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Metro Gift Guide: Local Beauty Buys To Gift Every Beauty Junkie In Your Life (Or Keep For Yourself)

There’s no denying that the local beauty industry has shown phenomenal growth over the last five years.  Much of this growth is evident with the significant increase of local brands launching every year.  In fact, these days, more and more influencers and tastemakers readily support local beauty brands like never before.  Some of the biggest celebrities are in on it and have collaborated on their own collections. You see them all over billboards and major campaigns on social media. The signs are everywhere. These days it’s super cool to buy local—especially when it comes to make up and skin care.  

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Clearly the improved formulation, well designed packaging and an exciting marketing campaign have contributed to making these local products at par if not better than their international counterparts. Their main edge however is the pricing. A great product at an affordable price is irresistible to all fashionistas and style devotees—regardless of income bracket or status. Below, we’ve curated a selection of some of the most exciting local beauty gifts perfect for the (patriotic) beauty junkies in your life. Shop away!


Zenutrients Green Bamboo Epsom Salt and Green Bamboo Single Blend Massage Oil


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These beauty finds perfectly suited for the spa-loving gal in your life. It includes a massage oil in Green Bamboo that soothes and relieves tired muscles, plus an Epsom Salt in Green Bamboo that exfoliates skin and relaxes the body. Definitely a bath time treat for stressed out loved ones. P450, At


Happy Skin Holidaze collection


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Say hello to your new makeup must-have this holiday season! This set from Happy Skin includes an On The Glow Instant Complexion Perfector Foundation Stick that promises a lightweight and long-wearing formula on skin, Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippies, and the Easy Glam Multi-use Mousse Makeup—a creamy and bouncy pop of color for your eyes, cheeks, and even lips! P1,099 (On The Glow Instant Complexion Perfector Moisturize  + Blend), P649 (Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie), P399 (Easy Glam Multi-use Mousse Makeup). At SM Megamall


Ellana Minerals Gift Set


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Let your loved ones experience all-natural, and skin-safe mineral makeup with these gift bundles from Ellana Cosmetics. Ranging from base products to color cosmetics, they offer products that are all safe for different skin types including sensitive and acne-prone, and for pregnant and breastfeeding moms as well. P5,789, At


Snoe Emu.Tox Botox Serum

If instant gratification is your thing, look no further than this little tube of goodness. This serum can give your skin a youthful lift, making you look and feel younger in a jiffy! It can also be used as a primer before you apply your SPF lotion under your makeup. P649, At


blk Cosmetics Ultra Glow Liquid Highlighter


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This way to major glow! blk Cosmetics’ liquid highlighter has a luscious formula that melts on your skin and gives you instant killer highlights. It comes in two shades—bronze and pink. P349, At Glorietta 


Sunnies Face Fluffmatte


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Sunnies Face seems to be working overtime for all its fans. After the success of Fluffmate, your favorite weightless lipstick just got a frosty makeover for Christmas—same shade selection, in festive packaging. Definitely the perfect gift to buy your lipstick-obsessed friends and loved ones for the holidays. P345 each, At Glorietta


Lead photos via Happy Skin Cosmetics, blk cosmetics and Ellana Minerals