Beauty special: Perfect gifts and party saviours

In-a-rush solutions, must-have party make-up and presents you'll want to keep. Stephanie Smith gets festive at the beauty counters.

Soap & Glory It's In The Calendar: Filled with 24 days of soaprises (see what they did there?) featuring classic pampering favourites including Scrub of your Life, Hand Food, lip plumps, glosses, mascara, bath treats, balms and tweezers. All in handy sizes for out and about over the festive season. Add it all up and it would cost £54 but it's £40 at Boots.

These are the new and favourite skincare and make-up launches arriving on High Street counters and online sites. From face savers 
and body boosters to relaxing and pampering treats, plus gifts for all, here’s what we love this week…

Sophie Allport Bath & Body Collection: Known for her gently evocative designs and prints, Sophie Allport has launched a skincare toiletries collection created to smell heavenly, work beautifully and look gorgeous in your bathroom. There is a hand wash, £6, hand lotion, £6, and soap bar, £5, each available in three lovely fragrances: Hedgerow Berries, Neroli Lakes and Honey Spiced Lavender. Available at or on 01778 560256.

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil: With the festive season in mind, one of the brand's most loved shades, Red Berry, gets an injection of seasonal sparkle with fine pearls and golden reflections. Hazelnut oil and organic jojoba oil soothe and comfort lips with a lightweight, non-sticky formula. In a delicious berry flavour, annatto oil gives nourishing botanical benefits. It's £19 on the Clarins counters.
Le Marc Leopard Frost Lip Crème Lipstick: With metallic sheen and high-impact pigment, this distinctive lipstick range comes in five molten shimmering frost shades, each presented in a chic leopard-print case. It's not sheer or glittery, but gives a luxurious gilded look to the lips in an instant. It costs £25 and is available at Harvey Nichols in Leeds.
CoverFX Power Play Concealer: This delivers crease-proof coverage that lasts all day and is available in 30 shades, covering skin imperfections as it helps defend against pollution and environmental stressors, reduce the appearance of under eye circles and firm the eye area and diminish puffiness. It's £24,
Elemis Joyful Glow Candle : Perfect for infusing your boudoir with a festive atmosphere and a gorgeous aroma as you get ready for parties this Christmas, Elemis has created three aromatic candles: Rose Glow with delicate scents of English Rose and Rosa Damascena; Joyful Glow with sweet aromatics of Vanilla, Orange and Cinnamon, and Soothing Glow with the signature blend of Lavender, Eucalyptus and Geranium. Each costs £27.50 at and Elemist stockists.
Sisley Phyto Eye Twist : Another in-a-rush solution, this is an all-in-one eyeshadow and pencil and eyeliner with a jumbo tip that blends and glides to colour the eyelids, easily applying graphic looks or drawing a wide line. Enriched with plant-based active ingredients including green tea to protect the delicate skin of the eyelids. Its £32.50, in sultry new shades, on the Sisley counters.