Navigate an unpacking of feelings and an unsettled mood with bounce back beauty releases that will hopefully brighten your day even just a bit.
We’re no expert forecasters in the realm of atmospheric science, but we sure know how calculate an emotional weather report. Call us a mood meteorologist if you will. And based on the charts we can all agree to share at this point, it is increasingly clouded with anxiety, stress, and bouts of a stupor that can get increasingly difficult to well, weather. With the imminence of the world burning in the proverbial sense with all the hate, injustice, and atrocities that endanger many nations, we totally understand that feeling a bit out of sorts is a severe understatement.
There is a lot that can be done to address this funk, but one of the quickest, fail-safe ways to bounce back is through the transformative and spirit-lifting power of beauty. Whether it be smack of rouge on the lips, a few dabs of smitten blush on the cheek, or a gleam of sheen right above the cheekbones, nothing makes you straighten your back more or assume that familiar fierce tilt of the head than makeup. So, while we navigate the bags of feelings we have to unpack, we can always set aside a few moments for that little pick-me-up. This means stocking up your relegated beauty arsenal with in-demand must-haves and new releases that may or may not solve your insular woes, but it surely can at least make you feel a touch better.
A little is more than nothing, and at this point, we will take anything to feel good. Oh, and let it be known: you are not alone.
Nothing perks up one’s mood in the beauty sense than an indulgent swipe of color on the lips. Even if you keep everything at a healthy and bare minimum, as is the norm these days, a pop of pigment is practically a world of wonder. No one understands the arresting power that this has than Tom Ford, who releases a collection of iconic lipstick shades that are worthy of the term, Most Wanted. Featuring its most desired shades in fresh finishes and tantalizing textures, the most desired iterations of that signature Tom Ford lip is made available as formulas rendered as a smooth cream, luxurious matte, silky satin matte, and a pearlescent finish, all carefully crafted to best express your mood without even so much as a whisper escaping your perfectly puckered lips.
Making its way to the newly launched, e-commerce channel of Rustan’s, rustans.com, the Most Wanted Tom Ford standouts of Scarlet Rouge, True Coral, Wild Ginger, Velvet Cherry, and Impassioned are now just a click away on June 6, 2020. You might want to keep this on tab, because surely you won’t want to miss out on what others swear to be an absolute must-have.
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While it might be some time before the rest of the world enjoys the whimsy of Japan’s sakura blossoms in real life, we will just have to content ourselves with things that remind us of it. It wouldn’t be a difficult search, being as that anything brushed with pink is anything but new. Taking inspiration from the romantic sakura blooms, MAC Cosmetics hands us a bouquet of pink promise with its Petal Power Collection, an irresistible bunch of rosy pastel hues in a special edition packaging that makes it all the more covetable.
Designed to find a shade of pink that works for your skin tone and personality, the Petal Power Collection delights with a spectrum of products to choose from such as Lipsticks (in See Sheer, Skew, and Craving), Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss (for that coquettish bee-stung lips that are anything but sticky), Prep + Prime Lip (a touch of smoothness and refinement that does wonders), Mineralize Skinfinish (lit from within shimmer anyone?), Prep + Prime Fix (self explanatory, but with a cherry blossom scent), and a blush-tipped split fibre brush.
A seasonal favorite, you can find these at the MAC Flagship store at LazMall on Lazada, where you can even chat with a MAC artist for a virtual consultation. And since you will be there anyway, you might want to avail of the Bounce Back deals from June 4-6, such as the very popular Powder Kiss Duo, Studio Fix & Mini Prep + Prime Fix +, @mainedcm Lipstick & Lipglass, Shot of Colour Duo. You know what they say, two is better than one, and we are here for it.
The Bobbi Brown philosophy of beauty states that makeup should be quick, natural, and it should enhance who you are, which is why its portfolio of products glide on with great grace. Sticking to this truth is the Crushed Lip Color in Cali Rose, an all-new lipstick formula that gives you that just-kissed stain to heighten that lived in vibe. Packed with soft matte pigments, vitamins E and C, and beeswax, this formulation is highly hydrating, lightweight, and flattering for multiple skin tones. Blotting a medium-dark pink smear on the lips with subtle, cool undertones, and a natural sheen, the color builds on nicely after a few swipes.
For its Bounce Back deal in its flagship store in LazMall, every order from Bobbi Brown comes with a free gift from 12-2 AM on June 6, 2020. Get this beauty emergency fix and more for a beauty look that is all completely you.
