Battle of the beauties: Anne Curtis’ BLK K-Beauty vs Nadine Lustre’s Lustrous

Celebs are used to getting their hair and makeup done in long, winding hours for TV and photo shoots, which is probably why a lot of them developed a strong interest in creating their own lines. Such is the case for actresses Anne Curtis and Nadine Lustre, whose names and beautiful faces are often tasked by several companies to represent their brands. But they decided to take creative reigns and stamp their own style and preferences in conceptualizing makeup lines. Anne created her own line called BLK, while Nadine collaborated with Australian beauty brand BYS. Both collections are totally different but they’re coming out at the same time this April. Here’s a look at what they have in store:

Fresh and youthful: BLK Korean Beauty Kit by Anne

It’s no secret that Anne is a number one K-Drama fangirl and she got inspired by Koreans’ youthful beauty looks for her next makeup collection. This isn’t the first time she hands-on produced a collection for her beauty brand. She launched a series of makeup that reflects her sexy and feminine image, and even came out with a limited lipstick line she used herself on her wedding day.

Unlike her previous collections, her K-Beauty kit has lighter and more vibrant colors that are perfect for day wear.

Her lip stick collection has a more diverse range, too, if you’re looking for more sophisticated looks. Following the ombre lip trend that was popularized by Korea, BLK has matte and water tints you can use together to create that two-toned look.


Take your pick from these swatches!

What’s great about this collection is that it stays true to its promise of uncomplicated beauty: anyone, even those who are clueless about makeup can navigate their way in creating a K-beauty look.

Be K-beautiful in three easy steps: prep and get glowy skin with an easy-to-blend cream stick, highlight your eyes with a liquid eye shadow, and finish off with a lip and cheek tint!

The collection is available in selected Watsons branches nationwide, but according to the brand, it will soon be sold in all BLK counters starting April 5.

Sultry and sexy: Lustrous by Nadine Lustre

Nadine’s stunning morena skin is the perfect canvas for a sultry, alluring makeup that’s bound to turn heads this summer. Lustrous is a collaboration between the star and Australian makeup brand BYS. This is the first time ever they will be partnering with a Filipina celebrity.

From what we’ve seen so far, Lustrous looks like it got inspired by the colors of the tropics and exotic locations connoting travel.

The limited edition Lustrous Box Makeup Kit is to-die-for, especially since it has everything that creates a shiny, bronzed look. The unicorn makeup brushes are so unique you’ll want to use them every time. The packaging also lives up to its name. It really does look lustrous.

The kit contains unicorn brushes, bronzer and highlight palette, eyeshadow palette, lipstick, mascara, and eyeliner.

You can choose between two eyeshadow palettes that have day and night looks.

Nadine Lustre’s makeup brand will be available in Watson stores on April 16, 2018, but pre-orders are now open for the limited Lustrous Box Makeup Kit (P2,999) which includes a palette, lip and cheek tint, an eyebrow gel, a waterproof mascara, and an eyeshadow palette. You’ll get a 5-piece unicorn brush set and a signed letter from Nadine, all in a mirrored gift box. Visit the Lustrous Instagram account or Facebook Page to pre-order.

Photo credits: BLK Cosmetics, @lustrousph

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Magazine and online writer based in South Korea. Nerdy news writer by day, Korean pop culture writer by night.

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