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The CF Gift Guide 2020: Beauty Stocking Fillers

Forgo the satsuma and chocolate coins: here are the beauty delights we want to find in our stocking come Christmas morning.

For the self-confessed ‘Beautyphile’ (myself included) beauty product miniatures are ridiculously exciting. From dinky bottles of fragrance to travel-friendly versions of cult heroes, and über sparkly eyeshadows prettily enclosed in pocket-size dispensers… this is the CF guide to the beauty stocking fillers we really, really want.


THE MINIATURE FRAGRANCE SET

If you aren’t sure of their favoured Le Labo scent, allow them to discover it themselves with this set of the six brand favourites including the ubiquitous Santal 33, seductive Thé Noir and the delectable Baies 19.

THE MULTITASKING CREAM

We love multi-tasking skincare saviours (especially for saving space in our hand luggage). This moisturiser, packed to the gills with natural plant oils, keeps hands and complexions super nourished and equally happy.

We love multi-tasking skincare saviours (especially for saving space in our hand luggage). This moisturiser, packed to the gills with natural plant oils, keeps hands and complexions super nourished and equally happy.

THE NAIL VARNISH

We are huge fans of Chanel’s super-glossy, long-wearing Le Vernis nail varnish – and suckers for anything limited edition too. Give nails the Midas touch this Christmas season with shade Chaine D'Or.

THE PALETTE

We like our eyeshadows highly pigmented in a super creamy texture – which is exactly what you will get in this palette from Dior. The sleek case contains five shades of shimmering bronzes, golds, and velvety browns; there's not a dud hue between them.

THE LIPSTICK

Rouge G de Guerlain is basically the James Bond of lipsticks: you select your favourite shade and then matching case – which comprises a very chic mirror for on-the-go top ups – of your choice. The limited-edition Golden Ruby case is adorned with crystals and is so pretty you'll want to whip it out your bag at every opportunity.

Rouge G de Guerlain is basically the James Bond of lipsticks.

THE SLEEP DUO

The ultimate dream team for a soothing night-time ritual is this pillow spray and pulse-point roll, helping you to drift off with the lulling scents of lavender, eucalyptus, and camomile.

THE MASCARA

Va-Va-Voom lashes are just a swish of a wand away, with this Dolce & Gabbana mascara. The mousse-like, feathery texture adds volumn without clumping and the shimmering golden hue adds unexpected drama too.

THE FAKE TAN

Tan-Luxe is the holy grail of modern tanning and this super-smart serum, rich in hyaluronic acid, plumps skin as a fresh and authentic looking tan develops simultaneously.

Tan-Luxe is the holy grail of modern tanning and this super-smart serum, rich in hyaluronic acid, plumps skin as a fresh and authentic looking tan develops simultaneously.

THE SHOWER GELS

If you close your eyes, you can just about pretend you are soaking under one of those cavernous Soho Farmhouse showers, with this uplifting array of the signature Cowshed shower and bath gels.

THE CANDLE SET

Why gift one Byredo candle when you can gift three. From the fresh cleanliness of Cotton Poplin to the verdent earthiness of Tree House, the only question is: which one to burn first?

 

 

 

THE HAIR WIZARDY

Days of those oh-so-annoying whispy fly-away hairs are over, thanks to a stroke of genius from hair guru, Larry King. This travel-friendly brush and miniature tube of 'A Social Life For Your Hair' crème keeps fly aways in check at all times.

 

The days of those oh-so-annoying whispy fly-away hairs are over thanks to a stroke of genius from hair guru, Larry King.

THE JADE ROLLER

Super-charge skincare regimes with this cooling Jade roller to de-puff (perfect for the aftermath of festive blowouts) and stimulate radiance.

THE BATH DROPS

'Tis the season for baths, so make yours super restorative with these jojoba and tea-tree packed bath drops. They dissolve to moisturise skin and release a clarifying scent at the same time. Dreamy!

‘Tis the season for baths so make yours super restorative with these jojoba and tea tree packed bath drops. They dissolve to moisturise skin and release a clarifying scent at the same time.

THE BODY OIL

For irridscent golden limbs this body oil delivers a delicate sheen, whilst also treating skin to a healthy dose of vitamin E. A good one to take on our next trip too to accentuate your tan (if you can remember one of those).

 

THE MONOGRAMMED LIP BALM

We go ga-ga for anything monogrammed: from diaries and pyjamas to luggage and also beauty products, meaning this Buly 1803 lip balm is an instant crowd pleaser. Oozing with style AND substance, the balm is bursting with plum oil, sesame oil, and shea butter to keep lips kissably soft.

We go ga-ga for anything monogrammed: from diaries and pyjamas to luggage and also beauty products, this Buly 1803 lip balm is an instant crowd pleasure.

THE SLEEP MASK

Not only are Slip sleep masks so sumptuously comfortable you won’t rip it off halfway through the night, the mulberry silk is also great for reducing friction – good news for fine lines.

THE SHEET MASK

Face masks have taken on a whole new meaning in 2020 but we are a fan of the originals. This Trish McEvoy dry mask is all you need for an end-of-day pick me up. Pop on (even over make up) and let it work its magic, infusing the skin with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants to perk up tired complexions.

THE TRAVEL SCENT

There's simply no excuse for not smelling your chicest on your next adventure, thanks to Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris' iconic scents. Available in travel-friendly 35ml bottles, from cotton-candy sweet Baccarat Rouge to musky Gentle Fluidity, we've already mentally stowed ours in our carry on.

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