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16th Dec 2017

These Are All The Beauty Gifts An Irish Gal Could Ever Want For Christmas


Your cheekbones are crying out for the perfect highlighter, your skin is dehydrated and in desperate need of Christmas cheer, and you haven’t had a good cut crease since you dunno when. 

You, my friend, need a little Xmas pick-me-up. 

Whether you’re frantically trying to find something to buy for the beauty obsessive in your life or you just want to #treatyoself at this festive time of year (and why not?), we’ve put together a list of all the best beauty bits you could ever wish for from Santa.

Be it skincare, perfume, or the perfect eyeshadow palette, we dare you to not put at least one of these cute buys on your list. G’wan, sure haven’t you been good all year?


IMAGE Skincare Merry and Bright Stocking Filler €16

The limited-edition Merry and Bright Collection contains seven minis of their best-selling VITAL C products to nourish, hydrate and revitalize dry, sensitive or redness-prone skin. 

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PAI Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask €40

Containing the brand’s iconic Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil, this ultra-nourishing treatment revitalises tired skin in under 10 minutes, and comes with an exfoliating muslin cloth.

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Kiehls Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil €35

How does it work? This all-in one cleansing formula emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, turning the heavenly scented oil into a rich cleanser. 

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Aurelia Brightening Botanical Essence €58 (for 50ml)

Aurelia’s revolutionary probiotics help to protect and balance the skin from within while keeping your lovely face hydrated and brightened. Use before bed for a fresh glow when you wake up. 

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Pixi Rose Flash Balm €34

This 3-in-1, oil-free, quick absorbing formula instantly moisturizes and brightens and is great as a revitalising mask as well as a primer to prep skin for perfect makeup application. A miracle product. 

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Starskin After Party™ Coconut Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Brightening Face Mask €10

Each brightening face mask is soaked in a full bottle of potent skin-revitalising serum, which transforms skin that has been up all night, into starlet-worthy luminosity in just 20 minutes. 

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Dazzling Lights in Shade 01 €33

Because every gal needs a mega glam lipstick. Rouge Pur Couture is a rich and pigmented formula in a sleek engraved collectors case. 

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Mac Eye Shadow X15: Cool Neutral €59.50

A carefully edited palette of 15 iconic neutral shades, perfect for a classic nude look. The highly pigmented powder applies evenly, blends well, and will soon become a make up bag staple. 

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NYX Professional Makeup Lingerie Liquid Lipstick €9

Available in a range of color-kissed nudes – from cinnamon pink and chocolate brown, to warm mahogany red and classic nude beige – this long-lasting matte lippie rivals the most expensive brands. 

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Fonts Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation €33

Rihanna’s beauty range had everyone going mad this year, and for good reason. The foundation is a matte yet glowy skinsaver that comes in an impressive 40 shades. 

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Skinful Affairs Kripa Vibrant Colour Lipstick €25

Are you vegan (or just all for non-animal cruelty products)? Either way, you’ll LOVE this soft, creamy and light lipstick that coats lips with generous long-lasting colour. 

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Sleek Makeup Cream Contour Kit €14

Available in three shades (light, medium & dark), the kit’s expertly developed combination of shades works with all skin tones to create natural shadows and highlights, and is SO easy to use. 

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Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio €53

More Fenty, ‘cos it’s truly fab. This shimmering trio contains magnets so they stick together, and comes with two Match Stix MATTE Skinsticks to conceal and contour, and one Match Stix SHIMMER Skinstick to highlight.

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Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set €32

Inspired by Huda’s trademark pout, the Contour & Strobe Lip Sets are packaged in an ultra-covetable lip-shaped tin, making it the perfect gift for lipstick lovers. This is exclusive to Brown Thomas, FYI. 

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Flique Eyeshadow Palette in Gold Digger €30 

This incredible large palette contains 10 buttery eyeshadows with impeccable pigment, that stay put all day and night. It’s a rare case when you use every single shade in a palette, but this one ticks all the boxes. 

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Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum €62 (for 30 ml)

A super indulgent scent of Italian Plum, rich Bulgarian Rose and sensual Liquid Amber, the bottle itself is styled after one of Marc’s iconic handbags. 

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Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne €54 (for 30 ml)

The ultimate classy fragrance, grapefruit is mixed with rosemary, peppermint and pimento pepper for an uplifting scent that will look fab on any dressing table. 

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Clean Reserve Rain [Reserve Blend] Eau de Parfum Travel Spray €23

With notes of patchouli and bergamot, this sleek spray is reminiscent of the freshness that’s in the air just after it rains. Considering it’s so light, you can wear it on its own or layered with other scents. 

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RITUALS Roi D’orient Parfum €39 (for 50ml)

An oriental fragrance with Arabian vibes, this scent fuses smoky Amber, Musk and White Pepper together. Plus, it’s oh-so-pretty to look at. 

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Beauty Bits’n’Bobs 

Zoeva Offline Brush Set €46

These handcrafted eye and face brushes are the ideal tools for your daily makeup routine as well as extravagant looks- the set comes with a Cream Cheek brush, Cut Crease brush, Smokey Shader and a fluffy Powder brush. 

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e.l.f. cosmetics Lip Exfoliator Mint Maniac €6.50

Infused with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils to nourish and protect, I’ve been using this each morning to gently scrub and prepare my lips for a day’s worth of lipstick and it keeps them smooth. 

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Catwalk HQ Tanning Mitt €10 

This luxury mitt will genuinely revolutionise your Tan Thursdays. The thumb part means you have extra control for getting into creases, and the soft velvety material makes the tan glide.  

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Phew… Our Santa list is looking pretty jam packed after this. Can we have it all, please?

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