Give the gift of beauty this holiday season.Related: Discover the most fashionable gifts from MEGA's fashion experts From a festive red lip and glittery gold eye shadow, to scents that make us feel all warm and snuggly or sparkling and glamorous, calming candles and deliciously scented body balms, there is a LOT of beauty items to choose from. Thankfully, the MEGA Beauty editors are here to guide you to the best of beauty.
ZEN AND NOW
Trina Epilepsia Boutain, Managing Editor
2020 was anything but relaxed, so here’s to finding one’s center and peace of mind with a cool, calm shade of blue. This primary hue evokes serenity and structure—from clear skies to calm seas and the regimented order of a navy uniform. And just in case you forgot, Classic Blue was 2020’s Color of the Year.
In beauty, embrace blue eyeshadow’s disco past, as surely as you revel in its current iteration as the chicest pastel. Meanwhile, navy and cobalt serve as cooler alternatives to sooty black, perfect for smoky eyes, graphic liner and any virtual party. And after? Slip into a pair of something silky and delicate, turn up the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes” and make yourself a icy gin tonic to enjoy under a cashmere throw. Peace out.
By Mia Castro, Beauty & Features WriterA great holiday party always ends up causing a few wine stains here and there, so why not let it inspire your gift-giving as well? By also getting them something they wouldn’t normally get themselves will make will surely make your loved ones feel spoiled and loved. To achieve this, think leather mixed with silk to spice up their wardrobe and mauve lipsticks that is a cool girl essential. Other full-proof gift ideas are alluring scents and skincare that’s indulgent as a glass of red. These will surely treat your loved ones to some well-deserved pampering and relaxation. [caption id="attachment_173872" align="aligncenter" width="724"] 1 Gloss Bomb Cream by FENTY BEAUTY. 2 Satin Camisole Dress by ZARA. 3 Ultra Matte Revolution in Walk of Shame by CHARLOTTE TILBURY. 4 Soft Leather High-Heel Ankle Boots by ZARA. 5 Amber Rose Gift Box by BLOOMS ARTISAN. 6 Explicit Climax Mascara by NARS[/caption] [caption id="attachment_173873" align="aligncenter" width="724"] 7 Backstage Eyeshadow Palette in Rosewood by DIOR. 8 Park Seo Joon X BYS Beauty Kit by BYS. 9 Señorita Eyeshadow by TEVIANT. 10 Complexion Palette in Dreamgas, by BYS. 11 Coeur Battant Perfume by LOUIS VUITTON. 12 Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine by NEOGEN.[/caption]
A PEACHY RECIPE
Patricia Ramos, Editorial Admin Associate
We have now entered the last month of the year and what better way to celebrate it than to try out a new recipe for your lewk. A dash of peach to your dressing won’t hurt. This color will definitely light up your outfit with the warm and positive energy it exudes.
Prep your skin with a facial mist or a body wash for that fresh feeling before applying the color of peach. Then add some warm-toned eyeshadow, lipstick, and some peachy pink shade blush to instantly perk up your complexion. Simmer it with sheer highlights and top it off with a fleck of gold accessories or leather boots to make your look edgy. Make sure to add these ingredients to your gift ideas to achieve that effortless yet chic holiday look.[caption id="attachment_173875" align="aligncenter" width="724"] 1 Bodyscience Bodywash by OLAY. 2 Mini Blush in Taj Mahal by NARS. 3 Leather Boots with Track Sole by MANGO. 4 Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by BECCA. 5 Women's Loose Long Sleeve V-Neck Ripped Pullover Knit Sweater Croptop in Orange Pink by ZAFUL. 6 Baguette Technicolor Eternity Ring by SUKI JEWELRY.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_173876" align="aligncenter" width="724"] 7 Open Back Bodysuit by BERSHKA. 8 Satin Bias Cut Midi Skirt by ZALORA. 9 Regeneration Mist by LESSE. 10 Mini Bucket Bag by MANSUR GAVRIEL. 11 Les Chain Earrings by MEJURI. 12 Mini Lipstick in Casablanca by NARS.[/caption]