Add to Cart: The Best “No-Makeup” Makeup Essentials Under P500 For Lazy Days

No need to break the bank to look fresh!
by Cheska Santiago   |  Nov 2, 2022
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Fact: Building your first-ever makeup kit can be intimidating—especially if you're a beginner. There are tons of products available in the market that cater to different skin types, plus various recommendations from our favorite celebs and influencers. When you're just starting out, however, there are items you don't really need just yet. Budget can also be an issue, especially if you're still a student or a fresh grad. 

Need a helping hand? We got you! Ahead, we list down five basic makeup products that will enhance your natural beauty and make you look presentable within 10 minutes—even during lazy days! Check them out below:

"No-Makeup" Makeup Products Under P500

Skin tint: Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint SPF 35

Skin tints are perfect if you want to camouflage your dark spots without the heaviness of a traditional foundation. This one from Issy & Co. has a lightweight and breathable formula that's perfect for our eternally humid weather. 

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Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint SPF 35, P349, Available on Shopee and Lazada

Eyebrow gel: Strokes Brow Fixer in Clear

Keep your brow hairs in place by brushing a clear gel over them. This brow gel from Strokes is long-wearing and it doesn't make your hairs feel ~crunchy~.

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Strokes Brow Fixer in Clear, P398, Available on Shopee and Lazada

Mascara: Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara

We love it when an affordable makeup product works just as well—if not better—than expensive ones. Maybelline's Hypercurl proves that by being smudge-proof and waterproof for at least 36 hours. it'll definitely last all throughout a full day of face-to-face classes!

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Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara, P249, Available on Shopee

Blush: GRWM Cosmetics Milk Tint

Multipurpose products are a godsend for lazy days, TBH. The Milk Tint from GRWM Cosmetics can be used on the lids, cheeks, and lips for a "fresh lang," monochromatic makeup look.

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GRWM Cosmetics Milk Tint, P349, Available on Shopee and Lazada

Tinted lip balm: Careline Magic Serum Stain

Don't be deceived by this white lip balm from Careline. The Magic Serum Stain actually ~reacts~ to your lips when applied to give you a fun pink shade that's unique to you. It also leaves a pretty stain that is smudge-proof and long-lasting.

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Careline Magic Serum Stain, P165, Available on Lazada

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