Our beauty expert Beth Chapman shares some of her festive faves
Looking for a little bit of luxury? We grabbed a chat with the beauty buff herself to talk through some of her favourite products from five expert brands – all new to Boots, all worth gifting (or keeping for yourself) this Christmas. Don’t say we don’t treat you well!
A win-win for skin
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil 30ml
In 1851, Keihl’s was just a cute little apothecary in New York City. But 170 years later, these guys are the skincare powerhouse. With powerful, kind-to-skin formulas and an incredible line-up of products, you can expect to see radiant-looking results. And speaking of radiant…
“The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is blended with a bucket load of naturally-derived botanical ingredients,” says Beth.
“Featuring squalene, the hero ingredient of the moment, the formula boosts essential moisture to help restore the appearance of tired-looking skin. It’s a perfect gift for those long winter nights!” *Adds to basket*
Pout & about
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit Shade Kylie
Taking the celebrity beauty world by Storm(i), Kylie Cosmetics is the new-to-Boots brand we can’t stop obsessing over. And one product we can’t wait to get our hands on is the famous Lip Kits – obviously.
“Boasting the perfect matte lipstick and liner combination in every pairing, this shade is Kylie’s favourite,” Beth tells us. "Even better, the entire range has been reformulated to make sure every product is vegan. We’ll take seven".
Pop this in any beauty addict’s stocking – they’ll be over the moon
Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Christmas Set
The doctor is in – and we couldn’t be more excited. You’ve probably seen this one pop up on your Instagram feeds. Since their start in South Korea in 2005, Dr.Jart+ has become the go-to skincare brand for influencers all over the world, blending tip-top skincare ingredients with arty experiences to create something truly special.
So, where to start? Beth recommends going for this moisturising Ceramidin set. “The Ceramidin stuff is perfect for the winter months,” she says. “It packs a huge punch of hydration and helps protect your skin’s barrier, keeping you silky smooth throughout the cold season. It’s the perfect gift for any skincare junkies on your list.” Sold.
Bobbi Brown Beauty on the Go
Since its launch back in the early nineties, Bobbi Brown has been a firm favourite amongst make-up artists, celebs, influencers – anyone that loves their make-up to have an utterly flawless finish. And now, they’re here at Boots- – and we’re beyond thrilled about it.
If you’re brand new to the world of Bobbi Brown (welcome!), or you’re looking for a pressie for a fellow make-up fiend, Beth reckons this set is a great place to start.
“It’s got their famous Smokey-eye Mascara and Longwear Cream Shadow Stick,” Beth gushes. “Plus you get travel sizes of their bestselling Vitamin Enriched Face Base and Eye Cream, which you can wear on their own or under make-up. They’re like a moisturiser and a primer all rolled into one.” Glow up, anyone?
A spa day from Santa
Rituals The Ritual of Sakura
It’s easy to see why these guys are racking up followers on Instagram – their products are drop-dead gorgeous. Inspired by the art of rituals (obvs), this home-and-body brand is all about finding happiness in the smallest things. And we’re finding heaps of happiness in their gorgeously wrapped gift sets.
If you fancy spoiling someone with a pampering session, Beth thinks the Sakura gift set is just perfect. “The set is a celebration of the Sakura blossom, so the scents are all delicate blossoms and creamy rice milk – which are really relaxing. Along with other floral goodies, it comes with Ritual’s bestselling foaming shower gel, which is super luxurious. It’s like a spa in a box.” This one’s sure to smell heavenly under the tree!