Nothing quite says you love your friends and family like an anti-ageing mask.
This festive season, we’ve rounded up our favourite limited edition beauty gift sets for the skincare and makeup aficionados in your life. Whether they’re into Korean beauty, organic wellness, or glitter bombs for the face, there’s a little something for everybody here. Pack them up as cute gifts or treat yourself — and celebrate the end of the year very beautifully.
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When we think of beauty gift sets, it is often the face that gets all the attention. This year, switch things up a little with Panpuri’s REVIVE Reverence Hair Set. It consists of the Amino Acids Repair Hair Cleanser (185 ml), the Amino Acids Repair Hair Conditioner (125ml), and the Omega-9 Repair Hair Serum Oil (30ml). Packed with Pea Protein extract and revitalising properties, it’s the perfect gift for the friend who lives for doing dramatic hair flips. We all have the one.
Lip masks are having a bit of a moment lately, and there’s no better way to ride the wave of the trend than with Laneige. This travel-friendly limited edition mask set is perfect for travellers (yes, domestic and staycations count) who get dry lips when they fly, or simply want to get plumper lips to look fly. Containing the Lip Sleeping Mask in berry, lemon, and grape, the masks are meant to melt dead skin cells and thereby make the lips feel more smooth and elastic — all while you sleep.
A great limited edition set that really celebrates the season: the Fresh 12 Days of Beauty Set is the cosmetic brand’s take on an Advent Calendar, and we kind of love it. It features some of the well-known favourites in mini form, so it’s great to try out new products without taking the full investment plunge. The list is quite long, but some of the highlights include: Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturiser, Soy Face Cleanser, Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum, Kombucha Facial Treatment Essense, Rose Face Mask, and more.
There’s no way Drunk Elephant wouldn’t create the most colourful and adorable gift set of the season. The Firmy The Day Kit is a limited edition morning skincare set that aims to hydrate, firm, and keep the skin strong and protected. It contains the C-Firma (full size!), D-Bronzi (8ml), B-Hydra (8ml), Protini (15ml), and Umbra Tinte (15ml) and is ideal for the diehard skincare lover in your life.
This one’s for your sensitive friends. The Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Wonder Cica Skincare set is designed to help restore sensitive skin back into its healthy, glorious nature. The serums are made to penetrate the skin deeply and balance it with natural values. After all, gorgeous skin is always on trend, no matter the season (or year).
For a gift set that has real ‘Happy New Year!’ energy, opt for this Pat McGrath Labs Lust Mini MatteTrance Trio. It consists of a trio of lust-worthy mini lipsticks in the brands bestselling shades. We also think it could make for a great stocking stuffer or party favour at your end-of-year soiree.
Give the gift of Japanese skincare this Christmas. The Tatcha Pure and Poreless Set not only boasts an encouraging name, but also features some of the brand’s most beloved. You’ll find travel size versions of the Deep Cleanse, Water Cream, Liquid Silk Canvas, and Kiss Lip Mask for an all-round skincare set that is easy to grab and haul into a weekender for your next spontaneous trip.
Some beauty sets during this time are great to give others as gift, others we like to keep for ourselves. This set falls into the latter category, and looks like the perfect companion to all our festive events this season. The Fenty Beauty Snap Eyeshadow and Mini Mascara Holo’daze set features a limited edition eyeshadow palette in six brand-new matte and shimmer shades, alongside the Full Frontal Mascara in travel size. You know how the festive season can be a bit hectic and you just want a quick fix that can do it all? Here you go.
For Christmas this year, Caudalie goes down an eco-friendly route and inspires us to do the same. The Beauty Elixir Christmas Set is a power trio in many ways, and is the perfect relief for a skin tired of pollution, urban stresses, and general 2020 pandemonium. It consists of the Instant Detox Mask, Instant Foaming Cleanser, and the renowned Beauty Elixir. Toning, illuminating, and tightening: all the good stuff.
Everyone likes to receive an SK-II Essence set for Christmas. It is a theory we have tried and tested various times. This 2020, the skincare brand adds a street art twist to its skincare stars, with a bold and edgy design for the festive season. Beyond pops of colour, the set highlights include the Facial Treatment Cleanser (20g), Facial Treatment Clear Lotion (30ml), and R.N.A Powder Radical New Age Cream (15g). A fool-proof gift for the beauty lover in your life.