16 Beauty Products Every Filipina Should Try in 2016
Fact: It’s a leap year, and that means each one of us will be going through 366 glorious days in 2016. That also means every girl gets one extra day to try all the newfangled, expectation-defying beauty loot the industry has to offer (like that silver Glamglow mask that’s breaking the internet this week).
Here, we’re listing 16 sensational products that will be taking 2016 by storm—at least, by our humble predictions! Have you tried these babies yet?
1. Aritaum Honey Melting Tint, on sale at P566
IN A NUTSHELL: This rich balm-stain hybrid is packed with honey and collagen to glide onto your lips like butter. No, seriously.
2. Banila Co. Eye Love Cushion 3D Brow, P720
IN A NUTSHELL: This brow gel pot pushes its color through a fine sieve, similar to BB cream cushion compacts. This process yields just the right amount of product to create natural-looking, three-dimensional brows.
3. Beach Born Sea Salt Spray, P180
IN A NUTSHELL: Can’t find Bumble and Bumble’s cult spray anywhere? Here’s the local answer—for a tenth of the price.
4. Beautique Spider Puff Cleanser, on sale at P1,040
IN A NUTSHELL: This handheld puff tool comes attached to a bottle of cleanser to streamline your facial ablutions. We’re still not sure where the “spider” part comes in, though.
5. Ciaté Knight In Shining Armour, on sale at P750
IN A NUTSHELL: Marula oil and urea combine in this bestselling nail treatment that transforms cracked, brittle nails overnight.
6. It’s Skin Power 10 Formula WH Effector, on sale at P685
IN A NUTSHELL: All It’s Skin’s “effectors,” otherwise known as essences, are beloved. But the WH inhibits melanin production to lighten dark acne scars and illuminate dull complexions—so we’re sure it’ll be a big hit with Pinays.
7. Kala Milk Lotion, P265
IN A NUTSHELL: Say hello to the carabao milk body cream that made Kala Milk Soap shorten its brand name to, simply, Kala Milk. Just read the reviews—apparently, this is a non-greasy potion that’s perfect for Philippine temps.
8. Lancôme Miracle Cushion Compact: Refill, P1,850 + Case, P600
IN A NUTSHELL: In Korea, a cushion compact is sold every six seconds. Yowza! This liquid foundation in sponge form has received the seal of approval of French beauty savants and is featherlight on the skin.
9. L’Oréal Paris Tint Caresse, P350
IN A NUTSHELL: Even though it was launched late last year, this wand of pulverized lip color continues to allure and impress. Come on, it’s powder lipstick, you guys.
10. Lux Magical Spell Body Wash, P55
IN A NUTSHELL: Decadently fraganced yet pocket-friendly, this shower gel (crafted by perfumer Nicole Mancini) romances your skin with notes of black orchid, juniper, vanilla bean, and gold amber.
11. Maybelline Super BB Cream SPF50, P399
IN A NUTSHELL: This full-coverage beauty balm is designed to combat heat and pollution. Don’t believe us? Look at this, then read this.
12. NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder, P1,950
IN A NUTSHELL: Word on the street is that Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, AKA the mother of all loose setting powders, has got some serious competition with this NARS number.
13. Nuxe Paris Micellar Cleansing Water, P895
IN A NUTSHELL: French women have been using micellar water for years, because these facial cleansers are said to be much gentler on the skin compared to soap and tap water. This particular formula is hypoallergenic and, for an extra fancy kick, infused with rosewater.
14. Pixi by Petra Liplift Max, P790
IN A NUTSHELL: No time for the Kylie Jenner overlining technique? Swipe on this UK fave for a noticeably plumper pout.
15. Pop Beauty Peak Performance Mascara, P990
IN A NUTSHELL: We’ve seen quite a few wands in our day, but never one like this. The comb design of this volumizing mascara separates, coats, lifts, and fans out every lash, so you don’t even have to wiggle it.
16. Toni & Guy Creative Express Reboost Dry Shampoo, P1,099
IN A NUTSHELL: This dry shampoo strips the scalp of grease while giving limp locks the kind of body they would only get from a blowout. The next time you need a lift in the hair department, or are just too lazy to take a shower (no judgment), reach for a cylinder of Reboost.