FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Affordable and Fun Makeup Brands for Teens

Oh hey! I did not realize that my two blog posts are related today! :D The previous one is a good foundation for teens that I discovered and today, I'll share drugstore makeup brands that are fun, affordable, and totally teen- friendly! Thanks Lady for the question!

Hi Ms. Martha,
I'm Lady, 16 years old, and a huge lover of makeup. I'm currently building my makeup kit and I'm wondering if you can suggest makeup brands that are affordable for teens like me. I also want the colors and packaging to be fun. Thanks for your advice! I love your Instagram feed! #goals!

 Hey Lady!

Thank you for writing! And thanks also for appreciating my Instagram content! Without further ado, let me list down five affordable beauty brands that you can easily access in drugstores (or department stores) that fit you criteria for makeup: fun and affordable. I personally use their brands too for the same reason!


- A local brand that's intended for sassy, fun- loving women, but with their packaging and oozing cuteness, I definitely think that teens will love this brand too! Must- try from the brand are Pink Sugar Our Lil' Secret Liquid Foundation, Our Lil' Secret Concealer (tube), Sweet Cheeks HD Blushes, Eye Candy Auto Eyeliner Pencil (fave! It's waterproof!), and Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint.


- A fairly affordable brand and competes with the price point of Careline and Bobbie. What I love about Essence is aside from makeup, there's nail polish and a some care products too like eyebrow serum. My favorites from the brand are Essence All About Matt loose powder (this is the new name of the product), Pure Nude Highlighter,  and UV Base.


- A dainty brand that screams TEEN! My personal experience is despite the price, Bobbie has some pretty good stuff in the range. My favorites from the brand are Bobbie Cosmetics Dual Powder and Into the Nudes eyeshadow palette.


- One of the most affordable drugstore brands in the US. Jordana is well- known for their always up-to-date product and color database, plus the products hold up nicely under the Philippine weather. My favorites from the brand are Jordana Forever Flawless Pressed Powder and Sweet Matte Lip Cream.

PRICE: P80-P200+

- But of course, the classic Filipino teens makeup brand, Careline, should be part of the list. Careline recently revamped its branding and products so if you're looking for a brand that's not only fun and affordable, but also cool, look no further. My favorite from the brand so far is Careline Liquid Matte Lipsticks.

Good luck finding the right makeups for you, Lady! Happy Friday, everyone!

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13 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Yay. Ako din , im a starter din sa pagmamakeup and studying on how become a makeup artist ..

    Can you share us the best brands for us beginners yung bagay na gamitin pag may aayusang client??

  2. I wish I was also that early in preparing my kikay kit. Haha. When I was 16, I only had Johnson's baby powder and Avon lip gloss. Haha.
    In addition to the list above, I think Ever Bilena is one brand that's useful and affordable and great for beginners/teens. Though the packaging I think may not be that cool/fun. But I just remember having EB products during my college days. :)

  3. Pasok na pasok ang careline! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ‘

  4. I'm expecting Careline to be in the list and.. it really is! The products you've mentioned are teen budget-friendly but they perform like the other brands of much higher price range. I personally like Pink Sugar and Essence.
    -Jhake O.

  5. Di lang po to pang teen friendly pang mommy rin like me na nag babudget..malaking tulong po to nag kakaidea kmi kung anong mga make up ang mura pero ung quality and performance ay tlgang bongga ..thankyou po

  6. Also try Maybelline, they were my first makeups back when I was in High School, but I don't wear them everyday, I only use them on special occasions, Prom, Graduation, etc.

  7. I think these brands are not only perfect for teens but for sassy moms too like me haha! Since budget is constrained due to children’s needs, these make-up brands are heaven sent! I personally love essence and pinksugar! Thanks to you for pinksugar hehe... I want to try the Jordana brand. :) and to add to the list, maybe chihuahua cosmetics is a fit too!

  8. I agree sa Pink sugar! Super cute packaging and lakas maka tweetums. Plus good quality pa. I also remember yung makeup brand na Allue. Super cute and made for teens talaga but I don’t see anything from them na. πŸ’– thanks for sharing this Ms.Martha ❤️

  9. Reading this kind of topic or blogpost is really helpful for moms like me who has teenage daughters. I do have two teens, my eldest is also building his makeup kit which most of the items are from me. Your recommendations are really good choices, we've tried a few items from Careline, Essence and Bobbie.

  10. I start before with hbc's allue, careline their test tube like glosses, and ever bilena.

  11. Naalala ko pa nung mga 5 years ago bet na bet ko ang Bobbie at Careline!!! Sila ang unang mga make-up ko hihi maganda nga talaga girl at bagay for teens... di masyadong pigmented para sa fresh look lang. πŸ’

  12. uy eksakto meron n kong 15 year old daughter na nahihilig n din sa make up. eto n ang sagot para sa mga pwede nyang gamiting starter kit. nag aalangan kasi ako ipagamit sknya yung mga make up ko since sensitive pa ang skin nya. tnx ms. martha for all of this choices.

  13. I haven’t seen/tried any Jordana cosmetics yet. I’ve been missing out!! 😱


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