Fashion & Beauty Lifestyle

16 beauty girls on the perfect Christmas presents

We interviewed 16 of Manila’s beauty girls — makeup artists, editors, industry professionals — on what they want to get for Christmas. Consider it a gift guide for the women in your life. Trust us, everyone has an inner beauty girl and they would all love to get these!

Regina Belmonte, former beauty editor
“A nice set of Hakuhodo brushes!”


 Ryan G. Wong, MAC makeup artist
“Korean face masks!”

Vanessa Vergara, PR manager, Sunnies
“I would die if I get the new MAC highlighter called Whisper of Gilt or the La Mer Eye Concentrate for all those late Christmas parties!”

Agoo Bengzon, beauty guru
“Francis Kurkdjian APOM perfume.”

Belle Rodolfo, associate beauty editor, Preview Magazine
“I have only one wish: STORAGE! Like that rolling trolley in True Value.”

Robby da Silva, brand manager, Kanebo
“A ReFa Carat face and body massager!”

Jackie Avecilla, marketing and communications manager, Rustan’s cosmetics, perfumery and toiletries division
“Since I need ‘me time’ so badly, I’d love to have a Clarins face and body treatment or the Murad hot stone massage for two hours and disconnect all my gadgets so no one can reach me!”

Nicole Limos, managing editor,
“I’ve long been saving up for a Dyson hairdryer, so if I get that for Christmas, I’d be super happy. I’ve also been wanting to order this false eyelashes applicator called Flirt Flashes, which seems amazing!”

Joey Ermita-Bienvenida, assistant brand manager, Chanel
“The La Prairie Skin Caviar Sleep Mask (if only I could drink that, I would), the whole Perricone No Makeup Makeup line, and Hourglass ambient lighting powders — all of them.”

Erika Reyes, Esteé Lauder Philippines
“I would love to receive the Jo Malone London Christmas Advent Calendar because I’m obsessed with miniatures and cute packaging.”

Mel Lerma, country manager, Esteé Lauder Philippines

“La Mer Genaissance essence for me. I can’t afford it even with my product allowance! LOL.”

Nicole Tejano, PR and artist relations coordinator, MAC Cosmetics
“I would love to get bottles and bottles of MAC’s Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Softening Lotion. I am super obsessed!”

Aiem B. Ong, merchandise manager, Rustan’s
“A Neal’s Yard Remedies candle!”

Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, founder, Happy Skin
“The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. I’ve never owned a hair dryer in my life, but this is the only one I’ve ever wanted to own.”

Mica Agdamag, advertising and PR manager, Rustan’s cosmetics, perfumeries and toiletries division
“I want a Gabrielle Chanel for Christmas!”

Anthea Bueno, makeup artist
“I’ve been eyeing Skin Inc’s Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light for some time now, but it’s too pricey!”

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This story originally came out on YStyle, Dec. 15, 2017.

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