Finding the best and most-affordable make-up in your local drugstore is relatively easy, but we can narrow it all down for you to make it easier. We have the master list. Feel free to ask some freelance make-up artists at Rakuboss to compile them for you and apply your full-face make-up.

Maybelline Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Mascara

Credits: Maybelline

 Maybelline is an exceptional global brand that you can easily find at your local drugstore. The company has been producing the best and most affordable make-up products for years now. What’s more is that they continuously receive awards year by year, courtesy of their new revolutionary products.

The brand, however, has an item that already withstood the test of time and technology shift: Hyper Curl Volum’ Express Mascara. This mascara retails for 199 pesos at Philippine drugstores and online beauty shops. It claims to volumize eyelashes 4x the natural volume for 24 hours. In addition, it’s also waterproof, smudge-proof, and non-irritating. 

Top ingredients: Isododecane, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Talc, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Rice Bran Wax, Paraffin, Carnauba Wax. 

*check the complete list of ingredients for compounds that can cause allergic symptoms

  Nichido Final Powder

Baking” is one of the most popular and revolutionary trends in the make-up industry today. Make-up gurus popularized baking in the 21st-century, but it was actually an old make-up method practiced in the early Victorian era. An essential product needed for Baking is setting powder, and one of the most affordable brands selling high-quality setting powder is Nichido.

Nichido Final Powder, according to beauty enthusiasts, is the perfect dupe for Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder which costs around 1,800 pesos. Nichido’s best-selling powder only retails at 150 pesos, so you can really save money if you’d choose this local brand. The product claims that it can minimize pores, fine lines, and blemishes. It’s available in five shades: Creamy Glow, Ivory Glow, Pink Glow, So Natura, and Go Bronze.

Top ingredients: Talc, Kaolin, Magnesium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Perfume

*check the complete list of ingredients for compounds that can cause allergic symptoms

L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Matte foundations are all the rage these days. Most Filipinas usually have oily and combination skin types. They prefer to use matte make-up products. If you have an oily, morena skin, you can achieve that shine-free skin with L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. The foundation tube retails for 550 pesos. 

Pro-Matte is a long-lasting foundation that won’t give you that sticky, heavy feeling. It offers light to medium coverage for 24 hours without drying your skin, so you can definitely use it every day. It also sets very fast and can last for months of continuous usage. 

Top ingredients: Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

*check the complete list of ingredients for compounds that can cause allergic symptoms

BLK Cosmetics All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick 

Filipinas’ love for matte products continues with BLK Cosmetics All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick that costs around 350 pesos. Matte lipsticks can be drying for some, but they can contain more wax and pigment than regular lipstick variants. For that reason, they can be long-lasting.

As a local brand, BLK offers lipstick shades perfect for morena. Their All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick selection comes with “vivid hues and zero-shine” shades like taupe pink, red-orange, and wild rose. We’ve mentioned before that matte lipsticks can be drying, but BLK’s version has a hydrating formula.

Top ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Mica, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Silica

*check the complete list of ingredients for compounds that can cause allergic symptoms


Careline Oil Control Blush-On

This 100-peso blush-on is a local favorite. Many beauty gurus and Youtubers are going gaga over Careline Oil Control Blush-On and its stunning shades perfect for every skin tone: Charming Pink, Rosy Cheek, Starlight Shine, Peach Glow, Pinkish Blush, Fresh Tomato, and Touch of Pink. More than that, the blush-on also promises a non-sticky, lightweight formula.

According to Careline’s loyal customers, the blush-on can help you achieve that perfect “drunk blush” look. It can instantly add visible glow and radiance to your face in one swipe. You can find several reviews and techniques using Careline Oil Control Blush-On on Youtube vlogs featuring affordable local products.

Top ingredients: Kaolin, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Talc

*check the complete list of ingredients for compounds that can cause allergic symptoms