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Beauty Editors' Favorite Drugstore Finds

Beauty Editors' Favorite Drugstore Finds A.k.a. the cheap thrills we swear by!

For beauty girls, drugstores are like candy shops. They are filled with cheap thrills guaranteed to doll up our faces and therefore brighten up our gloomy days. Below, we list down some of our most trusted beauty girls along with their favorite finds. 

Agoo Bengzon

“I like Maybelline’s Hypercurl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara because it’s long-wearing and manages to make my short and sparse lashes look a hundred times thicker; and also, Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs in Medium Glow for those rare days I decide to wear something short, and I don’t want to shock people with pasty white stems.”


Melissa Gatchalian

“I bring Schwarzkopf Instant Volume Powder with me especially when I travel. Plane rides always get my hair all limp and flat, and using just a tiny bit of it on my roots really gives it some volume and texture! I also love Lucas Papaw because you can use it anywhere! Dry lips, insect bites, small wounds, etc. It's also perfect to bring while traveling!”

Sam Sadhwani

Carmex lip balm and Maybelline mascara! When I'm in a hurry, those are two easy products I can quickly apply.”

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Ira Nopuente,

“I can’t get enough of L’Oreal’s Pure Garnet Matte Lipstick. The deep red hue is perfect for my skin tone, and it doesn’t make me look like a vampire—just a vamp! I also like ELF's stippling brush. I bring it with me whenever I travel. It’s an affordable dupe of what pros use,  so it's not as heart-breaking if I lose it.”

Nicole Limos, Town & Country Philippines

Maybelline Fashion Brown 24H Coloring Mascara! For Php369, it works even more wonderful than its Php1,800 department store counterpart. The star is the ball tip of the wand, which ensures the perfect amount of color and the easiest application. It comes in three great shades to match nearly every hair color. I hoard the dark brown shade. Also, random brands of quality makeup sponges that come on packs of 24 at Sasa in Hong Kong or Watsons. They come cheap, too, at less than Php200. Since I wear foundation everyday, I buy several packs to last me at least half a year.”


Belle Rodolfo, Preview

Maybelline The Falsies is my number one mascara, and I’ve tried a lot! The fluffy brush helps lashes look thick but real. Also, I hoard Biore Cleansing Oil Sheets and have it on my work desk, my purse, my overnight bag, and bedside. I let makeup stay on my face 8 hours, max, and I never know when I’ll be out 'til late.”

Retty Contreras,

I love the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells! It’s incredibly easy to work with and the colors are very flattering for every day. I’m also a huge fan of Maybelline mascaras, especially The Falsies!”

Zoe Laurente,

“I’m really not the type who re-applies makeup mid-day as I prefer to keep my skin as bare as possible. What I’d do is blot the excess oil from my face with Gatsby’s Oil Clear Sheet then wipe it down with the cooling facial wipes that leave my skin feeling fresher and cleaner.”

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