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Zahra Khan on what to be excited for this Christmas

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‘Tis the season to make merry and indulge yourself with a little something special. But if you’ve been having a tough time navigating the flashy sales and impulse buys to find the gems that are worth your money, help is at hand. We got the industry’s top insiders to handpick the items that they are loving right now. Leveraging their position on the frontlines of all that’s new in the world of beauty and fashion, here’s what they are excited about this season.

As the former CEO of millennial-favourite content portal Hauterfly for over three years, it’s safe to say that Zahra Khan has seen more trends come and go than we have in a lifetime. If you’re looking to make the most of your holiday indulgences, we got the content dynamo to sort out the wheat from the chaff. Here are the beauty investments that are actually worth your money AND your time:

1. Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Re-Cover SPF30

I wear this daily under makeup, as a tinted moisturiser, colour corrector (I have mild rosacea and often get hormonal acne, and its active ingredient Centella Asiatica helps reduce both redness and inflammation), as well as a physical SPF. It’s a seriously cool multitasker! I never ever want to run out of this, so it will always be on my wish list!

2. NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette

This limited edition eyeshadow palette has everything I want in a palette!

3. Gucci Bloom Ambrosia Di Fiori

The original Gucci Bloom has been my favourite scent for about 2 years now. The new Ambrosia Di Fiori is a more intensified take on the original — what’s not to love about that?

4. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

I love these multi-tasking lip pencils from Nars. Beautiful shade range, great colour pay off, and I can use them on my lips, cheeks, and eyes for monotone days. They are great gifts to give any beauty lover.

5. Diptyque candles

Forever favourites!