Wonder Beauty Counter: A Celebration of Filipino Pride

Wonder Beauty Counter: A Celebration of Filipino Pride

From ONE/SIZE Beauty’s partnership with “Drag Race Philippines” to Issy & Co.’s reformulated blushes, we’re all about Pinoy Pride on September’s edition of Wonder Beauty Counter



We’re crawling our way to the biggest month for all things beauty! The wait may be long, but this September, we’re obsessing over the newest campaigns and releases ushering in the ber-months. From ONE/SIZE Beauty’s groundbreaking partnership with Drag Race Philippines to Issy & Co.’s reformulated blushes, we’re all about Pinoy Pride.


Learn more on this month’s edition of Wonder Beauty Counter.


Kim So Hyun For Y.O.U Beauty

The partnership is enduring as KSH’s glowing career and the beauty brand’s long-lasting beauty philosophy


Y.O.U Beauty may have announced its collaboration with Kim Soo Hyun a while back, but we’re still gushing over the partnership. Enduring as KSH’s glowing career, Y.OU. Beauty’s anti-aging and brightening solutions are just as long-lasting in efficacy. This month, we’re playing favorites and highlighting a go-to product from the Advanced Youth and Radiance Up! lines:


Advanced Youth Recharging Peptide Eye Cream

Brightens and reduces fine lines around the eye area, this cream is formulated with caffeine, niacinamide and Plantide X. A tip, pop it in the fridge before use to cool the ceramic applicator to relieve puffy eyes.


Radiance Up! Antioxidant Serum


Get brighter skin in 14 days with this lightweight and moisturizing antioxidant serum designed for all skin types. It combines the power of Symwhite 377 and Niacinamide to improve dull skin and fade acne marks, giving you radiant skin.


Rustan's The Beauty Source

Celebrating a decade of beauty with exciting deals


Rustan’s The Beauty Source, known as the country’s luxury beauty haven and home to some of the biggest names in cosmetics, fragrance, personal care and skincare, is celebrating a decade of beauty through Rustan’s Beauty Addict. This year, the event draws inspiration from a diamond to represent the company’s mission to encourage every beauty gal and guy to shine.


Dubbed as one of the biggest, hotly-anticipated beauty events in the country, Rustan’s Beauty Addict nurtures a community of beauty enthusiasts who value looking, feeling and doing good. But the celebration doesn’t stop at the event as exciting deals await all shoppers.


The Rustan’s Beauty Source is home to some of the biggest names in beauty, such as Diptyque, Chanel and Anastasia Beverly Hills


Beauty Addict members, you’re in for a treat. For a single receipt purchase of P20,000, you can get a complimentary Rory and Sloan Mini Croft bag from now until October 31, 2022. What’s more, from now until November 30, 2022, every purchase worth P2,500 entitles Beauty Addict Members one raffle entry for a chance to win a 4-day and 3-night stay at the Peninsula Hotel in New York City! Got an HSBC Card? Enjoy double chances of winning and get two raffle entries when you use your HSBC card. Click here for the full list of promos.


If you’re not yet a member, don’t worry! You can join the club with any purchase made at Rustan's The Beauty Source. 


To get the latest updates on all your favorite beauty brands, events, first dibs on special offers, and more, join the Rustan’s The Beauty Source Viber Community or follow @RustansTheBeautySource on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram.


MYRA Fresh Glow Facial Wash

Make skin glow without breaking the bank


Myra’s Fresh Glow Facial Wash is packed with five essential vitamins (Vitamins E, C, B3, B5, B6) that help nourish skin with every wash. What’s more, it gently removes dead skin and slows down oil production, improving the appearance of pores. For best results, hydrate skin with Myra Smooth Glow Facial Moisturizer after washing.



AVON Attraction Sensation

The brand’s first pair of fragrances for him and her


A first for AVON, Attraction Sensation for him and her rouses the senses. At the heart of both is Bold Leather, which connects the two fragrances and is said to boost attraction to another. Developed by Laurent Le Guernec and Michelle DeFina, two of the world’s most prestigious perfumers, Attraction only uses the most sensual ingredients from nature. 



Attraction Sensation For Her: Floral, Oriental, Fruity

Spicy Ginger, Oriental Mandarin, Jasmine, Orris and Midnight Freesia make up this intoxicating scent.


Attraction Sensation For Him: Oriental Fougére

This addicting fragrance is made with Spicy Black Pepper, Ginger Oil, Clary Sage, Lavender Oil, Patchouli and Vetiver.


NIVEA Acne Repair Range

Clear, acne-free skin? Yes, please!


Breakouts happen to the best of us. But fret not, NIVEA is here to help with their Acne Repair Range! The secret lies in five powerful ingredients: Salicylic Acid to help with skin exfoliation, 99% pure sea salt to help repair skin, Magnolia Extract to soothe the skin, Carnitine to control oiliness, and Sodium Hyaluronate to add moisture.


