TOP 10 DRUGSTORE MAKEUP : APRIL FAVORITES + GIVEAWAY

I love “TOP 10” blog posts. I get to insert a lot of useful info in one article. I couldn’t blog them as often as I wanted last year ‘cos I didn’t have enough products for the post. My beauty budget cannot afford a monthly “TOP 10” (pwede siguro TOP 3 or 5 with a few “repeats” hehe!). But the blog has grown over the past months — all thanks to your support (every bit of it means a lot to me thank you!) — so I’ve gathered enough products to do it more often and more effectively now.

Here are my Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products that I love and recommend. Its a mixture of things I bought, some were from past beauty events like the #BeautyBackstagePH, and some items that were sent to me for review. I hope you’ll find your HG drugstore products from this list.

 

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Catrice CAMOUFLAGE
CREAM concealer

light beige | Price P329

This is one of the best intense coverage concealers I’ve ever had, guys — no exaggeration. It acts like a high-end-brand makeup that should cost a lot lot more than its actual price. It’s creamy, very easy to blend, with a medium to full coverage that lasts all day. I have nothing bad to say about this product. I super recommend it!

Maybelline Powder
MatteS Lipstick

touch of nude | Price P299

This lipstick shade was sold out at most maybelline counters when it came out in the market for a reason. It’s a universally flattering beautiful peachy pink MLBB (my lips but better) shade thats very matte and Kylie-Jennerlike on the lips. You have to try this at the counter. It’s very pretty and wearable. Full review here.

Maybelline age rewind
concealer

light pale | around P700

This isn’t available in the country so I had to buy it abroad. I keep hearing YT beauty vloggers raving about this so I’m glad I finally have one for myself. It has a lighter coverage than I expected  (I thought it has a full coverage but its actually light to medium coverage) but the selling point of this product is its illuminating feature. You can use it as a “natural” non-shimmery highlight for contouring. It’s also perfect to brighten under eye dark circles. If you need heavy coverage, what i do is use the Catrice concealer (above) first and layer this on top of it. Perfect drugstore concealer combo!

Flormar bronzer
POWDER FACE & BODY

Price P599 for a HUGE pan

This bronzer was sent to me after the #BeautyBackstagePH event because it was MIA during the event. Flormar mentioned that it sold out as soon as it hit the country and I was told by my MUA friend Niña that its pretty good and popular online. I ended up really loving this bronzer cos (1) I’ve never had a body bronzer before that actually sits in nicely on my shoulders and arms (2) it’s good if you want to look sun-kissed tan or if you’re already tan but you want to look like your skin is glowing (3) it’s super soft and creamy, very easy to blend (4) its HUGE! And comes with a nice huge mirror too.


Essence PURE NUDE
highlighter

be my highlight | Price P379

I got this from the #BeautyBackstagePH event where they invited bloggers to shop makeup products from leading drugstore brands. A lot of beauty bloggers got this product so (nakigaya na ko lol) I got one for myself. It was a good decision to do that. This beautiful champagne nude shade is for girls who want a super subtle but pretty highlight on their face.

 

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Maybelline Master
Strobing Stick

nude | Price P399

I have a special love for highlighter sticks cos they’re one of the first makeup I’ve ever become obsessed with. I like highlighters that are creamy, finely milled, and does not emphasize the pores, like this Maybelline Strobing Stick. The nude shade is a nice luminous subtle champagne gold  you can use on the temples of your cheeks, brows, chin, bridge of your nose and cupids bow. I like this shade and how easy it is the blend this on the skin.

Avon TRUE COLOR
PERFECTLY MATTE lipstick

wild cherry | Price P399

Raved about this confident and bold cherry lipstick shade on my first Avon experience review here. Its a beautiful… beautiful (twice for emphasis lol) berry shade. Its soft, long lasting, non-drying lipstick. I feel powerful and playful at the same time when i wear this lipstick.

Sleek FACE FORM
contouring & BLUSH palette

fair 372 | Price P737

This is the best drugstore palette to date guys! It’s very pigmented, it lasts a long time and the bronzer, highlighter, and blush are all beautiful shades that can stand alone and compliment each other when worn together. Full review and photo of me wearing it here.

Loreal ROUGE MAGIQUE
lipstick

mont blanc | Price P400

I love this lipstick shade. Its a medium pink MLBB shade that at first appears demi matte on my lips but after awhile it dries matte. I have a similar and less affordable lipstick from Urban Decay that I use a lot (finished 3 tubes of it already) but is now phased out so the Loreal Rouge Magique in Mont Blanc is heaven sent.

Jordana PORE refining
face primer

Price P699

I’m not one to religiously use a primer unless it’s “go time” meaning I’ll be taking a lot of photos that day whether at home for the blog or during beauty events.  This Jordana primer is what i use for these kind of special occasions – if i want extra assurance that my makeup will last nicely all day. It also refines the pores effectively and makes the application of my foundation smoother.

 

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GIVEAWAY

As a way of saying thank you for listening to my beauty ramblings online. Here’s our giveaway for the month of April. One lucky winner will be getting these Korean Beauty Products from Yeppunonnie worth around P4000. It’s open to PH residents only and it’ll run until May 31, 2017. I’ll announce tag the winner on Instagram a few days after the giveaway ends. Good luck and thanks for joining!

this giveaway will go live in the evening

 

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  • Uuuu I love your picks!!
    I really need to get that stick from Maybelline! It looks like a dupe for Benefit’s What’s Up Highlighter!!

  • Michele de Guia Ereño

    Among your April Favorites, I also love the Maybelline Powder Mattes Touch of Nude..I love matte lipsticks. But the rest I haven’t tried them. But I would love to try the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter, which is raved by so many Beauty Vloggers like you, among all the drugstore products you love.