I’m so glad I got to attend the launch of Happy Skin, a new local brand of cosmetics. This is the brainchild of Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez, known to beauty insiders because of her many years of working in a multinational beauty brand. She recently left her corporate job and set up her own baby — a line of cosmetics that multitask to keep skin happy, thus the name. While the product was being formulated in Japan, Jacqe approached model Rissa Mananquil-Trillo to try some samples. Rissa loved the products so much that she asked to invest in the company.
The first thing I tried were the lippies. I’m a fan of this type of formulation of fat crayons like Clinique’s Chubby Stick and Revlon’s Just Bitten balm stain. I was pleasantly surprised to find more pigmentation on Happy Skin’s Shut Up & Kiss Me lippies. And despite the opaque colours, it is still very moisturizing. Apparently is loaded with Shea Butter plus vitamins A and E.
From my instagram a couple of weeks ago. I had to post this photo from when I was stuck in traffic at the Skyway and Makati and I would have been late for a live TV guesting at Mornings at ANC. I ended up getting off my car and taking the MRT. I had used Happy Skin’s powder foundation and lippie. I didn’t even have time to retouch makeup and went straight to the set of the morning show. I believe I still looked human.
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. According to Jacqe, “all Happy Skin products are infused with special skincare ingredients, such as Japanese tea leaf, cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid, and Argan oil, to name a few. All our key products are sourced and made in Japan because we recognize the importance of skincare in this beauty capital.”
For more information www.happyskincosmetics.com