While we’re all for loving the skin you’re in, we can’t deny the power of makeup. It’s amazing how a few swipes of lipstick or a pop of blush can do wonders to one’s confidence, allowing you to be ready for anything (even for your passport photo!).
That said, it’s important to remember to choose products that let the real you shine through; after all, you’re most beautiful as yourself! Here, we’ve rounded up our latest beauty picks guaranteed to bring out the super you—for that effortless glow any day, every day. The best part? They’re easily accessible via Watsons, SM Beauty, and our new favorite premium beauty store, Look at Me.
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Super Beauty Buys
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Kick-start your makeup routine—and stay protected while you have fun under the sun—with this triple-duty product that functions as sun care, moisturizer, and primer in one. The Innisfree Mild Cica Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++, ₱1,250 is the brand’s latest 4th generation sunscreen featuring five kinds of Centella Asiatica (Cica) extract to help soothe sensitive and acne-prone skin, all while providing high UV protection.
Why it’s super: Aside from delivering skin-saving benefits thanks to Cica, it’s packed with 41% hydrating essence that leaves a soft, non-sticky finish, and also gives a natural tone-up effect to help conceal redness.
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Look ultra fresh—rain or shine—with the rave-worthy Studio Fix Tech Cream-to-Powder Foundation, ₱2,550, from MAC Cosmetics. True to its name, the smooth cream formula transforms into a lightweight powder with medium buildable coverage and a natural matte finish.
Why it’s super: Perfect for our unpredictable weather, this face base is tried-and-tested to be sweat- and humidity-resistant so it won’t melt off even during your commute! Plus, it comes in a super-inclusive array of shades to suit every skin tone.
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Color yourself pretty with blk’s Creamy All-Over Paints, a.k.a. multi-use makeup paints that you can use on the lips, lids, and cheeks. The brand just released limited edition Birthday Mini Paints, ₱329 each, featuring five gorgeous shades for everyday wear and for special occasions.
Why it’s super: If you’re always on the go, you’ll love the versatility of these paints. The intensely pigmented formula blends silkily and is super easy to apply as eye shadow, as blush, and as lip color.
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Kilay goals? Hit ‘em right on target with Happy Skin’s Holy Grail Microtip Brow Pencil + Brush, ₱499. This dual-ended brow pencil is a breeze to use even for newbies: The pencil side features a microtip that lets you draw natural, hair-like strokes, while the other end holds a spoolie brush for effortless grooming and blending.
Why it’s super: It’s called the “holy grail” for a reason—the ultra-fine pigment mimics real hair so your brows look as real as ever. Plus, it’s waterproof and oil-proof; you can even wear it to the beach!
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If you haven’t tried British beauty brand Barry M yet, here’s a product that’s sure to become the newest staple in your arsenal. Barry M Glow Beam Illuminating Palette, ₱399, is an instant complexion enhancer that gives you that literal glow-up! It features four highly-pigmented shimmer shades to sculpt and highlight your face—for that ultra radiant finish.
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