The Extraordinary Beauty Products You Should Make Sure to Try This Year
Keep in mind these beauty winners next time you find yourself shopping at the store or online for new things to try.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
This opulent and androgynous scent is inspired by Tom Ford's affection for London, "
La Mer The Eye Concentrate
This indulgent eye cream relies on an even more potent blend of the La Mer Miracle Broth to smoothen, de-puff, and brighten the areas around the eye. The applicator comes with a soothing tip and the formula is light and easily absorbs. Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source
Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede Shower Oil
If you’re still looking for a reason to incorporate shower oil into your bathing routine, this is it. A little goes a long way for this luxury cologne brand's bestselling fragrance. Just tip a few drops into your bath and allow the warm water to release the scent and turn your tub into a mini paradise. The formulation of this shower oil leaves your skin feeling silky and smelling flirty and feminine. Available at Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, and SM Makati
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup
The semi-matte finish of this long-wearing foundation is what we love best about this formula best suited for combination or oily skin. It gives a natural dewy sheen while covering up spots and smoothening out the complexion. Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source
Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter and Rose Collection
This new sustainable and natural beauty brand was just launched in the Philippines and it’s easily a winner with its sweet rose and creamy butter scent. The body wash is a standout—it lathers and softens the skin like a moisturizing wash, but rinses squeaky clean like soap, making it the perfect product for those who want a fragrant wash that doesn’t leave a greasy residue. The conditioner also features a quick-rinse formula without a filmy coat. Visit the pop-up store at Power Plant Mall till January 27 or buy online at Zalora, Honestbee, and Lazada.
Dear, Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream
A soothing spot cream that tackles dryness and
:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel
Lightweight and fast-absorbing, it's hard to believe this sunscreen comes with SPF 50. The best part? It allows makeup to set amazing over it. No oily or sticky feel; no powdery texture. Available at Freyja
Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick
With reports saying that women end up eating about seven pounds of lipstick in their lifetime, choosing natural, non-toxic lipsticks easily becomes a priority. This popular pick stays long, holds comfortably, and features safe ingredients such as natural oils and fruit extracts. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Chanel Blue Serum
It's called the Blue Serum because of its key ingredients based on the diets of people who live in the world's blue zones or where people generally live longer. These longevity ingredients were found to do wonders for the skin: Bosana Olives from Sardinia, which serves to protect the skin; green coffee from Costa Rica for antioxidant properties; and lentisk from Greece for restorative properties. It doubles as a moisturizer as it softens dry patches and delivers an all-day dewiness. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Extra Firming Day and Night Cream
This newest reformulation of the classic duo is marketed for women in their 40s, but who says you can’t start earlier? Specifically tackling skin firmness, the new line uses the extract of kangaroo flower, which has a strong regenerating capacity that can activate the skin’s cells to produce collagen and elastin. This duo has kept our skin plump, moisturized, and flake-free for the past two months. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Colour'Ink in On Fleek
No other liquid matte can compare to this winner: It’s non-drying, buildable, long-lasting, and comfortable. This particular shade is quite a universal brown that looks great on most skin tones and goes well with peachy to neutral eye colors. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Peter Thomas Roth Hyaluronic Cloud Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
This hydrogel patch is everything good about under-eye masks: It isn’t drippy, it holds perfectly in place, and it cools and relaxes while depuffing, smoothing, and hydrating the skin with different sizes of hyaluronic acid molecules, Ceramide NP, collagen, and marshmallow root extract, among other skin saviors. Available at Freyja.
Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Amsterdam
This deep red is a beautiful color even for those who are not used to wearing high impact red lipsticks. It's also a shade that can work on the face on its own, even without full eye makeup. The slim tube makes for an easy grip and application. Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source
Teviant Glitter Liner in Argent
When makeup artist Albert Kurniawan launched a premium eye makeup line, Manila expected a lot. The good news is that the products deliver. The superfine pigments of this glitter liner—which took many months to formulate and perfect—is just one of its most commendable features. It dries matte, it has a precise applicator, it holds all day, and it’s just so beautiful! Available online at
Shiseido Waso Purifying Peel Off Mask
This metallic pink mask addresses what you dislike most about peel-off masks, ultimately changing the game of masking: It peels off without pain without going light on stubborn blackheads and whiteheads. Take it off and see your skin thoroughly de-gunked, glowy, and smoother.
Smashbox Contour Stick Trio
This set of three creamy sticks allows even a contouring newbie achieve a pro-like job. It comes with a cheat sheet and the formula easily glides and blends evenly (no harsh lines!) for the most natural looking contour. We tried this on a bare face and fooled quite a number into thinking we got slimmer (and had a nose job). Available at Beauty Bar
Perricone MD Deep Crease Serum
The newest from Perricone is made for women in their 40s to combat stubborn facial lines, "including marionette lines, frown lines, smile lines, and nasolabial folds." Its star ingredient, Acyl-Glutathione, softens, smoothens, and lifts the skin over time, revealing a more youthful glow. Available at Rustan's The Beauty Source
Benefit 4-in-1 Brow Contour Pen
If you want your brows to look professionally filled, shaped, and drawn with just one product, this genius of a tool is your answer. With the pen’s lighter shade, deeper shade, edge definer, and arch highlighter, you can easily create defined eyebrows with dimension like a true makeup artist. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Tom Ford Eye Quad in Disco Dust
Compact, hardworking, pigmented, and versatile, this quad will take from day to night with a lot of different looks to create. An elevated take on neutrals, the colors are warmer and flattering on the Filipino complexion. Available at Adora and Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Firm Flesh Stick Foundation
When a former editor in chief of a global and phenomenal beauty magazine launches her own makeup line, you can trust that it will deliver gorgeous results. Such is the case with Flesh Beauty, the makeup brand founded by Linda Wells, who has spent 25 years at the helm of Allure. If you can’t buy everything, go for this foundation stick first. We’ve faked a gorgeous, dewy, perfect complexion with this little wonder that has full coverage and long-lasting hold.
Glossier Lash Slick Mascara
This won’t promise you super long or super thick lashes, rather it can deliver the ‘my lashes but better’ effect, making it a great everyday option. The wand is slim and easy to use, allowing you to apply from root to tip and up to the very last lash. Shop at Glossier.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo
The Queen Bee of makeup artists, Pat McGrath can never go wrong. At least that’s what we’re inclined to think. While her Mthrshp palettes can easily lure you with their pigments and packaging, turn your attention to this duo because it really is the dewy highlighter of your dreams. On one end is a balm for low-key makeup days, allowing that natural, perfect-skin glow over the cheekbones. On the other end is a highlighter with delicate shimmer that comes in three shades, delivering the runway sparkle you’ve always wanted. But here is the real pro secret: Layer the balm over the shimmer highlighter for the most gorgeous, magical effect of a hydrated, radiant complexion. Shop at Sephora Philippines.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
A little goes a long way with this airy mousse that lets us draw and fill in our eyebrows precisely and evenly without smudging, transferring, or smearing, using its angled brush and
Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow
Our go-to for healthy looking and plump lips since we discovered it over the holidays. Sometimes we wear it on its own. Sometimes we layer over our pigmented lipstick. Sometimes we even swipe over our cheeks for a long-lasting shine. Shop at Sephora Philippines.