Here’s What To Get For Your Beauty Junkie BFF

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  December 11, 2018
  • Struggling to find the perfect gift? We have rounded up the best beauty products to surprise your beauty junkie BFF with. 
    1 / 13 Struggling to find the perfect gift? We have rounded up the best beauty products to surprise your beauty junkie BFF with. 

    She has seen you at your best and worst, and knows your deepest, darkest secrets, your dreams and fears, the lies you told your parents to get out of trouble — well, she might even have participated in a few — and she’s even vetted every single boyfriend you’ve dated. So what do you get your best friend? From the creamiest lipsticks to the most decadent perfumes, here are the most coveted Christmas launches to pamper her.

    (Also read: 7 Beauty Advent Calendars That Are Perfect Early Christmas Gifts For Beauty Junkies)

    Read more
  • Shu Uemura x La Maison du Chocolat Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte in Ripe Cherry, Salty Caramel, Deep Cranberry, Black Cherry ($38 each)
    2 / 13 Shu Uemura x La Maison du Chocolat Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte in Ripe Cherry, Salty Caramel, Deep Cranberry, Black Cherry ($38 each)

    Working with the renowned chocolatier, Shu Uemura introduces these new dessert-inspired shades that are also equally delectably named. With the same buttery soft texture that glides onto lips to cocoon them with colour and moisture, these beautiful lipsticks are perfect for dressing the lips this festive season. After all, who’s to say you can’t “borrow” it from her at some point?

    (Also read: 9 Moisturising Lipsticks That Give You A Matte Finish)

    Photo: Shu Uemura

     

    Read more
  • Eve Lom Rescue Ritual Gift Set ($190)
    3 / 13 Eve Lom Rescue Ritual Gift Set ($190)

    Pamper your BFF’s skin with this cleanser + mask duo. Comprising a 100ml Cleanser and 100ml Rescue Mask (usual retail price of $270), these are the absolute must-haves for a clarified and radiant complexion. An Eve Lom icon, the Cleanser packs essential oils and botanical extracts to dissolve makeup, keep blemishes at bay, and replenish it with moisture and nutrients in one gentle step. And if she’s a frequent flyer, she’ll love the Rescue Mask, which lifts dead skin cells and decongests pores while alleviating puffiness and redness. 

    Photo: Eve Lom

    Read more
  • Dr Jart+ Cicapair X-mas Jungle Spell Book ($77)
    4 / 13 Dr Jart+ Cicapair X-mas Jungle Spell Book ($77)

    Perfect for irritation-prone skin, this limited edition gift set is perfect for neutralising redness and replenishing skin with moisture to protect it against external aggressors. With a full-sized colour-correcting day cream from the Cicapair line, this green-to-beige formula auto-adapts to your skin tone for a unified complexion. It also contains Centella Asiatica extract to speed up cellular repair. This set is also great for travel or for the gym as it comes with deluxe-sized samples of the same day cream and serum.

    (Also read: 9 Fast-Absorbing Serums Suitable For Oily Skin)

    Read more
  • Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle 10/10 Plush Matte Lipstick 10-Pc Collection ($219)
    5 / 13 Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle 10/10 Plush Matte Lipstick 10-Pc Collection ($219)

    With 10 ultra-pigmented and extra-bold shades, even the most jaded of lipstick lovers will squeal with excitement at the sight of this collection. Perfect for wearing on their own or layering to create customised looks, each lipstick feels lightweight and comfortable on the lips while lasting throughout the day.

    (Also read: 8 Lipstick Shades to Suit Every Occasion In Your Life)

    Photo: Fenty Beauty

    Read more
  • Chanel N5 EDP RED Lacquered Spray ($288 for 100ml)
    6 / 13 Chanel N5 EDP RED Lacquered Spray ($288 for 100ml)

    Any beauty junkie worth her salt will appreciate the wonderful story behind Chanel’s No. 5 fragrance. Now, this timeless icon is available in a limited edition red lacquer bottle while holding the same sophisticated eau of jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang and aldehydes—as if it even needs to be more Instagram-worthy. Just don’t forget to pick one up for yourself as well!

