With Christmas coming up, you’re probably looking out for the perfect gift for your beauty-obsessed friends and family members.
You can always go the route of restocking some of their favourite products, or you could choose a product from a newly released holiday range. But, if you’re wanting to get something a little more unique this Christmas, I’d recommend looking closer to home.
Recently, Australian brands have really been taking over in the beauty space, whether it’s makeup, skincare, sunscreen, or storage options. You might even find something to add to your own Christmas list!
I know, I know, it’s hardly unique, but you can’t bypass Frank Body when talking about Australian beauty brands.
Famous for their coffee scrubs, Frank Body creates beautiful hair, body and face products that are vegan, cruelty free, and all Australian made.
As someone who can’t stand the smell of coffee, I’d recommend their Summer Fling Mango Scrub – a hydrating salt and sand scrub that’s perfect to prep for self-tanner, or scrub off sunscreen.
Despite launching back in 2019, it was in 2023 that the globe became obsessed with Ultra Violette.
Ultra Violette is well and truly leading a new gen of Australian-made sunscreen, with products that not only provide protection for your skin, but also consider what else you may be wearing on your face, and are comfortable enough for daily wear.
My personal favourite is their Lean Screen Spf 50+ Mattifying Zinc Skinscreen, though they have plenty of options for all different skin types, as well as an SPF BFF Quiz so you can find the best choice for your friend that’s (rightfully) scared of the sun.
I came across Etoile Collective on TikTok just a few months ago, and I’m already obsessed!
Owned by Melbourne woman Michelle Hu, Etoile Collective focuses on what’s around your products, including storage options, travel cases, and mirrors.
Having already purchased one makeup bag with another on the way, I can attest to the fact that their products are incredibly high quality, made even better with fast shipping! You can even personalise some of their products, making for the perfect, thoughtful gift.
As far as cute packaging goes, you really can’t go past Naked Sundays.
Though the brand is based around their sunscreens, it’s their newer products which have really put them on the map.
The CabanaGlow SPF50 Mineral Glow Serum Drops are a dupe for the Drunk Elephant equivalent, and their SPF50 Glow + Go Lip Oils are absolutely stunning (and have a place on my Christmas list this year).
Lust Minerals is an Australian clean beauty brand specialising in high performance mineral makeup and clean skincare.
Whilst I’m a newbie when it comes to mineral makeup, I’ve been loving their Pro Finish Foundation and HD Setting Powder for a look that lasts all day, with either making for the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.