Christmas Gift Guide 2018 Part 2

Christmas Gift Guide 2018 Part 2

Here we go again with part two of my Christmas gift guide 2018!

Under £100:

By Terry Ombre Blackstar Set, £69

Uniting three of By Terry’s best-loved Ombre Blackstar cream shadow sticks – in ‘Blonde Opal’, ‘Bronze Moon’ and ‘Misty Rock’ shades – you can use this limited-edition collection one by one for understated polish or all together for a glamorous, ready-made smoky eye look.


Dermaquest Essential Kit, £76

With everything you need to start off your new skincare regime, the DermaQuest Essentials Kit, comprising a cleansing face wash, serum, moisturiser and SPF, really will transform the way your skin looks.

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Blush! one look makeup masterclass, £80

Perfect for destination brides, those who wish to create their own bridal or party look, teenagers, makeup novices or those stuck in a makeup rut, a private makeup lesson is the ideal way to learn about new products and techniques to enhance your features. The aim is to create a look of your choice (work, weekend, bridal, party etc.) that you can recreate and for you to receive advice on a capsule cosmetics kit that can be used to create it. Also available as an individual two look masterclass for £110 and as a group session (price on email).

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Under £250:


Illamasqua Beyond Powder Vault, £125

In celebration of Illamasqua’s 10th anniversary, the cosmetics brand presents the Beyond Powder Vault; four shades of baked highlighter powder housed in a gift box. Each silky powder glides effortlessly over skin, and can be used for an all-over illuminated finish or applied with more precision to perform like a highlighter. Perfect for defining the high points of the face and reflecting light, the powder is effective when worn on the top of the cheek bones, brow bones and even the collar bones. Apply wet or dry for differing intensity, across the contours of the face or body for a natural-looking highlight.

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GHD Platinum in Glacial Blue, £175

The GHD Platinum Glacial Blue is GHD’s first smart styler that predicts your hair’s needs with an icy blue makeover for Christmas. Delivering safer-for-hair heat, the hair straighteners allow you to straighten and curl your hair without the damaging consequences. Predicting hair’s needs, the intelligent irons use predictive technology to adjust the power to control the optimum 185ºC styling temperature at all times. Utilising innovative Tri-Zone® Technology, each plate uses three sensors to ensure the best temperature is consistently maintained across the entire plate to help reduce breakage.

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Charlotte Tilbury The Complete Brush Set, £195

A set of eight of the most finely crafted, essential brushes that will help you create any look you wish. Comprises a lip brush, eye liner brush, eye smudger brush, eye blender brush, powder and sculpt brush, bronzer and blusher brush, Hollywood complexion brush, magic complexion brush and a fabulous, lip print makeup bag to keep them all in!

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Under £500:


Hourglass Confession Lipstick Collection, £309

Anyone would struggle to find a lipstick more luxurious and covetable than Hourglass’ Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable – but this iconic lipstick vault makes a great thing even better. Boasting a wardrobe of 15 Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refills as well as a limited-edition ultra-sleek and chic pink applicator, this luxe collector’s set is simply a must-have for Hourglass fans or lipstick addicts looking to expand their ever-growing collection.

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Philips Lumea BRI956/00 Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device, £399.99

The Philips Lumea works by applying gentle pulses of light to the skin to break the cycle of hair regrowth and, after several treatments, hair is prevented from growing back. Inspired by the uniqueness of each body part, the Lumea Prestige comes in a specially curved design to treat hard-to-reach areas. It’s also equipped with attachments that differ in shape, window size and filter, offering specialised treatment on the body, face, bikini area and underarms. The Lumea has 5 energy settings that are easy to choose from thanks to the SmartSkin sensor that suggests the best setting for your skin tone. It can be used with or without a cord, and after as little as 3 to 4 bi-weekly treatments, skin is left soft, smooth and hair-free.

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Dyson Airwrap Complete Hair Styler, £449.99

Whatever look you’re going for, the Airwrap Complete has an attachment for every style and every hair type. The Coanda effect mimics a stylist’s blow-dry technique by attracting hair to the barrel then wrapping it for you using nothing but air – it’s never been easier to get that salon-perfect style without wasting hours in front of the mirror. Once you’ve taken your freshly washed hair from wet to damp with the pre-styling dryer, choose one of the Airwrap barrels or brushes to complete your look. Create the perfect look for a wedding or night at the races with the Airwrap barrels. Use the smaller 30 mm barrels for tighter, voluminous curls or waves, or the 40 mm barrels for a looser look. For a more relaxed look that’ll take you from day to night, try the firm smoothing brush to create a straighter style while minimising frizz and flyaways, the soft smoothing brush for creating a smooth, professional-looking blow-dry finish that’s gentle on your scalp, or the round volumising brush for a full-bodied look.

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