While we spend the majority of the year trying out different beauty products, when it comes to pinpointing our faves it can be difficult to pick from the plethora. These are the crème de la crème some of our most coveted beauty gifts this season. —Vicki Duong
charlotte tilbury. When it comes to a dewy complexion, Charlotte Tilbury is the undisputed leader in helping you to achieve your glow goals. This season, snag CT's famous primer and brightening moisturizer in a star-shaped box ($65)—a duo that will leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated yet never sticky or greasy.
quo. Quo's Cosmetic Crackers ($15) offer an interactive element this holiday season. This set includes six individually wrapped mini lip glosses in festive shades that will elevate your celebrations and keep your gloss poppin’.
estée lauder. If you play your cards right you might end up with the Estée Lauder Clean Sweep makeup brush collection ($48). This set comes with three full-sized dual-ended brushes (that have all the necessities needed for a full look) and a makeup bag featuring playing card suits.
hot tools. It’s a fave among influencers for a reason—the Hot Tools’ One-Step Blowout Volumizer ($89) makes round-brushing hair foolproof. With two heat seatings and one cool, this combines a brush and hair dryer into one easy-to-use tool. Best used on damp or second-day hair, your tresses will look fresh out of the salon.
nyx cosmetics. Add some sparkle head-to-toe with the NYX Love Lust Disco body puff ($20). This cute little pom adds a bit of sparkle and sheen perfect for nights out and can be worn on both face and body to help you look like an Instagram filter IRL.
stila. Neutrals, shimmers and pops of colour—what more can you ask for from an eyeshadow palette? The new Blue Realm Velvet eye kit ($39) from Stila features a velvet formula that applies like a cream with the ease of a pressed powder.
fenty. Iconic for a reason, Rihanna’s popular beauty line has launched a five-piece mini kit of best-selling gloss. The Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb Set ($56) comes with one signature shades and four limited-edition shades in a collectable tin perfect for gifting or keeping for yourself.