Holiday collections from our favourite beauty brands to gift your loved ones with: Philosophy, Kora Organics, Sabon, etc
No time like the present
We busy bees are all too familiar with the fleeting nature of time, so it comes as no surprise that December has arrived in the blink of an eye. With Christmas just weeks away, it seems a good time as any to gather intel on the latest (and greatest) holiday launches for your consideration, below. Think advent calendars, Christmas exclusives, and all-new collections to make us beauty buffs swoon. Credit cards at the ready, ladies.
Peter Thomas Roth Holiday 2019
Yup, it's officially the time of the year where you can pick up all your beauty favourites in one fell swoop. PTR is no exception, providing many a handy set comprising cult offerings such as the 24K Gold Mask and Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches. These aren't in miniatures, either, mind. Expect full-sized bad boys to last you through the holidays and a good long time after. Sweet.
Neal's Yard Remedies Christmas Collection
For the conscious beauty shopper on the hunt for something unique, we say look no further than Neal's Yard Remedies gift sets — which comprises a selection of natural, organic, and award-winning luxuries. Think essential oil blending kits, scented collections that promote a restful sleep, and moisturising essentials for frequent flyers.
Sabon 2019 Christmas Collection
Fan-favourite formulations are bedecked in their festive coats at Sabon. The Body Scrub and Hand Cream, for instance, are cocooned in gold, glittery packaging abound, while its advent calendar is housed in an intricate hand-painted box. Don't miss out on the holiday-exclusive fragrance either, Shiny Spice; a crisp, floral scent that conveys mystery and femininity in equal measure.
Philosophy Holiday 2019 Sweet Decadence Collection
The wellness label is all about making your Christmas shopping experience a breeze this season. Translation: a multitude of skincare, body care, and perfume collections to suit every need, from travel-friendly skincare (Renewed and Grateful) to shower gel bonanzas (Sweetest Party Favours) ideal for group gatherings. The fragrance options are plentiful, too, ranging from rollerball sets to classic EDT/EDP pairings.
Kora Organics Believe In Magic Holiday Collection
Supermodel – and skincare extraordinaire — Miranda Kerr divulges her prime picks in the festive period with two limited-edition coffret sets. Get The Noni Glow is all about restoring radiance to tired, haggard complexions, while the Magic Mask Duo works to soothe reddened, reactive skin. All you need for good skin in this bustlin' and busy month? You know it.
Les Merveilleuses Ladurée 2019 Holiday Collection
The delicate, elegant swan takes centre stage at the house of Ladurée this season. The symbol of love and purity — a motif revered by stylish, aristocratic women of 18th century France — adorns a selection of blushes, powders, and lipsticks. Swoop in on the Makeup Coffret VII set which includes a Lip Colour and Cheek Colour Palette stored within a plush fabric bag bedecked with twin feathered fowls.
Available 29 November.
Jo Malone Holiday Collection
The brand welcomes both fan-favourites and newcomers to their holiday line-up this year. We're talking the coveted advent calendar featuring 24 magical miniature surprises alongside all-new fragrance, Rose & Magnolia. It scents the air with a duet of patchouli and warm amber.
Laura Mercier 2019 Holiday Collection
Expect a myriad of face, cheek, and highlighting palettes sporting a spankin' new design inspired by the everyday woman. Cult-favourites such as the Setting Powder and Lip Glacé will also be offered in handy travel sets perfect for the jet-setter in your life — or, well, yourself, on your next flight out.
Acqua Di Parma Holiday Collection
The storied fragrance house forgoes clean, minimalist packaging this year in lieu of artistic renderings of Chrismas baubles, children's games, and balloons. Created in collaboration with Italian paper artist, Gio Pastori, you can now pick up your favourite scents — e.g. Colonia, Peonia Nobile, and more — in shower gel, deodorant, and EDT variations, all housed in one-of-a-kind, stylised coffrets.
Diptyque Holiday Collection
As much as we adore sweet scents reminiscent of Christmas (read: anything with cinnamon and vanilla), they can get a tad trite because they're everywhere. Consider the road less travelled with Diptyque's three new scents: Luck, Protection, and Harmony, which smell of pine, cloves, and amber respectively. Failing that, opt for their advent calendar which features a line-up of their star Diptyque candles, fragrances, and more.
Gucci Rouge A Levres Lunaison
Famed creative director, Alessandro Michele, had added two new festive lipsticks to the brand's comprehensive range. Available in a classic true-red hue and a brilliant blue, the dynamic duo is infused with three different types of glitter to grant a multi-dimensional sparkle to pouts. Now, that's what we call a flawless finishing touch to any celebratory makeup look.
Aesop Of Muse and Myth
Ancient muses of Greek mythology serve as inspiration behind Aesop's holiday 2019 gift sets. Choose from The Chronicler (a skin purifying and replenishing trio); The Humourist (body care favourites); The Melodist (aromatic essentials); The Orator (a parsley seed range); and The Reveller (hand and body care fundamentals).
