follow us on

Your Beauty Kit Won’t Be Complete Without These 7 Non-Makeup Products

Fact: There’s more to beauty products than smudge-proof lipstick and high coverage foundation. Get ready to seize the day by adding these non-makeup staples to your beauty arsenal.

READ: Metro Beauty Awards—Cult Favorites!

 

1. A detangling brush

Keep your locks soft and knot-free with a trusty detangling brush. 

Metro.Style Picks:

Tangle Angel

Tangle Angel’s award-winning brushes are Instagram-worthy—and even Royal family-approved! These gorgeous brushes were created by Richard Ward, hairdresser to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Duchess of Wessex. Available at Beauty Bar and Browhaus Manila stores

 

Goody Hair

You can always count on Goody Hair for high-quality hair accessories and brushes. The Goody Bright Boost Paddle is a fun, colorful pick for gentle detangling. 


 

2. Contact lenses

Contact lenses are for everybody—whether or not you have eyeglass prescription! With graded lenses, four-eyed women can bid adieu to the struggles of putting on makeup underneath their frames. On the other hand, beauty enthusiasts with 20/20 vision can also have fun experimenting with non-graded colored contacts.

 

Metro.Style Picks:

Air Optix 

Colored contacts make a huge difference by complementing your makeup and enhancing your look. Air Optix offers a variety of natural-looking shades like hazel, green, blue, and gray.

 

@bernardokath wearing Air Optix® Colors in Pure Hazel ????

A post shared by Air Optix® Colors Philippines (@airoptixph) on

 

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus

Looking for travel-friendly prescription contacts? The DAILIES AquaComfort Plus is your perfect adventure companion. For maximum comfort, these single-use contact lenses release moisturizing agents throughout the day, making them a safe and hassle-free choice!

 

3. A no-fail sunscreen

We’re all familiar with the golden rule: never, ever leave the house without sunscreen! Protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun and combat visible signs of premature ageing with a trusty tube of SPF.

Metro.Style Picks:

The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s Skin Defence (SPF 50) provides protection against skin aggressors. The best part? It’s lightweight, fast absorbing, and cruelty-free!

 

Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense (SPF 50) is non-comedogenic and fast-absorbing, leaving a matte, picture-perfect finish!

 

4. Nude Nail Polish

Look clean and polished in an instant with nude nails! 

Metro.Style Picks:

 

Happy Skin Express Gel Polish

As featured on this year’s Metro Beauty Awards, the Happy Skin Express Gel Polish gives gel-like nails in half the time and effort. 

 

Sally Hansen

The Miracle Gel is Sally Hansen’s patented technology for longer wear. It’s chic and chip-resistant—with no UV lamp required! Available at Rustan's 

 

Let the Birthday Suit shine! #SallyHansenPH

A post shared by Sally Hansen PH (@sallyhansenph) on


 

5. Moisturizing face sheets

After a long, tiring day, going home to a skincare session sounds superb. One of our favorite go-to products? A quick fix face mask!

Metro.Style Picks:

Water Angel

Water Angel is an award-winning cult brand from Thailand—and it’s now available in the Philippines! It specializes in high function masks using innovative natural ingredients, like horse oil, bee venom, gold silk, and rice. One of its most popular variants is snail! Available at Beauty MNL

 


MediHeal

When we talk about Korean face masks, it’s impossible not to think of MediHeal. This best-selling Asian skincare brand offers a variety of face sheets, each providing a custom solution for a specific skin concern. Available at Watsons


 

6. Heat styling tools

There’s never a bad hair day with these beauty must-haves by your side—or in this case, on your vanity table!

Metro.Style Picks:

Dyson Hair

One of the most luxurious hairdryers in the world, the Dyson Supersonic cuts your styling time in half. 


KISS InstaWave

Want to achieve long-lasting curls without the fuss? The KISS InstaWave is fully automatic—which means it does the curling for you! Available at Watsons


7. Bum Cream

And last, but definitely not the least—bum cream. Yes, you heard that right! This Anese.Co collagen mask and booty scrub targets stretch marks and unwanted blemishes, making your booty appear softer and firmer.

 

Artwork by Butchie Peña