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20 best budget makeup buys below P500

Refresh your makeup kit with these affordable quality products that are within your budget.


By Camille Santiago

Photos by Mike Dee


  1. Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Mini in Black Noir, P390

Mastering the tight line has never been this easy with this gel liner.

  1. Kate Tokyo Eyebrow Pencil, P420

Go natural or go bold, either way, you’ll achieve the brows that you want with this eyebrow pencil.

  1. J.Cat Beauty Fab Five Eyeshadow Palette, Bronze Creature, P299

Create a striking natural look with these basic nudes.

  1. Etude House Dear Darling Tint, OR203, P248

All the benefits of a lip tint and blush in one tube.

  1. Pili Beauty Tinted Lip Balm, P336

Made of natural pili and elemi oil, this lip balm gives just the right tinge of color and maximum nourishment.

  1. Detail Makeover Blush and Bronzer Palette, P499

What more could a girl want than a face palette that fits right the budget? This one hits the spot.

  1. J.Cat Beauty Golden Soleil Baked Bronzer, Bora Bora Beach, P499

For a year-round sun kissed glow, this baked bronzer does its job.

  1. Maybelline FitMe! Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder, P399

Want smooth, poreless skin? Say no more! This pressed powder lives up to its name.

  1. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Concealer, P300

This liquid concealer gives the most natural finish under the eye.

  1. Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon in Rose Romance, P390

For an everyday lippy, this mauve lip crayon comes in a smooth, comfortable texture with a satin shine finish.

  1. Peri Pera Speedy Brow Cara, Light Brown, P420

In just a single sweep, your brows will be styled perfectly.

  1. Detail Makeover Lip liners, P99 each

Three words: Inexpensive and effective.

  1. Tony Moly Spoiler Oil Paper Pact, P360

Magic in a compact. This pressed powder lets you touch up and remove oil from your face.

  1. CovergirlSupersizer Mascara in Very Black, P395

Transforms your peepers into full-on fanned lashes.

  1. KJM Cosmetics Cheek Lip Tint in Vibe, P110

This lip and cheek stain from this local brand is one of the most raved-about products, and we can see why—it gives your lips and cheek a natural beautiful stain. So go get yourself in every shade!

  1. Maybelline Powder Mattes by Color Sensational, Touch of Nude, P299

If you’re still mad about mattes but hate that drying feeling, then this one will be your next favorite thing. It’s lightweight and gives you a silky powder finish.

  1. J.Cat Beauty Love Struck Blush + Bronzer, Coral Dumpling, P299

To make lives easier, J.Cat Beauty created this dual purpose compact powder for insta-bronzed and insta-flushed cheeks.

  1. BEYUColor Biggie Long Lasting Eyeshadow in Cappuccino, P495

The pigment performance of this eyeshadow pencil is a win.

  1. Detail Makeover Foundation and Blush Brush, P199 each

For only 199 pesos, you can already get a high quality makeup brush!

  1. Sooper Beauté So Matte Lip & Cheek Therapy in Aries, P280

Glides on your lips like gloss and finishes in a matte, long-lasting finish.

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