Makeup Look using Affordable and Locally Available Beauty Products (Products Worth 150 Pesos and Below)

Sa wakas may internet na kami!!!After weeks of waiting, PLDT finally installed the internet in our new home. Ang tagal kong nag antay ah!!! So much for their advertisement na 3-5 days installation upon submission of complete requirements. I waited for a month! Anyways, enough of my rant. 

I have been meaning to blog about local and affordable finds again beceause I have always believed that there are gems in the drugstore. So I thought of creating a makeup look using products worth 150 pesos and below. I searched for 150 peso products that looked promising and would work for my skin. Without further ado, here are the products that I got plus their my mini reviews on each of them. 

Iwhite Korea BB Holic BB cream - For my base, I used this 24.50 pesos bb cream. Made a review on this before. Click the link for my detailed review --
 Nichido Pressed Powder in Tan (100 pesos) - Initially, I wanted to use the Nichido Loose Setting Powder for this blog post but I remember Michelle Dy used this product in one of her videos. When I swatched this powder at the Nichido Counter, I was amazed with the pigmentation and coverage. Also, the shade Tan  was a perfect match for my skintone (or so I thought it was). The shade Tan has a peachy beige tone which looks a tad bit lighter for my medium yellow skin tone.  It came with a very (take note) puff which I threw immediately. This powder has a familiar makeup scent from old makeup (yung tipong chinchunsu and mena ). This blends well with a sponge and mattifies my face very well. However, I do noticed that it made my skin looked very powdery and dry. I t also caked on the sides of my nose and dry areas of my face. For 100 pesos, what more can you ask for? 
 Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer (140 pesos) - This is one ne of the newest products from Ever Bilena that I really wanted to try. Aside from the fact that I am concealer and foundation addict, this baby looks promising for only a 140 pesos tag price. This came in two shades light and medium. Light is a light beige shade with slight yellow tones. This came in a plastic tube with a doe foot applicator. The coverage looks nice when swatched at the back of my hand. It seemed buildable but the story changes when I applied it on my under eyes. It can not cover my dark circles at all and adding layers upon layer does not seem to work. This has a dewy finish but does not settles on my fine lines. What I did was I applied concealer then set it off with the Nichido Pressed powder then I once again applied this concealer then set it again with the powder to achieve my desired coverage. Good thing no cakiness happened because this concealer is light and blendable.
 Ever Bilena Concealer in Light and Nichido Pressed Powder in Tan
 Sansan Eyebrow Duo Powder (150 pesos) - It has been years since I have visited HBC and I was very glad to see new products especially this brow powder at their store. I am not a fan of the shades which looked scary dark on the pan. It has rich chocolate brown and a very dark almost brown black shade. It came with an angled brush which feels very stiff. This brow duo is powdery but very pigmented. I have no expectations on this product at all. I just bought this just for the sake of trying it and for blog purposes. Lo and behold, I love this brow duo!!!!!! Akalain niyo yun!!! This brow powder is very long lasting!! Take note. The longevity of this brow product is awesome and lasts all day on my without need for touch ups. The color is buildable. Also, I can lighten the of this powders with the use of a spoolie and a light hand. It gives my sparse brows an illusion of thickness and fullness. I love applying it with a use of a wet angled brush. I also use this to fill in the gaps on my brows whenever I use tint or pencils for outline.
 Swatch of the San San Brow Duo Powder
 San San Waterproof Eyeliner (105 Pesos) - Without even testing this product, I immediately grabbed it and paid it at the counter because it only costs 105 pesos. The color pay off is very nice. It is a jet black shade with a glossy finish. It applies seamlessly and does not tug my lids. It is long lasting (almost whole day on my lids but take note I have dry skin) and does not turn gray at the end of the day. Sadly, this is not waterproof as it claimed it be. I have tried applying a winged liner look with this product and ended up with smudged liner on the outer corner of my eyes.

 Shawill 5 Colors Eyeshadow Palette - (140 pesos) I first heard this product from Gem of She told me that this product has a great color pigmentation and has a very affordable price. True enough, the colors in this palette are very nice. I wanted to compare it with the Naked 1 palette but the colors did not match. I must say that this palette has a comparable gradient and shimmery pay off with the Naked Palette but this needs a lot of blending and has more fall outs. On the lids, it applies and blends well on its own even without any primer.
Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara (149 pesos) I got this on sale for 149 pesos only. It is originally priced at 199 pesos. I forgot to take photos but I will soon be blogging about it separately. This mascara is one of the most affordable in the market. This is probably one of my most favorite Maybelline Mascara. This lenghtens and volumizes my lashes really well. The formula is not too wet and the mascara brush is one of the classic brushes that I love. 

 Etude House Styling Eyeliner (148 pesos)- In one of my trips to the Etude House Store, I saw this affordable and retractable liners. It was love at first swatch. This pencil is creamy and delivers a rich color on the skin. It looks like a gel liner because of its pigmentation. The shade black is a true black and brown shade is one of the most perfect brown liners with rich brown tint. Sadly, this are not waterproof and smudgeproof. I love using the shade brown on my lower lash line to open up my eyes.

