Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hello to my Skin-loving Makeup : Happy Skin Cosmetics!

I have been a makeup dependent for years and it’s something I really enjoyed doing. Makeup is magical; it’s like my fairy Godmother in the modern time. However, we all must admit that negligence to the things we put on our face can be harmful for our skin. It can cause allergy, and really bad breakouts.

What’s really the point of putting makeup if it’ll damage our skin, right?

So the question here is, can we really have the best of both Worlds? Could we really have something that could prettify us instantly and can be beneficial for our skin in a long-run?

Happy Skin might be the answer to our prayers, girls! I’m sure you’ve heard about this new, sort-of-high-end local brand called Happy Skin  (the ingredient and the products are made in Japan). It is the newest makeup line that offers skin-loving makeup. Their mission? To create makeup that truly cares for skin. It’s like wearing skincare for makeup.

However, although this is a local brand, the price is a bit up there. You really have to spend more, well, like an investment. It may appear a bit pricey at first but after a while, you’ll realize that it may be worth it. I always think it’s better to spend on something that can be beneficial in long-term rather than on something that can only satisfy you in a short-while.

The Happy skin product line offers fairly small range of products – liquid foundation, powder foundation, concealer, blush, lip products, eyeliner and brush sets. Although it’s relatively small, I personally think that these products are just enough to already make anyone look extra-fabulous.

Among all the products that they are offering, I’ve tried four and here is what I think about these products!

Price: Php 1,199
Available in 2 shades. 
My shade is 02 Natural Beige.

“Level up your look every single day. With Happy Skin Second Skin Crème, you get to channel a better version of yourself—the glowing, healthy, supple kind. This is the double-letter cream that has a skin-improving, color-adjusting tinge that mimics your actual making you look like yourself, only waaay better. It instantly lends the skin a natural veil that smoothens the surface and a soft-focus powder that diffuses light and minimizes the appearance of pores. Plus, it improves skin quality with continued use. Wear it every day, all-day—at the beach, to the gym, on a date.”

This has got to be my favorite product in this line.  I see other people not caring for this product as the coverage is very sheer; however, I like my makeup to be that way. I want it light and natural-looking! The name of this product says it all! It’s like my second skin, only better since it looks even-toned and more glowing. It has an SPF 20 PA++ to provide enough skin protection under the sun. This is a silicone-free foundation that won’t clog pores and infused with world-famous Japanses Cherry Blossom extract and hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth out skin.

I find this product a bit hard to blend as it dries quickly on skin. I recommend to use this over a primer or moisturizer for easy blending. I like to use my Moonkini flat top brush (longer) with this. The finish is just so natural and matte. It has a nice powder finish, thus, can be use alone.

Price: Php 1,299

Avaible in 3 shade. 
My shade is 01 Soft beige

“The best revenge? Looking your best. Don't Get Mad, Get Even Hydrating Powder Foundation knows no bitterness, bad blood, or blemishes. Pat on perfection with a hydrating powder foundation that sits flawless on the skin. It layers on beautifully for customizable coverage that minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and dullness. Plus, it provides a stunning, soft-focus finish that hides traces of haggard, sleepless evenings or a heartbreak”

After a long rest with powder foundation, I’m glad that Happy skin is my first come-back product for powder foundation. It’s natural looking, and great foundation to minimize the appearance of pores! Since I don’t have many blemishes to cover, I couldn’t attest on how well the coverage of this product. However, it does a great job in covering imperfections on my face such as acne marks.

This powder foundation is crafted with Japanese tea extract to soothe redness and is infused with SPF 20PA++.

The foundation shade is very close to my natural skin shade (NC30, for your reference), thus, appear very natural-looking when worn. It doesn’t look fake, no white cast on my face and shade looks even with my neck.

Although, applying too much layer on skin will make it appear thick and cakey. I recommend you to apply moisturizer or primer underneath.

Staying power is quite decent, it helps control oil and brightens up skin.

Price: Php 499
Available in 6 shades.

