At BeautyMNL, we are inundated with the best and most exciting Wellness products every day. But sometimes—okay, a lot of the time—it gets overwhelming. There are hundreds of thousands of products in our assortment and it requires a lot of trial-and-error to find the best of the best. But when we really like something, though, you can trust that you will be the first to hear about it. With that said, here are our Editors’ Picks for the 30 Beauty products we absolutely loved in 2019. Scroll!

1. Benefit Road Trip To Gorgeous, P3,310 For jet-setters and all-around busy gals, this basic kit is everything you need for easy, everyday makeup. You get a .brightening primer. and .soft pink blush. for radiant skin, plus a .volumizing mascara. and .brow-setting gel for perfectly framed eyes that pop.

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2. L.A. Girl Just Blushing, P449 Bring life back to lackluster skin with this gold-flecked blush bar. Formulated with fine powder pigments, the wide range of shades flatter most skin tones and lend the cheeks a glowing, just-pinched flush.

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3. Nuxe Paris Beauty Essentials, P1,150 Nuxe Paris is known for their luxe, sensitive skin-friendly formulas. With this travel-sized kit, you can try their bath-time bestsellers for just a fraction of the price, from a makeup-removing gel to a rich body lotion.

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4. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, P725 For stealthy touch-ups, this buildable concealer stick provides creamy coverage in a swipe and easily fits into any purse. The angled tip allows for more precise application and all you need to blend in pigment are your fingertips!

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5. Australis Velourlips, now on sale at P223 (limited time only) Who said matte lips were out of style? If you’re looking for cushiony texture and intense color payoff, this liquid formula is the one for you. Its longwear formula leaves full coverage color that lasts through the day without flaking.

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6. Skin Genie Oil Absorbing Face Blotting Tissue, P200 This set of all-natural blotting papers is an oily girl’s best friend. Made from plant pulp and hemp fibers, its soft texture is gentle on the skin and quickly sops up excess grease, without disturbing your makeup.

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7. AHC Aqualuronic Serum (30ml), now on sale at P1,529 (limited time only) If you’ve got dehydrated skin, here’s a deep-sinking serum that’ll inject lasting moisture back into your complexion. It contains Triple Hyaluronic Acid and the brand’s exclusive Aqua Ceramide Complex, which work together to rebuild hydration from the inside and strengthen the skin’s outer moisture barrier.

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8. Luxx Lash Bonita, P1,599 If the mess of gluing on false lashes has always been a deal breaker for you, then this magnetic alternative might just be a gamechanger. With small magnets at the corners and center of the bands, you can attach them in seconds for a fuller, flirtier look.

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9. Bio Science Bio-Water Micellar Water (400ml), now on sale at P809 (limited time only) Micellar water may seem like a straight-forward product, but it’s surprisingly difficult to find a formula that does everything it should. This hyaluronic-infused makeup remover happens to be one of the few exceptions! With the added protection of its Anti-Pollution PM 2.5 formula, it effectively bars pollutants from clogging pores, all while removing waterproof makeup and hydrating skin at the same time.

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10. VMV Hypoallergenics Hydra Balance Smart Moisturizer for Combination Skin, P1,000 Whether you have dry or oily skin, this hydrating milk effectively moisturizes and brings balance back to different skin types. With ingredients like rich virgin coconut oil, acne-fighting monolaurin, and moisture-locking glycerin, it brings elasticity and resilience back to problematic complexions, so your skin stays bouncy and blemish-free.

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11. Shakeup Cosmetics Let’s Face It BB Tinted Moisturiser, P1,650 Makeup for men is going to be a big thing this year* and we think this brand is one of the first to take a step in the right direction. This tinted moisturizer is as straightforward as it gets—hydrating, gives sheer to medium coverage for a natural yet buildable finish, and enriched with skin-loving ingredients. No hyper-masculine marketing included.

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12. Pili Ani Ageless Concentrate (40ml), P2,700 Facial oils are some of the most powerful skincare products out there and this anti-aging blend of locally found oils is one we’re definitely taking into the new year. A combination of rare elemi oil and pili oil, both found only in Bicol, it tightens sagging skin and protects it from environmental aggressors with natural antioxidants.

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13. Banila Co. Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Propolis Rejuvenating Ampoule, P3,195 In dire need of heavy-duty moisture? Skip the greasy creams and opt for this propolis-powered ampoule instead. Enriched with red propolis extract, it plumps up wrinkles, brightens skin tone, and forms a protective layer of hydration that leaves the complexion looking more glowing than ever.

