NYLON Manila Picks: Beauty Buys Our Team Is Obsessed With This May 2024

Take your pick!

We’re here to sift through the shelves and determine the beauty buys that truly deserve your time, energy, and hard-earned cash!

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It seems like there’s a flood of new beauty products hitting the shelves, and let’s be real, it can be overwhelming to figure out what’s worth your time and money. But don’t worry, we’ve made it our mission to separate the game-changers from the forgettables.

As we bid farewell to another month, we’re here to share the goodies that have truly blown us away at NYLON Manila. From skincare saviors to makeup must-haves, these are the products that have snagged a permanent place in our daily routines. Scroll through the best new beauty buys and more for May 2024.

Dazzle Me Better Than Filter Maxnificent Essence Cushion

I’ve been doing my makeup since high school, but it’s only with the Dazzle Me Better Than Filter Maxnificent Essence Cushion that I found my EXACT shade match—talk about second skin. Admittedly, I wasn’t sure it would work on me because I wasn’t a fan of cushion foundations at first, but this product really changed my mind. It’s long-lasting, has buildable coverage, and is perfect for my recent breakouts. – Precy Tan, Beauty Writer

GRWM Cosmetics Powder Rush Loose Baking & Setting Powder

The GRWM Cosmetics Powder Rush Loose Baking & Setting Powder in Bright Pink is my current go-to, and I’m obsessed. This powder sets your makeup perfectly without that heavy, cakey feel, leaving a smooth, velvety finish that I absolutely love. It’s a game-changer for brightening up those dull areas, like the undereye, making your whole face look fresh and awake. – Jasmin Dasigan, Production Associate

Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Moisture Airyfit Sunscreen

If you’re an oily or acne-prone skin girly, you’ve got to try the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Moisture Airyfit Sunscreen. It doesn’t leave any white cast and feels smooth on the skin. Plus, it works wonders under makeup since it doesn’t peel off. Bonus points: it comes in an airless pump packaging, keeping everything hygienic and spill-proof for traveling. Wear your sunscreen daily, and you’ll love how this one keeps your skin protected and flawless! – Gelo Quijencio, Multimedia Artist

Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel

For someone who used to hate wearing moisturizers, the Illiyoon Ceramide Ato Soothing Gel is an absolute game changer. The formula is so light you can wear it even in the humid Philippine weather without feeling sticky. When I need intense hydration, I reach for this concentrate cream—it’s perfect for oily girlies! – Shane Sy, Social Media Associate

ISSY Solar Balm

The ISSY Solar Balm is my holy grail, especially during the summer heat. My lips get so dry with the weather lately, and I’ve been using it every day since it moisturizes and has SPF. I personally use the Glow, but they have a matte version too! – Kyla Amadora, Art Intern

MEDIHEAL Derma Clear Teatree Trouble Spot Patch

When I’m stressed, it really shows on my skin. These pimple patches have been really great at preventing me from picking at my acne and helping them go away faster. They feel like nothing on the skin and, despite being thick, blend really well underneath makeup. So far, these are my fave pimple patches that I’ve tried! – Maggie Batacan, Editor-in-Chief

Milkbox Eau de Parfum

I was budol-ed by someone who went viral talking about this perfume on X, and I don’t regret it. The Milkbox Eau de Parfum by small local brand Love Ghalia Cosmetics is literally the Haw Haw candy in perfume form. A little goes a long way, and its gourmand milky candy scent is nostalgic and so, so sweet. – Nica Glorioso, Features Writer

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