20 indulgent beauty products that are worth the splurge this party season
‘Tis the season to max out your credit card
With gifting season just around the corner, you’ll be tempted to buy your loved one (or yourself) a really indulgent gift because…well, why not? Don’t hold back, from tech savvy tools to gold flake-laden fragrances, we scoured for beauty products that are worth the splurge.
Like a syrupy, drippy holiday dessert, this perfume is dominated by notes of candied cherries balanced by fresh tobacco. It’s heady like every other Tom Ford fragrance, but in the best way possible.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry, INR 20,0002
The formula for this best-selling foundation has remained unchanged for 15 years, and that says a lot. It’s feather light and gives skin a radiant glow, all without being greasy. Kim Kardashian West swears by it, why shouldn’t you?
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, INR 3,800
The cool constellation of colours and textures lets you create festive looks with an astronomical impact. Plus, we’re suckers for the holographic packaging.
Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Palette, INR 5,5256
Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device, INR 22,5001
Packed with rosehip oil, sea buckthorn berry, amaranth and omega 7 fatty acids, this all-natural blend is everything you need to plump up tired skin. You’ll love the botanical aroma of rose, geranium and neroli that lingers behind after you pat it in.
Purearth Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil, INR 8,200
Nothing will light up your home (and mood) better than this red-wicked candle. The minimal ceramic bowl makes for a great centrepiece, while the airy May rose scent sweeps over the room like an explosion of petals.
Louis Vuitton Les Parfums L’Air du Jardin Scented Candle, INR 50,000
Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler, INR 42,900
It’s that time of the year when everything deserves a smattering of glitter. So why exclude your perfume? This unique blend of bergamot, rose, cinnamon and warm vanilla is loaded with enough 24-karat gold flakes to put a bride’s jewellery to shame.
Roja Parfums Haute Luxe Pure Perfume, INR 2,44,600
Even if you’re not a long-term La Mer loyalist, expect to be charmed by the silky texture of this algae-based serum. If that’s not enough, the light bulb-like glow it bestows will surely win you over.
La Mer The Concentrate, INR 35,000
It’s not every day that you get to customise your lipstick case. Pick from 25 gorgeous, demi-matte shades, then choose from 12 monochrome leather cases to house the colour. Now, you’ll want to touch up your lipstick in public.
Guerlain Rouge G Matte Lipstick with case, INR 4,700
Countdown to Christmas with this beauty advent calendar that houses 24 of the brand’s most luxurious creams, shower gels and fragrances. Our advice? Open it all in one day for double the fun. We won’t tell Santa, we promise.
L’Occitane Luxury Holiday Advent Calendar, INR 4,150
You know that pleasant petrichor on a warm summer day? New York-based luxury perfumer Le Labo captures it perfectly with this crisp mix of juniper berry, ambrox, musk and patchouli. It sparks joy, and there’s no better time to feel it than now.
Le Labo Baie 19, INR 19,800/ 100ml EDP
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette, INR 10,450
Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro, INR 38,000
Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Diva, INR 6,450
This spiffy hair styler looks like any other straightener, but instead of giving you poker straight locks, the U-shaped barrel helps achieve tight curls or loose waves depending on the angle in which you use it. It also crash cools hair to ensure long-lasting results.
GHD Oracle Curler, INR 12,600
Dior Prestige La Crème, INR 11,30018
Byredo La Sélection Bois, INR 8,400
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Gift Set, INR 11,805
Amp up your beauty sleep with this unassuming U-shaped pillow. It cradles the contours of your face and neck, while the smooth satin-finish minimises the impressions etched into the skin from sleeping on your side.
Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear™ Age Delay Pillow, INR 5,000
Featured photograph: Errikos Andreou