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Christmas 2023 – Luxury Beauty

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Christmas is BEAUTY-full when it comes to gifts and stocking fillers. A perfect time to give and receive your favourite luxury perfumes and makeup brands! Hashtag Life have chosen the best brands for your favourite people, including yourself of course.

ARMANI BEAUTY

Immerse yourself in the luxurious world of fragrances with these distinct and captivating perfumes. Sì EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE by Giorgio Armani, the latest iteration of the iconic fragrance, captivates with a bold, new bottle and an intensely appealing scent. 

Giorgio Armani Sì eau de parfum intense, 100ml RRP £130
Opening with a tantalizing blackcurrant nectar, Armani  interweaves the richness of rose damascena absolute and the creamy blend of bourbon vanilla and patchouli oil, offering a sensually aromatic experience.

ARMANI PRIVÉ

Venture into an opulent floral fantasy with the Armani Privé Soie De Nacre collection that includes the elegance of Pivoine Suzhou Nacre, the intrigue of The Yulong Nacre, and the sophistication of the Rose Milano Nacre. Each fragrance is delicately infused with silky-looking pearls, from the French “soie de nacre”, meaning silk of mother of pearl. These fragrances will radiate a soft shimmer that enhances your skin’s natural glow. 

Discover and purchase these three Armani Privé Soie De Nacre collection at armnaibeauty.co.uk, and exclusively ain store or online at Selfridges and Brown Thomas.

Armani Privé Soie De Nacre, Pivoine Suzhou, 100ml RRP £190 / €220

Pivoine Suzhou Nacre combines ethereal peonies with sparkling fruity notes and soft, seductive musks for a balanced, luminous impression. 

Armani Privé Soie De Nacre, Thé Yulong, 100ml RRP £190 / €220
The Yulong Nacre paints a scene of smoky black tea and vibrant green tea extracts intertwined with refreshing citrus touches of mandarin and lime. 
Armani Privé Soie De Nacre, Rose Milano, 100ml RRP £190 / €220

Rose Milano Nacre adds an innovative touch to the classic rose with juicy Primofiore lemon and earthy patchouli, lending an iconic elegance to the fragrance.

ELECTIMUSS LONDON

Electimuss Gladiator Oud, one of the many outstanding scents available at electimuss.com

Electimuss London is a brand inspired by Ancient Rome and the Romans’ obsession for perfume along with the epic stories that echo through their empire and mythology. The Romans were the original perfume connoisseurs on a constant quest for the finest things in life. They collected perfume oils and ingredients from across the Empire, following the Silk Road from West to East.  So it goes that Electimuss shares that obsession for creativity, quality and the quest for the best.

Electimuss means ‘to choose the best.’ Exquisite oils and resins are used in all the fragrances, some rare and precious. Each ingredient is blended with meticulous attention to every note and detail.

Hashtag Life loves this brand because it is truly synonymous with the way we seek out luxury products to try and recommend to our readers.  This is a brand which has set out to make fragrances for lovers of fragrances, who seek and appreciate the best in quality, creativity and individuality. Electimuss work with some of the world’s most talented perfumers. The existing collection boasts fragrances by Julien Rasquinet, Christian Provenzano, John Stephens, Marco Genovese and Sofia Bardelli. We’re excited by this year’s new scents from Electimuss. Our two favourites, are Aquila Absolute and Vanilla Edeisia. Both perfumes make for an ideal and luxurious Christmas present, transforming the celebration into an epicurean, extravagant feast of fine fragrances.

Electimuss Aquila Absolute, 100ml RRP £275

Aquila Absolute: Inspired by the Aquila constellation, this cosmic perfume harnesses the power and beauty of the mighty eagle in flight. Versatile and universal, with vivacious top notes of raspberry and cardamom evoke immediate brightness, transitioning to a fierce floral heart comprising Turkish Rose Absolute, spicy Egyptian geranium, and leathery Violet Leaf. The perfume concludes with a lavish, warm and woody amber base, an exotic mix of white oud, patchouli, and labdanum. 

