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10 Beauty Products You Must Have This Quarantine

10 Beauty Products You Must Have This Quarantine

Beauty | March 31, 2021
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From skincare to sheer lip products, beard care, and more, beauty writer Firas Abboud shares his favorites from the month of March.

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Since beauty is helping me get through the pandemic, I thought that it would be befitting to start a series wherein I write about my beauty favorites on a monthly basis. In addition to sharing my favorites with you, doing this is my way of saying thank you to beauty for keeping me going.

The month of March has marked quite a few changes for me in the beauty department. I started paying more attention to my beard. Also, I’ve been religiously following my skincare routine. And finally, I’ve been gravitating towards sheer lip products, which is something that I never thought would happen.

Check out my top 10 favorites this March, right here!

10 Products You Must Have This Quarantine

10. Woody’s Shave Relief Balm (Beauty Bar)

My beard grows really fast, which is why I usually trim it every week. Whenever it goes beyond that, however, it starts to itch and flake. That’s why as a preventive effort, I’ve been recently using this white lotion, and it does the job well. Although it says shave relief, I use it every day as a beard moisturizer because it gives an instant cooling sensation and it smells clean, too.

Price: P650

Where to Buy: Beauty Bar

9. Happy Skin Fresh Morning Dew Cooling UV Sun Mist SPF 35 PA+++

For quick grocery runs, I spray on this mist before heading out. Even though I’ll only be under the sun for a few minutes, I still make sure to protect my skin. This mist is perfect because it’s hydrating, it’s not heavy, and it has a cooling effect. Plus, it smells good!

Price: P799

Where to Buy: happyskincosmetics.com, BeautyMNL, Lazada   

8. In Her Element Masknegel

Because of wearing face masks (I double mask by the way) and face shields on a regular basis, I get pimples more often. Whenever that happens, I use this gel and get good results overnight. It is formulated with cica, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil. It’s quite the life-saver!

Price: P445

Where to Buy: inherelement.ph, BeautyMNL, Lazada  

7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

I have this serum to thank for making me committed to my skincare routine. Initially, I did a challenge where I had to use just one drop every night for 7 days, and the results were just amazing! It tamed my skin’s redness, plus it restored my skin’s hydration. That’s why I continue to use it every night, and I’m really enjoying it. Now I know why my mom loves this so much!

Price: P1015 for 7ml, P2850 for 20ml, P4350 for 30ml, and P6200 for 50ml

Where to Buy: Lazada, rustans.com  

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6. Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint

I’ve been looking for a go-to tinted moisturizer and I’ve finally found it. This works so well on my oily skin! Plus, it’s easy to apply (I just use my fingers), buildable, and long-wearing. Oh, and best of all, it features niacinamide and broad spectrum UVB/UVA SPF 35 sunscreen.

Price: P499

Where to Buy: BeautyMNL, Lazada

5. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

I’m quite late to the Studio Fix craze, but better late than never, right? On days when I just want to look fresh and presentable without looking too made-up, I skip my liquid foundation and concealer and apply this all over my face—easy as that!

Price: P1950

Where to Buy: rustans.com, Lazada

4. NARS Claudette Blush Duo (Limited-edition)

The fact that this matte blush duo has 22g of product in it already makes it my favorite, but what makes it extra special is how flattering these colors are. Whether swirled together or used on its own, this blush duo is buildable, making it easy to work with. And just look at that beautiful packaging!

By the way, if you’ve been wanting to try products from NARS, now’s the perfect time to do so! Visit the NARS Beauty Butler website, sign up, and use the code NARSFIRSTTIME to get 15% off on your first purchase!

Price: P2700

Where to Buy: rustans.com, NARS Beauty Butler (password: nars2020)

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3. Honest Beauty Crème Cheek Blush

My personal pick from Jessica Alba’s clean beauty brand is the cream blush. It smells good, it’s easy to blend, and it adds a beautiful flush of color and a healthy glow to the cheeks. Plus, it can even be used on the lips! I couldn’t ask for more.

Price: $12.99 (P650)

Where to Buy: honest.com

2. Sunnies Face Lip Treat

I have the Lip Treat to blame for my newfound affinity for sheer lip products. I have the shades Juice, which elevates my natural lip color, and Poppy, which adds a nice pop of tangerine to my lips. It may feel a bit heavy for some people, but that’s actually what I like about it. Applying it feels like giving my lips a treat.

Price: P395

Where to Buy: BeautyMNL, Lazada

1. NARS Audacious Sheer Matte Lipstick (Limited-edition)

Speaking of sheer lip products, this is one sheer formula that I’ve been in love with. While I enjoy how the coverage can go from sheer to medium and that it has a soft powder finish, what I love the most about this product is the application process. It just feels so good when you’re swiping it on your lips.

If you’re buying from the NARS website, remember to use the code NARSFIRSTTIME to get 15% off on your first-time purchase.

Price: P1850

Where to Buy: rustans.com, NARS Beauty Butler (password: nars2020)

And there you go! These are my beauty favorites from the month of March. You know, I used to do this years ago. I just wanted to share the products I’ve been loving, really. Now that I’m doing it again, I realized another purpose it serves—a documentation of your beauty journey.

It’s always nice to note the products that you love and to see how your beauty preferences change every now and then. If you haven’t tried it, then I highly suggest doing so. It’s fun, it’s a good distraction, and it gives you something to look forward to. In fact, I’m actually already excited for next month’s favorites!

Firas is a writer, editor, and college instructor. He believes in the transformative power of swiping on lipstick, reading books, and keeping a notebook. Watch out for his beauty stories here on OneMega.com
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