With nearly 300 (yes, really) brands, Sephora offers an unrivalled selection of make-up, skin care, fragrance and more from classic and emerging brands. And now, Christmas is coming, this means all our favourites are wrapped up warm in limited-edition gift sets, pretty packaging and frost-inspired make-up shades. From stocking fillers to the present of your dreams, our friends at Sephora are making life easy for present-purchasers this season.
But firstly, let’s start with ourselves, and the beautifying process that is associated with socialising over this busy time of year. Grazia recommends you invest in the purse-friendly Sephora Collection hand mask in avocado, which comes with a patterned pair of disposable gloves and is infused with nourishing avocado extract. And don’t forget your feet – they really do take one for the team in those heels – and give them some love using the Sephora Collection almond foot mask. Infused with almond extract, the masks soften rough and dry skin - plus they come in limited-edition holiday packaging this month. So cute.
Next up, the face. It’s crucial to prep skin before make-up and long nights dancing the night away, so kick start proceedings with Glamglow Hydration Dream Team Set. The gift set comes equipped with a full-size Waterburst Hydrated Glow Moisturiser, plus travel sizes of Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment and Galacticleanse. How delightful.
If you’re travelling this winter, it’s a must to remove make-up and use a face mask during flight time to keep skin hydrated. Our favourite? Sephora’s Masked Surprise – Face Multimasking Set. It boasts three masks which promise healthy skin, lips and hair, and is bursting with ingredients including pomegranate, charcoal and shea extract. Job done.
Now for the fun part: make-up. We're crushing on Fenty Beauty Two Lil Mattemoiselles Plush Matte Lipstick Duo. While it's undeniably ultra giftable (they come in a limited-edition tree ornament, no less), we can't resist the mini Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipsticks for ourselves. Sorry, sisters.
We'll be using Too Faced's Peach Tinsel set to take care of highlighting our cheeks with their Sparkling Party Powder infused with a dreamy peaches-and-cream scent that will keep us glowing all season long, plus Tarte's Pineapple Of My Eye Collector's Set. It's stuffed with sweet treats, including the brand's best-selling eyeshadow, liner and cheek and lipstick formulas in all new shades.
Finally, the exclamation point on the evening: fragrance. We’re obsessed with Guerlain Santal Royal. Shrouded in mystery, Grazia highly approves of this new, woody and oriental fragrance.
Happy holidays indeed.
Shop Sephora's full festive collection at sephora.ae