Try this skincare regimen and see the results for yourself.

  1. Do a deep skin cleanse with NIVEA Acne Repair Gentle Micro Cleanse
  2. Unclog pores with NIVEA Acne Repair Daily Scrub
  3. Reduce acne and oiliness with NIVEA Acne Repair Toner
  4. Reduce acne spots and marks in as early as three days with NIVEA Acne Repair Spot Serum



The NIVEA Acne Repair range is available in Watsons and all leading drug stores and supermarkets. Also available online via Lazada or Shopee!


Colgate Optic White O2

Get ready to Smile Out Loud


Crooked, imperfect teeth got you down? Don’t hold back, Colgate invites everyone to flash their biggest smile with the brand’s newest oral beauty essentials—perfectly straight teeth not required!


Colgate reminds us that beauty is not just about brows, hair and skin. It’s about your smile, too; a feature that is uniquely your own. So forget dental imperfections, smile out loud with the NEW Colgate Optic White O2. 


Colgate Optic White O2 is a range of teeth whitening products that uncover radiant smiles! Powered by Active Oxygen Technology, the range is composed of the Optic White O2 Toothpaste, Teeth Whitening Pen, and the Teeth Whitening Kit, which contains both the Pen and patented LED Device, and the NEW Colgate Optic White Mouthwash. Teeth whitens when the Active Oxygen gets absorbed into the enamel, lightening tough stains from coffee, tea, and smoking. It’s safe for daily use, too, and does not cause sensitivity.


Colgate’s Smile Out Loud campaign aims to wipe out smile insecurities through highly accessible products that can be easily added to one’s beauty routine and everyday lifestyle. And who better to reinforce the message than two individuals with unconventional smiles: actress, model, gamer, podcaster and world class beauty queen, Megan Young, and the content creator with a quirky personality that captured the hearts of many, it’s your girl, Mimiyuuuh! 


So, show the world just how beautiful your smile is and smile out loud with the help of Colgate Optic White O2.


Colgate Optic White O2 Toothpaste is available in leading supermarkets, drugstores, and eCommerce platforms nationwide; such as Robinsons, Landers, Waltermart, Landmark, Watsons, Metro Gaisano, Lazada, and Shopee.


Colgate Optic White Mouthwash is available in leading supermarkets, department stores, and eCommerce platforms nationwide; such as Robinsons, Puregold, Landmark, Waltermart, Metro Gaisano, Lazada, and Shopee.


Colgate Optic White O2 Teeth Whitening Pen and Teeth Whitening Kit will be available in the Philippines soon.


ONE/SIZE Beauty x “Drag Race Philippines”

Boom turing!


ICYMI: Filipino YouTube superstar-turned-beauty mogul Patrick Starrr and his Sephora-cult favorite brand ONE/SIZE Beauty, partnered with Drag Race Philippines as the TV show’s official makeup sponsor. ONE/SIZE Beauty is a brand driving kindness and individuality through meaningful connection, profound storytelling and innovative artistry. The best part is, the grand prize winner will receive a one-year supply of ONE/SIZE cosmetic products.



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If you ask us, the partnership is fated. For years, Patrick Starrr has grown prominence for his drag makeup tutorials and transformation videos—even featuring videos with Drag Race alumni like Plastique Tiara and Kandy Muse. He’s a beauty expert through and through, known for his techniques to make your face snatched AKA plakado from day to night.



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Our instant favorites from the brand’s roster of beauty products? The Cheek Clapper 3D Blush Trio, a monochromatic blush trio with a blurring 3D blush effect, plus the Ultimate Setting Powder, a weightless 14-hour setting powder with a soft-matte finish.


Shop ONE/SIZE Beauty by Patrick Starrr on Sephora Philippines. Catch the new episodes of “Drag Race Philippines” every Wednesday at 7 PM, streaming on HBO GO, discovery+ and WoW Presents Plus.


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Meet Clocheflame’s Lip Muse 

A lipstick-cum-lip balm hybrid for everyday wear


The pandemic rebirthed the lipstick—and our understanding of it. We're no longer picking up the super matte, dry bullet we’ve had in our vanity for years. Though most of us still wear a mask outdoors, we ensure our lips are hydrated and ready for action.


Introducing homegrown brand Clocheflame’s new stunner, Lip Muse (P399), a nourishing  lipstick-cum-lip balm hybrid with a sheer, silky finish. It feels so buttery on the lips because it’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and a blend of nourishing oils. Still not convinced? It’s created with Titanium Dioxide, an ingredient found in sunscreen that protects lips from both UVA and UVB rays.



