So many product choices, so little time! Finding the best beauty buy can be daunting when you’ve got endless (and oftentimes confusing) options. So for this week’s Top Reviews, we’re narrowing it down to the crème de la crème. These 10 standout picks go above and beyond expectations with their superior formulations. And ladies, you know word-of-mouth is the mark of an effective product.

1. L’Oreal La Palette Nudes, P800 “Both these La Palette Nudes by L’ Oreal Paris are so so fab. I got the shade Nude Beige first, and I loved it so much. All the neutral colors are complete in this palette, and they are a combination of matte and shimmery shades. So I bought the Nude Rose palette too. They are both so so beautiful and very affordable.” – Tess

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2. RCMA No Color Powder, P900 “For about 4 years, the only powder I’ve ever used to set my makeup was Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Powder. I decided to try out RCMA’s No Color Powder because a.) It’s more affordable (compared to the MUFE HD Microfinish Powder) and b.) I’ve heard a lot of great reviews about it especially from the online beauty community. This product makes whatever foundation I’m wearing underneath look very fresh and natural and it keeps it in place almost the whole day. A little amount goes a long way as well so I think one bottle/jar will last you a long time!” – Mikaela

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3. My Amazing Hair Secrets Quick Dry Shake n’ Spray, P398 “I have naturally thick, wavy hair and it just would take FOR-EVER to dry. Its particularly annoying because I like to take baths during the night and I just hate going to bed with my hair super wet. This REALLY helped my hair to dry a lot faster. I also noticed that the next morning (I sprayed it at night before I went to bed), my hair was noticeably silkier, smoother and tamer than it usually is. It smells so nice also! It’s a great product really, and I would definitely recommend this to my friends!” – Gabrielle

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4. E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, P200 “I just got myself one of these bad boys a couple of weeks ago from my local PCX. I was really surprised at how dark and sharp the line it made was. As I was swatching it, I compared it to one of the pencil liners from Maybelline. The one from Maybelline cost twice as much as this eye liner, yet this one was so much better. I wouldn’t know if it’s amazing enough to compare to those by Kat Von D, but for the price, you definitely get way more than what you paid for. I would definitely recommend!” – Jones

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5. Innisfree Olive Real Cleansing Tissue, now on sale at P405* “I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH THESE MAKEUP REMOVING WIPES. They remove my stubborn waterproof makeup so effortlessly! On my lazy days, I just get one of these wipes and leave them for a few seconds on my eyes then gently rub the excess makeup off and voila, most if not all of my makeup is gone! Another plus is it doesn’t irritate my skin at all or leave any stinging sensation! The smell might be overwhelming for some people but I personally find it very organic and relaxing. :)” – Raya

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6. Leyende Taming Pili Conditioner, now on sale at P234* “It softens hair and smells so yummy. I love its pili nut scent. I use this when I need to relax and just soak in the tub, (like aromatherapy, only for your hair.) I normally use HHN products, which are really good and also support local farming communities through social enterprising. Leyende is a nice alternative for me because it’s equally effective and the fragrance is simply delicious. (Human Nature conditioners are mildly scented and are quite suitable for everyday but sometimes you just need to wake up your senses.) This is one of wonderfully reinvigorating products you can pamper yourself with whenever you feel especially sluggish and blah.” – Maria

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7. Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB, P755 
“I’m really loving this. Most BB creams with chemical sunscreens tend to make my face break out so I steer away from them. I discovered this while reading the Asian Beauty Subreddit and quickly searched the ingredients on cosdna. It has Titanium Dioxide for its physical sunscreen, light to medium coverage, and dries dewy-matte (you don’t usually see those two words together, I dunno how they did it but that’s how it looks) which is perfect for my oily skin, you won’t even need to powder much after. This comes with an oblong sponge, it works when used wet and use the curvy sides to blend, not the flat tops.” – Rozza

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8. NYX Concealer Jar, P360 “I am seriously seriously in love with this, and I think this is one of NYX’s most underrated products. Full coverage really covers EVERYTHING even the most disgusting of zits, spots, or blemishes. It stays on all day. I ended up using this more than Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage (I think they serve similar purposes). Would not recommend this for the undereye area though, because it ends up cake-y. Otherwise, AMAZING!” – Trish

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9. CoxRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, P600 “This is my first time reviewing a product and I just had to talk about this cleanser! I love how my skin never feels stripped, yet my face feels so clean and refreshed after I wash my face. I also haven’t experienced any redness or irritations whatsoever. I usually have trouble finding foaming cleansers ((which I prefer, due to my oily skin)) that don’t break me out but I read reviews online and I trusted cosrx due to their short yet effective ingredients list! So far, I’m loving this brand!” – Rachel

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10. Avalon Organics Moisturizing Night Cream, now on sale at P380* “I don’t usually believe in moisturizers but this (as they say) will complement my use of Avalon Lavender Hydrating Toner. I had rashes with my old facial cleanser despite its hypoallergenic claim, that actually made me decide to go organic. So I bought Avalon Organic products. With this moisturizer paired with the cleanser and toner, my skin literally illuminated. From a rashed, dull skin, it’s now smoother and brighter.” – May

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Tune in next week for another batch of 5-star must-haves!

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.

*At the time of publication. Sale prices are for a limited time only.