13 top gifts beauty fans would love to find under the tree this Christmas
From lippie to sleep kits, these choices are sure to please, says Katie Wright
With beauty Advent calendars flying off the shelves this year - some of the most popular ones sold out within days of going on sale - it's clear that the demand for pampering products is high during the festive season.
But what does the discerning beauty lover want to find under the tree come December 25?
With so many holiday collections to choose from, it can be hard to know, but we've helped narrow it down with a selection of cult skincare, make-up, fragrance and body products that will delight on Christmas Day.
From bargain buys to luxury coffrets (that's industry lingo for gift sets), here's our pick of this year's best beauty gifts...
1. Winter trio, £11.20, Mavala at John Lewis
Combining lipstick red and ballet slipper pink with a sparkly silver glitter, this nail polish trio offers a concise edit of everyday and evening options.
2. Cherry blossom festive bauble, £12, L'Occitane
Not only is this a beautiful ruby red tree decoration, but inside you'll find hand cream, shower gel and a shimmering body lotion, all in a delicate cherry blossom scent.
3. The gift of pillow talk lips, £25, Charlotte Tilbury
Lovers of Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Pillow Talk will adore this lipstick and liner set, and anyone who's yet to try the bestselling nude shade will thank you for introducing them to its pout-perfecting powers.
4. Gingerbread shimmer body powder, £26, Too Faced at Cult Beauty
Using the fluffy pink puff, liberally apply this soft bronze powder, which is infused with a scrumptious gingerbread scent, to leave your skin with a gorgeous glow.
5. Sweet ride gift set, £26.50, Benefit
Bringing together three of Benefit's best-loved products - a mini Gimme Brow eyebrow gel plus full-size Roller Lash mascara and Dandelion blush - the Sweet Ride set, worth £59, offers great value for money.
6. Autumn avenue eyeshadow palette, £28, Bobbi Brown
Make-up mavens will love this five-pan Autumn Avenue palette, which provides everything you need to create a variety of smoky-eye looks, whatever the season.
7. Blush satin sleep set, £28.85, Kitsch
There's a reason they call it beauty sleep, and this satin set will help your slumber on three fronts. Because satin doesn't absorb moisture, the pillowcase and eye mask help your skin stay hydrated, the scrunchie prevents split ends and the mask reduces friction on your lashes.
8. Hustle cheek palette, £36, Nars
Starring in Nars' Studio 54-themed festive collection, this trio of warm-toned blushers and highlighting powder will give you chiselled cheeks and a radiant glow, ready for the dancefloor.
9. Limited edition design creme de corps whipped, £37, Kiehl's
Kiehl's cult favourite Creme de Corps Whipped body butter gets a festive makeover courtesy of Finnish illustrator Janine Rewell, who has adorned the pot with colourful Christmas decorations.
10. Clear skin goals set, £44, Glamglow
Skincare obsessives rave about Glamglow Supermud mask and that's the star of this great-value set, which also contains serum, moisturiser and a sheet mask, worth a total of £89.
11. Orange bitters cologne, £48 for 30ml, Jo Malone
Introduced as part of last year's Christmas collection, Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne proved so popular that now it's come back for more. Combining zesty sweet mandarin and bitter orange notes with the warmth of amber and sandalwood, it's a sumptuous festive fragrance.
12. Shelf control night kit, £82, Drunk Elephant at Cult Beauty
Housed in a shiny mini bathroom cabinet, this five-piece set from cult American brand Drunk Elephant has everything you need for the perfect pre-bedtime skincare routine, from cleanser and exfoliator to facial oil and eye cream. You'll wake up glowing.
13. Trophy wife life, £50, Fenty at Boots (available December 6)
When Rihanna launched her Fenty Beauty collection in 2017, the gold-toned Trophy Wife highlighter quickly became a massive favourite. Now the pop star has expanded the Trophy Wife line-up and this set includes the whole lot - that's highlighter, gloss, liquid eyeliner and lipstick - all of it stashed inside a glossy black make-up bag.