Electimuss Vanilla Edesia, 100ml RRP £275

Vanilla Edesia: Inspired by the Roman goddess Edesia, this opulent creation is a cornucopia of gastronomic delights. Indulges your senses in an aromatic blend of creamy vanilla, exotic fruits, tangy citrus, and bitter almond punctuated with spicy notes of cinnamon, pink pepper, and inherent sweetness of ylang-ylang, heliotrope, and Rose Centifolia flowers. The sensual foundation of amber, musk, leather, gourmand, and woody accents leaves a compelling trail.

AESOP

Aesop Fragrance, Ouranon, Eau de Parfum, 50ml RRP £140

Dive into the realm of the ethereal this Christmas with the captivating new addition to Aesop’s collection, Ouranon

This unique fragrance, inspired by the grandeur of a monolith, serves as an ode to the mystical connection between the vibrant pulse of life and the cosmic dance of stone shadows bathed in moonlight. 

The scent offers a woody, spicy, and resinous aroma, masterfully balancing aromatic herbal notes with dry woods. A distinguished melange of frankincense, hay, and myrrh takes you on a sensory journey infused with an aura of opulence and nostalgia. 

Unapologetically versatile, Ouranon transcends traditional fragrance norms, providing a harmonious fit for all genders. So this festive season, be it for sages, connoisseurs, or topographers, Ouranon sets itself as the quintessential Christmas gift, unifying scent and sentiment into an unforgettable packaged experience.

Available to purchase at John Lewis, Sephora, Liberty, Space NK, and other retailers.

 

CODE8 BEAUTY

Model wears Code8 Iconoclast Eyeshadow in Velvet Crush, RRP £47

In the whirlwind of Christmas shopping, let Code8 Beauty, a renowned London-born luxury beauty brand, be your saving grace. Code8 presents a new meaning to luxurious beauty formulas, promising to enhance and deliver a radiant, youthful complexion suitable for all ages. Sophia Chikovani, the brand’s founder, ensures makeup with tremendous staying power, promising high performance, and scientifically-backed formulations.

Committed to delivering makeup under real-life circumstances, Code8 is a brand to remember this Christmas season. Simply choose a handful of products to help your favourite person an effortless look!

Code 8 Beauty, Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette, pictured in Burnt Sienna
Code 8 Beauty, Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette, pictured in Velvet Crush
This Christmas, Code8 introduces award-winning products like ICONOCLAST; the first eyeshadow palette to employ revolutionary Knead Technology, a state-of-the-art cosmetic mixing method, to ensure long-lasting wear, dewy radiance and enhanced skin nourishment. There are 4 palettes available, so you will be sure to finds the perfect compliment to any skin-tone. Our favourite is Burnt Sienna. The 6-pan palettes each feature a primer coupled with an assortment of matt and shimmer shades, each of which can be used alone or layered together. These silky textures won’t fade and their buttery nature make blending shades together effortless. 
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Step up your highlighting game with the multi award-winning HD Highlight Palette. Its cutting-edge knead tech concocts skin nourishing ingredients, notably Macadamia Oil, that results in a long-lasting, glowing radiance. Offering a dual-shade configuration, it guarantees a warm, radiant finish on all skin tones.

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The 5Secs Express Lip & Cheek Crayons set a new standard for on-the-go beauty–a harmonious fusion of a hydrating and rejuvenating lip balm with the vibrant color payoff of a sheer lipstick. 

We love this 3-in-1 jumbo crayon for the lips, cheeks and eyes – the ultimate on-the-go essential. Infused with Shea Butter, choose from 3 different colours that can be applied efforlessly for an intensely hydrated, subtly tinted finish. Plus no need to sharpen! Simply twist the base to reveal more product.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

HOLLYWOOD EXAGGER-EYES & LIPS Gift Set, RRP £91

Allow Charlotte Tilbury to grace your Christmas with an extra touch of sophistication and glamour, and when you need that exaggerated glam that still looks elegantly flawless, then choose from the bestseller Exagger-Eyes range.

