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The 8 Best Filipino-Owned Beauty Brands To Support

From Sunnies Face to KOLORETE.

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Home to some of the best white sandy beaches in the world and known for its diverse local cuisine, there’s more to the Philippines‘ than you may think. The country’s beauty scene has been upping its game for quite some time now, with local brand’s like Sunnies Face making waves around the globe, as well as KOLORETE becoming the first lipstick brand in the U.S. to be found by a Filipina. Below, we’ve rounded up the eight best Filipino-owned beauty brands for you to keep on your radar.

Scroll down and discover our list below. While you’re here, check out our favorite Filipino fashion labels.

KOLORETE

 

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KOLORETE (pronounced ko-lo-re-té) — the Tagalog word for lipstick — was co-founded by Angela Weinberg and Filipina immigrant Johanna Vizmanos in the United States. The brand takes pride in its hero product, the Super Hydrating Lipstick Balm, which is hand-formulated with 100% organic ingredients, including mongongo oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, beeswax and lemongrass essential oil. The lippie arrives in a semi-gloss finish and is perfect for both daytime and nighttime wear.

Issy & Co. Cosmetics

Jasmine Ang established Issy & Co. Cosmetics back in 2019 in the Philippines. Her products are made in Taiwan and are vegan, cruelty-free and dermatologically tested. With the aim to make beauty easy for all Filipinos of different skin tones, Ang has created must-have, affordable makeup offerings since launching her label. The Brow Refiner, Lip Mousse, Crème Blush, Active Skin Tint and Hydragloss are among her best-sellers.

Good Brow.

 

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Brow soaps are on the rise and GOOD BROW. has created its own take on the makeup product, locally produced in the Philippines. Its brow soap is one of its best-selling items, which comes in either clear or colored pomades.

Sunnies Face

 

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Founded by Martine Ho, Georgina Wilson, Jess Wilson, Bea Soriano-Dee, and Eric Dee, Sunnies Face’s products have made its way into the hands of Hollywood celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Euphoria‘s Barbie Ferreira, Victoria’s Secret model Kelsey Merritt and actor Amandla Stenberg. Known for its quality matte lipstick formula, the label has added new items to its catalog over the past few years such as highlighters, eyebrow pencils, blushes, eyecrayons, a mascara and a moisturizer.

BLK Cosmetics 

 

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Filipino-Australian actress and TV host Anne Curtis debuted her very own beauty brand BLK Cosmetics back in 2017. Her label’s products are all officially cruelty-free certified by PETA. Items range from foundations, mascaras, lipsticks, eyeliners and more.

Careline

 

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This 100% cruelty-free cosmetics line caters to the youth with products being sold at an affordable price. Careline produces items like lipsticks, eyeshadow palettes, makeup brushes and more.

Vice Cosmetics

 

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Founded by one of the Philippines’ famous TV hosts Vice Ganda, these products are all paraben-free, vegan and cater to all skin types and genders. Be sure to check out the Vice x Bang collection, the Water Gel Lip & Cheek Tint collection, and the Aura Cheek collection.

Happy Skin Cosmetics

Known for its creative and Instagram-worthy packaging, Happy Skin Cosmetics products are made in the world’s beauty capitals: Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. With this in mind, you can expect the best quality items from this line.

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