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It’s hard to believe that HAPPY SKIN is only a year old! I feel like the makeup brand has been around for at least a couple of years. We’ve seen many, many milestones achieved in the past 12 months and I couldn’t be happier for the duo behind the brand–CONGRATULATIONS Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo!!! I am so proud of my friends! Happy Skin has quickly become a breakthrough brand with a huge loyal following. May you continue to be inspired to create amazing, happy makeup!

So of course, Happy Skin threw the prettiest birthday party, held at Vanilla Cupcakes at Bonifacio High Street. Everyone knew each other, which made it a such fun and happy event–we ate cupcakes while trying out different lippies! It was such a girly party, and we couldn’t be happier. We talked about makeup for hours haha! And it was a double celebration, because Jacqe and Rissa also introduced their holiday collection called “Save Room For Dessert”. These come in the cutest gift-ready tins, and contain the favorites from their lineup, mixed in with new, Christmas-edition shades (these make great stocking stuffers). Scroll down till the end to read about Save Room For Dessert. 

Again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Happy Skin! We can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us.

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1.)  The Forbidden Fruit (set of 3 lippies at P1,399 or P549 each) tin set leads the Happy Skin Christmas dessert pack with a collection of new lippie shades. Happy Skin has been known to have perfected the lippie formula in their Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Lippie. “Our lippies have excellent color pigmentation, high level of moisturization (that they almost feel like a balm), and can last for hours without retouching!” says Jacqe. Co-founder of the brand Rissa Mananquil-Trillo shares, “We’re really proud of our multi-tasking lippies. They give everything that a woman’s lips need in just one amazing product! What makes [women] love it even more at first swipe is the fact that Happy Skin lippies go so well with any skin tone – from fair skinned, to chinita, and morena.” In this particular Christmas set are the following NEW yummy shades:

* Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in Mistletoe Kiss, a bold red, perfect for crimson lips during holiday season and beyond.

* Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in Under The Sheets, a nude with a hint of delicious mocha, making it a bit bolder than your regular nudes, but equally as versatile.

* Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me in Naughty and Nice, a very wearable berry pink that can go from day to night


2.)       To seal each Christmas bash with indomitable Christmas spirit, smack up with Happy Skin’s best-selling lippie shades. Gift or grab the decadent Happy Skin Sealed With A Kiss (set of 3 bestselling lippies at P1,299) tin. “This is our small gift back to our loyal fans: a collection of the top 3 best-selling Shut Up & Kiss Me lippies!” shares Jacqe. It has the following top shades in a novel kiss-marked tin:

First Kiss has a huge fan base because of its bold yet pretty pink hue. “It’s so well-loved because this is a kind of pink that whispers classy more than pa-cute,” explains Rissa. Summer Fling is a great marriage of peach and pink. “It looks so good in photos and videos, and was a huge favorite all over Instagram!” Rissa adds. And finally, Crushing On You is the must-have nude hue everyone is gushing about! “So many women declared this as their favorite everyday lippie,” Rissa shares.


3.)       For eyes that sparkle this Christmas season, the Happy Skin Eye Candy (set of 4 mini eyeliners at P1,299) is the tin set to get. “Eye Candy is a collection of limited edition colors of our bestselling gel eyeliners,” explains Jacqe. Grab it for someone who wants to make a dramatic entrance during a yuletide shindig. Or, wear the fresh liner shades to give your own peepers that extra Christmas oomph. “Our latest eye pencils give you new must-have hues with a hint of modern, wearable pearl. I love how they can easily transform your everyday look!” says Rissa.

Instead of the usual brown or black, Happy Skin wants you be the life of the party with four mini liners that offer standout sparkle. “Line your eyes with a pretty Plum. It’ll make everyone wonder why there’s something different about you but they just can’t pinpoint what,” suggests Rissa. Or, try Watermelon, which has a statement-making “hint of deep green with the familiarity of everyone’s favorite brown,” Rissa explains. You may also dab the icy pale pink hue of Cotton Candy in the inner corners of your eyes for an illuminating finish. “Then, to freshen up the typical smoky eye, line with the golden Butterscotch for an edgy and ethereal look,” suggests Rissa.


4.)       As an ultimate delectable treat, the Happy Skin Served on A Silver Platter (collection of 5 bestselling products at P1,999) set is “perfect for those boyfriends or husbands looking for a special gift for their lady!” says Jacqe. “It’s also a great gift for your finicky best friend, meticulous mom or sister. And, even your mother-in-law will be impressed,” she says. The Happy Skin Served on A Silver Platter tray has Happy Skin’s top-selling products: “It contains our Shut Up & Kiss Me Honeymoon Glow lippie (it’s been called the Holy Grail of lippies!), the Get Cheeky With Me blush in First Kiss, the Eye Am Here to Stay 24H Gel Eyeliner, a tube of our much-acclaimed SS cream, and a foundation brush,” enumerates Jacqe. “This kit equips you not just with our bestsellers but also with tried and tested favorites,” confirms Rissa.


Happy Skin is available at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-la, Beauty Bar and Plains & Prints. 

  1. natziwang Reply

    Argh, lucky you! I really want to go to the Philippines so I can check out all the products in person.

    1. kellymisa Reply

      You’ll be happy to know that Happy Skin will be available in other countries soon! 🙂 I’ll be sure to make the announcement on my blog. It shouldn’t be long!

      1. natziwang Reply

        Ohmigod, seriously? Like real physical outlet shops here? I can’t wait!

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