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Today’s Face c/o the Drugstore

I get a lot of requests to feature drugstore makeup on this blog. The reason why I haven’t been doing so is that I don’t use a ton of drugstore makeup, because it’s twice the price I would get it for in the States. I would rather buy something a little bit more expensive but higher end than spend my money on drugstore makeup that I don’t feel like I’ll get much use out of. After all, I buy 95% of the stuff on here. I’ve only received a box from BDJ Box and a Candy Cane Chapstick. There’s nothing wrong with drugstore makeup, but considering the Manila price point, I’d rather pay a little bit more for “better quality” makeup. Phew.


Obviously, not all drugstore makeup is a waste of money. I was proven that point when I picked up the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (review) and ended up loving them to bits. Today, I decided to use just drugstore products for my “color” makeup. I used Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow liquid foundation, bareMinerals Mineral Veil, and The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit (02) as the “base” and for essentials. But I was otherwise drugstore all the way!

For this simple, neutral everyday look, I used Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe over my entire lid up to the crease. This is an easy favorite for me and I just got it today. LOL. I guess I am easy to please like that.

Next, I used the Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Trio Eyeshadow in Walking on Eggshells (hauled here), which everyone and their mother has raved about. It’s a decent neutral trio that packs a lot of pigment and has a shimmery finish but no fallout. I used the eyelid color on the inner 2/3 of the lid, the crease color on my crease and the outer 1/3 of the lid. Then, I used the browbone color on the inner corder of the lid for a brightening~ effect. I found these shadows to be a bit too shimmery for browbone highlights or for the bottom lashline, though.

On my cheeks is the NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig, which is super pink. I didn’t think I would be able to wear this but it’s super pretty and easy to blend.

On the lips, I just have Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick in Premier Plum (reviewed here), which is still my favorite among the three shades I got.

Drugstore Makeup Face When I got home, a package was waiting for me! I ordered a bunch of stuff off of ASOS a few weeks ago, and they just arrived. Here, I’ve worn the look with one of the items I got, Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101. It’s such a pale pink! Normally, I would never reach for this color but I ordered online and didn’t know it was going to look like that on my lips.

But now that I look at it more, I think I kind of like it?

Anyway, that’s it for my super simple drugstore look! If you’re just starting out with makeup or something, this is a very easy look to wear (and acquire!) everyday.

If you’re would like to try out the products mentioned, here is a list of where I got them:

  • Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe — Stuff In Style
  • Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Trio in Walking on Eggshells — SM Department Store
  • NYX Powder Blush in Bourgeois Pig — Stuff In Style
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick in Premier Plum — SM Department Store
  • Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in 101 — ASOS.com

Non-drugstore makeup used:

Drugstore Face - Products Used

That’s it for now, thanks for looking!


  1. You’re right about the high mark up on drugstore brands. Nakakahinayang! When I went to the states, wapakels pa ako sa make-up. Sayang!! Yung elf brushes dun $1 lang and most covergirl nasa $7 – $17 lang. The lipsmackers that retails here at Php179 a piece, that’s $9 for 8 lipsmackers!

    (Oops napasobra ng example.)

    On a different note, I can’t wait for your review on Benefit’s Hello Flawless. I’m very interested on what you have to say about it!

  2. Maybelline 24H Color Tattoo (tough as taupe) is one of my HGs. I often use it as a base. It stays put for hours! I also have audacious asphalt (steel gray with tiny glitter bits), but it doesn’t stay on as well or as long as taupe. Weird.

    • I LOVE TOUGH AS TAUPE ❤ I think it may be the finish? Tough as Taupe is one of the only two matte shades in the collection, if I'm not mistaken! I believe I've read that the ones with shimmer apply a bit more patchily than the matte shades. I hope they come out with matte neutrals!

      • So do I! The fall line had a nice beige one and a forest green one, but they were all metallic finishes.

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