A year ago, I wrote an article on my top online makeup stores in the Philippines. Since then, my friends and I have experienced shopping from other stores—so I wanted to update my list with credible ones that we all vouch for. Read up on the best online makeup and skincare stores in the Philippines, in case you’re looking to buy your next beauty product!
First on the list is everyone’s top-of-mind when it comes to online makeup and skincare stores in the Philippines: Beauty MNL. I still remember the first purchase I made back in July 2016—it was the PRO Studio Beauty Exclusives 11-Piece Brush Set in Purple and a NYX Cosmetics Wonder Stick in Medium. Since then, I’d buy hard-to-find items from their site or wait for their big sales, which happen quite often! Aside from visiting their website, I have their app downloaded as well. It makes browsing so much easier on my phone!
It was only during the quarantine that I discovered Watsons had an online shop. I was so thrilled to see all of my staple skincare products available; products that are part of my current skincare routine—like Avene’s facial wash and toner, and my favorite Biore sunscreen. Because of my excitement, I signed up to become a Watsons Member—so that I can take advantage of exclusive deals and promos.
I have to admit—the last time I bought something from Sephora was in 2017 when I was in the US. But in the same year, Sephora Philippines sent me a package (with products I chose from their site), and I was surprised that the shipment arrived in 2 or 3 days with no issues from customs (which I anticipated). A couple of brands I love from Sephora that aren’t easily available locally are Fresh Beauty and FOREO.
My mom is one of the biggest fans of Pixi Beauty, a UK brand that Glamourbox exclusively distributes. She’s quite fond of the Glow Tonic, which I know is a cult-favorite among skincare enthusiasts. On the other hand, I love using Pixi’s makeup products—like their H2O Skintint and Natural Contour Powder. I used to have a wide collection of Ofra’s Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks as well. My ultimate favorite shade was Laguna Beach! These are all products easily available on Glamourbox!
Another online shop that I was so thankful to discover during the quarantine—Healthy Options. Though they’re not exactly known for makeup or skincare, this is where I currently buy supplements to improve my hair and skin’s health—like Biotin and Collagen. They have a wide range of natural beauty products, too.
Before the pandemic, and when I still went to malls, Beauty Bar was a store that I always needed to enter even though I had no plans of buying anything. There was just something so fun about looking at the brands and products they had available—like Burt’s Bees, Anastasia Beverly Hills, and 23.5N.
My love for Beauty Box Corp‘s brands all started with K-Palette. Nowadays, I’m also an avid user of Kracie—specifically the Creer Micellar Cleansing Water. Once in a while, I include the Cure Natural Aqua Gel in my skincare routine, too! Beauty Box Corp is definitely a shop where you can find trusted Japanese beauty brands in the Philippines.
I first heard about MUP Store from fellow makeup artists who buy their products from them. This includes products from RCMA, a brand that I use consistently on myself and on clients. I recently checked their brand page and was so surprised with the number of brands they have available. I think they can even compete with BeautyMNL if I were to compare the extensive portfolio of both makeup and skincare brands on their site.
When it comes to K-Beauty, you can’t go wrong with Skincare Curator. I started adding K-Beauty products in my skincare routine about three years ago, and to this day, I still use them—specifically the Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence, Pimple Patch, and Pimple Pads from COSRX. The latter two are products I use in spot treating stubborn pimples!
I have yet to try shopping from Coolest Manila, but I heard about them from my friend who gets her The Ordinary products from their site. I might try to buy from them soon when I want to add The Ordinary in my skincare routine again. Aside from The Ordinary, I can’t wait to restock on all my Glossier favorites from them!
Last but not least is Merchant Manila, which I came across during Flair by Fifth Rack at Rockwell. At that time, they had The Ordinary and Glossier products displayed, and so I visited their site after to see what else they had in store. They have so much products and brands that are difficult to source locally—like Huda Beauty, Hourglass, and Pat McGrath!
So that concludes my list of the best online makeup and skincare stores in the Philippines for now. Who knows? Maybe in another year or so, I’ll be able to add to this list again! I hope you all enjoyed reading, and that you learned a lot. If there are any other online stores you trust, please do share them in the comment section.
Best Online Makeup and Skincare Stores in the Philippines