When it comes to makeup, there are items you should splurge on and products you can buy for a cheaper price. Case in point: We like to spend more on our foundation and concealer because we apply them all over our faces and they stay there for hours. But with mascara, eyeliner, blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow, we're able to pinch a few pennies. ;)
Here are four makeup categories you don't need to spend an arm and a leg on!
Mascaras are supposed to be thrown away after three to six months, making their luxury versions not worth it. Besides, there are a ton of amazing ones that cost a quarter of the price and they all do the same thing: Volumize, curl, and lengthen your lashes, in either regular or waterproof versions.
Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Mascara,, P199, Lazada
While eyeliner expires between six to 12 months, that doesn't mean it will last that long. If you use it every day, you'll go through it pretty quickly; if not, chances are the tip will dry out sooner rather than later. We suggest finding an affordable waterproof formula—trust us, there are plenty—and you won't be disappointed by how pigmented and long-lasting they are.
Malissa Kiss Ultra Black HD Eyeliner, P349, Zalora
You'd be surprised at how much blushes have changed: They now come in a variety of shades, have smooth and even formulas, and the best part of all—affordable ones wear just as long as the high-end brands! Why would you want to spend thousands of pesos on a tiny compact?
L.A. Colors Mineral Blush, P249, Robinsons Forum
While there are people who say that luxury lipstick is better than affordable ones, we say they should try them again. Inexpensive lippies are just as pigmented and long-wearing, and they come in a variety of colors and finishes.
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick, P399, Zalora
As lovely as expensive eyeshadow palettes are, be honest: How many shades do you actually use? There are now affordable palettes today costing less than P500 and they are just as smooth, creamy, and buttery as their high-end counterparts!
Pink Sugar Eye Candy Eyeshadow Quad, P399, Lazada
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