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1st Place Winners of the #CalyxtaBeautyAwards 2018

When we’re talking makeup and skin care, of course we’d only want to invest on the best of the best. This August 2018, we’ve already narrowed the list down to the Top 5 winners for each of the categories. But if we’re really talking the best of the best—here’s the Award-Winning lineup of the top products that reigned victorious in their category for this year’s #CalyxtaBeautyAwards!

A true K-Beauty fan favorite (and a Calyxta Crew-favorite as well!), it doesn’t come as a surprise that the CosRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, P200, took home 1st place in two of the biggest categories: SKIN CARE and K-BEAUTY. These little pimple patches are truly sent down to us by the beauty gods. Not only do these patches keep your zit protected from dirty fingers touching them throughout the day, these also work very quickly (and effectively!) in drying out and calming down angry pimples.

The best-selling Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze, P1,350, is no stranger to any beauty girl. A day isn’t complete in our HQ without anyone inquiring about this highly-coveted, cloud-like, cream blush! If you’re one of the lucky ones who got to snag a piece during our last restock, I’m sure you can attest to the beauty of a Cloud Paint in achieving that natural flush! It’s a fuss-free tint that is so easy to apply and blend when you’re needing an instant pop of color. You can even use it to effortlessly create a monochromatic look by applying on your lids, cheeks, and lips!

This Calyxta newcomer is a tried-and-tested toner made from natural elixirs that are said to have been a fixture in medicine cabinet for generations! Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, P700, is made with Rose Petal water and Witch Hazel extract that’s sure to make your skin bloom! Rose petals help give dull, tired, and dehydrated skin a natural, dewy, and glowing complexion! Plus, the natural astringent properties of Rose Petals work perfectly together with Witch Hazel to tighten pores and control oil production. Not to forget, it’s also full of Vitamin C! Aka hello brighter and healthier skin—goodbye scars and dark spots!

Among our collection of matte lippies, the Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème, P500, snagged the top spot! If you’re a non-believer of matte lippies, this one won’t dry your puckers out! This revolutionary lip crème creates a soft, velvety finish that is just so comfy to wear all day with a highly-saturated formula that transforms from liquid-to-matte and lasts up to 16 hours! Plus—it smells deliciously like cake batter.

If you’ve read my review on the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara here (check it out if you haven’t!), you’d also know that this mascara is one of the few products I’d probably bet my life on. Ever since L’Oreal Paris brought this one to Manila, I have been constantly gushing about how much this changed the mascara game for me, so I’m very happy to see that it landed the top spot as best mascara for 2018!

The CosRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, P600, was my top pick when we did a fun article on the Calyxta Crew’s favorite CosRX finds on Calyxta (read it here!), and here’s my honest review on this cleanser—“I tried out a new facial wash that was apparently too harsh for my skin. It left my skin feeling so tight and dehydrated. What’s worse is that I suddenly had random dry patches all over my face, so I immediately had to stop using that facial wash. I’ve been hearing about CosRX’s Good Morning Gel Cleanser, but I initially thought that it might be the type of cleanser that’s too gentle for my skin—meaning, it won’t be able to really clean and get rid of dirt and makeup as much as I would like my cleanser to. But this switch has got to be one of my favorite decisions ever. Despite its gentle formulation, my skin feels fresh and clean afterwards without that tight or dry feeling. Not to mention, the dry patches are gone!”

A 6-in-1 pore treatment that claims to minimize pores, absorb sebum, exfoliate, deep cleanse, brighten skin tone, and cool down the skin—it’s no surprise that this was hailed as the top mask for 2018! It’s a great alternative to the ever-so-famous Aztec clay mask.

What’s your favorite among the #CalyxtaBeautyAwards 2018 winners? Comment below and let us know why!

Written by:

Maan Fernandez


Maan loves her a good brow pencil, mascara, tint, and anything pink! She has combination skin, so a trusty oil blotter is all she needs to keep her t-zone in check. She’ll never get too old for a trip to the amusement park, and a half-dozen basket of Garlic Parmesan wings is the key to her tummy!

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