Sure, practicality should always matter, but we believe that it wouldn't hurt to treat yourself once in a while. This is why we created our first ever Cosmo.ph Beauty Binge, where we share prettifying buys that are worth the splurge!
For the month of July, we lusted over lipsticks, brightening skincare, and luxe bath and body products. Find out why these ~*fancy*~ items made us adjust our shopping budget a bit (or maybe A LOT, lol!) below.
1. An everyday nude lipstick
If you're looking for a neutral lippie that won't leave your face looking sick and pale, try this warm coral-brown lip crayon from Clinique. It can bring out the Pinay skin's golden glow! - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Curviest Caramel, P1,000, SM Megamall
2. A bright lippie for blah days
As an avid fan of bright lipsticks since I was five, it was no surprise that I immediately got attracted to this watermelon-hued creamy lipstick. On days when I'm too tamad to wear a full face of makeup, I could just swipe on this lippie and look fresh AF in no time. - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Estée Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick in Wild Poppy, P1,275, SM Aura
3. A lightweight body moisturizer with a *sexy* bonus
You may think that a body oil would make your skin feel sticky in the Philippines' hot and humid weather, but Nuxe's global best-selling Huile Prodigeuse Dry Oil is a staple in my routine. My arms and legs tend to get dry and scaly (gross, I know), and this golden cocktail restores my skin's softness and moisture. I sometimes put a bit on my collarbones when I'm wearing an off-the-shoulder top—it bestows a sexy yet subtle sheen! - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse, P2,150, Rustan's The Beauty Source
4. A brightening serum
My skin has been feeling and looking a bit drier and duller lately which is why I love this glow-boosting serum from Mario Badescu. One drop and it just makes my complexion look plumper, brighter, and more hydrated! - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, P2,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source
5. A hydrating primer for über dry days
Because it's colder now and the office air-conditioner is always on full blast, my skin has been thirsty AF this month. So to avoid having a cakey and flakey mess whenever I wear foundation, I always prep my skin with a hydrating primer. I adore this one because it's like a moisturizer! - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor
Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer, P2,003, Sephora.ph
6. A 2-in-1 cream that can simplify beauty routines
If you prefer a simple skincare routine, then this serum + moisturizer is a must-add. With one product, I can hit two birds with one stone! - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor
Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum, P2,466, Sephora.ph
7. An elegant ladylike scent
Aside from being attracted to its pink hue, what I love about this fragrance is that it literally smells like a bouquet of freshly-picked red roses. This floral-powdery scent is über feminine and sweet—I'll definitely spritz this on when I'm wearing a pretty dress! - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor
Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne, P7,500/100ml; P3,750/30ml, Greenbelt 5
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