NYLON’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2019

Naturally, when you’re finding a thoughtful gift for that beauty junkie friend of yours, beauty and skincare options seem like a definite go-to. But with the abundance of brands and products to choose from, finding the perfect gift can be a lot harder than it looks — whether it’s for your gal who’s a skincare expert, your best friend who’s a total makeup novice, or somewhere in between. Whatever the case is, we’re here to take the anxiety out of gifting. From limited edition festive holiday collections to brands with a cult-like following that don’t fizzle out like fad — here, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the beauty and skincare obsessives, that we’re eyeing under the Christmas tree this year.

We’ll be updating this page as our gift guides come along — so bookmark this and keep hitting refresh daily!


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. 

See our gift recommendations for these sworn-by brands here.


SET, SET, SET!

Let’s face it. When it comes to gifts for our loved ones or a special holiday treat for yourself, nothing quite compares to receiving a pretty wrapped box (or bag) which comes packed with jolly goodness that seeks to give your skin some much-needed pampering.

Here’s our list of irresistible skincare sets to namedrop when someone asks, “What do you want for Christmas?”

See our gift recommendations for the ultimate skincare junkie here.


SCENT-SATIONAL

Need some help picking the crème de la crème from the myriad of perfume sets and limited edition goodies out there? Nothing beats the standard gift of a winning holiday fragrance box set — and these smell nice. Ahead, a roundup of fragrance gift sets to give your loved ones this holiday — from cult beauty brands to luxury house classics — that looks as good as it smells.

See our gift recommendations for the best smelling gifts here.


BLOCKBUSTERS AND COLLECTOR’S PALETTES

Every year just before Christmas, makeup brands will launch their “blockbuster” sets, which tend to be massive eyeshadow palettes and other limited edition festive palettes that makeup everything we would want in our beauty box. Most of all, they make jaw-dropping gifts or even spontaneous indulgence for that beauty obsessive friend of yours. For the ultimate guide to all your must-have limited edition sets you need to get your hands on stat, read on.


Coming soon!

  • FRAGRANCE SETS
  • LIMITED EDITION PALETTES
  • OVERSEAS BRANDS
  • TRAVEL SETS
  • GLITTER
  • LIMITED EDITION
  • FESTIVE MAKEUP
  • SELF-CARE
  • HANGING ORNAMENTS
  • STOCKING STUFFERS