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Celebrity Makeup Artist Nikki DeRoest’s Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrity Makeup Artist Nikki DeRoest’s Holiday Gift Guide

Unless you’ve been living under a [rose quartz] rock, you’ve come across Nikki DeRoest: Makeup Artist, Hairstylist & Beauty Insider to both red carpet & insta icons alike. You know, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Benny Drama & Behati Prinsloo, to name a few…

To celebrate a season of giving & receiving, we’ve tapped Nikki for the Best 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list… naughty, or nice.

For the Tastemaker

Perhaps she wouldn’t buy this for herself, which makes it the perfect gift for anyone hosting this season. According to Nikki, “This is such an amazing do-it-all pan, and something you never think to buy yourself. Whether you cook a lot or just want a good looking pan on your stovetop- it does the trick.” The cult classic ‘Always Pan’ is just as chic on your stove as it is functional, so it’s one less thing to put away at the end of the evening.

This candle by Costa Brazil is sure to impress any host – paired with the perfect table setting, artful holiday décor, & an open invitation throughout the holiday season to enjoy mulled wine & chat the latest tea. Nikki says, “For the person who has everything, this candle is sure to impress.  The packaging is chic and the scent is something everybody will love.”

 It’s true that you can never go wrong with a beautiful flower arrangement; especially when you choose a gift from UrbanStems for your next soiree. Nikki says,“[UrbanStems] is a thoughtful company with modern arrangements and quick delivery.”So even if you had to click ‘send’ last minute, whoever is receiving the brand’s elegant Vogue bouquet will never know.

For the Beauty Junkie

For the product and potion obsessed, this moisturizer from Allies of Skin is an absolute MUST. With peptides and antioxidants for anti-aging as well as skin renewal, this daily treatment is one of Nikki’s favorite secrets to share with both clients and friends through the holidays.

Who doesn’t love an easy to swipe on, goes-with-everything tinted lip balm? Nikki loves grabbing a bunch of these Bobbi Brown lip tints “for stocking stuffers, or to keep on hand for last minute gifts.” Simple, and well received.

Considered to be Nikki’s “favorite highlighting palette of all time”, the variety of glowy shades in her first-choice Dior work with every skin tone, so whoever is unwrapping this gift will be beaming. The traditional Dior stamp in each powder is the cherry on top of this ideal beauty gift.

For the Jetsetter

With travel opening up this season for much-anticipated vacations and spontaneous holidays with family and friends, it’s time to revisit our favorite in-flight essentials. Nikki shares, “I love cashmere, and this unique sweater is such a thoughtful and cozy gift for anyone on your list…I’ve personally been living in it this fall, and could wear it in any color… if you’re looking to get ME a gift!” Take it from the top of Nikki’s very own wish list – this sweater is a must-have.

This Reverence scented hand wash & balm duo from Aesop is the ultimate gift for all of the men in your life. #Selfcare is often not something the guys think to buy on their own, and the holidays are your opportunity to leave a * special touch * on his routine. Plus, Nikki hints “it bodes well with any house guests ;)”

Nothing is worse than a cringe-worthy hotel pillowcase during your travels. To make your vacation situation feel more like home, as well as benefit from its anti-aging, anti-bed head properties (hi, sign me up?) Nikki recommends a Slip silk pillowcase. She says, “I just got into silk pillowcases this year and everybody should sleep on one.  Perfect for anti-aging, and for your hair.  You’ll thank me later….” Trust that we will.


There you have it! A chic & simple Holiday Gift Guide for everyone on your list. As Nikki proposes in her thoughtful lineup, it’s a great time to share your favorite purchases of the season with your family & friends, and take the time to express your gratitude with a little something special you know they would love. For more of Nikki’s favorites in beauty and beyond, check out her blog at NikkiDeRoest.com or of course, her glam inspired insta @nikkideroest.

Happy Holidays! x

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