Here's Your Guide To Building A Makeup Kit With A P1,000 Budget

These products are affordable and super accessible too!

Building a makeup kit as a newbie can be very intimidating. There are just SO many choices in the stores and also, you just want to buy everything that your favorite vlogger claims are their holy grail products. However, when you're just starting out, there are some products that you don't need just yet. There is also the issue of budget constraints, especially if you're a fresh grad looking for a job, or you just recently landed your first job.

Keep scrolling for products that you can use to create a full face of makeup for less than P1,000!

  1. Foundation: Careline Oil Control Liquid Makeup

    Full coverage makeup is almost always synonymous to a heavy, mask-like feeling on the face. This liquid foundation from Careline gives you the medium to full coverage that you're looking for sans the heavy feeling, so your skin will still be able to breathe.

    Careline Oil Control Liquid Makeup, P100, Lazada

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  2. Concealer: San San HD Concealer

    This concealer hides any imperfections on your face with its natural but buildable coverage. It has Vitamins A, C, and E so that your skin stays luminous and healthy.

    San San Cosmetics HD Concealer, P130, BeautyMNL

  3. Setting Powder: Careline Oil Control Face Powder

    In our very humid weather, you can't not set your base with a good powder. This powder from Careline will do the trick and keep your makeup intact for the rest of the day. Count on this product to keep your oiliness at bay!

    Careline Oil Control Face Powder, P120, Lazada

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  4. Eyebrows: Fashion21 Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil

    Groomed and filled-in arches can immediately make you look a lot more put together. If you're a newbie who doesn't quite know how to use brow pomades or mascaras, brow pencils are a good place to start. This brow pencil from Fashion21 Cosmetics are highly-pigmented, so make sure to fill in your brows using a light hand!

    Fashion21 Cosmetics Eyebrow Pencil, P79, Watsons

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  5. Eyeshadow: Ever Bilena Ultimatte Eyeshadow Palette

    Give your eyes some depth and definition with this eyeshadow palette. Don't let its size fool you, because it boasts 12 matte warm-toned colors that will perfectly complement all skin tones and take your looks from an office-appropriate to a dramatic night look.

    Ever Bilena Pro Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Palette, P220, Lazada



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  6. Eyeliner: Maybelline New York Eye Studio Crayon Eyeliner

    This eyeliner has a super rich, creamy texture that makes it easy to glide on the eyes to create a natural look, or you can even smudge it to create an easy smoky eye. 

    Maybelline New York Eye Studio Crayon Eyeliner, P99, BeautyMNL

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  7. Mascara: Bench/ Lash Lasting Mascara P159

    Open up your peepers with this affordable mascara! It will volumize and lengthen your lashes and its curved wand will make sure that you coat each hair. Plus, it's sweat-proof, too. Perfect for the long, sweaty commute going to and from work!

    Bench/ Lash Lasting Mascara, P159, Bench/

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  8. Lipstick + Blush: Careline Lip and Cheek Tint

    Multi-use products are a godsend for anyone on a budget. This tint from Careline can be used on your lips and on your cheeks for a cute wash of color. It's available in five shades, so there's a color for everyone.

    Careline Lip & Cheek Tint, P95, Lazada

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If you still have money left to spare, try these products as well:

  1. Highlighter: Ever Bilena Advance Glow-out Highlighter

    Illuminate the high points of your face using this soft and buttery highlighter from Ever Bilena. It's perfect for that subtle ganda-mo-lang glow!

    Ever Bilena Advance Glow-out Highlighter, P299 (on sale for P199), Lazada

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  2. Contour: Vice Cosmetics Aura Contour

    Contour isn't something that is necessary for an everyday look, but it can create definition on your face that's perfect for more dramatic looks. Vice Cosmetics has two contour shades, so you can definitely pick your match.

    Vice Cosmetics Aura Contour, P145 (on sale for P120), Lazada

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  3. Setting spray: Nichido Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

    This step is like the cherry on top of your makeup look. To ensure that your makeup won't slide off by the end of the day, spritz a generous amount of setting spray on your face. This setting spray will also keep your face matte throughout the day.

    Nichido Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray, P288, Watsons

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