Stock up on a bounty of holiday makeup buys guaranteed to help you get glamorous. Selections like Stila's snowflake-inspired palette packed with a bonus waterproof mascara and M.A.C's Making Pretty collection of compacts, powders and lipsticks (available December 13) capture the season's retro beauty spirit.
On her: Pink Tartan blouse with double collar ($275).
Stila Snow Angel colour palette ($39, Sephora)
Philosophy Snow Angel shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath ($29 with Snow Angel body lotion, Shoppers Drug Mart)
Essie nail polish in Where's My Chauffeur blue, and Beyond Cozy silver ($9.99 each, Shoppers Drug Mart) Birks double-faced mirror with scattered crystals ($85)
M.A.C Making Pretty Sheer Mystery powder ($78), Iridescent powder ($78) and lipstick in Runaway Red ($33.50)
NARS Andy Warhol holiday collection Silver Factory gift set including Trio eyeshadow, matte lipstick, blush, long-wear eyeliner and cosmetic brushes ($215, The Bay).
Philips nine-in-one grooming kit ($49.99, Newegg.ca)
Kilian fragrance discovery set ($220, Holt Renfrew)
Pure + Simple Beauty Emergency Kit with Holistic Vanity rosewater cleanser, rosehip skin tonic, hyaluronic lotion and sea buckthorn berry oil ($139)
Grooming on the go
Baxter and Porter travel kit ($150, Jacob & Sebastian)
Body Blitz membership
An over-the-top holiday like the one we're prescribing in this luxe gift guide can be downright exhausting, so set some of that big budget aside for a year of Zen'd out recovery soaking in the therapeutic waters at Body Blitz. An annual membership not only gives you access to the pool circuit, but also includes discounts on treatments and products as well as complimentary guest passes. Sorry, fellas, this big beauty buy is just for the ladies. $1,400. 471 Adelaide West and 497 King East, 416-364-0400, bodyblitzspa.com.
For store information, see our BUZZ Gift Guide Retailer Index.
Additional photography by David Hawe
Makeup and hair by Claudine Baltazar using Climate Control Finishing Spray for TRESemmé Hair Care/Benefit Cosmetics/Plutino Group
Fashion assistant: Stefania Yarhi
Models: Angela at Ford Models and Stephen at B&M Models