Striking Eyes, Perfect Brows, And A Clean Face: Beauty Products We're Obsessed With And More!
We may have reached the mid-year but there's no stopping us from discovering the best and latest out there, all for you, our dear readers! We come to you with a new batch of amazing beauty discoveries, from new shades of a cult favorite bronzer, to an icy mask that's supposed to instantly rejuventate your skin, to a life-changing undereye concealer! Read ahead, and screencap your best bets for your next beauty haul!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer in Caramel and Toasted
Cult favorite Hoola expands its line with two new shades—Caramel and Toasted! Their universally-flattering original shade gets an upgrade with the arrival of these two which cater to even more complexions! The best part? We've even tried to use these as eyeshadow and contour powder—how awesome is that? At Greenbelt 5
St. Ives Cleansing Sticks
Jet set ladies will love the newest creation from well-loved skincare brand St. Ives! In line with the Korean beauty trend, these oversized lip balm-looking products are made with real coconut oil, other natural oils and moisturizers, and come in variants you'll love: Cactus Water & Hibiscus, Matcha Green Tea & Ginger, And Apricot & Manuka Honey! Depending on what you need, you simply wet your face, twist stick, apply on face in circular movements, add some water and work up a lather with fingers, rinse, and you're done! The result? Glowingly clean skin that's ready for the next steps in your routine! At Watsons
Teviant Eyeliner Pencils
We don't know about you but we're not really fans of eyeliners that simply don't glide on smoothly and easily. These eyeliners from Teviant are the opposite of that. Highly pigmented and packs a punch on your eyes, these rival foreign brands we've loved for a long time. Editor's faves? The basic black "Termagent" and "Belladona". At teviant.com and SM Beauty, SM Department Store Megamall
Shiseido ControlledChaos MascaraInk
Inspired by Ginza's iconic crossing in Tokyo, this mascara pays homage to the Japanese idea of wa, or harmony that is found between two opposing forces, into a mascara, according to James Boehmer, Global Director of Artistry for Shiseido Makeup. Its memory flex bristles maintain the integrity of the brush so the brush stays strong throughout the mascara's lifespan. This highly-pigmented, smudge-, clump-, and flake-resistant formula lasts for 24 hours and comes in 4 shades inspired by the famed Ginza Crossing: Black Pulse, Sapphire Spark, Violet Vibe, and Emerald Energy. At Greenbelt 5
Maybelline Define & Blend Brow Pencil
Draw precise, brow-like strokes with this easy to use brow pencil that gives you full and defined brows without looking like you drew them on! It has a retractable slim-angled pencil with spooly brush—just what you need to create beautiful brows everyday! At SM Beauty
SNAILWHITE Icy Mask
Upgrade that glow with the latest from the Thai beauty brand that brough you the cult favorite Snail Potion-enriched face cream. The Icy Mask is meant to be left on overnight, so you can wake up looking refreshed and rested, with minimal effort! Made with the brand's signature Snail Potion and French silene colorata flower from France, this mixture makes for a match made in heaven, letting you show off a glow like no other. At Watsons and beautymnl.com
it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
They don't call this product award-winning for no reason. It has everything you need from a concealer (you know, to hide all the nasty stuff)—full-coverage, anti-aging, won't crease or crack. That's not all! With their Expression Proof technology, you can laugh all you want and not have your concealer getting cakey and crack-y. It's humidity- and water-proof, perfect for this Manila heat! As if this product can't get better, it does, with anti-aging peptides, vitamins, antioxidants, hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid! At sephora.ph
Bench Organics Lavender Castile Soap and Bug Away Mist
For those who are now more mindful of their product choices, two new products from Bench Organics will interest you: the Lavender Castile Soap and Bug Away Mist. We love that both are all-natural and multifunctional, products that can be useful at home and even while traveling.
An all-in-one, all-around, all-natural liquid cleanser for you and your home, the oil-based Lavender Castile Soap (P259 for a 450ml foaming bottle) can be used as face & body wash, shampoo, multipurpose cleaner, dishwashing liquid, fruit and veggie wash, and even a mild laundry detergent.
Meanwhile, the water-based Bug Away Mist (P329 for a 50ml spray bottle and P459 for a 100ml refill bottle) is an insect repellant and a skin soothing spray in one. It’s made with lavender, patchouli, citronella, lemongrass, and other quality essential oils. It has a non-greasy and easy-to-spread formula.
Both are safe for use on sensitive skin and children of all ages. Available at select branches of Bench and online via benchtm.com, Lazada, Zalora, and Shoppee.—Grace Libero-Cruz