Jul 19, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Who’s on your Holiday 2013 list? Whether you’re buying for your closest girlfriend, your mother, sister or your cubicle bestie, the perfect gift has to encapsulate her needs, desires and especially, her beauty personality.
It’s just weeks before December 25. Cue panic attack.
Instead of fretting, here are a handful of seasonal ‘it’ items to peruse – a high-low shortlist of presents sure to dazzle your particular loved one and make them feel truly special – no matter what they’re coveting this season.
Nothing would make me happier than to see this sparkling fragrance flask under the tree and on my vanity table. I’m sure the luxe-lover in your life would agree. I’ve been that good this year (I think).
Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue Fuschia Bottle, $1,000, bondno9.com
Is your gift-getter a skincare junkie? Look no further than Aesop for a cache of cleansers and creams that practically spell out refined luxury. The Melbourne brand’s plant-based products and refined packaging (those amber-hued bottles) will make an obsessive out of the most novice of beautifiers.
Aesop Alacrity Futurist Gift Set, $155, aesop.com
This sultry collection no-smudge lip pencils from NARS and Guy Bourdin are a must in any beauty-lover’s collection. His iconic photos and the totally wearable colors just scream Holiday vixen. Plus the makeup case makes for a fun clutch.
NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Lip Pencil Coffret, $45, sephora.com
I’m obsessed with this perfect trio of shimmery neutrals, it’s a perfect pick for a beautifier that likes to keep it natural. Luckily, I already own this trio and this holiday I know I’ll be relying on it to keep me bright-eyed and radiant while I hop from soirée to soirée.
Ambient Lighting Palette, Hourglass Cosmetics, $58, hourglasscosmetics.com, barneys.com
Nothing says over-the-top glamour like gold-covered fingernails and Mariah’s glitzy and gilded OPI 18-karat polish is a stocking stuffer must.
OPI Mariah Carey Pure 18k Top Coat, $30, ulta.com
— Glynnis Mapp, Stylesight Beauty Editor
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