Growing up in the ’80s, all girls were obsessed with Sanrio.
I remember having an “arms race” with my classmate Anna Zosa over Hello Kitty items—from matching pencil cases to aprons.
I don’t know about Anna, but I still haven’t outgrown these cute things.
Now Sanrio fans who are all grown up will be pleased to know Happy Skin is launching a 23-piece makeup collection featuring Hello Kitty, Little Twinstars and My Melody.
I recently met up with Happy Skin co-founder Rissa Mananquil-Trillo who showed me the entire collection over drinks at the Peninsula.
“It was an honor to meet Mrs. Yuki Tsuji last March at the Sanrio Licensing presentation,” said Rissa. “She’s the wife of the late Mr. Hunihiko Tsuji who had the vision to take Sanrio outside Japan. There’s so much love for Sanrio characters around the world because of him,” she said.
The collection includes products for face, skin and nails.
“We studied the personalities of Hello Kitty, My Melody, and Little Twin Stars in great detail, so what you will see from the products’ packaging to the shade of the makeup to even the names of the shades communicate who they truly are,” said Happy Skin co-founder Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez.
The collection includes two blushes with a handy mini-brush (Php 899)
Two sponges (both Php 499, including two small twin ones)
Make A Clean Sweep Micellar Makeup Wipes (at Php 249—a first for Happy Skin)
Blotting sheets (Php 175)
I’m a minimalist, so I really liked the nude nail polish.
The Sanrio Characters Express Gel Polish (Php 299) comes in five shades: Red Apple, Purr-fect, Peaches & Cream, Curious Kiki and Lala Love.
You can buy individually or in a boxed set of five at Php 1,299—perfect for gift-giving.
Of course, a Happy Skin collection wouldn’t be complete without the brand’s famous lip products:
Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Lippies (Php 599)
Moisturizing Matte Lippies (Php 699)
and Shut Up & Kiss Me Moisturizing Matte Lippies (Php 699).
There are seven new shades:
There are also lipstick sets—perfect for the holiday season, and packed in reusable cute Sanrio boxes. (Php 1299)
Get them first as the Happy Skin x Sanrio Characters collection becomes available for pre-selling from this September 11 to 13 at happyskincosmetics.com and zalora.com.phwww.happyskincosmetics.com/stores.
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