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Givenchy and Gucci Raffles City Christmas 2023

Credit: Givenchy and Gucci Beauty

Gift-hunting for the perfect lippie or perfume during the festive season can be both exhilarating and challenging. Finding that unique and memorable present for beauty enthusiasts – be it friends and family, or even yourself – is an adventure in itself.  

For this festive quest, Raffles City emerges as the quintessential destination. With a collection of premier beauty boutiques like Dior, Givenchy and Gucci all in one location, the mall turns your search for the ideal present into an enjoyable experience.

While you shop, soak in the magical atmosphere with the mall’s landmark collaboration with Jo Malone London. Witness the brand’s first Christmas tree in Singapore decked in its unmistakable cream-and-black gift boxes, complemented by a whimsical carousel and gingerbread man decor – a picturesque backdrop for your festive moments. 

Raffles City Jo Malone tree 2
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Keep scrolling for enchanting gift ideas that will surely impress. And to up the ante, top spenders can stand to win a $1,000 eCapitaVoucher and a six-month Raffles Prestige membership.

Party-perfect retro-glam make-up from Givenchy

Continue your gift shopping at Givenchy (#01-40B), where you’ll find the brand’s 70s-inspired Festive Winter Night Holiday 2023 make-up collection by creative director Thom Walker – his first such creative involvement in a holiday collection. 

The collection offers a refreshing twist on the brand’s celebrated classics, from the Le Rouge Interdit lipsticks to the Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Highlighter and Le 9 Eyeshadow Palette.

Credit: Givenchy

A highlight of the collection is the Le Rouge Interdit Intense Silk in Nude Thrill No 554, at $62. This new lipstick shade captivates with its orangey beige hue and boasts a radiant, semi-matte finish. It’s uniquely embossed with a 4G logo, echoing Givenchy’s famed couture monogram, and encased in a dazzling silver sequin design.

Also noteworthy are the brand’s first Holiday collection eyeshadow palette, the Le 9.10, at $106, which features nine high-pigment shades; and two variants of the Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Liquid Highlighters, at $69 each.

Colourful and eco-chic gifts from Gucci Beauty

Fans of Gucci Beauty (#01-40A) will want to get their hands on limited-edition versions of the brand’s iconic make-up products dressed in special festive packaging. 

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The Rouge a Levres Mat lipsticks, at $65 each, feature a new case design emblazoned with a captivating geometric pattern and fresh iterations of the classic ‘G’ logo in teal and red. These lipsticks offer a long-lasting, creamy matte finish and are available in three shades: 208 ‘They Met In Argentina’ (warm rosewood), 505 ‘Janet Rust’ (rusted red), and 509 ‘Janie Scarlet’ (vivid cranberry).

Complementing these lipsticks is the Cushion de Beaute foundation, at $115, also given a holiday makeover. It is now available in a cherry red casing with a colourful geometric pattern on the top lid. With its refillable design, this foundation is not only stylish but also eco-conscious. Ideal for on-the-go touch-ups, the lightweight and moisturising formula is infused with SPF 20, anti-pollution and antioxidant properties. 

Also of note is Gucci’s Flora collection of fragrances, in Gorgeous Gardenia, Gorgeous Jasmine, and Gorgeous Magnolia, from $155 (30ml). These distinctive eau de parfums come in elongated, lacquered pink bottles finished with the House’s emblematic Flora pattern.

Shimmer and shine with bold designs from Guerlain

For luxurious gifts reminiscent of the prettiest jewels, step into the Guerlain boutique (#01-40) at Raffles City. The maison’s holiday make-up collection pays homage to its fantastic animals, making their appearance in stylish scales, rhinestone-scattered fur or speckled velvet.

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The signature Rouge G lipstick unveils two mesmerising new case designs: Glittery Tiger (adorned with velvet tiger stripes and holographic accents) and Feline Fantasy (draped in a striking green and black leopard print), at $53 each. There are also three fresh shades to colour your fancy: N°234 Roaring Red, N°521 Flamingo Pink, and N°41 Untamed Garnet, at $54 each. 

The collection also introduces the limited-edition Ombres G 879 Glittery Tiger eyeshadow quad, at $148. Encased in a velvet tiger-striped case with sparkling accents, the palette features a selection of intense shades to create a variety of looks: a vibrant gold, a gold-flecked green with a metallic finish, a soft and pearly satin pink, and a matte purple.

For an added touch of radiance, the Meteorites Fierce Glow, at $111, offers a festive twist on the brand’s iconic 2 Light Meteorite – now presented in an exquisite case inspired by the intricate patterns of tortoise scales. 

Vintage-inspired treasures from Dior Beauty

Pamper and prime with Dior Beauty’s attractive array of beauty offerings, from limited-edition advent calendars to fragrance coffrets and a holiday make-up collection, all available at the brand’s Raffles City boutique (#01-02B). 

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Doll up for the season with exquisite make-up products from the Dior Beauty Christmas Holiday Look Collection. Of note is the limited-edition Rouge Dior Makeup Clutch, at $490, a collector’s pride inspired by vintage Christian Dior powder compacts (above). The oblong, striated gold metal clutch adorned with the creator-couturier’s initials comprises Dior’s iconic Rouge Dior 999 lipstick and three refills in different shades.

For something more indulgent, consider Dior Beauty’s curated advent calendars, each filled with daily surprises all the way till Christmas. The Le Mini 30 Montaigne, at $210, features four miniature versions of iconic Dior products including skincare, fragrances and lipstick. For a more luxurious gift, the Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar, at $995, features 24 miniatures, ranging from refined fragrances to skincare, make-up, and scented candles.

Gift and glean rewards at Raffles City this Christmas

Raffles City’s Christmas Wonders pop-up store presented by American Express Platinum. Credit: Raffles City

As part of Raffles City’s Ginger, Spice & All Gifts Nice Christmas celebration, shoppers have a bounty of festive shopping promotions at their bidding. 

  • From now until Dec 31, 2023, be one of the top 10 spenders to receive $1,000 eCapitaVoucher and a six-months Raffles Prestige membership.
  • Enjoy an exclusive members-only complimentary gift-wrapping service and redeem festive trinkets with a minimum spend of $150 in a single receipt at the Christmas Wonders pop-up store presented by American Express Platinum. Available for American Express Centurion and Platinum Charge Card Members only. 

Terms and conditions apply. 

Visit this website to find out more about Raffles City’s Christmas 2023 deals.

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