Our local drugstores are true wonderlands for affordable makeup and skin care that can get you through any budget pinch. And whether you're a frugal beauty junkie or not, you can't deny that a great drugstore find is always a sweet treat. We've had our own sugar high on drugstore makeup ourselves, and below are a few of our favorites!
1. FS Cosmetics Two-Way Cake Foundation
Cake foundation gets a bad rep for being, well, cakey. Such is not the case with this product though, since you can get a smooth velvety finish from it after application. Many beauty bloggers have also found it comparable to MAC's Studio Fix Powder Foundation for its oil control and coverage! Use it with a brush for a barely there yet matte finish.
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FS Cosmetics Two-Way Cake Foundation SPF35+ PA+++ Refill, P350, Watsons
2. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
A concealer that's well-loved in the States received the same reviews in the Philippines. The Fit Me is a lightweight concealer that can camouflage underye circles and minor blemishes effortlessly. The doe foot applicator makes it very easy to apply so having it in your bag 24/7 is a must!
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light, P299, Watsons
3. Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
For a translucent powder option, All About Matt! controls shine unlike anything else at its price point. It's almost always sold out in most drugstores, so you better grab one when you spot it. How can you go wrong with a P189 powder, right?
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder, P189, Watsons
4. Maybelline Hypersharp Wing Liner
The name hypersharp wing suits this product well. Creating your usual cat eye is so easy with this because of its precise pointed tip and flat base. Everyone speaks highly of this eyeliner's staying power, too, since it neither smudges nor runs even on oily eyelids!
Maybelline Hypersharp Wing Liner, P329, Watsons
5. Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint
The best thing about dual-purpose products is how cost-effective they are. This lip and cheek tint is one of our favorites because other than giving an opaque layer of color on the lips, some shades can be dupes for high-end lip products. Despite its strong pigmentation on the lips, it gives a sheer pop of color on your cheeks.
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint in Red Rouge, P349, Department Stores