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The Metro Beauty Awards: Fan Favorites

We asked you about your favorite beauty products across a number of categories. You answered. Here are the winners!

The Metro Beauty Awards is all about expert curation of the best products available in the metro today, but this year, we decided to ask you, our readers, about what products you love. It's all about exchanging tips and tricks anyway! We know we can't hide it, and we love sharing our best finds when we find one, and this is no different. We asked you, you answered, and we couldn't be more excited to get to know you a little bit more!

Metro Beauty Awards: Fan Favorites

Over a course of three weeks, we held polls on our Facebook Page and asked you what your top picks are in a number of makeup categories: lipstick, blush, highlighter, mascara, eyeliner, and foundation! Some picks were surprising, some were predicted, and some are surely going into our shopping list. Curious about what everyone else had to say? Without further adieu, here are this year's Metro Beauty Awards: Fan Favorites winners!



1st Place: Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink

This liquid lipstick formula is a winner for a number of reasons: It sticks to your lips effortlessly with one swipe, it's non-sticky, lasts for 16 hours, and its wide array of shades are highly pigmented. It features an arrow-type tip that allows you to precisely apply on your lips every single time. Intense color, intense effects. No wonder this tops your list!

Available at leading supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink | @maybelline

Runner-up: Sunnies Face Fluffmatte

We honestly don't know anyone who doesn't love Sunnies Face' Fluffmatte range of lipsticks. After all, this product singlehandedly put the brand on the map, and was able to crash the brand's website overnight, due to popular demand. That says a lot. Sunnies Face founders and girl bosses Martine Cajucom-Ho, Jess Wilson, Georgina Wilson-Burnand, and Bea Soriano-Dee created the perfect lip formula for Filipinas, a range of 9 warm-toned shades that flatter every skintone. Its formula features a powdery finish, and lends an unbeatable pigment unlike any other. No wonder loyalists and newbies alike still flock to Sunnies Face stores for their fix!

Available at

Sunnies Face
Sunnies Face Fluffmatte | @sunniesface

Not far behind: MAC Matte Lipstick, L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipstick, and Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie



1st Place: NARS Orgasm Blush

Undisputed in a lot of beauty awards all over the world, the NARS Orgasm Blush often tops the list for its unexplainable ability to give anyone that coveted "after s** glow", if you know what we mean. This powder blush is already in the holy grail category of beauty awards, and it comes as no surprise because its peachy pink with golden shimmer shade just works. A great investment for any self-respecting beauty girl.

Available at Rustan's, and NARS, G/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City

NARS Blush in Orgasm | @narssisist

Runner-up: Careline Oil Control Blush-On

Price conscious beauty junkies would be happy to know that taking the 2nd place in your favorite blush category is none other than Careline's powder blush! It's available in five delicious shades, "Rosy Cheek", "Fresh Tomato" (your top pick!), "Touch of Pink", "Peach Glow", and "Starlight Shine", so you get to choose your "no makeup-makeup look", while controlling oiliness! Win-win! Available at most convenience stores and department stores, this cult favorite is a no-brainer buy! 

Available at leading supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Careline Oil Control Blush-On | @carelineph

Not far behind: Glossier Cloud Paint, Colourette Colourtint, and MAC Powder Blush



1st Place: Ever Bilena All Day Liquid Foundation

Yup, you read that right. A P195 tube of foundation has won the hearts of many of you Filipinas for its undeniable power to make any Pinay skin tone look flawless and luminous! It's available in four shades—"Silk", "Porcelain", "Oriental", and "Sandstone", and is pretty friendly to the spectrum of complexions. It's a lightweight liquid formula that allows for buildable coverage so you don't have to look too "done" every time.

