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Japan cosmetic giant Shiseido gambles on 'Made in Japan' boom

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Shiseido builds its first domestic factory in 36 years, hoping to capitalize on a boom for 'Made in Japan' products, in competition with Korea's K-beauty craze

LOOK: Vice Cosmetics launches BT21 line of liquid lipsticks, tints

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:41 PM

More than the 8 new limited edition shades, we can't get enough of the cute BT21 packaging!

Lippies you need to add to your makeup bag

Jul 29, 2019 - 7:57 PM

Which shade are you wearing in celebration of National Lipstick Day?

Sam Smith opens up about liposuction at 12, identifying as non-binary

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The singer says he had a liposuction when he was only 12

Downsides of beauty: The risks of cosmetic surgery

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Sometimes there's a costly price to pay in efforts to be beautiful and to remain young-looking

Maine Mendoza is working with makeup giant MAC again

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Maine flies to New York to work on a new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

Actress Kris Bernal launches makeup line

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Which shade of liquid lipstick are you digging?

IN PHOTOS: blk's first anniversary party serves straight-up '90s realness

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The makeup brand brings the beloved decade back to life

'90S QUEEN. Anne Curtis has some fun at blk's '90s inspired anniversary party. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: BLK’s new collection will make '90s kids’ hearts skip a beat

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Anne Curtis turns up the nostalgia with the makeup brand’s latest collection

BLK TO THE 90s. The makeup brand's newest collection takes millennials on a nostalgia trip. All photos courtesy of blk cosmetics

LIVE UPDATES: Miss World Philippines 2018 BYS Holiday Presentation

Oct 01, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Which candidate will shine tonight? Tune in as we catch the show live

It only took a minute for Maine Mendoza's MAC lipstick to run out online

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:00 AM

If you missed the online pre-launch, don't worry! MAC stores in the Philippines will be selling the limited edition shade by September 22 and 23

IT'S OUT! ...and it's sold out. Image from the MAC Philippines Instagram page

Disney x ColourPop is making the internet freak out – we can't blame them

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Plus: Tips on how Philippine-based beauty junkies can get their hands on 'em!

DISNEY X COLOURPOP. The e-commerce makeup giant and Disney are set to release a full collection. Image from the ColourPop website

LOOK: Maine Mendoza for MAC is out and we're into it

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:53 PM

The 'muted peachy beige' matte lipstick will be available on Lazada beginning September 21

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis and friends visit Sydney for blk cosmetics

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Koalas, Sydney Harbor, and IG-worthy snaps, anyone?

Here's how you can get free MAC lipstick on Lazada

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Super Brand Day begins from midnight of July 29 to 11:59 pm the same day.

SUPER BRAND DAY. The cosmetics giant offers specials deals on Lazada. Image from the MAC Cosmetics Philippines Instagram

Maine Mendoza x MAC is dropping in September

Jul 26, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The lipstick will be sold via Lazada on September 21 and will be in all MAC stores by September 23

MAINE FOR MAC. The viral star's collab with the cosmetics giant is finally dropping in September! Rappler file photo

Fugitive cosmetic surgeon arrested over patient death

Jul 20, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Brazil police arrest Denis Furtado, called Dr Bumbum for specializing in butt-enhancement, following the death of a patient in a botched operation

BUMBUM. Denis Furtado, a cosmetic surgeon known in Brazil as Dr Bumbum, was arrested Thursday following the death of a patient. Bumbum is slang in Brazil for backside. Photo from the Instagram of Denis Furtado

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon in Brazil vanishes after patient dies

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon called Dr. Bumbum is now wanted by police

DR BUMBUM. The Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society (SBPC) denounces Denis Furtado, shown in the file photo here, saying 'the growing invasion of non-specialists in the specialty has provoked more and more fatalities like this one.' Photo from IG

Impressions and prices: blk's new line of lipsticks

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM

blk has 9 new shades. Check them out here!

ALL THE FEELS. Check out the 9 new shades of blk Cosmetics. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Joey Mead, Angie King team up with Colourette Cosmetics for makeup line

May 30, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The Colourette X The Kings is set to be released in June, in time for pride month

Summer beauty picks that won't melt off your face

May 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM

The sweltering heat doesn’t mean you can’t have “beat” makeup

LOOK: Nars launches new 'Orgasm' collection in 2018

May 16, 2018 - 10:54 AM

The cult favorite shade is going to be available in 3 new forms – see them all here!

Impressions and prices: Happy Skin's summer-proof makeup

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Here's a quick roundup of Happy Skin's latest offerings

SUMMER-PROOF? We give our initial impressions on Happy Skin's latest collection. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Match your lips and your kicks with MAC and Puma's latest collab

Apr 21, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Are you looking forward to the sneaker versions of Lady Danger, Sin, and Crème D’Nude?

