The Boots Beauty Showstopper Box 2022 launched on November 11, and sold out with speed. As in: we reloaded the page within 48 hours only to be greeted with a clear-as-day “out of stock” message. ~Sob~. It was to be expected: the Boots Beauty Showstopper Box sold out within 24 hours back in 2021 – so we’re not quite sure why we thought we’d be able to get our hands on the best beauty gift set of the season with such a relaxed attitude.
While there’s no shortage of cute gifts for teenage girls, sisters and best friends on the market this year, there’s nothing quite like gifting a loved one £330 worth (!) of premium makeup, skincare and haircare goodies for just £80. So, it’s a total yuletide joy that the highly-anticipated Boots Showstopper Box is officially back in stock.
The perfect Christmas gift for her, this year’s Beauty Showstopper Box is better than ever before, containing TikTik-trending products galore from brands like Fenty Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Kylie Cosmetics, Sol de Janeiro and a whole host of others. We told you the offering was premium.
By way of context, Boots has added more than 70 new beauty brands to its portfolio over the past two years (it is now home to over 500!) – so the Beauty Showstopper is a bit of a celebration of that. A culmination of the crème de la crème of Boots bestsellers in one beautifully-packaged Christmas gift, if you will. So. Good.
There are too many show-stopping (*sorry*) products inside this year’s Showstopper to possibly choose our favourites, but our beauty editors have spotted some cult classics that are worth calling out.
The Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream – loved by Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff – is a fast-absorbing body cream which promises to visibly tighten and smooth skin. It’s infused with caffeine-rich guarana which helps to stimulate circulation and keep skin feeling fresh and perky, and it has the dreamiest scent thanks to notes of salted caramel, pistachio and sandalwood that’ll transport you straight back to your most favourite holiday. We love how fast-absorbing it is – and the fact that it leaves a beauty shimmer on your legs, arms and stomach.
Elsewhere, the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in Egyptian Jasmine & Mandarin is well worth mentioning – one of the best hair masks around which boosts elasticity, moisture and hair strength in an instant. The award-winning, pre-shampoo, nutrient-rich formula helps to reduce the likelihood of breakage, leaving hair bouncy, silky, shiny and manageable without weighing hair down – and the new Jasmine and Mandarin scent will bring joy and happiness to your hair care routine.
Skincare junkies will adore the addition of Bobbi’s Browns Vitamin Enriched Face Base, which is usually £48.50 for a full-sized pot on its own. Enriched with Vitamins B, C and E, it’s a primer-come-moisturiser which preps your skin for perfect foundation application – without ever leaving it greasy.