The beauty industry is alive and thriving, and our local scene is no exception. There are always new players entering the scene, and new introductions made from tried-and-tested brands. Anyone who is into cosmetics, no matter what level, knows this, and so it's easy to get overwhelmed.
Fret not as we've round up 10 of the best beauty finds from local brands. No need to worry about missing out on great products as we've sifted through the freshest drops for you! Scroll through and add these to your routine, stat!
SHOP: 10 Promising Local Makeup Products
1. Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint
The Issy & Co's Active Skin Tint is a great product if you want to look put-together without using heavy foundation. The oil-free tinted moisturizer comes in 12 shades and has ingredients like niacinamide, squalane, and glycerin, all of which help give your skin a healthy glow. Oh, and it has SPF 35 in case you forget to put sunscreen!
Active Skin Tint, P499, ISSY & CO., Lazada
2. Vice Cosmetics Endlezz G Aqua Grip Soothing Primer
Everyone knows that makeup doesn't last long in humid weather, a.k.a. our harsh reality in the tropics. Having a great primer is key to ensuring that not only will your look survive wearing a face mask, but it would last throughout your entire commute as well. This primer—said to be a dupe of Milk Makeup's Hydro Grip Primer—from Vice Cosmetics is a great option if you want something with a bit more hold but won't dry out your skin.
Endlezz G Aqua Grip Soothing Primer, P295, VICE COSMETICS, Lazada
3. GRWM Cosmetics Life-Proof Fixing Spray
If you're new to makeup, then you probably don't know that apart from using primer, having a great setting spray is crucial especially if you live in a humid country like the Philippines. This particular spray from GRWM Cosmetics has two sizes: a 100ml and a 30ml version in case you want to give the product a try first. It has niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, and aloe vera extract which can help moisturize your skin while the spray gives your makeup a more matte finish.
Life-Proof Fixing Spray, P849, GRWM COSMETICS, Lazada
4. Detail Cosmetics Fresh Filter
We're all about skin peeking through these days but just in case you need a little more coverage, this light to medium-coverage foundation from Detail Cosmetics is a great product to add to your cart. It has ingredients like rose water, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, Centella Asiatica (which combats redness!), and niacinamide, making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. And if you're curious about how it sets? This foundation has a demi-matte finish, giving you a soft-focused glow from within.
Fresh Filter, P499, DETAIL COSMETICS, Lazada
5. Paulash Set of 5 Eyelashes
Want gorgeous eyelashes but don't want the upkeep that comes with getting extensions? Then you best have great quality false eyelashes in your cart. This particular set from Paulash, made from synthetic hair, contains five styles ranging from semi-cat eye to round eye.
Set of 5 Eyelashes, P250, PAULASH, Lazada
6. Strokes Beauty Lab Face Sculpt
Doesn't it feel nice whenever someone compliments your tan after a trip to the beach? What's great about makeup is that you can look however you like with just a couple of swipes, taps, and the like. This cream product from Strokes Beauty Lab acts as both a bronzer and a contour depending on which shade you get. Simply tap or swipe across your face in strategic places and blend, blend, blend.
Face Sculpt, P398, STROKES BEAUTY LAB, Lazada
7. Careline Graph-Ink Liner
Your eyes are the window to your soul so it only makes sense that you emphasize your peepers with the right tools, er, makeup. Get yourself an eyeliner that doesn't smear or break down (in case you have oily eyelids) in a deep black color to further emphasize your smize. This eyeliner from Careline is a great and affordable option that you can use day-to-day. It has a sturdy felt tip applicator that makes drawing lines an easy task. It's waterproof, too!
Graph-Ink Liner, P200, CARELINE, Lazada
8. Colourette Shimmertint
Everyone deserves to have a little shimmer in their lives and one of the easiest ways to do so is through your makeup. Glitter tends to be a very messy affair, so here's the next best thing: Highlighter. This particular one from Colourette makes for a great multi-use product. You can either use it as intended—as a highlight—by applying it to the high points of your face, or you can use it as a shimmery eyeshadow by dabbing and blending it unto your eyelids.
Shimmertint, P399, COLOURETTE, Lazada
9. Kayu Beauty Kayu Kiss Soft Matte Moisturizing Lipsticks
There's something about lipstick that makes you look put together and feel like a grown-up the moment you swipe it on—whether you have a full face of makeup or are bare-faced doesn't matter. Sure, red may be a powerful color to don, but having a pink lipstick like this one from newcomer Kayu Beauty will soften your features and is perfect for day-to-day use.
Kayu Kiss Soft Matte Moisturizing Lipsticks, P349, KAYU BEAUTY, Lazada
10. Teviant Multi-Glaze Eyeshadow Pen
Learning how to properly apply eyeshadow can be a daunting task, especially if the shadow comes in powder form. If you want to experiment with other forms, eyeshadow does come in creme and liquid, too. Both are easier to blend than their powder counterpart, if we dare say so ourselves! Have the best of both worlds with Teviant, you get the cream formula on one end, and liquid on the other. Now, time to practice.
Multi-Glaze Eyeshadow Pen, P595, TEVIANT, Lazada
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.