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One of the sacred rules of beauty is that the base has to be always good, if not flawless. As the canvas that will hold everything together, the goal is to have it as radiant as possible so that the rest of the face you paint will be at its optimum. To achieve a truly great look, Laura Mercier is introducing its new Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Cushion foundation, a weightless and innovative formulation that allows you to get a coverage of skin-like luminosity with its infusion of finely milled diamond powder. A perfect blend of colors and undertones, the unique and highly-blendable cushion system lays on like second skin, even protecting it from external aggressors and damage with SPF50 PA +++. The best part of this is that is made for long-wear of up to 12 hours, which doesn’t even so much as budge, smudge, and dull in radiance. What more could you ask for, right?
Now that you have foundation covered, it’s time to get playful. No, really. With a dynamic and diverse array of eye-popping color stories, the vivid and versatile Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour just got even more exciting as it stacks up to 50 delectable and dazzling shades to fiddle with. Creamy to the touch, but with an intense finish, the multi-tasking eyeshadow guarantees high-definition and long-lasting color in your choice of matte, shimmer, and chrome tones. Transfer-proof and crease-resistant, the possibilities are endless, whether it is an alluring smoky eye or a hypnotic halo effect. Can’t wait to get your hands on ‘em? Your best and worry-free bet is hopping on over to rustans.com and clicking over the beauty drop-down menu. But if you look closely for clues on your favorite Laura Mercier ladies on Instagram, you might be in for a sweet treat. (Whispers: Click here and use the password MyMercier2020. You’re welcome.)
With safe physical distances well in order, close contact will have to be taken from at least a few meters away—for now. This only means upping the ante when it comes to the beauty game. Think: turning up the heat with bronzer, powering through with a gleam of shocking sparkles, and a full on captivating culmination of edge and allure with eyeshadow, blush, and lacquer. It’s the least we can do to sort of chase down a semblance of summer, what with quarantine and the rainy season in order. Besides, you also have to remind yourself that the sunny disposition is both a mindset that can be egged on by makeup, so that selection of beauty deals you’ve been eyeing? Totally understandable.
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To assume that perpetual and persistent sun-kissed señorita scintillating in plain sight, you might want to warm yourself up with The Bronzing Collection from Nars, a set of summer essentials that include a diffused Bronzing Powder (Laguna, Casino, Punta Cana, San Juan), blinding shimmers of Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments (Castaway, Islamorada, Stricken, Shock ‘Em), and Oil-Infused Lip Tints (Laguna, Reef). Even Jenny From The Block will want your scene-stealing sultry glow, trust. There are more things to have fun with from Nars, including a whole lot of Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments (Slam, Hammered, Riding High, Naked City), which you can dip in for that indelible swipe of shine, which locks in a powerful gaze in all its high-impact, dazzling glory. And if that doesn’t you go crazy just yet, then there’s the Cool Crush Collection, a spring exclusive that walks the tightrope of in-your-face attitude and compelling enigma that effortlessly packs a punch with an intense spectrum of buildable easy neutrals to captivating colors in its Eyeshadow Palette, an intriguing ignition of shimmering highlighter and warm blushes in the Hot Fix Cheek Palette. And finally, to finish off your indoor summer babe mood, you will want to punctuate your puckers with the Loaded Lip Laquer (Playin’ Around, Young Hearts, Foxy, Freestyle), an innovative hybrid that sweeps like a balm but shines like a gloss.
If shopping still gives you a worrying case of paranoia, they got you, because you can totally shop from home through its online commercial channel on rustans.com, as well as the new features like the Personal Shopper On Call of Rustan’s or The Specialist for Store Specialist. But if you happen to be outside for essential errands, a quick trip to the beauty haven (Central Square Mall, BGC; Powerplant Mall, Rockwell; SM Megamall Pop Up Store; Adora, Greenbelt 5; Rustan’s Makati, Alabang, Shangri-La Plaza Mall) won’t hurt, especially since Nars follows a strict system that is secure, safe, and socially distant.
Before you go crazy with the makeup, make sure you stock up on skincare, too, as it is the most essential step in this process of glowing up, honestly. Replenish your arsenal with the Bounce Back deals (+ free gifts) from CLINIQUE, ORIGINS, and ESTEE LAUDER from its flagship stores in LazMall on June 6, 2020. Get a beauty blowout with their bestsellers, including the Dramatically Different Oil-Free Gel, Clarifying Lotion 3, and Rinse Off Cleanser from Clinique; Mega-Mushroom Hydra Burst Gel, Mega-Mushroom Micellar Cleanser, and Drink Up Intensive Mask from Origins; and the Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex and Advanced Night Repair from Estée Lauder. So, get clicking, before we beat you to it.