The best gifts for the beauty queens of 2021

Nicola Moulton chooses her must-have fragrances and cosmetics

Hermès Les Mains Nail Enamel, £42 eachFor the most swoon-worthy of beauty gifts, Hermès’s new nail enamels need to prime this yr’s record. (I’m notoriously horrible at doing my very own manicures, however these may very well be the impetus I have to be taught.)

Loewe Solid Soap, £40 eachNot simply for dads: Loewe’s soap-on-a-rope-style assortment is available in three of the home’s earthiest, most grounding residence scents: Marihuana, Oregano and Liquorice. Jonathan Anderson describes them as “each scientific and nostalgic” – which, to my thoughts, additionally sums up the twin approaches wanted for shopping for the good reward.

Chanel neon hair clip, £385This is one of these equipment you’d put on without end, both swept over to the facet – just a little bit ’70s – or in place of a hair bobble securing a low-slung ponytail. chanel.comAugustinus Bader The Bader Ritual, £256This will be my “to me from me” reward, as my devotion to Augustinus Bader’s complexion-transforming routine means it’s not one thing I wish to depart to likelihood. This assortment accommodates all the heroes, and when you’re but to dive in, it’s the proper place to start out.

Byredo Box Of Lipsticks, £580Holiday gifts acquire further factors for being packaged in bins you wish to maintain, and one of this yr’s most covetable is Byredo’s picket field of 13 lipsticks, illustrated in the vivid, geometrical patterns of Bihar-based artist Mamta Devi.

Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous Nail Lacquer, £35“Fucking Fabulous” began life as a fragrance and appears such an apt description of the shiny, glamorous world of Tom Ford that it now seems on all the things from lipstick to beard oil. But one way or the other, it’s this just-deep-enough high-shine crimson nail lacquer that wears it best. I’ve gifted it to teenagers and septuagenarians, and it at all times hits the proper word. Kaufmann Mountain Pine Bath Oil, £53Second solely to a visit to her spa in the Austrian Alps: Susanne Kaufmann’s spirit-lifting, muscle-relaxing tub oil – with just a little piece of the Alpine forest thrown in.

Louis Vuitton The Ultimate Bottle Rose des Vents, €15,000This is my all-time favorite rose perfume, so nothing would make me happier than proudly owning one of the 200 Marc Newson-designed, one-litre Baccarat crystal bottles that, as Newson says, have been “scaled as much as a sculptural dimension”. Almost – however not fairly – too stunning to make use of. louisvuitton.comWestman Atelier The Brush Collection, £434I love all the things that the make-up artist Gucci Westman does, and this yr she has created a assortment of eight unimaginable make-up brushes, which in addition to being pro-standard are additionally handmade in Japan from sustainable hardwood and cruelty-free nylon fibres. Any make-up wearer’s dream.

Ortigia Zagara cleaning soap set, £40Hand-washing has grow to be so synonymous with liquid cleaning soap that it feels virtually retro to contemplate retaining a bar beside the basin. But these zesty glycerin soaps from Sicilian model Ortigia make the requisite 20-second hand wash really feel fairly particular.

Victoria Beckham Beauty The VB Beauty Bag, £78I love Neoprene make-up baggage: stretchy, squashy, washable and practical. This Victoria Beckham one is the good dimension for throwing in a purse, and at all times seems pristine. Diorific The Atelier of Dreams lipstick, £34Christmas at all times calls for a “lipstick as occasion” second, and this yr it’s coming from Dior, who has intricately etched the soon-to-reopen Maison Dior at 30 Avenue Montaigne onto its sides.

Aesop The Listener skincare set, £59This dinky physique wash, scrub and balm package ticks all my bins – plus its buy advantages Pan Intercultural Arts, which empowers refugees and minorities.

Sisley Paris Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Age Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum, £365Alongside the conventional festive perfumes and tub potions, a present of luxurious skincare by no means goes unappreciated. Sisley is a model that is aware of a factor or two about potent but luxurious pores and skin serums, and this new one is devoted to boosting radiance, calling it “the final beauty purpose”.

Biagio Barile Gocce picket field, from £195I use the small lacquered picket bins for cotton pads and hair elastics, and the greater ones for blushers and lipsticks.

Marvis Toothpaste Flavour assortment, £21Beautiful, helpful, travel-friendly and palate-broadening: when you’ve by no means brushed your enamel with Jasmin Mint or Amarelli Liquorice, this totally must be in your record.

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