Here are the items that stole our hearts (and moolah!) for October's Cosmo.ph Beauty Binge.
"Tom Ford Beauty is FINALLY in Manila! Their luxurious lipsticks come in various shades and finishes, so you’re sure to find your match. If you love nudes and nude-pinks like me, I recommend Pussycat (Matte), Indian Rose (Cream), and Casablanca (Cream)!" – Retty, Assistant Managing Editor
Tom Ford Lip Color in Casablanca, P2,680, Rustan’s Makati
An impressive face powder
"The first time I used this powder, I was shocked at how well it blurred my pores and made my face look so smooth. I thought it would just be like any a regular setting powder! Plus, I love how this doesn’t give my face a white cast so I can use as much of it as I want." – Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor
Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder, P3,950, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
A gel blush that's perfect for the hot weather
"Dewy finishes don’t exactly mesh well with my oily complexion, but I fell in love with this whipped gel blush that delivers a radiant flush without the sticky feel." – Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Elizabeth Arden Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Nectar 03, P2,400, Shangri-La Plaza
A nail lacquer set for holiday-ready manis
"I find this limited edition nail lacquer set a pricey buy yet a good steal because it already has six shades of wearable reds (from a classic ruby hue to a deep, glittered Bordeaux) that all come in a gel-like formula. It's like I got each bottle for P325—Deborah Lippmann polishes usually cost P825 each!" – Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Deborah Lippmann Lady in Red Limited Edition Set, P1,950, Rustan's the Beauty Source
A redeemer for stressed complexions
"This month has been really hectic so my skin isn’t in its best state. But this cream has been really helping out my complexion every time it looks dull and lackluster. After applying a pea-sized amount, I immediately notice that my face looks tighter, bouncier, and more radiant." – Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, P3,650, SM Megamall
A hydrating face oil made for all skin types
"I love how this lightweight face oil grants me dewy skin without getting too shiny. Plus, my face has not shown any signs of it being sleep-deprived since I started using it!" – Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Kanebo Skin Gloss Oil Water, P3,000, Rustan's the Beauty Source
A lip product for girls with expressive faces
"I was alarmed that my daily habits (giggling, pouting when I'm on RBF, and sipping smoothies in the morning) made my lips and the skin around it prone to having fine lines and folds. I was relieved to discover this ~special~ serum that can freeze any signs of aging on the mentioned areas." – Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Dermologica Nightly Lip Treatment, P2,450, Rustan's the Beauty Source
An eye cream that’s more than just an eye cream
"The latest from La Mer is this game-changing product that can instantly improve the skin and banish lines. It comes with a unique applicator that you use to massage the luxurious cream on key areas of the face. Definitely A+!" – Retty, Assistant Managing Editor
Genaissance de la Mer™ Eye And Expression Cream, price available upon request, Rustan’s the Beauty Source
A fruity fragrance made for grown-ups
"I got instantly drawn to the beautiful design of the bottle, and I fell more in love with it when I spritzed it on! The unique mix of fruit, floral, and almond notes make up a sweet yet sophisticated fragrance." – Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Elie Saab Girl of Now Eau de Parfum, P5,100, SM Beauty
If you’re into floral scents…
"With tuberose, jasmine, and “Rangoon Creeper,” a color-changing plant in South India, this EDP will make you feel like you just woke up on a bed of flowers. A lovely bonus: its retro-inspired lacquered bottle begging to be flatlayed." – Jillian, Cosmo.ph Editor-in-chief
Gucci Bloom EDP P4,650/30ml; P6,350/50ml; P8,450/100ml, Rustan's the Beauty Source
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