I was asked by my friend @ManilaBloggers what I will suggest for affordable makeup brands and online shops. So, I made a list of my trusty, go-to drugstore makeups. Drugstore makeups are well, makeups that are sold in drugstores in US or in department stores/beauty stores here in PI. They are very affordable and some are as good as the more expensive brands like MAC and URBAN DECAY. They make good dupes for MAC colors too.
for foundations I like Covergirl and Neutrogena. Maybelline has BB Creams too but I haven't tried it yet. Max factor is the best!
for mascaras my go-to brand is Maybelline. IT NEVER FAILED to make my lashes look longer and fuller. I love Colossal and Falsies.
I'm very picky when it comes to eyeshadows. I use Covergirl but they're not pigmented. You have to build it up, put too much effort to achieve the color you want. I have this Revlon Colorstay eyeshadow and I love it. There may be some fallouts but the colors are gorgeous. I always use the Revlon Colorstay in Sterling Rose quad. But for the best brand for eyeshadows, L'Oreal is my choice. The HIP eyeshadow duos are good. They're pigmented and I love the colors! They have matte, metallic, bright, concentrated. The winner in these shadows are the metallics. they're super pigmented! The loser are the mattes. You have to build them up too before you get your desired color and being a matte eyeshadow, it is chalky. I also like Physician's Formula eyeshadows. The Baked shadows are nice. love the colors too but too many fallouts.
for blush and bronzers, I LOVE in2it cheektints. Eversince I'm in 4th grade I already use these cheektints from in2it. They're natural looking, like you just got out of the gym. I love it! Smashbox Blush Rush is good too. I am using now Love and Beauty's Bronzer on-the-go palette. You can buy it in Forever21. I like it. It's perfect for me and it has eyeshadows and lipsticks in the palette too. Perfect for travelling.
lipsticks, I am starting to love my Rimmel Moisture Renew lipsticks. Glides on smoothly, makes your lips look juicy and the colors are nice. The downside is it doesn't stay long on your lips. L'Oreal Infallible Lipstick is good for long wearing lipstick but it gives you this super dry feeling. Victoria's Secret lipsticks are good too. (they're not drugstore but they're affordable) They stay on your lips long enough. Revlon is known for their good lipsticks too.
for brows, Etude House has good brow powders according to friends but my favorite is Smashbox Brow Tech.
for eyeliners, Maybelline has a dupe for Stila Smudge Stick. Stila Smudge Stick in Stingray has been my favorite eyeliner but it's too expensive! So when i heard Maybelline has this new eye liner called Master Drama, I have to try it! AND IT'S CLOSE!:) that will be my eyeliner suggestion and recommendation.
ONLINE MAKEUP SHOPS:
the eyeshadow palettes that ranges from 6-120 colors are THE BEST!!! VERY PIGMENTED AND AFFORDABLE. Plus they have loads of beautiful colors!:)
same goes to www.coastalscents.com. They're like twins!:))
on Facebook, I hear La Petite Confiserie (http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Petite-Confiserie/206665858941) is the best makeup shop. I have yet to try but makeup bloggers swear on this shop. It has good reviews and lots of people love and trust this shop.:) You can order your high-end makeups here and they're not scammers!:)
I hope I get to help you with affordable makeups and where to buy it.
Note: Some products may work for me but won't work on others. These are just my opinions from my experience. I am not saying these will be also the best for you. The products mentioned in this post didn't pay me and I am not affiliated with them.
THANKS FOR READING!!!:) LOVE AND KISSES -SAM