Here at Birchbox HQ, we’re definitely all about the ‘one for them, one for you’ approach to shopping – and our Christmas Party Essentials category is definitely made for self-gifting! Whether you’ve got an office gathering coming up or you just know someone who loves to get glam, we think you’re going to love these picks..
Get your complexion glowing by applying a little of the Micellar Cleansing Water onto a cotton pad and sweeping over your face, then follow by massaging in the Moisturising Cream. Complete the look by patting the shimmering Huile Prodigieuse onto the tops of your cheekbones, over your arms, and through the ends of your hair – wherever you want a little extra radiance.
To put it bluntly, we’re mad for this matte cranberry-coloured lipstick from our very own brand LOC. Unlike its oh-so-dry, chalky peers, the paraben-free, cruelty-free, and high-pigment formula is designed to stay soft, cushiony, and flexible – meaning your puckers remain comfortable and butter-smooth all day. Another bonus? Everything in the LOC line is super affordable because it’s the perfect compact size – ideal for keeping you stylish through the season!
We couldn’t be a bigger fan (see what we did there?) of this beautiful brush from Spectrum Collections. Not only do the rainbow bristles look incredible but the synthetic hairs mean that they work amazingly well with powder and cream products. The rounded shape of the brush guarantees a light application – so it’s perfect for achieving that soft-focus finish of your favourite Instagram filter. Ideal for smoothing the appearance of fine lines or adding radiance where you need it.
With 12 hours wear and in 3 universally flattering shades, this trio is a must-have for liquid lip lovers everywhere. The matte yet creamy formula is ideal for a comfortable feeling finish that lasts all day, with avocado oil and vitamin E ensuring moisturised lips are guaranteed. Warm hues suit every skin tone and mean you’re sorted for every occasion, and the full-coverage finish means you’ve no need to worry about reapplying after eating or drinking! Ideal for low maintenance girls, everywhere.
Add something a little extra-special to your Christmas tree this festive season thanks to this luxurious bauble from Caudalie. Nestled inside you’ll find a deluxe Beauty Elixir ready to help someone lucky reawaken their complexion this winter. Not only does it tighten pores and rejuvenate skin but the beautiful eucalyptus, orange blossom and rose scent is instantly uplifting. Hang it on the tree from the shimmering ribbon or use it as a decadent place setting for guests. (Or – keep it for yourself, we won’t tell!)
Keeping your hands hydrated is essential in tackling the effects everyday life can have on our skin, and now it has never been easier! Nourishing from wrist to fingertip and softening nails and cuticles in the process, the cream forms a protective ‘glove’ to shield hands from the elements and prevent signs of ageing and dryness. Key ingredients include shea and aloe vera; the dream team when it comes to nourishing dry skin.