We can never turn down a good drugstore find, especially when it's coupled with a glowing review. And who better to ask reviews from than people who test products on the daily? Below, 10 beauty bloggers their best affordable discoveries that deserve to be on your shopping list:
1. Raiza Contawi (@raizacontawi)
"For me it's the Shades by Kolours Powder Hair Dye. It's so affordable and it's what I use to retouch my dark hair. It’s also easy to use because you just mix water with it and it’s surprisingly long-lasting. It mostly has dark shades but I tried it before to create ombre roots for my blonde wig and just adjusting the amount of water can adjust the intensity of the dye as well. Reverse ombre is a breeze."
SHADES BY KOLOURS Powder Hair Dye in Black, P63, Watsons
2. Karla Aguas (@karlaaguas)
"My favorite drugstore find has got to be the L'Oréal Lash Paradise mascara. I’ve been using it for years! Because I’ve got very fine and straight lashes, it’s always been a struggle for me to find a mascara that not only holds a curl, but lengthens and lasts all day. This is my go-to for events and parties! A must-have for my makeup bag!"
L'OREAL Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, P550, SM Beauty
3. JL Crespo (@guy.skin)
"Probably the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence! This is the first sunscreen I used when I was just starting to get into skincare and what I like about it so much is that it provides superior sun protection, it doesn't leave any white cast, it feels lightweight, and it keeps your skin cool and refreshed."
BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence, P488, Beautymnl.com
4. Aryanna Epperson (@aryannaepperson)
"My fave drugstore find is definitely the Careline Strobe Stick! For such an affordable price, you get a bangin' glow that will blind all the haters. It's a buildable and pigmented cream highlighter and is definitely one of my go-to makeup products."
CARELINE Strobe Stick, P205, Robinson's Department Store
5. Camille Co (@itscamilleco)
"Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic is my fave! It's an exfoliating tonic that just works. No wonder it's a cult-fave!"
PIXI Glow Tonic, P1050, TriNoma
6. Jeline Catt (@jelinecatt)
"[EB] Advance's Brow Define Waterproof Brow Matic Liner. A makeup artist used it on me once for a shoot and it filled out sparse areas of my brows really well and the formula is pretty good; not waxy so it still gives natural-looking brows. It’s so cheap but so good."
EB ADVANCE Brow Define Waterproof Liner, P135, SM Beauty
7. Liz Lanuzo (@lizlanuzo)
"My best beauty discovery from the drugstore is, would you believe it, hair makeup! I suffer from very fine, thinning hair so I need to be able to make my hair look thicker without damaging it with styling products. That's why I love, love, love the Conceal Touch-Up Powder in Dark Mocha Brown. It's a dark powder that you put on your roots to shade the area with a brush. It's sweat-resistant so you don't have to think about it fading during the day—just don’t touch it of course! I've been using this stuff for about four years now, and always get several backups! I get it in Watsons and it's just P346. Best thing ever, and I can't live without it."
CONCEAL Premium Touch-Up Powder in Dark Mocha Brown, P346, Watsons
8. Agoo Bengzon (@agoo_b)
"My best drugstore buy would be Maybelline's Face Studio Master Contour Kit. It contains a contouring powder, blush and highlighter—everything you need to get a perfectly sculpted, glowing and flushed look."
MAYBELLINE Facestudio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit, price unavailable, Department Stores
9. Arabella Racelis (@thatsbellayt)
"My best beauty discovery is the BLK Cosmetics Creamy All-Over Paint in Peony. It is my favorite go-to product when I want to put some color on my cheeks! Surprisingly, it is the most long lasting multi-use product I have ever used. Perfect for natural makeup look especially when you’re on the beach! For a drugstore makeup product, it is definitely worth buying!"
BLK COSMETICS Creamy All-Over Paint in Peony, P399, SM Beauty
10. Nikki Tiu (@askmewhats)
"Megan Hair Spa [is] super inexpensive, yet out of a bunch of drugstore hair treatments I tried, this really made my hair smooth and tangle-free like I had a hair treatment done in a professional salon! The best thing is that the effect is not just temporary or overnight. Good hair lasted for more than two to three weeks (depending on how damaged your hair is and mine is super [damaged]!)"
MEGAN Hair Spa Brazilian Blow Straight, P45, Shopee