All I want for Christmas: The Buro team's best beauty picks this festive season

All I want for Christmas: The Buro team's best beauty picks this festive season

Get under our trees

Text: Renée Batchelor

What does the Buro team want this Christmas? From fragrances to limited edition palettes, read on to find out what makes our lust list

With the plethora of items that are pushed out for the festive season by beauty brands each year, one is often spoilt for choice. Wrapped up in fancy packaging and tempting us with seasonal colours and exclusive scents that will be spirited away come the new year, these are items are almost designed to make us bust our budgets. If we could wish for anything to be wrapped and placed under our Christmas trees this year, here are the beauty and scented goodies that the Buro team would want.

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, $88
"Being a beauty addict means owning almost every cult product imaginable in my stash, but Urban Decay has pulled out a holiday palette that I'm hard-pressed to say no to. Brimming with rare colours and various finishes such as a pigmented bright yellow and a shimmery pink-coral, this is a veritable lexicon of rainbow hues stacked in one gorgeous compact that's perfect for every eyeshadow junkie. " — Angelyn Kwek, writer

Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Mon beau Sapin candle
"Can't be fussed to blow your budget on a real Christmas tree? Do the next best thing and pick up this balsam fir candle from Maison Francis Kurkdjian. With a 40-hour burn time, it can scent multiple parties over the 12 days of Christmas and still have some leftover to rid the lingering smells of a burnt roast." — Denise Kok, lifestyle editor

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Mon beau Sapin

Sarah Moon for Nars Glass Metropolis Mini Audacious Lip Coffret, $180 
"This inspired collaboration between French fashion photographer Sarah Moon — famous for her imagery for Cacharel — and makeup genius François Nars comes in beautiful, perspex packaging that will be a keepsake long after the makeup is gone. I have a thing for miniatures and this unspeakably adorable collection of eight Audacious mini lipsticks in classic shades like Rita, Charlotte and Bette are just the drug a beauty junkie needs." — Renée Batchelor, beauty editor
Nars Sarah Moon Audacious Mini Lipsticks

Penhaligon's London Mini Her Collection, $110
"Why wish for one fragrance when you can have five? I'm not the sort of person who's loyal to just one perfume — like my changing moods, I like to leave the house wearing one scent and leaving work with another. Penhaligon's miniature perfumes not only smell great — Artemisia is a delicious creamy, caramel blend — their iconic, stoppered bottles look good too." — Adibah Isa, culture editor
Penhaligon's London Mini Her
Oribe Lip Lust Creme Lipstick in The Red, US$41
"The next best thing to having a show-stopping festive ensemble — like seriously, we're talking the party don't start till you walk in type of hot — is a bold, fresh lippie. Housed in a gorgeous, 'smoky' case, why fret over your holiday wear when all it takes is a swipe of creamy lippie to get to that level? Without time to spare to shop for my ideal Christmas dress, I'm counting on Oribe's fire engine red to have my lips do the talking. #Natch." — Andrea Sim, fashion writer

Oribe Lipstick in The Red

Byredo Night Veils Leather Essences in Le Gant and La Selle, $704 each
"Anytime I see something Byredo — whether it's my Instagram feed, Facebook wall, or even in my email inbox‚ I click. Why? Because their sh*t is legit. And this exclusive range of leather essences is no exception. Just check out those luxurious black glass bottles. #Yasssss"— Norman Tan, editor-in-chief
Byredo Night Veils Leather Essences in Le Gant and La Selle, $704 each