We will not let this pandemic get in the way of our pag-awra. As the famous adage goes, “tuloy ang modeling para sa ekonomiya!” Lol! I think fellow makeup lovers will agree when I say that we will take every opportunity to glam up despite meetings being only virtual and even if we have to cover it with face masks and shields.
This is why we are giving you a list of local brands that offer affordable beauty products to support both our beauty needs and the economy! Check them out below:
V I Y Line X Aling Cely
For only Php 110, you can show some love to Team Payaman’s Aling Cely by purchasing these lip and cheek tints that are hypoallergenic and made with natural ingredients. Visit V I Y Line on Facebook and Instagram (@viyline)!
Dear Self Beauty
Dear Self Beauty is a cosmetics and skincare brand that promotes self-love & self-care by formulating products that enhance your natural beauty while taking care of your skin at the same time.
For the lips, cheeks, and eyelids, this brand has two types of tints – Deartints (semi-gel based; Php 149) and Blurmatte (velvet matte; Php 229), so you can choose based on your mood or the look that you’re going for. There’s also definitely something to match your outfit with as these tints come in various shades!
Among DSB’s products as well are the organic Clayblush (Php 249 each) that come in six natural-looking shades and waterproof Claybrows (Php 179; with brow brush – Php 279) infused with castor oil for hair growth! For more information, check them out on Facebook (@dsbeautyph) and Instagram (@dearselfbeauty).
Mooie Beauty caters to people with sensitive skin like owner Danica Altajeros. She says that most of the products she tried gave her allergic reactions because of her skin type. This became her motivation to start her own brand. Along with her advocacy for women empowerment, she created Mooie Beauty cosmetics in hopes of making Filipinas feel confidently beautiful by wearing her brand.
Altajeros also shares that the shades of Mooie’s Soft Matte Lip Creams are named in commemoration of her sister. These are “Angel” (brick red), “Sister” (rosy mauve), “Forever” (terracotta), and “Happy” (Fuschia red). Each lip cream costs only Php 199 while the complete set of 4 costs Php 766.
Meanwhile, these 3-in-1 Color Pots (Php 155 each) have a lightweight and buildable formula which makes them perfect for your eyes, cheeks, and lips!
A new addition to Mooie’s handmade, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty products is the “Baby Got Gloss” lipgloss collection which comes in 5 shades: “Her” (light pink tint), “Euphoria” (clear gloss with glitters), “Paradise” (light red tint), “Serendipity” (clear), and “Dimple” (light brown tint). These glosses can also be used as lip masks and you can cop the entire set for only Php 1,000 or Php 230 per piece on Shopee (www.shopee.ph/mooie.ph)!
The Klean Lab
The Klean Lab is a newly launched brand that’s all about keeping us clean and protected anytime and anywhere with their face and body mists. Consider them your “new normal skincare essentials” as these mists are skin-loving alcohol for your face and body minus the dryness! Awesome, right?
As the name implies, the “Instaprotect Hydrating Face Mist” is a hydrating and antibacterial face mist that revives and protects the skin from free radicals and environmental stressors. On the other hand, the “Double Duty Oil Control Body Mist” is a multitasking body mist loaded with skin-nourishing ingredients that keep excessive oil build-up at bay while keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.
Wear Nouvelle Cosmetics
“Discover a new you, become a new you.”
Hara Domingo is a professional makeup artist who decided to start her own cosmetics brand. After the pandemic affected her gigs, Domingo translated her love for makeup to Wear Nouvelle which means “wear NEW” in English.
It’s no secret that when we look good, we feel good. That’s why with her beauty products, she hopes that her customers a.k.a. the “noubellas” discover something new about themselves when they look in the mirror – one that empowers them to become better versions of themselves. Just like how Wear Nouvelle is Domingo’s anchor and source of strength, she wishes that it will be an additional source of power to noubellas too as they course through life.
Wear Nouvelle’s lip cream line boasts a soft matte finish without all the dryness for only Php 260 each which definitely makes it a must-try!
They also have a wide array of shades. From nudes to bold colors, these lips creams are made to gorgeously complement different Filipina skin tones. 😉
Find the perfect shade for you on their website (www.wearnouvelle.wixsite.com) and order now on Shopee (www.shopee.ph/wearnouvelle)! You may also like, follow, and tag them on Facebook and Instagram (@wearnouvelle).
During this challenging time, we are lucky to still be able to “splurge” on beauty products and switching to local brands will make a huge impact to our fellow Filipinos. This way, we don’t only satisfy our kikay needs, we also get to save a lot of money through these affordable finds and most importantly, help our kababayans! A little act of kindness goes a long way so don’t forget to share your blessings and support local. 😉
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