Anyone buying for a beauty-obsessed friend or family member knows the pain of searching for something they don’t already have in their makeup bag. But luckily for you, we’ve taken the stress out of finding the ultimate beauty gift this Christmas, with a selection of must-have beauty products that won’t break the bank. Indooroopilly Shopping Centre’s resident stylist, Cate Massi and beauty-lovers at Style HQ have picked their beauty MVP’s to help you treat your loved ones (and yourself, because why not) to the best beauty gifts, which will delight even the most beauty obsessed.


Top row: Daily Ritual Kit, Kora Organics $45; Confession Refillable Lipstick Set, Hourglass $79; Deluxe Bronzing Mousse, Loving Tan $34.95; Amazing Grace Fragrance, Philosophy $65; Original Coffee Scrub, Frank Body $9.95 Bottom row: Sparkler Face Eyes Body Highlighter, Inglot $36; Snow Ball Pigment & Glitter Kit, M.A.C Cosmetics $59; Snow Ball Pigment & Glitter Kit, M.A.C Cosmetics $59; Dermal Face Lift Mask, Australian Skin Institute $54.95

Snow Ball Pigment & Glitter Kit, M.A.C Cosmetics $59

Add some sparkle this festive season with Mac’s limited edition mini pigment and glitter range. The dazzling collection of loose pigment powder and gold-toned glitter will leave you with a special festive sparkle, perfect for the always bubbly ‘life of the party’ gal!

Drop Of Youth Concentrate, The Body Shop $69

Enjoy the Holy Grail of soft, radiant skin with The Body Shop’s Drop of Youth Concentrate. The highly concentrated serum is designed to protect your skin against wrinkles and other signs of ageing, helping your skin feel smooth and fresh all day long. Go on, pamper yourself.

Confession refillable lipstick set, Hourglass $79

You better hurry, because this exclusive holiday set won’t last long on the shelves. Having won the ‘”Most Pigmented Lipstick” award by Bazaar Beauty Awards, the Confession refillable lipstick set features one Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick and two Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills, the ultimate gift for a lipstick fiend.

Deluxe Bronzing Mousse, Loving Tan $34.95

Fake it until you make it with Loving Tan’s proven salon-style finish. It creates a protective barrier for hands, prevents unwanted stains and gives you a natural sun-kissed look, all year round. At less than $15 a pop, this gem is a great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for your tan-loving friend – or to replace the tan you stole from your sister…oops.

Sparkler Face Eyes Body Highlighter, Inglot $36

This multipurpose product is a party season essential. Available in three different intensities with varying shades of pink, peach, beige and browns, apply this highlighter to your eyes, face and body to enjoy a flawless glow for hours.

Dermal Face Lift Mask, Australian Skin Institute $54.95

Give the gift of relaxation with a truly indulgent facemask from ASI. The Dermal Lift Face Mask dramatically lifts the skin for a plumped and rejuvenated finish. Like a breath of fresh air, this fabulous face mask will encourage them to take 30 minutes out to just relax.

Amazing Grace Fragrance, Philosophy $65

This Philosophy fragrance is a favourite among beauty-gurus with over 320 reviews on Mecca. Mecca describes it as, “Subtle yet alluring, this clean, crisp scent captures femininity in its purest form with notes of soft floral blossoms and lingering musk.” Mmmmm. Sounds good.

Original Coffee Scrub, Frank Body $9.95

This cult-beauty product started a skincare revolution that focuses on good quality, affordable products that are full of nourishing goodness. Keyword there: affordable. A pack of this coffee scrub goodness will only set you back $9.95 and includes enough product for multiple full-body scrubs. The result is your softest, smoothest skin yet.

Daily Ritual Kit, Kora Organics $45

Available in three different sets (oily/combination skin, dry skin and sensitive skin), these daily ritual packs by none other than Miranda Kerr will completely change your skin. Encouraging a daily three-step skincare routine, the packs are designed to help you nourish and protect your skin while fostering a soothing and relaxing daily practice.

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