Available at leading supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Ever Bilena
Ever Bilena All Day Liquid Foundation | @everbilenaofficial

Runner-up: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup

This pick may be considered luxury for some, but it earns its cult favorite status for good reason. This multi-awarded foundation from trusted brand Estée Lauder boasts of 24-hour wear, comes in a wide range of shades for light, medium, and deep skin tones, and produces a natural, matte finish. Voted the no. 1 foundation in the US, it's pretty evident that it has gained the trust on this side of the world too!

Available at Rustan's, and Power Plant Mall

Estée Lauder
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation | @esteelauderph

Not far behind: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation, L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, J.Cat HD Perfection Skinsealer Foundation



1st Place: Careline Strobe Multi Stick

Sure, highlighters can be tricky—where to apply them, when is it enough, what shade is right for your skin tone, the questions are endless. Not with this product. Careline stays true to its mission of creating fuss-free, easy-to-use, affordable beauty kit staples with its Multi Sticks range. You voted their Strobe Stick Multi Stick as your top choice for highlighters, and we see the reason why! It's definitely creamy enough to easily apply, is paraben- and cruelty-free, and doesn't clog pores. What we love most about it is its flattering champagne shade that works for most skin tones!

Available at leading convenience stores, supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Careline Strobe Stick Multi Stick | @carelineph

Runner-up: Maybelline FACESTUDIO Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Maybelline sure knows a thing or two about creating crowd-pleasing products, especially with their range of Chrome Metallic Highlighters with powdery finish. This easy to use powder highlighter compact features light-reflecting particles that helps draw light to the points of the face that need it most. Inject some warmth into your cheeks via shades that cater to every skin tone. It comes in "Molten Gold", "Molten Peach", "Molten Rose Gold", and "Molten Topaz".

Available at SM Beauty, Watsons, and leading personal care boutiques 

Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter | @maybelline

Not far behind: Colourette Shimmertint, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter



1st Place: Teviant Liquid Eyeliner in Virago

It comes as no surprise that Teviant bags the top spot for fans' best eyeliner. The brainchild of Albert Kurniawan, best known for his stunning work on Heart Evangelista and hundreds of brides both here and abroad, Teviant took the risk of launching its very first collection via a range of products catered to the eyes—a category that doesn't necessarily sell as fast as, say, lipstick or blush. Teviant proved naysayers wrong by putting out high-quality products made in Italy, and even better performance as evidenced by countless fans voting for their Liquid Eyeliner. 

Available online at Teviant and SM Beauty - SM Megamall

Teviant Liquid Eyeliner in Virago | @teviant

Runner-up: Careline Graph-Ink Liner

When it comes to eyeliner, we simply need the product to work in terms of precision, pigment, and staying power. Following Teviant in the top spot is Careline's Graph-Ink Liner, a pen-like product that is long-lasting, water-based for that perfect eye definition. The best part? It's smudge-proof and goes for just P170!

Available at leading convenience stores, supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Careline Graph-Ink Liner | @carelineph

Not far behind: K-Palette 24 HR Real Lasting Eyeliner, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, and Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner



1st Place: Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara

If you haven't gotten into the eyelash extensions bandwagon yet, we're pretty sure you're just like us and swore by this mascara for the longest, volumized lashes. Maybelline bags the top spot yet again for mascara, and without a doubt, this product answers Filipinas' needs of long, curled, volumized lashes for stunning peepers everyday. It's non-irritating, smudge-proof, and makes your lashes 4x amplified than the normal. Its curl-locking formula contains sealing wax that prevents your lashes from falling midday. 

Available at leading supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara | @maybellinephshop

Runner-up: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

And no surprise here—Maybelline bags 2nd place with its Lash Sensational mascara, the product that promises "fully sensational lashes in just one sweep. Every lash captured, every lash volumized." It coats your lashes from root to tip, and goes along with your natural lashes' fan effect for dramatic eyes. It's ophthalmologist tested and won't irritate those who wear contact lenses, too.

Available at leading supermarkets, department stores, and personal care boutiques

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Not far behind: L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara in Blackest Black, Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara