10 Local Makeup Brands Worth Checking Out
People’s love and affinity for makeup seem to continually grow as time pass by. And despite the prevalence of international brands, more local and homegrown cosmetic brands are beginning to set root in the beauty industry.
Here are 10 Filipino makeup brands that you should definitely check out!
Filipinta is made to encourage Filipinas to embrace modern makeup and cultivate an appreciation for the local culture. Their Diwata Collection gives a nod to the country’s colorful mythical stories and creatures. The complete set has a palette and the two lipglosses available for Php 1,250 on their website.
Established in 2008, Ellana Minerals promises to offer products that are both for skincare and makeup. Their sophisticated and affordable mineral makeup especially curated for the Southeast Asian skin. This includes primer, foundation, and products for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Their bestsellers include the Loose Mineral Foundations (Php 798), the Highlighter & Eyeshadow Loose Multipurpose Pigments (Php 299), and the Lip in Luxe Lipstick (Php 599).
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Happy Skin was founded by Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez in 2013. Since then, the multi-awarded brand has earned a following for their skin-friendly and easy-to-use products made in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. They had collaborations with Disney, Beauty Bar, Plains and Prints, and even with well-known Filipina socialite Heart Evangelista.
Their bestsellers include the Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippie (Php 649), the Eye Am The One Holy Grail Mascara (Php 899), and the Instabeauty Blur Cream (Php 1,299).
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Pink Sugar Cosmetics presents itself as a local brand offering premium and high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices. They aim to become a go-to brand for those who want products that have richer textures and better color payoff without breaking the bank.
It’s also worth noting that aside from having paraben-free products, Pink Sugar is also committed to PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies program, which ensures that their products are cruelty-free.
Pink Sugar is most known for its Sugartint Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 349) that comes in 21 different shades. They also have their own foundation called Our Lil Secret Foundation (Php 399), which has seven shades.
Cloud Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand inspired by the beauty of chemistry, art, and science. It fuses together natural skincare formulas with modern technology to create products that are safe, effective, and easy to use. In fact, you can use their products even without makeup tools!
Their Pillow Cream Powder (Php 249) is a lightweight concealer that has medium-to-high coverage with a satin-matte finish. Their Powder Blush (Php 249), on the other hand, blends seamlessly and produces an airbrush effect on the skin. These can be purchased through their website.
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Formulated and conceptualized in the Philippines, Sooper Beaute uses all-natural ingredients to ensure happy, healthy and naturally glowing skin. Their products are quite flexible and are suitable for different skin types.
Try their Foundation + Concealer (Php 235), which aside from being a double-duty product, also provides a simple and seamless base for your makeup. The Lip and Cheek Rolly (Php 100) will give your face a natural flush while hydrating your skin at the same time.
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SkinLab Naturals aims to provide healthier beauty and wellness products. They believe that skincare and makeup shouldn’t only make you look great, but also make you feel great. Their products contain natural active ingredients, which hydrate, protect, and heal the skin.
They have a guide on their website which specifies the products for different skin types. Their Powder Puff Silica Translucent Loose Powder (Php 699) not only gives a flawless finish, but also helps fight acne, while their Lip Nourish (Php 399) lipsticks have a semi-matte and creamy texture that nourishes, hydrates, and moisturizes your lips in an instant.
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Suesh was established in 2006 to provide affordable makeup products and tools without sacrificing quality. Their makeup brushes, in particular, are commendable and are made from superior quality fibers. They also offer palettes, correctors, powders, and foundation. They’re most known for their Create Your Own Palette option, where you can mix-and-match colors to create the perfect palette.
Human Nature’s products are made with ingredients found and grown in the country. They have naturally-made powders, lipsticks, lip balms, eyeshadow, and foundation. Their moisturizing Tinted Lip Balm (Php 109.75) comes in five shades and their Mineral Pressed Powder (Php 395) gives up to eight hours of oil control, keeping you shine-free and fresh-faced throughout the day.
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Colourette Cosmetics redefines cosmetics while empowering the modern-day woman at the same time. Their product line of mainly tints is perfect for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. All of Colourette Colourtint (Php 249)‘s 35 shades are blendable and pigmented and are suitable for the Filipina skin. They also have the Colourette Supramatte (Php 349), a quick-dry liquid lipstick with a smudge-proof matte finish that can stand for up to 12 hours.
Which of these brands would you consider trying? Don’t forget to share it below!
Featured images grabbed from the Ellana Minerals and SkinLab Naturals Instagram accounts.