Festive goodies: makeup that slays, a scentsational gift set, the Christmas heel you need, a gift that gives back and an advent calendar of discounts

RED CHRISTMAS Get set for a Slay Ride with the fabulous Patrick Starrr

Makeup queen Patrick Starrr’s fifth and final collection for M.A.C is also his fiercest and most festive. The range includes three made-for-all shades of lipstick ($42 each), Dazzleglass ($42), an eye palette ($82), pigment powder ($46), Mineralize Skinfinish ($80) and setting powder ($56), to get you Santa-picture-perfect.

JINGLE BALLS Kate Sylvester’s mid-height court shoe is our Christmas party pick

We can’t imagine a more chic Christmas heel than this little darling from Kate Sylvester. The Balloon Heel ($499) is the most festive of Kate’s tightly curated footwear collection. It’s also available in black, but despite (or perhaps because of) what our grandmother used to say about women who wear red shoes, this is the one we’ll be rolling out for this year’s party season.

RIGHT STUFF Karen Walker’s fragrance gift sets are scent from heaven

With notes of bergamot, pink pepper, peach and grapefruit, Karen Walker‘s B fragrance sounds as much like a summer cocktail as an eau de parfum. But those delicious fruity notes are layered with light florals like white rose and Sambac jasmine, plus deeper notes of Tonka bean, patchouli and praline. Paired with a punchy turquoise purse, it makes a perfect gift set ($145).

BETTER BE GOOD Rocking this Kathryn Wilson sweater will get you on Santa’s nice list

While Kate Sylvester is branching out into footwear, Kathryn Wilson is dipping into fashion, with a limited-edition hoodie ($150) inspired by her SS18 collection created in collaboration with Wellington brand Nope Sisters. Every sweater sold means a $50 donation to Kathryn’s charity partner RMHC NZ (Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for families of hospitalised children with long-term illnesses), with a goal of raising $5000. Available in-store now.

CALENDAR BOYS A Christmas countdown of discounts is on now at RJB Design

RJB Design is running an Instagram advent calendar of daily discounts. Just go in-store to find the daily number on one of the items featured in the daily picture, and you get 10 percent off the price of the product. Leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute is stressful, but this certainly makes a case for stringing it out.