Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Perfect Pampering Presents; from Luxurious Sets to Sweet Stocking Fillers, Whatever Your Budget and Whoever It's for, There's a Beauty Gift to Suit This Christmas. KATIE WRIGHT on 2016's Top Cosmetic and Skincare Treats

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Perfect Pampering Presents; from Luxurious Sets to Sweet Stocking Fillers, Whatever Your Budget and Whoever It's for, There's a Beauty Gift to Suit This Christmas. KATIE WRIGHT on 2016's Top Cosmetic and Skincare Treats

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IF THE massive surge in sales of beauty advent calendars has taught us anything, it's that we can't get enough of bath, body and make-up treats, even when they're in miniature form.

As such, a carefully chosen gift from your loved-one's favourite brand is guaranteed to be greeted by a gasp of glee come Christmas Day.

But how to choose from the vast array on offer? We've narrowed down the search to help you pick the perfect pressie...

BEST FOR YOUR BFF AFTER all those evenings spent getting glammed up together, you know the make-up your best mate loves most, and Christmas is the perfect excuse to treat her to an indulgent cosmetics collection.

Mascara mavens will covet the Lancome Hypnose Mascara Wardrobe Christmas Gift Set, PS23.50, Boots, a quartet of lash-enhancers to suit every mood (boots.com).

Lipstick lovers will adore the Marc Jacobs 'Up All Night' Petite Lip Creme Makeup Gift Set, PS34, John Lewis, a line-up of five pint-sized shades in a hot pink tasselled clutch bag (johnlewis.com).

And for the girl who's always on trend, the Charlotte Tilbury Film Noir Nights Lipstick & Eyeliner Set, PS35, has everything she needs to create this season's deep burgundy lip look (charlottetilbury.com).

BEST FOR TEENS YOUNGER teens will love Soap & Glory's Pink Pamper set, PS18, Boots, which comes with five skincare minis and a fashionable pyramid bag (boots.com).

Beauty vlog obsessives will go mad for the Tanya Burr Cosmetics 'Tanya Presents' Beauty Box, reduced to PS20 from PS50, Superdrug, which features a party-perfect edit of the YouTube sensation's make-up (superdrug.com).

Real make-up junkies will adore the limited-edition Benefit Gals Just Wanna Have Fun Complete Makeup Kit, PS29.50, Boots, the perfect introduction to some of the beloved brand's bestsellers. Worth PS42.10, it's excellent value as well (boots.com).

BEST FOR MUMS THERE are certain beauty brands that really make mums go 'ooh', and this year, three of those ooh-inducers have extra special gift sets on offer. …

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