20 indulgent beauty products that are worth the splurge this party season


20 indulgent beauty products that are worth the splurge this party season

‘Tis the season to max out your credit card

By Trisha Chawla  December 20th, 2019

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 

This skincare device combines LED light therapy with tiny pulsations and sheet masks. You are bound to reconsider your next facial appointment.
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 

This all-in-one hair styler tops our Christmas wish list. Its multiple attachments (vacuum-powered curlers, blowout brushes and a mini blowdryer) will serve all your styling needs without using extreme heat.
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 

When the ‘Mother’ of make-up creates an eyeshadow palette, you know it’s going to be worth every penny. Literally.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette, INR 10,450
Take masking to a whole new level with a shot of LED light therapy. Try the red light to boost collagen production, or switch to blue to banish acne-causing bacteria. Great skin and an even better Instagram selfie come guaranteed.
Dr Dennis Gross Spectralite FaceWare Pro, INR 38,000 
The glossy crimson soles on a pair of Louboutin shoes draw max attention to your feet. Now, imagine what the same hue can do for your pout.
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 

Inside the lush white and gold jar comes an equally luxurious baby pink creme that’s loaded with rose extract, hyaluronic acid and shea butter to hydrate skin during the cold winter months. The non-sticky texture and mild floral scent make it a serious win-win.
Dior Prestige La Crème, INR 11,30018
Try Cotton Poplin when you need something sweet and soft, Bohemia for when you’re sipping on mulled wine and Tree House for a mist of freshness.
Byredo La Sélection Bois, INR 8,400
What’s better than having one Chanel fragrance? Having two, of course. This gift set comes with a full-size version of the classic No5, and a lipstick-sized mini for your party clutch. It is the season to be greedy—go on, we won’t judge.
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