We think all kikay girls will agree with us when we say that it's the *best* feeling ever when you find the brow gel that lets your arches stay in place all day or the exact lipstick shade that makes you feel more confident with just one swipe. It's even better when you know that your new go-to product is from a brand that's homegrown and locally-made!
Ahead, 15 of the best local makeup brands—including old favorites and new discoveries—that we absolutely loved:
When we think of multipurpose makeup, our minds immediately to Colourette. You can use most of their products on your eyes, lips, and cheeks, making them our go-to on lazy days. Plus, all their shades look *great* on Pinay skin tones!
What to get: Colourtints, Velvetints, Easy Matte LipsticksContinue reading below ↓
Happy Skin started in 2013 to address Pinays' need for skin-friendly and affordable makeup products. Seven years later, the brand has also expanded to skin and nail care products. If you're a sucker for cute packaging and good formulas, this is the brand for you.Continue reading below ↓Recommended Videos
What to get: Kiss & Bloom Glossy Tints, Moisturizing Matte Lippies
No local makeup roundup would be complete without Ever Bilena—it's one of the OG beauty brands in the country. Their affordable price point paired with high-quality formulas make them the top-of-mind choice for a lot of Pinays to this day.Continue reading below ↓
What to get: Bloom Blush, Vinyl Lip Gloss, Matte Lipsticks
This beauty brand makes products with themes based on Filipino mythology and food. We also love how ~creative~ the names and packaging are!
What to get: Diwata Eyeshadow Palette, Kendi Lip Gloss
Multipurpose makeup products are the number one must-have in our kikay kit—we can create a full, presentable lewk with just those alone. This brand offers affordable ones in Pinay-friendly shades!Continue reading below ↓
What to get: Kulay Tinted Lip Balm, Kinang Tinted Lip Gloss
If you're looking for affordable and good quality makeup brushes, then you won't go wrong with the ones from Kind Beauty. The bristles are soft, plus they blend out your products nicely. Also, how *cute* is that pastel blue color, right?! (Read our review of their brush set here.)
What to get: Head in The Clouds Brush CollectionContinue reading below ↓
ICYDK, this is the indie makeup brand that your fave influencers have been raving about all year, and for good reason, too. Not only are their products super pigmented, but they're also very affordable.
What to get: Mini Eyeshadow Palette, Multipurpose mousse cream
If you're a lippie kind of girl, then you're going to love Colourbar Beauty's products. For a juicy pout, go for their glosses. If you prefer a matte finish, their powder mousse tints are A+. The best part is that they're all affordable!
What to get: Juicy Lucy lip gloss, Powder mousse tintsContinue reading below ↓
Looking for a gloss that doesn't just deliver shine, but also offers a ~plumping~ effect? Glitz Bish has your back. Plus, they come in all sorts of scents!
What to get: Plump Glozz
Envelop your pout in hydration and pigment with Hypergleam's line of clear and tinted glosses. P.S. Their ~*aesthetic*~ packaging is to die for!Continue reading below ↓
What to get: Hydrating Lip Gloss
Monochromatic looks are still very much in right now, and we see no signs of it slowing down in 2021. Cray Cosmetics' multi-use tints are all you need for those days when you just need to look presentable ASAP.
What to get: Hyperdot tintsContinue reading below ↓
On the lookout for professional quality makeup at an affordable price point? Spotlight Cosmetics won't let you down. Their selection of products will help you create a full beat in no time.
What to get: Scene Stealer 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette, Superstar Lip Crayon
If you're tired of the usual black and brown eyeliners, HeyHue offers water-activated ones that come in the cutest pastel hues! Aside from that, they also sell cute candy-colored makeup brush sets.
What to get: Hydra LinersContinue reading below ↓
The Sunbeam Factory
Calling all fans of the ~*natural*~ makeup look: You'll love The Sunbeam Factory's selection of tinted and clear glosses!
What to get: First Light lip gloss set
For those who are just starting to experiment with makeup, Careline has a great selection of products to choose from at very affordable price points.
What to get: Play To Slay Full Face Palette, Stain GlossContinue reading below ↓
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