Beauty drops for your early Christmas shopping list

Want to get ahead with your holiday preparations? Start ticking off boxes on your Christmas shopping list or planning your year-end party looks with these drops from your fave local and K-beauty brands.

From K-pop collabs to holiday collections, here’s what we’re adding to our beauty kits this season.

BTS x Amorepacific’s Lip Sleeping Mask Lip & Pop Edition 

South Korean beauty giant Amorepacific is bringing two of our faves together: BTS and Laneige. Want to keep your lips hydrated, smooth, and plump? The new limited Lip & Pop Edition of Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask is a three-piece set that will do the trick with yummy scents inspired by BTS’ hits.

The lip masks come in the buttered popcorn-inspired Butter, the peach iced tea-flavored Permission to Dance, and the sweet candy-scented Dynamite. Placed in a box with a turntable design are jars nodding to BTS’ single album jackets. Its packaging makes it a cute collectible at ​​P1,499.

Vice Cosmetics’ Disco Vibes collection

Another collection inviting us for a bit of disco dancing fun is Vice Cosmetics’ limited edition Disco Vibes holiday sets. Each set contains a shade of the brand’s Dew Blush liquid blush, Lip Butter tinted lip balm, and Face Glaze liquid highlighter.

You can choose between Cosmic Mood’s rosy radiance, Disco Fever’s neutral glow, and Good Times’ berry pink shine. With its iridescent packaging and P295 tag, it’s a great affordable gift option.

Hello, Bloom x Filipinta Beauty’s Blush Cakes

While waiting for Filipinta Beauty’s big Balikbayan Box to finally drop this week, we’re browsing through its recently launched local online shops. Lucky for us, they’re already carrying the brand’s Blush Cakes collab with Hello, Bloom.

Inspired by Regent’s Assorted Cakes, the scented cream blush comes in Melon, Berry, and Mocca. Retailing at P450 each, it comes in a cute paper packaging that mimics the look of the popular childhood baon.

Five Beauty’s false eyelashes and adhesive lash liner sets

Five Beauty is one of the newly launched brands on our radar. It made its debut with its collection of cruelty-free and reusable false eyelashes and adhesive lash liner sets. Take your pick from the bold and show-stopping But Better, the subtle drama of Right Now, the long yet understated Still Me, and the dainty yet natural-looking Right Here.

Each pair retails for P799 and comes with an adhesive liner in Jet Black or Crystal Clear. Not sure which one suits you and the look you’re going for? Take their lash style quiz to find your match.

Get Ready With Me Cosmetics’s All About That Face line

GRWM Cosmetics’ new All About That Face line is here to illuminate. So far, the collection includes the P749 Quad Goals Ultimate Face Palette and P549 On-the-Glow Skin Booster. Together, they create a party-ready look.

The Quad Goals palette comes in four versions: Blush, Bronzer, Contour, and Highlight. Each one contains four shades that you can swap out, mix, and match with others from the collection to create your own custom face palettes.

The On-the-Glow Skin Booster, on the other hand, is a multi-use liquid illuminator that comes in five radiant shades: Polaris, Kitana, Vega, Cassiopeia, and Feliz. 

Innisfree x Étoffe’s Best Holiday Kit

If a 12 days of Christmas gift box is what you’re hoping to find just before December begins, Innisfree has dropped its Green Holidays 2022 Best Holiday Kit collab with Étoffe. It contains 12 minis of bestsellers like the Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed.

The advent calendar retails for P1,090 and comes in a festive illustrated box that will surely get you in the mood for Christmas. 


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Amrie Cruz: Amrie is a nonbinary writer who likes to talk about politics, K-pop, and frogs. They have a dog daughter named Cassie who doesn’t go to school.