I’m HAPPY to share with you a makeup brand that will put a smile on your face:
Imagine all things girly—a swipe of a hot-colored lippie, dotting on some skin-perfecting cream, applying some prettifying blush. Now, imagine creating all those girly things for a living, transforming the needs and wants of women into products they’ll love, understand, and smile about. This is what Jacqe Yuengtian-Gutierrez and Rissa Mananquil-Trillo are busy doing nowadays; and they’re both loving it. Not new to the world of beauty, super forces Jacqe and Rissa decided to team up to create Happy Skin, an original brand of skin-loving makeup.
From Corporate Comforts
Bringing with her years of brand development experience and expertise from within the country and across the region, Jacqe injects her familiar stamp of brand strength to her very own “baby.”“I can honestly say that it’s much more challenging to setup your own business than hold a corporate job! Now, I need to take care of absolutely everything—from product formulation, conceptualization, and marketing, to logistics and distribution! It’s both exhilarating and overwhelming,” Jacqe says. “I had the most fun when we were conceptualizing the product names and deciding on our packaging look. That’s where the brand came to life!” she happily recalls. “Each product name and design was painstakingly thought of and perfected to bring out a little smile in everyone.”
Sisters In Beauty
To give Happy Skin its wings, Jacqe partnered with Rissa Mananquil-Trillo. This isn’t the first time Jacqe and Rissa worked together. Unknown to many, they built a close relationship when Rissa came on board as brand ambassador for one of the beauty brands Jacqe was handling. “Jacqe and I weathered many challenges and likewise celebrated many victories,” recalls Rissa of their growing friendship. “Jacqe possesses one of the most brilliant minds I know, and I love that she’s a perfectionist like me. Ours is a friendship that goes beyond the workplace,” she says.“Every time I’m with her, she always makes me feel like we’re sisters, so partnering with Jacqe felt so logical and natural.
Recognizing the strength of their tried and tested tandem, Jacqe likewise speaks fondly of Rissa. “I may have devoted a decade of my life in understanding how to make women feel beautiful, but I have actually partnered with Rissa who is an actual expert in beauty,” explains Jacqe. “She’s the first one I approached to try the Happy Skin line when we were formulating the products. I very much respect Rissa’s experience both as a model and a beauty columnist, andI knew she’d be able to understand if this was something that women would love. I was very ecstatic that she loved the products, so much so that she signed on to become my partner andjoined me in creating the product line of Happy Skin.”
Happy Skin takes cosmetics to a whole new level of hip and happy, with its promise of providing Filipinas with an entire line of makeup that cares for your skin. As this soon-to-be cult brand leapt from imagination and concept to actual product, it had one particular goal in mind: to have you exude your personal brand of effortless beauty by loving your skin and making your makeup work for you—not against you.
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Happy Skin is available at Plains and Prints stores