Couturing takes the hard work out of picking the perfect beauty gifts for you this Christmas with our top beauty picks! We’ve scoured the cosmetic departments and beauty services to bring you our top picks for men and women this holiday season. Couturing Beauty writer, Olivia tells us what her top picks are this Christmas.
Kora Organics Refreshing Pack $99.95
Miranda Kerr’s line Kora Organics will no doubt delight women of any age seeking luxurious high quality skincare. The ‘Refreshing Pack’ offers three popular products designed to rejuvenate your skin. It includes the hydrating mask that aims to restore moisture to the skin and leave you looking truly refreshed. The balancing rose mist contains rose, aloe and hibiscus which tones and hydrates the face. Finally, the luxurious rosehip oil gives you an extra dose of hydration particularly essential during Summer to aid against the effects of sun exposure.
Available at www.koraorganics.com and David Jones
Stila Limited edition Colour Me Pretty Convertible Palette $45
The best part about Stila’s products is their versatility! This Colour Me Pretty palette includes five pink to peach cheek shades that also double as lip shades. The palette includes popular Stila colours including kitten, peony, gerbera, rose and petunia.
Available at Mecca stores nationally or at www.meccacosmetica.com.au
Day spa package at Endota Day Spa
What woman wouldn’t love being pampered for hours on end at a day spa?! Endota day spa has a wide array of spas at different locations across Australia. Try the Endotarama Express Day Spa Package that lasts for over an hour and includes a billabong footbath, organic facial and a massage. Treat someone extra special to a whole body pampering session!
For more information visit www.endotadayspa.com.au
Margaux EDP By Tocca 50ml $92
Instead of going for the usual perfume suspects, give a lesser known (and one might argue, superior) brand a try! Tocca’s new fragrance, Marguax is simply stunning for its scent and its gorgeous packaging. Encased in a scalloped Italian glass bottle with a vintage style metal cap, this perfume is deep and soulful. The top notes include blood orange, bergamot blossom with bottom notes of vanilla. Men this is a great gift to give your special girl as it was inspired by the ‘timelessness of one true love’.
Benefit Primping With The Stars $59
This pack is filled with Benefit’s all-time greatest “fake its”. Includes “Stay Don’t Stray” concealer, “The POREfessional” pro balm, “Some Kind-a Gorgeous” foundation, “Benetint” lip and cheek stain, “Girl Meets Pearl” liquid face pearl and “They’re Real” mascara- perfect for taking you from work to gym to the bar! Get guaranteed gorgeous with Benefit’s all-time greatest “Fake It’s.”
Benefit is available from Myer stores Australia wide and the Benefit Sydney Boutique in Paddington.
Unisex Eau Nomade by Thirdman 100ml $125
This is a unique unisex fragrance that leaves a heady scent of spice in the air. The top notes include Indian cardamon, sicilian lemon and blood orange that gives you a deep aromatic scent. The inclusion of citrus leaves a fresh citrus edge that ensures the spice is not too overpowering.
L’Occitane Cade 5-in-1 Complete Care Moisturizer $66
This high quality moisturiser provides comfort, protection and nourishment to men’s skin. The cade essential oil is ideal for hydration, to fight against the signs of aging and sooth the skin after shaving.
L’Occitane Verdon Pure Face Wash $34
This minty fresh face wash contains peppermint essential oil, moisturizing sea-buckthorn water, protecting genepi extract and spring water. The foamy cleanser works to gently clean the skin and deliver clear, fresh, regenerated results.
endota day spa ‘The Bloke’ Spa Package $150
Men need pampering too, so give your special guy the ultimate pamper package with ‘The Bloke’ gift service from Endota Day Spa. Men are treated to over an hour of indulgence with a billabong footbath and targeted hour massage!
Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli
Just Cavalli for him is unashamedly masculine, a lesson in style and seduction. Fresh, vibrant and sensual, this fragrance is an ode to youth and seduction. It opens with a sizzling note of wild pimento, closely followed by a sophisticated and sensual heart note of vetiver wood that gives an earthly and slighty smoky quality to the fragrance. The base note of smooth leather adds its rich mix of depth and voluptuousness.
30mL $60 / 50mL $85 / 90mL $110
Available at Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.