Beauty Bible Loves

From the bestselling Beauty Bible team: our latest product finds and classic faves – because they're worth it!


The design of this is just adorable:  like a dolly-sized professional make-up artist’s box.  (The two quarters ‘swing out’ sideways, to reveal the luminous highlighter below.

The eight shades are brilliant spins on classic neutrals, with three shimmering shades to set the eyes sparklingly and flatteringly alight.  (Trust us:  the Christmas party is no place for a matte eye.  If you can’t glimmer under the mistletoe, where can you…?)  Think:  silver-y mauve, pearlised grey plum, light grey, medium grey-violet, a deep, dark, sexy brown-black, for smokin’ eyes – and more.)

The shimmer powder itself looks pretty when very, very lightly dusted over the décolletage with a big, fat, fluffy brush – if you don’t want to apply it to cheeks.

It’s limited edition, so be quick.  Because this is something that grown-up dolls and Bobbi fans everywhere are going to want to get their hands on.

‘Cos she’s done it AGAIN.

UK readers find Bobbi Brown Caviar & Oyster Palette at www.johnlewis.combuy here
US readers find it at$75 – buy here

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Cue theme from Jaws.

It’s coming.

Christmas is really coming.

Normally we’d still slightly be in denial, right now, but these crackers are so gorgeous we’re prepared to acknowledge that yes, the festive season is approaching.

And these are what we want to pull (as it were), at the Christmas dinner table.  Grab one end of Lancôme’s special Christmas crackers – and scramble on the floor (for ’twas ever thus) for a luxury sample of Visionnaire, Génifique, Hypnôse mascara, Absolu Rouge Lipstick, Juicy Tubes or Bi-Facil.  They come with a festive hat, and a beauty tip, which makes a nice change from a dreadful cracker joke.  (As for the chaps?  Oh, buy some cheap red crackers and mix-and-match;  they’re men and they’ll never notice the difference…)

We may just theme our table around these, meanwhile.  (Not difficult, with a red cracker, but they should look beautifully festive.)

So:  Santa, bring it on.

UK readers find Lancôme Christmas Crackers exclusively at Selfridges

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Just the cleverest and most fun thing we’ve seen in a long, long time.

Nails Inc. has come up with a bespoke option, where you can create your own bespoke nail polish package.  It’s the perfect present for a girlfriend – so glam and gorgeous – or for you (because you are you-know-what!)

The how-to couldn’t be simpler.  Simply log on to and follow the simple instructions.  (We like simple – or rather, Sarah does because she’s much less tech-savvy than Jo.)

1.  Drag the cap from six options – from bling through to subtle to studs (yes, like a dog collar), and drag over to the bit that says DRAG HERE (see what we mean about simple?)  We chose the grey crystal cap.  Just that bit more understated.

2.  Pick your colour from the palette of gorgeous shades – including sparkly nail ‘jewellery’ – and Beauty Bible‘s favourite, of course, was pink (it’s called Walton Place).

3.  Create your own label for the base of the polish.  You get two lines, so we called it:

Beauty Bible
Loves Pink

4.  Then accessorise your gift box with two of the stickers provided…  For instance:  I love you, Yummy Mummy, Fashionista, Mwah.  Hmmm…  Ah, we have it!  Princess up in the top right-hand corner, and With Love, bottom left.

All that for Princess-ly sum of twenty quid!

UK readers find it at$20 – click here
US readers can find the Nails Inc. range at over 50 branches of Sephora and on-line here (although the Couture service isn’t available yet)

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