Lyca sports purple polish from Kleancolor's Whoa & Wow Lacquer Set I haven’t started shopping for my Christmas gifts yet, sadly… but to get into the holiday spirit, I’ve been perusing BeautyMNL for ideas. There are tons! So, in line with the season, I’ve come up with a jewel tone-themed gift guide series for those who need inspiration for their shopping spree!

Up first: amethyst. This violet variety of quartz is often used in accessories and jewelry, but I’ve chosen the hue to give your Christmas gifts a punch of color. Check out these suggestions, from violet must-haves to the ultimate in pretty purple packaging!
1 Dashe Cosmetics’ 12-Piece Brush Set in Purple, P1,400
Gift this to your makeup-savvy BFF. It’s got ALL the makeup brushes she’ll need—from a basic powder brush to a pro-level angled shading brush. Plus, its bristles feel extra plush on the skin!

2 Brit Stitch’s Purple Heart Milkman Satchel, P4,400
I find myself trying to lessen the things I lug around on a daily basis, especially on trips when walking around a lot is necessary. So this compact leather sling bag—perfect for your jetsetter friend!—will do the trick. It makes carrying just the essentials extra fashionable.

3 PRO STUDIO’s Pro Blend Sponge in Purple, P338
Introduce your mom to this makeup arsenal must-have. She’s probably still using her flat foundation sponge, so give her a quick update—this rounded applicator blends foundation into all your face’s corners and crevices for a flawless visage.

4 Luxe Studio’s Enchanting Rhinestone Bracelet in Purple, P280
Friendship bracelets, anyone? I’d give my kabarkadas one of these rhinestone bracelets apiece (they come in other colors, too!). Perfect to wear alone or as an addition to their arm party.

5 The Face Shop’s Power Perfection BB Cream, P1,195
The BB Cream craze is far from over, what with more innovations popping up by the week. This one from The Face Shop—which comes in pretty purple packaging—provides full coverage without that sticky, heavy feeling (only a powdery-light finish). In addition, it takes care of fighting other skin issues, too, like dullness and rough texture—so it’s a great gift for your busiest gal pal with a no-fuss beauty routine.
6 Mizon’s 3-in-1 Water Glam Tint in Purple Glam, P300
When it comes to beauty, the Koreans have really thought of everything! This 3-in-1 lippie provides a glossy finish, tinted stain, and lasting lipstick effect in one. Take your pick!

7 Almay’s Intense I-Color Bold Nudes Kit, P350
You might want this for yourself! This eyeshadow palette is so versatile: Build on the darker hues for party-ready peepers or wear it lightly for an almost neutral look during the day.

8 Paperthinks’ Adorable Card Envelope in Violet, P650
Business doesn’t have to mean “boring.” This sleek envelope card holder is stylish, convenient, and is made with 100% recycled leather. A great idea for your workaholic friends, but your eco-friendly buds will appreciate this, too.

9 Kleancolor’s Whoa & Wow! Nail Lacquer Set, P500
Nail lacquers really make for great gift ideas. They’re ideal stocking stuffers when given individually, but also allow for a full range of looks when gifted as a set, like this one by Kleancolor.

10 JÔ by Joyce Oreña’s Violets Transformers Necklace, P4,920
This ultra-versatile accessory converts into three individual bracelets, or when connected together, becomes one multi-textured necklace. Four looks for the price of one—so worth the splurge.

Selfie courtesy of Lyca Puno-Roa