Just something to ponder on: If you had P2,500 to spend on makeup, would you splurge on a tube of your favorite luxury lippie that’ll wait in the drawer 'til that special occasion finally comes, or would you buy seven lesser-priced bullets instead that’ll give you a wide assortment of colors for anything and everything?
Surely, there’s no harm in splurging especially if you’ve checked it out at the department store more than three times this month. But for those of you who choose the latter option, check the makeup aisle of your favorite drugstore for these bargains that are perfect for every occasion.
Best Bright Pink
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Mesmerizing Magenta
Perfect for: Dinner and dancing with the girls
Best Brown Neutral
L'Oréal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lip Color in Jennifer's Nude
Perfect for: Lunch meetings with a potential client
Best Deep Wine
Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Cherry Bomb
Perfect for: Alfresco dinner dates
Best Matte Pink
NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink
Perfect for: A pastel-themed garden wedding
Best Warm Nude
Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick Socialite
Perfect for: When you want to look like you’re not wearing anything
Best Dark Violet
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Va Va Violet
Perfect for: Sitting in the front row at Fashion Week
Best Bright Red
L'Oréal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lip Color in Blake’s Red
Perfect for: When you’re too lazy to put makeup on the rest of your face
All lipsticks are available at leading department stores and drugstores nationwide.