Yes, it's that time of the year to show your appreciation to your loved ones!
Always a headache for you to think of the presents to buy? BQ is here to save the day! We have found the best deals online for you so that you can spend less but yet buy a great gift for your special one! And because online deals are the best!
Isn't it too early to think of Christmas presents? No way, it's the perfect time cuz you need to factor in the shipping time! You don't want your gifts to arrive after Christmas right? :/
Alright, without further ado, let's check out the Top 5 best gifts for your loved one or besties who are beauty lovers, catering to different budgets!
Top 5 Best Gifts to Buy for A Beauty Lover:
1. Beauty Advent Calendars
The yearly Beauty Advent Calendars are so pretty nobody can resist them! Perfect for the occasion and they will be a great addition to the Beauty Lover's collection since most of them are Limited Editions!
If you aren’t familiar with what a Beauty Advent Calendar is, let’s give a quick rundown. Behind each door up until Christmas, we have placed a mix of deluxe sample size and full size products for you to try out and use (definitely lasts longer than the standard chocolate Advent Calendars that’s for sure!). We don’t want to give the beauty secret away, but the advent contains a mix from all your beauty essentials including: haircare, skincare, bodycare and makeup treats.
Yours for only £70, and worth over £300, it’s a great pre-Christmas gift or treat for you, and a nice way to discover new brands and products you may not have discovered before. Make sure you grab yours now as our 2015 Advent Calendar sold out in just 2 weeks! With bloggers and customers worldwide, including beauty vlogger Zoella praising last year’s design, pre-order now to see what beauty treasure awaits!
BQ: A surprise everyday from 1st Dec to Christmas, who wouldn't love this??! This is a super limited product so place your pre-order now in case it's sold out too fast! Shipping is free by the way!
Treat yourself or a friend to an early Christmas present with this 12 Day Advent Calendar. Open a new door every day and discover one of the bestsellers from The Vintage Cosmetic Company! Includes: - Dolly Bow Make-Up Headband- Pink Blending Sponge- Pink & Blue Hair Rollers- Silver Eyelash Curler- Pink Duo Pencil Sharpener - Nancy False Strip Lashes- Floral Slanted Tweezers - 2 Sectioning Clips- Smokey Eye Brush Set - Floral Nail Scissors- Powder Brush
BQ: The packaging and makeup tools are so cute! Perfect for your girly best friend! Free delivery to Singapore for orders above £60 so shop for other gifts as well here!
The countdown to the party season is on with Tanya's 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Calendar! Behind every door there’s an extra special limited edition treat so you can shimmer and sparkle on every occasion.
BQ: A cheaper alternative, you will find nail polishes, lip glosses and eyeshadows in this calendar. Free delivery to Singapore for orders above £60 so shop for other gifts as well here!
Why highlighters or blushes, you say? Well a highlighter or a blush is something that will add a beautiful finish to your makeup and one that looks so pretty in the pan that a Beauty Lover could never resist! There are so many types of highlighters/blushes a Beauty Lover will never have enough~
$50 - $100
A collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, the creator of the original Champagne Pop, this limited-edition face palette features five iconic shades to give you all the customized glow you want. Mix and match two Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighters, two shades of Mineral Blush and a pop of color with Luminous Blush to create endless layers of light and color.
BQ: THIS IS SO SO PRETTY!!! Cased in GOLD, and colours that will suit any skin tone, including the super popular Champagne Pop highlighter, NOBODY can resist it! A Must-Buy!
Create your perfect cheeks this delicate powder blush in a range of colors from soft and subtle to bold and poppy. An effortlessly buildable formula features micro-fine minerals and antioxidant vitamins to achieve a naturally flushed look for all skin types.
BQ: A more portable version of the Face Palette, this is great for travel! A pretty blush + highlighter is all a girl needs to look radiant and glowy!
A multi-color blusher that adds the brightness of vitality and a radiant skin tone to the cheeks to breathe in liveliness to your skin.
BQ: Your loved one will love you more if you gift them with this beautiful blush! The imprint of flowers is too pretty to resist and the colour is great to add a flush to the skin! Free shipping from Zalora!
Strobe like a pro with Benefit’s set of 3 mini highlighters. Dandelion shy beam matte highlighter puts the most natural-looking spotlight on you. High beam & sun beam enhance your best features with subtle sheen & shimmer.
