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Business Ideas

How Vice Ganda Sold A Years' Supply of Lipsticks in One Month

Vice Ganda's business tip: "You really have to put your heart into it"

The beauty industry continues to be a gold mine for entrepreneurs, and it continues to grow with millennials as its big target market.This led TV host-entrepreneur Vice Ganda to start up his own makeup brand called Vice Cosmetics.Since its launch in September ...

by Nikko Tuazon for  | July 07, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

(WATCH) How Anne Curtis Fulfilled A Dream By Launching Her Own Make-up Line

The actress and host shares how she came up with blk Cosmetics with the help of industry veterans

Actress and host Anne Curtis fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur when she came out with her own cosmetics line recently. Partnering with experts in the industry, Curtis says she was directly involved in every step of the process—from product ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 23, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

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
Startup Tips

Business Lessons from Happy Skin Founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The former model turned cosmetics products maker has built a 100-store retail network in just four years

Happy Skin Cosmetics was established in October 2013 by two partners with just five retail stalls, and a very clear objective.Founders Rissa Mananquil-Trillo and Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez created the brand with only one goal in mind: to make the country’s “first world-class, homegrown ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 09, 2017 11:00:00
News and Events

Online K-Beauty Retailers Feel Pressure From Tougher Customs Procedures on Balikbayan Boxes

Shipments take longer to arrive as informal forwarders freeze operations while waiting for better times

Search for the #kbeautyph hashtag on Instagram and the platform will yield more than 24,000 images, mostly of Korean cosmetic products being sold either for a bargain or in bulk.K-Beauty refers to Korean cosmetics and skincare, one of the largest and most ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 25, 2017 03:00:00
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
Run & Grow

How Nena Perez started her own cosmetics line for Filipinas in the US

Find out how she is maximizing her ‘home court’ advantage and exploring the global market.

The fact that there is a Filipino community in almost every corner of the world is comforting if you are an entrepreneurial Filipino with a business plan: It means that at least you have a consumer base you can relate to, and ...

by Kim Arveen Patria  | July 09, 2016 11:00:00
Business Ideas

From pulp to product

This entrepreneur has discovered an unexpected use for pili pulp. Her business now manufactures and markets consumer and cosmetic products from the fruit pulp that is usually thrown away.

When Rosalina Tan learned in the early 2000s that the pulp of the pili fruit is just thrown away after the nut has been harvested, she decided to do something about it. The unexpected results of her efforts: an entire range of ...

by Babe Pañares  | October 20, 2014 03:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make body scrub

Learn how to make body scrubs and start your own wellness business.

With Filipinos becoming more and more image conscious, the domestic market for body scrub and lotion makers has been steadily growing.[related|post]“Manufacturers of personal care products are mushrooming these days, but the industry is yet far from its saturation point,” says Nicole Huang, ...

by Mishell Malabaguio  | March 11, 2013 10:00:00