Metro Gift Guide: Luxurious Gifts For The Beauty Addict
Your role as Santa is most probably nearing its peak right about now, when Christmas is just a mere three days away! Braving Manila traffic, elbowing your way through the maddening crowd in the malls, or getting glued to your seat as you go deep in online shopping—any of these sound familiar?
We admit that shopping for people we love can sometimes pose a challenge, and can often leave us running out of ideas on how to wow them! Fret not, for we bring you a last-minute gift guide for the beauty addicts in your life—those that need more than just a basic lipstick or a tube of mascara. Upgrade those selections with 10 of our of-the-moment beauty picks truly worthy of gift-giving season!
Maison Francis Kurkdijan Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Hair Mist & Scented Body Oil
Create a sensual second skin with the Baccarat Rouge 540 scent that blends argan oil, sweet almond oil, and radiance-boosting apricot kernel oil. While you're at it, give your hair extra TLC by treating it to the Baccarat Rouge 540 hair mist that perfumes your tresses with its airy, mineral nuances. At Rustan's and Adora
Diptyque Carousel Star
Let this piece be the center of attention in your home—a signature Diptyque candle made way more special with the carousel that rotates with the help of the heat that comes from the flame. (Candle sold separately) At Rustan's and Central Square Mall
The fragrance originally created by Hubert de Givenchy in 1957 gets a reboot this year, but still embodies “the thrill in the forbidden” attitude. This fearless classic highlights white floral notes—orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose. At Rustan's
Your hair obsessed friend would be delighted to receive the most coveted product of the year—the Dyson Airwrap! This all-in-one tool allows you to dry, straighten, volumize, and curl easily and without damage caused by heat styling. Surely a beauty investment for your home that's worth every penny! Available at Dyson Demo stores at Greenbelt 5, SM Aura Premier, and The Podium.
Laura Mercier Luxe Brush Collection
Any serious beauty junkie would not pass on the chance to own a set of professional makeup brushes. Treat your beauty aficionado friend to a luxurious set of brushes that includes a fan brush, cheek color brush, smoky eye color brush, all over eye color brush, and eye crease brush. At Rustan's
CH Carolina Herrera x Mizensir Scented Candle
Get your piece of the Alberto Morillas for the House of Herrera scents via the luxurious new Mizensir candles available in three variants: "Cuit et Feu", a woody scent, "Jasmine de Chine", an intoxicating floral blend of jasmine petals that evokes femininity, and "Figuieur De Sicile", which celebrates the Medtierranean fig. At CH Carolina Herrera, Greenbelt 5
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lipstick
Create a power pout with Bobbi Brown's latest exclusive lipstick that lets color glide on your lips with pure powder pigments that are blended for intense color potency. Its 12-hour, smooth-as-silk wear is pure luxury, and a staple in any woman's vanity. At Rustan's
Tom Ford Traceless Cushion Foundation
"Tap, pat, and go"—Tom Ford's newest compact promises skin-perfecting properties as well as SPF 45 protection. The sleek compact makes for a treat for beauty gals, and promises a superb satin-matte finish. Look naturally radiant while nourishing your skin with powerful moisturizers present in this must-have product. At Rustan's and Adora
Benefit Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner
The brand new addition to Benefit's Roller line is the Roller Eyeliner that allows you to create a statement cat eye with just a few strokes. It has an ultra matte finish and promises not to budge despite your busy day. It comes in black and brown, depending on the eye look you plan to create. At Greenbelt 5
Chanel N°5 Red Edition
Putting a powerful new spin to a classic like Chanel N°5 is done via dyed red glass—and instantly makes for a collector's item. The Limited Edition fragrance gets a 2018 update via Gabrielle Chanel's favorite color, red, yet maintains its timeless appeal. At Rustan's
Lead photos courtesy of Rustan's The Beauty Source and Rustan's Marketing Corp.