Curated in six ultra-flattering shades, you’ll surely find your next go-to. Choose from Poem (a berry mauve), First Love (a warm rose), Bellini (a peachy salmon), Maple (a caramel brown), Bunny (a neutral pink) and Corset (an almond nude). If you ask us, we’re head-over-heels in love with First Love—such an apt name!


See the full swatches here:



Swipe on Lip Muse for a barely-there color or build it up for a weightless, pigmented glow.


Shop Clocheflame’s Lip Muse on Shopee.


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Issy & Co.’s Iconic Crème Cheek Blushes Get An Upgrade

Now available in 10 ultra-flattering shades!


At the recently concluded Club Issy—a night of good music and even greater company—we were reintroduced to the local brand’s iconic Crème Cheek Blushes (P349). If we’re being honest, we’ve experienced our fair share of cream blushes, but nothing quite like Issy & Co.’s easy-to-apply, soft-touch melty blush.



This uber lightweight, multi-use blush doesn’t drag onto skin, melting seamlessly while creating a healthy, lit-from-within flush. The creamy formula is buildable to one’s desired intensity, too. Dab onto cheeks, eyes and even your lips, then blend!



It’s double the fun, with Issy & Co.'s Crème Cheek Blushes now available in 10 shades! You’ll surely find a color for whatever mood you’re in. Choose from Milkshake (cool-toned pink), Criminal (sunkissed hot coral), Stripped (warm biscuit tan), Gold Digger (luminous gilded clay), Savage (smoked rosy mauve), Bang (radiant soft rose), Karma (sultry rich berry, Safe Word (delicate peach pink), Red Light (bold fiery red) and Babyygirl (true classic lilac).


See the full swatches here:



If you’re feeling intimidated by the bolder shades, you’ll be surprised how these can look so natural on skin! Just apply with a light hand and diffuse slowly with a densely packed brush or even your fingers.


Pro-tip: To extend wear, use a primer and set it with powder.


Shop Issy & Co.’s Creme Cheek Blushes on Shopee.


Give Skin That Youthful Glow with SNAILWHITE’s Essence Water

Moisturizing? Check! Anti-aging properties? Check!


With the cooler months upon us—and the occasional humidity—skin may be incredibly dry and dull. Pack on that moisture with SNAILWHITE’s all-new Moisture Soothing Essence Water (P365) and Gold Lifting Essence Water (P365).



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Give your skin that instant hydration boost with SNAILWHITE’s moisture-soothing essence, beautifully formulated with a blend of nourishing rich actives like Nano Hyaluronic Acid and Squalene, which leave skin looking healthy and supple. Its lightweight consistency readily absorbs onto skin to deliver long-lasting moisture, too. The product also preps and primes skin to better absorb the next steps of your skincare for a more effective routine.



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Combat early signs of aging with this nutrient-rich anti-aging essence. Infused with Snail Mucin and Wheatgrass extract, it minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plus even helps lift sagging skin. Packed with 24K Lipobelle Gold, this lightweight essence water brightens skin for a more youthful glow. Plus with the hero ingredient Niacinamide, it even visibly fades hyperpigmentation!


Shop SNAILWHITE Soothing Essence Water and Gold Lifting Essence Water on Shopee.


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Introducing Garnier’s Hero Product for Acne-Prone, Oily Skin

Meet the Bright Complete Anti-Acne Serum


Stubborn acne got you down? Introducing Garnier’s new Bright Complete Anti-Acne Serum (P649), which effectively combats acne and fades acne marks in just three days! Powered with 4% Vitamin C, Salicylic Acid, Niacinamide and AHA, skin is visibly brighter and clearer.



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For even better results, use the brightening anti-acne regime: cleanse with Garnier Anti-Acne Foam and Garnier Micellar Water.


Shop Garnier Complete Anti-Acne Serum on Shopee.


Modess “Budol” Deals

For #GenFree girls everywhere


With classes starting and everyone on the go, Modess ensures that #GenFree girls are ready and equipped to move anytime, anywhere. Even when you're keeping busy, you won't have to worry knowing that Modess has the fastest absorbing pads versus other leading brands. While keeping in mind protection and comfort, Modess launches exciting deals and promos so you can #BeNextPeriodReady.



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While you tackle your to-do lists, the 3 Month Pack (Regular Wing) will be sure to keep you at maximum comfort. Their discounted prices can be found on Shopee and Lazada. The 3-Month Pack (Overnights) will be sure to keep you feeling secure, even at night. Their 9.9 deals can also be found on Shopee and Lazada. For the price of P132, you can get a pack of Modess Ultra Thin All Night pads (Lazada, Shopee). You can even snag a pack of Modess Body Adapt Longs pads at a discounted price of P59 on Shopee and Lazada.


Even on your red days, you'll be sure to find yourself working and playing hard with these Modess deals!


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We’ve got more beauty news and releases in store for the month of September. Stay updated by following Wonder Beauty Counter!



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