1. Skin before anything else.

Instead of spending almost an hour covering up your face with makeup, focus on improving your skincare routine. This means diligently washing your face and layering anti-aging products to keep your complexion flawless and naturally glowing.


Try: Origins Mega-Mushroom Relief line, at SM Makati and SM Megamall

2. Enhance, not cover.

With an effective skincare regimen, you'll be proud to show off your skin. Enhance and protect with a lightweight base that both have skincare and color-enhancing abilities. If your chosen base has no SPF content, never forget to apply sunscreen before if you don't want aging skin, capish?


Try: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, at Rustan's branches

3. Don't worry about perfection.

Last year, plakado kilay, glam eye makeup, and precisely drawn matte lips were so hot. Try to do the opposite: embrace your natural brow shape and resort to soft, kissable pouts. Your arsenal? Brow powder, mascara, and tinted lip balms. Going this route will make your features look younger.


Try: Eye Of Horus Bio Lash Vegan Mascara, P1,150, at Glamourbox.ph; Maybelline Fashion Brow 3D Palette, P349, at department stores; Tony Moly Liptone Get It Tint Water Bar, P428, at SM Megamall

4. Go for subtle scuplting.

Leave behind the harsh (and precise) Kardashian contouring by dabbing a bronzer gel on the apples of your cheeks. This way, you add color and softly sculpt your face.


Try: The Body Shop Highlighting Dome in Bronze, at SM Mall of Asia

5. Embrace your natural hair texture.

Don't fight what yo momma has given you. If you're curly, enhance each twirl with curly hair-friendly products. When born with straight hair, simply focus on getting volume and shine rather than forcing them to have Victoria's Secret waves.


Try: L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil Shampoo for Thick Hair, P745; Mythic Oil Masque, P1,065; Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil, P995, at salons

6. Smell great.

Spritzing on your signature scent is your beauty routine's cherry on top. Pick one that matches your personality and the occassion. Try these techniques to stay fragrant and fresh all day.


Try: Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne, P6,980, at Greenbelt 5

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