Best Beauty Buys: Which New Makeup Releases Are Worth Your Money?



If you think your makeup kit needs a little revamp, investing on a good makeup product is definitely worth your time and money. Wondering which makeup products these are? Find out below. 

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As these well-loved beauty brands continue to innovate already highly-effective makeup products according to your ever-changing needs, you can’t just stick to the same primer, same blush, same lipstick, and same palette every time, right? Aside from the fact that these have expiration dates, trying out new products mean treating yourself to better formulations. Experimenting on colors and creating new looks for yourself are possible with these new makeup products available in the market now, or at the very least, real soon. And after a lot of sleuthing, these are surely worth every penny.

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer (P2,095)

Here’s a step you certainly can’t skip before putting on any makeup products—priming. From the pioneer of the Flawless face, the newly innovated Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primers in Power Primer Supercharged Essence, Primer Blurring, Primer Hydrating, Primer Illuminating, Primer Protecting, and Primer Perfecting all comes in water-based and silicone-free formulas for breathable and protective barrier over the skin. Don’t believe us? Even drag queens who need more potent, formidable, and layered makeup swear by the effectivity of Laura Mercier primers. So much so that is often a staple in many of their kits.

NARS Cool Crush Collection

For scene-stealing shimmer, you can never go wrong with NARS Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette (P3500) from the Cool Crush Collection. With its immense spectrum of 12 intensifying shadows in matte, shimmer, and metallic coatings, it definitely becomes a banging party with these swiped on your lids.

How about a flush of color on the cheeks? Get that different tones of blush and highlights with NARS How To Fix A Cheek Palette (P3000). And finally to complete the audacious look, smack your lips with the NARS Loaded Lip Laquer (P1500). Coming in four delicious shades, it feels like a balm and shines like a gloss so it won’t chap the lips.

NARS Afterglow Collection

Create the mesmerizing look with NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette (P3500) formulated with pigment power suspension technology for to deliver high-pigments unto lids, NARS Overlust Cheek Palette (P3500), which comes with skin-infused glow technology for the sensorial texture, and NARS Afterglow Lip Balm (P1500) that both nourishes and protects the lip with its hydrating ingredient.

NARS Tinted Glow Booster (P2,250)

To visibly blur your skin’s imperfections, NARS Tinted Glow Booster is infused with skin-tone pearlescent pigments to easily blend to skin and give that brightening and illuminating glow. Either you wear it alone or under foundation, this Tinted Glow Booster instantly provides that alluring shine.

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment (P1750)

In one quick glide, illuminate your eyes with the some right shimmer and sparkle. NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment has unique cream-like formula to give your eyes the stand out look even when on-the-go.

NARS Matte Bronzing Powder (P2,250)

Giving dimension and fine structure to your face, this NARS Matte Bronzing Powder has a silky matte formula that gives an instant coverage. Perfect with the nearing summer weather, this bronzing powder delivers a natural, sun-kissed look.

Benefit POREfessional Hydrate Primer (P2,120)

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This hydrating primer doesn’t only minimize the pores, Benefit POREfessional Hydrate Primer gives a long-lasting 12-hour hydration while keeping the skin oil-free and silky smooth as well. Formulated with top secret swirl of skin-loving products and ingredients, the Hydrate Primer has both Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter.

Bretman Rock x Wet n’ Wild Jungle Rock

It’s time to get really fierce with Bretman Rock’s latest collaboration with Wet n’ Wild. Delivering that sheer color, Bretman Rock Lip Gloss has the the high-shine gloss for some lip brilliance. Coat your look with the Bretman Rock 3-in-1 Face Mist, which is the beauty vlogger’s personal fave. The collaboration also includes highlighting and eyeshadow brushes and makeup bag. The Bretman Rock Loose Highlighter Duo, Bad Bitch Lift Mascara, and Shadow Palette are the next to watch out for from the collection.

Sailor Moon x Colourpop

If you’re a both an Otaku and makeup enthusiast, we found the perfect beauty collaboration for you. The Sailor Moon x Colourpop collection includes lenticular printed palette and compacts all in adorable pastel pink tones. Be your own champion of justice with the collection’s Pretty Guardian Palette, lip bundles, blush compacts, and glitter gels.

Jeffree Star Blood Lust Collection

In the third installment of Jeffree Star’s famed Blood palette series, the Blood Lust collection saunters in with a royal curtsy as it heroes purple accents. As the ever iconic and much-awaited part of Jeffree Star’s makeup launches, the Blood Lust palette introduces a new “Extreme Wet” formula apart from matte, metallic, and foil finishes. The collection also includes liquid lipstick bundle, Extreme Frost: Choking On Ice that comes in prismatic purple effect, and a series of Blood Lust merchandise from signature mirror, grinder, cap, cross body, metal straw to windbreaker and bomber jackets.

blk Face Stack (P997/3-piece Face Stack)

If you’re on the look out for a great makeup product that can save you time in achieving a complete look, the blk Face Stack can get you through a hassle-free naturally glowing look. The blk Face Stack is a cream color pot which you can apply on the lids, cheeks, and lips. Coming in a variety of shades, pick your pot and play up a mood according to what type of day you’re having. These travel friendly compact products are travel-friendly, so stack ’em up and go.

Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse (P549)

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Wearing intense lip colors can also feel weightless and soft on your lips. Happy Skin Lip Mallow Mousse is carefully formulated with a cushion-soft powder matte finish to almost give that cloud-like sensation on the lips. Each Lip Mallow Mousse has a skin-loving ingredient and features SPF 15 to protect the lips against the harmful sun heat and avoid lip darkening.

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