BQ: If you are looking for something affordable or something cute, this is perfect! With the adorable Rilakkuma on the packaging, it will bring a smile to the person whenever they use it! Shipping is free for purchases above $29 in October.
3. MAKEUP TOOLS
A Beauty Lover can never have enough good makeup tools! The rose gold brush sets from Zoeva are perfect as gifts as almost every girl can't resist ROSE GOLD!
$100 & Above
ZOEVA Rose Golden Vol. 1 Complete Brush Set presents a multitude of chic yet professional makeup brushes, specially formulated to deliver powerfully stunning effects effortlessly.
Composed of fifteen sumptuously luxurious brushes and a devilishly indulgent chocolate brown makeup bag, Rose Golden Vol. 1 Complete Brush Set is a beauty junkie's dream and sure to become your next cosmetic obsession in your collection.
With each brush created using matte black handles, rose golden ferrules and luscious bristles, Rose Golden Vol. 1 Complete Brush Set offers gentle, precise application with a lightweight feel that will make you fall in love with your beauty regime.
BQ: Every brush that a girl needs in Rose Gold! Just buy it! Free shipping from Beauty Bay!
ZOEVA Rose Golden Vol. 2 Brush Set contains 8 luxurious face and eye brushes in a chic powder nude and rose gold design.
Treat your makeup regime like a princess with this chic and ultra-feminine brush set. Reviving every sleeping beauty with tones of powder nude and rose gold, Rose Golden Vol. 2 Brush Set is a modern day fairy tale for flawless makeup application every time.
Limited edition, Rose Golden Vol. 2 Brush Set is packaged in a stunning rose gold clutch with stylish nude handles and rose gold detailing and features a trio of essential face brushes and 5 eye brushes which are a must have addition to any beauty regime.
BQ: A set of essentials for the Beauty Lover! Comes with a rose gold pouch that's so pretty too! Free shipping from Beauty Bay.
A must-have set from beautyblender containing everything you need to be a self-certified professional.
Compiled of beautyblender's bestseller's, the Pro On The Go Kit provides you with all you need for your blending and cleansing needs. The set contains tools that have been created with a unique patented foam-like material that once damp works to evenly apply and distribute beauty products so you can achieve the best finish from your favourites.
BQ: The Beautyblender is a great makeup tool to add to a Beauty Lover's collection! Even if they already have one, the sponge will need to be replaced after a period of usage so a new one will always be welcomed! Free shipping from Beauty Bay.
This full face set and sleek clutch will glam up your makeup routine. Transform your look with this collector's edition deluxe gift set.
BQ: Real Techniques brushes are affordable and of good quality! You can get them at cheaper prices at iHerb, with shipping free for purchases above S$56.
4. LIPSTICKS/LIP TINTS
If you are not sure if your friend wears foundation, eyeshadows etc, lipsticks and lip tints are the way to go! Even if you do not wear a lot of makeup, just apply a lipstick or lip tint and it will bring colour to your face and make you look brighter. Anyway, this is a guide for a Beauty Lover so any respectable Beauty Lover will not be able to resist a new lipstick /lip tint so get one now! Pay attention to the type of colours that your friend usually wears: pinkish, reddish or dark or just get the most popular colour in the lip collection and you won't go wrong!
In 2016, your Make Up Accessories dress themselves in a black & white case with an iconic code:
- Interplays of leather textures and distinctive sharpness are the new trends.
- Be ready to experience Givenchy Le Make Up Essentials with this sophisticated and elegant set!
BQ: A classic red lipstick + A mascara, this is a bad-ass makeup set perfect for the holiday! Free delivery to Singapore for orders above £60 so shop for other gifts as well here!
Perfect your pout with Stila's Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick Set in 'Sparkle All Night', a collection of five liquid lipsticks and complimentary Glitterati Lip Top Coat. Each creamy-matte lipstick glides effortlessly across the lips, delivering full coverage colour with a long-wearing finish that stays put for up to six hours.
Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil, the weightless formula intensely nourishes and hydrates lips whilst delivering a shock of colour that won't bleed or transfer. Equipped with a doe foot applicator, lips are left silky, supple and saturated in moisture.
BQ: A pack of 6 very wearable yet pigmented colours, your friend will have all the colours she need to complete her makeup look! Free shipping from LookFantastic. Use this coupon code to save 15%, for a limited time only!
