We spend all year lusting after the latest releases and new products, yet when it comes to writing our Christmas lists, all of our gift ideas go out of the window. Whether you’re trying to write your own list or looking for the perfect gift for the beauty lover in your life, we’ve got you covered. To help you get your ideas together this year, we asked the staff at BEAUTY BAY to tell us what’s on their wishlists to give you some inspo. Keep reading to find out what we’re hoping to get our hands on this festive season.
Elemis Frangipani Favourites
‘Last year I found this gift set in my stocking and started using it immediately. I’ve loved Elemis’ bodycare products for years (shoutout to the Sea Lavender & Samphire Salt Scrub!) but this range was an automatic favourite because it soon put an end to my dry winter skin and hands. Now the sweet, heady scent has become synonymous with Christmas in my eyes. I never thought I would get this excited about bodycare products ever, but if you’ve used it, you’ll understand the hype.’ – Grace, Beauty Editor
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Vault
‘I am obsessed with Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes and was so excited to see their Vault for 2020. Firstly, the packaging is so Christmassy and sparkly – I love it! The vault comes with everything you need for an eye look – eyeshadow, primer, mascara, and eyeliner, but offers a huge saving. I plan to keep the sparkly box on my makeup table throughout Christmas and beyond. It’s a perfect me-to-me gift!’ – Kelsey, Ecommerce Executive
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment
‘One product which is on my wishlist this year is the Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Colour Correcting Treatment. I purchased a small pot of this product a month or two ago after seeing a few TikToks raving about it and let me tell you, I was not disappointed!
Just like magic, this cream transforms from green to match your skin colour and provides SPF coverage, which my makeup routine was definitely lacking before. I use this product under my foundation or alone when I want a more natural, dewy look. As someone who has suffered with mild acne before, this product really helps minimise the redness and pigmentation from scarring, as well as helping me to achieve a flawless finish without even having to use concealer. I’m so ready to upgrade to a larger pot!’ – Phoebe, Affiliates Assistant
L.A. Girl Pastel Dream Auto Eyeliner
‘I can’t be accused of being hard to buy for – I just want prosecco or anything cat-themed. My simple tastes are extending to my Christmas beauty wishlist too. I’ll take the L.A. Girl Pastel Dream Auto Eyeliners, please and thank you.
What shades do I want? Can I have all of them, please? There’s six shades and they’re all gorgeous. You can grab six eyeliners for under £35, fitting in with Christmas-friendly budgets as well as being an investment for many, many looks.
I want Marshmallow for brightening my inner corner or waterline, Magic Mint and Sunshine for when I’m wearing all black (such a fun contrast!), and Blue, Lavender, and Baby Pink for when I’m wearing all pastels – perfect for my two personalities. I’d be able to draw tiny little flowers and hearts on my face with these too, so what’s not to love?’ – Clare, Senior Customer Service Advisor
LORAC Lux Diamond Metallic Crème Eyeshadow
‘I might not be going to any IRL Christmas parties this year, but that’s not going to stop me from putting the LORAC Lux Diamond Metallic Crème Eyeshadow straight on my wishlist. My calendar is already starting to fill up with Zoom gatherings, socially distanced Christmas walks, and small get togethers with my bubble, so now is a good a time as any to add a bit of sparkle to my festive season looks. Cashmere is the perfect shade to add a subtle shimmer to my inner corners for an extra glam finish, and I’ve heard the LORAC cream shadows are really quick and easy to apply, which is definitely my vibe!’ – Francesca, Content Executive
Sigma Beauty Rendezvous Palette
‘Tis the season to be pigmented! And that’s exactly what the Sigma Beauty Rendezvous Eyeshadow Palette brings to the Christmas table. If you’re after a sleek palette that offers the festive glitz and glam, then this is the palette for you.
Complete with a blending brush to buff 2020 away, this palette offers two warm toned matte shades which blend like a Christmas dream, complemented by four shimmer and metallic shades that challenge even the glitteriest of baubles. With this palette you get the Sigma beauty quality, at a bargain festive price.’ – Elisha, Customer Service Advisor
Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Thirst Class Rich Moisturiser
‘One of the products on my Christmas list this year is the Skincare By BEAUTY BAY Thirst Class Moisturiser, as its hydrating for the winter months and retains moisture without clogging up pores. Filled with nourishing oatmeal and oat lipid, this moisturiser will make sure that my skin stays hydrated and moisturised, without feeling too heavy. I also love that it can be customised and mixed with any of the SkinHit serums from the range. This moisturiser is the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift!’ – Ashna, Influencer & Partnerships Assistant
By BEAUTY BAY Nude Collection Matte Lipstick Quad
‘If you ask me, you can never have too many nude lipsticks. It doesn’t matter whether I’m heading on a night out, making my way to work, or just nipping to the supermarket, a quick swipe of lipstick is a must for me. When it comes to nude lipsticks, there are so many options and that’s why I want to get my hands on the By BEAUTY BAY Nude Collection Matte Lipstick Quad. Featuring four, universally flattering tones, this quad has got all my nude lipstick needs covered. There’s Freckle, an ashy brown nude, Tea, a light nude, Pinch, a pink-toned nude, and Cola, a deep, red-toned nude. Whatever mood I’m in or look I’m going for, this collection will have all my lip needs covered.’ – Kate, Content Executive
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
‘I’m currently trying to give my naturally curly waves some well-needed TLC and I’ve seen so many curly-haired influencers rave about Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie – I have to try it! I’m currently using the Shea Moisture Leave-in conditioner so this would be a great product to add to my curls.’ – Amber, Influencer & Partnerships Executive