New year, new gift guide, and this year, we’ve teamed up with Plaza Singapura to present a galore of gifting ideas you may explore at the mall, all of which you may personally pick up to express the most heartfelt sincerity to your loved ones.
And what better way to kick off our annual Gift Guide than with all sorts of dazzling, spectacular beauty products! Here to jazz up your dressing table this festive season, we’ve put together every shining, shimmering, splendid thing we can find, whether they’re glamorous eyeshadow palettes for glittery holiday looks, or cheek shades, lipsticks, and makeup sets decked out in glitzy bling, wrapped up in shiny bows.
DIOR ROUGE DIOR MAKEUP CLUTCH
Now, imagine receiving this for a Christmas present! It’s the kind of collector-worthy gift you’d like to receive just before the festive events, since this Rouge Dior lipstick kit doubles up as a striated gold metal clutch one can flaunt at parties. The oblong case, inspired by vintage Christian Dior powder compacts, arrives with a detachable chain to turn it into an accessory, while within, you’ll find a full-sized Rouge Dior lipstick (in 999) alongside three refills (458 Paris, 772 Classic, 849 Rouge Cinéma).
M.A.C COSMETICS EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH, FROSTED BLUR PRIMER, & SPARKLER EYESHADOW [GIVEAWAY]
Taking on the concept of “Après-ski”, or French for “after ski”, the iconic black packaging of M.A.C has given away to snowy white and shiny chrome packaging in their Bizarre Blizzard Bash holiday collection. This is then paired with a fluffy of frosted or sparkly shades that’ll take you from the warm cosy cabin vibes of a house party, to the high glamour of a festive bash; note that gorgeous snowflake stamped onto their signature highlighter too.
$39 – $71, available at the m.a.c cosmetics holiday world of winter wonder glam pop-up at plaza singapura level 1.
BENEFIT COSMETICS FLUFFIN’ FESTIVE BROWS SET [GIVEAWAY]
Keep your arches in check this festive season by putting your faith in these Benefit Cosmetics brow products. The value-for-money set would make the perfect gift whether you’re shopping for a makeup beginner or bonafide pro, and contains full-sized items of the Precisely, My Brow Pencil to achieve hair-like strokes; the Gimme Brow+ brow-volumizing fiber gel for added definition; and the Fluff Up Brow Wax for a natural flair.
$62, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD BLUSH & GLOW [GIVEAWAY]
Trust celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury to nail Hollywood Glam every time, while boasting excellent formulas just pigmented enough to boast true pan-to-cheek colour, just blendable enough for the most seamless luminous finish. This excellence definitely applies to the Hollywood Blush & Glow duo, where we can expect the silkiest pink glow alongside a soft-focus highlighter, sans glitter for a lifted, glowing effect that looks like we’ve just got amazing skin.
$58, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
BOBBI BROWN PRIMED TO PARTY VITAMIN ENRICHED FACE BASE DUO [GIVEAWAY]
Your friend will be all set to party with this iconic product as their makeup base — after all, you can put on a face of glitz and glamour, but a reliable primer will go a long way in making sure that lasts all day and night! This set comprises of two full-sized Vitamin Enriched Face Base that ensures smooth makeup application and a subtle glow, while making sure skin is nourished and hydrated too.
$137, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
SEPHORA COLLECTION THE FUTURE IS YOUR GRADIENT COLORS PALETTE
If you happen to be shopping on a budget, we got you! Introducing this year’s Sephora Collection blockbuster palette, which sees a whopping 29 highly-pigmented shades in multiple effects and gradients, housed in a holographic tin. It’s the kind of gift that would excite makeup enthusiasts as there’re lots of colours one may play with, as well as matte, shimmer, glitter and sequin finishes.
$75, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57..
