Review + Swatches: Does the Maybelline Superstay Foundation slay all day as promised?

When it comes to trusted drugstore brands, Maybelline always makes the cut. Their base products are some of our favorites as their foundations are budget-friendly with great formulation. The new Maybelline Superstay 24HR Full Coverage Liquid Foundation (P499) is so good that it won the Allure Best of Beauty 2018 for Full Coverage Foundation! With such a glowing recommendation, I was very excited to try it out!

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This is why you need Pink Sugar’s 349-peso face powder in your life

Often, at the drugstore beauty counter, a “good bargain” is just a bargain more than it is actually good. Many of us settle for mediocre products because they’re cheap and they work well enough. Often we would pay for these with a shrug. “It’s alright,” we tell ourselves. Once in a while though, something seriously good comes along and we are reminded why we should keep our standards even when faced with all manner of cheap temptations. That’s how I felt when I tried the Pink Sugar Our Lil’ Secret All Day Matte Powder, which is only P349 for 10 grams of product.

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Beauty Roundup: Pantone’s color for 2019, makeup from ZARA, and an eyeshadow vault of our dreams!

With just a few weeks left ‘til Christmas, our schedules are getting packed with gift shopping and holiday parties. And when it comes to celebrating the holidays, the beauty world is great at making you feel extra special! This week’s roundup consists of next year’s color trend, ColourPop’s gigantic new addition, and a makeup line from our fave Spanish retailer. Also, did you know that Pat McGrath is now on Sephora PH, and that Vern & Verniece have launched the first product of their new brand? Read on to find out what it’s all about!

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The Origins Holiday Guide: Sets to get for the best people in your life

As a big skincare enthusiast, I try to “influence” my family and friends to take better care of their skin. It’s not a frivolous pursuit - after all the skin is the body’s largest organ! It can be difficult for a complete newbie to buy into skincare though because there are so many products available now. Even I sometimes feel a bit intimidated and confused by all the options you can find in stores! This is why I am a fan of skincare sets - they usually cover all the basic steps, are united by a common effect or ingredient that can make them more effective, and are often cheaper than buying products individually!

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Don't Miss It: Here's a fun way to shop for luxury beauty with free GCs and games!

What could be more fun than going beauty shopping? Why, shopping with gift certificates, of course! More than getting a straight-up discount, there’s something very satisfying about handing over a bunch of GCs to pay for your purchases. This is the experience that four Luxasia Philippines brands try to recreate with their first ever Beauty Shopping Wonderland in Mega Fashion Hall!

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Human Nature celebrates 10 years of sharing hope and beauty to Filipinos

Last November 23rd, Human Nature celebrated their anniversary with a bang at the PICC Banquet Hall. In attendance were hundreds of their employees and advocates. The positive energy was palpable as the husband and wife tandem of Paolo Abrera and Suzi Entrata-Abrera introduced themselves as hosts for the night, as well as long-time supporters of the proudly local brand.

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Full review + Swatches: Urban Decay Born To Run Palette

I purchased the Urban Decay Born To Run Palette at the Sephora SoHo branch in New York. I didn’t enter Sephora with intention to buy ~a lot~ of makeup, but I ended up spending quite a bit inside! The hysteria is different inside a US Sephora store. I’ve been inside the stores in Singapore and Malaysia before, but the level of shopping energy is so different in New York. It’s like…ubusan ng makeup levels of excitement. It does catch.

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I tested the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Toner for 30 days

My patron singer Santa Mariah, along with Tita Whitney, once sang that there can be miracles when you believe. TBQH, I immediately ignore any product that claims to be miraculous. But thanks to all the persuasive marketing and my insecurity of having adult acne, I volunteered my face to try the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Toner.

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Here's a store tour + our list of must-haves from Innisfree's first PH boutique

K-Beauty has taken over the local beauty scene with so many Korean brands that have washed up in Philippine shores. There is one brand, however, that many have been pining to see here and now it has finally arrived. Innisfree just opened its first branch at SM Mall of Asia and boy, is it huge!

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Beauty Roundup: Teviant Beauty, Happy Skin’s holiday shades, and a Spicy YouTube channel

Happy weekend, PV readers! Now I know you are all still trying to recover from the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, but this week’s roundup might make you want to shop just a little bit more. We’ve spotted new shades from Generation Happy Skin, a K-Beauty collab with a huge fashion house, the iconic ABH highlighter, and your new YouTube channel obsession. Plus, there’s a new celebrity makeup artist collab that got us giddy with excitement! Are you ready? Let’s go!

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I got the cutest flipflops at the Make Your Own Havaianas 2018 event

There was a time in my life where I went for a foot spa sesh every two weeks. It was my refuge during a particularly stressful time and in those sessions, I always felt pampered and relaxed. A staple I had then, aside from the insanely bold polish shades, was a pair of slippers from Brazilian brand, Havaianas.  The soft slippers with a ton of styles and designs to choose from thrilled the picky twenty-something me and I slowly built a small collection flip-flops.

Slippers are more than just a necessity - a well-chosen pair can also showcase your personal style! Havaianas celebrates this with the annual Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH). Here’s a peek at my #MYOH2018 experience!

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Makeup Sponge Battle, Round 2: Miniso, AOA, SOLA, and Real Techniques comparison

Makeup sponges are some of the most universally recognized tools in beauty. Remember your first foray into makeup? Did you immediately go hunting for a brush, or were you first acquainted with the humble sponge applicator of your powder foundation compact? Mine was the latter, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this!

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Full swatches of the Vice Aura collection + a peek into their flagship store

It’s a great time to be a makeup junkie. The past few years have witnessed the birth of several new local makeup brands, and each one of them has been bringing their A-game to the table. One of these new players is Vice Cosmetics, which just launched last year. With the success of several lines of lipsticks and their first collab, Vice is upping the ante with a range of powder highlighters, blushes, and contour called the Aura Collection.

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New at the drugstore: Revlon’s “new” mousse foundation delivers flawless full coverage

There’s a foundation war going on in drugstores right now. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but affordable foundations have gotten better this year! Big brands are finally responding to our call for long-wearing, easy-to-blend foundation that won’t cost a ton of money while still performing close to a high-end foundation. Leading the charge is the latest from Revlon, just out this month: the Colorstay Full Cover Foundation (P825 for 30ml).

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