    Photo: Chanel

    Read more
  • Pixi Glow Skintreats Besties ($65)
    7 / 13 Pixi Glow Skintreats Besties ($65)

    What could be cuter than getting your bestie a Skintreats Besties set? Bad puns aside, this skincare duo means business when it comes to maintaining glowing skin. The Glow Mud Cleanser packs exfoliating acids, soothing aloe vera and a gritty texture to get rid of dead skin cells for a smoother, more refined complexion. Similarly, Glow Tonic uses glycolic acid for a gentle resurfacing action to improve skin texture gradually over time.

    (Also read: 16 Best Highlighters That Will Give You A Long-Lasting Glow)

    Read more
  • IGK Friends With Benefits Texture & Shine Kit ($43)
    8 / 13 IGK Friends With Benefits Texture & Shine Kit ($43)

    Give your BFF the gift of perfect hair days with this 3-in-1 hair kit. Consisting of IGK’s best-selling products, it is every woman’s must-have to keep hair manageable. Beach Club is a salt-free spray that uses hydrolyzed wheat protein to inject volume and texture to limp locks; Smoke & Mirrors infuses hair with sweet almond oil extract so dull and damaged hair becomes shinier and stronger, while Mistress contains coconut oil to hydrate tresses and keep humidity out without weighing down even super fine hair.

    (Also read: 5 Styling Tips For Flat, Limp Hair)

    Photo: IGK

    Read more
  • Too Faced A Year of Great Sex – Better Than Sex Mascara Vault ($98)
    9 / 13 Too Faced A Year of Great Sex – Better Than Sex Mascara Vault ($98)

    If your bestie is a big fan of mascara, you’ll win her heart with this mascara vault. Packed with five full-sized Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced, it lengthens and thickens sparse lashes, transforming them into va va voom eye fringe that stays put all day. Plus, it comes with timely reminders so your bestie knows when to toss out her old mascaras before it turns bad!

    Photo: Too Faced

    Read more
  • THEFACESHOP White Seed Set ($49)
    10 / 13 THEFACESHOP White Seed Set ($49)

    Treat your best friend to this travel-friendly set from THEFACESHOP so she can maintain a radiant complexion even when on-the-go. Comprising a 50ml White Seed Brightening Serum, a 50ml White Seed Exfoliating Cleansing Foam and three pieces of The Solution Brightening Face Mask, the cleanser and serum contains botanical extracts to regulate the production of melanin and infuse skin with moisture while the face mask contains pearl powder to brighten the skin for a dewy and plump complexion.

    Photo: The Face Shop

    Read more
  • Byredo Eleventh Hour Hair Perfume, $85, and Hand Cream, $55
    11 / 13 Byredo Eleventh Hour Hair Perfume, $85, and Hand Cream, $55

    There’s nothing quite like misting your hair with a fine fragrance or massaging a rich hand balm that’s delicately scented. Featuring notes of Ban Timmur, wild fig, tonka beans and cashmere woods, this scent is warm and comforting with a tinge of spice — ideal for everyday use.

    (Also read: How To Treat And Prevent Dry, Cracked Hands)

    Read more
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit — Unlocked ($140)
    12 / 13 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit — Unlocked ($140)

    Anyone who’s familiar with Hourglass will know the amazing finish that its Ambient products give your skin. This limited edition palette not only features that same Photoluminescent Technology to cast a diffused, airbrushed effect on the skin in every light condition, it also contains six brand-new shades of powder, bronzer, blush and metallic strobe powder guaranteed to put your BFF’s best face forward.

    Read more
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait Travel Set ($540)
    13 / 13 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait Travel Set ($540)

    If your bestie is a jet-setter who appreciates the finer things in life, then this is your best bet. This set of five travel-sized purse sprays houses one of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s masterpieces, the Baccarat Rouge 540 Extrait de Parfum. Using only the noblest raw ingredients in the world of perfumery, this opulent scent features accents of saffron, bitter almond, cedar wood and ambergris which takes the wearer on a rich olfactory journey. Notes of grandiflorum jasmine from Egypt and musky wood accord are exalted to create an amber-woody-floral eau that leaves a subtle but bold trail.

    (Also read: 9 Multi-Tasking Makeup Palettes That Are Perfect For Your Travels)

    Read more