Christmas: This year’s best-buy beauty gift sets




Beauty gift sets are always a savvy Christmas buy. Offering great value for money, they’re a chance to either try or top up on stellar brands without breaking the bank. Alice Ryan goes shopping

Manucurist at Pure Source
Manucurist at Pure Source

Manucurist Ready to Party Green Nail Polish & Biodegradable Glitter Gift Set, £19, Pure Source, Bridge Street, Cambridge and puresourceonline.com
Richly pigmented polish and seriously sparkly glitter that’s kind to the planet as well as your nails.

Abel at Pure Source
Abel at Pure Source

Abel Discovery Set, £35, Pure Source, Bridge Street, Cambridge and puresourceonline.com
A chance to try five of Abel’s signature 100% natural, vegan and ethically-sound scents.

bPerfect
bPerfect

BPerfect The Eye Edit, £40.46, bperfectcosmetics.com
Worth a whopping £100, this set contains both cult favourites and festive exclusives - including a 35-pan shadow palette.

Spacemasks
Spacemasks

Spacemasks x The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Box, £16.50, spacemasks.com
Five of the sublime self-heating eye masks, but rose-scented and sold in aid of the cancer hospital.

Olay
Olay

Olay Project Glow Duo, £76, Boots and Sainsburys stores
Containing Vitamin C + AHA 24 Day Gel Cream and Retinol 24 Night Cream, this duo promises to brighten and even skin’s tone and texture.

ICONIC London
ICONIC London

ICONIC London About Last Night Set, £44, iconiclondoninc.com
A quad of best-in-class products - fixing spray, highlighter, eyeshadow and mascara - bought individually, they’d set you back £82.

GAIA
GAIA

GAIA Crystal Range Set, £125, gaiaskincare.com
A natural skincare trio infused with harmonising rose quartz, plus a gua sha and roller in ‘healing stone’ jade, this mood-soothing set is worth £213.

Lumene at John Lewis
Lumene at John Lewis

Lumene Nordic Hydra [Lähde] Magical Hydration Set, £28.90, John Lewis & Partners, Grand Arcade, Cambridge and johnlewis.com
Billed as ‘100-hour hydration’, this vegan serum/moisturiser pair is powered by organic Nordic birch sap and triple hyaluronic acid.

Grown Alchemist
Grown Alchemist

Grown Alchemist Giving Softness Lip & Hand Gift, £22, grownalchemist.com
Featuring Gwyneth Paltrow’s favourite lip balm and its sister hand cream, both are rich in plant oils and sweet with vanilla.

Forest Essentials
Forest Essentials

Forest Essentials Hydrate & Glow Ritual, £55, forestessentials.co.uk
A four-step rose-fuelled facial ritual - cleanser, hydrating gel, sun fluid, lip balm - this ayurvedic skincare set gives instant glow.

Aeos
Aeos

AEOS Starter Kit, £9.50, aeos.net
A biodynamic skincare routine in miniature, this crystal-infused kit promises a four/five-day boost for both skin and your heart chakra.

Penhaligon's
Penhaligon's

Penhaligon’s Little Dollies Ladies’ Miniature Festive Collection, £40, Penhaligon’s, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge and penhaligons.com
A dressing table-friendly introduction to five of the great British brand’s best-loved scents, housed in doll-sized 5ml bottles.

Bouclème
Bouclème

Best of Bouclème Haircare Set, £33, boucleme.co.uk
Famous for its curl-caring formulas, Bouclème presents four of its bestsellers, including a frizz-fighting cream and defining gel.

FP
FP

Formulae Prescott Home Spa Set, £122, formulaeprescott.com
The cult-status three-in-one facial balm - it cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises too - comes with a gel-to-milk bodycare version.


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