The 2020 Luxury Beauty Gift Guide

Sunday, November 15, 2020

A few weeks ago I posted by Boots beauty gift guide and today we are focusing on the finer things in life - luxury beauty. I am here to prove luxury gifts don't have to cost a fortune, with several on my list costing under £20! I have decided to organise them by price into three ranges to make it easier for you to narrow down the gifts by budget. There's something for everyone here - from lipstick fans to skincare lovers.


First off we start with the Benefit ‘Makeup Shakeup’ set - at £13.50 this a perfect budget friendly introduction to luxury makeup, especially for someone who has never tried it before. The set includes three of Benefit’s best-selling products in miniature size, all encased in a festive cracker.

Luxury skincare brands have some great sets this year - these are always perfect to try out a new brand. The Rituals bath and body set includes three relaxing best-sellers including a shower foam, while NEOM’s ‘Sleepy vibes’ set includes a calming pillow mist. I’ve wanted to try Fresh products for a while, so this set including their cult favourite cleanser is on my list.

It isn’t a gift guide without a palette, so while you’ll see a few of these pop up in this post, my most affordable option is from Zoeva. Their palettes are cheaper than some but still amazing quality, so they really are the best of both worlds. This Radiance eyeshadow palette at £19 includes some gorgeous rose and golden tones.



My middle price bracket, between £20-£30 is easily where I found the most products and I think these are still all really great value.

Mini lipstick sets are always ideal for any lipstick lover. Becca’s set includes a nude and a red to take you from day to night, and Charlotte Tilbury’s includes three bestsellers, including cult classic Pillow Talk, and my own favourite lipstick, Very Victoria.

There’s a couple more items from Charlotte Tilbury’s holiday collection that I am obsessed with this year. Firstly, a limited edition matte revolution lipstick in the shade Super You with gorgeous bejewelled packaging. I recently purchased this lipstick as a treat for myself (review coming soon, promise!) and it’s such a lovely shade. The mini filmstar bronze and glow also stood out to me; having seen it in store I can say that it’s still a very adequate size but half the price cheaper than the original.

A few more makeup brands have some great gift sets in this range, including Laura Mercier’s eye kit, which offers an eyeshadow stick and mascara duo in order to create a classic glowing look. Huda Beauty’s Nude Obsessions set features an eyeshadow palette and matching mini liquid lipstick, in three different shade varieties to suit a range of skin tones and preferences. I also love Benefit’s £28.50 “BADgal to the bone” set; including two full sized products and one mini, it really is unbeatable value.

The Floral Street perfume crackers, including a 10ml fragrance for £24 are such a gorgeous gift. I recently received the Wonderland Peony scent for my birthday and it is beautiful, but all nine of their scents are available to best suit your recipient.

My final pick in this price bracket is the body souffle trio from Origins. I absolutely adore their packaging, it screams Christmas! I can only imagine how great these must smell and how beneficial and nourishing they would be. 


These are the real treats at £30 and beyond, for someone who you really want to spoil this Christmas!

Eyeshadow palettes were the first thing that came to mind when thinking of this price range. The Too Faced Born This Way palette is my favourite palette release of 2020 and includes sixteen gorgeous natural shades. Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Soft Glam is one of the best palettes I own and this year they have released a gorgeous miniature version that is bound to be at the top of every eyeshadow lover’s Christmas list.

MAC and NARS are two of my favourite high end makeup brands so it’s no surprise that they would feature somewhere here. I love this NARS lip balm set for a splash of colour. I don’t know about you, but mask wearing has made my lips so dry, I can’t imagine anything better than these! MAC’s Christmas collection is a winner every year and their firework inspired range this year does not disappoint. I especially love the highlighting kit, including an Extra Dimension Skinfinish highlighter in a gorgeous champagne shade with a brush to apply and a pouch to keep them in.

For all the skincare essentials they could ever need, look no further than Liz Earle’s set including five products, a sponge and cloth to apply them and a wash bag to keep them all in. It’s perfect for someone who loves to travel with a bit of luxury, having a handy kit to grab and go.

My final pick is a fair bit pricier than the rest, but it is the perfect luxury treat for the makeup fan in your life. Zoeva has to be one of the best makeup brush brands around, and their rose gold set includes everything you need, from contour to brows. They are more expensive than some, but they are going to last a long time and upgrade any makeup routine.

Are you dreaming of any luxury beauty products this year? I would love to hear what is on your wishlist!

EG x


  1. What an amazing gift guide, I love everything you've picked out and totally agree they'd make amazing gifts. Eyeshadow palettes can make a really special gift, especially the higher end ones with the nice packaging too. Great post xx

    Hannah |

    1. Thank you so much! Eyeshadow palettes are always one of my favourite gifts to receive x

  2. Replies
    1. It's such a fave of mine, smells so fab too! x

  3. So many goodies here. I've asked for a few luxury makeup pieces for Christmas this year as its been so long since I've had a treat like that!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. It's the perfect opportunity for a good treat, isn't it?! x

  4. Soo many wonderful and luxe christmas present ideas here, I forgot all about the how brands go all out for the festive and creative packaging at this time of year! I like how the CT sets aren't too pricey!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks