LOOKFANTASTIC Christmas Gift Guide 2023

155 TAP-TO-SHOP GIFT IDEAS Gift good this season with festive beauty to make everyone feel fantastic

contents Discover the joy of Christmas with beauty gifts, party season inspiration and festive fun for everyone... LF Loves Season’s Giftings 7 That’s a Wrap Switch up your look with the new Beauty Works AERIS™ Multi-Styler. 8 Christmas Trinkets The novelty beauty ornaments to hang pride of place on your tree. 10 Advent Unwrapped Create flawlessly festive looks with your LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar. 20 All we want for Christmas The beauty buys that Team LF are hoping to see beneath the tree this year. 18 Father Thriftmas Welcome the New Year in sustainable style, with our eco-friendly gifting tips. 24 Gifts she’ll Love Find the perfect treat to make her Christmas morning. 30 Santa’s Guide to Savvy Shopping Discover the best beauty gifts for every budget. 38 Gifts he’ll Love For the man who is impossible to buy for, find inspiration in our handy gifting edit.

Party Starters Festive Favourites Wishlist Wonders 14 Deck the Tools Style like a pro this party season with our expert guide to the best beauty tools. 22 Makeup Masterclass Sparkle like the star you are with our expert tips and tricks. 44 A touch of Luxe Discover life’s little (and larger) luxuries with these extra special present picks. 50 Season’s Spritzings Add a splash of luxury to your wishlist with our festive fragrance gifts. 40 TikTok all the Way From liquid contour to moisture-rich heroes, here is what went viral in 2023. 47 Find your New Year Strand Saviour Take our haircare quiz to reveal the product that’ll see you into the New Year. 56 (Not so) Lonely this Christmas The sexperts reveal how to get the most out of your solo play. 58 Shine On Discover gloss-boosting strand saviours to leave locks ready to glow this season! 36 Winter Wonder-hands Discover our favourite gifts to pamper your hands and nails. 42 Peace on Earth Put self-care at the top of your list, with our simple guide to help you wind down. 52 Baby, it’s Cold Outside Weather-proof your complexion in time for the festivities. 54 Christmas in the Air Scent your living space with fragrances that really do ‘smell like Christmas’.


IT’S BEGINNING TO IT IT’S BEGINNING TO IT’ G TO IT’S B from our Beauty Team... A NOTE This Christmas, we’re inviting you to discover a world of beauty expertly curated for everyone. For those who dare to be bold, deserve some ‘me time’ or like to make an entrance, our 2023 gift guide is packed with over 100 beauty treats designed to surprise and delight. Whether you’re looking to build your wishlist, on the lookout for party makeup inspiration or searching for that little extra for under the tree, your festive journey starts here. Got a budget in mind? Discover our guide to savvy shopping with the best beauty gifts for every price point (page 30). Stuck on gift-spiration for the one who’s got it all? Make gift-giving a breeze with our gift edits for Her (page 24) and Him (page 38). See what our beauty team are hoping to unwrap beneath the tree this year (page 20) or find a signature scent that’s guaranteed to turn heads in our luxury fragrance edit (page 50). Find your new strand saviour by taking our festive haircare quiz (page 47) or get ahead of the curve with the beauty heroes that have taken over your TikTok FYP this year (page 40). Put self-care at the top of their wishlist and discover the hand and nailcare gifts that deserve top spot in everyone’s stocking (page 36). Treat the luxury beauty lover to something extra special (page 44) or get prepped for every festive soirée with our expert guide to the very best hair styling tools (page 14) - and much more! Discover the joy of Christmas with LOOKFANTASTIC... TEAM LETTER

BEAUTY WORKS AERIS™ Multi-Styler £220 Switch up your look with the new AERIS™ Multi-Styler, a high-power, multi-benefit device that not only supports healthier drying time, but also allows you to create a style for any occasion. Including six attachments – from the smoothing brush to the oval volumising brush – enjoy a frizz-free, bombshell blowout in a matter of minutes, leaving more time to enjoy your festive soirée. WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY That’s a wrap MOST WANTED

NARS Up All Night Mini Powermatte Lip Duo Encased in a festive bauble, pout it out this season with NARS Powermatte lip duo, featuring two bold berry colours. 2PCS / £33 SLIP Scrunchie Ornament Upgrade your hair tie game with this cutesy quad of anti-creasing, anti-breakage hair scrunchies, made with slipsilk. 4PCS / £25 JO MALONE LONDON Christmas Ornament Give the gift of scent this Christmas with this luxury Wood Sage & Sea Salt Hand Cream (9ml) and English Pear & Freesia Cologne (15ml) duo. 2PCS / £32 OLAPLEX No.3 Holiday Ornament Hair Perfector Strengthen and hydrate tired winter strands with the bestselling bond building technology by OLAPLEX. 50ML / £16 The novelty beauty ornaments to hang pride of place on your tree this year WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT Christmas TRINKETS WISHLIST

TANGLE TEEZER The Mini Ultimate Detangler Christmas Help detangle strands this winter with this handbag-friendly and wet hair-safe detangling brush. £10.50 MOROCCANOIL Treatment Original 15ml with Brumes Du Maroc 30ml Set Treat your giftee to moisturised hair and body with Brumes du Maroc Fragrance Mist and Moroccanoil Treatment. 2PCS / £12.85 FRESH Cleanse and Hydrate Skincare Set Hydrate dry, winter skin with this bestselling cleanser and moisturiser duo, which gently removes makeup and strengthens the skin’s barrier. 2PCS / £22 EYEKO Lash Alert and Skinny Christmas Duo It’s Christmas party season, which means it’s time to try the Eyeko mascara and liner for creating dancefloor-ready looks. 2PCS / £18 WISHLIST

Open the drawers of your LOOKFANTASTIC Advent Calendar and create these flawlessly festive looks WORDS JESS MAISEY unwrapped ADVENT FLOW-DRY FINISH Prep your party blow-dry by hydrating and reviving your locks with Color Wow Dream Clean Duo (30ml each /worth £10) and Coco and Eve Like a Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque (60ml /worth £14.99). Go with the flow and turn your everyday straight and sleek tresses into a salon-style finish with a soft bounce-boosting flick. LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ADVENT 2023

