As new makeup brands decide to set up shops in our country, we can't help heading over to their beauty counters to see what they brought with them. Below are three brands in particular that we currently have our eye on, and they're the ones you should be on the lookout for, too!
1. Cargo Cosmetics
Cargo is a beauty brand for professionals and for the everyday beauty enthusiast. They've been around for 20 years, being a silent favorite of film and TV makeup artists in North America for their innovative products and stellar quality. And having recently arrived in the Philippines, we can't wait to try their HD and Swimmables collection that seem perfect for the holiday season and humid weather!
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Clockwise: Cargo Swimmables Blush in Bali, P1250; HD Pressed Powder in Medium, P1750; Swimmables Lip Liner in Caharia, P895, Beauty Bar
Yes, ladies and gents, the UK's #1 face care brand for sensitive skin is now available locally! We've heard so much about Simple's skin care products from international beauty bloggers, and from what we've seen from them so far, they're definitely the go-to brand for kind-to-skin cleansing and gentle hydration. Their award-winning micellar water and light moisturizer are topnotchers on our must-try list!
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water, P499/200mL, Light Hydrating Moisturizer, P499, Watsons
3. Sleek Makeup
Sleek has had counters in the country for quite some time now, but they haven't stopped stepping their game up since. The fast rise of their Matte Me liquid lipstick in Birthday Suit as a local cult favorite was answered by the expansion of their shade range along with new affordable and high-quality highlighters that look amazing on the skin. And if that doesn't make you excited, we're sure something else in their product lineup would.
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Sleek Makeup Cleopatra's Kiss Highlighting Palette (available Nov. 4, 2016), P875; Matte Me in Birthday Suit, P450, SM Makati