For us here at the Preen.ph HQ, we usually find new brands to check out via Instagram ads. Call them annoying all you want but they can be helpful when you’re on the hunt for new items, especially from local makeup and skincare brands.
The beauty side of Filipino Twitter has also been sharing a lot of homegrown brands that more people need to know about. Most of them focus on recommending affordable dupes for cult-favorite brands.
True enough, when we looked into it, there are products that are priced P500 and below. Not bad! So if you want to support homegrown brands with makeup and skincare items that won’t break the bank, check out the list below.
Cloud Cosmetics Powder Blush
Cloud Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand that fuses skincare formulas with makeup. One of their products is the Powder Blush, which is made from kaolin clay that helps absorb oil on the skin. It also has antioxidants, a lightweight feel, and adds an airbrush effect to your overall look. You can choose from three shades: matte rose, satin coral, and shimmer pink. Available online.
M&Co. Cosmetics Lip Addiction
If you’re following Rhian Ramos on Instagram, then you might’ve seen her post or tag M&Co. Cosmetics on her feed. The brand mostly has lip products like Lip Addiction, which is a bullet matte lipstick. The shades are mostly reds and pinks, which would surely add a pop of color to any look. Available on Beauty MNL.
SkinPotions Dream Cream
SkinPotions is known for their pigmented and hydrating lip tints. Dream Cream is described as a “perfect 3-way tint that glides on smoothly, coats in a rich and moisturizing burst of color and stays on for hours.” It has a powder velvet finish, lightweight, and you can also use this as blush and eyeshadow. Available at SM North EDSA.
Skin Foundry Brightening Rose Water Face Mist
This brand prides itself for having all-natural cosmetics and skincare products with multi-use functions. One is the Brightening Rose Water Face Mist which works as a setting spray and a toner. Rose water has antibacterial properties and can also help soothe inflammation brought on by acne. Available on Shopee.
Allen Cosmetics All-Natural Cheek & Lip Tint
Allen sells cheek and lip tints in six wearable shades. They’re formulated with avocado extract, which moisturizes skin, relieves inflammation, and also heals wounds faster. Each lip tint is affordable as well, so you can buy the entire line without regrets if you want to. Available online.
Finn the Label Highlighter Bronzer Duo
If you’re looking for unique and cruelty-free highlighter shades, Finn the Label has them. You can choose from three shades: Endless Summer (copper), Slice of the Sea (silver with pink reflects), and La Union Sunset (gold). Each highlighter comes with a shimmery contour bronzer. Aside from being pigmented, the highlighter-bronzer duo is infused with grapeseed oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and rosemary extract. Available online.
KJM Cosmetics Lip Paint
KJM’s Lip Paint is perfect for people who aren’t into ultra-matte formulas. It’s a creamy matte liquid lipstick in red, pink, and brown shades, plus a clear lip gloss. The brand also suggests to mix the lipsticks to create a customized shade. Available on Lazada.
In Her Element Rose Glow Low pH Purifying Gel Cleanser 50 ml
This brand is known for its all-natural skincare products and brightly colored packaging. It also has a mild facial wash for all skin types. In Her Element’s Rose Glow cleanser has a low pH level to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier, and washes off bacteria to prevent further skin problems. Available at Beauty Bar.
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