Heat got you down? Maybe a little retail therapy can help you out. This summer, we discovered a ton of cool new beauty picks that make the blazing heat a little more bearable—from stuff that can literally cool us down to products that make us look downright unbothered by how it is. Ready to add stuff to your cart? Scroll ahead to see some of our best beauty finds this May!
Skin & Body Care
1. Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème
Beauty influencers have been raving about Ole Henriksen's brightening eye cream for years, and it's finally available in the Philippines! After trying it ourselves, we found that its yellow tint works wonders for neutralizing the color of dark circles—like banana powder but skincare. Next to being a great base for concealer, the vitamin C in it also helps firm and illuminate the eye area over time.
Banana Bright Eye Crème, P2370, OLE HENRIKSEN, Sephora.ph
2. L'Occitane Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence
Face mists are always a must for the summer, and the one we've been keeping in our beauty fridges is this essence from L'Occitane. Its formula features organic immortelle essential oil (the brand's patented anti-aging ingredient), hyaluronic acid, and natural origin prebiotic that promotes a healthier skin barrier. We love how it has the perfect balance of oil and water, providing both moisture and hydration at every spritz.
Immortelle Reset Triphase Essence, P4050 (150ml) and P1900 (50ml), L'OCCITANE, Rustan's
3. Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (170th anniversary edition)
To celebrate their 170th anniversary, Kiehl's changed the packaging of their best-selling products a makeover. For a limited time, you can cop classics like the Ultra Facial Cream and Midnight Recovery Concentrate in limited edition white and gold packaging that's too pretty not to collect! But if you could only get one out of the bunch, our pick would be the gold-topped glass bottle with the Calendula Herbal Extract Toner—a mild soothing formula your summer-fatigued skin will love.
Calendula Herbal Extract Toner (limited edition packaging), P2425, KIEHL'S, Lazada
4. Mary Kay TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E
Even if you're staying indoors, your sun protection game should still be as strong as ever. Aside from using sunscreen, adding a vitamin C serum to your routine will further protect your skin from oxidative stress and brighten your complexion in the process. Mary Kay's TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E also contains vitamin E, which boosts the potency of vitamin C even more to give you that glow you've been looking for.
TimeWise Replenishing Serum C+E, P2799, MARY KAY, marykay.com.ph
5. Lululun Cleansing Reset Water
This cleansing water from Lululun can effortlessly remove that first layer of makeup, dirt, and grime from your skin in just a few swipes. That said, its oil- and alcohol-free formula won't dry out your skin or make it greasy in the process! Plus, it comes in an incredibly convenient 500ml bottle with a built-in pump that makes the entire cleansing process twice as easy.
Cleansing Reset Water, P795, LULULUN, Lazada
6. Lush Beauty Sleep Face and Body Mask
Need a little help with your beauty sleep? This moisturizing mask from Lush might do the trick. Leave it on your face or body for 10 minutes to get a calming whiff of lavender, neroli, valerian root, and lemon verbena. Before you rinse, gently rub in the cream to exfoliate. Not only will it give you smoother skin instantly, it'll have you ready for bed, too.
Beauty Sleep Face and Body Mask, P875, LUSH, lush.com.ph
1. Benefit The Porefessional Super Setter Makeup Setting Spray
We all need some extra insurance for our makeup in the summer, especially on those days that are jam-packed with on-cam meetings. Instead of packing on the powder though, finishing off with Benefit's new Porefessional Super Setter has officially minimized our touch-ups. Next to extending makeup wear for up to 16 hours, it also has a subtle pore-blurring effect (no Zoom filter needed) and a mighty fine mist.
The Porefessional Super Setter Makeup Setting Spray, P1950 (full size) P990 (travel size), BENEFIT, Lazada
2. Dior Lip Glow
Tinted lip balms have definitely worked their way up our must-haves this season, and Dior's Lip Glow is never not on our desks. And if you're also a fan, the product has recently been revamped with what is now a 97% natural formula that's headlined by cherry oil for all-day nourishment. You can choose among 10 shades for your everyday lip, but you can't go wrong with 001 Pink for an effortless flush.
Lip Glow, P2150 each, DIOR, The Podium Mall
3. Generation Happy Skin Pretty Easy Budgeproof Liquid Eyeliner
Generation Happy Skin's latest drop has all the long-wearing and mask-proof makeup you need in your kit for this blistering heat. Our unexpected favorite from the collection? The Easy Budge-Proof Liquid Eyeliner, a waterproof felt tip liner with intense pigmentation that makes drawing a cat eye for an errand day lightning fast.
Generation Happy Skin Pretty Easy Budgeproof Liquid Eyeliner, P399, HAPPY SKIN, Lazada
4. Avon Simply Pretty BB Matte Foundation and Blush Duo
Not many of us may be on the go lately, but we just know that this product from Avon is perfect for those five minute makeup moments when you're running late and doing your makeup in the car. Like the name implies, it has a BB cream and a cream blush rolled into one tube, so you can even out your skin and add some color without switching products. So convenient!
Simply Pretty BB Matte Foundation and Blush Duo, P179, AVON, Shopee
5. Issy & Co. Hydragloss
To satisfy everyone's hunger for a good gloss moment, Issy & Co. has dropped the Hydragloss—a lip oil and lip gloss hybrid that comes in four gorgeous shades (Loveboat and Baywatch are must-try's in our book!). Its unique contoured applicator will give you a light, non-sticky veil of shine made with a blend of jojoba oil, shea butter, hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, and aloe vera.
Hydragloss, P299 each, ISSY & CO., Lazada
6. Revlon Colorstay Satin Ink
Revlon's new Colorstay Satin Ink liquid lipsticks are a lifesaver when you aren't in the mood to do a full face. The creamy formula glides so smoothly on the lips, leaving a satin sheen that looks stunning on camera and IRL. You can wear its vibrant shades the whole day, too, thanks to the flexible color film technology that keeps the pigment from cracking and flaking off.
Colorstay Satin Ink in Silky Sienne, P575, REVLON, Shopee