My beauty edit: Christmas edition

My beauty edit: Christmas edition

Black and gold

Text: Nicole Wong

Image: Nicole Wong

Just in time for the festive season, this selection of beauty treats will get you — and your home — party-ready

When it comes to the festive season, whether or not you celebrate, there are bound to be tons of catch-ups, parties and events to attend. Here's my edit of some skin saviours, makeup must-haves and a luxurious Christmas candle to set the stage for a great night out (or in).

1. Diorific Mat Lipstick in 770 Fantastique, $53
This tops my list of lippies, first for the packaging, and more importantly because of its great colour payoff and a hue that instantly brightens the face. In addition, whipping this out for reapplication will certainly invite envious stares.

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2. Byredo Eau de Parfum in Gypsy Water, from $191
This scent transitions into a base note of sandalwood and vanilla with hints of powder, making it the perfect casual fragrance. Very sensual, soft and unisex: total bliss. 

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3. Clé de Peau Beauté Bal Masque Body Powder, $145
What better way to turn up the party attitude then with a soft, smooth and luminous rose gold shimmer on your décolletage? With its pleasant, fine texture and light scent, this luxe body powder is great for our hot weather.  

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4. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Mon beau Sapin candle, $110
A candle is always a great idea for gift. Perfect for a relaxing evening at home or to light up when your guests arrive for that Christmas gathering. I adore this intriguing scent from the niche perfumery, and the subtle, festive design.

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5. Chanel Sublimage La Crème, $546 (Available from 8 January)
This luxurious cream has a gorgeous texture that will perk up and pamper skin both pre- and and post-party, and will work well in the new year.

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