When shopping for makeup products, it's best practice to read reviews first. You can search online, ask your friends for recs, or even find what your favorite celebs are using. Don't know where to start? Here's a quick tip: Alexa Ilacad is a certified makeup junkie who has genuinely vouched for numerous tried-and-tested finds. We promise you that this girl knows her stuffâshe used to be a beauty vlogger on YouTube, after all!
So if you're in dire need of a makeup restash, here's a roundup of 10 'no-makeup' makeup essentials Alexa loves to use, as well as where to buy them:
1. Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen
On foundation-free days, Alexa uses this lightweight skin tint from Belo. FYI, it's the exact same product she used while filming Pinoy Big Brother!
2. Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation
On the other side of the spectrum, Alexa goes for Rare Beauty's foundation when she's in the mood for a bit more coverage. And for the morenas out there, this brand offers a wide range of 32 shades.
Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation, P1950, RARE BEAUTY, Sephora.ph
3. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter
Like the rest of us, Alexa's also a fan of glazed, dewy skin. That's why she's been obsessed with this Charlotte Tilbury cult-fave for several years now.
Hollywood Flawless Filter, P3200, CHARLOTTE TILLBURY, themakeupstoremnl.com
4. MAC Strobe Cream
To really amp up the glow, Alexa combines the previous product with a pink-based liquid highlighter. As Alexa jokingly puts it, this product will make you look like a disco ball!
Strobe Cream in Pinklite, P2550, MAC, Lazada
5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Alexa swears that this is the best concealer she's ever tried. It's also been approved by other personalities like Julia Barretto and Patrick Ta!
Radiant Creamy Concealer, P1800, NARS Lazada
6. KJM Cheek Lip Tint
You don't always need to splurge for good makeup. There are lots of affordable alternatives that just get the job done, like this 129-peso lip and cheek tint that Alexa can't live without.
7. Beautederm Mardi Color Cloud Tint
Another budget-friendly find that Alexa approves of is Beautederm's multi-purpose tint. She loves it so much she owns more than one shade!
8. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
Alexa's all-time favorite blush is Rare Beauty's radiant variant in Happy and Joy. As Alexa demonstrates, these warm-toned colors look gorgeous on Filipino skin.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Happy and Joy, P1350, Available on Sephora.ph
9. Tom Ford Lip Color
Still haven't found your go-to MLBB? Alexa recommends this nude pink from Tom Ford!
Lip Color in Indian Rose, P3350, TOM FORD, Rustans
10. Focallure Plumpmax Nourish Lip Glow
Mimic Alexa's plump and juicy pout with Focallure's clear lip gloss. Great for 'no-makeup' makeup days and classic glam looks alike!
*This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.