If it feels a little early to start thinking about festive gifts, just remember how fast 2021 felt. Heads up, it’s already mid-November, so you’ll want to get a start on the Christmas loot, asap. If you’re thinking of beauty shopping, Sephora’s an obvious no-brainer destination for its over 600 limited edition holiday sets, though there’s one brand you really shouldn’t overlook — Sephora Collection, itself.
above: holiday vibes advent calendar, $89
The house brand impresses with an advent calendar, blockbuster makeup palette of 88 shades, and plenty of gift sets and mini ornaments that don’t break the bank. With a full collection, ‘Holiday Vibes’ is perfect for splurges, small tokens of appreciation, and everything in between. A majority of these don’t go beyond $50, so they’re great for the budget-conscious who’re looking for a whole lot of value as well. There are pampering bath & body sets, entire mask suites, and travel-friendly makeup palettes to look out for.
above: Blockbuster Makeup Palette, $75
Before we dive into our categories though, just know that Sephora has made the beauty shopping experience a lot easier too, given our endemic situation, with direct-to-door deliveries, a Whatsapp concierge service, and e-gift cards.
- SHOP & SHIP — Got your eye on something, only to find that it’s not available in store? At all stores, Sephora’s Beauty Advisors can help place an order and ship it directly to your address.
- STORE CHAT — Drop them a message on Whatsapp to chat or reserve your favourite beauty products. Text +65 8126 1794 to start!
- E-GIFT CARDS — E-Gift cards can be really thoughtful too for that fickle friend of yours, especially when they look this lovely. Head to sephora.sg/gift-cards to get started.
Read on for our gift guide, where we pick out makeup and skincare gifts, the most indulgent sets for your best friends, and little stocking stuffers and ornaments that will look lovely on a Christmas tree.
FOR THE BESTIE YOU’D SPLURGE ON
It’s not often that we come across a true friend and confidant, so to make them feel extra special this year, how about one of these blockbuster sets? Budget-friendly yet oh-so-cute, pick from limited edition holiday treats that include a Bear Night Light and ‘Do Not Drink’ fragrance sets, as well as an SOS Beauty Kit of essentials they’ll need if you’re ever not by their side. Of course, the most impressive items here are the wardrobe of masks, collection of skincare items, and a Blockbuster Makeup Palette complete with 88 shades of eyeshadows, eyeliners, brow powders, face powders, lip glosses, and two brushes.
FOR YOUR FAVOURITE SKINCARE JUNKIE
The goal: an all-out pampering session in the comfort of your homes. There’s truly lots to look out for here, from a plethora of face masks, lip masks, eye masks, and even hair masks, most of which are infused with natural fruit extracts such as grapefruit, papaya, cherry and watermelon for the full suite of glowing, antioxidant-rich benefits. The head-to-toe indulgence continues with bath & body sets, where floral Cherry Blossom and Cotton Flower scents are the stars of the show.
FOR THAT MAKEUP FIEND FRIEND
Surprise, surprise, Sephora Collection has given us lots of eye palettes to discover this season. With glam gold, hot chocolate-browns and cosy beiges in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes, everything from the pocket-sized mini trio to the larger 16-pan palette, that includes extra purple and blue shades, is filled with velvety, pigmented goodness to create beautiful eye looks. Gift this early so your friend can bust the colours out at their next festive event!
FOR FESTIVE CHRISTMAS TREE FEELS
Slumber party or cosy get-together with friends and family? Whatever you’ve got planned, rock up with both gift-and-decor-in-one, with these picks. Sometimes, the best part of gifting is about sharing the love, and you can easily do these with Sephora Collection‘s shower cream capsule, nail polish, and cult-favourite Cream Lip Stain bundles — simply get a set and split them up with your friends. Alternatively, you may dress up the Christmas tree with mini ornaments, or look forward to a post-party pampering session with hand masks and foot masks which feature the cutest knitwear packaging.
Sephora Collection Holiday Vibes, available at Sephora stores and online at SEPHORA.SG.