The Metro Beauty Awards: Cult Favorites
Winning products that have a huge following are called cult favorites for a reason. We present to you our list!
Beauty products are being launched on a monthly, even weekly basis, and as beauty aficionados, we can't help but get fatigued by the sheer amount of new products coming our way. Does this work? Do I need yet another tube of lipstick? Will this concealer actually hide any of my blemishes? The questions are endless.
As we sifted through the gazillion products that got nominated this year, we found that some products actually stand out from others, and have cult followings for a reason. Here, get to know the cult favorite picks, those that have a fanbase, and those that are changing the beauty world as we know it.
Presenting, our roster of cult favorites, worthy of being YOUR favorites too!
Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
Get instantly transported to the Italian Riviera with this cologne's breezy, refreshing scent. It features crisp citrus oils, floral notes, and amber undertones. Consider it your new go-to.
Photo Credit: Tom Ford
M.A.C Prep + Prime
What's a beautiful makeup look if halfway through the day you find it getting smudged out of your face? Prevent this beauty booboo by priming your face with a spray such as this. It comes in a lightweight, hydrating formula—great for daily use!
Photo Credit: M.A.C
Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana
Another soon to be staple on your dresser, the Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana is a crowd pleaser for good reason: Think the sweetness of honeysuckle, the freshness of rose, the aromatic fruity twist of davana and the woodiness of moss coming together for a unique scent to love.
Photo Credit: Jo Malone
La Mer The Powder
Iconic brand La Mer may be famous for their fountain of youth cream in a jar, but other products are gaining fans too. Their light-as-air, ultra-sheer finish loose powder has risen in popularity for its skin-renewing Miracle Broth, and its ability to attract light to the skin, making your skin appear luminous!
Photo Credit: La Mer
LUSH Mask of Magnaminty
Addicted to cleaning your face? Well then make this cult fave your new BFF because you're about to get converted. Its tingly sensation coupled with stellar cleansing properties are some of the reasons why we adore it. It's made of Kaolin clay, peppermint oil, Aduki beans, vanilla, and honey.
Photo Credit: LUSH
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
We're sure you've heard of hero ingredient tea tree oil in a lot of anti-acne products—but The Body Shop gives you its purest form. It's soothing, has anti-bacterial properties, and doesn't dry out your skin, all while addressing acne concerns.
Photo Credit: The Body Shop
Peripera Ink Airy Velvet
You could get obsessed with this lip tint-cum-lip mousse, for its airy finish, highly pigmented hues, and variety of colors. Getting that coveted K-Beauty gradient lips look is a breeze with this one!
Photo Credit: Peripera
Snailwhite Facial Cream
There's no wonder Watsons becomes out of stock with this product—the cult favorite in Southeast Asia has finally reached our shores and is making waves locally. Popular for its snail potion ingredient, it is said to renew and rejuvenate ageing skin, diminishing fine lines and dark spots, as well as smoothening its texture.
Photo Credit: Snailwhite
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Refreshing Soothing Gel
Think of it like lotion, but in gel form, and way cooler on the skin. It has a lightweight formula that you'll love applying especially in humid Manila weather. One cool thing to do with it is to stick it inside your freezer for maximum cooling effects! Use it as lotion, post-sun treatment, and a mask!
Photo Credit: The Face Shop
NARS The Multiple
The OG of multi-purpose sticks, Francoise Nars iconic innovation allows you to have just one stick, and use it for your eyes, lips, cheeks, and yes, even your body.
Photo Credit: NARS
Careline Oil Control Blush-On in Fresh Tomato
We see why this cult favorite won the hearts of many, as it's not just pocket friendly but delivers on results too. Get a gorgeous, natural blush with a few swipes, and get guaranteed a lightweight, non-sticky finish.
Photo Credit: Careline
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
Zit emergency? Don't fret. COSRX blessed us with this innovative product that allows you to cover those nasty pimples while treating them. Now you don't have to face the day with breakout shame.
Photo Credit: COSRX