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Metro Gift Guide: P500 And Under Beauty Picks That Makeup Fans Will Love

It’s no secret that keeping up with all the beauty trends can cost a lot. Trying out all those cult favorites, must-try products—let’s say that magical evening serum or that new K-Beauty essence—can be, at least to say, expensive! In fact, beauty tends to be one of those markets where price really can skew one’s perspective, with some luxury price tags tricking you into thinking that just because it’s expensive, it will work.

READ: Metro Gift Guide: Fabulous P1000 And Under Finds For The Budget Conscious



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True enough, budget makeup finds may not flaunt the same fancy brand name or amazing packaging as pricier products do—but if a gorgeously made-up face is what you’re after, the world of affordable makeup has a slew of amazing, gift-worthy items to offer... if you look hard enough!



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This holiday season, whether you’re looking to get a gift for a friend, a relative, a co-worker, or, let’s be honest—yourself, these beauty staples won’t disappoint. Happy shopping! 


NYX Powder Puff Lippie

Achieve a sexy matte finish with this handy lippie. It comes in eight shades that leave a soft, velvety finish for a power pout! P320, At SM Beauty


Ever Bilena Advance Glow Out Highlighter in Candlelight

This lightweight, long-wearing highlighter provides seamless glow on the right parts of your face so you can maintain that fresh, luminous glow all day long! It comes in two shades: Strobe and Candlelight! P299, At Watsons, The SM Store, Landmark



Maybelline Fit Me Dewy Smooth Foundation

If you love a glow effect on your skin, then this Maybelline foundation might just work for you! Its hydrating formula helps give you a silky finish and it contains SPF for protection, too. P390, At Watsons


Ever Bilena Advance Lip Define Matte Matic Lipstick in Dusky Rose

Every woman needs a go-to dark lippie that can add a touch of sophistication to an ensemble, especially for nights out! This lippie has a creamy-matte finish that easily glides on for an instantly glam effect. P185, at leading department stores


L’Oreal Volumious Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

You’ll look like you’re wearing falsies once you swipe on this mascara, the holy grail of drugstore mascaras. Its thickening and lengthening powers are not to be missed! P495, At SM Beauty


Maybelline Instant Age-Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

No one likes eyes that look tired. A quick way to conceal those under eye circles is this magic wand of sorts—it lasts all day and has excellent coverage for a bright looking eye area. P450, At Watsons


Ever Bilena Advance Lash Define Waterproof Mascara

Get falsies-like eyelashes that are volumized and buildable, thanks to this dual-tip mascara that coats both upper and lower lash lines seamlessly! No smudging, just ultra-black goodness for perfect definition! P250, At Watsons, SM Beauty, Landmark


CoverGirl TruBlend Bronzer

For a natural glow daily, try CoverGirl’s powder bronzer! The baked pigment blends right into your complexion so you won’t be left with any harsh lines. It also has a hint of shimmer that looks so subtle and pretty when it catches the light. P499, at Zalora


Ever Bilena Advance Uncover Eyeshadow Palette

This palette of highly-flattering eye shadows are perfectly suited for the trends of today, with warm tones and shimmery hues that come in handy for the holidays. It sure doesn't hurt that the price is super sweet too at just P415! At leading department stores and SM Beauty


EOS Crystal Hibiscus Peach Lip Sphere

You've gotta admit, the mere cuteness of this product makes it almost irresistible! A great gift idea for your officemates or your younger cousins, it isn't just a great lip balm but a primer too! P249, At


BYS Eyeshadow Matte Desert Safari

A favorite among beauty junkies, this neutral eyeshadow palette will give your eyes the depth it needs on the daily. We especially love how easy it is to apply, not to mention how pigmented the shades are! 
P349, At Watsons


Sephora Collection Kiwi Lip Scrub

Look after your lips! This lip scrub softens and primes the lips before the application of any lipstick, thanks to its gentle exfoliating sugar particles! P347, At


Human Nature Perfect Glow Mineral Blush

Complete with mini brush for blending and applying the product onto the skin, Human Nature's powder blush offers long-lasting color on cheeks minus the harmful chemicals. P295, At


Ever Bilena Advance LTD Liquid Lipsticks

Matte lipsticks aren't going anywhere anytime soon—who can blame us? We love a lippie that doesn't budge all day, especially during the holiday season where everyday is a rush, you want to look good all day long. This lippie comes in 12 luscious shades that are a sure hit in your kit! P185 each, at leading department stores



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