NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2019: Cult Favourites

As the name suggests, Cult Beauty is all about cult brands and beauty products that you’ve been lusting after since you’ve laid eyes on them. Think — brands like Drunk Elephant, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay, and the list goes on… Here, we’ve rounded up a list of your favourite cult brands that you’ve been resisting to splurge on that you might just want to reconsider adding to your wishlist this Christmas. 

1. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS BEST BROWS EVER KIT, $55

Available at Sephora

This one is for the homegirl who always got to have her eyebrows on fleek. Fully feathered or naturally polished, whatever the case is, this brow kit by cult beauty brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills, has got you all covered to create natural, full brows that will last you through the day. Remember, brows are sisters not twins.

2. M.A.C COSMETICS LIP VAULT, $285 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at M.A.C Cosmetics.

If there’s one product any beauty junkies should own, it would most definitely be a classic lip bullet from M.A.C Cosmetics. Count on their iconic lip bullets to add the perfect pop of colour to your lips and swatch it on whenever you need to add life to your palette. Bold, neutral, you name it, this Lip Vault featuring the brand’s classics will have you spoilt rotten. 

3. URBAN DECAY NAKED HONEY VAULT DROPS, $160 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Sephora

Let’s not kid ourselves. When it comes to Urban Decay’s latest launches, you’d best believe that we’d much rather cop them than give it as gifts. And yes, we’re referring their Naked Honey collection launched recently that’s got everyone buzzin’! With their Naked Honey Palette offering a hive of hues for your lids, you’ll also be treated to their golden Honey Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Honey Lip Plumper for glossy, fuller-looking lips, Honey Scented Sparkling Body Powder, and a Honey-Scented All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray that’ll keep your look glowin’ for up to 16 hours and no doubt, have you instantly obsessed with. 

 

4. CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC DREAMS SKINCARE KIT (LIMITED EDITION), $152

Available at Sephora

Dreams really do come true! This set by Charlotte Tilbury features their most iconic bestsellers — Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Magic Night Cream and their 100% silk, lavender-infused eye mask — so you can wake up to beautiful, radiant-looking skin with the ultimate glowing gift of “magic sleep”.

5. DRUNK ELEPHANT HOLIDAY 2019 SHELF-CONTROL NIGHT KIT, $138

Available at Sephora

Let’s be real, if we could all have a solid 8 hours of sleep every night, we would. But with our unhealthy addiction to Netflix, scrolling through our Instagram feed and reading memes on Reddit, we’re pretty sure that we’re far from getting the right amount of beauty sleep for our own well-being. To make up for lost time, peep Drunk Elephant’s Holiday 2019 Shelf-Control Night Kit to add to your rotation. Here, you’ll find their TLC Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, C-Tango™ Multivitamin Eye Cream and Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream, to add to your ultimate nighttime bougie skincare routine.

6. FRESH CHARMING DUO, $36

Available at Sephora

Know of someone who has a bad habit of not removing her makeup before bed? If you do, then a thoughtful set like this makeup-removing gel and a strawberry scrub from Fresh is one that’s definitely worth considering. Sure, she might be a tad too lazy to add it to her rotation, but don’t worry, once she does, she’ll thank you later.

7. FOREO PICTURE PERFECT HOLIDAY SET, $299 [GIVEAWAY]

Available at Sephora

Whether you’re looking to splash out on yourself or your loved ones, this Foreo Picture Perfect Holiday Set will give you flawless skin for days… Reason being: this soft skincare device lifts away dirt, oil, excess sebum, and all your problems with a one-minute cleansing routine that you can customise and bring it along with you, especially if you’re on the go, to retain that smooth, youthful and radiant-looking glow.

8. TATCHA BESTSELLERS SET, $104

Available at Sephora 

TBH, many of us have a fair amount of beauty products stuffed in our bathroom cabinets that we may have chucked aside along with a truckload of other products that you’ve abandoned — guilty? To keep things a little more simple, consider working with a more minimal routine, say Tatcha’s Bestsellers set — which features 4 of their must-have skincare faves; The Silk Canvas, Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, The Water Cream, and The Deep Cleanse — for an easy and fuss-free routine.

 

9. FARSALI SKIN GOALS SKINCARE SET, $49

Available at Sephora

Of course, not any serum or oil will do for thirsty complexions — but this set might. Hydrate, prime and perfect your skin with Farsali’s coveted Unicorn Essence, or mix it up with their Skintune Blur, Rose Gold Elixir or Volcanic Elixir before layering on your makeup for a brighter complexion that glows and highlights your skin’s natural radiance.

10. MARC JACOBS BEAUTY THE GLOW SHOW MAKEUP SET (LIMITED EDITION), $103

Available at Sephora

Hailed as one of the top moisturisers this 2019, find Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Youthquake moisturiser over in this limited edition set. Besides, other additional items like their Blurring Coconut Face Primer, Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer, and Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, that can be found in this limited edition set, are sure to set any beauty lovers out there into a frenzy!

11. PIXI BEST OF VITAMIN C SET, $33

Available at Sephora

Believe it or not, any beauty obsessives out there have probably rotated through the multitude of Pixi products, at least once in her life. Love it or hate it, some of their beauty products actually do work wonders for their skin! For a gift that doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet, consider this set by Pixi which features some of their top picks from their Vitamin C range.

12. SUNDAY RILEY PRO VITAMINS VOL. 1 KIT, $110

Available at Sephora

Give your friend a gift from Sunday Riley, just like this number, and you’ll be in their good graces for a long, long time. Just like this four-step system that’s sure to woo and sweep you off your feet. Infused with an advanced, ultra-stable form of Vitamin C, this range by Sunday Riley gives your skin an instant glow while gently fighting signs of ageing while recharging the radiance of your skin.

 

13. DECORTE MOISTURE LIPOSOME + LIPOSOME TREATMENT LIQUID [GIVEAWAY]

Available at DECORTE ION, Isetan Katong, Isetan Scotts, Metro Paragon, Takashimaya

Santa might not be able to grant you your wish of healthy, hydrated and radiant skin, but we have the next best thing. Enter Decorte’s limited edition line — which features the Moisture Liposome and Liposome Treatment Liquid which aids in transforming the skin with Liposome Technology by infusing skin with lasting, all-day hydration while improving the skin’s texture, firmness and translucency!

14. THE ORDINARY 5 PIECE EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS, $69.50 FROM LOOKFANTASTIC

Available at Lookfantastic

If you’re still on that ambitious quest to shed 10 years off your age, The Ordinary has your fix. Achieve a brighter, firmer and younger-looking visage with a gift collection that’s packed to the brim with skin treats that works to brighten, moisturise and minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

15. GLAMGLOW THE COMPLETE GLAMGLOW® BEST SELLING FACE MASK SET (LIMITED EDITION), $137

Available at Sephora

No secret here but we live for that radiant glow from within. Sure, finding the right makeup products might do the trick, but on days when your skin needs a little perk-me-up, try this Glamglow set — filled with the brand’s most well-loved (and iconic) face masks. 

16. DYSON SUPERSONIC HAIRDRYER WITH DISPLAY STAND GIFT SET, $599

Available at Sephora

Call it basic or not, but if you haven’t added a Dyson Hairdryer to your routine, then it’s about time investing in one. A bougie hairdryer that blows all your troubles away while keepin’ it fresh throughout the day? Now that’s something that’ll give you a run for your money.


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More of NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.

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