With decades of experience and expertise, Agoo Bengzon is the ultimate guru when it comes to all things beauty. And guess what? She also happens to be Bloom’s newest contributor! From skincare to haircare, Agoo’s giving everyone a look-see at all the wisdom she’s got under her sleeves. Her best beauty secrets revealed, below!


One of my biggest pet peeves is when I apply concealer on my dark circles, and set it with a loose or pressed powder, and end up looking worse than when I didn’t have any makeup on. The concealer and powder combo is meant to keep the makeup in place—but in reality, if you’re using the wrong powder, it’ll only accentuate the bad.

In my decades of experience as a beauty editor, I’ve tried using all sorts of powders—translucent, hydrating, ultra sheer, tinted, you name it. At my age, they only made the fine lines under my eyes much more visible. The coverage was also a bit inferior, as they didn’t manage to hide my dark circles. But then, BeautyMNL came to the rescue when they asked me to review Banila Co.’s Prime Hydrating Finish Powder. At first, it seemed like all the other powders I had tried before—until I swiped the product onto my under eye area. I kid you not, it was like magic! First, the powder is very lightly tinted, so it can be used for virtually any skin tone without it altering the shade of your skin. Second, its lightweight texture is so silky, it goes on effortlessly—no need to blend in vigorously as a light patting motion will do. Lastly, its hydrating formula made it a skincare-meets-makeup type of product. My under eyearea showed zero lines after application and the powder kept my makeup in place the entire day. How does this powder manage to make skin look pristine and keep your complexion hydrated? It’s infused with glacial water, celtic water, and minerals from green clay! I don’t know about you but I’m crushing hard on this powder. I’m definitely hoarding! Five out of five stars for me.

The Banila Co. Hydrating Finish Powder is available for P1,150 on BeautyMNL. Shop it right here!

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