 Silky Girl Moisture Rich Lipstick (89 pesos)  I got this on sale for 50% off. I apologize I could not mentioned the shade color of this lipstick because I lost the lipstick. This lipstick looks like my lips but better with a lot of sheen. I did not like it at all because I find the texture too shiny and slippery on the lips.I used this lipstick on this post. I will post the shade once I find the missing lipstick (waah).

San San Lip Crayon in Power Plum (165 pesos) - I got this lipstick first and remembered that I plan to do a post featuring 150 pesos products and below. So, I will just be posting this para hindi naman sayang ang effort ko finding this product. I wanted the other shades available that neutral one but sadly, oos in all three HBC stores I went. I have heard a lot of raves from different bloggers about this lip crayon. This is a matte lipstick and has gives off a very opaque finish upon application. One layer is enough to create a full lip color. I have not yet tried this long enough to review its longevity and if its drying on the lips.
 Silky Girl and San San Swatches

Essence Silky Touch Blush -(100 pesos) Again, I bought this on sale. This is originally priced for 199 pesos. This is one of my best buys for this year so far. I used my favorite shade Natural Beauty, full review here:

Here is my before and after using affordable makeup! Halata bang tig 150 pesos or less lang ang gamit?
*** I have Psoriasis flare ups on my forehead due to pregnancy. ***
 For my contour (nose and cheek) and crease color, I used the San San Duo Brow Powder.
What do you think of using affordable and local beauty finds for your daily makeup? Is it a yay or nay?

What are your favorite 150 pesos or below makeup products! Kindly share your thoughts on the comments section, I would love to hear from you!



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  1. If my memory serves me right, I believe the Silky Girl lipstick shade was in No. 28 Sensual. I'm just guessing because it looks close, I think. :)

  2. If my memory serves me right, I believe the Silky Girl lipstick shade was in No. 28 Sensual. I'm just guessing because it looks close, I think. :)

  3. I wished I was able to snag those Essence blushes. Wasn't around the store when it's on sale :<

  4. I love this look! Especially love this lip color on you! Will check out Silky Girl :) Sobrang affordable ng options na to, Ms. Donnarence! Thank you for sharing! <3 I'm really impressed sa bagong releases ng SanSan! Yung eyebrow products nila maganda raw :) Yung tinted brow gel, 120 lang ata, and plakadong plakado daw ang output! Walang galawan ahahaha! Really want to try that, and maganda rin pala yung brow powder! I like the colors kasi hindi reddish ang undertone :) Perfect for black hair :) Ang impressive nung eyeshadow palette! I would be willing to pay for twice the price for the pigmentation alone! Hihihi excited to grab some of these items on my next trip to the Department store! Sana magsale (or nakasale pa rin ba?) ulit yung Essence, I want to try their brow gel, blushes, and yung mattifying compact nila hihi :)

  5. will check essence blush on!Overall make up doesnt look cheap at all, except with the base. your eyebrows and lipstick looks really nice. I think Shawill's best product is eyeshadow, even before, super pigmented na talaga ES nila.

  6. It's totally a Yay!!! I've used Myra Vitaglow Tinted Moisturizer before priced at P99.75 for a 20 ML tube that I find so nice and the Nichido Eye Pencil in Dark Brown at P36.50 only.. I've tried Shawill lipstick (mom's lipstick) which is very pigmented and the color selection are nice as well! I'm dying to try essence products talaga hoping they'll be available na here in Cebu!

  7. Currently, my below 150php make up haul are: everbilena eyebrow liner (brown), crastella lip & cheek stain 5ml from rrawph, wet n wild pink suga (bought online for 149php). I dont do eyeshadows (coz i honestly dunno how)so ill just smudge my lipstick on em a little (hahha). For foundation or powder.. i wont include it pero para po mema lang... im using faceshop oil control water cushion alternately with true-match 4in1 which nabili ko dahil super mega sale! Same with loreal bb magique refill nun nagsale din po.

  8. I think I will be repurchasing Maybelline Hypercurl mascara forever. It's so affordable but the quality is good! And it's waterproof, too!

  9. You dont need expensive makeup to look good as long as you know how to apply makeup. Sa pagaapply lang yan. Pak na yan!

    I got 2 Essence kajal eye pencil for 50 pesos each and Flormar blush for 150 reg price is 199. Sale yan. For eyebrows I have Ever bilena eyebrow pencil for 65 pesos. Maybelline eyeliner for 99 pesos.I also have shawill eyeshadow ok naman. Powder foundation Maybelline superfresh white refill 169 lang.

  10. I have the Nichido face powder and experienced the same thing, it emphasize the dryness on my nose and even the brows. But I'm still giving it a chance, baka sakaling matyempuhan na maganda. Pero okay talaga coverage niya. Too pwdery lang din.

  11. Woah. I really believe that there are treasures in drugstores. I also love the Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara! Always buying it as in. Hindi lang dahil yun lang kaya ng budget pero maganda talaga siya! One stroke is enough.😊 I never thought na may brow powder and lip crayon sa HBC. Makapunta nga minsan. Hehe. Buti pa sayo, Ms. D effective oay yung iWhite. Sakin hindi hahaha I'll just look like a grease ball. Chos. Siguro dahil oily rin skin ko tapos dewy pa effect niya. Huhu. Siguro yung product na bet ko under P150 are the nichido single eyeshadows. I have the ones in black and white. Panalo ang pigmentation! Nyay. Nice look, by the way po! 😊


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