Estée Lauder Professional Make-Up Artist Colour Collection

Every Christmas Lauder bring out a stonking make-up kit containing literally everything any woman, not to mention any professional, would need for a flawless maquillage.  It's a sort of paid-for-gift-with-purchase:  £50 when you buy any fragrance from the range (and everyone can find something to love in Estée Lauder's perfume portfolio). This year, it's all contained in a spiffy red briefcase.  There are gorgeous gold brushes.  There are fabulous lipglosses and eyeshadows (and some how-to charts to assist perfect application).  There's mascara, and pencils and (usefully) a make-up remover, so you can take right off and start all over again.

Which you'll definitely want to do.  So:  get thee to an Estée Lauder counter (for details, see below), or snap it up on-line.

And we apologise:  the Christmas gifts we feature on www.beautybible.com are things we'd really like ourselves.  So if you end up spending twice as much because you can't resist getting one for yourself, too - sorreeeee...  But it's our job.

UK readers find Estée Lauder Professional Make-Up Artist Colour Collection at www.boots.com/£50 with any fragrance purchase US readers find it at www.esteelauder.com/$58.50 with any fragrance purchase - buy here