1. Start with a simple skin care routine
If there’s anything you should learn about skin care in your 20s, it’s that it shouldn’t be complicated. Stick to a three-step skin care regimen—that is, cleanse, tone, and moisturize—for every day. But if you feel the need to add in some more targeted products, feel free to do so without ditching the basic steps. Remember, the key to getting better skin is discipline and consistency—something even the most luxurious brands can’t give you.
Try: Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, P1,300/200mL; Clarifying Lotion Twice a Day Exfoliator, P1,450/200mL; Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Rustan's Shangri-La
2. Use a hardworking night cream
Help your skin repair itself while you slumber by applying a deeply nourishing night cream. Pick one that’s specially created to make your skin brighter and more radiant with every use.
Try: Human Nature Radiant Grace Night Cream, P995, Human Nature Outlets
3. Cheat your contour
Contouring just got easier—with the right product, that is. Pick a contouring and highlighting stick to create shadows on your face to bring out your features better. Don’t forget to blend!
Try: Maybelline V-Face Duo Stick, P499, Watsons
4. Wing you lids instantly
So you still can’t draw a proper cat eye? You might just be using the wrong eyeliner! Pick a liner with a flat edge to make drawing a cat eye a breeze. If you still can’t get it right even with this miracle product, you might just have to keep on practicing.
Try: Covergirl Intensify Me! Liner, P450, SM Megamall
5. Opt for no-fuss foundation
Get yourself a lightweight foundation that literally feels like nothing on the skin. Smoothing it on will be easy AF because of its consistency. The result? Bright, dewy, and flawless skin in a jiffy.
Try: Make Up For Ever Waterblend Foundation, price available upon request
6. Fake bright eyes
Let’s be real: who has time to put on perfectly blended eyeshadow every morning anyway? To hide any signs of stress (and laziness), we recommend using a cream eyeshadow stick for a wash of color all over the lid. You can even use it to line your lower waterline for instantly bright peepers.
Try: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist in Pearl, P2,000, Rustan's Shangri-La
7. Add a pop of color to your lips
Not too big on committing to wearing lipstick? Try tinted balms instead. They offer a gorgeous pop of color on your puckers, while leaving them moisturized and plump.
Try: The Face Shop Ink Gel Stick, P695, SM Megamall
8. At least use some blush
Before stepping out the door, dot some cream blush on your cheeks and blend it out with your fingers—you will be left with a healthy glow.
Try: Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink, P1,650, SM Aura
9. Consider cushion foundations
Here’s every tamad girl’s best friend! Cushion foundations are convenient because they’re mess-free, come with a sponge, and are compact enough to store in our tiny purses. You can also check out other cushion products here.
Try: Estee Lauder Double Wear Cushion BB All Day Wear Liquid Compact SPF50/PA+++, P2,400, available in September 2016
10. Cleanse your skin with ease
No time to double cleanse like most beauty addicts? We recommend using micellar water instead. This cleanser is potent enough to dissolve tough makeup, but is also gentle to use on even the most sensitive areas of the skin. It also works for all skin types.
Try: La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water, price available upon request, Rustan's Makati
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