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Holiday beauty buys with the prettiest packaging

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Nov 09, 2020 3:04 pm Updated Nov 10, 2020 2:46 pm

You know that the festive season is really here when holiday sets and goodies are being launched left and right. In the beauty world, 'tis the season for beauty gifts galore in the most festive designs!

If you're following your favorite beauty brands, you may have noticed they're already in full-blown holiday mode with skincare and makeup wrapped in the most fun and festive packaging.

As the year-end comes, it's time to finalize your "want" and "to give" lists. So, go ahead and shop for some stocking stuffers for your family, friends, and fine, for yourself.

Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics is known for its quality products that come in the prettiest packaging. This year, they're bringing the "Spirit of Kiss-mas" to life with their Holiday Gift Sets! Benefit's beauty sets not only save you time shopping for individual items, but also save you money. Available in 7 sets and 1 beauty advent calendar, the prices of their gift sets starts at ₱1,460 (valued at ₱2,650), and can go up to ₱4,310 (valued at ₱7,880). 

Benefit Cosmetics is available in stores and in Lazada

Benefit Cosmetics' Holiday Gift Sets

The Body Shop

The Body Shop is one of those cosmetic brands that are both nostalgic and modern (remember their iconic Lip & Cheek Stain?). And no matter what occasion, you can find a gift set for your liking.

This holiday season, find gift boxes for your skincare junkie friend, body-loving sister, makeup addict BFF in pastel shades with cute snow and pine tree patterns. Among the holiday scent lineup is the iconic Warm Vanilla, as well as two new ones: Winter Jasmine and Festive Berry—instant holiday cheer, indeed.

Also, they're giving a buy 1 get 1 promo on their Holiday Limited Edition Bath and Body treats, which is valid until December 25, 2020!

The Body Shop is available on their website and in Lazada.

The Body Shop's Special Edition Body Care

BYS Cosmetics

Oh for the love of makeup and Park Seo Joon! Beauty and K-drama addicts unite, because BYS Cosmetics just released their PSJ x BYS Merch Kit in time for the holidays! This kit was curated by PSJ himself and has everything you need—glow mist for a midday pick-me-up, a lip and cheek stain for a natural flush, an eyeshadow palette for when you want something extra, and more! The kit is 6,999 and comes with a box of PSJ Merch & Goodies that includes a calendar, a photobook, a Simba Plushie (OMG!), and 4 photo cards.

BYS Cosmetics is available on the Amorfia website

PSJ x BYS Merch Kit

Kiehl’s

Your favotite Kiehl's products but in cuter versions! This holiday season, Kiehl's gives you their bestsellers in Maite Franchini Limited Edition designs. The collection includes an array of individual products as well as limited edition gift sets, including classics like Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Cream, and Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner.

Kiehl's Gift Shop is located at One Boni High Street, Lower Ground Level Near Magnolia Bakery Entrance

Kiehl's Holiday 2020

innisfree

It's merry and bright for innisfree's Holiday 2020 collection! Their 2020 Green Holidays Limited Editions’ design is created in collaboration with Steven Harrington, an LA-based artist and designer known for his bright and psychedelic-pop aesthetic. The collection features a jumbo-sized Green Tea Seed Serum, jumbo-sized Jeju Orchid Enriched Cream, Jelly Balm Crayons, Glam Mood Palette, My Lip Balm Set, Winter Glow Skin Set, and Perfumed Hand Cream Set.

To spread the holiday cheer, innisfree is giving a 10 Days of Holiday Cheer Kit for any purchase with a minimum of 5,000. Plus, they're partnering with CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation), and will be donating tablets and pocket wi-fi devices to children and teachers in Zambales for every purchase of a Limited Edition product. 

innisfree is available through their Call & Delivery service, in Lazada, and Shopee

Innisfree x Steve Harrington 2020 Green Holidays Limited Edition

Laneige

Have a cool Christmas with Laneige's Holiday 2020 collection and get their bestselling products in fancy new sets! There's the crowd-favorite Lip Sleeping Mask set, the Mini Sleeping Mask Set, Basic Care Set, Radian-C Set, the Water Bank Moisture Essence Set, and so much more! 

Laneige is located in SM Store Makati, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Cebu, LOOKPH at SM Aura, and is also available online thru Lazada and Shopee

Laneige Celebrate Holiday Collection

MAC Cosmetics

Inspired by the winter fireworks in fairytales, MAC's 2020 Frosted Firework collection is all sparkle and shine, dazzling pink and silver iridescent packaging. Some of the biggest names in the beauty industry, including YouTube sensations Bretman Rock and Karen Sarahi Gonzalez, and TikTok star Loren Gray, joined the brand for the campaign.

The Frosted Firework collection includes sets such as the Surefire Hit Mini Lipstick x 12 Vault Set, Sparkler Starter Kit: Lipstick Set, Showstopper Powder Kiss Lipstick x 5 Kit Make Up Set, Firelit Set, Sparkler Starter Kit: Lipstick Set, Fireworked Like A Charm Mini Lipglass Set, and many more.

MAC is available in Lazada

Bretman Rock for MAC's Frosted Firework collection

Maybelline

Are you more of an eye makeup girl or a lipstick kinda gal? Either way, there's a kit for you! Maybelline New York just released their Gift of Glam Limited Edition Gift Sets that's super affordable. The Gift of Glam Eye Makeup Set: Maybelline Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara and Makeup Remover Set, 318; Gift of Glam Eye Makeup Set: Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara and Makeup Remover Set, ₱518, Gift of Glam Lip Set: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Coffee Collection Liquid Lipstick Set of 2, ₱598.

Maybelline is available in Lazada and Shopee

Maybelline New York Gift of Glam Limited Edition Gift Sets

Murad

Remove signs of 2020 stress with Murad's new Holiday sets. The Murad Take Time Off set visibly corrects texture and lines and gives a younger-looking glow; while the Murad Love at First Bright set brightens the skin and protects from free-radicals.

Murad is available at Rustan's The Beauty Source, Lazada, and via Rustan's Personal Shopper On Call

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Sephora.ph

Aah, Sephora! What's not to find at Sephora? From international beauty brands that are hard to find to exclusive beauty sets—it's a treasure trove for all things beauty! Not only that, they are known for having the most gorgeous beauty sets and stocking stuffers filled with skin care, hair care, and makeup must-haves. At Sephora.ph, there's something for everyone and every budget!

Sephora.ph is available on their website

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Shiseido

While the holidays this year will be celebrated differently, we can still find beauty and joy through wondrous moments. With that belief in mind, Shiseido has partnered with contemporary artist Noritaka Tatehana to create a limited-edition of skincare and color collection, as he brings his "unique, modern vision of beauty to the world". Included in this Holiday 2020 collection is the best-selling Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum, ModernMatte Powder Lipstick Mini-Set, Kajal InkArtist, and limited-edition gold Eyelash Curler.

Shiseido is available in Lazada

Shiseido Limited Edition Noritaka Tatehana Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

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