MERRY & BRIGHT Blush it up this season with an effortlessly warm, rosy glow using NUDESTIX Gel Colour Lip and Cheek Balm in ‘Posh’ (2.5g / worth £17.86). Embrace naturally radiant cheeks that will leave you blushing all Christmas long using NARS ‘Orgasm’ Blusher (1.2g / worth £6.88) for a soft pop of colour. 60S SPIRIT ‘Tis the season for a signature 60s-style steal. Forget falsies and embrace Twiggy’s trademark look with longer luscious lashes. We love MACStack Mascara Mega Brush (13ml / worth £26) and GRANDE Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum (2ml / worth £62) for the ultimate eye-conic volume. LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ADVENT 2023

LET IT GLOW Looking to achieve glass skin? Ciaté Dewy Skin Vitamin C Glass Glow Primer (10ml / worth £10) will enhance a healthy radiant glimmer and create a seamlessly smooth base. Get ahead this party season with the velvety ICONIC London Day to Slay Eyeshadow Palette (full size / worth £45), packed with glitter and shimmer shadows for endless makeup possibilities. LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 27PCS / £99 LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ADVENT 2023

Wrap. Curl. Cool. Automatically. Wave Secret Air Easy lasting soft waves Quickly and easily create long lasting soft waves. Hair is automatically drawn into the ceramic curl chamber where it is precisely heated to form a perfect wave every time.

Deck the TOOLS Become a pro this party season with our expert guide to the best beauty tools WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY FOR YOUR SILENT NIGHT OF SELF-CARE... Bring the salon home with Magnitone London GetLit® Tri-Colour LED Mask £75, using three LED settings to target dark spots, dullness, blemishes and fine lines. Emma Coleman, dermatology and aesthetic nurse practitioner, says: “As part of your skin prep before makeup, use GetLit® on the yellow mode to support natural circulation and boost radiance.” FOR YOUR BOXING DAY PAMPER... Have a self-care Christmas with FOREO Bear™ 2 Facial Toning Device £379, a high-performance device that uses microcurrent technology to sculpt and tone while minimising signs of ageing. Christopher Luckham, brand content and education supervisor at FOREO, says: “The festive hedonism is super fun, but can leave our skin looking puffy and dehydrated. BEAR™ 2 helps to reverse (some of) the party season side effects.” STYLING & TOOLS

FOR YOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE ENTRANCE... Stand out in the crowd with SILKE London’s Heatless Curler £42, creating big, bouncy curls while resisting heat damage. Crafted from 100% silk fibres. Christine Sotiriou, CEO and co-founder of SILKE London, says: “Take a section from the front, wrap once around and then add another section from the back. Pull the hair tight each time so the curler is secured close to your head.” FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY... The Mermade Hair Blow Dry Brush £69* combines the benefits of a hairdryer with the volumising power of a round brush, creating a bouncy mane that’s ready to take winter head on. Chanel Beck, hairstylist at Mermade Hair, says: “Ensure your hair is 80% dry. Smoothing out your roots, pulling upward for added volume. Once your roots are dry and voluminous, move on to the ends of your hair for a long-lasting, salon-quality blowout!” *Accessories sold separately onsite. STYLING & TOOLS

Highlight Dare to Divulge Chantal, campaign manager, says: “I hope I don’t have to wait too long to unbox this highlighter! It blends so naturally into the skin, accentuating the high points of my face with a radiant glow. It’s also great for creating a soft golden eye look.” Brow Fixer Abi, head of social, says: “What’s not to love about the bestselling Brow Fixer?! I’m so excited to countdown to Christmas with this brow gel – it keeps my arches in place from day to night without clumping.” Superdewy Liquid Blush Maria, junior partnerships manager, says: “As a sucker for a glowy base, I can’t wait to open this ultra-dewy blush! Liquid formulas are an essential to help brighten up my complexion, especially during the colder months.” Reloaded Provocative Chloe, campaign manager, says: “This palette captures the perfect blend of shimmer and matte shades all in one place. With these warm tones and buttery soft textures, I know it’s going to be a party staple!” THE COSMETIC countdown Our beauty team reveal their festive favourites from Makeup Revolution’s 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar £48 (worth £96.49) ADVERTORIAL

Father THRIFTMAS Welcome the New Year in sustainable style, with our eco-friendly gifting tips WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT FIILS The Coconut Hand Duo Cleanse and nourish your hands the sustainable way with this hand wash and body lotion duo, housed in two aluminium refillable bottles. Ming Yang, sustainability co-ordinator at THG, says: “Encourage circular economy by moving away from single-use packaging, and shifting society behaviour and mindset towards circularity.” 4PCS / £26 FACE HALO The Modern Makeup Remover Original Wipe away stubborn makeup and grime with these reusable makeup pads, crafted with HaloTech fibres to unclog pores, leaving the complexion squeaky clean. Ming says: “Reusable face cloths from cotton or bamboo are washable and can be used multiple times, reducing waste and preventing plastic pollution.” 3PCS / £18 SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY

GIORGIO ARMANI My Way Parfum Refill A romantic feminine spritz powered by a bouquet of bergamot, tuberose and cedarwood, in a refillable format to smell fragrant the eco-friendly way. Ming says: “Reduced packaging waste means less new packaging will need to be produced, eliminating unnecessary single use packaging to be put on the market.” 100ML / £110 UPCIRCLE Face Moisturiser This vegan and cruelty-free hydrating, lightweight moisturiser is enriched with argan, aloe vera and cocoa butter for soothing and brightening benefits, housed in 100% recycled packaging. Ming says: “Upcycling is the practice of repurposing ingredients that otherwise would be discarded into something of greater value.” 50ML / £20.99 WEDO/ PROFESSIONAL No Plastic Shampoo Bar The environmentally friendly alternative to a regular shampoo bottle, cleaning away any impurities and build-up while leaving locks nourished and shiny. Ming says: “By avoiding plastic packaging, we reduce plastic waste. If not recycled properly, plastics would eventually end up in landfills or in the ocean. 80G / £15.75 CHLOÉ Rose Naturelle Intense Eau de Parfum Refill A modern, fresh scent with woody floral notes of bergamot, neroli, organic rose and sandalwood, housed in a 100% recycled aluminium bottle Ming says: “Refill and reuse will reduce energy consumption and emissions generated associated with new product packaging creation.” 150ML / £129 SUSTAINABLE BEAUTY

WELEDA Skin Food Face Care Gift Set 2pcs / £25 All I want for Christmas is hydrated skin! This moisturising powerhouse, enriched with rosemary, chamomile and calendula works to keep weatherstressed skin at bay. Including Skin Food Original, a multipurpose formula to replenish dry skin on the face, elbows, hands and feet. ELEMIS Pro Collagen Gift of Rose Set 2pcs / £60 This cleansing balm and moisturiser set is guaranteed to revive my dull winter skin. The collagen-infused formulas make the perfect gift for rose-scented lovers who deserve some much-needed ‘me’ time, gracing complexions with the ultimate festive glow. MIMA DAVENPORT Beauty Intern SHEEVA FALLAHI Editor LOOKFANTASTIC LOVES The beauty buys that we’re hoping to see beneath the tree this year Christmas ALL WE WANT FOR

LOOKFANTASTIC LOVES GHD Duet Style 2-in-1 Hot Air Styler Christmas Gift Set 2pcs / £389 More time is top of my wishlist this year, which is why this set makes the perfect me-to-me present! The wet-to-dry styler and styling oil duo combines the benefits of a hairdryer and straightener in-one, helping to reduce styling time while creating smooth, sleek locks that last. EVE LOM Radiance Ritual Set 4pcs / £110 I look forward to cosy nights in every Christmas, so this gift set will be the perfect companion for my winter wind-down routine. The cleansing balm gently removes my makeup, while the radiance mask and serum helps leave my skin feeling ultra-hydrated. This is definitely a pamper essential! ROMA MAY Beauty Intern PENNY LAFFERTY Senior Beauty Writer

makeup masterclass THE PARTY PROS Sparkle like the star you are with our expert tips and tricks for your glowiest Christmas yet WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT BRIGHTEN UP Reignite your December glow with benefit Cheery Cheeks Hoola Bronzer, Blusher and Highlighter Palette £44.50, featuring 3 full-size formulas to flush, illuminate and contour your complexion. Pro Tip: “Start with a subtle application and build up the colour gradually until you achieve your desired effect. When applying Cheery Cheeks, swirl your brush in circular motions for a seamless finish, avoiding any harsh lines.” - Lauren Hogsden, digital content creator & national brow artist at benefit PREP, SET, GLOW Whatever your plans this party season, hold your look in place with Laura Mercier Translucent Setting powder £36.50, a loose formula that seamlessly sets makeup for up to 16 hours of flawless wear. Pro Tip: “This will lock in all of your cream products and give you a perfect canvas to add powdered colour products on top. It can also be used throughout the day or night to counter any additional shine.”- Jessica Kohn, lead artist & events manager at Laura Mercier EXPERT TIPS

MERRY M·A·C-MAS Create a bold festive look to turn heads with The M·A·C Merry MustHaves Kit £60. Featuring a lipstick in ‘Business Casual’, eyeshadow in ‘Mythology’, MACstack mascara, Fix+ Original and mini Hyper Real Serumizer. Pro Tip: “Lightly spray Fix+ to give your eyeshadow a more metallic appearance and prevent fall-down. Complete the look with a generous coating of MACstack for long and welldefined lashes.”- Sabina Gatej, M·A·C PRO Team Artist THE ALL NIGHTER BEFORE CHRISTMAS Keep your dancefloor face in place with Urban Decay All Nighter Double Dose Duo £52 featuring 2 full-sized setting sprays to lock-in your party makeup for up to 16 hours. Pro Tip: “Close your eyes and mist an X formation, followed by a T formation, across your complexion. Repeat this 3-4 times until your makeup is sealed. Now forget all about your skin and go have a great time!” - Beth Dolecki, national retail director at Urban Decay EXPERT TIPS

YSL Libre Eau de Parfum 50ml, Trial Size & Mini Lash Clash Luxe up their collection with a full-size and travel-sized YSL scent to spritz on the go – plus a mini Lash Clash Mascara! 3PCS / £98 CAUDALIE Vinoperfect Set Glow brighter than ever with Caudalie’s three-step skin-boosting routine, featuring a power-packed radiance serum, glycolic essence and illuminating moisturiser. 3PCS / £50 VERSACE Dylan Purple Eau de Parfum Give the gift of elegance with a signature fusion of fruits and vibrant florals, topped with notes of juicy pear, purple freesia and creamy cedarwood. 100ML / £99 TOO FACED Limited Edition Pillow Balm Warm and Spicy Lip Balm Set Prep your pout for the festivities with this Hangover Pillow Balm Trio, perfect for nourishing and volumising lips in an instant. 3PCS / £32 Find the perfect treat to make her Christmas morning: from fantastic fragrance sets to savvy skincare gifts WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY Gifts she’ll LOVE FOR HER

NUFACE Mini+ Starter Kit Lift, laugh, love with this ultimate pro-ageing device, featuring a quartet of toning treats to help sculpt your way to a firmer complexion. 4PCS / £244 VIRTUE Holiday Healthy Hair Revival Kit Awaken hair from its dull lull this Christmas and discover this rejuvenating haircare set from Virtue, designed to upgrade locks from root to tip. 2PCS / £93 CAROLINA HERRERA Good Girl Eau de Parfum 80ml Gift Set Infused with notes of almond, tuberose and tonka bean, celebrate spritzing season with this floral-amber fragrance trio. 3PCS / £112.50 THIS WORKS Sleep On It Set Wind down in style with this works’ sleep-supporting trio, starring three wellness sprays to help promote a silent night’s rest. 3PCS / £14 FOR HER

