While holiday shopping might look a little different for everyone this year, we can still enjoy the thrill of finding the best Christmas gifts for the beauty lovers in our life from the comfort of our homes thanks the countless options available online.
We know that it can be overwhelming to navigate online shopping this time of year – possibly even more than making your way through a crowded department store – and that’s why we did all the work for you and found some of the best finds out there. From make-up sets and creams to perfumes, here are our favourite picks for 2020.
More than a perfume range, Vilhelm Parfumerieis a multi-sensory library of tales and luxury experiences. Created in collaboration with the prestigious perfumers Jerome Epinette and Marc-Antoine Corticchiato, each scent is unique and housed in a stylish bottle of spun glass with a flower symbol on the cap. Room Service (HK$1,920), Victoria Beckham’s favourite fragrance, evokes the image of a lover in a hotel room waiting for her ultimate self-care treat: a bath of flower petals with warm water releasing aromas of citrus, red fruits, bamboo, violet, black amber, and sandalwood and makes for a memorable Christmas gift.
Aesop, one of the symbols of the ultra-popular millennial-chic aesthetic, has launched Sensory Chronicles, a 2020 gift kits collection that pays tribute to the remarkable power of the imagination. Our personal favourites include the The Lore Collector (HK$740), a quartet of hand and body care products inspired by a dreamy tale (contained within the gift as an eBook) by Japanese writer of Greek-Irish descent Lafcadio Hearn, and The Metaphysical Voyager (HK$1,250), A duet of hydrating formulations enriched with skin supportive ingredients.
For a gift that celebrates the festive season with boldness and glam, NARS has launched a limited-edition holiday collection gilded in glitz. The line includes holiday essentials and sets like the Vip Audacious Lipsticks (HK$275 each), the Iconic Glow Cheek Duo (HK$350), the Free Your Mind Mini Lipstick Coffret (HK$400), and the shiny Mini Brush Set (HK$800).
This festive season Louis Vuitton has launched an exclusive service that has already become one of the most desirable Christmas gifts for beauty lovers around the world. LV’s Master Perfume, in fact, has opened his prestigious workshop to bespoke perfumery, for unique and personalised creations made upon request to best encapsulate each client’s personality. To add to the charm and exclusivity, the trunk in which the perfume will be presented is crafted in Asnières, Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop and can hold four 100ml bottles, three 200ml bottles, a 100ml travel case, a travel spray and 16 refills.
Independent Hong Kong vegan and natural cruelty-free skincare label SKIN NEED has launched a brand new Body Line with two gift sets just in time for the festive season. Formulated especially for Hong Kong skin type and climate, Carry Love Around (HK$398), a collection of the label’s new nature-meets-science skincare signatures and A Lover’s Chest (HK$998), an ode to skincare and beauty rituals in a luxury box complete with embroidered robe and a playlist, are the perfect Christmas gifts for beauty lovers who are also passionate about sustainability.
Heritage beauty brand Helena Rubinstein is celebrating the holidays with a tribute to its three most iconic products, the Replasty Age Recovery Night Cream, the Powercell Serum and the Prodigy Cellglow, a deep renewing concentrate. In order to provide clients with diverse gift kits, the popular creations are exclusively sold in season-exclusive sets, like the Powercell 24H Eye Care Set (HK$680), the Prodigy Cellglow the Radiant Eye Treatment Set (HK$1,320), and the Powercell Skinmunity Serum 50ml Set (HK$1,440).
Lancôme has put together a series of festive exclusives packed with magic and its signature dreamy Parisian atheistic. This year, the French maison has launched the 2020 Holiday Advent Calendar, (available at HK$630 upon any purchase of Lancôme regular products) and the Festive & Sparkling Christmas Beauty Box (available at HK$695 upon any purchase of products over HK$520). Both kits include signature make-up and skincare products and fragrances. Additionally, Lancôme has created a series of themed gift sets on “youth secrets”, “rejuvenating luminosity”, “French makeup” and “refreshing scent” to make it even easier to find the perfect Christmas gifts for beauty lovers.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary and global success, South Korean heritage brand Amorepacific has launched a series of gift sets and exclusive treats just in time for Christmas. For a full skin pampering experience, we recommend the Ace Essence Set (HK$5,350), which includes a series of energising and revitalising serums and creams created with the powerful formula that has contributed to the brand’s decades-long success.
To pamper your skin like never before during the 2020 festive season, Natura Bissé has put together a selection of signature items to restore and improve radiance with an effortless holiday glow. The Christmas kits include the Diamond Extreme & Eye Set (HK$3,625), an energising and cosmetic treatment with lifting effects, and the Inhibit Neck Set (HK$3520), an anti-aging innovating formula.