Clé de Peau Beauté Collection Rêve de Kimono
Beloved CDP offerings — think the Radiant Multi Repair Oil, the Refining Pressed Powder, Lipstick Cashmere, and more — are transformed this season thanks to a partnership with master kimono-maker, Kyoto Tachibana, and established artist, Ayana Otake. Housed in all-new cases that depict exquisite Japanese paintings of women and flora, each product is also presented in a box made of intricate folds that reveals an elaborate kimono when opened to convey the importance of beauty within. How apt.
Giorgio Armani Gold Mania
All that glitters might not be gold — unless, of course, they're from Giorgio Armani's latest holiday collection. The brand's iconic Lip Maestro and Lip Magnet, reformulated to include refined gold pearls, are available in six spankin' new hues respectively. Fragrance sets such as the Acqua Di Gio Homme Coffret and the Si Passione Mini Coffret receive the Midas touch as well.
Hera Roll The Dice Collection
The K-Beauty brand forgoes typical holiday season trappings with a collection inspired by amusement parks in the 1990s. Signature Hera favourites (e.g. the Black Cushion, Rouge Holic Velvet, Holiday Cell Essence, and more) are splashed out in playful, retro packaging featuring elements such as lush velvet and tassels dreamed up by renowned graphic designer, Annie Atkins. Her portfolio includes the sprawling, elaborate visual aesthetic of hit movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Christian Louboutin Beauty Loubileopard
They may be (relatively) new to Singapore's beauty scene, but that's not stopping Christian Louboutin Beauty from taking a walk on the wild side. The brand introduces new hues of their much-adored lip, eye, and nail formulations encased in a sleek, leopard print this October. The addition of a pair of sweeping gold and black falsies (a first for the brand) makes for the perfect finishing touch.
Fenty Beauty Holiday Tin$el Collection
Queen RiRi drops a tiny (literally) but mighty collection this holiday season with the introduction of coveted new hues in cult-favourite formulations Gloss Bomb, Stunna Lip Paint, and Killawat Foil. Sets comprising these fresh-out-the-oven releases are also available for ease of gift-giving and travelling.
Hourglass Holiday 2019 Ghost Collection
These translucent, silver-cast offerings have been haunting us (well, in a good way) since we laid eyes on them. Meet the Hourglass Ghost Collection, which comprises a limited-edition Lightning blush and bronzer palette, a blush quad, a lipstick duo, and a set of glitter eyeshadows — all of which comes in wearable, versatile hues sure to last the test of time. We recommend you snap 'em up quick, considering how the Lipstick Duo sold out within the first week of release.
Dior Happy 2020 Holiday Collection
Drawing inspiration from the vibrant, effervescence of fireworks, Dior's Creative and Image Director will be dropping a collection filled with dazzling, sparkling hues that are anything but subdued. The full range comprises two Couleurs Happy 2020 eyeshadow palettes in vivid jewel tones (Party in Colours) and shimmering neutral hues (Celebrate in Gold); four Diorshow Liquid Mono liquid shadows that pack a pigmented punch; as well as four Diorific Happy 2020 lipsticks housed in solid gold casing.
YSL Beauté High On Stars Collection
Embodying the spirit of ad astra — that's Latin for "to the stars" — this season, YSL Beauté is all-set to drop a starry, star-studded collection comprising face and cheek palettes, lippies, highlighters, as well as a limited edition Mon Paris Holiday Collector.
Les Ornaments De Chanel Holiday 2019 Collection
Quiet opulence is the aim of Chanel's festive range. The much-adored Rouge Allure lipsticks will be released in six new hues and a limited-edition packaging while the Rouge Coco Gloss gains two new members. Powders such as the all-new highlighter Éclat Magnétique de Chanel, Lumière et Opulence eyeshadow palette, and eyeshadow singles in Grandeur and Poupre Brun comes with an ornately engraved surface depicting a vintage Chanel button.
Net-A-Porter Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar
Every day is going to feel like a Christmas miracle with this premium advent calendar. We're talking miniature products from many a cult beauty brand such as Charlotte Tilbury, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Hourglass, and more — all of which comes in a perfect size for any travel plans you have later in the month. Sweet.
Studio 54 for Nars Holiday Collection
It comes as no surprise that the bold label is partnering up with former-nightclub-turned-theatre, Studio 54, for their Christmas collection. Expect limited edition pieces to remind you of the famed nightclub scene, from lipsticks with a shimmering, sparkling finish to high-shine eyeshadow palettes. Four bestselling Audacious Lipsticks in hues Mona, Carmen, Barbara, and Jane will also be housed in a '70s glitter case while stocks last.
L'Occitane Home Collection
High-street retailers H&M and Zara home collections aren't going to be available on our shores anytime soon (boo) — but L'Occitane is, at least. Liven up your abode with their comprehensive selection of candles, mists, diffusers, and more.
Urban Decay Holiday Collection 2019
Fan-favourite formulations are given a fun new twist for the upcoming festivities, where cult-classics All Nighter Setting Spray and the Eyeshadow Primer Potion are given the UD "honey" treatment. Makeup sets will include both new variants as well as the Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette and the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Amber. There's also a high-octane, six pan glitter-finish eyeshadow palette to look forward to as well as a Vice Lipstick set to scoop up.