Here Are the 5 Best Beauty Picks For Your Ultimate Holiday Wishlist 

By Olivia Sylvia Estrada

No need for Santa Claus when you’ve got an exciting loot in the beauty world this holiday season. It looks like our favorite brands are on to us: We’ve got a full itinerary of parties and we need to make sure our looks are snapshot-worthy. On top of that, much as we have planned out our gift lists, there are still a few presents we have to buy for our loved ones, and for ourselves. 

Below is a list of the latest launches that have dropped just in time for Christmas. May they be exactly what you need to complete your look, stuff in a stocking, or stash in your evening purse:

Sunnies Face Lip Elixir 

A lot of munching on Christmas goodies means lip hydration is important this season. All of us made it to the Sunnies Face “Nice List” as they gift us with Lip Elixir –a lip serum and gloss in one with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E. You can wear it on its own, or over your favorite lipstick for that glazed look.

Available online 

Skintific Alaska Volcano Pore Detox Clay Stick 

New to the Philippine market comes Skintific. The Canadian-based beauty brand focuses on skincare and makeup products that repair your skin barrier. One standout item is this pore stick that allows for mess-free mud masks at home. The easy-to-spread texture plus the genius packaging matches the effectivity of the volcanic clay, glycolic acid, and probiotics so you get soft, exfoliated skin in 15 minutes. 

Available via Shopee

Five Beauty Hybrid Colour Stick 

If you’re a girl on the go just like Five Beauty co-founder Gabbi Garcia, you’ll love the Hybrid Colour Stick. You can use any of the five colors: Iconic (posh red), Mystique (fuschia berry), Dreamy (warm terracotta), Bliss (rosy pink), and Sunkissed (peachy coral) for your eyes, lips, and cheeks. It also features Five Beauty’s main thrust which is “science-based skincare with

high-performance color cosmetics” as the color sticks are formulated with SPF 20, olive oil, jojoba oil, meadowfoam oil, goji berry, and aloe leaf extract.  

Available via Lazada.

Dear Dahlia Glitz Glow Highlighter

If you’re looking for some sparkle to bring to the holidays, Sephora PH’s New In section has these radiant highlighters. If you’re like me who still loves a high shine glow like it’s 2016, these are great as they give it that 2023 update. The sparkles are multi-dimensional and makes you go “wow” everytime you apply it. My personal favorite is the the shade Polaris with its purple, pink, and blue shift, but the bestseller on Sephora ia Quartz Rush which is pink glitter with purple tones. You cna also get Bliss which is the classic yellow and pink glitter combination. 

Available via Sephora PH

Kiko Milano Holiday Premiere Collection 

One brand that has quickly dominated the Philippines is Kiko Milano. The beloved brand quickly set up shop in key locations across Metro Manil throughout the year, and brought us exciting releases. It’s no surprise that they are serving quite the sensation for Christmas with the Holiday Premier collection. Inspired by Italian theaters, Holiday Premier offers a full range of products from skincare to makeup, nail polish, and fragrances. Some of the favorites you will be using all year round are the Holiday Premiere Lipstick & Gloss, 24h Lasting Foundation, and the L’Etoile Golden Eau De Parfum. 

Available via Zalora