 Bevelled Foundation Contour Brush, 214.99, Blank Canvas
For affordable, salon-quality products you can’t go better than Toni&Guy, and plus the packaging is VERY gift friendly.
Heat Protection Mist, €9.49, Toni&Guy
No beauty bag is complete without a good lip balm, and this limited edition Vaseline tin will make any cosmetics lover smile.
Vaseline Lulu Guinness, €4.29, Boots
Body Shop’s balm cleanser is something of a cult favourite these days after skincare guru Caroline Hirons sang its praises, championing its ability to remove all traces of make-up without drying out skin. Winner.
Chamomile Cleansing Balm, €19.50, The Body Shop
MAC are currently having a promotion on their Christmas Nutcracker collection, with all of the range’s lippies down to €15.05. Run!
MAC Lipstick in Saucy Little Darling,
€20.00 €15.05, Brown Thomas
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