‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine!
The holiday season is when beauty brands come out with beautiful special edition products, amazing gift sets, really fun and festive makeup, and seasonal items you can only get during this time of the year like advent calendars and holiday crackers. It’s the best time of the year for beauty lovers!
Beauty expert and founder of 100 ML, Mishal Cazmi, highlights some of her favourite festive beauty products. Check out the gallery below and don’t forget to check out the video above for all of Mishal’s great tips!
Eight beauty products that make great gifts for the holidays
L’Occitane Signature Advent CalendarL’Occitane’s Signature Advent Calendar lets you pull open 24 drawers to reveal some of the brand’s best-selling products. The 24 panels also come with tips on how to better take care of the planet. This year, the brand partnered with PUR Projet to help fight against climate change and create sustainable sites to preserve biodiversity. Every $1 for a holiday limited edition item that’s purchased will support the goal of planting 10,000 trees in North America.
L'Occitane | $64
Tarte Chrome for the HolidaysCreate different looks for any occasion this holiday season with Tarte’s Chrome for the Holidays eyeshadow set. It includes four unique and highly-pigmented, including two core colours and two new colours. The eyeshadow melts onto the lids, giving you an ultra-rich and saturated metallic finish.
Sephora | $29
Becca Pop Goes the Glow Champagne Pop Face & Eye PaletteBecca’s multi-tasking face and eye palette is a beauty must-have for the holiday season. It contains the brand’s Champagne Pop highlighter as well as a dusty rose blush with golden pearls, and three eyeshadows in warm tones like caramel, truffle and berry. Not only is everything in the palette is in the same colour family, making it really easy to use, it also has everything you need to get holiday-ready in a cinch.
Sephora | $53
Sephora Collection Glitter Mascara Top CoatSephora’s new glitter mascara top coat can be worn on its own or applied on top your favourite mascara. It’s a great option if you already have a mascara that you love for giving you big, dramatic eyelashes because you can simply apply a layer on top. Choose from two shades – gold and silver – depending on the look you’re going for.
Sephora | $14
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick – High On StarsThis limited edition lipstick is from YSL’s holiday collection. Not only are the shades the perfect finishing touch for any holiday beauty look, but the lipstick is a perfect little statement piece to pull out from your clutch when you’re out.
Holt Renfrew | $49
Dior Diorific Vernis and Top CoatThe inspiration for Dior’s holiday nail polish collection was fireworks. Shades include an eye-catching red, a vivid pink, a soft pearl and a dazzling glittery top coat that can be worn alone or on its own. The top coat in particular in a great beauty cheat if you don’t have time to do your nails or need to jazz up an existing mani.
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Drunk Elephant Shelf-Control Night KitThis is the best time to invest in a skincare set because beauty brands will often create value packs that you can either give as a gift or try for yourself. This skincare kit contains several of Drunk Elephant’s bestsellers, including everything you need for your nighttime skincare routine such as a cleanser, serum, moisturizer, face oil and eye cream.
Sephora | $128
The Body Shop Hand Cream CrackersBeauty holiday crackers are a really fun gift or stocking stuffer. You can also use them to set the dinner table if you’re hosting a lunch or dinner. This set of crackers from The Body Shop contains six hydrating hand creams. Each cracker contains one of the brand’s popular scents such as Almond Milk and Honey, Shea and British Rose.
The Body Shop | $40