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11 Drugstore Finds Makeup Artists Swear By

Because drugstores are beauty gold mines.
11 Drugstore Finds Makeup Artists Swear By Because drugstores are beauty gold mines.

Drugstores are a goldmine of beauty products waiting to be picked up and swiped at that the cash register. At a low cost, you can easily build up a starter makeup kit that can last you a good half a year or more. But despite having hundreds of options to choose from, you aren’t always given the chance to try before you buy. Luckily for us, we’ve got our friendly makeup artists on speed dial to give us recos whenever we find ourselves unable to decide between mascara brand X or mascara brand Y. Here, we list down some of those drugstore finds that our trusted makeup artist friends swear by.


L’Oreal Gentle Lip and Eye Makeup remover

“Gentle on the skin but effectively removes makeup, liquid lipstick and waterproof mascara.” – Joyce De Dios- Ignacio


Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in Black

"A cult favorite and makeup artist staple. I hoard these whenever I'm in the states." – Jigs Mayuga

“You get long and thick lashes with this. And it's cheap enough to toss in the bin just when it starts drying up. Does not smudge!” - Joyce De Dios- Ignacio

Tony Moly 7-day Liquid Eye Brow Liner

“It’s the perfect black-brown shade that’s universal. It goes on easily, blends quickly, and stays on.” – Xeng Zulueta


Milani Brow Shaping Clear Wax

"A dupe of the popular and another favorite of mine, Anastasia Brow Primer but at a quarter of the price. Sets and primes brows." – Jigs Mayuga


Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Black Mascara

“It’s the blackest mascara that looks like squid ink. This one doesn’t budge!” - Xeng Zulueta

 Embryolisse Lait Concentre

"Still the best moisturizer for me in the world. Soothes and hydrates even the driest skin types." – Jigs Mayuga



Maybelline Lip Gradiation in Mauve 1

“An automatic matte chubby lipstick in that perfect shade of mauve!” – Joyce De Dios- Ignacio


Maybelline Fashion Brow Eyebrow Mascara

“It’s the perfect product for brushed up brows that are instantly filled in.” – Xeng Zulueta


Graftobian Glamour Creme Foundation

“It’s smooth as silk and it doesn't feel thick at all but has great coverage perfect for everyday wear.” – Georgina Desuadido



Wet & Wild Matte Lipsticks

“Great for full coverage, these matte lippies come in a range of fabulous colors for under P200! You can't go wrong. Besides, if it's too matte for your taste, you can always use a lip balm prior to applying the lip color.” - Georgina Desuadido

Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush

“It makes applying foundation a breeze. No streaks and no thick foundation lines with this brush. I wouldn't be able to work without this. A great plus is that it has a 2 year warranty.” - Georgina Desuadido