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Holiday beauty bounty

Beauty brands make it so easy to give skincare and makeup this Christmas.


Our top holiday beauty picks:


Benefit 3 Scoops O’ Sexy


A set of best-selling tints with matching lip balm—you can split this and give to three of your best girlfriends.


Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot


A must-have for the blush-obsessed, this kit combines mini-pans of the brand’s best-selling powder blush in a cute vintage tin.


The Face Shop Lip & Cheek Tint and Brow Mascara makeup set


Give this to the girl who loves the fresh, bare-faced look. The kit also doubles as handy touchup set.


Shu Uemura Shupette

Pam-Pearl Me Powder


The perfect gift for cat-loving beauty junkies, this Karl Lagerfeld collaboration inspired by his cat features makeup packaged with cat prints. This pearly powder gives skin a nice, K-pop star-like glow.


Happy Skin Forbidden

Fruit lippie set


Happy Skin’s Shut Up and Kiss Me lip crayons are so popular that friends have been giving the universally flattering shades as gifts for foreigner friends and balikbayans whom they feel need to be introduced to the homegrown beauty brand.


The Forbidden Fruit set, packaged in cute gift tin, contains three new holiday shades you’ll want to wear to parties.


The Body Shop Geisha Lip and Cheek Tint


The Body Shop’s most popular lip and cheek tint gets literally dolled up for the holidays with its cute new packaging. This season’s tint is in kawaii geisha doll that makes for a sweet stocking stuffer.


Creme de La Mer


It takes only a few days with La Mer for one to discover why this moisturizer has achieved cult status among beauty fanatics. There’s really something about it that leaves skin soft, luminous and healthy.

Because this costs almost as much as a gadget, gift this only to the very special women in your life.


K-Palette 24h Tattoo Eyeliner


One cannot go wrong giving this as Christmas present. The thin brush allows you to easily build up your eyeliner and it’s also budge- and smudge-proof.


Dior Diorific Golden

Shock lipstick


Dior’s holiday collection lipstick comes in a very elegant gold tube that will make your recipient want to touch up her lipstick constantly.


The Golden Shock line is half-and-half lippie in two different finishes; the other half is velvet matte in rich color, the other is shot with gold shimmer for a pouty look.


L’Occitane L’Arlesienne gift set


One of the best fragrances Provençal skincare brand L’Occitane released this year is L’Arlesienne, a spicy-sweet floral melange that suits women of all ages. Get the gift set which will allow your recipient to layer the scent and make it last longer.


Lancome Absolue line


One of our favorite discoveries this year is Lancome’s Absolue skincare line, an anti-aging formula that plumps up skin and diffuses fine lines, thanks to its luminous formula.

The sunscreen, called the Global Youth Protector, is hands down the best we’ve tried so far.


Etude House Pink Wish Hand Bouquet Hand Cream mini set


Etude House’s popular hand creams are repackaged in festive metallic pink and gold tubes. Part of the proceeds from the Pink Wish holiday collection will benefit the School Me Campaign.


Tony Moly Pore Me Gift Set


If you have K-pop fanatics on your gift list, the Pore Me gift set will bring them closer to achieving the clear, poreless skin Korean pop stars are born with naturally.