The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide | Makeup and Skincare!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide | Makeup and Skincare! Favful

By: Puteri Alisa

At last, it’s the holiday season! Even though Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, the immense excitement also poses the question: What gifts should you get?

Having to cater for loved ones to acquaintances isn’t an easy feat, especially if you’re short on time. Not to worry, because this holiday gift guide sums up some of our favourite products, tailored for your different needs!



1.  Sephora Favourite Sets (RM150-290) – Sephora Malaysia

These curated hair, makeup and skincare sets from Sephora are perfect for travelling, and sampling products from the current hot brands. The travel sized products also mean one is more likely to use up the product despite already having a big collection.

2.   Colourpop All I See Is Magic Palette (RM102.40) -

It’s a steal; 15 eyeshadows in 3 different finishes (matte, metallic and satin), yet still near the RM100 mark! Eyeshadow lovers will still get use out of this palette because of the unique shades in it.

3.   Zoeva Classic Eye Set  (RM222) – Sephora Malaysia

Zoeva’s brushes have been compared to high-end brushes despite being a fraction of the cost, making it a worthy investment. This set contains eye brushes that will make eyeshadow application seamless, be it for day or night.

4.   Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (RM298) – Sephora Malaysia

Yes, it is a splurge, but perfect for your loved ones this time of the year. The formula and gorgeous bronze packaging feels luxe and will definitely stand out in even the biggest makeup collection.




1.   Fenty Gloss Bomb (RM90) – Sephora Malaysia

In our opinion, the true star of Fenty Beauty’s line has got to be this gloss. In a gorgeous colour that suits every skin tone, it gives lips a plump look without the sticky feeling of a typical gloss. Amazing for those no-makeup days!

2.   Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette (RM303.20) -

Inspired by the Arabian desert landscape, this palette is absolutely stunning. Plenty of pops of colour, not to mention the unique duochromes that will amp up any eye look. There’s also a pressed red glitter for when you’re feeling ultra glam.

3.   Milk Makeup Holographic Stick (Supernova) (RM215) -

Milk Makeup’s innovative stick formula blends seamlessly into the skin, this being a silver base with a galactic violet sheen. It can also be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks so let your creative juices flow!

4.   Glossier Cloud Paint (RM135) – Fav Cosmetics KL

For a natural flush to the skin, this buildable cream blush ticks all our boxes. The coolest part is, the 4 shades are versatile and can be used in different ways, even for contour.  


C. Skincare Comes First


1.   Cosrx Cleanse + Tone Set (RM100) -

With 2 full-sized products, this set is a definite bang for your buck. This contains their bestselling Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (an exfoliating face wash) and AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner, ideal for achieving a smooth, dewy complexion.

2.   Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask Kit (RM110) – Sephora Malaysia

Containing generous samples of their most popular masks, this set is great for targeting different skin concerns or can even be split up to get stocking stuffers!

3.   First Aid Beauty FAB Trilogy Kit (RM115) – Sephora Malaysia

This trio contains a full sized Facial Cleanser, travel sized Coconut Priming Moisturizer (my daily moisturizer) and Mango Butter Multi Stick. If you’ve been wanting to try this cruelty-free brand, this kit is for you.

4.   Wunderbath Gift Sets (RM18.90-148.90)

Wunderbath’s holiday gift sets have everything from lip stains to bath bombs; affordably priced and made in Malaysia. Shopping local means you’ll get your gifts well in time for Christmas!




1.   Colourpop Super Shock Products -

If we were to describe this formula, it would be; creamy, blendable, long-wearing. Since it’s budget-friendly, you don’t have to think twice about getting these for an acquaintance or friend.

Some must-haves include the Flexitarian Highlighter (RM58.41), a champagne dream ; Between the Sheets Blush (RM48.50), a beige pink that will match most makeup looks.

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(Super Shock)


(Between the Sheets)


2.   Colourpop Little Weapon Liquid Lipstick (RM40.72) -

What screams holiday season more than a bold, red lip? It’s not everyday you find one that would look good on all skin tones, so we highly recommend grabbing this limited edition liquid lip before it’s gone!

3.   ABH Liquid Lip Set (RM165) -

A holiday trio of travel-sized liquid lipsticks for all you matte lovers! Every occasion is covered with these rustic peach, chocolate and red shades. To save even more, you could even split this into 3 stocking stuffers.

4.   Dirty Benefits Coconut Rose Body Salt (RM42)

While not everyone exfoliates, everyone should, which makes this is a more universal gift for any acquaintance. Coconut oil makes it less abrasive than most scrubs, while Moroccan Rose soothes the skin.



1.   Colourpop Rose Quartz Priming Crystal Spray (RM50.90) -

A luxe yet affordable item! This spray boosts hydration and refreshes the face before makeup application, or even as a little pick-me-up throughout the day.

2.   Colourpop Yes Please Palette (RM92) -

We’re sure this gem needs no explanation, but it’s essentially a warm toned, sunset-inspired eyeshadow palette. Not to mention, it’s a dupe for the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette which costs a staggering $130!

3.   Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (RM58.25) – iHerb MY

This bronzer is a personal favourite and the one I reach for the most. The colour is ideal for my skin (light-medium with yellow undertones), it blends out amazingly, and smells like a tropical paradise.


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