It can be quite a daunting task to try and give a beauty-crazed girl a Christmas gift she’ll love because A. She probably has everything already and B. What if the color doesn’t work on her? Here’s a little secret from a beauty insider: There’s no such thing as too much in our book. Please don’t ask us to count how many red lipsticks we own—each one has a justification and yes, they are all different.
But whether or not the recipient is big on cosmetics or not, here’s a roundup of the best Holiday collections and who we suggest you gift it to. Of course, we would like to note that all of these are great gifts for yourself too! Merry Christmas and happy shopping!
1. Happy Skin x Disney collection—for the Disney girl at heart
But really, who are we kidding? Everybody has a favorite Disney girl. Whether she’s a stickler for the classic princess narrative or loves the modern go-getter princesses as of recent, you will not go wrong with the items in this collection.
Ladies who love matte lips will enjoy Elsa, Anna, Snow White, Rapunzel, and liquid matte variants like Cinderella and Ariel, while girls who prefer a bit more moisture will like the easily wearable Belle and Aurora shades. If she’s the trendy girl, try the cushion blush, the latest technology from Korea that gives a barely there glow and color.
2. Pink Sugar Sweet as Sugar Lipstick set, P499 – for your Secret Santa
If you don’t know what to get your office Secret Santa, these lipstick sets are fail-proof! Each box comes with a creamy and a matter lipstick, one more is for the girl who likes deep colors (Naked and Diva shades) while the other is for a bright lipstick kind of gal (Fancy and XOXO).
Don’t know exactly who might be wearing it? The beauty of this set is, it will work with any Filipina skin tone!
3. Estee Lauder – for the skincare junkie Mommy
Treat your mom to an award-winning product that the stylish set swears by! Skincare lovers will know exactly what that brown and gold packaging is, and they’ll be over the moon that you splurged on them.
For the woman who’s still working into the wee hours of the night, this bottle will be their best friend. Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum and Crème, P4,150 each, Rustan’s and Estee Lauder.
4. Banila Co.—for Ms. No Makeup-Makeup
Just a hint of lipstick, just a bit of foundation, and a bit of brow shaping is all she usually needs—Your “I woke up like this” girlfriend will love Banila Co.’s Wedding Essence moisturizer and essence set that will give her a natural glow even before she wears highlighter.
The moisturizer in particular is radiant as you look at the cream in the jar and after massaging it into your face, skin glows and looks extra healthy. Tried and tested!
5. Make Up For Ever—for the YouTube tutorial loving friend
She might not yet be a makeup artist just yet but the professional quality of these products will not be lost on her. Each Arty Collection holiday set features purse-sized products she can either bring when she travels or can be a foretaste of a brand she’s been lusting after.
Can’t fail with the Artistic Brush Set, P4,650 which contains four travel-sized brushes.