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14. Esfolio Super Rich Coconut Waterfull Cream, P799 Whether you’re looking for a lightweight day cream or a rich overnight cream, this coconut moisturizer can fill both roles seamlessly. Its absorbent, bouncy texture provides the perfect makeup base for daytime use. But with other benefits like fortifying the moisture barrier and reducing fine lines, it also works well as a nourishing night cream.

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15. KEEP COOL Soothe Bamboo Toner (160ml), P830 This bamboo toner promises ultra-gentle care for the most sensitive skin types. Formulated with 85% bamboo water, hyaluronic acid, and a pH level of 5.5, it refreshes irritated skin and lightly hydrates to combat post-cleansing dryness.

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16. Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, P599 There’s no such thing as “subtle” with this luminous strobe powder. Made of buttery pigments flecked with super fine shimmers, it instantly amps up your skin’s radiance and attracts light to show off all your best features.

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17. Issy & Co. The Limited Edition Lippie Mystery PR Kit, P1,999 Whether you’re gifting yourself or your closest girl friend, this full collection PR Kit practically screams VIP. Not only do you get one of each of the brand’s five debut products, it also comes with an uber-cute handheld mirror, a PR letter, PR card, a clear cosmetics pouch, and a chic, sturdy tote.

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18. Dear Klairs Fundamental Nourishing Eye Butter (20g), P1,230 Crow’s feet is the least of your worries with this creamy eye butter. A gentle yet fast-working solution for fatigued undereyes, it contains ingredients like sunflower seed oil and caffeine to smoothen out fine lines, de-puff bloat, and brighten stubborn dark circles.

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19. VT Cosmetics Cica Spot Patch, P185 A step above your average pimple patch, these waterproof cica spot stickers simultaneously flatten and actively treat zits. Each ultra-thin patch contains centella asiatica extract, which soothes inflammation and speeds up the healing process of the target area. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest spot treatments out there!

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20. Some By Mi Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Low PH Gel Cleanser, now on sale at P585 (limited time only) Most anti-acne cleansers tend to be on too harsh on the skin, but this calming gel cleanser is an exception. Thanks to its synergistic blend of snail mucin and anti-inflammatory botanical extracts, like licorice and tea tree, it effectively tames inflammation and speeds up repair to reduce overall breakouts. Your skin’s natural moisture balance remains undisturbed.

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21. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon, P1,295 There are few things more satisfying than exfoliation and these double-sided peeling pads works wonders for both face and body. Made with brightening lemon extract and a 3-layered cotton gauze design, it thoroughly buffs away dead skin and other impurities to keep your pores clear, glassy, and smooth.

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22. Heimish All Clean Balm, now on sale at P780 (limited time only) If we could only pick one makeup remover to use for life, it would be this silky oil balm. It melts away even the most waterproof makeup with ease and soothes the senses with aromatic citrus herb oils. There are tons of other cult-fave options out there, but if you ask us, this gorgeous tub is the cleansing balm to beat.

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23. Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Tissue, P325 Let’s be real. Some nights, you want to just wipe off your makeup and head to straight bed. We don’t judge, but if you’re skipping your routine, we hope you have a pack of these cleansing facial wipes on your nightstand. Besides removing makeup effortlessly, they’re also enriched with organic golden olive extract, antioxidants, and vitamins to give your skin extra nourishment, even on days when you just can’t be bothered.

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24. Leiania House of Beauty Golden Pot Healing Salve, P680 From bug bites and boils to rashes and other irritations, this all-natural golden salve is a heal-all remedy. It’s loaded with a bevy of botanical oils that help reduce itching and pain and brings moisture back to dry, damaged areas on the skin.

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25. Blingpop K-Beauty Head to Toe Collection, now on sale at P400 (limited time only) Nowadays, there’s a sheet mask for almost every body part and this top-to-toe mask set gives you the full body treatment. From your eyes to your feet, these specially designed masks deliver their own set of benefits, depending on the body part, and they’re cruelty-free!

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26. BLK Cosmetics K-beauty Scents in Spring (120ml), P349 Spring may not exist here in the tropics, but you can still carry a hint of it with you with this bright, blooming fragrance. With notes of apple tree leaves, yellow freesias, and linden blossom, it never smells overpowering and leaves you feeling fresh, clean, and airy.

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