Charlotte Tilbury, CHARLOTTE’S EXAGGER-EYES BEAUTY SECRETS, RRP £50

For those who love eye-catching makeup, look no further than Charlotte Tilbury’s Exagger-Eyes Beauty Secrets gift set. This set includes a rose-gold eyeshadow palette and the dual-ended ‘Exagger-Eyes Liner Duo’ in contrasting black and nude shades. The rich, champagne and rose-gold hues can be enhanced or muted, accommodating both daytime subtlety and nighttime drama. 

Charlotte Tilbury, CHARLOTTE’S HOLLYWOOD EXAGGER-EYES LINER DUO, Black RRP £25

The versatile ‘Exagger-Eyes Liner Duo’ contours with light for an emphatic, star-like shine in your eyes. This smudge-proof, waterproof, and humidity-resistant liner promises an impressive 16-hour durability, ticking off all the boxes for a flawless holiday party look. 

LANCÔME

Who didn’t grow up with Lancôme mascaras?!

Amongst Lancôme Beauty’s spectacular Christmas line-up, their range of iconic mascaras not only promises a luxurious lash transformation but also stands as a testament to French elegance and style. Commencing at their lash bar, you can customize your mascara choice as per your liking. Catering to all lash types, they have formulations to accentuate volume, length, curl and colour intensity, enabling you to embrace either an au naturel appearance or a full-on dramatic look. Each mascara offers something unique, acting as an extension to one’s individual style and character. For the festive season, consider these opulent options as the perfect Christmas gift, for a loved one or for indulging and enhancing your own beauty routine.
Lancôme Cils Booster XL Lash Enhancer, RRP £28

The revolutionary Cils Booster line reigns supreme amongst lash enhancement and conditioning options. Its unique formulation acts as a fortifying base that creates a fuller look, giving your lashes a healthy, va-va-voom appearance that extends beyond the everyday.

Hypnôse Mascara is without a doubt Lancôme’s crown jewel of mascaras. Celebrated for its unique capacity to amplify volume, Hypnôse bends the arc of limitations, providing a look you simply can’t take your eyes off.

Monsieur Big Mascara brings you the lash style that truly has it all. It enhances each lash with stunning length and volume, delivering impressive size that remains impressive from morning dawn to night fall.

SCULPTED BY AIMEE

A Christmas gift from Sculpted by Aimee is a step towards a perfect glowing complexion, making it an exquisite treat for anyone looking to spread the festive cheer. At Sculpted, the focus has always been to elevate natural beauty through fresh and dewy skin.
Sculpted by Aimee, Radiance Full Face Palette, RRP £32

For makeup enthusiasts or anyone looking to bring a touch of glamour to their everyday look, the Sculpted by Aimee Radiance Full Face Palette is a must-have in their Christmas stocking. This palette brings the perfect blend of soft matte powders and silky creams; a combination that guarantees a radiant glow that would rival even the brightest of festive lights. It includes a medium matte bronzer, a sumptuous champagne cream highlight, a peach matte powder blush, a new warm matte brown shadow, a cream copper shimmer shadow, and the original pink cream tint. 

Sculpted by Aimee, My Mascara, RRP £19

To top it all off, Sculpted by Aimee offer an ultra-black, volume-boosting mascara, called MyMascara, that promises to define, lift, and lengthen lashes in one easy application, ensuring long-wearing and full coverage for every lash. 

