Affordable Makeup Part 2

10/08/2013 01:03:00 PM

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 believe it’s not the brand or the price that matters – it’s how the product is applied.

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. Tip: Spend a little more money on your base; be frugal on other items, but never your base and you'll end up having bigger savings! Click here to read Part 1!

As promised, here’s a list of reasonably-priced EYE makeup items you might like. 
Note: prices on the items mentioned are from the time of purchase and may have already changed


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Elf Eye Primer and Liner Sealer (less than 300Php) 
The Prime side sets eyeshadow in so color won't fade, bleed or crease. The Liner side transforms any eyeshadow into a waterproof, smudge-proof liquid liner with its unique clear liquid and built-in felt tip precision eyeliner brush.

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Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad (less than Php400)
I love Avon's Quad shadows because it's not as flaky as other drugstore makeup quads. Their Sandy Corals quad is probably one of the oldest items I have in my loot, not because I barely use it but because I use it so much that I go back and repurchase.

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Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow Quad (Php???)
I don't remember how much I got it for, but it certainly doesn't cost more than Avon's Sandy Corals. While Avon's quad is my go-to eyeshadow wherever I go, Fanny Serrano's eyeshadow quad in Stone is my trusty product for night-outs. My sweat is highly acidic, so colors tend to look different on my skin. I've tried different kinds of black eye makeup, but no other drugstore brand could match up with FS Cosmetics' black pigment.

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New Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow Quad (Almost Php1000)
The base has four slots. Save more money with this quad palette by purchasing your desired colors as reserves, and Pop the singles out from its slot with no fuss, then change up the combination depending on your need.

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Fanny Serrano Eyeshadow Singles (Php195)
Not needing all four colors? Need to replace one that you already used up on the quad? This is the refill to buy. Works great as singles too!


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Nichido Eyeshadow Singles (less than Php100)
If you're the type that just swipes eyeshadow on the lids to give it a hint of color, then this might be the right one for you.

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Maybelline Gel Eyeliner (Php499)
Because of its consistency, this product has been a major hit for a lot of consumers. And even with daily use, the tiny bottle may actually last for a good 2-3 months.

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Elf Cream Eyeliner (Php249.75)
The affordable counterpart. Contents might be a little more than that of the above mentioned product. The only debatable part between these two similar items is the free applicator.

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M&Co Liquid Eyeliner (less than Php300)
I love the brand's packaging and the metallic finish. Sometimes its hard to pull out the wand, but it doesn't bother me that much. The liquid formula dries fast. Downside: the tip wears out and bends after only several uses. So if you have heavy hands like I do, maybe try other brands before picking this up.

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Elf Brightening Eyeliner Pencil (less than Php200)
This is my trusty eyeliner. The texture is a bit waxy which makes application easy. Yes smudging and running can be a problem, but that can obviously be prevented.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara (Php499)
Many have gone gaga over this particular merchandise. Not a big fan because its predecessor has the same effect on my lashes, but it does work wonders for majority of the people I saw using it.

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Maybelline Volum Express Hypercurl Mascara (Php299)
This is the predecessor I was talking about. I've been a loyal consumer for several years.


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Watsons Eyelash Curler (around Php50)
Surprising as it may seem, it actually does the job. The rubber cannot be replaced though, so if you find it useful then consider purchasing more than one on your next visit to the store.

Do you have great makeup finds? Hit me up and let me know so we can share it to all makeup enthusiasts!

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