As devoted beauty lovers, we love nothing more than giving the gift of good skincare or colourful makeup that can truly brighten someone’s day (and their complexion!). But while lipsticks or creams make great stocking stuffers, multi-product skincare and makeup sets give plenty of room to play and experiment – because beauty should be fun, after all. Our go-to this season is Clinique, Canada’s #1 prestige skincare brand, which has always offered customized regimens for all skin types, as well as bold and colourful makeup and fragrance that makes our hearts sing. Here are our top picks for all the beauty lovers on your list.
The Clinique 3-Step regimen is a skincare icon, with its super-effective and super-simple routine of products that cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize for your healthiest skin ever. The Great Skin, Home And Away set includes both full and travel sizes of Clinique’s famous Liquid Facial Soap, Clarifying Lotion and Dramatically Different Moisturizer so she can have great skin both at home and on-the-go. The set is available for both Normal/Combination or Oily Skin types, and it all comes with its own exclusive bag. Priced at $85 (with a retail value of $130), you’ll want to snag a few of these sets for holiday giving.
Hydration is one of the keys to great skin, and in our climate, we can never have enough, especially when winter’s chill sets in. Enter: The More Than Moisture set, which drenches the face, eyes and lips with essential moisture. Quench thirsty skin with Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, which support skin’s natural hyaluronic acid for hydrated, plumped skin that lasts for 24 hours. All About Eyes hydrates the delicate eye area while targeting puffiness and dark circles, while lips get a boost of colour and nourishment with a tinted lip balm infused with mango and shea butters. Priced at $55 (with a retail value of $82), we may just have to grab one of these sets for ourselves.
Go For Bold
Colour lovers will covet the Pop Party set of lipsticks in bold, saturated shades that make lips pop. From deep berry to fuchsia pink to nude, there’s a colour to match every mood. The six mini lipsticks have a built-in smoothing primer for super pigmented lips with lasting power. The set, packaged in a sleek purple tin, is priced at $39 (retail value $85).
Give the gift of colour with the Merry & Bright set, which has a little bit of everything to amp up lips, eyes and cheeks. Start with the Moisture Surge Extended Relief for perfectly hydrated skin; add a pop of colour to cheeks with Chubby Cheek Amp’d Up Apple; and get a sleek, neutral eye with the All About Shadow Quad. Give definition to eyes and lashes with Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Ebony and High Impact Mascara, and finish the look with bold red lips with Lip Pop in Love Pop. Packaged in a pink cosmetics bag, this set is priced at $55 (retail value $148).
Give a literal bouquet of fragrances with A Little Happiness scent trio, including the bright and citrusy Clinique Happy scent, rich floral Happy Heart and limited edition Happy in Bloom. The delightful mini perfume sprays ($25) are perfect for on-the-go spritzing. (retail value: $38)
This post was sponsored by Clinique Canada.