“Whether torrid or tame, your lips will say it all! This Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie is sure to help you make that smackin' statement. This lip-loving moisture stick is loaded with Shea Butter and Collagen to get fans to line up for a taste of those supple, hydrated, and ultra-kissable lips. High-pigmented, and moisture-packed, this lippie glides on irresistibly smooth (without the stickiness!) and leaves behind a rich, creamy pout that's way tempting to kiss.”

Finally, a local version of Clinique Chubby stick! Compared to brands that offer the same kind of lip product, Shut up and Kiss Me lippie has a very reasonable price. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain is priced at Php 575 and I’m sure Clinique Chubby Stick is way pricier.

The shade I have is in Summer Fling, which is a gorgeous coral-pink color.

This product offers three-fold lip services: the shine of a gloss, the pigment of a lipstick and hydration of a balm! It is loaded with Shea Butter and Collagen to keep my lips in lip-lockin’ shape!

My lips are very chappy, and this product is such a life-saver. Imagine, adding color to my tired-looking face and moisturizing it at the same time. It has crème finish and feels very nice on my lips!

Although it’s a moisturizing lipstick, the color payoff is still great!

The pointed shape of this lip product makes the application a lot easier and precise, too! However, I don’t like the idea of the product sticking out of the container since putting the cap back to its place is just so not convenient especially when my hurry-mode is ON.

I really love this product and it's one my favorite lip products to date! I will definitely love to try more shades from Happy Skin Shut Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies!

Price: Php 699
Available in 2 shades: Summer Fling and First Kiss. The shade I have is in Summer Fling.

“Mimic the flush of first love or that fresh, rosy glow brought on by a stolen glance. Happy Skin Get Cheeky With Me Blush lends a hydrating tinge of natural color to your cheeks, topping them with a light-diffusing sheen that lasts all day. Fake that flush of a First Kiss or Summer Fling, shades that bring back that oh-so-loving feeling”

Summer Fling is another corally blush that looks gorgeous with my Summer Fling Lippie. It’s probably the least favorite product among the 4 I have just because I have tons of other blushes and I think this works just the same as the others. The price is a bit high at Php 699. 

This blush is infused with Cherry Blossom extracts that locks in moisture and keeps cheeks fresh and hydrated.

It’s not really smear-proof or waterproof as claimed. However, the staying power is good for a powder blush.

The powder is soft and has the right amount of pigmentation! The color is very visible on my skintone, even with just one swipe. I like that I can still add another layer without making me look like a clown for a birthday party. The shade looks natural, and very gorgeous especially on summer! 


Overall, I like the products that I were able to try. I would definitely recommend these for those girl who like to invest in good quality and skin friendly makeup. The Shut-Up and Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippie is perfect for those girls who are having trouble with their chappy lips. The price is reasonable and has 6 nice shades to choose from.

I would love to try Don’t Get Made, Get Even Hydrating Liquid foundation in the future but for now, I’m happily contented with Second Skin Crème Silicone Free foundation.

Have you tried this new product line from Happy Skin? Let me know what you think about these!


  1. I'm really curious about this brand but I can't find them at ATC. Their packaging is really pretty :) Thanks for featuring them, I have more idea on their products. The lippie reminds me of revlon lip balm :)

  2. The bases sound really good. But since I'm more into bb creams (light coverage), I'd still want to have at least 1 proper face base that has a good full coverage. :)

    Can you recommend any?


  3. @genzel: yes, you should try their lippies!
    @cj: hi! i recommend naturactor for cream foundation, mary kay timewise for liquid foundation. Revlon colorstay has good coverage, too!
    For powder foundation: Mac, in2it or fanny serrano for full coverage foundation

  4. Grace-Ubanos MondejarJune 17, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    I would like to invest in good quality and skin
    friendly makeup. Thanks for this blog Ms. Kikaysimaria.. I like it and very informative. More Power and Godbless.

  5. yay, glad u liked it!

  6. i like the Happy skin product especially the THE SHUT UP AND KISS ME MOISTURIZING LIPPIE ^_^

  7. Yes, these are very skin-friendly makeup and gawang Pinoy pa

  8. I just bought the lippie. The red one. I was supposed to go with Revlon or MAC Dubonnet but I went for this one.


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