I find it so cute when someone sends me a message asking me what makeup they should get their sister, mom, or even girlfriend for Christmas. To all the boys out there with absolutely no clue what to do, here is a beauty Christmas wish list that your beauty junkie girl either already has or really, really wants.
These are some of the best and most raved about products in the world of beauty. Though these products are more on the high-end side, they would definitely make a special gift for a special person.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer ₱1,400.00
This is honestly one of the most raved about concealers around. Not only does it have amazing coverage and a supple, creamy texture, but it also leaves a reflective finish upon drying, which makes it especially great for really brightening up the eyes as well as for highlighting.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush ₱2,000.00
Not only does this blush pallet look luxurious with its rose gold casing and marble finish, but it is also known for applying very naturally to the skin, while giving that natural summer glow because of its luminosity. Not only is it very pretty to look at, but it is also very gorgeous when applied — which any girl will honestly love.
Urban Decay NAKED Ultimate Basics ₱3,800.00
I’ve bet you’ve all heard about the Naked pallets of Urban Decay — 1, 2, and 3. While all these pallets are beautiful, picking between the three can truly be a struggle. But times have changed! Urban Decay have recently launched their Naked Ultimate Basics pallet, which I can honestly say triumphs over all. The problem I personally had with all the Naked pallets in the past is that they had too many shimmer shades and not enough selections of matte. But this pallet consists exclusively of matte shadows, which I find to be a huge bonus.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit ₱1,399.00
Anastasia Is usually known best as the go-to brand for eyebrows, but unknown to some, they also have amazing contour products as well. This Pallet comes for skin complexions light, medium, and dark. So be prepared to pick the right shade for your girl!
ColourPop Matte liquid lipsticks ₱450.00
There is this whole craze now for matte liquid lipsticks. Especially with the release of Kylie Lip Kits, the rave has become even bigger. But what is a more affordable option? ColourPop! These lipsticks come in a bunch of different colors and a lot of beauty gurus swear by them. One great thing is you can even buy them in sets —a perfect choice for gift giving.
Laura Mercier gift set ₱2,500.00 – ₱3,700.00
If your girl loves skin care and pampering herself, you can never go wrong with Laura Mercier. The best thing about the holiday season is that many brands start selling gift sets that present really great bargains, and Laura Mercier is one fantastic option.
Beautyblender Blotterazzi ₱1,139.00
Pretty much every girl has a beauty blender. If your girl doesn’t, then by all means get her one. Her makeup application will never be the same again.
But what the Beautyblender company recently came out with is the Beauty Blotterazzi, a nifty and amazingly useful blotting sponge. So instead of having to keep buying blotting paper, you can just use this indefinitely and simply wash them at the end of the day.
Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush ₱1,000.00 – ₱1,700.00 per brush
Real Techniques are renowned for their brushes. However, what they recently came out with that made all our hearts explode are their Bold Metals Collection. Brushes that come in silver, gold, and rose gold. If you have a girl that loves rose gold, this is the perfect gift.
Most of these products are hard to find in the Philippines, but I’ll let you in on the secret stash where all makeup artists buy their products (which has been my private heaven for a long time): Make Up Pro. MUP sells all the types of exported makeup for a reasonable price in their stores. If you are looking for something and can’t find it anywhere else, you’ll most probably find it there. If you don’t have the time to go out and shop, try online shopping. I already found the best bargains for you for most of these products — just click on the picture and it will transport you to where you can buy them online.
Good luck and happy shopping!