BQ: Get the popular Two Tone Lip Bar from Laneige at cheaper prices than retail at Althea! Create an ombre lip with just one swipe! Free shipping from Althea with purchases above $29 in October.
BQ: IOPE's version of the ombre lipstick is a softer and more moisturising one. The packaging also looks more classy with the gold against dark blue! Free shipping from Althea with purchases above $29 in October.
I'm Lip Tint gives a natural finish like lip tint, gorgeous shine like lip gloss, and vivid pigmentation like lipstick. Infused with premium herb extracts and Manuka honey extract to keep lips nourished and moisturized. Its advanced color-sealing technology allows the color last for up to 12 hours.
BQ: These Lip Tints from MEMEBOX are very pigmented and the colours are gorgeous! Pick a soft peachy/pinkish colour for your friend if she likes the natural look or a dark vampy/burgundy colour for the friend who loves bold colours! Free shipping from Hermo with purchases above $49.
Sweetbox on Qoo10
BQ: These wine lip tints are the latest Korean craze! The colours are super pretty and the packaging comes in the form of a mini wine bottle, how cute is that?! There are many sellers on Qoo10 selling this product, do choose the bigger stores to be safe! Shipping is $2.00 for this seller.
5. BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTS
This is unexpected right? Well, buying skincare is difficult as many people's skin conditions are different. Beauty supplements will be a great addition to a Beauty Lover's arsenal of skincare products!
[22nd Oct EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH] Kinohimitsu Marine Collagen Powder 5000mg (2 MTHS SUPPLY + FREE GIFT) - With Collagen Type 1 and 3 - Skin Beauty and Joint Health S$68.00
BQ: The latest collagen powder by a big brand! Gift it to your friends for anti aging now! Shipping is free.
[15% OFF] HEALTHY SNACK] BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen 2 pack x 10 Strips x 15g ★No. 1 Brand in SG★ COLLAGEN ★BEAUTY ROUND THE CLOCK★ S$72.00
Brand's estore on Qoo10
Introducing Unique RubySignature™ Formula Unlike normal collagen, RubySignature™ formula is created with a unique and precious blend of ingredients derived from natural sources. It contains micro-collagen and one of mother nature’s most powerful antioxidants, astaxanthin (micro-algae extract). Scientifically proven, its anti-oxidant power is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, 800 times more powerful than CoQ10 and 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E.
Collagen is necessary to support the skin’s structural foundation to improve firmness and elasticity for youthful and supple skin. Astaxanthin serves as the perfect complement by acting as a natural shield against the collagen-depleting procedure. In containing both micro-collagen and astaxanthin, RubySignature™ formula defies the ageing process by performing a vital triple-action of supplying collagen, protecting against collagen degradation and delivering collagen effectively to skin cells. Designed to complement your topical skincare routine, in 6 weeks experience skin rejuvenating power with BRAND’S® InnerShine®RubyCollagen Essence Strip*.
BQ: A collagen jelly strip is so convenient and delicious to snack on at the same time! This is sold by Brand's official e-store on Qoo10 so there's no worries on the authenticity. Shipping is $5, free if you purchase above $120.
[SATO HAKUBI] White C 180 Tablets / 360 Tablets / C Gel *SPECIAL PROMOTION* *Free Hakubi Drinks* Skin Brightening n whitening from within/ Safe/ Effective/ EXP C360 Feb18 /DRINK MAY17 /C180 May17 S$66.90
Sentoheal on Qoo10
BQ: Sentoheal imports many Japanese products directly from Japan at a cheaper price than retail! You would have seen these SATO supplements selling at Watsons at a much higher price. There are also other supplements by SATO, Hakubi B Tablets, Collagen Tablets, Q10 Drinks etc. Sentoheal also carries Fancl, DHC, Meiji beauty supplements.
If you are not comfortable purchasing from Qoo10, you can definitely purchase beauty supplements from the Watsons estore. They carry beauty supplements from most of the major brands such as DHC, KINOHIMITSU, AFC, NEW MOON, BRAND'S, IMEDEEN, MEIJI etc! Delivery is free with min. order of $80.
All prices are accurate as at 22 October 2016.
BQ hopes that this list gives you some ideas what to buy for your loved ones and that they will love the gifts! Also check out our shopping guide to K-Beauty products here!