A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, and that includes stocking up on her beauty must-haves. Today, we asked 10 gorgeous Filipina transwomen about the one makeup or skincare product that they absolutely can't live without, and they had the best answers. Scroll away and shop their picks!
10 Filipina Transwomen and Their Beauty Must-Haves
1. Kaladkaren, Actress
"Mascara talaga! Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara or MAC Stack Mascara! And of course, Artisan Pro false eyelashes! They bring life to my eyes. I wouldn’t be seen without mascara or false eyelashes, especially on TV. I won’t go on air without it, I [would] feel naked!"
Hypercurl Mascara, P934, MAYBELLINE, shopee.ph
2. Jade So, Drag Performer
"Hey dollz! I love using the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. Not only [does it] accentuate my Bratz doll-like lips, it also minty-fies the fillers in them. Miss Girl has hyaluronic acid that fits this dwoll’s lips. Purry PURR!"
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, P3635, DIOR, zalora.com
3. Kylie Celebre, Content Creator
"Current favorite is the Kiko Milano Hydra Lipgloss in the shade 20, and the Lucky Beauty Dewy Lip Stain in Dazzle. Honestly my current go-to lip combo! It makes my lips look as plump and healthy as possible— it’s the perfect bitten lip nude lipstick."
3d Hydra Lipgloss, £10.99 (approximately P768.17), KIKO MILANO, kikocosmetics.com
4. Raffy Mendiola, Makeup Artist
"Blush, specifically the shade Pudding from GRWM Cosmetics. It adds the perfect amount of warmth to my face and it never lets me down, as in kahit anong keme nandyan pa rin."
Blush in "Pudding", P349, GRWM COSMETICS, lazada.com
5. Jaz Cerezo, Designer
"I have my daily skincare routine from SK-II. The one thing I can’t run out of is the Skinpower Essence for its anti-aging properties and extra hydration [that doesn't look] oily. I also love the subtle fragrance."
Skinpower Essence, $205 (approximately P12,300), SK-II, sephora.com
6. Margaux Medina, Stylist
"I use Olay Total Effects Day and Night cream. I’ve been using this product for years already, and I love how it hydrates and protects my skin with SPF15, which moisturizes it."
Total Effects Day and Night Moisturizer Cream Bundle, P1598, OLAY, lazada.com
7. Justine Llarena, Model
"The one skincare product that I can’t live without is Kiehl’s Retinol Serum, because not only does it renew my skin after a long day of work, but it also keeps it supple and pore-less."
Retinol Skin Renewing Daily Micro Dose Serum, P6013, KIEHL'S, zalora.com
8. Pipay, Content Creator
"I have two things in mind, retinol and sunscreen. I started using these when I was in college and it cleared my skin, and I heard that these are great anti-aging products. Sunscreen, whether it's from COSRX, Belo, or Biore, is life for me because it has proven to keep me safe from sun damage, which is a major factor in skin aging and skin diseases."
Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen, P502, BELO, watsons.com
9. Mav Bernardo, Photographer
"Dream Cream by Sunnies Face. I super love the product design and it has most of the ingredients that I want in my skincare routine. Plus, it’s fragrance-free!"
Dream Cream, P795, SUNNIES FACE, lazada.com
10. Anne Patricia Lorenzo, Beauty Queen
"For me, my vitamin C serum. I have two brands which I really love: Garnier Vitamin C Serum and Missha Vitamin C Plus Serum. The main reason why I can't live without my serum is that it makes my skin healthy and [helps it produce] more collagen. Of course, were not getting any younger, and based on what I’ve read, vitamin C can produce collagen and promotes skin elasticity."
Vita C Plus Spot Correcting and Firming Ampoule, $41 (approximately P2460), MISSHA, misshaus.com