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Mara's Beauty Diary|Beauty and Fashion

Banila Co. Philippines Launch

Korea's most multi awarded Korean cosmetics brand, Banila Co. is now finally in Manila! Banila Co. Philippines launched the brand at the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas last November 23, 2015 as the “No. 1 base makeup brand” representing Asian beauty.

Early bird selfie during the launch. Did I say that this is my first time to be invited as a beauty blogger in a beauty event? I'm very thankful and happy that my love and effort with regards my makeup "career" isn't all for nothing.

The launch was graced by Banila Co. CEO Mr. Chang Soo Kim, Chief Makeup Artist Mr. Kangpil Kim, and Managing Directors Cathryn and Jon Lim of All That Blush Trading Inc. The brand is endorsed by Korean actress/TV presenter Song Ji Hyo of the Running Man Variety show fame.

Mr. Chang Soo Kim and the rest of the people behind banila co. from Korea, flew all the way to Manila to personally introduce the brand to us.

A little bit of history, from its humble beginnings in 2005, Banila Co. has grown rapidly in Korea and now has become the second best-performing Korean cosmetics brand in China. It now focuses its attention to South East Asia, headlined by concurrent launches in the Philippines and Taiwan. Subsequent launches in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are earmarked for 2016. Banila Co opened its first store in Glorietta 4 last November 14. It will soon open its doors in Robinson's Place Manila and other prime malls in Metro Manila and key provinces.

Banila Co.'s Top 10 Selling Products 

Banila co. is the most multi awarded Korean cosmetics brand in the field of base makeup.  Its products help women achieve the popular Korean “Lit from Within” look. Banila Co.’s primers, foundations, gel eyeliners, CC creams, make up cleansers, and the like have been lauded by the most prestigious beauty arbiters in the industry for its prestige quality, creative packaging, and disruptive innovation.

Its Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm (P875) for instance, so captivated Korean beauty enthusiasts that they snapped up the product at a staggering rate of 1 cleanser for every 4.8 seconds. Banila Co.’s Prime Primer (P1,060), with its silky smooth texture and its potent ability to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, was adjudged by Get It Beauty, a Korean cable program that reviews the best cosmetic products in the market, as the best primer in the industry. The company also boasts as having the first and only water-based CC cream in the market. The It Radiant CC Cream (P1,195) has been the bestselling CC cream in Korea for 3 years running. 

Tinted Love Booth 

At the tinted love booth, you can try the famous Korean 'gradient lip'. And I can proudly say that I already mastered this because it's what I wear everyday when I go for a natural look.

Banila Co.'s Top 10 Selling Products Tinted Love Glow Tint (P575) and Tinted Love Melting Balm (P455)

Tried their Tinted Love Melting Balm (P455), I surely have to get one for myself.

Banila Co.'s Fall in Seoul Collection

The limited Fall in Seoul line comes with eye shadow palettes, lipsticks, eyeliners, lip lacquers, nail polishes, and a cushion.

These eye shadow palettes are beautiful and pigmented! And their packaging is just absolutely gorgeous!

The food wasn't just instagram-worthy but stomach-worthy as well.

Breaded Pork Fillet with Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Mozarella, Parmesan and Basil Jus Lemon Zest Pasta
Swiss Chocolate Tart with Raspberries topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Berry Puree

Mr. Kangpil Kim and Ms. Heena Cho demonstrated how to do the "Saengil" (I hope I got that right, if you know the right term please let me know!) or the no makeup makeup look.

I feel like I'm seeing my favorite Korean beauty show 'Get it beauty' live while watching Mr. Kim do the Korean style makeup on the  model.

(L-R) Ms. Heena Cho, Me, and Mr. Kangpil Kim

After introducing their top products, they let us try the clean it zero cleansing balm.

Very thankful to Ms. Marcie Linao of Switch Collab for inviting me! It was great to finally meet you!

Shout out to Erika of Hi! It was nice seeing you!

Celebrities were also there to attend the launch, and of course I had to take a snapshot with them haha

(L-R) Melissa Ricks, Ara Mina, Me and Say Alonzo

Thanks to Dana from banila co. for assisting me and taking a few photos of me!

They gave us printouts of the photos we posted on our Instagram. Yay!

Thank you banila co. for these products!

it Radiant CC Cream

Prime Primer

Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm

I'll definitely let you guys know what I think about these. Please check my Instagram account for updates <3

My makeup look for the event

Thank you so much Banila Co. Philippines for inviting us! The launch was definitely a success! Thank you for letting us try your products!

For further information, please visit their website at and follow their Instagram at @banilacoph and like their Facebook at Banila Co. Philippines. 

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