Holiday Shopping Guide: Top Beauty Gifts for Women
The holidays mark the perfect time to update your look, your scent, or simply to protect the skin on your back. We rounded up the top luxe beauty gifts this season that will be a joy for anyone on your list to play with and experiment with. Help your friends and loved ones ring in the new year with a gift that will last well into 2011.
Sensai Cellular Lifting Series Set
The first name in Japanese skincare, Sensai, has earned a named synonymous with rich, moisturized skin. Whether dealing with harsh winter conditions or drying sun, nothing works better to moisturize and heal delicate skin. A new limited edition set ($245) features two of the most popular products from Sensai's new Lifting series, Lifting Cream and Lifting Essence, and a revitalizing Lifting Radiance 3D Mask. Featuring a near entire bottle of the Sensai Lifting Radiance Concentrate, formulated with Sensai's Natural Musculifter and Golden Camomile Extract, the mask guarantees a fresh, youthful face by New Year's through its trademark energy activation of muscle cells and microcirculation of the skin.
Sensai has another Limited Edition Gift Set from the Cellular Performance line ($130), which features Cellular Performance face and eye countour cream, inflused with Koishumaru Silk and Shilan Extract to protect against wrinkles and discoloration. The special box set also includes the Total Lip Treatment, which Scarlett Johannson calls her "favorite thing in the entire world...feels like a million bucks."
Black Orchid Lip & Nail Set
Just like its predecessor, Chanel's deadly Vamp, Black Orchid is a color that defines the new woman: elegant, seductive and entirely bold. Not for the risk-adverse, Black Orchid, derived from Tom Ford's heavenly lingering scent of crisp orchids and dense woods, it's the beauty icon of our generation. With Ford's new Orchid Lip & Nail Set ($140), Black Orchid can now define your look from head to toe. Including a special edition of Tom Ford's indulgent lipstick, and a sneak preview of the pure color nail collection, as well as a pressed perfume compact, these are three essentials that should never leave your purse.
Bobbi Brown Exclusive Deluxe Beauty Trunk, Filled
Out with the old and in with the new. Bobbi Brown has put together an exclusive six-layer trunk filled with everything you'd ever need to enhance your face. The Deluxe Beauty Trunk ($1000) begins with skin essentials, including SPF lotion and a concealer kit. Lips are covered with a red stick for night and crystal gloss for day. Mix and match the eyes with a variety of cream and metallic eye shadows as well as dark gel eyeliner and party mascara. Complete your makeup kit with Brown's coveted brushes and let the experimentation begin.
Kilian Silver Travel Spray Set
Hot on the heels of last year's gold edition, Kilian returns with an exclusive silver set available just for the holidays. Included is a refillable silver travel spray crafted with the gorgeous patten of Achilles' shield. It's eco-luxe at its very best. Each set includes four .25oz vials from the aphrodisiac "L'Oeuvre Noire" collection ($155) or the ultra-rare "Arabian Nights" ($235) collection, featuring high concentrations of the decadent Turkish Rose mixed with Kilian's own signature Oud, for a scent that is as daring as it is feminine.