Our Beauty Editor’s picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2020

December 17, 2020
Guest Photography by Danny Mejia

The holidays are around the corner, so the pressure to find the perfect gift for the beauty addicts in our lives is on – and we’re here to help!

From rose-gold bedazzled brush sets to rich, velvety eyeshadows, we have rounded up our recommendations for the most glamourous holiday sets in beauty this holiday season.

MAC Frosted Firework Collection

MAC does it again enchanting us with another stunning holiday line. The Frosted Firework collection is worth a purchase for the beautiful collectible package alone, with specially designed, flare-embossed, frosted-pink packaging – but the unique limited-edition colours in this product line are the cherry on top. From mini to larger gift sets and individual items for lips, skin, eyes and brushes, this collection truly has something for every glamourista.

Our favourites are the Flashing Ice Extra Dimension Skinfinish trio to create a stunning holiday glow, and the Rocket to Fame Eye Shadow x 12 Palette which has 11 limited edition, brand-new jewel tone shades.

This beautiful collection can be purchased on the MAC and Sephora websites and picked up at MAC stores and kiosks at Hudson’s Bay.


Quo Beauty Holiday Collection

The Quo Beauty holiday collection is another winner with an incredible array of products ranging from individual lip glosses, to trio-value sets and fun, giftable “crackers”. We love the sophisticated holiday vibes of the velvet navy and gold packaging, and the diversity of products.

Our favourite sets are, without a doubt, the brush sets. The quality of Quo brushes is incredible, and the savings in these sets even more so. Not to mention, there are 8 different brush sets of varying sizes, with matte black to glitter and metallic finishes depending on the gift-receiver’s preferred aesthetic!

We also love how accessible they are, with an affordable price point and distribution across Shopper’s Drug Mart stores in Canada.


GLAMGLOW Clear Skin in 3,2,1 Supermud Set

If there’s one beauty concern that’s been plaguing many of us during the pandemic, it’s irritated, breakout-prone skin. That’s why we adore this heroic set from GLAMGLOW. It features its OG full size SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, SUPERCLEANSE Clearing Cream-to-Foam Daily Cleanser, and GLOWSTARTER Mega-Illuminating Moisturizer. This trio of pore-perfecting and glow-boosting essentials will instantly clear your skin, unclog pores and reset skin’s hydrated glow.

Better yet? The packaging comes wrapped up, ready to go (if you don’t mind spoiling the surprise of what’s inside!). It can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutique and Sephora stores across Canada or online.


Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures

Last but certainly not least, we share with you the ultimate collectible holiday gift – Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures. Housed in a decadent, bedazzled bronze cabinet, this set is literally a treasure chest full of travel-size and full-size magical makeup and supercharged skincare gems. From Charlotte’s dreamy, award-winning Magic Cream to her Lip Cheat lipliner and Lipstick in her iconic Pillow Talk colour, this set is perfect for beauty lovers far and wide with light to medium skin-tones.

This is a must-have as a treat to yourself or a loved one for any beauty aficionado. Snatch up this gorgeous set and other Charlotte Tilbury products at Holt Renfrew or online at Sephora.


Enjoy these products and happy shopping!


Story by Amy Pigeon
Creative Direction by Amy Pigeon

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