Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you should already know that the Philippine beauty scene has come a long way in terms of flaunting the natural morena look. If in the past we've been obsessed with making our skin whiter than it actually is, today, the local beauty scene has been making ways towards breaking beauty standards and has been parading our natural, God-given beauty. Nowadays, a lot of celebrities and well-known personalities are also embracing their natural beauty, and it has been a great representation for Filipinos to be comfortable in our own skin as well.
Makeup is all about having a bit of extra fun in your life. With the right blending techniques and color, makeup can enhance our looks, bring out our best features, and make us feel more confident in our own skin. Gone are the days that our choice of makeup is two shades lighter than our natural complexion as we’re now all about showing off our golden glow. In the gallery below, let’s take a look at these morena makeup trends to get you inspired about your next look!
Morena Makeup Looks
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Perfectly showing off gorgeous morena skin, you can try Angelique Manto’s makeup look that consists of bushy brows, bronzer, and a nude lip, layered with gloss that highlights your natural beauty!
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Another morena icon we love is Kathryn Bernardo! You can try coral shades, like this hue on her lip, perfect for a casual, everyday makeup look. This shade gives radiance to your natural tan!
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Giving us a major goddess vibes, Nadine Lustre’s makeup look has a luminous and reflective finish, that gives the perfect radiant glass skin, Filipina style. Get the look by using highlighter on the high points of your face.
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If you’re feeling a little extra, you can sweep and blend dark eyeshadow across your lids like Janine Gutierrez, while using neutral tones for the rest of your face. This way, the central focus are your dramatic peepers!
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Like Iza Calzado, you can emphasize your beauty by using natural tones. Apply bronzer to the hollow of your cheeks, temples, jawline, and nose to define your face while adding a shimmer to the inner corner of your eye to give a youthful look.
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Gold enhances the morena complexion, and you can never go wrong with a little glitter. As you can see in Leila Alcasid’s look, her doll-like features are enhanced, giving her a youthful, unexpected look!
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There’s no doubt that earth tones complement your natural complexion. Add a nice pop of color to your cheeks and lips to finish the look. This simple and natural makeup look of Bianca Gonzalez is a must-try!
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Feeling a little bold? Just like Kiana Valenciano, a little dramatic look is something every morena should try at least once in her life! Going for a bolder look can enhance your facial features and make you look more defined. Start by swiping a dark lip shade, in lieu of your favorite pink or nude shade.
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Red will always be a classic and Kelsey Merritt is here to prove it. Use a lip liner to provide a solid base for your lips and make them appear fuller. Top off your look with fake freckles to exhibit an even trendier vibe!
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Give emphasis to your bright eyes with a matte look. Line your lips carefully with nude lip liner for a fuller look. Denise Laurel’s makeup look can be achieved by brushing your makeup upwards for an instant lifted look.
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Hannah Pangilinan’s makeup look is no doubt a head-turner. To recreate this, dab a vibrant color on your eyes with long wispy lashes to create an admiring gaze. Finish your look with a glowy lip gloss to make your lips look supple and plumped.
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Ylona Garcia is not shy about showing off her skin, and with this look, she elevated her beauty with a stained lip and a colored liner that provided great details for her look. Truly, Morena complexions make a great canvas for makeup.
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Like Gabbi Garcia, recreate this beauty look by using a nude lip liner that’s a shade darker than your lippie. Overline your lips for a fuller pout and don’t forget to top them with lip gloss for more glow!
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Maris Racal’s dewy makeup look will never fail to make you look fresh, even without sleep. Blend a peachy powder blush on your cheeks directed to your temples to achieve this cute look.
Banner photos via @antheabueno and @justineclaudia