10 Beauty Products We Wish We Could Have in Manila

Things we’d hoard if international shipping weren’t a problem


(SPOT.ph) International brands are coming to Manila one after the other, but there are still a number of products we’re itching to get our hands on without having to fly out of the country or shamelessly ask our friends or relatives to buy for us when they’re abroad.


From miracle-workers that we’re dying to try to legendary brands that everyone’s been raving about, here are 10 beauty products that we have on our wish lists.


This list is not ranked.


Korres Lip Butter

Korres is a Greek brand that’s been formulating skincare and makeup from natural ingredients for 19 years. This lip butter’s gel-like formula can be built up to medium thickness without sacrificing comfort. It’s organic so it’s free of harmful ingredients, and it’s available in different flavors that will add a pop of color and shine to your lips-with a sweet subtle scent-while keeping them moisturized.




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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This could easily be every girl’s Holy Grail. Whether you need medium to full coverage, Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation has a reputation for exceeding expectations. It leaves skin feeling silky smooth and glowing no matter how many times you layer it on to get the coverage you need, making you look naturally flawless and radiant.




Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

This mask is magic. Kombucha (black tea ferment), Belle De Nuit extract, and peptides are the key ingredients: the Kombucha softens, smoothens, and improves skin’s radiance, the Belle De Nuit extract soothes and rebalances skin, and the peptides make the skin firm and helps defy gravity. Perfect for those who want to keep their skin looking naturally youthful!





Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

We want this for two reasons: the cute packaging and the product quality. These blushes are highly pigmented and easily buildable to suit your taste. There are enough shades for any occasion, so you can choose one that works best with your skin tone to achieve a natural, flushed look. Living up to its name, it doesn’t smudge or fade easily.




Blinc Mascara Amplified

This mascara basically adds to your lashes by reinforcing them with a formula that dries into "tubes" around the strands. The tubing effect doesn’t cause smudging, plus it lengthens and volumizes. Although waterproof, removal is extremely easy-just rinse with warm water and gently pinch on your lashes and the tubes will come off.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Serum

Any kind of hair-dry, frizzy, thick, curly, or straight-can be instantly tamed with John Frieda’s now-practically-legendary serums. This one leaves locks feeling silky and smooth without the grease, and the formulation helps repair damage and takes care of split ends, giving you naturally healthier strands.





Eyeko Making Eyes Automatic Gel Eyeliner

It’s not just because Alexa Chung endorses it-okay, maybe that’s part of the reason-but this waterproof gel eyeliner is well-known for gliding on lids really easily. It also has great staying power, and doesn’t smudge.



Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Smitten

Tom Ford lip color gives lips a luminous touch and natural moisture. With a sweet, creamy scent, it goes on sheer, while giving just the right amount of moisture for comfort. It doesn’t give much coverage, but can easily be layered to achieve a more pigmented look.





bareMinerals Hydrating Mineral Veil Powder

bareMinerals is already a beauty staple elsewhere, and Hydrating Mineral Veil is just the thing for people with little to no experience with makeup. Easy to use and incredibly lightweight, it’s loaded with moisturizers but works well even on oily skin, allowing makeup to last longer and stay in place.




Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake in Thunder

Since launching in 2008, British brand Illamasqua has been steadily gaining fans with professional-grade products packed with intense colors. This brow cake is very easy to apply, and even those with sparse brows can still achieve a natural look with the formula. The rich pigmentation ensures that one application won’t use up a lot of product. The clincher? It’s sure to stay put.

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