Each year, our Christmas list usually goes one of two ways. Either our minds go completely blank (despite the fact that we’ve spent all year lusting after the latest beauty releases). Or, we’re so overwhelmed by choice that we just can’t narrow it down, and end up insisting that yes, we do need four palettes.
So in the spirit of making those decisions a little bit easier and providing any inspiration you may need, here’s our pick of this year’s must-have beauty buys that you’ll definitely want in your stocking.
If there were a set to convince us you do need more than one palette, this amazing kit could be it. Create your everyday look (it's also perfect for taking on trips - no liquids) with concealers, eyeshadows, bronzer, translucent powder, blush, brow powder, liner gel and more.
If prescriptive yet simple skincare appeals, this set from skincare gurus Alpha-H allows you to discover it at its best. Each bottle contains a concentration of a different topical vitamin designed to target a specific skincare goal, so you can cocktail your formulas as you please.
A collection is the perfect opportunity to try other things from a brand you love. This glitzy set has the bestselling Roller Lash Mascara and Gimme Brow, plus you get to try They're Real Lip and Gold Rush Blusher, which is our go-to for a luminous evening party glow.
This discovery collection is a great intro to a cult skincare brand. Ren is all about fighting modern day concerns with gentle but effective formulas, and this trio is no exception, with products designed to target environmental aggressors and pre-empt early signs of ageing.
Again, the price tag means you may not buy this for yourself, but once you've experienced this beautifully intense eau de parfum - floral top notes give way to a heart of black tulip and plum, followed by lingering rich woody tones - it'll be on your list every year.