We all have that one makeup obsessed friend or family member in our life. Their vanity table is overflowing with brushes, creams, fragrances and palettes, but don’t tell them they have enough: that new red lipstick has an entirely different undertone than the 20 others they own. The Beauty Advisors at London Drugs get it: as self-professed beauty junkies themselves, they know what it’s like to lust for the perfect fragrance or fancy new eyeshadow palette. To help make Christmas shopping easy, they have rounded up the top gift ideas to make any beauty lover’s Christmas merry and bright.
For the Fragrance Fanatic
Juicy Couture’s I Love Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum is the perfect fragrance for the glamorous rebel on your list, according to London Drugs’ expert Beauty Advisors. The scent has jasmine and pink honeysuckle at the heart, with notes of taffy apple, lively red currant and sparkling mandarin: it’s hard not to feel boldly glamorous while wearing this scent!
For the sophisticated and confident woman, Giorgio Armani’s Si Eau de Parfum Limited Edition makes an excellent gift. This scent, which is new and exclusive to London Drugs, has a chic yet intense scent with notes of black current nectar, modern chypre and blond wood musk. Perfect for the free, passionate, vibrant woman.
For the Makeup Maven
For young beauty buffs, it’s all about experimentation when it comes to makeup. For tweens or teens, the Beauty Advisors recommend a compact makeup kit like Beauty 101’s 25-Piece Kit, which comes packed with a huge variety of shades and products for them to play with.
To really wow the budding makeup lover, Beauty Scene’s whopping 181-piece makeup kit is a fantastic find. The kit includes everything from cream and powder eyeshadows to blushes and face powders, not to mention two handy cards with tips for creating some classic makeup looks.
For the Skincare Savvy
If their vanity is covered in serums, face masks, skin creams, eye creams, and a whole bunch of other creams you didn’t even know existed, then it’s safe to say your giftee is probably a skincare junkie. Surprise them with a collection of the most pampering skincare gifts from Bliss Spa, like their Multi-‘Face’-eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask, and Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter Maximum Moisture Cream.
Every beauty lover knows the importance of good skincare, to create a flawless base for makeup application. The Lise Watier Mini Glam Set comes complete with a Lift & Firm 3D Flash Lift Radiance Vial and a pair of 3D Lift Eye Patches: perfect for some at-home pampering. The Radiance Vials are like a beauty makeover in a jar, instantly restoring skin radiance, while the Eye Patches will give an instant mini-eye lift. The set also comes with mascara, lipstick and eyeliner to complete a flawless look.
For the Stocking Stuffer
Ask any self-professed beauty lover, and they’ll tell you beauty blenders really are a girl’s best friend. Stash a set of e.l.f’s Blended Beauty Sponges in their stocking and you’ll win some serious brownie points.
Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are one of the hottest items recently launched by the mega-hot beauty brand NYX Cosmetics. Add a limited edition set of 3 to a beauty lover’s stocking, and they’ll be swooning over these of coveted lipsticks that are both super-pigmented and waterproof.
To see more Christmas gift ideas from London Drugs’ beauty experts, watch these videos!
Fragrances are a great gift option for someone special this holiday season, but picking the right one can be a bit tricky, with so many scents to choose from. Beauty Advisor Julie picks out the top 4 fragrances to gift, and gives us tips on which fragrance is best for the person on your list, based on their personality and the notes of the fragrance.
Juicy Couture has declared 2015 the Year of the “It” Girl, unveiling their newest unforgettable fragrance, I AM JUICY COUTURE, now available at London Drugs! Behati Prinsloo has been announced as the face of the fragrance, and will represent the bold, fearless style and individual spirit of the I AM JUICY COUTURE girl.
The brand new Juicy Couture fragrance combines ripe, juicy fruits to open this bold and alluring scent before blending seductive mixture of Gardenia and Cashmere Woods.
I am NOT predictable… I AM JUICY COUTURE
The fragrance opens with the biting succulence of bursting Raspberry, freshly tart Pomelo and lush Passion Fruit.
I am NOT apologetic… I AM JUICY COUTURE
In the heart, a narcotic temptation of Gardenia, Heliotrope, dreamy Rose de Mai and sensual Sweet Pea combine.
I am NOT conventional… I AM JUICY COUTURE
It finishes with an addictive luxuriousness of soft Musks, warm Woods and Amber.
The essential statement that defines her coveted style and powerful sense of self is her signature scent, I AM JUICY COUTURE.
Try the “It” fragrance I AM JUICY COUTURE Eau de Parfum Spray in 50ml or 100ml at London Drugs!