EZ Beauty: 11 Holiday Gift Picks

Here, perfect presents for all the beauties on your list – and while you’re at it, don’t forget to gift yourself!


Sugar Lip Beauty Box

For the lip lover on your list, this gift collection of six super nourishing lip treatments is a welcome anecdote for the dry winter months ahead.

Available at Sephora and Sephora.ca; $54



Burt’s Bees Travel Essentials

Handy for holiday getaways, these all natural products will keep you feeling more refreshed than stressed. Conveniently-sized and carry-on friendly, the canvas bag contains Milk & Honey Body Lotion (25g), Mini Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (8.5g), 10 Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract, Beeswax Lip Balm (4.25g) and Coconut & Pear Lip Balm (4.25g).

Available at Amazon.ca and Walmart.ca; $14.97

Makeup Magic

Give the gift of glam this holiday season with these beautiful limited edition products from Canadian beauty doyenne Lise Watier.

Duo Blush

This velvety powder duo blush uplifts and sculpts the cheeks for a natural light-infused healthy glow. $38


24K Glam Lipstick

Infused with 24K flakes of gold, this lipstick uses the skin’s pH level to intensify the natural colour of the lips and create a soft rosy shade. $25


Rouge Intense Suprême Lipsticks

It just takes one swipe for intense colour payoff. $27


Smokey Nudes 12-colour Eyeshadow Palette

With a creamy powder texture that is ultra-soft and long lasting, this collection’s luminous harmony of colours is everything you need in one place. $65


Havana Trio Highlighter

Liking sprinkling a little gold dust. Suitable for every complexion, three tones of highlighters illuminate and add a touch of radiance. Use individually, or blend all three together for a customized finish. $46

Lise Waltier products are available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, HBC and other retailers across Canada.


Rodial’s Snake Oxygenating & Cleansing Bubble Mask

Perfect for a post-party-pick-me-up, this deep cleansing, charcoal sheet mask enriched in O2 bubbles contains a youth boosting blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A & E.

Available at Murale; $78/8 sachets



Karen Dermo Cosmetic Moisturizing Lotion

Think of this stocking stuffer as superfood for the skin. From New Brunswick-based Blugenics Innovations, the all-in-one face, hand and body lotion is formulated with phytoplankton – microscopic algae plants that support ocean life and are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. While providing hydration for dry skin, it also helps with inflammation and problems such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

Available at Rexall and Shopper’s Drug Mart or online here /$39.99 (100 ml tube).



Shisedo Ever Bloom Eau de Toilette

This white floral fragrance has a subtle hint of musk, making it both fresh and flirty.

Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, HBC, Sephora and Nordstrom; $135


Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum

Five years in development, this powerful eye treatment is handmade in a monastery in the Czech Republic from an exotic blend of silk tree bark and other botanicals.

Available at Sephora.ca, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Nordstrom.ca;$220