Ultimate Gift Guide 2021: Best Budget Beauty Gifts
Yes, you can play Santa without breaking the bank! Check out these Peso-saving beauty finds!
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! In just a few short weeks, we'll be in the thick of the holiday season, and we'll be deep in merrymaking with friends and family, though partly still virtually. Nothing can stop us from celebrating the holidays, and nothing can stop us from expressing our love for people in our lives, hence the tradition of gift-giving.
Welcome to the METRO Ultimate Gift Guide 2021, where we share with you curated gift guides for the special people in your life. This edition focuses on pocket-friendly beauty finds—perfect for beauty lovers in your life. We rounded up our best budget buys for the holidays, from makeup to body care, so you can conveniently order them online and have them delivered to your door! Happy gift shopping! (Note: nothing over P1,500 here, and all are proudly Filipino brands!)
Add to cart if: you're serious about getting your brows in order.
Repeat after us: 2022 is the year we're tending to our brows more! If 2020 and 2021 allowed you to lay low in terms of makeup (specifically brow grooming), we're urging you to pay attention to those arches more. They're easily your face frame, and with pro brow products like these from Issy & Co., you simply can't go wrong.
Add to cart if: you need an effortless daily look.
We love blk Daydream's hues—a neutral eyeshadow palette (love the earthy hues) that can easily be topped off with their liquid eyeliner, in addition to groomed brows with their dual-ended brow pencil. This is a no-brainer great gift for anyone who's out for an easy, chic makeup look daily.
Add to cart if: you can't decide what Happy Skin pick you want to give!
Seriously a great idea for any Happy Skin fan, this E-GC enables them to shop for finds in their online store, at the comforts of their own home! Add more E-GCs if P500 ain't enough!
Add to cart if: you're a die hard Teviant collector!
Confession: we fear for the day we won't be able to get our hands on Teviant's Lip Spell anymore! This award-winning lipstick (check out Metro Beauty Awards) will always be one of our go-tos when it comes to bullet lipsticks. This Christmas, give yourself or a loved one the gift of Lip Spell, in a pretty pink Teviant box!
Add to cart if: your body is in need of natural TLC!
Human Nature has long been one of our go-tos for some serious body TLC. Their body washes, lotions, soaps, and hair products are staples in our kit, as they're not just affordable, they come in pretty amazing formulations too. This gift set features their Natural Cooling Leg & Body Cream, and their Lavender Mint Cleansing Bar, both refreshing treats any day.
Add to cart if: you're serious about a natural blush 'n glow!
Strokes has launched a ton of amazing products in 2021, and these are just some of them! Packed in a cute pouch, the Crush Blush and Face Flask are must-haves for that daily glow that looks oh so natural. They come in cream formulas that are easily blendable and give off a natural finish.
Add to cart if: you're in love with Pili Ani's homegrown ingredients!
Lip products will always be a great gift idea, as every woman simply cannot live without them. This Pili Ani set contains a moisturizing lipstick, tinted lip balm, and minty lip balm, all infused with the brand's coveted Pili and Elemi oils that nourish lips well.
Add to cart if: you're a red lips and red nails kinda gal!
Every self-respecting beauty gal must have the classics: red lippies and red nail polish! This fiery hue is a great way to boost your look, any day. We love this gift set from Sunnies Face as it even comes with their cute jelly pouch plus a free limited-edition keychain!
Add to cart if: you want the best of Colourette cosmetics!
Proudly Filipino brand Colourette has given us a ton of hits over the years. This holiday season, get the best of all their bestsellers, all in one awesome kit! These are enough to get you through the holiday season and beyond—allowing you to create beach babe-worthy makeup looks with just a few products!
Add to cart if: you want to highlight your brows and your lips!
Mineral brand Ellana brings us their adorable holiday gift sets, that come together with a useful floral pouch that can be used and re-used! This set has a brow pencil and a set of not one, not two, but three Satin Shine lippies—because honestly, who likes having the same lip color every day?