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15 *Local* Makeup Brands Worth Trying Right Now

The best that P-beauty has to offer!
Best Local Makeup Brands Philippines
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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:

  1. Colourette

    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 Lipsticks

    Colourette Cosmetics
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  2. Happy Skin

    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.

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    What to get: Kiss & Bloom Glossy Tints, Moisturizing Matte Lippies

    Happy Skin
  3. Ever Bilena

    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.

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    What to get: Bloom Blush, Vinyl Lip Gloss, Matte Lipsticks

    Ever Bilena
  4. Filipinta Beauty

    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

    Filipinta Beauty

    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!

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    What to get: Kulay Tinted Lip Balm, Kinang Tinted Lip Gloss

  6. Kind Beauty

    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 Collection

    Kind Beauty
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  7. Squad Cosmetics

    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

    Squad Cosmetics
  8. Colourbar Beauty

    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 tints

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    Colourbar Beauty
  9. Glitz Bish

    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

    Glitz Bish
  10. Hypergleam

    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!

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    What to get: Hydrating Lip Gloss

  11. Cray Cosmetics

    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 tints

    Cray Cosmetics
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  12. Spotlight Cosmetics

    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

    Spotlight Cosmetics
  13. HeyHue

    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 Liners

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  14. 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

    The Sunbeam Factory
  15. Careline

    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 Gloss

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