While playing with makeup is fun, it's not exactly the most budget-friendly hobby to have. This one will be my next Holy Grail, you say, but next thing you know, you’re emptying your wallet just to fill up your vanity. Trying out the latest makeup release will always be a gamble, and that’s why we suggest reading reviews first. Or better yet, look at what your favorite stars are using and cherry-pick their most affordable finds. That way, you can look and feel like an artista without blowing your entire allowance.
Too lazy to scour the web? We’ve got you. Here’s a roundup of 8 budget-friendly and celeb-approved products to try for your next ‘no-makeup’ makeup look:
1. Maris Racal: Nichido Professional Lip Pencil in Rosette
Before Maris applies lipstick, she first fills in her lips with a Nichido lip pencil. The result is an extra *juicy* pout that stays put all day.
2. Alexa Ilacad: Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen
For a naturally even base, Alexa swears by this skin tint from Belo. Apparently, it’s the very same product she used while filming PBB!
3. Angelina Cruz: Strokes Microblade Pen Perfector in Bronzite
Angelina defines her arches by drawing on hair-like strokes with this ultra-fine pen. To complete her fluffy brow look, she follows with a clear gel and brushes her brows upwards.
4. Gabbi Garcia: Maybelline Fit Me Flawless Natural Concealer
Thanks to this affordable bestseller, Gabbi’s skin looks flawless on-screen. Her tip: Dab on a powder foundation with a brush to set the concealer without looking cakey.
5. Francine Diaz: Happy Skin Kiss & Bloom Water Lip & Cheek Tint in Prim
Using Happy Skin’s tint, Francine applies three dots to the apples of her cheeks and blends with her fingers. She does the same technique on her lips for a fresh-faced monochromatic look.
6. Heaven Peralejo: Maybelline Falsies Lash Lift Mascara
A gift from her makeup artist, this drugstore mascara is Heaven’s go-to for fluttery lashes. After going in with an eyelash curler, she sweeps the wand upwards from the roots of her lashes to prevent any clumps.
7. Cassy Legaspi: Glitz Bish Plump Glozz XL Plumping Lip Gloss
On her tamad days, Cassy skips the lipstick and opts for this lip gloss instead. She promises that this one doesn’t sting at all unlike most infamous lip plumpers today.
Glitz Bish Plump Glozz XL Plumping Lip Gloss, P305, Available on Shopee
8. Sharlene San Pedro: Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Mini
Sharlene always uses Vaseline’s tinted lip balm to prep and moisturize her lips. Bonus: It comes in a cute little tub that conveniently fits in your pocket!