The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide | Makeup and Skincare!
By: Puteri Alisa
At last, it’s the holiday season! Even though Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, the immense excitement also poses the question: What gifts should you get?
Having to cater for loved ones to acquaintances isn’t an easy feat, especially if you’re short on time. Not to worry, because this holiday gift guide sums up some of our favourite products, tailored for your different needs!
A. BEAUTY LOVERS
1. Sephora Favourite Sets (RM150-290) – Sephora Malaysia
These curated hair, makeup and skincare sets from Sephora are perfect for travelling, and sampling products from the current hot brands. The travel sized products also mean one is more likely to use up the product despite already having a big collection.
It’s a steal; 15 eyeshadows in 3 different finishes (matte, metallic and satin), yet still near the RM100 mark! Eyeshadow lovers will still get use out of this palette because of the unique shades in it.
3. Zoeva Classic Eye Set (RM222) – Sephora Malaysia
Zoeva’s brushes have been compared to high-end brushes despite being a fraction of the cost, making it a worthy investment. This set contains eye brushes that will make eyeshadow application seamless, be it for day or night.
4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (RM298) – Sephora Malaysia
Yes, it is a splurge, but perfect for your loved ones this time of the year. The formula and gorgeous bronze packaging feels luxe and will definitely stand out in even the biggest makeup collection.
1. Fenty Gloss Bomb (RM90) – Sephora Malaysia
In our opinion, the true star of Fenty Beauty’s line has got to be this gloss. In a gorgeous colour that suits every skin tone, it gives lips a plump look without the sticky feeling of a typical gloss. Amazing for those no-makeup days!
Inspired by the Arabian desert landscape, this palette is absolutely stunning. Plenty of pops of colour, not to mention the unique duochromes that will amp up any eye look. There’s also a pressed red glitter for when you’re feeling ultra glam.
Milk Makeup’s innovative stick formula blends seamlessly into the skin, this being a silver base with a galactic violet sheen. It can also be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks so let your creative juices flow!
For a natural flush to the skin, this buildable cream blush ticks all our boxes. The coolest part is, the 4 shades are versatile and can be used in different ways, even for contour.
C. Skincare Comes First
With 2 full-sized products, this set is a definite bang for your buck. This contains their bestselling Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (an exfoliating face wash) and AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, ideal for achieving a smooth, dewy complexion.
2. Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit (RM110) – Sephora Malaysia
Containing generous samples of their most popular masks, this set is great for targeting different skin concerns or can even be split up to get stocking stuffers!
3. First Aid Beauty FAB Trilogy Kit (RM115) – Sephora Malaysia
This trio contains a full sized Facial Cleanser, travel sized Coconut Priming Moisturizer (my daily moisturizer) and Mango Butter Multi Stick. If you’ve been wanting to try this cruelty-free brand, this kit is for you.
4. Wunderbath Gift Sets (RM18.90-148.90)
Wunderbath’s holiday gift sets have everything from lip stains to bath bombs; affordably priced and made in Malaysia. Shopping local means you’ll get your gifts well in time for Christmas!
D. CHRISTMAS TIME!
If we were to describe this formula, it would be; creamy, blendable, long-wearing. Since it’s budget-friendly, you don’t have to think twice about getting these for an acquaintance or friend.
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What screams holiday season more than a bold, red lip? It’s not everyday you find one that would look good on all skin tones, so we highly recommend grabbing this limited edition liquid lip before it’s gone!
A holiday trio of travel-sized liquid lipsticks for all you matte lovers! Every occasion is covered with these rustic peach, chocolate and red shades. To save even more, you could even split this into 3 stocking stuffers.
While not everyone exfoliates, everyone should, which makes this is a more universal gift for any acquaintance. Coconut oil makes it less abrasive than most scrubs, while Moroccan Rose soothes the skin.
E. BUDGET BARBIE
A luxe yet affordable item! This spray boosts hydration and refreshes the face before makeup application, or even as a little pick-me-up throughout the day.
2. Colourpop Yes Please Palette (RM92) - Favful.store
We’re sure this gem needs no explanation, but it’s essentially a warm toned, sunset-inspired eyeshadow palette. Not to mention, it’s a dupe for the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette which costs a staggering $130!
This bronzer is a personal favourite and the one I reach for the most. The colour is ideal for my skin (light-medium with yellow undertones), it blends out amazingly, and smells like a tropical paradise.
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