NARS GOLD STAR LAGUNA CHEEK DUO MINI
If you know someone who’s gonna be travelling soon, here’s a limited-edition duo of NARS’ favourites they can bring along. A sunkissed glow is possible all year ’round with the Laguna, which imparts anyone with a soft bronze radiance, best paired with the new Afterglow Liquid Blush shade of ‘Laguna Soft Bronze’.
$45, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
TARTE ALL STARS AMAZONIAN CLAY COLLECTOR’S SET
Time for some girl math. You could get this entire Tarte beauty set for one person, or get it and split it up among four of your beloved companions, and use the rest of the free money to splurge on more gifts! Needless to say, this Tarte set of four limited-edition palettes, whether we’re talking about the Tartelette™ Amazonian Clay Palette or Glamazon™ Amazonian Clay Face Palette, is practically a steal, while we love how they can create sparkly eyes or add instant definition to the skin too.
$88, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
FENTY BEAUTY FENTY ICON SEMI-MATTE REFILLABLE LIPSTICK SET
How cute! A Fenty Icon lipstick we can tout around, as it comes with a braided clip-on strap so you may carry it as an accessory for on-the-go touch-ups between all your festive parties. This one’s special-special though as it’s dressed up in a holiday exclusive teal and purple packaging, and is in a luscious limited edition Sorta Single (red berry) shade.
$50, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
CLINIQUE PLENTY OF POP LIPSTICK SET
Continuing with the glitzy bejewelled theme is Clinique’s holiday lipstick set, where we get five beautiful shades of their Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer, which delivers on both its smoothing primer function and velvety saturated colour for poppin’ lips. The shades are: Bare Pop, Cherry Pop, Mocha Pop, Berry Pop, and Plum Pop.
$49, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS ROSE METALS DELUXE TRIO [GIVEAWAY]
Can we really do a glitz & glamour roundup without including some ABH love? This Anastasia Beverly Hills set combines some of their top-selling eye products, including the Lash Sculpt Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara and Clear Brow Gel for brilliant lashes and clean brows respectively. The glamour really comes into play when we pair these with the Rose Metals Palette, where shades such as rose quartz, nova, and nocturne glimmer over the eyes in a show off true holiday glam.
$101, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
HUDA BEAUTY THE ULTIMATE ICON LIP TRIO
Pink isn’t just pink when it comes to Huda Beauty’s level of lip perfection, which is highly-achievable with this monochromatic lip kit. A full-sized Power Bullet Matte Lipstick Rendez-Vous is the perfect flattering brick-toned pink; the Mini Liquid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Icon is a rusty pink and one of Huda’s top 5 favourite shades; while the Mini Lip Contour 2.0 Automatic Lip Pencil in Rusty Pink is a rich rose that goes well with both the above shades of pink.
$49, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD LOOSE POWDER
Make Up For Ever’s Vibrant Holiday Collection welcome their all-time favourites in hypnotic red and purple packaging, and this naturally includes the beloved Ultra HD Loose Powder. Perfect for your friend who’s always snapping close-up selfies, the powder is infused with their Ultra HD 4K technology to ensure zero flashback and an invisible finish even with flash photography, while also giving a smooth light-diffusing effect and reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines.
$63, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
BEAUTYBLENDER HAPPILY BLENDED AFTER BLEND & CLEANSE SET
…And they lived happily ever after. This fairytale ending is not an idealistic notion at all for whoever you’re gifting this to. A highly-coveted Beautyblender® makeup sponge, in limited-edition burgundy, helps one achieve an airbrushed finish, followed by the vegan Blendercleanser sponge and brush cleaner so we’ll finally be persuaded to deal with the grime and leftover makeup lingering on our tools, all for the sake of future flawless application.
$35, available at Sephora, plaza singapura #01-56/57.
All products, available at Plaza Singapura (subject to availability in store).
Items tagged with [GIVEAWAY] will feature in our NYLON Singapore x Plaza Singapura Christmas 2023 Gift Guide Giveaway — stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram channels to see how you may stand a chance to win ’em!