Yesterday, I blogged about the reasons I wish I’m still a student, and one of them is that I have an excuse to shop, and this includes beauty essentials.
I remember how in college, there was a Beauty Bar branch right across my university, Ateneo, and I would often visit it after class, either to window shop or to actually buy a gift for the many debuts I attended at the time or that rare beauty indulgence I would allow myself. Since I was in university, I’ve always considered Beauty Bar some sort of beauty products heaven.
Now, there are around 27 branches of Beauty Bar around the country since it opened in 1999, and more and more of these branches are getting a makeover, similar to the look of the newest branch in Central Square, Bonifacio Global City. The new concept shop of Beauty Bar has an inviting and refreshing design, which is a collaboration with German designers Blocher and Blocher. To complement its new interiors, even the Beauty Bar logo and packaging collaterals were updated.
As you enter the store, you are greeted by a wash of new colors: white and dark grey with accents of gold and red. A soft, feminine touch is achieved by a hand-painted mural of leaves, birds, and hearts on the pristine white wall of the Personal Care area. It’s so chic! The total new look of Beauty Bar appears to be a deviation from the old one customers have come to love over the years, but I like how sophisticated it is. Just as that college girl who window-shopped grew up to become a lifestyle blogger, Beauty Bar also grew up and evolved with the times.
Beauty Bar still carries most of the famed cult brands they introduced us to and made us fall in love with, like Smashbox, The Balm, Artdeco, Prestige, Earth Therapeutics, Philosophy, and Burt’s Bees.
This is also where I get my favorite beauty staples from K-Palette (eyeliner and eyebrow products) and Juice Beauty (CC Cream, face mist, etc.).
But, it’s good to know that even their shelves got an update with the introduction of new brands, which include a gamut of amazingly luxurious bath and body finds. Here are some of them. (Click on each thumbnail for more details about the brand and the products they offer.)
I’m also really curious about Bomb Cosmetics, with its natural handmade products that come in pots, pumps, and polishes that promise amazing hair, skin, hand, and even foot care in cute and fun packaging. Get a sneak peek at some of their pretty products in the gallery below (click on a thumbnail to launch the gallery).