Santa BABY Find the perfect gift to make mum and baby’s first Christmas as calm as can be WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT MAMA MIO Bundle of Joy Gift Set A soothing set starring all the essentials for their (or your) mini me, this gift helps to make any new parent’s regime a breeze. The set features five gentle must-haves for calming, cleansing and nourishing your little one from top-to-toe. 5PCS / £30 BVLGARI Petits & Mamans Eau De Toilette 100ml Gift Set Housed inside an adorable wash bag, this luxury fragrance and lotion set is enriched with citrus notes of Sicilian orange and petitgrain, blended in a bouquet of rose, chamomile and sunflower. 2PCS / £74 MOTHER & BABY

MAMA MIO The Tummy Rub Butter Soothe yours or your giftee’s pregnancy bump with the award-winning Tummy Rub Butter, formulated with antioxidants and omegas 3, 6 and 9 to intensely nourish, soothe and protect skin as it stretches during pregnancy. 240ML / £24 SLIP Silk Sleep Mask in Pink Crafted from the highest grade 100% mulberry silk, complete in a calming shade of pastel pink, this premium sleep mask encourages a silent night this festive season and beyond. £50 LAURA MERCIER Almond Coconut Honey Bath A must for every mum or mum-to-be, take a break from party planning with this super-softening bath soak. Enriched with shea butter, oat proteins, sweet almond and vanilla extracts, this provides an indulgent moment of calm for the senses. 300G/ £45 BLOOM & BLOSSOM The Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Pillow Spray Elevate your little one’s nap routine with this themed pillow spray, made with 98% naturally derived ingredients, infused with a delicate scent of amber, mandarin, jasmine, and Sicilian lavender. 75ML/ £10 MOTHER & BABY

HAIR DOWN let your Give the gift of salon-worthy locks, as two expert hairstylists reveal how to use our favourite BaByliss styling tools ADVERTORIAL FOR FLAWLESS WAVES Paul Percival, global brand ambassador for BaByliss, says: “The first time you use the Wave Secret Air Hair Waver, set it to the lowest heat setting, then wave a section of hair and repeat on each heat setting. This will show you very quickly which heat is best for your hair.” Styling tip: “Remember – where you close the device on the section of hair is where the wave will start from. I like waves to start around eye level, so I clamp it there on each section.” FOR SLEEK & STRAIGHT Paul says: “Set the Super Styler Hair Straightener to a medium heat and first see how well this heat smoothens your hair. Reduce or increase the heat as needed – the ceramic plates are so effective, you don’t necessarily need one of the hotter settings.” Styling tip: “To maintain a poker-straight finish, don’t tie the hair back or tuck behind your ears until the hair is cool! For extra gloss, mist a shine spray onto a larger brush and smooth from roots to ends.” BABYLISS Super Styler Hair Straightener £125 BABYLISS Wave Secret Air Hair Waver £150

ADVERTORIAL FOR BUILDING BODY Syd Hayes, brand ambassador for BaByliss, says: “The 2300 Styler Dryer will give you the power and oomph that you need. Make sure you boost that volume with the right prep spray – hold your head over and ensure those roots are drying up, away from the head.” Styling tip: “I love a Velcro roller, and always inject a cold shot onto every roller to help speed up the time it takes the hair to set.” FOR BOUNCY BLOWOUTS Syd says: “The Air Style 1000 makes a blowout super easy for anyone to use at home – with no need to hold your hairbrush in one hand and dryer in the other! The Airstyler enables you to get maximum bounce with minimal effort.” Styling tip: “Make sure to first get your hair 60-70% dry using the dryer attachment. Then use the oval round brush lift, brushing up and away to create dramatic volume.” BABYLISS Air Style 1000 £75 BABYLISS 2300 Styler Dryer £90

SANTA’S GUIDE TO savvy shopping Under £200 From purse-friendly stocking fillers to luxury treats, discover the best beauty gifts for every budget WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY LANCÔME Advanced Génifique Serum 115ml Gift Set Banish dull, winter skin this festive season and treat them to this high-performance gift set by Lancôme, featuring the iconic Advanced Génifique Serum to help renew their complexion. 5PCS / £156 DRYBAR The Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush Make your locks the mane event this party season with Drybar’s blow-dry brush, combining the benefits of a hairdryer and volumising brush to create a salon-quality bouncy blowout from home. £125 BEAUTY ON A BUDGET

Under £100 MCM Eau de Parfum Find their forever fragrance with MCM’s iconic scent for all, powered by heady notes of raspberry, jasmine and sandalwood for a signature that always stands out in the crowd, presented in an adorable miniature backpack. 30ML / £55 BOBBI BROWN City Glamour Eyeshadow Palette Shine like the star you are with Bobbi Brown’s ultimate eyeshadow palette, featuring 12 pigment-rich matte and shimmer shades to make your eyes pop. This neutral palette can dress your look up or down! £55 BEAUTY ON A BUDGET

ERBORIAN CC Cream Packed with skin-loving ingredients, power up your winter look with this base-perfecting CC cream, designed to nourish, brighten and disguise the look of imperfections. 45ML / £41 DR PAWPAW Classic Beauty Gift Set Discover the power of PawPaw with this vegan, skin-softening trio, starring three iconic, multipurpose balms to cover all your beauty bases: from nourishing lips and cheeks to smoothing the look of fly-aways. 3PCS / £10.99 WELLA PROFESSIONALS Fusion Gift Set 250ml Duo Keep shining all December long with Wella’s shampoo and conditioner duo, working to cleanse, hydrate and illuminate all hair types with a blend of silk amino acids. 2PCS / £25 TWEEZERMAN Facial Razor Feel like a smooth operator this festive season with this dermablade facial razor, including 3 replacement blades, which swiftly and gently removes peach fuzz, exfoliates and tidies brows. 4PCS / £18 Under £50 Under £20 BEAUTY ON A BUDGET

find your FANTASTIC From under-the-tree delights to gifts for sharing around the table, countdown to Christmas with our 8-piece collection... 1/ LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR 2023 Discover 26 heroes across makeup, skin, hair and bodycare: from celestial-inspired cosmetics to the products that will elevate your ‘everything shower’, find your fantastic inside each drawer. £99 (WORTH OVER £565) 2/ LOOKFANTASTIC EXTRAORDINARY BEAUTY EDIT This 6-piece edit is the perfect present for beauty obsessives. Whether cream blush takes top spot or evening essentials are the Holy Grail, these discoveries go above and beyond. £60 (WORTH OVER £228) 3/ LOOKFANTASTIC CHRISTMAS EVE EDIT Indulge in this 10-piece edit of beauty necessities. Clarify your complexion with K-beauty skincare or try TikTok’s heatless curls trend with everything you need to see you into Christmas Day in style! £50 (WORTH OVER £190) LOOKFANTASTIC CHRISTMAS 2023 1 2 3

