Get Happier Skin with Happy Skin

During the preview of Plains and Prints' Spring/ Summer 2014 collection, I also got the chance to meet Sophie Uy as she presented the different range of Happy Skin products. The brand takes cosmetics to a whole new level of hip and happy, with its promise of providing Filipinas with an entire line of makeup that cares for your skin. As this soon-to-be cult brand leapt from imagination and concept to actual product, it had one particular goal in mind: to have you exude your personal brand of effortless beauty by loving your skin and making your makeup work for you—not against you.

I personally got to try these products out and I am really impressed with them! I'm sure you, too, will get hooked on everything Happy Skin—from the über cute packaging to the products’ witty names. Happy Skin’s skin-loving products were designed to be fuss-free, easy-to-apply, and come in shades specifically formulated to complement Filipina skintones.

The brains behind this awesome brand are Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez. They started Happy Skin because they're firm believers in good skincare and don't like compromising their skin because of the makeup that they use. All of their products are infused with special ingredients such as Japanese Tea Leaf, Cherry Blossom Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter and Argan oil, to name a few. Their face products are sourced and made in Japan, their eye products in Korea and their lip products in Taiwan because they recognize the importance of skincare in these beauty capitals.

So many make-up artists, models, photographers and beauty enthusiasts have been raving about the brand that even Kris Aquino collaborated with them to create her first lippie! Inspired by her favorite pink color, Kris approached the Happy Skin founders and asked them to create a limited-edition lipstick called Valentine Kiss. Branded with her autograph, this marks her stamp of approval for this special lippie in her signature pop of pink― a pink shade that’s just the exact balance of femme and fierce, is attention-grabbing and awe-inspiring at the same time.

At the event, I got to take home these Happy Skin goodies. What I like about their foundation is that it's hydrating, so easy to blend and it doesn't look streaky. I've been using it for a week now and so far, I've had no break outs. This Get Cheeky with Me blush in the shade Summer Fling is also another great addition to my make-up kit. I've been looking for a coral blush for Summer and this product is perfect. Lastly, I love that their Shut Up & Kiss Me lippies are so creamy and pigmented! They offer a three-fold "lip service": the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick, and hydration of a balm. Like I said, I am so impressed with this local brand. The next time I'm at the mall, I'm definitely picking up their 24-hour liquid eyeliner and their silicone-free Second Skin Crème! :)

Happy Skin is currently available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Beauty Bar, and select Plains & Prints boutiques. Visit for complete store listings and more product info. For updates, you may follow them on Instagram (#happyskinbeauty) and Twitter.

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