It's been quite a while since we last heard from BYS cosmetics. Now we know why — they've been cooking up something truly special for us! Introducing the BYS Pro Makeup line:

Among the new products recently rolled out to BYS’ 120 outlets throughout the Philippines in SM and Watson’s stores were foundation primers and other variants. These new and advanced items went through intensive R&D to ensure effectivity while purposively retailed at only at a fraction of the cost of better-known brands.

Here are my top picks from their pro line that I was able to try at their event yesterday:

BYS Foundation Primer

Aside from prepping the skin for makeup, the new BYS Foundation Primers provides extra moisture and protection, allowing makeup to glide on easily to the skin and making blending a cinch. It creates a clean, smooth canvas that holds your make up in place all day. It comes in variants that tackle skin concerns: Hydrating for dry skin, Brightening that works against dull skin, Color Correction to even out skin tone, and the Luminizing primer that gives a natural glow. 

BYS Liquid Illuminators

 A touch of the BYS Liquid Illuminator will give your skin either a pearlized or bronze tone. A light application will give your skin that luminous and healthy goddess glow. BYS Liquid Illuminators provide a sheer illuminating glow on your face that can also be used to highlight parts of your body – like your décolletage. This sheer, lightweight liquid illuminator creates a natural luminosity. It's able to instantly highlight and contour cheeks and brow bones or give your face an all over glow. This product has been designed with all skin types and tone in mind, offering an oil free glow. This multi-use product can be worn under, over or mixed with your moisturiser or foundation. With its light reflecting pigments, BYS Liquid Illuminator allows you to create supermodel-like cheekbones, the perfect pout (apply a little to your cupid's bow) and well defined brows.  

BYS Colour Sticks

The retractable BYS Lip Colour Stick is my new purse lippie. The high pigment formula ensures a luxurious creamy texture that just glides onto the lip giving an instant colour hit without feeling heavy. The easy to hold, pencil shaped packaging gives you greater control than conventional lipsticks, making application both easy and precise. The best part? It never needs sharpening – simply swivel up to reveal more of the balm. It can be used as a two-in-one defining pencil stick – either as a liner or lipstick in one!  

BYS Lip Tar

Now, my favorite! Similar to the popular OCC Lip Tar, the BYS Lip Tar is another cosmetic innovation that followed suit. It can be used sparingly as a tint or full-on to provide maximum coverage. Although it has a matte finish, it doesn't crack. A little goes a long way and it's definitely something you'd want to use for shoots. 

Wearing BYS Angled tip Eyeliner in Black, Lip colour stick in Thistle Do & Liquid illuminator in Elixir.

BYS is now currently available in 120 SM and Watson’s outlets in Metro Manila and in all key cities of the country.