GIFT GUIDE: This year's most festive holiday collections

A roundup of special Christmas releases from The Body Shop, Laneige, Kiehl's, and more 

GIFT GUIDE: The best seasonal beauty collections
GIFT GUIDE: The best seasonal beauty collections
11 Mar 2015

GIFT GUIDE: The best seasonal beauty collections

RMK Christmas Collection
RMK Christmas Collection
11 Mar 2015

RMK Christmas Collection

We might not have snow here in Singapore, but RMK’s “Magical Snows of Manhattan”-inspired Christmas collection makes us want to drop everything for ice skating in Central Park. The set includes an eye shadow palette, a cheek palette, lip gloss, nail polish, and a fuzzy pouch.

RMK Christmas Kit 2014, S$138
Available at all RMK counters

Laneige Holiday
Laneige Holiday
11 Mar 2015

Laneige Holiday

As you might have observed, pink and gold are this season’s holiday colours du jour. Of the four limited edition sets in Laneige’s Sparkling Party Collection, our favourite has to be The Sparkling Party Makeup Palette, which includes two colours of Sparkling Eye Dust (in Pink Dust and Gold Dust), two Sparkling Glitter Nail Colours (in Golden Bubble and Pink Wine), and two specially packaged Water Drop Tints (in Neon Pink and Raspberry Pink).

Laneige Sparkling Party Makeup Collection, S$45
Available at all Laneige counters  

Urban Decay Holiday
Urban Decay Holiday
11 Mar 2015

Urban Decay Holiday

We’ve touched a little bit on Urban Decay’s holiday line-up, but we simply have to include their limited edition December release, Naked On The Run.  While this all-in-one palette isn’t part of the brand’s official holiday line-up, it would be the perfect Christmas present for your jet-setting (and Urban Decay-loving) friends. The kit includes six all-new shades of eye shadow, bronzer, blush, a full-sized Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss, a travel-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (both in new colours) and a travel-sized Perversion Mascara.

Urban Decay Naked On The Run, S$54
Available in December in Sephora

Body Shop Holiday 2014 Gift Sets
Body Shop Holiday 2014 Gift Sets
11 Mar 2015

Body Shop Holiday 2014 Gift Sets

As usual, The Body Shop’s delivered a slew of adorable (and fragrant!) holiday gift sets, which include their latest scent: glazed apple. Our pick? The Glazed Apple Tin of Treasures, which includes a body butter, a body polish, shower gel, shimmer lotion, and a puff, all inside a festive silver apple.

Glazed Apple Tin of Treasures, S$36.90
Available at The Body Shop 

Body Shop Advent Calendar
Body Shop Advent Calendar
11 Mar 2015

Body Shop Advent Calendar

How can we NOT include this generous, ginormous advent calendar? The first of December isn’t for a few days, so you still have time to grab this for an especially beloved friend or family member.

Body Shop ½ Advent Calendar, S$99.90

Lunasol Party Coffret 2014
Lunasol Party Coffret 2014
11 Mar 2015

Lunasol Party Coffret 2014

If Lunasol’s collaboration with AHKAH feels a little bit girly to you, then their relatively subdued Party Coffret should serve as a nice alternative. This handy little kit, inspired by Christmas lights, comes with four translucent eye colours, a brown-grey pencil eyeliner, lipgloss, and a clarifying face powder. In other words, everything you’d need to get through a riotous New Year’s Eve party without looking too exhausted afterward.

Lunasol Party Coffret, S$118, available at all Lunasol counters

innisfree's Green Christmas
innisfree's Green Christmas
11 Mar 2015

innisfree's Green Christmas

While innisfree might be known for their green tea seed collection, their Green Christmas gift sets are among the cutest we’ve seen this season. Their lineup includes a nail set, a body care sets, candles, diffusers, and special sets for their Green Tea Seed Serum, Green Tea Seed Cream, and Volcanic Pore Clay Mask. Our picks: The Perfumed Hand Cream Set as well as the Perfumed Candles, which come in three festive scents: Red Berry, Mint Chocolate, and Cream White. In addition to smelling great, the perfumed candles come with their very own holiday knits! (Christmas sweaters for candles? Why didn’t we think of that before?)

innisfree Red Berry Perfumed Candle, S$25
innisfree Perfumed Hand Cream Gift Set, S$17

Available at innisfree stores

Burt’s Bees From Garden to Hive
Burt’s Bees From Garden to Hive
11 Mar 2015

Burt’s Bees From Garden to Hive

We love how Burt’s Bees Christmas collections always look so fresh and cheerful. This year, we’re loving the brand’s From Garden to Hive Kit, which comes with four soothing products (completely necessary if you’re travelling somewhere cold this year) inside a charming yellow tin.

Burt’s Bees From Garden to Hive Kit, S$37
Available in Sephora

Make Up For Ever Back Stage Pass
Make Up For Ever Back Stage Pass
11 Mar 2015

Make Up For Ever Back Stage Pass

For beauty junkies, Make Up For Ever’s 80s-themed Holiday 2014 release, Backstage Pass, is the Christmas must-have. The set includes a Beauty Kit filled with six best-selling MUFE products, a Studio Case with 12 miniature eye shadows, a brush set with four travel sized brushes, and our Holy Grail: the S$439 Make Up Station, which packs 30 full size products in one case.

Beauty Kit, S$54
Studio Case, S$99
Brush Set, S$110

Available in Sephora

Make Up Station, S$439
Available in Pro Loft, Sephora ION, and Sephora Ngee Ann City

Etude House Pink Wish Tree Collection
Etude House Pink Wish Tree Collection
11 Mar 2015

Etude House Pink Wish Tree Collection

Etude House’s Pink Wish Tree Collection features several of the brand’s bestsellers, including two of our favourite skincare products: the Moistfull Collagen Cream JUMBO and the Moistfull Collagen Cream JUMBO. For every item purchased in this collection, Etude House will donate 100 Won to Save the Children, a non-profit organisation that provides educational opportunities for girls in Africa.

Moistfull Collagen Cream JUMBO, S$35
Mostfull Super Collagen Cream JUMBO, S$36

Kiehl’s x Craig & Carl
Kiehl’s x Craig & Carl
11 Mar 2015

Kiehl’s x Craig & Carl

For their 6th Annual Limited Edition Holiday Collection, Kieh’s has collaborated with artists Craig Redman and Karl Maier for to create festive graphic print packaging for some of their most beloved products.

For a generous gift under $50, check out the Divine Treatment holiday gift set, which includes Crème De Corps, Crème De Corps Soy Milk *& Honey Body Polish, and the Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, $40 (worth $55)

Available at Kiehl’s

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