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It’s a Feast

Thailand’s popular beauty shop opens its doors to Manila. Delectable food-inspired products make it a must-visit for those seeking variety and novelty


By Kim Reyes-Palanca

@kimpalanca on Instagram

  • Beauty Buffet’s first store at Ayala Malls The 30th won’t disappoint when it comes to a wide selection of unique and affordable beauty products

  • Beauty Buffet brand ambassador Alex Gonzaga at the official store launch

  • The Nolasco sisters Cheska, Nicole, and Celina, with Beauty Buffet Thailand’s Parichat Tubcheron

  • Beauty Buffet’s best sellers include skin-brightening and milk-enriched products

    New on the beauty block is Thailand’s beloved beauty store Beauty Buffet. Home to a medley of skin care, personal care, and professional makeup lines, it was brought to the Philippines by Nolasco sisters Cheska, Celina, and Nicole.

    Smorgasbord of beauty

    Beauty Buffet impresses with its wide range of products that stay true to its slogan, “The Most Delicious Beauty Shop in Town.”  These, along with the store’s kitchen-inspired interiors, bring with it a new and fun perspective on beauty.

    Beauty Buffet offers four beauty lines that make it a one-stop shop for all things beauty, Thai style. Thailand is known for whitening and brightening products, for sultry eye makeup, ingenious makeup tools, as well as anti-aging skin care—all of which can easily be spotted at the store. “We believe the four lines under Beauty Buffet can help people truly identify their skin needs. The vast variety of products will give consumers specific beauty solutions at very affordable prices,” says Celina Nolasco.

    House specials

    The Bakery is a cosmetic brand for tweens, beauty newbies, or anyone into cute makeup. The hypoallergenic line offers an assortment of products in pretty packaging. Like irresistible desserts, the products look like enticing, colorful treats. Actress and brand ambassador Alex Gonzaga is a fan of this line herself.  One of her picks: The Bakery Cannoli Duo Gloss. Other notables include the Born to be Baby bath and makeup range, perfect for those who want to stick to the basics.

    Gino McCray Professional Makeup offers products for that signature Thai beauty makeup—that sultry and dramatic look. Get your fill with different liners for defined eyes and brows, intense mascaras (including a Mascara Softener to revive your dried up wands), and popular eye-opening tricks like lush false eyelashes and all kinds of eyelid tape (for getting that elusive fold or crease). You can also find here mists for long-wearing makeup, plus must-try palettes and makeup removers.

    Lansley carries the anti-aging heroes of Beauty Buffet with star products that include anti-wrinkle and other brightening products. If you want to do some face and body detailing, this is where you can find spot correctors and skin whiteners.

    Scentio offers complete body care where you’ll find most of Beauty Buffet’s body care best sellers. With a wide variety of sunscreens, body butters, sleeping masks, and their cult favorites, milk and soy-based products. Scentio enhances skin and prevents melanin production through milk, Arbutin, and Glutathione formulations, just to name a few.

    Other beauty best sellers include their Tofu Soy Milk, and Collagen & Q10 lines which soften, smoothen, and nourish skin.  They feel really good on skin, too.

    Aside from these beauty finds, the Nolasco sisters have their personal recommendations.  The Milk Facial Foam, Double Milk Glutathione Lotion, Magic Snail White Cream, Egg Peel Off Mask, all of which were sold out during the first week of the store’s opening. For breakouts, they say the Lansley Anti-Acne Spot Treatment Gel works overnight.  For makeup, they’re fans of Gino McCray Powder Foundation with Pearl Gold Effect and SPF 15 for good coverage but with a lightweight finish.


    Beauty Buffet is located at 2/f Ayala Malls The 30th, Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For more info, like, follow @beautybuffet_ph on Twitter and @beautybuffetshopph on Instagram

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