It's the season of giving!
Whether you're thinking of pampering yourself or buying gifts for your loved ones, here are 10 Christmas beauty gifts that won't break the bank!
There's no stopping your pretty powers with this legendary eyelash curler from Shu Uemura. Exclusively designed to suit all eye shapes, the award-winning curler provides ultimate precision with a revamped silicone pad in a new mushroom shape that provides a protective, stay-put edge for improved safety and maximum curl.
Available at Sephora, $30.
Stir up a whole lot of Christmas magic with this warming cinnamon stick. It's packed with cinnamon leaf and Fair Trade Organic clove to stimulate the skin and boost circulation. Simply hold this spicy bubble wand under running water and slip into a blanket of hot, almond bubbles to soak in some Christmas magic. It's reusable and a fun gift to bring along for a romantic getaway or even just for kids!
Available at LUSH, $20.
This new formula is considered a hybrid of pigment, glitter, and gloss. It's like a super sparkly liquid lipstick with a latex finish. That said, it is meant to feel creamy, so you don't have to sacrifice comfort for a statement lip. As early testers, we can confirm that it's just as nourishing on the lips as the Gloss Bomb and also has that delicious vanilla scent.
Available at Sephora, $28.
If your girlfriend is not a glitter and gloss kinda girl, FENTY just launched the Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color, which might make a better gift. Handpicked by Rihanna, that looks incredible on all skin tones, its a weightless, 12-hour liquid lipstick in a high-impact colour with a soft matte finish.
Available at Sephora, $36.
Dubbed the queen of contour, there just might not be a better gift than Kim Kardashian's highly popular Creme Contour and Highlight Kit, for the friend who loves to contour. The ultra-creamy and build-able formula makes application easy and blends for a seamless look.The dual-ended contour stick features two shades, ideal for sculpting hollows of cheeks, hairline, nose and jawline. The dual-ended highlight stick features a matte highlight for brightening without shimmer and a shimmer highlight for a more intense glow.
Available at KKW Beauty, USD$48.
For close friends who often complain about oily scalp and dry hair, a scalp and hair spa is a thoughtful and useful gift. Picasso Hair Studio is having a special promotion for their Scalp and Hair Spa Gift Voucher which now costs $169 (UP: $269). Unlike the usual scalp care salons which try to get you to buy packages after packages, there is zero hard selling at Picasso, only very attentive service and strong education for you to better understand your scalp! You can buy it online without visiting the store itself.
Keen to give your growing niece or daughter a fun beauty gift this Christmas? Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish for kids. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use.Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed.
Available at iHerb, $27.22.
Tired of giving out the typical LOccitane or Body Shop gift sets? If you've tried and loved Tokio Inkarami, you can consider purchasing the Christmas Gift Set at $160 (UP: $198). While it sounds a little expensive, it includes the regular sized Tokio Inkarami Shampoo ($50), Treatment ($52) and Tokio Outkarami Oil ($58) + a Free Hair Mask ($38), so is a pretty good deal if you like the Tokio items as much as we do! We hear that you can find it at selected Tokio Salons such as LeeKaJa Korean Salon, Hair Illustrated, Color Bar by Full House Salon and COVO Japanese Hair Salon.
For those of you using Kerastase, selected hair salons including Kenaris Salon and Picasso Hair Studio are giving away a complimentary pouch and microfiber towel when you purchase their shampoo and conditioner at $79.
If you are looking for a stylish bangle as a gift for Christmas, this Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Bangle Locket Pendant makes for a unique gift. The aromatherapy diffuser magnetic bracelet allows you to change your scent every day. It also can give you a peace of mind and relieve your pressure. It comes with 8 coloured rewashable and reuseable pads. Simply choose the colour of pad you want, put some drops of oil you like to the pad, then place it in the locket style pendant and wear it out for your work, meeting or dating.
Available at Amazon, $15.99.
Frequent readers of Beauty Undercover will know that Agent G is a fan of the Doronko White Clay that cleanses thoroughly without leaving your face feeling dry. Face Plus by Yamano is having a special Christmas promotion for Doronko Clay which is priced at $59 (UP: $70) and they even give you a complimentary pouch for you!
If you want to treat your best friend to an experience instead of a gift, you can look to your favourite hair and beauty salons for gift vouchers! Le Petit Spa is offering a really attractive promotion at just $90 for a combination of services; choose between 90 min full body massage or 60 min massage + 30 min facial or 30 min massage + 60 min facial. These following salons do sell gift vouchers as well: Project Hair @ Jurong East / Katong / Novena, COVO @ Keong Saik Rd / Katong, and Picasso Hair Studio.
PS: We heard that the 24-hour Don Don Donki just opened in Orchard Central so it may be another good place to find some interesting beauty gifts for Christmas. Alternatively, you can try your luck on Carousell if the above beauty gifts are out of stock.