If you want to embrace a more minimal makeup look in your 30s, here are a few hard-working products worth keeping in your kikay kit:
1. Tinted sunscreen
Instead of wearing foundation every day, try switching to this light makeup base, which offers not only sun protection but also a tad amount of coverage to even out your skin and minimize redness.
TRY: Belo SunExpert Perfecting Shield Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++, P449.75, Zalora
TRY: Banila Co. It Radiant CC Sun Base SPF50 PA+++, P1,295, BeautyMNL
2. High-coverage concealer
A full-coverage concealer is another good alternative to foundation. Since it's very pigmented, applying it on your under-eye area and T-zone will be enough to brighten your complexion!
TRY: L'Oreal Infallible Full Wear Concealer, P450, Lazada
3. Cheek and lip tint or cream blush
Apply it on your lips, eyes, and cheeks, and you can skip reaching for any other product in your kikay kit. Pick a shade that's closest to your natural flush for a more effortless look!
TRY: K-Palette Lasting Cheek Tint In Rose, P795, Beauty MNL
TRY: Yadah Be My Tint, P475, Beauty MNL
4. Brow gel
A brow gel can groom, fill in, and set your brows in one go! It'll be enough to enhance your brows, even without a brow pencil or powder involved. If you have sparse kilay, look for brow mascaras that contain "microfibers", which are tiny, hair-like strands that effectively make the arches look fuller.
TRY: Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+, P1,660, available online
TRY: Maybelline Brow Precise Fiber Filler, P399, BeautyMNL, SM Beauty, Landmark Department Store, Metro Department Store
5. Tinted lip balm
One of the ways you can look fresh even with little makeup is to reach for a tinted lip balm. This hydrating pick creates a healthy, youthful appearance by adding a wash of color and moisture to the lips.
TRY: Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, P1,387, available on Sephora.ph
TRY: K-Palette Lasting Lip Tint Sticks, P795, available online
TRY: Dior Addict Stellar Shine, P2,250, Rustan's The Beauty Source