October 21, 2015

There’s one thing we can’t resist – deluxe beauty products. This might seem like a strange thing to collect, but you’ll find that they come in extremely useful whenever you need to pack for a trip; they help keep your makeup/skincare pouch as light as possible, and you’ll no longer have to unnecessarily lug around full-sized bottles.

Christmas beauty sets are really your best opportunity to top up on your deluxe product supply, since plenty are usually included in the festive sets on offer. Trust us: whoever you decide to gift these sets to will be able to appreciate the inclusion of choice deluxe products. Here’s a roundup of the sets with the best deluxe items that will come in really useful for someone, or just yourself.


Benefit Party Poppers 12 Days of Gorgeous Set

Best part of Christmas sets: advent calendars. Who doesn’t love popping open a box to reveal a beauty treat each day? This one has 12 to pop, one for each day of Christmas, and each window reveals a deluxe Benefit makeup item. By the end of the 12 days, you’ll have pretty much an entire deluxe beauty regime.


$79, Benefit counters and Sephora stores.


Biotherm The Gift Of Snow Liquid White Whitening Set

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A whitening skincare set that already comes nicely packed in a travel-ready clear pouch. We swear by the Liquid White Spot Focus for lightening dark spots, and it comes with deluxe versions of the Liquid White Gelee Moisturiser, the iconic Life Plankton Essence, and the UV Supreme sunscreen.

$95, available at Biotherm counters from Nov. 


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Holiday Set

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If Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb is your signature scent, you’ll love the 50ml eau de parfum bottle that comes with a 50ml shower gel and cream. Here’s to smelling like a Flowerbomb explosion on your travels.

$139, available at major department store fragrance counters. 


Estée Lauder Fragrance Treasures

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Mini perfumes are hard to resist, and Estée Lauder’s are done really nicely – they look just like the full-sized ones. Our latest scent obsession is the new Modern Muse Le Rouge, a bolder version of the Modern Muse; and a 4ml version is included in this set.

$48, available at Sephora stores.


innisfree The Green Tea Seed Serum Christmas Set

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innisfree’s star skincare line is undoubtedly the Green Tea range, so you get the essentials here in travel size so you can easily bring the whole regime around with you everywhere.

$36, available at innisfree stores from Nov. 


Jo Malone London Scented Travel Candle Collection

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Not many people travel with scented candles… but if you do, you’ll be glad for this set.

$180, available at Jo Malone London stores from Nov. 


Kiehl’s Sunny Wishes

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You get Kiehl’s iconic products – the UV Defense sunscreen, Daily Reviving Concentrate and Clearly Corrective Dark Spo Solution – in cute, mini sizes.

$82, available at Kiehl’s stores from Nov. 


LANEIGE K-Beauty Set

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What drew us to this was the mini BB Cushion. How cute is that? We also like that you can choose the shade of the Two Tone Lip Bar and Water Drop Tinted Lip Balm that go into this set, plus the mini essentials like a makeup remover and pore-tightener.

$67, available at LANEIGE boutiques and counters from 29 Oct.