These Pinays Share The First-Ever Beauty Product They ~Splurged~ On

‘No regrets with my purchase–I really loved it!’

Remember the feeling when you received your very first sweldo and the world seemed full of possibilities? Or when you saved up enough money to purchase the product you were dreaming of with a *super hefty* price tag? It was probably one of the first times you felt like a ~legit~ adult because you could *finally* afford the stuff you once lusted after!

That said, we asked the girls from Cosmo Mixers (Our fun Facebook group you should totally join!) to share their ~first~ beauty splurge. Check out their answers below:

  1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

    "It was the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer! I was still in college at that time, and it cost P2,400+. I had to save my allowance for X number of days. I felt embarrassed when I went to pay for it because my bills were wrapped up and they were all in denominations of P20, P50, and P100. No regrets with my purchase, though—I really loved it!" - Tisha

    Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, P2,450, Glorietta 3

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  2. Smashbox On The Rocks Eyeshadow Palette

    "A Smashbox On the Rocks Eyeshadow palette! This was the very first eyeshadow I ever worked with. I learned how to blend shadows and use deeper colors with this set, and it stayed with me until I grew fond of putting makeup on other people. I had to let it go due to how old it was, but now that I’m a makeup artist, I owe a lot of inspiration from that first purchase." - Reese

    Smashbox On The Rocks Eyeshadow Palette (discontinued), P2,126

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  3. NARS Orgasm Blush

    "[The] NARS Orgasm blush. I think it’s a bit expensive but super worth it." - Monina

    NARS Orgasm Blush, P1,700, Rustan's the Beauty Source

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  4. Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

    "I remember buying the OG Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette with my first 13th-month pay bonus! I did not have access to Sephora yet, so I bought it from a trusted reseller." - Pam

    Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette (discontinued), P2,734

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  5. Suesh Brush Set

    "The Suesh brush set back in 2008/2009 when they were purely online (on Multiply pa nga 'ata) and [they had] free [classes] held in Eastwood!" - Nikki

    Suesh 10 Piece Personal Essential Brush Set, P2,000, Glorietta 3

  6. MAC Viva Glam II

    "I used to buy MAC lipsticks as travel souvenirs. HAHA. Paka-arte!!! My first one was from the MAC store in Times Square New York. I saved up my pocket money to get Viva Glam II." - Retty

    MAC Viva Glam II, $18.50 (roughly P936), SM Aura

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  7. Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush

    "Clinique Blushing blush powder blush! It was my first beauty investment/splurge back in 2009. I didn't know much about makeup then, so I got one from a known brand." - Jacqueline

    Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush, P1,650, Lazada

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  8. Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer

    "The Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer! It's worth every penny, and hands down, the best bronzer ever!" - Andrea

    Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer, P3,030, Sephora

*Answers have been edited for clarity.

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