21 Oct, 2022

Christmas Beauty Gift Ideas

We asked top makeup artist, and friend of Douceur, Kim Brown (@kimbrownmakeup) to share her favourite beauty gifts (large and small) to give (and receive) this Christmas.

We asked top makeup artist, and friend of Douceur, Kim Brown (@kimbrownmakeup) to share her favourite beauty gifts (large and small) to give (and receive) this Christmas.
Scroll down for her must-have stocking fillers for beauty-lovers too…

This from Wild Source is a sculpting and lifting beauty tool inspired by centuries-old self-care practises.

Atlantic kelp and magnesium anti-fatigue (ocean plastic) – the award-winning Atlantic kelp and magnesium anti-fatigue body wash by Ren is amazing after a workout or a long day.

Laura Mercier (worth £146.00, but only £67.00) is a great brush set for all your artistry needs.

 Gisou honey-infused hair perfume smells gorgeous and with a humble price tag is a great alternative to perfume. It also adds strength and shine.

Definitely on the more pricy side, but what an by for Hermês for the ultimate lipstick lover.

A great that contains some of the best products of the brand. The shades are all the popular ones, perfect for Charlotte Tilbury fans.

One for him, Beard Survival Kit from Gentlemen’s Hardware provides the perfect three-step routine.

So fresh and pretty  – Simihaze Beauty Sun Flush . Love the packaging too.

I actually tried this out on a shoot that’s coming out soon in The Glass Magazine and loved it. Dior eyeshadow palette. Great for the party season.

100% silk pillow case really helps to reduce those sleep lines I now seem to wake up with. So pretty too.

Westman Atelier’s baby cheeks blush sticks have become a go-to for me. Gorgeous texture and the colours are really natural. My favourite is .

One of my favourite organic brands, Neom’s Scent To Sleep duo with their Bedtime Hero Pillow Mist and Bath Foam.

Can’t live without this product in my kit – Chanel’s
Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick (‘Transparent’ being the most natural shade for a ‘French girl glow’. Works on all skin tones.

Aveda Shampure.  A lovely calming set.

Cheat your way to the appearance of having had eight hours of sleep with the Sleep Cheat Set, featuring two of FaceGym’s bestselling skin saviours.

This one is a bit of an investment, but I believe it’s one of the only things that you can use at home that actually works.

These  are super-ethical and smell divine.

Uniting two Beautyblender sponges alongside a Blendercleanser Solid Lavender, this California Girls Blend & Cleanse Set shines a spotlight on the cult-classic products.

Great colours in eyeshadow pallet. Beautifully bendable too.

Chanel perfect translucent finishing powder is so light. I personally don’t like
to see makeup on the skin. It should just look flawless without looking made up in my opinion. Poudre Universel Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder, no10. works with so many skin tones also.

A must for gleaming skin, Nuxe multi-use oil smells gorgeous too.

My favourite mascara
DIOR DIORshow Mascara is in this , along with a primer that actually works to add volume and staying power.

Aromatherapy Associates’ Ultimate Bath & Shower Oil collection is the perfect gift for those partial to a pampering. I personally love the deep relax oil. The scent fills the whole house.

Ideal for gifting or for your guest bathroom, this bar soap set features a cleansing and conditioning trio, milled by the Sicilian soap expert Ortigia.

Love this. So chic and in long-lasting, lightweight eyeshadows that are ideal for blending or wearing alone, housed in a distinctive and elegant metal ‘raindrop’ compact. The Eyeshadow 5 Colours compact from Byredo has been beautifully curated with five neutral shimmering and matte staple shades.

 Beauty Stocking Fillers

A few favourite go-to gems to fill your Christmas stockings

Pixi Nuance Quartette Blush Quad.
The multi-use blush quads that give a natural hint of colour to use on cheeks and eyes.

Made from gently abrasive crystal, Margaret Dabbs London’s nail file doesn’t wear out easily like typical emery boards.

I always have these in my kit. Perfect for events or a night out. 111SKIN’s Y Theorem Bio Cellulose Facial Mask is a hydrating sheet mask designed to soothe, support and strengthen stressed skin for a repaired and rejuvenated appearance.

Patchology’s Patching All the Way Eye Gel Trial Kit features five of their best-selling eye treatments, super-charged with skin-loving ingredients – ideal for gifting.

My friend and brilliant industry manicurest Charley swears by this nail colour. It’s the perfect clean natural shade and amazing price point too by Rimmel.

The perfect introduction to some of BYOMA’s skin heroes, this Brightening Duo Bauble combines two of the brand’s most effective radiance-inducing heroes.

Hydration On The Go Kit by Emma Hardy contains a cleansing balm and moisturiser. I love her cleansing balm. Super moisturising.

Nourish lips and skin with the multi-purpose original balm and add a pop of colour with the beautiful peach pink hue by cult brand and makeup artists favourite Dr Paw Paw.

I think is such a bargain to colour correct any imperfections (easily).

Get prepped for the party season with Frank Body’s Jingle Your Bells Kit, a duo of smoothing and firming products formulated with the Australian bodycare brand’s prized ingredient – coffee.

Debuting in Alessandro Michele’s favourite colours, Vernis À Ongles nail polish is a brilliant and intense high-shine varnish by Gucci.

Susanne Kaufmann’s Stocking Filler Marigold presents the elegant body oil in a miniature bottle.

Cryo Rubber with Moisturising Hyaluronic Acid: intensely hydrating, innovative two-step moisturising treatment mask is for dry skin by Dr.Jart.

Tom Dixon Fog – super-chic and smell amazing.

Infused with power packed Beeswax to condition skin and antioxidant Vitamin E to richly moisturise and soften lips, Burts Bees lip balm is definitely a favourite of mine. My daughters always carry one in the winter months.

The best eyelash curler from Shu Uemura.

Main image: Jason Hetherington