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The Gen.T List Rissa Mananquil Trillo
Rissa Mananquil Trillo
Fashion & Beauty

Rissa Mananquil Trillo

Co-Founder, Happy Skin and Columnist, The Philippine Star
Location: Philippines

Rissa is the Filipina entrepreneur, co-founder, and Chief Brand Officer behind Happy Skin, the country’s first home-grown makeup label offering innovative skin-caring makeup that can compete with the best in the world. In the span of three and a half years, Happy Skin has set up 13 stores and close to 100 beauty counters across the country. It has won 40 beauty awards from top fashion and beauty glossies, was hailed by Ayala Malls as the Most Promising Retailer for 2015 and 2016, and garnered Watsons Philippines’ award as the Most Promising New Cosmetic Brand for 2016 and People’s Choice Award for Cosmetics in 2017. Happy Skin is also the first local cosmetics label to collaborate with the international juggernaut, Disney. Rissa was recognized as Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (Philippines) in 2017 by Ernst & Young. Many of her business insights are shared in her best-selling book, Read My Lips: What It Takes to Build a World-Class Homegrown Brand.

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