4/ LOOKFANTASTIC CHRISTMAS CRACKER Share the fantastic feeling with your loved ones to reveal 6 tempting treats. From hydrating haircare formulas to glow-giving cosmetics, let our fun-filled Christmas cracker be the talk of the table this year. £99 (WORTH OVER £565) 6/ LOOKFANTASTIC MASK COLLECTION Treat them to 12 days of masking with our nourishing collection of face and hand masks. From hydrating hyaluronic acid to brightening vitamin C, discover daily complexion-boosting benefits to prep you for party season. £35 (WORTH OVER £131) 7/ LOOKFANTASTIC CHRISTMAS PRESENT Spoil yourself or a loved one with the ultimate gift for beauty lovers, including 7 beauty editor-approved picks: from bestselling bodycare heroes to haircare designed for perfecting the ultimate blowdry. £50 (WORTH OVER £150) 8/ LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY CHEST Open the lid to 18 beauty bestsellers and hidden gems: from party-ready cosmetics to radiance renewing skincare serums, masks and creams, gift yourself or someone special this season. £120 (WORTH OVER £559) 5/ LOOKFANTASTIC GROOMING ADVENT CALENDAR 2023 Whether he’s a fitness fanatic or skincare starter, refresh his regime with this high-performance collection of 26 skin, body and haircare essentials. £80 (WORTH OVER £346) LOOKFANTASTIC CHRISTMAS 2023 7 4 5 8 6

Winter WONDER-HANDS From soft, supple hands to festive nail-spo, discover our favourite gifts to pamper your hands and nails WORDS ROMA MAY UNWRAP SOFTER SKIN Jessica Kohn, lead artist for Laura Mercier says: “Supporting nourished skin starts with the Twin Flames Hand Cream Duo £39. Enriched with skinloving ingredients, shea and cocoa butter, this hydrating cream leaves long-lasting moisture complete with a warm vanilla scent.” A MERRY MANICURE Amy Horwood, marketing executive at Margret Dabbs London says: “The Nourishing Nail and Cuticle Serum Christmas Cracker £13 encapsulates a vitamin-rich formula to prep and protect your nails for all winter occasions. Housed in a cracker, perfect for stocking stuffing!” HAND & NAILCARE

ON THE NICE LIST Sleigh your nails this Christmas with a step-by-step festive nail look using OPI Terribly Nice Collection 2pcs / £24.90 and OPI Holiday 2023 Treatment Power Duo Gift Set 2pcs / £32.90, demonstrated by beauty pro Nancy Holloway, founder of @thenicenailsclub... Step 1: Prep your set “Start by applying OPI Nail Envy Strengthener as a base coat. This adds an invisible veil of protection over your Step 3: Make your mani pop “Then grab a sponge and dab OPI Shaking my Sugarplums directly onto the surface, patting the product onto the nail to create an ombre nail effect. Repeat this step until the colour pops and blends seamlessly.” Step 2: Add some festive flavour “Once your base is set, paint two coats of OPI Rebel with a Clause making sure to cover the entire nail for a vibrant finish.” Step 4: Lock-in your look “Finish with the OPI Nature Strong Top Coat to keep your festive design in place, complete with the OPI Pro Spa Cuticle Oil so your Christmas claws last longer this party season!” Nancy Holloway @thenicenailsclub HAND & NAILCARE

VERSACE Eros for Men Eau de Toilette Introducing his new signature scent, featuring an ultra-fresh trail of mint and lemon zest to invigorate your senses with a cool, long-lasting finish. 100ML / £83 HERMÈS Terre d’Hermès Eau de Toilette Set Perfect for those picky partners, this gift set spotlights timeless woody scents enriched with cedar and flint to create a classic fragrance that suits everyone. 3PCS / £75 BABYLISS Super -X Metal Series 15 in 1 Magnetic Trimmer Discover effortless grooming for the ultimate at-home haircut, crafted with cordless power and adjustable heads. 15PCS / £120 BVLGARI Man In Black Juice Juice Christmas Set Indulge in BVLGARI’s luxury scents with this statement signature with sultry, oriental notes of ambery rum and vibrant spices. 2PCS / £106 For the man who is impossible to buy for, find inspiration in our handy gifting edit WORDS ROMA MAY Gifts he’ll LOVE FOR HIM

ESPA Fitness Collection Recharge and relax this winter with the ultimate wind-down ritual, formulated with skin-loving ingredients to help warm your body and leave skin silky-smooth. 3PCS / £72 BELOW THE BELT Grooming Ballers Duo Feel fresh all festive season long with Below the Belt’s duo gift set, designed with a gentle formula that encourages all-day comfort. 2PS / £13.95 L’OREAL PARIS Men Expert Look Lively AntiFatigue Duo Giftset Start his day with an energising boost with this face wash and moisturiser duo, to hydrate and invigorate his skin. 2PCS / £12.99 HUGO BOSS Bottled for Him Eau de Toilette 100ml Spray Gift Set This sensual scent encapsulates modern masculinity, inviting captivating aromas of rich sandalwood and apple notes. 3PCS / £81 FOR HIM

NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color Matte in Bondi Bae After earning Sophia Richie’s stamp of approval, TikTok went wild for this multipurpose, matte stick! Tthe lightweight, pigment-packed formula can be applied to eyes, cheeks and lips. 7G / £30 REVOLUTION PRO Cream Face Wand Trio in Light Liquid formulas are on the rise, so it’s no surprise this trio made its way into TikTok’s hall of fame! Starring a cream contour, blush and highlight, this threepiece set is designed to flush, sculpt and illuminate your complexion. 3PCS / £18 TikTok ALL THE WAY From liquid contour to moisture-rich heroes, meet the ones that went viral in 2023 WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT TRENDING BEAUTY

WELEDA Skin Food Enriched with organic sunflower seed oil and chamomile extract, this trending all-purpose cream is hailed by celebrities and beauty editors alike. Perfect for dry skin, it nourishes and soothes to promote your most comfortable skin to date. 75ML / £14.95 MAYBELLINE Sky High Mascara It’s the viral mascara on everyone’s wishlist – and you can bet it’s on ours too! With an exclusive flex tower wand, the innovative formula lifts lashes to extreme lengths, encouraging a striking, fuller-looking flutter in just a few strokes. 7.2ML / £11.99 CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick Black Honey A phenomenon among TikTok fanatics, this certainly made us scroll twice. The balm-like formula delivers transparent pigment that works with the natural tone of your lips, creating a bespoke shade that complements all skin tones. 1.9G / £24 RODIAL Banana Low Lighter A star of the minimalist makeup trend, this has become a natural beauty musthave. The creamy, blendable formula promotes a fresh-faced complexion, minimising the appearance of dark circles for an instant brightening boost. 5.5ML / £38 TRENDING BEAUTY

INDULGE IN SOME ‘ME TIME’ Soak the day away by adding a little luxury into your evening bath time regime. Drop a few capfuls of ESPA’s Soothing Bath and Body Oil 100ml / £36 into running water, enriched with myrrh, rose geranium and frankincense to calm both skin and senses. CREATE A SCENT HAVEN The perfect addition to your NEOM Pod, Perfect Peace Essential Oil Blend 10ml / £22 unfurls a sense-soothing blanket of pine, myrrh and lime across your living space to promote an air of comfort and positivity, as you settle down for a silent night. Peace ON EARTH Put self-care at the top of your gift list, with our simple guide to helping you wind down from the festivities WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY BEAUTY & WELLNESS

WIND DOWN IN STYLE Envelop your skin in softness overnight with the Bondi Sands Sweet Dreams Moisturiser 50ml / £10.99, a rich, velvety formula that deeply nourishes, replenishes and hydrates for up to 72-hours - infused with algae extracts to calm and comfort. HAVE AN ‘EVERYTHING’ SHOWER Double your time spent in the shower by elevating your bathing experience with new pamper essentials. Sanctuary Spa Signature Natural Oils Salt Scrub 650g / £18 is designed to gently buff away dead cells to reveal radiant, silky-soft skin. DISCOVER WINTER SKIN WONDERS Keep dry skin at bay with a complexionquenching day moisturiser. Revolution Pro Miracle Cream 50ml / £10 helps to transform stressed, tired-looking skin, thanks to a brightening boost of vitamin C and camelina oil, alongside shea butter and hydrating hyaluronic acid. WAKE TO WELLNESS Combat the effects of weather-stressed strands with Hairburst Vitamins for Healthy Hair 60pcs / £27.50, featuring a blend of minerals and nutrients to help support healthy hair growth and strengthening benefits your tresses will thank you for. BEAUTY & WELLNESS

ELEMIS The Ultimate Pro-Collagen Gift Bring the skin spa experience to them with ELEMIS’s rejuvenating complexion collection, starring five Pro-Collagen skin-loving essentials for plump, radiant results. 5PCS / £235 CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ Luminizing Face Enhancer in Delicate Pink This soft-focus highlighter compact puts luxury beauty at the top of your wishlist, powered by light-directing technology to bestow a natural-looking, luminous glow. £75 LUXE Discover life’s little (and larger) luxuries this gifting season with our favourite extra special present picks WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY A touch of LUXURY BEAUTY

JO MALONE LONDON English Pear & Freesia Collection Make their living space ready for the festivities with this luxury fragrance set, unfurling delicate notes of pear, freesia and patchouli to upgrade any home’s ambience. 3PCS / £103 GHD Platinum+ and Helios Limited Edition Hair Straightener and Dryer Style to premium perfection with ghd’s iconic duo, featuring the Platinum+ straightener and Helios hairdryer in a limited-edition regal shade of jade. 2PCS / £418 LUXURY BEAUTY

TRINITY+ STARTER KIT £385 What is it? “This smart device uses low-level electrical current to tone and contour down to the facial muscles. The result is a lifted appearance, as well as a reduction of the fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface.” Expert tip: “For even more dramatic results, use the exclusive Boost button for 25% more microcurrent for a mega-sculpted jawline or cheekbone definition.” EFFECTIVE LIP & EYE ATTACHMENT £135 What is it? “Using dual wands, this FDA-Cleared interchangeable, magnetic attachment delivers gentle microcurrent to the delicate skin, tightening skin around the eyes and mouth, de-puffing undereye and lifting brows.” Expert tip: “Use the exclusive Boost button to target treatment areas for added oomph.” LED RED LIGHT WRINKLE REDUCER ATTACHMENT £135 What is it? “Combining red, amber, and infrared LEDs to help smoothen fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin radiance.” Expert tip: “Simply apply onto clean, dry skin on targeted areas for three minutes (like under eyes, forehead, or nasolabial folds) and hold until the built-in timer beep sounds.” Amazing face Treat yourself to a pamper night as Emma Nowakowski, AVP global education & client experience at NuFACE, shares her skin-sculpting secrets ADVERTORIAL

