Affordable Makeup Part 1

7/29/2013 08:06:00 AM

People often ask me where I buy my stuff – and they are always surprised to find out I normally purchase from a drugstore and not some fancy shop. I always tell them: “it’s not the brand or the price that matters – it’s how the product is applied.”

A lot of individuals here in the Philippines do not have a clear understanding what “drugstore makeup” is, much like how confused I was when I first heard the term. Think: Watsons or the makeup section at any department store. Gets mo na?

Finding the right merchandise for your skin type and complexion is hard enough, but discovering something amazing yet affordable is by far tougher. It takes time, not to mention hurting your very own pocket from all that trial and error. Here’s a list of reasonably priced items you might like:
Note: some products on this list have approximate prices as they may have changed from the last time I bought mine.




 Image courtesy of http://www.makeupgeek.com/reviews/review-revlon-photo-ready-foundation/

Revlon Photo Ready Liquid Foundation (less than 1000Php)
Spend a little more money on your base. Be frugal on other items, but never on your base. My skin is darker than an average Filipino, but I still found my exact match with this product line and I love Revlon for that. However, my skin is too oily that I have to be precise in the amount of foundation I apply otherwise it would look like you can fry an egg on my face.

Image courtesy of http://littlebeautybag.blogspot.com/2010/05/product-review-vov.html


VOV Cover Foundation (around 450Php)
What I like about it is the fact that I can take any of the 4 shades and mix them together to match my client's complexion. However, because it's cream based, I do not suggest wearing this brand if it's too humid or if the sun is up as it may melt or look cakey especially with oily skin. I use it as a concealer because its consistency also works for that purpose. As I was looking for pictures I saw they already had a liquid line (much to my excitement). I will definitely pick that one up really soon.

Image courtesy of http://practicalbeautytreats.blogspot.com/2012/06/nichido-foundation-stick.html

Nichido Foundation Stick (less than 400Php)
I call this my magic stick. Whenever I have a client who's skin tone does not match any of the products I have, I will pull this out from my case. It matches almost all of the lighter-skinned customers I worked with.
Image courtesy of http://kikaymuch.me/tag/fanny-serrano-make-up/
 

Fanny Serrano Concealer Stick (less than 400Php)
This product never failed me. Its coverage is great, so great that sometimes I am tempted to use it as a foundation.

 
Image courtesy of http://goayjl.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/joelie-beauty-and-cosmetics-maybelline-clear-smooth-shine-free-powder/


Maybelline Clear Smooth Face Powder (less than 250Php)
My go-to face powder. And oh, it's refillable too!

Image courtesy of http://sweethestia.blogspot.com/2011/11/product-review-nichido-final-powder.html


Nichido Final Powder (less than 200Php)
I use this  product to seal foundation. I love it for its lightness!

Image courtesy of http://www.jesroque.com/2011/04/swatch-nichido-powder-blush-in-tomato.html

Nichido Powder Blush Singles (88Php)
I am a fan of the cool rum shade. It helps me correct foundation mistakes not just on myself, but on my clients as well.

Image courtesy of http://yunafashion.blogspot.com/2010/08/review-elf-healthy-glow-bronzing-powder.html
 
Elf Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder (less than 200Php)
These bronzers are so pigmented that you'd have a love-hate relationship with them. Drop it, and you'd wish you haven't.



Part 2 Affordable Eye Makeup - click here to view the post.

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  2. This affordable makeup is interesting. I think my sister will also be interested on this. She wants to be a makeup artist like Rea Pinpin.

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