Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Look comes together in one of our favorite beauty splurges of the year / Ph. Adam Whitehead
Now that you’ve taken care of everyone else on your list take time out to treat yourself. Each of these decadent last minute treats is guaranteed to nurture your inner beauty addict or add a touch of luxury to every day life.
In a perfect world you could wake up each morning and have Charlotte Tilbury (Art Partner) right there to help do your makeup, but unless you’re Kate Moss or Cara Delevingne that probably isn’t happening. Tilbury’s video beauty boxes offer the next best thing, a makeup set filled with goodies from her eponymous line and a step-by-step video wherein Tilbury shows you exactly how to create the look. If you’re feeling curious you can even check out a clip on Youtube of Charlotte at work.
HAIR by GUIDO PALAU & DAVID SIMS
This seminal hair-art tome is filled with images you have to see to believe. What Palau is able to do with hair is nothing short of jaw dropping and Sims’ futuristic photography style pushes the boundary between high fashion & science fiction. This is a must read for all lovers of fashion, creativity or good ol’ fashioned great photography.
Lippmann’s polishes already have a cult-following that includes everyone from Lara Stone to Sarah Jessica Parker, but she’s outdone herself with this jam packed set of 15 colors inspired by classic songs. With everything from the shimmering emerald of ‘Land of Make Believe’ to the glittery pop of Hey Jude, this music box is a keeper.
What better than history’s most legendary fashion editor to serve as muse for an ultra-chic line of fragrances? Our favorite, the audacious “Simply Marvelous” an over the top blend of jasmine and sandalwood inspired by this Vreeland bon mot, ” “You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived!”
Expect nothing less than the best from Gilbert’s wearable art hair pins, each one capable of being worked into a million up-dos and top knots. The simple gold pin is a minimalist classic, but Gilbert’s pearl and crystal embellished offerings are the ultimate in luxury.
Even the most commonplace activities become a treat when you give them a touch of glamour. Aesop’s keepsake box filled with hand care products puts a chic spin on basic grooming. When winter skin issues and grime are giving you the blues whip this out for a decadent pick me up.
Quality makeup brushes make all the difference and for an idea of just how much goes into each of these handmade brushes check out the NY Times’ insightful visit to the brand’s factory in Kumano, Japan. Articles aside, proof is in the pudding and these are possibly the softest and smoothest brushes in existence – well worth the splurge.