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Christmas gift guide: beauty

Here are the best beauty picks for the season

Kiehl’s x Jeremyville Flower Power ($103)

Kiehl’s x Jeremyville Flower Power ($103)

Skincare in a pretty package 

You can always count on Kiehl’s to bring on the festive spirit. This year, it teams up with Jeremyville, a New York-based artist, to create super adorable Christmas packaging that makes it perfect for gifting. There are plenty of sets to choose from according to your budget, but the Flower Power set, which stars Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash and Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-free Toner, is a safe bet.

Get it at Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores and counters island-wide.

BYREDO Unnamed Perfume ($191-$281)

BYREDO Unnamed Perfume ($191-$281)

A fragrance to call your own

Swedish fragrance house BYREDO understands our need for personalisation, hence this nameless unisex perfume that lets the wearer create their own associations. Be inspired by its top notes of gin accord and pink pepper, mid notes of orris stem, lush violet, and finish of tree moss and fir balsam to devise the perfect name for this scent – a set of alphabets printed in BYREDO typography is included in the case.

Get it at Escentials stores and counters island-wide.

UD XX: 20 Years of Beauty With an Edge ($570)

UD XX: 20 Years of Beauty With an Edge ($570)

The eye palette to rule them all

Every makeup junkie will want this on their vanity: this limited edition set from Urban Decay features 20 shades of eyeshadow and 20 shades of 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil carefully picked from its entire line over the past 20 years. From current bestsellers and vintage shades to cult favourites and new hues, the possibilities are endless with the colour line-up in this palette.

Get it at Urban Decay stores island-wide.

ORBIS =U Encore Lotion ($67)

ORBIS =U Encore Lotion ($67)

Turn back the clock

While we can’t stop the ageing process, there certainly are ways to slow it down. Known for its oil-free products, the new ORBIS =U Encore line targets those with mature skin. The toning lotion promises to deliver collagen molecules that blend comfortably into the skin without a lingering stickiness, thanks to evenwateroil, its patented  non-oil ingredient. 

Get it at Orbis stores and  counters island-wide.

Dyson Supersonic ($599)

Dyson Supersonic ($599)

Say hello to luscious locks

A hair dryer that costs over 500 bucks? We hear ya. But not all hair dryers are made equal, as the engineers behind Dyson Supersonic will have you believe. This one uses a high-pressure focused jet of air for controlled precise drying and styling – yes, at the same time – and is fitted with intelligent heat control to ensure your hair isn’t exposed to excessive temperatures.

Get it at major department and electronics stores island-wide.

The Intrepid Gent ($126)

The Intrepid Gent ($126)

Skincare for the modern gentleman

Let’s face it – guys can be pretty vain, too. In this kit, Aesop pulls together three items: a gelbased Fabulous Face Cleanser, a moisturising Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion and an aromatic Coriander Leaf Body Cleanser. It’s one of six gift sets, collectively titled ‘Pursuits of Passions’, that celebrate six naturalists with  vibrant illustrations by Norwegian artist Bendik Kaltenborn on the packaging sleeve.

Get it at Aesop stores island-wide.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Rose Quartz ($65)

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Rose Quartz ($65)

For that lit-from-within glow

Give a girl a good highlighter and she’ll give Orchard Road’s Christmas lights a run for their money. Seriously, though, Becca’s highlighters have amassed a cult following for good reason, so you can be sure that this limited edition luminous neutral pink shade will be in hot demand. It’s time to get lit.

Get it at Sephora stores island-wide.

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection ($68)

IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Complexion Perfection ($68)

Put your best face forward

Start out with a good base and your makeup is halfway done – although there’s no harm in getting a little help to attain that dewy glow. To make things easier, IT Cosmetics condenses four must-have powders, which claim to enhance and brighten your features, into one face palette: there’s its ever-popular Bye Bye Pores pressed powder, Sunshine in a Compact matte bronzer, Je Ne Sais Quoi blush and luminiser for a youthful airbrushed finish.

Get it at Sephora stores island-wide.

Read our guide to Christmas 2016

The ultimate guide to Christmas in Singapore

Never mind the tropics – Christmas is still the most magical time of the year in sunny, snowman-free Singapore. Read on to find out the best events, festive meals, Yuletide desserts and, of course, a gift guide that has ideas for just about everyone. From all of us here at Time Out Singapore, here's to a very merry Christmas!

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By: Time Out Singapore editors