What’s Inside the Shiseido Beauty Mansion

I was quite surprised to find out that my favorite skincare and makeup brands, Shiseido, Nars, Laura Mercier actually belong to one company, the Shiseido Group. These are  brands where I get some of my favorite products that have become a regular part of my beauty routine. So I felt like a kid (in a stylish mummy costume, love this Fashion Nova jumpsuit by the way!) in a candy store as I toured around the Shiseido Beauty Mansion and celebrated the official launch of the Shiseido Group in the Philippines.

It was honestly one of my favorite parties I’ve attended this year. Let me show you around the venue and tell you a short story of how I first discovered each brand and my favorite products from each.

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my laura mercier portrait photos: taken by Paui Guevarra


This makeup brand known for its “no makeup” healthy-radiant-glow-primers is founded by the renowned makeup artist, Laura Mercier from France. I first heard of it in the beauty blogging community back when I was a newbie blogger. I really wanted to have Galadriel-level glowy skin so I bought my first high-end tinted moisturizer at Rustan’s Beauty Source. I loved it so much that I got excited to casually review it on the blog (link here). It was one of my first blog posts!

I also just recently bought their translucent compact powder to replace my good old Chanel powder that I accidentally lost at the event! I’ve been using Laura Mercier translucent loose powder as my setting powder for months. I highly recommend that product and loved it so much I thought it was time to get its compact version.

“Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it” – Laura Mercier

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I was first introduced to the brand through a beauty blogging event where I bought my first Shiseido Ultimune Power Concentrate . It’s supposed to boost your skin’s immune system to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles and dullness. Some say you use this before your serum… I like to use it as my main serum especially on days when I don’t wear any face makeup. Shiseido was formed in 1872 as the first western-style pharmacy in Japan. They strive to create luxurious and advance-technology skincare, makeup, and fragrance lines for both men and women.

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Shiseido Philippines Launch Party Nars 01
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Did you know that 2 Nars Orgasm blushes are sold every minute? That’s impressive! I recently read that at Shiseido Group’s website and was instantly reminded of my first ever high-end powder blush from Nars. Every beauty enthusiast was gushing about how flattering Nars Orgasm is on the cheeks. So I hurriedly saved up for it, fell in love, and reviewed or at least consistently raved about on this blog! Nars is founded by Francois Nars, one of the most influential photographers and makeup artists.

Shiseido Philippines Launch Party Senka 01


Senka is actually a brand I haven’t tried before. That’s because they are still about to launch in the Philippines soon. I spoke to their representative at the launch party and if, I remember it correctly, their skincare line will be sold at Watsons and online at Lazada. Senka is an affordable skincare brand available in Japan and other parts of Asia. They have a skincare and body care line, which includes a facial wash, makeup cleanser, moisturizers, body soap, sunscreen and more.

Shiseido Philippines will also launch fragrance lines including, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez.

What are your favorite beauty products from these brands? Let me know so I could also check them out!

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Photo taken by Senka Photographer

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Shiseido Philippines Launch Party

Okada Manila El Nido Villa Pool

Okada Manila El Nido Villa Pool

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