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Datu Puti, Silver Swan free from synthetic acetic acid – PNRI

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:22 PM

NutriAsia says that the Datu Puti and Silver Swan brands have always been subjected to testing since 2001

CLEARED. A PNRI test conducted last May showed that Silver Swan and Datu Puti had gone through a natural fermentation process. Photo from Shutterstock

Luxury fashion brand Prada to shed animal fur from collection

May 23, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Goodbye animal fur! The Italian fashion house says that its lauded decision stems from 'a positive dialogue' with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA)

Rihanna teams up with LVMH to launch luxury fashion brand

May 12, 2019 - 4:26 PM

The new luxury house will be called Fenty after Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the singer's real name

LIST: Your guide to 3-in-1 coffees in the Philippines

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Which is your favorite?

Photos and prices: Alexander Wang x Uniqlo's Spring/Summer 2019 AIRism collection

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:03 PM

The collection features Uniqlo's AIRism fabric

Image courtesy of Uniqlo

LOOK: Janine Tugonon models for Venus Williams' clothing line

Mar 25, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The former Miss Universe Philippines also reunites with Shamcey Supsup during the latter's US vacation

LOOK: The Adidas x Game of Thrones collab drops March 22

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:22 PM

A limited-editon Ultraboost collection is coming

CAN'T WAIT? The GoT x Adidas collection drops ahead of the final season's premiere. Image courtesy of Adidas Philippines

Louis Vuitton drop Michael Jackson clothes from new collection

Mar 15, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The brand pulls out the Michael Jackson-themed clothes in the wake of the 'Leaving Neverland' documentary

IN PHOTOS: Nadine Lustre’s H&M swim collection is here

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Which suit are you thinking of rocking this summer?

SUMMER READY. Nadine Lustre's swimwear collaboration with H&M hits stores today. Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

LOOK: Uniqlo's Gudetama collection is simply too cute

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which graphic tee design are you egg-cited for?

Heart Evangelista is Kamiseta's creative director

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:16 AM

This isn't Heart's first time working with Kamiseta

FASHIONISTA. Heart models one of her creations for Kamiseta. Image from Heart Evangelista's Instagram

Luxury watchmaker Philippe Charriol killed in car accident

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The man behind the luxury Charriol brand was tragically killed in a race car accident at the Le Castellet track

Philip Morris eyes insurance incentives in campaign for vaping products

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Philip Morris is seeking lower insurance rates for smokers who switch to their 'smoke-free' IQOS products

Shutterstock photo


Maine Mendoza is working with makeup giant MAC again

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Maine flies to New York to work on a new collaboration with MAC Cosmetics

Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe dead at 40

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:29 AM

'Whilst we can’t imagine a world without you, we promise to take care of each other and will work hard to continue your vision,' writes Deciem on Instagram

DECIEM FOUNDER. Brandon Truaxe, who founded the skincare brand Deciem, dies. Image from Deciem's Instagram

The world cupped: The inside story of the bra

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Bras made by most French lingerie brands take up to two years to make and are altered around 40 times on average

First impressions, prices: Eco-beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:45 AM

It’s a new brand that promises sustainable and ethical beauty products at an equally ethical price point – but does it deliver?

Images courtesy of Love Beauty and Planet

5 Filipino beauty brands to hoard when you’re in Manila

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:19 PM

For beauty junkies looking for their local beauty brand fix

GO LOCAL. These homegrown beauty brands are worth a try. Photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler, and from the blk, In Her Element, and Sunnies Face Instagram pages.

Chanel sheds exotic animal skin from fashion line

Dec 06, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The luxury brand has banned the use of lizard, crocodile, and snake skin in any of their creations

Bretman Rock is releasing a Filipino-inspired collab with ColourPop

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The collection drops on November 9

PINOY PRIDE. Bretman Rock pays tribute to his Filipino heritage with his upcoming ColourPop collection. Screenshot from Facebook.com/thebretmanrock

Skincare brand Sunday Riley admits posting fake Sephora reviews

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Do you trust reviews on beauty retailer sites?

SATURN REVIEWS. The Sulfur Acne treatment mask is one of the products in question. Image from the Sunday Riley Instagram account

IN PHOTOS: blk's first anniversary party serves straight-up '90s realness

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The makeup brand brings the beloved decade back to life

'90S QUEEN. Anne Curtis has some fun at blk's '90s inspired anniversary party. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: BLK’s new collection will make '90s kids’ hearts skip a beat

Oct 10, 2018 - 12:37 PM

Anne Curtis turns up the nostalgia with the makeup brand’s latest collection

BLK TO THE 90s. The makeup brand's newest collection takes millennials on a nostalgia trip. All photos courtesy of blk cosmetics

Deciem founder announces company shutdown 'until further notice'

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:46 PM

'Please take me seriously,' says Brandon Truaxe

GOODBYE, THE ORDINARY? The Deciem founder announces a shutdown in two months' time.

