Affordable makeup buys to add to your last-minute Christmas shopping list

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The most wonderful time of the year is here. While it’s fun to shop for presents, the daunting bills that come with this season are gifts that not all of us are too happy to receive. But don’t worry if you’re going for the more affordable route with your shopping; spending on a budget this holiday season won’t put you on Santa’s naughty list. 

If you’ve got a monito-monita or friends who are makeup lovers, here are quality makeup products that prove that you don’t have to break the bank for a full face beat.

Squad Cosmetics’s Conceal it! at ₱199

The Conceal It! concealer is a medium to heavy coverage concealer from Squad Cosmetics that promises 16-hour wear. The consistency of this concealer is creamy, making it buildable to achieve whatever coverage you’d want. It has a decent shade range that caters to Filipina skin tones. It’s also lightweight so you won’t have to worry about it creasing under eyes this season. 

Vice Cosmetics’s Dew It All Liquid Blush at ₱195

Everyone needs blush to brighten their faces. Vice Cosmetics’s Dew It All Liquid Blush is a new staple to achieve that fresh look that we all wish we could have 24/7. The liquid blush has a buildable pigment which also leaves a touch of glow to the cheeks when blended. 

Careline’s Multi Stick Contour Stick at ₱199

Contouring may seem like an intimidating step in a makeup routine, so it’s good to equip yourself with a blendable contour stick to avoid possible harsh lines drawn around the face. The Careline Multi Stick Contour Stick is an affordable and beginner-friendly contour stick to practice that Bella Hadid snatched mug. Its creamy formula makes it easy to blend into the skin.

O.TWO.O’s Mascara at ₱197

This lengthening and volumizing mascara is a great buy if you’re ballin’ on a budget. It’s a mascara that will give you lusciously long lashes throughout the day because of its waterproof formula. It keeps lashes curled and beautiful even after a long day’s use. There are fibers formulated in the product so it gives that false lashes effect.

Shawill’s Waterproof 24H Ultra Black Eyeliner Pen at ₱99

Eyeliners are definitely a hit-or-miss buy because many tend to dry up or smudge easily. This is a long-lasting and pigmented eyeliner that will give you that Ariana Grande sharp wing for only ₱99. It has a felt tip-type applicator which makes for a perfect gift for anyone who’s just learning how to slay their wings.

Dr. Sensitive’s All Day No Sebum Blur Powder at ₱169

Setting powders are essential for making sure makeup won’t budge and crease, especially in this country’s weather. The All Day No Sebum Blur Powder is perfect for baking and setting makeup. It also controls oil, helping makeup last all day. With all the parties this season, your monito-monita will need this to stay hulas-free.

Detail Cosmetics’s Glass Stain at ₱199

Glosses usually fade easier since it clings to anything that goes near the lips. Glossy lips is a look that’s worth the effort of touching up from time to time. With the Detail Cosmetic Glass Stain, maintaining juicy, glossy lips is easier. If the shiny layer fades, the product leaves a stain and a light sheen on the lips. It has a wide array of shades so it’s easy to find something that suits anyone. 

Pretty Secret’s Eyebrow gel at ₱112

Whether its feathery or bold eyebrows, this eyebrow gel is a great buy to make sure that the brows stay on fleek throughout the day. The Pretty Secret Eyebrow gel holds brows in place all-throughout the day without leaving crusty flakes behind.

Dazzle Me’s Get a Grip! Makeup setting spray at ₱189

To top it all off, setting sprays are an essential we don’t want to skip. The Dazzle Me Get A Grip! Makeup Setting Spray promises oil-control and a 12-hour stay of your makeup with its light and hydrating spritz. It locks all the hard work that was put into glamming up!

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