COLLAB. MAC and Puma announce their collaboration. Screenshot from the MAC Instagram page

This is how Anne Curtis does her makeup when she’s in a rush

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:02 PM

The actress shares her go-to 5-minute makeup routines, plus tips on how to stay fresh for the summer

EASY BEAUTY. Anne Curtis keeps her makeup routine simple. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia's Happy Skin bridal shower

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Happy Skin throws Coleen another bridal shower as she prepares to wed Billy Crawford

MAC announces release date of Aaliyah collection

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Calling all Aaliyah fans! This is not a drill.

Photo from the MAC Instagram account

SNEAK PEEK: blk Cosmetics’ summer collection is all about K-beauty

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM

These new products will fit in even the tiniest of makeup kits

SUMMER FRIENDLY. Blk Cosmetics' summer collection is inspired by K-beauty. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis opens first blk Cosmetics store

Mar 24, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Customers can play with the brand's makeup at the cinema-inspired booth

ANNE CURTIS. The actress opens the first store for her makeup brand, blk Cosmetics. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Patrick Starrr's trick to make your makeup last through hot summer days

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Here's the secret to make your makeup truly last from day to night

Patrick Starrr on gaining confidence through identity, Mama Starrr's best advice

Feb 27, 2018 - 9:30 PM

From working the counter at MAC to collaborating with the brand, this Filipino-American man is changing the makeup game

Patrick Starrr's promotional tour w MAC

LOOK: Kylie Jenner’s Stormi-inspired collection is anything but low-key

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Inspired by her daughter, the collection is full of bright colors and glitter

WEATHER COLLECTION. Kylie Jenner's latest makeup offering is inspired by her newborn daughter, Stormi. Screenshot from

Nadine Lustre is coming out with a makeup line!

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

You can pre-order the Lustrous by Nadine x BYS now!

Belo employees 'confused and scared' by FDA, police during inspection

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:52 PM

The inspection happens even as the Belo Medical Group says applications for the renewal of the registration of some of their products are pending with Food and Drug Administration

BELO IN ALABANG. A photo of the Belo Medical Group clinic in Alabang. Photo from Belo Medical Group website.

WATCH: Get your brows done at Benefit Cosmetics' revamped flagship store

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:17 PM

This Benefit branch in Greenbelt just got bigger!

How to get pageant perfect skin

Feb 02, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Love Pia W's flawless face? Meet the doctor who makes it happen

LOOK: Anne Curtis' limited edition lippies have dropped just in time for Valentine's

Feb 01, 2018 - 4:37 PM

You're gonna want to grab these before they sell out!

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

A Maine Mendoza x MAC lipstick is coming soon!

Jan 19, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Maine is the first Filipina to collaborate with the cosmetics company for a lipstick shade

How you can look as good as Korina Sanchez, according to Vicki Belo

Jan 19, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The celebrity doctor lets us in on the Belo Thermage 3-Step Lift that made the veteran broadcaster look younger than ever

'Very strong lobby' vs cosmetic surgery tax in bicam, says Drilon

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:49 PM

The bicameral conference committee on the proposed tax reform bill is yet to finalize the issue, which is only present in the Senate version

Senators exchange green jokes during debate on cosmetic surgery tax

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:15 PM

'Mr President, Senator [Richard] Gordon wants the exclusion of certain procedures which are related to his name,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says in jest, referring to Gordon's nickname

After heated debate, senators approve 10% tax on cosmetic surgeries

Nov 27, 2017 - 7:50 PM

'I cannot accept this, that we will not impose tax, especially when we read about some extravagant wedding abroad,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon during the debate, apparently referring to the lavish wedding of Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho

File Photo by Senate PRIB

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff's wedding looks

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Anne wore Monique Lhuillier, while Erwan wore a suit from his tailor in Paris

BRIDE AND GROOM. Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff in their wedding looks. Screengrab from

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis wore these lipsticks on her wedding day

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Here's everything you need to know about the limited edition lippies!

WATCH: 20 questions with Anne Curtis

Nov 03, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Actress, singer, entrepreneur, and the ability to touch her nose with her tongue – is there anything Anne Curtis can't do?

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Rappler Talk Entertainment: Anne Curtis, Jacque Gutierrez

Oct 25, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Join us as we talk to Anne and Jacque about everything blk cosmetics!

LOOK: Rapplers try and review Vice Ganda's lip kits

Oct 18, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Find out what these ladies think of Vice Ganda's line of lip products

VICE COSMETICS. Vice Ganda launches his own makeup line, starting with a collection of liquid lip kits. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Vice Ganda ventures into makeup with Vice Cosmetics

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Vice launches his first lipstick line