At BeautyMNL, we spend every single day swatching, testing, and shooting all kinds of products. Not all of them are made equal. But one thing we can say for sure is that the best ones end up on our own bathroom shelves! The more we experiment, the more Holy Grails we discover. So, in this new monthly series, we’re sharing with you our very own personal faves! From makeup to skincare and everything in between, here are 5 beauty products that have served us well IRL. Chances are, you’ll want to hoard them, too.


1. Eye of Horus Brow Fibre Extend, P1,190
LOVED BY: Kathy A., Junior Graphic Designer

“I’m very low-maintenance with my everyday makeup and this the brow-cara I reach for everyday. It does exactly what it claims. The fibres in the formula add texture to my brows and make them look thicker and bushier than they really are. It only takes a few swipes! I don’t even fill in my brows anymore since I started using this.”

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2. Innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam, now on sale at P329 (limited time only)
LOVED BY: Ayana T., Junior Staff Writer

“This facial foam is so refreshing to use in the mornings! It lathers into a super rich foam and gives me that squeaky-clean feeling without stripping my skin dry. I noticed I also break out a lot less since I got this. Will definitely repurchase!”

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3. Leiania House of Beauty TeaFresh Organic Face Oil Blotting Paper, P135
LOVED BY: Lianne S., Content & Marketing Associate

“As someone with really oily skin, I’ve tried all kinds of blotting paper. This is by far the best one. i love how soft the paper feels on my face and it doesn’t disturb my makeup when I blot. And it smells like green tea, too!”

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4. Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara Waterproof, P1,170
LOVED BY: Claire C., Junior Staff Writer

“This stuff is basically falsies in a tube. My lashes are long but sparse—what I love about this formula is that it really thickens the strands. My lashes look extra dense. And unlike a lot of mascaras I’ve tried, this product never clumps!”

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5. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence, P900
LOVED BY: Kim V., Associate Editor

“I’ve had this product on my list for the longest time after being convinced by rave-reviews I found on Reddit. It did not disappoint! My acne scars lightened significantly in just a few days and it really calmed my breakouts. Plus, this stuff absorbs in just a few seconds! I even added it to my morning routine, which I usually like to keep as short as possible.”

Shop it here.

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