While others get a rush out of unwrapping a new tube of lipstick or cracking open a new bottle of foundation, the feelings also come with a heavy heart in the form of parting with this month's wages. Let's face it, being a beauty girl can get pricey. On the flip side, though, the beauty world offers tons of budget buys that work just as well as their pricier counterparts. Here, we give you a rundown of our favorite beauty buys you can easily find in department stores.
Biore UV Watery Essence SPF50, P420, Watsons
This sunscreen wins at life. The liquid cools your face down once you apply it (plus points in our tropical weather,) and once it sinks in it dries down to a soft matte finish. Unlike most matte sunblocks that are a nightmare to reapply (hello, white cast!) this one doesn't feel heavy, in fact, it doesn't feel like anything at all.
Etude House Play Nail Polish, P128, SM Megamall
One swipe of color, and you're done. No need for two coats, no need to feel paralyzed as you wait for your polish to dry, and, most importantly, their color selection is ace. Think neutral, bright, and glitter polishes, all designed to give you the best looking digits in the most convenient way possible.
BYS Contour Trio, P449, SM department stores
One thing I can say about the BYS powders is that they're crazy pigmented. One dip in the pan is all your brush needs in terms of product. Plus, with three colors you can use with any look, this is about as versatile as cheek palettes get.
Sleek MakeUP Blush in Rose Gold, P425, Zalora
It's a pink blush with gold flecks. Sound familiar? Well, it's because it's a great dupe for the famed NARS Orgasm Blush. Rich pigmentation with soft buttery texture make this blush a dream to apply. Just don't forget to blend!
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Vibrant Violet, P299, department stores
Aside from the fact that the color screams fashion girl, Maybelline's creamy mattes don't pull on the lips or dry them out. And with the price tag allowing you to fulfill your hoarder tendencies, you can get away with buying every shade of the spectrum.