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Be glowy, not greasy.
When you have oily or combination skin, it's way too easy to accidentally be the wrong kind of glowy. That's why even before the shine peeks through, you have to prevent it with both your skincare and your makeup. One mattifying must-have
Is it skincare or highlighter? They'll never know.
The tropical country girl's pursuit for "glass skin" makeup is challenging, thanks to our collective fear of accidentally looking like a grease ball. But as impossible as pulling it off seems, there are simple tricks you can do to cop that trendy
The hype around Laura Mercier’s powder is totally founded.
Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Glow Finish have been chosen by the Preview team as the Best Setting Powder of 2019. This and 24 other products were reviewed by 25 real girls for this year's Preview Girls' Choice Awards to
It's a simple hack that will level up your highlighting game!
Do you sometimes notice that your highlighter looks unnatural no matter how much you blend it, follow the steps you find on YouTube tutorials, and even buy all the vlogger-approved highlighter products? You apply it on your face, expecting to look like
No oven required.
"Baking" holds an entirely different meaning in the beauty world. It doesn't require an actual oven or flour, but it does require you to cook something—that something being your makeup. Difference is, you technically don't need kitchen skills to do it. Baking
Should you use it with a sponge or a brush?
A makeup artist's kit is never complete without powder. After all, we do live with perpetually hot and humid weather, so setting our makeup is a must if you don't want your look to melt off. You have plenty of options for
Because powder isn't just for oily skin!
Gone are the days when powdering your face meant a photo-unfriendly white cast. With our current pool of options, we can choose among products with different shades, finishes, and functions, because setting powder is no longer just for mattifying your skin anymore.
Not sure what to shop at Rustan's? Let this be your guide.
Department stores are one of the best ways to browse and test beauty products in the flesh. In other countries, people flock to stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sephora to have their beauty fix offline, whereas here in the Philippines,
Powder is the best product to use to set makeup and soak up oil. The tricky part is to find the right one that won't get cakey or settle into fine lines and large pores. That's where the list below comes in,
Stay matte, not flat!
Powder may seem like a one-dimensional product, but despite its simple use, it's definitely not a one size fits all. Your skin type, for one, is a crucial thing to consider if you want your powder to set your makeup without looking
Make that face stay.
Believe us when we say that powder is not the sole answer to long-lasting makeup. There are tons of other, non-cakey techniques you can add to your routine that can summer-proof your looks the same exact way. Watch the video below for
A trick straight from the pros.
Makeup 101 tells us that if you want to hide it, mattify it. Forget everything you've heard about dewy skin for a second, because let's face it—large pores and bumpy skin simply can't jive with shine.Now here's where powder comes in. We
You can use it on eyes, lips, and hair!
To label something as a bag essential, it has to prove itself useful for different occasions. And such is the case of face powder, which btw, is not only effective for blotting away shine. Here are five alternative uses for this powerhouse
Find your match!
Some people believe that powder foundations are only for oily skin, but the hundred different formulations out in the market beg to differ. A natural-looking matte finish won't ever go out of style, and every skin type can rock it on occasion.
It's easy, promise!
When your powder makeup bungee jumps from your fingers to the floor, it's completely okay to have a mini heart attack. What's not okay, though, is throwing that shattered compact into the trash without a fight. Why? Because you can still fix
Your makeup will still last all day!
Powder is everyone's best friend for avoiding makeup meltdowns. One pat and swipe and your skin is shine-free and ready for a long day ahead. That is, of course, if you apply it correctly. Put on a little too much and you'll
Yep, it's possible!
If applying sunscreen is already in your daily beauty regimen (as it should be), then surely you also know the importance of reapplying it every few hours! Rightttt? Even while wearing a full face of makeup, retouching your SPF is crucial. And
The US bestseller is out to rock our local shelves.
Ever since Maybelline's Fit Me! line launched in the US, beauty bloggers everywhere couldn't stop raving about how good it is. Try googling it right now, and you'll be greeted with a mass of glowing reviews. And when the Fit Me! concealer first
Truth be told, contouring is not everyone's thing. A lot of us would rather achieve a more defined, tapered face by using less product in a shorter amount of time. And believe us, it's possible. Your makeup transformations can be as quick