If your special someone likes to smell, look and feel good, scouring the beauty aisle for a gift is a great idea. But with so many products to choose from, and the question of suitability to consider, it can be tough to pick out the right one for her. To make sure your present gives off lots of good vibes, we’ve nailed down 10 for everyone from Takashimaya – all below $100. Shop away!
Clarins Booster Detox, $65
Overindulging in food, being exposed to smoky environments, and having plenty of late nights? When a hectic lifestyle takes a toll on your skin, give it a boost with Clarins’ Booster Detox. It is enriched with green coffee extract that promises to refresh your complexion and revive skin’s radiance. Mix three to five drops with your daily moisturiser or mask, and use it daily or when your skin needs a boost!
Guerlain Gold Light Topcoat, $35
Get lashes for days in just one stroke with Guerlain’s Gold Light Topcoat mascara. It helps make your lashes look thicker to enhance the eyes, thanks to the combined action of three polymers that coat, soften and set.
Hakuhodo On-The-Go Face Brush, $67
They say good things come in small packages, and that is certainly true of this makeup brush. Made with goat hair, the retractable brush has a moderate density and gives a flawless finish. Compact and reliable, this is a travel essential for the glam girl on the go.
Thann Oriental Essence Set, $38
Paraben- and mineral oil-free, this collection uses a heady mix of kaffir lime and lemongrass essential oils to nourish and soothe the whole body. The set consists of five travel-sized bottles: Aromatherapy Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, Aromatherapy Shower Gel, Rice Extract Body Milk and Bath Massage Oil, for top-to-toe pampering.
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, $80
Many makeup artists swear by this bright red tube of foundation. It has a consistency that’s similar to tinted moisturisers, but provides high-definition, flawless coverage. The secret is in the formula, which has two types of light-reflecting powder particles that minimise shadows and the appearance of pores. Plus, it hydrates skin with jojoba seed oil, squalane and more.
Janeke Foldable Mirror Hairbrush, $49
Most hairbrushes are a little bulky and impractical to tote around, but not this one. A two-in-one folding mirror and hairbrush, this nifty accessory will tame your mane and help with touch-ups in any situation.
LANEIGE Delights, Pop! Sleeping Mask Set, $39
Your skin continues to work even when you’re asleep, and LANEIGE knows this all too well. If you want more than just a good night’s rest, this set will give you a boost while you snooze. Choose between the Water Sleeping Mask, Water Sleeping Mask (Lavender) and Firming Sleeping Mask to pamper your skin after a long day.
Shu Uemura ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil, $165
Removing long-wearing makeup need not be a pain. This cleansing oil is said to have enhanced removability properties, and is more efficient in removing stubborn waterproof mascara and makeup. Its new formula features a mix of eight botanical oils that are 98 per cent of natural origins, and delivers skincare benefits to skin during cleansing. The result is cashmere-like skin – soft and refined with less visible pores.
Three Velvet Lust Lipstick, $48
They say that one swipe of this lipstick is enough make you fall head over heels in love with it, and we agree. Glossy and hydrating, this needs little to no reapplication. Packed with moisturising ingredients such as tea seed oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, rosehip oil, shea butter and beeswax, it’s no wonder that the formula simply glides on, melts into your lips, and stays on for hours.
YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Face Highlighter Pen, $62
This iconic golden pen does it all – brightens, smooths and perfects your complexion, while highlighting your best features without any shimmer or glitter. It’s also infused with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate skin and deliver antioxidant care.