By Natalie Chui
Crafted over a century ago, Acqua di Parma’s Colonia fragrance still remains to be one of the Italian brand’s best-loved scents. A masterful blend of Sicilian citrusy notes, the scent exudes a crisp feeling with a sense of lightness that’s delightful. For the holiday season, Acqua di Parma has released the decadent Colonia Gift Set, housed in a festive box that’s specially designed by Italian artist Gio Pastori. The set includes the sunny fragrance, a bath & shower gel and a deodorant spray, making it a decadent treat for any fragrance lover.
Acqua di Parma Colonia Gift Set, £102
Best known for harnessing the rejuvenating properties of Budapest's thermal springs, Omorovicza offers a range of skincare that’s aimed at nourishing and hydrating the skin. A luxurious treat for any skincare lover, Omorovicza’s Multi-Masking Collection comprises of three of the brand’s best face masks, with each targeting a different skincare concern. For congested pores, the Deep Cleansing Mask detoxifies the complexion and rids the skin of impurities. Tighten and tackle dullness with the Ultramoor Mud Mask and wake up glowing with the Midnight Radiance Mask, which is an overnight treatment that brightens the skin with salicylic acid and sand lily extract. It’s also one of co-founder Margaret de Heinrich’s favourite products, which she shared in our interview with her. The set also comes with a brush for a smooth application over the face, making it the perfect at-home indulgence.
Omorovicza Multi-Masking Collection, £45
French beauty brand L'Occitane is renowned and loved worldwide for its range of shea butter creams and lotions. Ideal for any loved one, this Christmas-themed collection contains the brand’s most iconic shea butter products. Within the collection, there is the much-adored Shea Hand Cream and the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream, which hydrates and comforts the body. The set also includes a shower oil and the Shea Milk Extra Gentle Soap, making it the most soothing beauty present of the season.
L'Occitane Comforting Shea Butter Collection, £37
Renowned for celebrating fresh faced beauty, Clarins’ Make-up Heroes Collection contains the brand’s best skincare and make-up products for achieving a radiant complexion. Festively decorated with golden packaging, the gift set includes the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer, which preps skin before foundation, as well as includes the colour-correcting SOS Primer. Ideal for those who love on-the-go make-up, it also comes with the Supra Volume Mascara and the Natural Lip Perfector, which are the perfect finishing touches to any look.
Clarins Make-Up Heroes Collection, £27.50
One of Lancôme’s hero products is the Hypnôse Drama Mascara, and for the Christmas season, the French brand has introduced the Hypnôse Drama Mascara Gift Set. This kit includes a full-size version of the brand’s famous mascara, which is praised for its ability to lengthen and create thick, voluminous lashes. To complement the mascara, Lancôme has also included the Crayon Khôl eyeliner pencil, a blendable pencil which accentuates and adds definition to the eyes, and the mini L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick, which delivers high-impact pigment with a deep red shade. Whether they choose to play up the eyes or lips, this is the perfect present for make-up lovers.
Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Mascara Gift Set, £25.50