Gastronomy has officially gone glam. From fragrance to skincare to makeup and more, food-inspired beauty products are on trend – as are beauty-inspired food creations, like the delicious, easy recipes we fell in love with from Meredith Youngson’s Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness cookbook, released earlier this year.
We’ve put together a buffet of our favourite foodie beauty products ahead of the gifting season. After all, who wouldn’t want to smell like pistachio gelato?
Mini Popcorn Balls Eyeshadow Palette,
This limited-edition holiday palette by Too Faced is inspired by sweet and salty popcorn balls (it even smells like them). It includes eight multi-finish shades, from the burnt-orange “Butter Me Up” to the sparkly pink “Sticky & Sweet.”
Yum Pistachio Gelato Travel Kit,
This dessert-inspired fragrance, by Huda Beauty’s sister brand Kayali, is a sweet blend of pistachio, whipped cream, roasted hazelnut, sweet rum, marshmallow and cotton candy. This gift-able set includes a travel spray, atomizer, 50ml bottle and quilted case.
Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath,
Few things say “Christmas” like candy canes. This award-winning 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath is a seasonal release that’s moisturizing and gentle enough for everyday use, so you can smell like sweet peppermint all season long.
Organic Eggs Beauty Sponges,
Any makeup lover could always use more blending sponges. All of Beauty Bakerie’s products are inspired by baking ingredients, including this carton of six washable non-latex sponge ‘eggs’. Choose between three colour combinations.
Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Pore Detox Face Mask – Mint Chocolate Chip Edition,
This limited-edition, nondrying whipped-clay mask has charcoal that cleans pores, improves skin’s texture and fights shine. The mint green shade is a seasonal release, but the mask is one of Fenty Skin’s most popular products.
Super Tonics: 75 Adaptogen-Packed Recipes for Sleep, Beauty, and Wellness,
Meredith Youngson, the Canadian owner of Lake & Oak Tea Co., released a book this year filled with easy, healthy recipes designed to boost wellness, improve sleep, and beautify with adaptogen-packed ingredients.
Drybar Haircare Products,
Whatever your drink order – or hair type – Drybar has an alcohol-inspired hair product that will bring out its best. For example, the Gin Twist shampoo is made for curly hair, while the Blonde Ale formula brightens blonde manes.
Berry Christmas Gift Set,
Lush’s seasonal Berry Berry Christmas Shower Gel is made with blueberry and cranberry juices, while the Once Upon A Time Body Lotion features apple juice and organic jojoba oil. This gift set comes with both in a wrapped box.
Soulfood Nourishing Mask,
This conditioning mask is meant to be soul food for your hair: comforting, nourishing and indulgent. Jojoba seed oil provides hair with antioxidants and vitamins, while sea buckthorn brings elasticity-promoting omega 7.
Boba Milk Hydrating Face Mask,
Do you know someone who loves bubble tea? Almost definitely. This hydrating sheet mask from LA-based Smoko makes a great stocking stuffer, and it comes in two other scents (Orange and Peach).
Butter Lip Gloss Candy Swirl,
NYX Professional Makeup
NYX’s bestselling Butter Glosses are known for their non-sticky shine and buildable colour. They’ve gotten a holiday makeover with the introduction of new limited-edition shades, including this vibrant pink shade “Sprinkle.”
Honey Infused 3-Step Hydration Essentials Gift Set,
This holiday gift set from Gisou – an Amsterdam-based company founded by beekeeper Negin Mirsalehi – includes three of the brand’s moisturizing honey-infused hair products: a hair wash, conditioner and leave-in conditioner.
Ginger Biscuit Cologne,
Jo Malone London
Jo Malone London’s world-famous fragrances make a luxurious gift – particularly the new holiday release Ginger Biscuit Cologne, which combines warm notes of ginger, roasted hazelnut and just a hint of Tonka bean.