Ten perfect presents courtesy of our Beauty Director at Large, Celia Ellenberg.
If you haven’t found the right holiday present in our other guides, perhaps some beauty gift ideas will do the trick. We asked our Beauty Director at Large, Celia Ellenberg, to lend her expertise. The result is a tightly curated list of ten ideas that are sure to please. Perhaps she’s looking for a unique scent? Or is it a touch of luxury in the form of a Dior minaudière or Chanel nail polish? Whatever it may be, read on for our top beauty picks for everyone on your list.
Hairstylist David Mallett’s salons in Paris and New York have cornered the market for understated chic when it comes to cuts and color; it is entirely unsurprising but no less thrilling that his new hair accessory with the jewelry designer Susanne Syz manages to accomplish the same feat.
David Mallett X Susanne Syz hair pin, $128 at David Mallett
Maybe her best shade yet!
Violette Petal Bouche matte liquid lipstick in Cerise Désir, $28 at Violette
This gift set features a full-size bottle of Suite 302, Victoria Beckham’s new black cherry, midnight violet, and tobacco leaf signature scent, and comes packaged with a limited edition perfume bottle pendant necklace. Made in brass with a high-shine gold finish, it’s inspired by a vintage perfume bottle that Victoria keeps on her vanity.
Victoria Beckham Suite 302 eau de parfum vintage necklace collection, $550 at Neiman Marcus
Makeup artist Fara Homidi’s sky blue lip compacts look even better when pulled from her new makeup bag. Made from butter-y soft, vegan leather, it’s so chic, you’ll actually want to wear it as a clutch.
Fara Homidi pochette, $298 at Fara Homidi
Le Labo’s popular concrete candles now come in a new scent with notes of frankincense, clove, and amber. Get the medium, the perfect in between size that still feels special.
Le Labo Medium concrete candle in Encens 9, $75 at Le Labo
Like a tuxedo for your nails!
Chanel Le Vernis longwear nail color in 171 Sequins, $32 at Chanel
PSA: your favorite purveyor of perfumes such as Gypsy Water and Bal d’Afrique also makes incredibly soft, cozy throw blankets. They’re now available in four bright, limited edition colorways.
Byredo Byproduct 45 Ltd Edition Team Colors Alphabeta blanket, $650 at Byredo
I hate holiday kits. They just feel so unnecessary – bundling for the sake of bundling. But I’m buying whatever Guido Palau is selling, especially these super innovative products that are basically makeup for your hair; getting a set of 12 gilded bobbi pins for additional adornment is just an added bonus.
Zara Glitter in Gold holiday hair set, $50 at Zara
Obsessed with these! They launch a new limited edition set in collaboration with a jewelry designer every year. The Zebra is my favorite from the 2023 batch. It’s filled with Estee Lauder’s classic scent Beautiful, which is a blend of rose, lily, tuberose and orange flower.
Estee Lauder x Monica Rich Kosann Field of Daydreams perfume compact, $300 at Bergdorf Goodman