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Best face forward: 14 Diwali edition beauty boxes to fit every budget

Diwali isn’t the same without giving or getting fun gifts and according to us, beauty is a fail-safe option. Everyone loves a good beauty kit, and labels are competing with one another to give you that perfect festive box. These are the best beauty gift boxes we’ve come across for this season.

Inatur

inatur

Inatur, a homegrown natural skincare label, has launched their Skin Renewal Day & Night box featuring a gold facewash enriched with geranium along with their anti-aging night cream, which is specially developed for mature, tired, and aged skin. The second anti-aging day cream supplements the effect of the night cream with essential moisture and nutrients. All in all, a good set for someone looking to make a move towards natural skincare. 

Price: Rs 1,090

Biotique

biotique

Well-known Ayurvedic beauty label Biotique gives you some extra TLC this festive season with the Bio Festive Beauty Hamper. Containing some bestsellers and staples, find the famous Almond Oil Soap, soothing kajal, Bio Berberry Cleansing Lotion, Papaya Exfoliating Face Wash , Green Apple Fresh Daily Purifying Shampoo & Conditioner, and the big-ticket Morning Nectar blended with pure honey, wheatgerm and seaweed.

Price: Rs 787

Indulgeo Essentials

indulgeo

Organic skincare label Indulgeo plays to its strengths this Diwali. Known for their glow oils, the Indulgeo Essentials Ultimate Glow Luxury Gift Box features four star products – Rose Gold Oil, Aqua Gold Gel, Pout It, and Toning Mist – that result in plumped, supple, and hydrated skin with a hint of glow. The Indulgeo toning mists give your skin radiance, the cult fave Aqua Gold Gel infused with 24K gold flakes brightens, hydrates, and balances. The Rose Gold Daily Oil keeps your skin glowing. Our favourite is the luxe lip oil, made in collaboration with Namrata Soni, which comes with essential oils infused with 24K gold flakes and antioxidants.

Price: Rs 3,400 

Neemli Naturals

Neemli Naturals

The organic label has a great four-step beauty routine gift box that is luxurious, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and free of synthetic ingredients. Minis of their bestsellers are all here – the French Pink & Multani Clay Gentle Bathing Bar, the Rose & Patchouli Facial Toner, the all-natural Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum, and the bestseller, the Argan & Rose Day Cream to lock in the moisture before stepping out.

Price: Rs 1,600 

Forest Essentials

Forest Essentials

Forest Essentials’ Diwali collections are inspired by the world of Indian mythology and rituals. With fabulous packaging, it is the Soundarya Lakshmi Gift Box that gets our vote featuring the bestselling Forest Essentials Soundarya Advanced Facial Serum, Soundarya Radiance Cream, and Soundarya Ubtan for illuminating skin. The Soundarya Luxury Butter Soap, Soundarya Beauty Body Oil, Soundarya Body Lotion, and the Soundarya Silkening Shower Wash add to the body fabulous pack.

Price: Rs 11,795

Kama Ayurveda

Kama Ayurveda

Self-care is the focus of Kama Ayurveda’s carefully crafted skin, hair, and body care boxes that contain PETA-certified Ayurvedic beauty essentials. Choose the Radiance Box containing the Kumkumadi Brightening Face Scrub, Pure Mogra Water, Suvarna Haldi Chandan Face Pack, Turmeric and Myrrh Brightening Soap, and Kokum Almond Body Butter – all handcrafted and popular. You can even customise the box as per your needs.

Price: Rs 3,620

M.A.C Cosmetics

M.A.C Cosmetics

M.A.C Cosmetics has gone out of its way to give you fun boxes that contain their all-time favourites; these limited edition Diwali-inspired lip, eye, and glow kits are already gaining points on the ‘gram. The M.A.C Glow Goddess Face Kit (Rs 2,700) comes with M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix + and the strobe cream in pink. The Red Rangoli Lip Kit (Rs 2,850) contains the classics: M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Feels So Grand and the M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in Relentlessly Red, perfect for Indian skin tones. The Midnight Sparkles Eye Kit (Rs 2,950) features the Crayon Kajal Eye Liner and a beautiful pigment in Tan. We love the Burgundy Pataka Lip Kit (Rs 2,700) that has the Matte Lipstick in Diva and the satin lipstick in Mocha. The final kit, the M.A.C Pink Puja Lip Kit (Rs 2,700) showcases the Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up and the matte lipstick in Taupe. 

Innisfree

innisfree

The Korean Naturalism brand from Jeju Island is on point this season with five exclusive Diwali gift sets that pack a punch. The Innisfree Green Tea Set (Rs 1,950) comes with the brand’s tried-and-tested favourites, all in big sizes. There’s the famous Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum, a super moisturizing serum infused to the gills with organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds that are known to hydrate and provide moisture. Then you get The My Real Squeeze Mask Green Tea, another favourite that’s known to keep your skin smooth. The Innisfree Skincare Kit has an array of choices – the Best Loved Kit with the brand’s bestsellers, the Green Tea Morning Kit, the Volcanic 3 step Kit, or the Foam Cleanser set, all come with miniatures from the brand. 

