Hot right now: Happy Skin Cosmetics

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when your skin is happy, your makeup looks 100% better. But it's kind of an oxymoron when the makeup you use end up causing acne or worse, allergies. It's hard to say what won't work for you until you've actually tried it!

That said, ideal makeup not only keeps your skin looking good on the surface, but also nourished on the inside. It's tough to find something like that. So two women went on to create it. 

I'm sure you've heard all about this exciting new local cosmetics brand called Happy Skin. It's the startup of two beautiful and beauty-savvy women, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez. Rissa as you know is one of the top models and hosts here in the Philippines, while Jacqe served as an executive in a multinational consumer goods company, handling some of the top personal care brands in the country. It was really only a matter of time for two friends so involved in the beauty industry to come up with something of their own!

And they did such an impressive job. Jacque and Rissa have been involved in the whole process, from formulation to packaging. The product line is fairly small - they only have a brush set, under eye concealer, lipstick, liquid and powder foundation, blush, and tinted moisturizer - but each SKU was obviously designed with care and thought. Most of the products are manufactured in Japan. That explains the quality! There are no misses, as far as I know based on the products I've tried.

So how does Happy Skin products make our skin, well, happy? The makeup actually contains skin-loving ingredients like Cherry Blossom Leaf Extract, Japanese Tea Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid,Collagen, and Argan Oil to truly help nourish skin while you have it on. I've used the Don't Get Mad, Get Even Foundation a few times now and I do feel like the hyaluronic acid keeps my skin plump and moist without actually making it too oily!

However, be prepared to spend more on Happy Skin compared to other local brands. The products range from P500 to P1,300, with the brush set being the most expensive at P2,500. I like, no, I LOVE this direction. There are a lot of great local brands, but in the pursuit of being more affordable the quality of some of their products is not as good as it could have been. I would rather spend my thousand bucks on one thing that has been formulated and packaged with care, versus a two or three products that cuts corners to be more competitive.

But that's my spending profile. I imagine that others won't mind since they have other priorities! It really just depends on what your budget is and the level of quality you expect in your beauty products.

So there you go. :) I'll be rolling out reviews in the next few weeks about Happy Skin, so stay tuned for that! Tomorrow I'll be talking about their most popular product, the Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie

What do you think? Have you visited a Happy Skin location yet?


Happy Skin is currently available at top Plains & Prints branches. Now available at the following stores: Glorietta 1 | SM Mega Mall | Alabang Town Center | Shangrila Plaza | Trinoma | SM San Lazaro | Greenhills Shopping Center | SM North Edsa | SM Mall of Asia |Robinson’s Galleria