Your Beauty Questions Answered!


You may have a hundred things to do today, but always take a minute to get yourself pretty! Here, Rissa Mananquil-Trillo, beauty maven and one of the founders of Happy Skin, answers some stay-pretty questions. How do you deal with eyebags? Can you ever make them go away? “Concealer can make a huge difference. With the right one, you only need a little to go from blah to tada! It's important to conceal areas of the face which show fatigue, such as under the eyes, the eyelids, and around the corners of the nose. Covering up these neglected trouble spots can help you achieve the illusion of perfection. Try Happy Skin's Eye Need A Miracle Concealer in Butter. The yellow-based concealer universally cancels out redness. Unlike other concealers that would “crack” at the end of the day from smiling or laughing, this remains smooth and flawless.”

“To make eyebags go away, rest is a must. The right skin care regimen can play a big role, too. After all, great skin is pointless if your eyes betray your age. I recommend Pond's Age Miracle Dual Action Eye Cream. This has not only gotten rid of puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles, it prevents them from forming too. When I'm rebounding from a long night, this always makes me look like I was well-rested and got my beauty sleep!”

What's the best remedy for dry skin? “My skin gets extra dry when I travel a lot, I lack sleep, and when I forget to drink enough water. When we fail to take care of our ourselves, it really shows on our skin. I religiously moisturize all areas of my body. It's the best way to get that lit-from-within glow on beautiful morena skin! A woman feels more beautiful when she takes the extra step to pamper and take care of herself. Malin+Goetz Vitamin B5 Moisturizer and Vaseline are my ultimate favorites.” What's a good beauty routine for moms-on-the-go?

“Go for skin care products that multi-task! The precious minutes you save spell extra time with the family. I really like washing my face with Pond's facial washes. They do such a great job that they eliminate the need for a toner and makeup remover. Another favorite is MAC Mineralized Charged Water Moisture Gel. This is an excellent moisturizer that also preps your skin before makeup. Lastly, I can't live without Happy Skin's Second Skin Creme Silicone Free Foundation SPF 20 PA++. You only need two minutes to look great with this! Perfect for achieving the “no makeup” makeup look!”

“For low effort but high impact, go for a bold pink lipstick! Bright pink lipstick is more fun and playful than the classic red. Pair it up with big sunnies. Not only do they protect your peepers from wrinkles, they instantly give off a celebrity/model off-duty vibe. Make it a must to wear a pair every time you go out.”

This story first appeared in Urban Mom magazine.