Last-minute party plans? Style your hair into shape in record time with this blow-dry spray, encouraging faster drying for easy, effortless styles. Rejuvenate winter strands with this deeply nourishing treatment to restore shine, strength and softness in 60 seconds! Smoothen your way into the New Year with this versatile brush, suitable for use on wet and dry hair to encourage shinier, knot-free strands. Get the party started with this root-raising thickening spray, designed to turn up the volume with intense lifting power. KMS ThermaShape Quick Blow Dry 200ml / £18.80 Goldwell Dualsenses BondPro+ 60Sec Treatment 200ml/ £17.55 Tangle Teezer The Ultimate Detangler Brush £14 Tigi Bed Head Queen For A Day Volume Thickening Spray for Fine Hair 311ml/ £15.90 A. Long, tousled locks B. A classic, sleek up-do C. Voluminous curls with shape and definition D. A big, bouncy blowout What’s your go-to party season hairstyle? A. Long-winded styling routines B. Detangling and frizz C. Damage and breakage D. Lack of thickness and fine hair What is your primary hair concern during winter? A. I swear by my heat styling tools B. I use as little product as possible C. Natural curls or waves are my go-to D. The more volume, the better! How do you typically style your hair? A. Jennifer Aniston – layers are the way to my heart! B. Victoria Beckham – I like to keep it classic C. Beyoncé – I want my hair to make a statement D. Jennifer Lopez – full-bodied and fabulous is my main goal Who is your celebrity hair icon? MOSTLY A MOSTLY C MOSTLY D MOSTLY B FESTIVE QUIZ Take our haircare quiz to reveal the product that’ll see you into the New Year with hair that speaks volumes... strand saviour FIND YOUR NEW YEAR

TRAVEL BRUSH SET & MAKEUP POUCH Perfect for a Christmas abroad, this travel brush set is shaped and designed to be multi-purpose, including everything you need – from face to eye application. Natasha’s pro tip: “These vegan brushes are made with the latest fibre technology, offering the highest quality and durability.” 4PCS / £135 makeup MERRY Elevate your look for soirée season with Natasha Denona, as she shares her pro makeup tips... ADVERTORIAL

HY-GLAM CONCEALER Enriched with self-setting powers, this concealer stays in place all night long. Use on its own to enhance your natural glow or apply under powder to create the perfect radiant base. Natasha’s pro tip: “The Hy-Glam concealer works well for a no-makeup makeup look instead of foundation.” 7G / £32 I NEED A NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE Elevate your festive glam with this party-ready palette, offering essential shades to suit every occasion. From warm, champagne hues to metallic shimmers, create the perfect look and dazzle wherever you go. Natasha’s pro tip: “When using metallic formulas in this palette, use what’s left on your finger to spread upwards to your brow bone for a high-shine ‘foiled’ effect!” £64 HY-GEN PRIMER SERUM When makeup meets skincare, this hybrid primer-serum is designed with all skin types in mind. Formulated to control sebum production and leave skin feeling nourished and looking glowing. Natasha’s pro tip: “This serum is a winter essential, shielding dehydrated skin from these colder seasons!” 20ML / £43 ADVERTORIAL

Spritzings SEASON’S From party-ready scents to warming winter aromas, add a splash of luxury to your wishlist with our festive fragrance gifts WORDS ROMA MAY GIVENCHY L’Interdit Eau de Parfum Rouge Introducing the fragrance to turn heads this party season. Starring illuminating top notes of blood orange and red spice, intertwined with the gentle aromas of orange blossom and jasmine. 50ML/ £88.50 VALENTINO Born in Roma Donna Intense Eau de Parfum for Her Combining femininity with a modern twist and enriched with vanilla bourbon and jasmine, this sweet aroma dances sensually on the skin, leaving an unforgettable scent trail. 2PCSL/ £92 FRAGRANCE GIFTS

EILISH BY BILLIE EILISH Eau de Parfum This warming composition infuses delicate fruity notes with rich woods and spices, creating a sweet but sensual scent that can be spritzed for every occasion. 50ML / £39 ELIE SAAB Elixir Eau de Parfum Spray Gift Set Enriched with top notes of mandarin, before settling into an amber accord, this fragrance is perfect for a winter evening. 2PCS / £70 BURBERRY Goddess Eau de Parfum Gift Set Encapsulating ambery and warm vanilla notes, complete with a matching body lotion, this fragrance duo provides a long-lasting scent to delight and nourish the skin. 2PCS/ £98 YVES SAINT LAURENT MYSLF Eau de Parfum Invite individuality to your scent selection with star notes of radiant orange blossom, wrapped in earthy, woody aromas to leave an unforgettable fragrance that lingers on the skin. 100ML/ £95 FRAGRANCE GIFTS

BABY, it’s cold outside Weather-proof your complexion in time for the festivities with our hydrating face and body heroes WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT FOR DRYNESS AND SENSITIVITY The Ordinary Glycolipid Cream Cleanser Ideal for sensitive skin, this non-foaming cream cleanser gently melts makeup and impurities away. Enriched with a plantderived glycolipid cleansing agent to cool, soothe and leave the complexion merry and bright. 150ML / £11.10 FOR SOOTHING RELIEF Elizabeth Arden The Super Eight Eight Hour 3-Piece Set Give yourself a much-needed burst of hydration with the Intensive Moisturising Hand Treatment, Lip Protectant Stick, and bestselling Eight Hour Skin Protectant, which can be used all over face, body - and even cuticles and heels! 3PCS / £35 FACE & BODY GIFTS

FOR ROUGH, UNEVEN TEXTURE AMELIORATE Transforming Body Lotion Illuminating Glow Formula Infused with lactic acid, sweet almond oil and the brand’s LaH6 skin hydrating complex to help gently exfoliate while leaving skin feeling smooth. The lotion promotes surface cell renewal to help minimise dry and bumpy skin texture. 200ML / £24 FOR DRY, CHAPPED LIPS LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm - Gummy Bear A nourishing, high-shine balm which deeply hydrates dry lips. Enriched with murumuru and shea butter for intense hydration, and a subtle tint for a kissunder-the-mistletoe pout. 10G / £17.50 FOR PLUMPING HYDRATION Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Acid Serum A facial serum, which helps smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an instantly plumped, radiant complexion. The lightweight formula absorbs quickly into the skin, while hyaluronic acid boosts hydration. 30ML / £59 FOR DARK SPOTS AND FINE LINES BIOEFFECT EGF Classic Duo This skincare set stars the bestselling EGF Serum, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines while hydrating the complexion, plus a cooling eye gel-serum and refill, powered by hyaluronic acid and Icelandic water for rejuvenating, de-puffing benefits. 3PCS / £189 FACE & BODY GIFTS

