Wonder Beauty Counter: November Is All About Holiday Essentials—At-Home Edition
Dramatic makeup picks because why not, tools to undo the damage from all that swiping and swatching, and our top-shelf in personal care
And just like that it’s Christmas! Technically, not yet, but you know what we mean…We’re looking forward to seeing and spending more time with family and friends, albeit online for the most part. But we’ll take it!
So for all the merry-making we’ll be doing, be it virtual or IRL, we’re encouraging everyone (ourselves included!) to make the effort to put on something nice, to wear some color and to take better care of themselves. Herewith, our picks in makeup, skincare and personal care—and just in time for 11.11!
Maybelline SUPERSTAY MATTE INK Coffee Edition
Don’t just drink your coffee, wear it too
Coming in five coffee-inspired nude shades that work with almost all skin tones (and looks great on morenas), Maybelline comes out with lippies named after many of our favorite caffeinated beverages. Meet Chai Genius, Hazelnut Hypnotizer, Caramel Collector, Cocoa Connoisseur and Mocha Inventor. The colors aren’t just coffee-inspired, they smell like them, too!
Wear it to your next Zoom meeting or underneath that mask and face shield when you go out for errands (don’t worry, it’s quick drying and transfer-proof) just because.
All five shades retail for P299. Get yours on Lazada.
NIVEA Extra Whitening Body Lotion
For a bright and merry November
Quarantine giving you dull-looking skin? NIVEA’s Extra Whitening Body Lotion might just be the answer to your woes. It contains a blend of brightening ingredients, like 95% pure Vitamin C, which gives skin a radiant boost. It also has Super Skin Food complex unique to NIVEA Body lotion that nourishes skin with Camu Camu and Acerola Cherry, allowing for better absorption of the product. Best of all, it protects skin from harmful UV rays with its UVA and UVB filters.
Brightens, protects and repairs skin? We’ll say yes to that.
#KeepItCleene and then some
Cleene has been a household name for decades. Best known for its cotton and paper products, the personal care brand has since expanded to baby care, facial care and skincare, too.
But we want to bring it back to Cleene’s line of cotton products and the range it delivers. For all your basic needs, there’s Cleene Cotton Balls and Cotton Roll. Both absorb liquid faster than synthetic fibers, and are purified and bleached with environment-friendly, non-chlorine agents, making it safe for skin, medical and general use.
Need cosmetic grade cotton? Cleene’s Facial Cotton Rounds is your best bet. Made from high quality pure cotton, it’s lint-free and has a bigger surface area best used for makeup removal and cosmetic applications. Should you want to go extra with your cotton pads, there’s Cleene’s Oval Cotton Pads, which come in three variants, Classic, Sweet Almond and Aloe Vera. Last but not least is the Japanese-inspired Yuki Yuki line, which is from cotton woven by water energy, making it extra soft, smooth and lint-free to the touch.
Cleene is available on Lazada and in Mercury Drugstores, leading chain drug stores and supermarkets and other retail stores near you.
Make personal hygiene fun
Lifebuoy, if you haven’t already seen it on shelves online and offline, is back in the Philippines! One of the world’s biggest soap brands, Lifebuoy brings its effective range of antibacterial handwashes, soaps and sanitizers all formulated with Activ Silver+ technology to fight 99.9% of bacteria. It’s perfect for personal use or as gift sets to family and friends!
Make hygiene habits fun for the kids and kids at heart when you #DoTheLifebuoy Dance Challenge led by brand ambassador Kathryn Bernardo. Short and easy, it’s meant to remind everyone to wash their hands regularly and effectively, too. Make it a habit to not just wash the palms but also the back of hands, fingers and wrists. And do the dance while you’re at it, you know you want to 😉
More glowing skin solutions
Hot on the heels of Love K-Derma’s successful launch, the beauty brand released two new state-of-the-art skincare solutions perfect for addressing skin woes around the face and eyes. Introducing the LED Face Lift Wand and LED Eye Lift Wand.
Similar to the LED Light Mask, the LED Face Lift Wand is equipped with seven light modes that address specific skin concerns, as well as promotes the production of collagen and elastin. It’s also equipped with Electromagnetic Stimulation and RF to maximize lifting and tightening. With regular use, results include reduced fine lines and wrinkles, improved facial contour and brighter skin. Pro tip: this wand is best paired with Love K-Derma’s Glass Skin Activating Gel used prior to treatment.
Meanwhile, for those looking to treat dark circles, puffiness and early signs of aging, the LED Eye Lift Wand might just be the solution. Featuring two light modes, red for wrinkles and dark circles, and blue for relieving puffy eyes, this wand also has a vibration feature that increases the absorption of your chosen product (like Love K-Derma’s Cloudless Eye Cream) pre-treatment.
Per usual, finish your self-care session with Gold Glow Serum, packed with real gold, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C for brighter, glowing skin.
And just in time for the holidays, Love K-Derma is offering the Serum Wonderland gift set. From November 10, shoppers get a free limited edition pouch when they avail of the full range of Love K-Derma Skin Care line: Gold Glow Serum, Glass Skin Activating Gel, Hydro Bright Moisturizer, and Cloudless Eye Cream for only P2999. Check out www.lovekderma.com and follow @lovekderma on Instagram for more information.
Have something to add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
Art Alexandra Lara