Christmas gift guide: The best beauty and skincare gifts in Hong Kong

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We have to admit, we just can’t resist a good beauty gift set – and this Christmas, we’re positively spoilt for choice with incredible makeup and skincare collections from all our favourite beauty brands.

Whether you’re shopping for the beauty junkie in your life or treating yourself to a spot of festive indulgence – and yes, you totally deserve it – we’ve rounded up twelve days of the best beauty buys in Hong Kong this holiday season. From limited-edition makeup palettes to bumper sets of bodycare, we’ve got you covered, so start dropping those hints now.

Drunk in love: Drunk Elephant Trunk 4.0

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Since it looks like travelling is off the cards for a while, using your suitcase to stash skincare seems like a perfectly logical solution. Enter Drunk Elephant’s Trunk 4.0, which comes ready-packed with first-class skincare galore – including ten of their best full-size, high-flying hero products, such as their Virgin Marula Facial Oil, C-Firma Day Serum, TLC Sukari Babyfacial, and A-Passioni Retinol Cream.

Price: HK$3,515

Available from Sephora

I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger: Oribe Gold Lust Collection

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Ensure every day’s a good hair day with Oribe’s Gold Lust Collection. This stylishly packaged set features the haircare expert’s highly-prized Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, Conditioner and Nourishing Hair Oil – ideal for repairing dry, damaged tresses and restoring your crowning glory to its strong, smooth and super-shiny best.

Price: HK$900

Available from JOYCE Beauty

Twinkle in your eye: Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

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Put on the glitz this holiday season with Charlotte Tilbury’s limited-edition Bejewelled Eyes To Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette. As a makeup artist to the stars, Charlotte knows exactly how to channel Hollywood glamour – and this super-sized palette of 12 buildable, blendable, jewel-inspired eyeshadows has everything you need to create a truly sparkling look.

Price: HK$670

Available from Charlotte Tilbury

Best of British: Penhaligon’s Holiday Fragrance Collection

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Make it a scent-sational Christmas with heritage British fragrance house Penhaligon’s Holiday Collection. Choose from two different sets featuring a curated selection of five of the brand’s most divine scents, decanted into adorable miniature bottles – including the citrus zing of Quercus, gorgeously floral Luna, heady musk The Favourite, and quirky gin-inspired Juniper Sling.

Price: HK$470

Available from Penhaligon’s

Going coconuts: Coconut Matter Cheer Gift Set

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Self-care goes sustainable with homegrown range Coconut Matter’s Cheer Set. Featuring a refreshing deodorant, soothing body butter, healing hand balm, cleansing soap scrub and moisturising lip balm, every item is handmade from all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients, with minimal packaging – meaning these pampering powerhouses are kind to both your body and the planet.

Price: HK$740

Available from Coconut Matter

Bibbidi bobbidi boo: Lush You Shall Go To The Ball Set

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There’ll be no turning into a pumpkin at midnight with Lush’s fully-loaded set of sumptuous shower and skin essentials. Charmingly packaged in wholly recycled materials, this tricked-out kit features nine royally indulgent products – including signature Lush superstars like their Sleepy body lotion, Snowcake soap, Buffy body butter and Pink Peppermint foot cream – that’ll leave you feeling transformed from top to toe.

Price: HK$935

Available from Lush

See the light: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

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Get your glow on with Hourglass’ limited-edition Sculpture Ambient Lighting Edit – a gorgeous gold compact featuring three of the brand’s all-time bestsellers, alongside three exclusive new shades of blush, bronzer, highlighter and finishing powder. This handy kit makes light work of brightening, contouring and highlighting complexions – with legendary light-diffusing formulas that deliver a universally flattering radiance.

Price: HK$710

Available from Lane Crawford

Give us a hand: Neal’s Yard Remedies Handcare Collection

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If your hands have been suffering from constant sanitising, treat them to a little bit of luxury with Neal’s Yard Remedies Winter Woodland set. Crafted from all-natural, sustainably-sourced ingredients, this dreamy duo of beautifully-scented hand wash and hand lotion promises to leave your mitts feeling clean, conditioned and super-soft in no time.

Price: HK$280

Available from 10/10 HOPE

Getting lippy: Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Lipstick Trio

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Who better to create a line of lipsticks than Victoria Beckham, queen of the pout? The artist formerly known as Posh Spice has crafted a trio of luxe lipstick essentials in 90s-inspired nude shades – Spice, a mid-tone ginger; Pout, a pale coral; and Pose, a versatile mauve – in a sophisticated set ideal for gifting. With a creamy, clean, long-lasting formula, spicing up your life – or rather, lips – was never easier.

Price: HK$770

Available from Net-A-Porter

Pore than words: Tatcha Pore Perfecting & Protecting Set

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Discover total complexion perfection with Tatcha’s Pore Perfecting & Protecting Set, which comprises travel-size versions of their Deep Cleanse cleanser, Water Cream moisturiser, Liquid Silk Canvas primer and Kissu Lip Mask. Showcasing purifying and nourishing Japanese ingredients like leopard lily, wild rose and peach extract, it’s the ideal opportunity to create a stunning new skincare regime this Christmas.

Price: HK$390

Available from Lane Crawford

Absolutely fable-ous: Aesop The Lore Collector Set

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Sophisticated skincare brand Aesop are doing things a little differently this holiday – with all their festive gift boxes including an escapist work of literature as an eBook or audio download. Let your imagination take flight with The Lore Collector Set, which delivers some everyday extravagance thanks to a quartet of exquisitely-fragranced, intensely-hydrating cleansers and balms for both hands and body, plus an intriguing story from Japanese author Lafcadio Hearn.

Price: HK$740

Available from Aesop

Mask on, mask off: Kiehl’s Multi-Masking Special

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Level up your multi-masking game with this bumper collection from American favourites Kiehl’s. There’s a mask for all seasons in this box of beauties – including the brand’s soothing Calendula & Aloe Masque, nourishing Avocado Hydration Mask, and radiance-boosting Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Mask – alongside a selection of other marvellous minis to round off your skincare routine.

Price: HK$740

Available from Kiehl’s

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