Looking gorgeous on the daily doesn’t have to be complicated—and Kathryn Bernardo is here to make a case for effortless everyday beauty! Naturally, for her first foray into the beauty biz in collaboration with Happy Skin, the actress focused on the very foundation of a good makeup routine: the basic essentials. Generation Happy Skin is all about highlighting your natural features instead of trying too hard to conceal your flaws; it speaks to “the new breed of women who believe that good skin is a priority.”
The much-awaited makeup line is finally available for pre-order on happyskincosmetics.com, and luckily, Preview got first dibs on what to expect from this limited-edition set, which includes a pressed powder, a matte lippie, a lip & cheek tint, a volumizing mascara, a liquid brow pen, and a powder blush, all of which come in a holographic makeup pouch.
Below’s a quick rundown of our top faves from the set and why you absolutely need to have them inside your everyday makeup kit:
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(1) Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint in Serene; (2) Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint in Fearless; (3) Instant Glow Longwear Powder Blush in Love; (4) My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie in Spunk
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From left to right: Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint in Fearless and Serene, My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie in Spunk, Instant Glow Longwear Powder Blush in Love
1. Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint
Whether you’re a makeup beginner or a certified beauty junkie, trust us when we tell you that you need to make room for this little multi-tasker inside your vanity kit! Generation Happy Skin’s lip and cheek tint comes in a watery formula that doesn’t feel tacky on the lips and glides smoothly on the cheeks. There are four shades available and we were able to try two: Fearless, which is a dark berry hue; and Serene, a date-worthy red that dries into a naturally rosy tint. The product is highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. You can either use your ring finger to blend two to three dots onto your pucker for a bitten lip effect, or use it like a liquid lipstick and layer for a bolder color payoff.
It claims to be long-wearing, too—and we’ve got proof that it will make good on that promise:
2. Instant Glow Longwear Powder Blush
It’s called Instant Glow Longwear Powder Blush for a reason, and that’s because it gives instant color to your face that almost mimics your natural flush. Its powder formula feels velvety and smooth upon application, and it has concentrated sunflower seed oil to keep the skin looking hydrated instead of patchy.
3. My Lips But Better Ultra Matte Lippie
A girl can never have too many matte lipsticks—especially if it promises to look like your lips but better! Generation Happy Skin’s take on the must-have lippie provides an ultra-matte finish that stays put without cracking under pressure.