Price: Rs 1,950 

Raw Nature 

raw nature

Grooming company RawNature offers high-performing essentials that employ great ingredients like red clay, acai, charcoal, and quinoa. The label is 100 percent natural, naturally derived, vegan, and certified safe-to-use by EcoCert. This festive season, the label has come up with four interesting gift boxes stuffed with their bestsellers. The Radiance Boosting Skin Essentials (Rs 1,423) comes with the famous Volcanic Red Clay Face Wash and Dead Sea & Charcoal Face Mask. The Exotic Clay Bath Essentials (Rs 1,315) features the Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash and Volcanic Gold Clay Body Wash. The Moisture Burst Bath Regime (Rs 2,272) contains the Volcanic Red Clay Face Wash, Brazilian Red Clay Body Wash and Coconut Oil & Pea Protein Shampoo while the Complete Care Regime (Rs 2,171) showcases the Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash, Coconut Oil & Pea Protein Shampoo, Red Clay & Wild Argan Oil Soap and Brazilian Green Clay Soap. 

Price: Head to the website to know more.

Bath & Body Works 

Bath and Body Works

The good thing about Bath & Body Works is that you can customise your own box. Pick from a range of body mists, body lotions, shower gels, body butters and body scrubs to give your loved ones something curated by you according to their needs. Add the cute three-wick candles topped with a decorative lid into this mix for that exclusive feel. The fragrance collections are Pretty, Japanese Cherry Blossom, A Thousand Wishes, Sweet Pea, Hello Beautiful, Magic in the Air, Aromatherapy, and many more . We personally love the candles that come in varied fragrances: Bergamot Waters, Mahogany Teakwood, Hello Beautiful, Beautiful Day, Sweet Pea and more.  

Price: Depends on your picks. Range starts at Rs 1,200

Just Herbs 

Just herbs

The Festive Box called Light & Joy features six fun products to suit all skin types. These include the brand’s bestsellers like the Silksplash Rehydrant Face Wash alongside their specially-made Steam Distilled Rose Water Facial Mist, the Tender Touch Body Radiance Oil, the Kerala Coconut Handmade Bathing Bar, the Pedisoft Calendula-Peppermint Crack Cure Foot Cream, and the ever popular Shatpatri Wild Indian Rose – Gentle Body Wash

Price: Rs 3,325

L’Occitane

Loccitane

Our favourite French label, L’Occitane has come up with four interesting boxes for Diwali that are packed with goodness for every skin type. The Travel Stars (Rs 5,404) features the brand’s bestseller, Almond Shower Oil, alongside their Intense Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner, the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream and hand cream, the Reine Blanche Illuminating Foaming Cleanser, the Aqua Thirst Quenching Gel, and the award-winning Immortelle Reset Serum. There are three other boxes – one for men, one with their fragrance bestsellers, and one with their popular line, the Bouquet of Roses

Price: Rs 5,404

Clinique 

clinique

Clinique offers some great limited edition combos and kits this Diwali. You can pick from a wide range of classic favourites to new must-haves in skincare and colour cosmetics. The Great Skin kit features the bestseller, Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator. The Eyes That Do the Talking kit comes with Quickliner for Eyes Intense alongside their High Impact Kajal. The Bright Lips kit covers a range of nudes, reds, pinks, and browns, a Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Colour and the Clinique Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer. 

Price: Rs 1300 onwards.

Daughter’s Earth

The Conscious Beauty Gift Set from organic label, Daughter’s Earth comes in a local made metallic golden tin that can be used as a jewellery box. And e all know nostalgic tin boxes make us feel. The already popular bestsellers made with wild-harvested ingredients that are consciously sourced from all over India, are tucked into this little kit with a cool new regime you can master. The fact that these wild skin treats are scientifically formulated over several years of R&D, and are clinically tested is a bonus, you’re giving a gift that’s perfect for those looking for high-quality ingredients. The regime is simple, the box contains 12 products that take care of skin microbiome balance. The Face care bit includes the best selling Rejuvenating Serum and Phytonutrient Moisturiser, Java PlumMask. Body Care includes Wild Mocha Body Scrub, Wild Body Oil, Sacred Lotus Body Butter. Also in focus is the Wild Mocha Body Scrub, a new launch that is formulated with antioxidant-rich coffee seeds, sourced from the tribal areas of biodiverse Araku valley in Visakhapatnam, directly from the farmers and in their wildest habitats (wild agroforestry). The cherry on the cake is the design on the box that is inspired by Araku microclimates and the flora and fauna there.

All images: Courtesy brands

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.