10 Surprisingly Good Beauty Products Under P1000

How and where do I gather inspiration for my blog posts? A quick trip to the beauty section of the department store is one of my rituals. Sometimes, I end up buying whatever that tickles my fancy and then voila! I have something to review, or I look at all products and brands collectively and voila! I have topics ranging from lists, beauty trends, looks, and essays.

SM Aura is the nearest SM mall to my place so you’ll always see me there, moseying around the department store specifically at the Beauty Section. I found myself in there last weekend and the moment I stepped in the store, a light bulb lit up immediately in my head!

It’s the Christmas season so I know we’re all trying to strike the balance between rewarding ourselves and giving to our friends and families, so I present you a beauty list that’s way too affordable beyond belief-these beauty products will add that new glow to your look and update your beauty kit, all while allowing you to allot peacefully to your other holiday expenses! Click READ MORE for the list!

For just a little over 400 pesos, you get a multitasking water that removes makeup and tones your skin.

Been meaning to switch to a new Sunscreen brand? Daylong is a good choice because it’s super affordable and texture is very friendly to our weather.

One of my new and favorite BB Cream discoveries for the year!

 4. Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit (P275.00)

Ran out of powder foundation and I decided to try this and boy, it’s one of my best decisions so far. This super, duper affordable powder foundation has great coverage, staying power, and it feels nice on the skin too!

Why of course, this product still remains as one of my most notable drugstore finds.

This product proves that you don’t need to shell out so much for an everyday brow product.

I’m telling you all now, the Color Riche line will be part of my best finds for this year because it’s so moisturizing, pigmented, and feels so luxe on the lips!

 8. Heroine Impact Frame and Curl Mascara (P695.00)

This best- selling mascara gives you super volumized lashes that you won’t need eyeshadow anymore for your eyes to stand out, for real!

Having statement nails is easy and affordable with Revlon. This brand tops my list when it comes to great drugstore nail polish brands.

No time to dye your hair? Easy. Just grab these pigmented brow mascaras from Maybelline and change your brow color as you please!

Care for variations so you’ll know how to maximize your P1000?

Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit- P275
Heroine Impact Frame and Curl Mascara- P695
Total: P970

Tony Moly Petit Cotton BB Cream Delight- P398
Essence All About Matt! Powder- P239
Etude House Drawing Eye Brow- P128
Total: P765

Bifesta Cleansing Lotion- P419
Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit- P275
Etude House Drawing Eye Brow- P128
Total: P822

L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick- P625
Pixy UV Whitening Two Way Cake Perfect Fit- P275
Total: P900

Heroine Impact Curl and Frame Mascara- P695
Etude House Drawing Eye Brow- P128
Total: P893

Another nice thing about this list is you can find them all in just one roof, and that is in SM Department Store-no need to be all over the place just to check out these products! Just visit SM DEPARTMENT STORE on Facebook for updates on their Christmas announcements.

Share your favorite surprisingly good and affordable drugstore beauty finds below P1,000 in the comment section!

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by SM Department Store and The Beauty Junkee.

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12 Lovely Thoughts

  1. This is a great list, Ms M! I'd like to add Maybelline Clear Smooth Bb cream, Gatsby powdered oil clear paper, L'Oréal true match powder, etude house color my brows and color lips fit, Covergirl mascaras, and Sophie pink cream. I think I just described my everyday beauty kit. Haha!


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  2. For me, I love the Pixy Ultimate Makeup Cake and the Pixy lipsticks. I also really like the Etude House Fresh Cherry Tints and Koji/Dollywink products too :)

  3. I always get compliments whenever I use Etude House's Drawing Eyebrow! This post is very hopeful, been wondering what to give to my sisters that's within my budget :)

  4. I tried the Pixy powder and it feels so light on my skin. I tried the wet application and it's not drying at all. I bought the refill version so it's cheaper. Hahahaha

  5. Thanks for this! I've almost tried everything in your list as I've read your reviews about them. I like the essence matt powder the most! Super affordable yet gives me the matte finish I want. I haven't tried the coloring mascara though, but sounds fun to use! :) I just bought the Pixy 2-way foundation and an eyeshadow duo. I love them both. I wanted to hoard but there's still no Pixy counter near us. Same goes for Heroine make. :/ I only have the HM eyeliner. I just got 4 shades of Colorstay Gel Envy during the BDJ Beauty Soiree! I super love the colors. :) You should also try Sassy Colors cosmetics and Bobbie cosmetics. The counters are limited as well nga lang. I hope they distribute to more branches soon. Generally, for affordable cosmetics I go for Maybelline, L'oreal, Wet n' Wild, Elf and Bys cosmetics. I highly recommend Bys cosmetics for nail polishes and accessories. :D

  6. Wow! I never thought about this! Geeez... thanks Martha! now I can maximize what I can give to my sisters! Great products at affordable prices!

  7. I love this post!! I want to try that essence loose powder! Im on a budget and I really want to buy so I fight the urge so much and sakto naman na nabasa ko to :) super awesome products talaga! Perfect gift this Christmas too!;( No need to spend lots of money for awesome products :) Thanks Ms Martha :)

  8. I agree with the Etude House eyebrow pencil, it's the only thing I buy over and over from EH as I like to experiment with other makeup and skin care. It's super affordable and really does the job!

    Another good makeup under P1000 would be Colour Collection's Powder Foundation, a few layer's already good to go. :)

  9. yipeee! new ideas for xmas gift! thank u!:)

  10. This post is amazingly helpful huhu being on a student budget aka saving your "baon" every day for things like these can be such a struggle--but hey, nothing worth having comes easy! <3 Saw the Bifesta Cleansing Lotion at Watsons yesterday and I was so tempted to buy it because it was seriously the cutest shade of pink.

  11. I can't find that Essence loose powder ANYWHERE - I'm not kidding. It's either it's always sold out, they don't stock it anymore or some other reason. :(

  12. CJ: Same here! :(

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    Michelle: Hi and welcome to tbj! :D Thanks for sharing your love for Pixy. :)

    Abegaill: Thanks for sharing your favorites, dear! :) Pixy has really nice stuff-I think I'll look more into this brand next year. :)

    Dio: You're welcome! :)

    Stacie: Thanks for sharing! :)

    Mica: Thanks for sharing! :D


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