Michael Kors bags Versace for $2.1 billion

Sep 25, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donatella Versace says the takeover is 'essential to Versace's long-term success'

MICHAEL KORS X VERSACE. A window display in a mall advertises the fall collection of Michael Kors on September 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Disney x ColourPop is making the internet freak out – we can't blame them

Sep 20, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Plus: Tips on how Philippine-based beauty junkies can get their hands on 'em!

DISNEY X COLOURPOP. The e-commerce makeup giant and Disney are set to release a full collection. Image from the ColourPop website

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis and friends visit Sydney for blk cosmetics

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Koalas, Sydney Harbor, and IG-worthy snaps, anyone?

Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues – study

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:33 PM

A new type of Filipino consumer that is socially aware is on the rise, and businesses have to keep up with them to stay relevant

RESPONSIBLE. A study says a certain group of consumers are seeking for more meaningful purchases. AFP photo


Where’s our Coca-Cola? Fast food chains still offer iced tea

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

(UPDATED) Coca-Cola FEMSA clarifies, saying it is 'optimistic' it will stabilize the supply of Coke Original taste 'in the next few weeks'

The Sunnies brand is launching a new makeup line

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Mark you calendars as Sunnies Face drops on August 8

Kathryn Bernardo x Happy Skin is dropping in August

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The actress will be releasing her collaboration with local cosmetics power player Happy Skin

WE'RE INTO IT. We might not be able to get Kathryn's exact look but hey, this line might just help get a little bit closer to it. Screenshot from Kathryn Bernardo's Instagram

Here's how you can get free MAC lipstick on Lazada

Jul 28, 2018 - 12:22 PM

Super Brand Day begins from midnight of July 29 to 11:59 pm the same day.

SUPER BRAND DAY. The cosmetics giant offers specials deals on Lazada. Image from the MAC Cosmetics Philippines Instagram

NHCP calls shoe brand out for using Philippine flag on sneakers

Jul 18, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines says the use of the elements of the Philippine flag by Love the World on the sneakers violates the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines

Rappler Talk: Zooming in on Gen Z

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Rappler contributor Boris Joaquin talks to Pauline Fermin, managing director of Acumen Brand Strategy Consultants, about a generation that is beginning to enter the workforce

Impressions and prices: blk's new line of lipsticks

Jun 24, 2018 - 9:30 AM

blk has 9 new shades. Check them out here!

ALL THE FEELS. Check out the 9 new shades of blk Cosmetics. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Local is the new premium for ‘Brand Pilipinas’

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:56 AM

The movement aims for Filipinos brands to go global

SHOW OF STRENGTH. local brands came in the hundreds to support the 'Brand Pilipinas' initiative. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robin Padilla urges Filipinos to patronize local products with Brand Pilipinas

Jun 22, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Brand Pilpinas hopes to encourage everyone to adapt the 'Filipino First' mentality

Robin Padilla at Brand Pilipinas event. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Impressions and swatches: Kris Aquino x Ever Bilena collection

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:22 PM

The long-awaited collection is finally out

FOR THE MAKEUP LOVER. Kris Aquino's collaboration with Ever Bilena is finally out. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Filipinos still prefer global brands over local — study

May 28, 2018 - 9:48 PM

The latest findings of Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint 2018 shows local brands that made it to the top 50 only got 28% in spend share

LOOK: Oxygen releases 'Rugrats' and 'Hey Arnold!' collection

May 17, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Are you looking forward to this collection?

All images courtesy of Oxygen

IN PHOTOS: These Louboutin bags were inspired by Manila

May 11, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Here's why Christian Louboutin fell in love with the city

Jimmy Choo set to launch makeup line – report

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis confirms the news to 'WWD'

Impressions and prices: Happy Skin's summer-proof makeup

Apr 23, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Here's a quick roundup of Happy Skin's latest offerings

SUMMER-PROOF? We give our initial impressions on Happy Skin's latest collection. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler

MAC announces release date of Aaliyah collection

Apr 03, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Calling all Aaliyah fans! This is not a drill.

Photo from the MAC Instagram account

Which Mediheal mask works for your skin type?

Mar 26, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Korea's favorite sheet mask has officially launched in the Philippines

Work that beach body with these activewear pieces for men and women

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Summer is the best time to refresh your workout wardrobe

Android users more loyal than iOS users – report

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:33 PM

A higher percentage of Android users stayed with the platform when they bought a new phone in 2017 than iOS users, an annual industry report says

ANDROID DOMINANT. Guests pose for a photo as Google and Oreo reveal Android OREO during the solar eclipse at the 14th street park on August 21, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Jason Kempin/AFP


5 local swimwear brands for every summer activity

Mar 03, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Be summer-ready with these swimsuits!

Lacoste changes iconic logo to feature endangered species in limited edition collection

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The iconic crocodile takes a backseat to shine the spotlight on animals in danger of extinction

Tod's goes logo loco in their S/S 2018 collection

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Get ready to see these pieces in insta-worthy OOTDs