Sculpted by Aimee, My Mascara, RRP £19

EMOLYNE

Discover the allure of Emolyne Cosmetics in your Christmas gift guide this festive season. With the recent ‘All Eyes on You’ launch, Emolyne introduces a luxurious collection ideal for gifting, featuring 5 mesmerizing crème shadows that promise to light up any holiday look. Elevate the art of eye makeup with the likes of ‘Benin Bronze’ and ‘High Atlas,’ shades that not only capture the essence of their namesake landscapes but also provide a weightless, creamy finish with high-impact sparkle. From the chic urbanite to the nature-loving adventurer, this London-based brand caters to every personality with its colour range, inspired by the rich diversity of African countries and cities. Beyond the glitz, the brand remains true to its roots with a core collection of 15 nude and 15 red shades, meticulously formulated to flatter all skin tones. For a Christmas gift that’s as unique and thoughtful as it is luxurious, Emolyne Cosmetics’ latest offerings are the quintessential choice for that special someone who deserves to shine.

MYLEE

Mylee Winter Carnival Collection, RRP £50.00

MYLEE has become every nail aficionado’s dream for at-home pampering. So it is without a doubt that they make it into our Christmas 2023 gifts guide!

We love the generous selection of products in the Winter Carnival Collection. The set is part-Advent Calendar, part-the-gift-that-keeps-on-giving. There are 12 days of gifts for you to unwrap! It features 2 brand new shades; Ice Rink, a pearlescent white and Helter Skelter, a vivacious red. A combination of gel pots, reflective gels, brushes and dazzling nail art that will last through the holidays and beyond for your at-home mani/pedi.

Available to purchase online at Mylee, worth £87.50, RRP £50

Mylee Fairground Quad, RRP £26.99

Our second pick for Christmas 2023 gifts is the festively fun The Fairground Quad set. There are 4 luscious shades to add to your Mylee collection! 

Take a whirl on the purple-toned off-white Merry-Go-Round,  followed by a cheeky turn in the deep purple Kissing Booth. Enjoy a sparkling sheer gold Sugar Rush, then sit down with the enchanting black holographic glitter Tarot Reader. Simply apply over the Mylee Base Coat or 5-in-1 Builder Gel, and finish with one of the Top Coats for a salon-quality gel mani that’ll last chip-free for up to 3 weeks! Plus, there’s no waiting for paint to dry – cure in seconds with an LED or UV Lamp.

Available to purchase online at Mylee, RRP £26.99

HUDA BEAUTY

Huda Beauty has captured our hearts year after year. It is needless to say that the gals at Hashtag Life are big big fans of Huda and Mona Kattan, who creates the KAYALI perfume range.

From the Huda Beauty make-up range there is just so much on offer. Any make-up look you want, Huda has got you sorted! The vast collection now includes everything from cult eyeshadow palettes, iconic lipsticks, fan-favourite foundations, bronzers, and smudge proof eyeliners. You are truly spoilt for choice. 

Pretty Grunge Palette, Huda Beauty, £62.00 at Hudabeauty.com

A limited edition, 18-well eyeshadow palette packed ultra-pigmented shades.

This smokey, cool-toned palette is full of wearable and versatile shades from matte nudes to multi-chromatic foils, a black eye gloss, and decadent sparkly blacks and silvers. These decadent shades add edge to define and shape the eyes while the innovative textures add contrast. 

KAYALI

KAYALI Eden Sparkling Lychee | 39, 100ml RRP £98.00

An ode to true playfulness, Sparkling Lychee 39 offers an enhanced and deeply unforgettable experience. Prepare to be tempted! Eden Sparkling Lychee| 39 Eau de Parfum is a radiant and cheerful fruity floral fragrance.

Kayali Eden Sparkling Lychee Eau de Parfum, available in 10ml, 50ml, 100ml from Hudabeauty.com

At first open with juicy, fizzing fruits, including tart blackcurrant, Italian lemon, red apple and – of course – lychee. Radiant floral notes make up the heart, with rose damascena, candied violet and sublime jasmine sambac, while base notes of amber, cedar, musk, vanilla and sandalwood create a warm, enticing trail.

Kayali Eden Sparkling Lychee Eau de Parfum is available in 10ml, 50ml, 100ml from Hudabeauty.com

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