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PH-Made Smart Mirror Scans Your Face and Recommends Beauty Treatments

HiMirror won't say you're the fairest of all but can connect you to Amazon and YouTube

An NKG employee tests the HiMirror at the company's manufacturing facility in BatangasEvery day we’re bombarded with beauty ads hawking countless products to improve our face, skin, hair and everything else about our looks. As if that wasn’t enough, now there’s a ...

by Paul John Caña  | August 16, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Sunnies Face Sold Out in Just 15 Minutes After the Website's Launch

The website even crashed because of the crazy traffic

Local beauty brand Sunnies Face’s official website finally went live late last week, and the brains behind the brand—Georgina Wilson, Martine Cajucom, Jess Wilson, Bea Soriano, and Eric Dee Jr.—threw one epic party to celebrate.To say that it was a success would ...

by Marj Ramos for  | August 12, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

After Papaya and Coconut Oil, is Bicol's Pili the Next Big PH Beauty Export?

Mary Jane Tan-Ong's Pili Beauty is shipping anti-aging products made from the tree to the US and Canada

Pili Beauty co-founder Mary Jane Tan-Ong never imagined herself in the beauty industry, but after trying her mom's initial run of cosmetic products infused with extracts from the pili tree, she became a believer and formalized the businessCandied, sweetened and packed in a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 05, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Liza Soberano Opens A Wellness Center Focusing on Hands and Feet

The actress helped develop the pampering services herself

With her unbelievably hectic schedule, Liza Soberano definitely knows a thing or two about craving a few moments of relaxation. In fact, her passion for wellness traces way back to her humble beginnings as a commercial model, in which she would find solace in ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | December 18, 2017 10:00:00
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Will the Release of Anne Curtis’ Limited Edition Lipstick On Same Day of Her Wedding Guarantee Hefty Sales?

The timing of the product launch reinvents event-based marketing which is typically based on milestones in customers’ life

When Entrepreneur Philippines interviewed Anne Curtis recently about her new make-up line, blk Cosmetics, she mentioned that there was a surprise in store for her fans.Related story: Anne Curtis’ blk Cosmetics is Selling 8X Forecast in Less Than 2 MonthsOn Sunday, November ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 13, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Anne Curtis’ blk Cosmetics is Selling 8X Forecast in Less Than 2 Months

Retail partner Watsons even asked skeptical founders to prepare "millions" of stock

Anne Curtis is well-known as an actress, host, singer and all-around entertainer, but these days, she’s also putting in some time as an entrepreneur. The thirtysomething launched her own beauty line called blk Cosmetics with business partner Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez last September, ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 07, 2017 03:00:00
Business Ideas

This 29-Year-Old Pinay Tells Us What It's Like To Run Her Own Beauty Salon

Bianca has been an entrepreneur since she was eight years old

Bianca Festejo is the woman behind The Beauty Lounge by Bianca, a popular salon in the South!The Beauty Lounge is the culmination of my dreams and the dreams of my employees. I started with the idea of simply earning enough so I ...

by Ysa Singson for  | October 31, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

Can Vice Ganda Leverage His Fame to Sell Affordable Cosmetics?

Comedian and host launches Vice Cosmetics with tagline ”?"Ganda for All”

Entertainer Vice Ganda launched a line of beauty products bearing his nameHe’s not one-half of a hit love team, wasn’t a child star or the relative of a superstar actor but Jose Marie Borjal Viceral is one of the most popular entertainment ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 04, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

Anne Curtis' Launches Her Own Makeup Brand

Here are 10 things you need to know about her Blk Cosmetics

When she's not hosting at It's Showtime, playing movie roles, and selling out concert venues, Anne Curtis loves to play around with makeup. You probably already know this if you follow her on Instagram, because really, the actress sports different looks every single day. ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | September 24, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

This Pinoy Single Mom Built Her Own Beauty Brand with Little Capital and No College Degree

She used her entire savings of Php37,500 to start production

For some, feeling like a victim of a circumstance is comforting. But for those who believe in breaking that glass wall, one big push is all it takes to open a floodgate of possiblities.Meet Tyffanie Short, a single mom who founded her ...

by Nicole Arcano for  | August 25, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build A Cult-Like Following

Former blogger Emily Weiss is building a beauty company unlike any other

On a Thursday afternoon in late spring, 32-year-old Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss rides the elevator to the penthouse level of her company’s downtown Manhattan headquarters. She’s a thoroughly millennial girlboss in jeans, sneakers and a royal blue sweatshirt with weiss embroidered in small white ...

by Alyssa Giacobe  | August 21, 2017 02:00:00
Business Ideas

What a girl wants: Cosmetics entreps customize beauty products for Filipinas

The Mirpuri brothers (yes, they are guys!) talk about the story and strategies of Pink Sugar

 Donning long-sleeved polos, Indian-born Rohit and Laveen Mirpuri perfectly capture the corporate look. Born and raised in Manila, the Mirpuris could easily be mistaken as expats leading a new BPO, or financial analysts with offices in high-rise buildings. While the two men ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 10, 2016 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Bazaar star: The Snoe Beauty startup story

From beauty hoarding to the business of beauty, a lady entrep finds bigger success

Jen Gerodias Diaz has everything every woman can hope for at 34-years-old. She’s happily married with three kids, has a home of her own, and businesses to run.“I had pawnshops and gas stations. I live a comfortable life. But then I asked, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 22, 2016 01:00:00