It is with shock and bewilderment that we welcome you to the month of November. We’ll say that again: IT’S NOVEMBER, beautiful. And yes, we’re as frazzled as you are, because nope, we haven’t started our gift-shopping yet. Not one bit!

Having said that, we thought we’d kick off the first week of the #holidaze with a barkada gift guide. But not just any barkada gift guide: this list of ten supports and defends the idea that one gift fits all. Check it!


My-lips-but-better tubes are a godsend when you’re pressed for time. Send your friends a universal shade, and they’ll love you for life.
SHOP IT: Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in In the Flesh, P299, Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach, Pili Lipstick in Latte, on sale at P605, MeNow Kiss Proof Soft Lipstick in #9, P149, Pink Sugar HD Lipstick in Naked, P299


Two words: Instant Spa.
SHOP IT: Innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Sheet Masks: Bamboo, Strawberry, and Tea Tree, P125 each


So your girls don’t know which brush set is most suitable? Get ‘em a starter kit. Liz Lanuzo will teach them what to do with it.
SHOP IT: Suesh Personal Elegant 7-Piece Makeup Brush Set, on sale at P1,215


With the promise of softer, smoother hands dangling before her, would any amiga in your barkada say nada?
SHOP IT: L’Occitane Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom, and Lavender Hand Creams, P556 each


No shade-matching required—this concealer’s claim to fame is that it suits all complexions. Perfect indeed!
SHOP IT: Lioele Perfect Jumbo Concealer, P450


Your besties deserve, well, the bestest—especially when they wipe the slate clean every night.
SHOP IT: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Classic, P875. Also available in Super Size, P1,250.


This formula-of-the-future is fresh, functional, and actually a lot of fun! Don’t believe us? Watch our officemates try dry shampoo for the first time.
SHOP IT: Made by David Organics Orange & Vanilla Dry Shampoo, P199, TRESemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, P450, Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo, P990


An oldie but goodie, hand sanitizer is the kind of gift no one asks for but always, always needs. Swear.
SHOP IT: VMV Essence Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Mini (20ml), P175. Also available in 75ml, P315.


Practical with a side of playful, a fit-everything pouch will streamline the most untidy tote.
SHOP IT: Halo + Halo Medium Supplies Pouch in Grey and Medium Wires Pouch in Blue, P200 each


Because you can’t be bestfriends forever without the jewelry to prove it.
SHOP IT: Yhansy Hi-End Crystal Stone Necklaces, P400 each

Need more gifts? Join the BeautyMNL Merry Kissmas Campaign to get yourself PHP1,000 in credits and luxury lipsticks by Tom Ford and Christian Louboutin. You’re welcome!