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MONICA VERALLO

MONICA VERALLO

Monica Verallo is a well-loved television host of UNTV’s Good Morning Kuya. She loves travelling and exploring new places, trying out new things, and living a life beyond boundaries.

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Five beauty brands to look out for

Over the years, Filipinas have shown increasing interest in makeup and cosmetics. No wonder makeup artistry has become a lucrative business in the country. And with just a few weeks away before the holiday season sets in, it’s a good time to take a look at local beauty brands. Not only are they going to be very handy during holiday parties, they’re also perfect gifts for all ladies.

Happy Skin

Although one of the “newcomers” in the cosmetic scene, Happy Skin has already made a mark among make-up lovers. One reason for this may be their international appeal, with their packaging looking quite similar with other global brands. But more than the wrap, another reason to love this local brand is their wide range of products – Happy Skin releases new collections pretty regularly. And just recently, the brand started collaborating with local celebrities such as Heart Evangelista and offered products that her fans would definitely love.

Ellana Minerals

Ellana Minerals

Dubbed as the “No.1 Mineral Cosmetic Brand in the Philippines,” Ellana Minerals has obviously proven it’s worth – especially when it comes to foundation. Available in a wide selection of skin shades and tones, in both loose and pressed forms, Ellana Mineral’s foundation is tried and tested to withstand the country’s humid weather. It’s no wonder that this has become one of the company’s frontrunners. But apart from their bestseller foundation, Ellana Minerals also offers other makeups and even tools.

Snoe Beauty

Snoe Beauty

This brand is considered as one of the pioneers when it comes to local beauty brands. Though one of the firsts, Snoe Beauty has learned to adapt with the changing times hence their lip colors and tints are still appealing even with the younger generation. Moreover, it has color correcting foundation, blush and contour kits, beauty tools, and even a range of facial oils and serum for all your skin care needs.

VMV Hypoallergenics

VMV Hypoallergenics

When it comes to commitment towards the safety of its products, may it be on humans or animals, VMV Hypoallergenics is probably on top of the list. They have absolutely captured the market, both local and international, of people who have sensitive skin (or who are animal rights advocates). In addition, they sustain a comprehensive and informative website wherein they address certain skin issues to determine which products best fit you.

Suesh

Suesh

With an overwhelming variety of products, Suesh is definitely a one-stop shop for all beauty junkies out there. Whatever you’re looking for – train cases of all forms and sizes, brush sets, eye shadow and lip palette, contour set – they have it. A lot of their clients are aspiring and professional makeup artists, but even individuals who simply want something basic can surely find something in the shop. Going here is like being a kid again and entering a candy store for the first time.

Choosing to buy proudly Pinoy made products does not only help the country get recognized in the international beauty scene, but it also does support entrepreneurship and workforce in the country.

Besides, makeup and cosmetics made here are more tailored to Filipina complexion hence can endure Philippine temperature.