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Cosmo.ph Beauty Binge: ~*Expensive*~ Items We Tried This August

Here are our luxe beauty finds for the month of August 2017!

Cosmo.ph Beauty Binge is our monthly roundup of not-so-cheap products we've tried or want to buy. Payday, we're waiting for you! 


1. A mild facial wash

 “This cleanser effectively removes makeup and dirt on the face without leaving it feeling tight and dry.” - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor


Shisheido Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser, P1,450, Rustan’s the Beauty Source

2. A waterproof top coat

“I recently got my lashes permed so for the first time in how many years, I can wear non-waterproof mascara. But when I have to go to events, I put this top coat after a regular mascara to ensure that it doesn't smudge or flake while I'm out. What makes it slightly better than other waterproof mascaras is that it's not hard to remove at all!” - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor


Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat, P1,150, Beauty Bar

3. A ~strange~ face oil that works wonders

“When I first saw this face oil, I was scared to try it because it’s made from actual horse fat. But after three days of using it, I was converted. My skin normally has a rough texture due to it being kinda dehydrated, but two drops of this oil and I’m set for the whole day—and at night, I don’t even feel the need to use a sleeping mask anymore!” - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor


Snoe Horse Oil, P1,399, Robinsons Galleria

4. A 2017 version of lip gloss

As I’ve reported before, lip gloss is slowly making a comeback. This lip oil from Clarins can give you a juicy pout without the stickiness. I like the golden micro-shimmer, too!” - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor


Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in Honey Shimmer, P1,250, Rustan’s the Beauty Source

5. A full-coverage foundation that's friendly to oily skin

“I love how this creamy foundation stick goes on matte and stays on for 10 hours (I tested and logged it!). Its butter-like consistency makes blending so easy to do!” - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor


NARS Stick Foundation in Vallaurius, P2,550, Rustan’s the Beauty Source

6. An Instagrammable eyeliner

“I still struggle with doing a cat-eye, but this internet-famous pizzacutter-liner is a gamechanger. I can easily glide the wheel and do a precisely drawn feline flick.” - Ira, Associate Beauty Editor

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MAC Rollerwheel Mascara in Rollin’ Black and Shine, P1,300, Glorietta

7. A brush set that's too pretty to use

“I have three words for this set: So. Freaking. Soft. It applies my makeup like a dream, the colors are adorable, and the brush hairs don't shed!” - Tisha, Assistant Beauty Editor


Clinique X Jonathan Adler Brush Set, P3,500, SM Megamall

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