Give a few of these lippies, hand creams and mini fragrances to your girlfriends, or keep them all for yourself – we won’t judge.
Text Carina Koh Photography Winston Chuang Art Direction Sherli Chong Product Photos Vee Chin
Nars Steven Klein Humoresque Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $220.
Consider this your new lipstick wardrobe; with this coff ret, you’ll get the Audacious Lipstick in five hues, all with buttery formulas to give your pout a smoother, fuller appearance without compromising colour payoff . Our pick from the quintet: Charlotte, a sexy deep red that’s sure to turn heads. Works out to: $44 each
Bulgari Xmas 2015 Omnia Collection Set, $151.
Five best-selling Omnia fragrances – Crystalline EDP and EDT, Indian Garnet EDT, Amethyste EDT and Coral EDT – in miniature form that look like chic accessories rather than perfume sprays. Need we say more? Works out to: $30.20 each
Kiehl’s 2015 Limited-edition Holiday Limited-edition Richly Hydrating Hand Cream Trio Set, $45.
These hand creams have vitamin E to keep your hands looking young (yes, they get wrinkly too!), as well as shea butter to soften and hydrate. We like the lavender-scented one most; it’s calming and not overwhelmingly sweet. Works out to: $15 each
Fresh Sugar Lip Love Story, $120.
These lip balms have become staples in our makeup pouches. Why? They have sun protection benefits, prevent chapped lips and give our pouts a sheer wash of colour that makes our complexion look more radiant. A full-sized balm usually costs $33; with this set, you’ll get nine deluxe-sized ones in hues such as Plum and Cherry – we did the math, and we say take our money already! Works out to: $13.35 each
Clinique A Little Happiness Set, $69.
These five cheery scents (Happy, Happy Heart, Happy in Bloom, A Wealth of Flowers and A Hint of Citrus) certainly live up to their names. With zesty notes such as grapefruit and bergamot, they perked us right up after two spritzes. Also, they’re travel-size, so they won’t take up much space in your handbag – perfect. Works out to: $13.80 each
Innisfree Perfumed Hand Cream Gift Set, $17.
Going somewhere wintry for your year-end vacation? Stash these hand creams in your luggage – they have shea and jojoba butter to moisturise chapped hands. Pick the scent you like most – Snowy Tree, Warm Wood or Sweet Holiday – then hand out the remaining two to your travel mates. Works out to: $5.65 each
Stila Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set, $55.
Have a girlfriend who’s a lipstick junkie? Give her this – the six deluxe-sized Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks are long-wearing (no need to sip your drink through a straw anymore) and aren’t drying. Our favourite colours? Como, a bright violet, and Aria, a bold plum. Works out to: $9.15 each