Our local drugstores have tons of hidden beauty gems that don't get enough credit. Not only do they have reasonable price tags, they also exhibit impressive quality that's definitely worth your while.
That said, prepare yourself for another makeup shopping trip! Here are some classic drugstore products that should totally be in your makeup kit:
1. in2it Waterproof Eyebrow Powder
in2it Waterproof Eyebrow Powder, Watsons
Believe it or not, this powder trio is used by many professional makeup artists. It has three pigmented neutral shades that you can use as eyeshadow or eyebrow powder, and you can use it wet or dry depending on what kind of color payoff you're looking for.
2. Ellana Cosmetics Intensive Blend Foundation
Ellana Cosmetics Intensive Blend Foundation, P350, Zalora
This foundation has been well-loved by Filipinas for as long as we can remember. The coverage it has for a loose powder is unreal, and if you have oily skin, this is definitely a must-try for you. As for the shade, Ellana has different shades available for whatever your undertone may be. It also comes in a pressed version!
3. Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick
Fashion 21 All Day Matte Lipstick, P175, Watsons
Matte and pigmented lipsticks for 175 pesos? Sign us up. Fashion 21 has more than 10 shades of this lipstick to choose from, but the most in-demand are definitely the perpetually sold-out Bronze and Russet, which are nude colors for everyday wear.
4. San San Eyeshadows
San San Eyeshadows, P50, HBC
These eyeshadows are too high quality to only be worth 50 pesos. The matte colors are pigmented and easy to blend, and the pearls and shimmers are rarely chunky and chalky. They're true drugstore steals that we're glad are still around.
5. Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier
Quick FX No-Shine Mattifier, P89, Watsons
Let's be honest: not everyone is willing to invest in a fancy mattifying primer. That's why we're thankful that this product can help keep oil production in check for less than 100 pesos. It has salicylic acid and tea tree extract to help with breakouts, too!
With these beauty bargains, makeup hoarding can't get any more guilt-free!