To give or not to give?
Christmas is nearly upon us and there has never been a better time to primp, preen and polish yourself to perfection. Levanah Reyes-Wainwright picks out the best luxury beauty products for the festive season.
Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, treating yourself or simply getting ready for that all-important Christmas party, this year you must do it luxuriously. Prep the skin with IOMA’s Youth Booster Gold (£320, Harrods) a ground breaking anti-ageing moisturiser that uses NASA technology in its cap to diagnose and treat your skin’s unique moisture levels. Each of the 500 limited edition sets contains two IOMA youth boosters in sleek gold packaging; this is personalised gift giving at its best. Voluminous, ‘just-styled’ hair can be recreated in an instant thanks to Oribe’s Black & Gold Collection (£58, SpaceNK). The invisible Dry Texturising Spray builds sexy texture (with a purse size spray for on-the-go), while a mist of the Côte d’Azur Hair Refresher signature fragrance neutralizes odours and cuts static.
Looking radiant at this time of year is a must, something that can be easily achieved with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (£56, Liberty.co.uk). This trio of cutting-edge finishing powders plus bonus veil mineral primer diffuse, brighten and conceal imperfections using ‘photoluminescent’ technology. The new shade Incandescent Light will leave skin with a celestial, holiday glow. For those who enjoy the finer things in life (that’s all of us then), Tom Ford’s 12 Piece Deluxe Brush set (£650, Selfridges.com) are packaged in a rich mahogany case with gold TF logo on top. The exquisitely soft brushes are selected by Mr. Ford himself and will help you achieve a flawless, glamourous face with ease and precision.
If the next day after your soiree you are feeling a little fragile, take a blissful soak using one of Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oils from their Ultimate Collection (£50, aromatherapyassociates.com). This luxurious 9-piece set contains one of each of the Relax, De-Stress, Revive and Support collections to soothe away those winter blues. Once out of the bath Sarah Chapman can treat you to a rejuvenating bedtime treat with her Skinesis Luxury Overnight Cashmere Touch Collection (£240, sarahchapman.net). Sarah’s 3 Overnight Hero products for the face, hands and body are perfectly partnered with a silky cashmere hot water bottle and bed socks for a truly indulgent pampering sleep. Waking up to plump skin after a peaceful slumber is no doubt at the top of everyone’s wishlist.
To give or not to give?