in the air CHRISTMAS Scent your living space with the festive fragrances that really do ‘smell like Christmas’... WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY FOR LOVE UNDER THE MISTLETOE Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Fragrance Sticks Prep your space for a sensual soirée with this energising reed diffuser, starring an ayurvedic blend of sweet almond and Indian rose oils for a deep, harmonious haven to let romantic sparks fly. 250ML / £34.90 FOR SPARKING CHRISTMAS CHEER ESPA Restorative Candle Enriched with an energising essential oil blend of bergamot, jasmine and sweet orange, uplift your senses with this aromatherapeutic candle, designed to inspire an optimistic ambience for all your festive gatherings. 70G / £20 HOME FRAGRANCE

FOR EVOKING WANDERLUST VOYA Oh So Scented Luxury Room Spray Coconut and Jasmine Dreaming of summer in the winter? Transport your senses to sunnier climes with this luxurious room spray, infused with the tropical scents of coconut, orange and jasmine. 100ML / £28 FOR A COSY CHRISTMAS EVE NEOM Organics Candle Cosy Nights Blending sandalwood, frankincense and nutmeg essential oils, this wonderful winter fragrance mimics the scent of a crackling wood fire on a chilly December eve. 185G / £37 FOR HOME COMFORTS Glasshouse Fragrances Gingerbread House Candle Reminiscent of the scent of freshlybaked gingerbread, this decadent, gourmand candle is any sweet tooth’s dream, revealing notes of sweet caramel, orange and cinnamon for a rich, inviting ambience. 380G / £45 FOR JOY TO THE WORLD Maison Margiela Replica Candle Trio Set Designed to replicate all the feel-good sensations of your happiest memories, this festive candle trio by Maison Margiela works to boost, brighten and enchant your living space. 3PCS / £72.92 HOME FRAGRANCE

FOR MAKING YOU STAR OF THE SHOW 3/ VUSH Gloss Bullet Vibrator £35 teaches you to connect with your own pleasure this festive season. Sarah Dowse, sexologist at VUSH, says: “Try reframing being single as a waiting period between relationships to an exciting time to date yourself.” FOR PLEASURE ALL THE WAY 1/ LELO Ida Wave £179 is a doublepowered, dual-motored vibrator. Kate Moyle, psychosexual therapist at LELO, says: “Partners come and go, but we first owe it to ourselves to explore our inner workings, aim to satisfy our desires, and, most importantly, love ourselves.” FOR TOE-JINGLING ORGASMS 4/ So Divine Irreplaceable Clitoral Suction Stimulator £45 knows exactly where to find your erogenous zones. Melissa Quick, pleasure expert at So Divine, says: “Experimenting and learning what brings us pleasure can boost our self-awareness and body-confidence!” FOR REIGNITING THE FLAME 2/ Smile Makers The Whisperer £34.95 is the perfect toy to reintroduce solo sex. Samantha Marshall, head of pleasure at Smile Makers, says: “The Whisperer was designed by mums, for mums. Its super soft silicone makes the return to solo sex quiet, gentle and calm.” CHRISTMAS (Not so) lonely this Beat the single blues this winter, as the sexperts reveal how to get the most out of your solo play WORDS PENNY LAFFERTY SEXUAL WELLNESS 1 2 3 4

THE WOW FACTOR Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Shine like tinsel with this blow-dry spray, a heat-activated, anti-humidity formula designed to create a waterproof veil, preventing fly-aways and repelling moisture for a mirror-like finish. 200ML / £27 Shine ON Discover gloss-boosting strand saviours to leave locks ready to glow this party season – and beyond! WORDS MIMA DAVENPORT PARTY-READY HAIR

THE CURLY GLOW Bouclème Revive 5 Hair Oil Discover glossy, bouncy curls with this conditioning hair oil, working to defend strands against damage caused by UV and heat, while replenishing vital moisture. It’s also topped with essential vitamins and minerals to help prevent fallout! 100ML / £31 THE RADIANCE REVIVAL Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Original Hair Oil A multi-benefit, gloss-boosting oil that acts as a primer, finisher or strand refresher, this nourishing hair oil helps to smoothen the appearance of split ends while illuminating dull-looking lengths. 100ML / £45.80 PARTY-READY HAIR

Q: WHAT IS YOUR HANDBAG PARTY ESSENTIAL? Editorial BEAUTY WRITER Jess Maisey SENIOR BEAUTY WRITER Penny Lafferty EDITOR Sheeva Fallahi “The M.A.C Mini MACStack Mascara is destined to add drama to both my lashes and the dancefloor this season.” Commercial BEAUTY INTERN Roma May BEAUTY INTERN Mima Davenport COMMERCIAL MARKETING DIRECTOR Rachel Moss SENIOR PARTNERSHIP MANAGER Abigail Small Campaign CAMPAIGN MANAGER Claudia Ing “NARS Afterglow Lip Balm is a perfect party companion; the tinted formula hydrates & ensures your lips steal the festive spotlight!” CAMPAIGN EXECUTIVE Faye Glassey CREATIVE DIRECTOR Luke O’Neill Art PHOTOGRAPHERS Jonathan Beer Daniel Howarth Ginny Hughes PRODUCTION LEAD Charley Ellis PRODUCER Meg Branagan STYLISTS Cheri Harrison Alison Hammond Verity Buckley-Jones SUB EDITOR Zoë Hill RETOUCHERS Sam Dean Amy Asten Steph Taylor Karl Hughes Want to get in touch with the team? Email: firstname.lastname@thehutgroup.com For all advertising enquiries or creative solutions please contact: abigail.small18@thehutgroup.com Contributors PROJECT MANAGER Jasmine Orr CREATIVE ARTWORK TEAM LEADER Ellie Ford “My DHC Blotting Paper is a real handbag staple. I am always on the dancefloor so anything to help keep my makeup looking fresh is a must-have!”