The Gokongwei-led firm made the investment to further expand and strengthen its presence in the beauty format and e-commerce space.
BeautyMNL sells a wide variety of beauty products online ranging from makeup, skincare, haircare among others.
Robinsons Retail acquired 1 million shares, an equivalent of 20 per cent stake in the online store operator.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed since the transaction amount was less than 10 per cent of Robinsons stockholder’s equity as at September 2017.
The company from whom the shares were acquired is not related to the retail giant.
Robinsons Retail operates in six business segments, such as supermarkets, department stores, do-it-yourself (DIY) stores, convenience stores, drugstores, and specialty stores.
Some of the brand names under Robinsons Retail include Handyman Do it Best, True Value, Topshop, Topman, Toys R Us, Ministop, Daiso Japan, Costa Coffee, South Star Drug, and The Generics Pharmacy.