With the countless numbers of products being offered, choosing a beauty product as a Christmas gift can be a daunting task. But you should do the proper selection since a beauty product is a luxurious and personal gift that will definitely be much appreciated.
I have asked beauty brand managers to suggest what products would make good Christmas presents and here are their recommendations.
“We have a special collaboration for the Nars holiday collection, the Andy Warhol color and gifting collection that would be great and artistic to give as a gift.”—Marla Imperial, assistant brand manager for Nars
“From the Bobbi Brown Holiday Gift Giving Collection, I would recommend the Caviar & Oyster Travel Brush Kit, P7,000. It comes with seven essential brushes and the case can double as a nighttime clutch as well.”—Jill Baysa, senior marketing executive for Bobbi Brown
“Highly recommended is Clinique’s Chubby Sticks, a fun, moisturizing lip balm that can be used every day. Everyone seems to love it. It costs P920.”—Mirabelle Villanueva, Clinique marketing manager
Burberry Sport for men gift set is the complete package with perfume, all over shampoo and aftershave gel. Nothing beats a great smelling guy! It benefits both of you!—Cindie Cheng, product manager
For this season, the perfect gift for ladies would be L’Oreal Revitalift day and night creams in limited-edition Christmas packs. And since men are worth it too, Men Expert Pure and Matte Charcoal Foam would be a welcome surprise for the man in your life.—Alvin Miranda, L’oreal Paris marketing manager
I highly recommend getting your special man Calvin Klein Encounter this Christmas. This scent is very mysterious and perfect for a sexy holiday getaway. —Barbs Aguirre Sr., Calvin Klein product manager
A nice Christmas gift from the Laura Mercier line would be the Glamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Palette. It’s the ultimate holiday accessory in one super-luxe two level palette.—Cheska Sy, associate brand manager for Laura Mercier
“My holiday gift suggestion is La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream, P8,000 for 30 ml. It is the perfect day and night moisturizer because of its rich yet lightweight texture.”—Carrot Flores, brand manager for La Mer
Mythic oil and Pureology would be the best gift! Kate Moss is a fan of the product. Pureology is made of 100-percent botanical ingredients and is very mild to even colored hair.—Gino Cruz, L’Oreal Professionnel, marketing manager of Mythic Oil and Pureology
“For Kiehl’s, it would have to be the Midnight Recovery Concentrate for those party-filled busy days. You get well-rested radiant skin by morning in just two drops! And for Lancome, it would be the Hypnose Doll Eyes, for perfect dolled-up looks during Christmas.” —Sheena Dy, group product manager of Kiehl’s Philippines
“Fabulousness Eye Palette, P3,050, is the perfect gift for just about anyone, Its elegant eye shadow compact reveals a palette of five perfectly coordinated colors that blend for softly chic or deeply dramatic holiday looks. A beauty kit must-have for all the holiday party-hopping this season!”—Kirsten Brito, MAC PR & AR executive
“For a mesmerizing beauty this holiday season, transform yourself through a mix of classic and modern colors with a luxurious mood. Karl Lagerfeld Smoky Velvet and Prestigious Bordeaux Palettes are the perfect gifts to achieve this look.—Nina Solano, business development manager for Shu Uemura