I’m still not over Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Vogue Beauty Secrets episode. Yesterday, I took note of the valuable insights she said. I’m just following her advice about how beauty starts in the inside. Today, I listed down the products she used that are readily available in the Philippines.
In between empowering sound bites, AOC gave us insight about her woman-on-the-go makeup routine that’s 100 percent relatable.
On contouring: “I’m not trying to change my features or shape-shift. I’m just trying to accentuate my existing features.”
On how much time she spends putting on makeup: “The more time I have, the more steps I add.”
On red lipstick: “I start in the low-risk zone, actually. I start small, and I start working my way out. It’s a nice little shock, and even I feel a little more ‘oomph’ with the red on.”
It is made for all skin types. This promises radiant and moisturized skin. A busy person’s best friend. Available via Lazada.
Biore UV Watery Essence Sunscreen
A cult favorite. Non-sticky, non-greasy, and absorbs quickly. Available via BeautyMNL.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum
NARS always provides reliable base products. They give you the coverage that you need without the heavy feeling. Available via Rustan’s
Estee Lauder Double Stay-In-Place Makeup
AOC uses this on days when she knows she’s going to be photographed. Available via Rustan’s
Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector
For when you need to fake getting a good night’s sleep. Available via Sephora PH
Fenty Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick
This product ticks all the boxes: lightweight, blendable yet buildable, comes in a wide variety of colors. It can also double as a cream eyeshadow and a lipstick. Plus, it’s AOC approved? Say no more. Available via Sephora PH
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit
This palette is excellent for morena skin or, as AOC says, the melanated woman. I like to blend all the four colors, but you can also pick one shade to use depending on your mood and look. Available via Sephora PH
Maybelline The Falsies Lash Lift
The hold this mascara gives to make your lashes look lifted lasts the whole day, with minimal smudging. I suggest you pat the wand a bit with tissue paper, so you get the right amount to make your lashes long and thick. Available via Lazada
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in “Beso”
AOC says this is usually the tube she reaches for to get her signature red lip and that this lipstick is “indestructible.” Stila describes “Beso” as a true red, a shade that suits all skin colors. Available via Rustan’s