A Holiday to Remember: 10 Beauty Items That Will Make You and Your Loved Ones Look Good this Season
- A gift for your multi-tasking mumA gift for your multi-tasking mum
- Perfect for the cool auntsPerfect for the cool aunts
- Something for yourselfSomething for yourself
- A lovely surprise for your adventurous sisterA lovely surprise for your adventurous sister
- For your caring best friendFor your caring best friend
- For your very patient dad, brother, or uncleFor your very patient dad, brother, or uncle
- For the hardworking teammateFor the hardworking teammate
- For your sassy friendFor your sassy friend
- For your significant otherFor your significant other
- For your loving grandparentsFor your loving grandparents
Holiday season is here, this means gatherings, events, and parties are just around the corner; Look and feel great this season with these gift ideas from Rustan's The Beauty Source!
Gatherings are always special during the holiday season; it is the time where families, friends, and lovers set up an intimate event that highlights not only the spirit of Christmas but the things that everyone has been through the whole year.
Oftentimes, these festivities are immortalised by funny moments, the scrumptious dishes served on tabletops, and the memorable conversations; but what really makes people hold the event dear to their hearts are photographs and the sentimental gifts given and received during the occasion.
To look good in photographs, there are many makeup trends that you can follow this year, two of them are the classic cat-eye look and retro glam. The former is a dramatic look that heavily relies on eyeliner and bushy brows; while the latter makes the eyes pop through colourful shades and is inspired by vintage makeups.
Gifts should not be a problem too! From beauty items for yourself, down to the items for specific people in your life, Rustan's The Beauty Source has everything you'll ever need. Check out some of Tatler's top picks below.
A gift for your multi-tasking mum
There are mothers who are always hands-on when it comes to taking care of her family. With the Clarins Double Serum Eye, you and your mum will never show up to any party looking and feeling tired. This product is a global age-control concentrate with 13 plant extracts, including turmeric and its secret ingredient organic wild chervil that both will conquer the signs of ageing such as wrinkles, pesky dark circles, and puffiness.
In just seven days, users are assured that their skin appears smooth and revitalised. With every bottle, it promises multi-benefit double formula that visibly acts on all signs of ageing around the eye area. Users will also notice that their skin looks more nourished, firmer, and brighter.
Perfect for the cool aunts
What's a glammed up look if your eyebrows are going in different directions? Don't let your aunt arrive at the party with untamed brows.
Solve this problem by using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze, this customisable brow styling wax lifts, tames, and sculpts every hair in place for the feathered-looking brow that will make everyone swoon. The universal, easy-to-apply formula is mess-free and even provides long-lasting hold–leaving you with full-bodied brows that last throughout the event.
Something for yourself
Never forget to set your face with the La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder! This beauty item sweeps lightly on the skin, embracing it with feather-light substances for a flawless finish. The loose powder gives the face a brighter look with its youthful and shine-free finish. The product also promises to minimise the appearance of fine lines, pores, and even wrinkles. It helps the skin get rid of the displeasing, oily feeling without making it look dry.
Housed in an elegant cobalt blue jar with a convenient hinged lid, the La Prairie Caviar Loose Powder also doubles as a perfect gift for beauty enthusiasts.
A lovely surprise for your adventurous sister
Make your special someone's eyes brighter with these very subtle yet elegant-looking liquid eyeshadows from Stila. The Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow is enriched with a high shimmer sheen minus all the pesky glitters!
The pearl-packed, translucent base offers beautiful colours that are not too overwhelming. Apply a sheer layer for daytime, or add layers for nighttime drama. This uniquely lightweight, water-infused texture looks like it is barely there.
For your caring best friend
We always have that one friend who cares for us like we're their own family member. It is time to pay it forward!
Your best friend would be delighted to have the Frankincense Intense Lift Collection. It contains 30 ml of Frankincense Intense Lift Serum that is scientifically formulated with active and certified organic ingredients and targets skin problems such as loss of firmness and deep lines.
Inside there's also a 30 ml Frankincense Intense Cleansing Melt which melts even waterproof make-up. Not to be missed is the 50g Frankincense Intense Lift Cream infused with an ultra-nourishing trio of organic butter and oils to help strengthen, soften and restore the skin's youthful glow.
Lastly, there's the Frankincense Intense Lift Eye Cream tailored with green tea caffeine, turmeric, and organic green coffee seed oil to revive the eye area.
For your very patient dad, brother, or uncle
There is definitely something in store for your brother only if he knows how to wait! Give him the L'Occitane en Provence Classic Advent Calendar which contains beauty items that will surprise him every day for the rest of the month.
A holiday staple, this year’s Classic Advent Calendar holds 24 of L'Occitane's sought-after products like the Almond Shower Oil, award-winning Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum, and a bundle of shea butter hand creams.
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For the hardworking teammate
It's time to give your colleague's appreciation back. Treat him or her with this Diptyque Baies candle accompanied by a refined accessory to bring a festive touch to the home.
As the heat of the candle flame sets it turning, the carousel projects enchanting light and shadow effects, thanks to the graphic details, inspired by the iconic Basile motif, of its five gilded pendants.
Tatler Trivia: Baies evokes the tangy coolness of blackcurrants mixed with the flowery accents of rose.
For your sassy friend
Don't forget about your sassy friend! Give her the Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour that is enriched with Bioceramics and Ceramides. This product seeks to provide deep care to help strengthen and improve the quality of nails over time. Along with protective benefits, the formula features carefully selected pigments for an even application and a dramatic look.
For your significant other
Let your significant half know how much you adore him or her! This lovely gift set from Acca Kappa contains a 100 ml Eau de Cologne, 150g soap, and a 75ml hand cream. White Moss, Acca Kappa’s signature fragrance, interprets the precious essential oils of lavender and juniper, invigorated by base notes of Musk and Amber.
The soap and hand cream, on the other hand, is a pair your partner wouldn't want to miss. Made with pure plant and coconut oils, Acca Kappa vegetable soaps are softly scented and gently cleansing.
For your loving grandparents
Never forget your beloved grandparents. Let them feel the essence and warmth of Christmas through the fragrances of Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The products bring to life the spirit of the Holidays inviting us to follow an ice skater’s journey from Paris to London, New York, Shanghai, and Moscow.
The Maison Francis Kurkdjian Grand Soir gives off a dense, sparkling amber-woody fragrance that can make everyone around the wearer swoon. The Maison Francis Kurkdjian Petit Martin, on the other hand, radiates aromatic green fragrances perfect for the holiday season.
All items are available in a Rustan’s store near you, online through Rustan’s official website, or through their Rustan’s Personal Shopper On-Call number at 0917 111 1952. Follow Rustan’s The Beauty Source on Facebook and Instagram and join Rustan’s The Beauty Source Viber Community as well for all of the latest updates on your favourite beauty brands.
- Make-UpTamara Pineda (NARS); Yciar Castillo of LAURA MERCIER
- HairNikko Bruel (CAMILLE ALBANE);Francis Guintu of PHYTO