LOVE LOCAL: 6 Inexpensive Makeup & Tools in Manila

If you're a makeup newbie and is planning to build your makeup kit, er, collection some time soon then WELCOME TO THE (Vanity) CLUB! Here are my Top 5 local recommendations that are known to give excellent quality short the hefty price tag.

FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler (less than P175) is hailed as the affordable dupe of Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. This curler even made it to Cosmo PH's Beauty Awards in 2006. Haven't personally tried this one (but I'm planning to). I learned about this while reading through my trusted beauty blogs before I purchased my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. Most of these bloggers keep an FS Cosmetics Eyelash Curler with them and swear by it!
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FS Cosmetics Two-Way Cake (P399) is great because you can use it both as a powder alone for a lighter coverage or with a damp sponge for a heavier coverage. I personally use this foundation and I highly recommend it. For what it's worth it is even suggested as a dupe for MAC Studio Fix Powder foundation, so yeah, it really is good.

Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Express Mascara (P199) is waterproof, clump-proof and holds the curl just the way I want it to be, all that for an affordable price!

Ever Bilena BB Cream Whitening in Oriental (less than P300). If you're not big on foundations then this affordable BB cream is for you. Most of my friends who are on a tight budget use this. You may also check good reviews about it on Youtube. I have personally swatched this one. It has a little bit of thickness in it which makes it good for covering up imperfections. It can be a little too light for morena ladies out there but it is yellow toned so I am not complaining.

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Ever Bilena Cheek and Lip Tint (P75-100) pair up your BB cream with natural looking flush on your cheeks + kissable lips through this affordable Ever Bilena Cheek and Lip Tint. Don't let the incredibly cheap price tag startle you, yes it's cheap but it works! Even local celebrities highly recommend it.

Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick (P165) matte lipsticks are all the rage right now. If you're just starting out with your makeup schtick then this is definitely for you. They are very affordable and they have a wide selection of Pinay-friendly shades that you can use both for that daily no makeup look and corporate evening parties.

That's a wrap! :) I hope this mini guide has been helpful especially if you're just starting out with your kit. Thank you for reading and God bless!

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