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Beauty arsenal.

By Maggie F. Francisco

You don't need to be a huge makeup collector to try out the latest beauty products on. However, it's always to your advantage when you're in the loop because makeup brands are always coming out with better products every season. Whether it's new formulation or new packaging or new shade, there's always something to get excited about! From affordable makeup sets to high-end must-have products, here are some you're going to want to have immediately:

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

If you want that big, bold, beautiful lashes, then this is the product for you! The L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise has been released in the US about a year ago and it's been making waves ever since! It promises to give "intense volume, spectacular length, and a feather soft feel," making this the mascara of our dreams! Each soft wavy bristle brush catches every lash for a full fringe effect and holds maximum formula to give them lashes that dramatic volumizing charge--all in just one coat. Available at L'Oreal Paris counters, Watsons, and online via

Chanel Rouge Coco

Known for producing classic makeup must-haves, Chanel has recently been shaking things up with more innovative products. One such product is the Rouge Coco Lip Blush. This multi-use lip blush, which comes in six colors (Tender Rose, Burning Berry, Corail Naturel, Orange Explosif, Rouge Captivant, and Teasing Pink), is described as a light hydrating gel consistency, made emollient with jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower oils, plus a conditioning coconut derivative and a "trace peptide for a plumping effect." Available at Rustan's, Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Alabang Town Center

BLK K-Beauty

For all those Korean beauty lovers, BLK Cosmetics launched this Anne Curtis-approved K-Beauty collection! The collection includes the BB+CC Cream Stick that gives you the benefits of both a BB cream and a CC cream in one easy-to-use stick, the Intense Color Liquid Eye Shadow for that molten eye shadow that comes in pearly and matte neutrals, the All-Day Lip and Cheek Water Tint that's great for achieving just-pinched cheeks or just-bitten lips, the Creamy Cheek Paint that delivers a soft veil of color with a second-skin finish, and the All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick that's enriched with vitamin E and camellia oil for that non-drying, all-day wear matte lippie. Available at BLK Boutique, Trinoma, The SM Store Beauty Section, Watsons

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD

Make Up For Ever has created the first high-definition compatible foundation that will give you the perfect complexion even under the razor-sharp view of the DSLRs and smartphone cameras. Make Up For Ever gives you the Ultra HD Foundation and Ultra HD Stick Foundation, two revolutionary foundations that not only magnify your skin, but also boost its radiance. With its invisible coverage, you will look flawless in daylight, nightlight, to the naked eye, and through high resolution lenses. Available at Make Up For Ever, Greenbelt 3, SM Aura Premier, Megamall, Trinoma, Mall of Asia

Full Brow

With formulas designed to nourish and colors to flatter all brow tones, Full Brow is made for those who don't want to touch up their brows throughout the day. The Australian brand is created using the highest quality ingredients, infused with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. A clear standout is the Brow Powder, which is all about building and blending. Another favorite is the Brow Wax, designed to tame, define, and seal brows.

Cargo Cosmetics

The limited-edition Cargo Cosmetics Havana Nights Eyeshadow Palette is inspired by the colorful city of Havana, Cuba. The palette includes 12 shades arranged in three expertly-coordinated eyeshadow quads and six duos. The neutral shades can be applied for a simple look with a pop of color, while the vibrant shades can be worn on its own. With cute shade names like Malecon and Playa Del Este, no doubt it will make you want to go on a vacation!

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

Lippie lovers will definitely enjoy these new lipstick line from Laura Mercier! The Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick features 24 shades in a wide range of colors, from pale beige to dark purple. They come in a slim twist-up tube and have a creamy, matte finish without any shimmer. The slim precision bullet allows the formula to grab and glide over lips, defining and filling in one seamless stroke, while the built-in shaper customizes the tip for precision lining and detailed filling. It is ideal for creating edgy effects and everyday extremes, with no liner needed.Available at Rustan's, Makati, Shangri-La Plaza, and Alabang Town Center

Dr. Paw Paw

Dr. Paw Paw has been a success with several makeup artists, celebrities, and bloggers since it was internationally launched in 2014. The brand offers four variants: Original, Tinted Peach Pink, Tinted Ultimate Red, and Shea Butter. Dr. Paw Paw is made from all-natural ingredients, which are beneficial for the skin like extracts from the carica papaya fruit, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, aloe vera leaf juice, medicinal grade petrolatum, and potassium sorbate. The concentration of the product is thick, so you only need to apply a little.

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Title Annotation:Fashion and Beauty
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Jun 1, 2018
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