By Aditi Pangrekar and Angela Sy
Any beauty enthusiast knows that the first step to achieving any desired look is to have a flawless base! Before piling on the makeup, you’ve got to make sure the skin underneath is fresh and healthy, so everything on top goes smoothly and looks picture perfect. With our busy schedules and exposure to city pollution, it’s easy for our skin to feel the brunt of our daily activities. To make sure you’re keeping your skin happy, we’ve listed a few new products you’ll love! We’ve also listed some trendy new eyeshadows, lipsticks, mascaras and other must-have makeup products to add to your collection!
September 7 marks the beginning of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Spring/Summer 2018. And with Maybelline as its official makeup sponsor, Filipinas can expect the hottest makeup trends of New York to be brought here in Manila! At the same time, Maybelline Philippines is sending ANTM Season 5 winner Maureen Wroblewitz, celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga, and beauty and fashion vlogger Kryz Uy to the Big Apple to give us live updates on NYFW as well as backstage access!
Since making a name for herself in the world of cosplay, Alodia Gosengfiao has dabbled in TV hosting, acting, and even singing. But she's also known to be a Youtube makeup guru! Recently, the 29-year-old launched her very first collaboration with NYX Professional Makeup! Designed and curated by Alodia herself, the Alodia Collection comes equipped with two foundations, an eyeshadow palette, eyebrow gel, and two lip lingeries. That being said, Alodia made sure her makeup kit came with all the essentials for a full-on, everyday look.
JCat started her makeup business all the way in Los Angeles, California. But now that she's brought her brand to the Philippines, Filipinas can now get their hands on her well-loved, cruelty-free makeup! Check out the full line of eye, lip, face, and nail products at her official website!
Céleteque’s #ThinkPlusBeautiful campaign reminds us just how strong, powerful, and beautiful women are. Featuring successful and beautiful women such as pageant winner and licensed architect Shamcey Supsup, doctor and athlete Ian Banzon, as well as triathlete and news correspondent Marie Lozano, #ThinkPlusBeautiful proves that women do not have to be EITHER beauty or brains, but are often a combination of both! The Céleteque range appeals to the modern day woman who makes smart and informed decisions on what she uses for her skin. Formulated and trusted by dermatologists, Céleteque offers products for anti-aging, acne, hair and scalp care, and everyday cosmetics.
Make Up Factory believes that the secret to irresistible lips is making sure you prepare, care, and boost. And their new “Lip Secrets” collection can very well attest to it! Consisting of a Bamboo soft lip peeling, beautifying primer, caring oils, hyaluronic filling, as well as stimulating volume boost, these derma-approved products are designed to make your puckers softer, appealing, and beautiful—just as how professional MUAs would!
If you’re in search of that perfect primer to keep your makeup fresh, matte and insta-worthy all day, look no further than the new Prep-Start HydroBlur from Clinique. It allows for smooth makeup application and is especially useful for anyone with oily skin. Another popular product is Clinique’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief. This moisturizer is in high-demand for its richness, and efficacy. For those of you exposed to stressful environments on a daily basis, this moisturizer makes sure your skin won’t suffer from dehydration or dryness.
Got a hot date this week? Or maybe you want the perfect smokey eye for your next night out? Whatever it is you’ve planned, BeYu has you covered with the new #Benatural collection! The all-new BE NATURAL EYESHADOW PALETTE has two different versions with six new shades, each ranging from light to dark so you can achieve just about any look! Top the eyeshadow look with their i-BREAK UP THE PERFECT SEPERATION MASCARA and the MAGIC EYES BRIGHTENING STICK, which functions as an eyeshadow, highlight, kohl pencil and eyeliner!
Ladies, we all know that water causes our makeup to smudge. And the last thing we need is for rain to ruin the looks we put so much time and effort in. Lucky for us, Cargo Cosmetics’ line of Longwear products can prevent that from happening! With their new range of Swimmables products (including Longer Eye Shadow Sticks, Longer Matte Liquid Lipstick, and Waterproof Mascara Top Coat), they get the job done through these trying months!
Following a skin regimen can be tough, especially with the overwhelming amount of products required by it. And then there are brands like Simple that, true to its name, makes the process a lot less complicated by sticking only to the basics. The UK’s #1 face care brand offers products like the Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, Simple Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipe, Simple Dual-Effect Eye Makeup Remover, and Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. All of these are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and PH balanced to ensure gentle and effective care to your naturally beautiful skin!
There’s no denying that Korean women have fair, glowing skin. And while they’re especially known for their uber strict, mulit-step skin regimens, Miyu believes it can be achieved through just three Buckwheat-infused products: the 3-in-1 Whitening Cleanser, 3-in-1 Whitening Toner, and 3-in-1 Whitening Moisturizer. Get your set from Amway Philippines—the brand’s exclusive distributors.
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Another brand that stays true to a natural, back-to-basics skincare philosophy is 23.5°N. Think of them as a farm to face type of brand. Named after the Magical Green Belt of the Tropics, 23.5°N mixes oil and water-based ingredients as well as rice, red pearl barley, bamboo, and oriental beauty tea from Taiwan to formulate masks, lotions, toners, and more for any climate and skin woe! Get yours at Beauty Bar stores near you!
Dirt, grime, sweat, and sun damage are some of the most harmful irritants faced by Filipinas—especially when they’re out and about! That’s why Watsons Philippines has brought eight new products help fight them. Collectively known as The Pure Beauty Urban Shield Line, they are the first in the country to provide three levels of antioxidant protection and be infused with pomegranate extracts. Drop by any Watsons and SM Beauty Stores nationwide to try them yourselves!
September is an exciting month for H&M! The brand’s newest range of beauty products is finally coming to the Philippines. Diverse and affordable, H&M Beauty will consist of makeup, fragrances, bodycare, hair products, toiletry bags, brushes, and tools. The entire line will come out first at the SM Mega Fashion Hall on September 15, followed by the rest!
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