Many times, the thing that gets in the way of what you want is your wallet. But, satisfying your beauty cravings doesn’t have to be expensive! This week’s Top Reviews prove that products can be effective and easy on the pocket. Below, 10 good finds under P,1000. Worth it!

1. Holika Holika Shimmering Petit BB, P345 “i have oily skin so the sparkles terrified me (was originally hoping to get the clear version of this bb) but they weren’t so bad! overall, this bb smoothed out pores, evening skin tone. i even used it on just one side of my face to compare! it glides and doesn’t pull, and smells great, too. oh, and also highest spf in the line! it comes in a smaller tube than others so be warned, if you’re expecting more product. however, i actually liked that it was small because that means you’ll finish it sooner and not reach the product’s expiry date.” – Dianne

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2. Pixi by Petra Pixi Glow Tonic (15ml), P390 “My friend convinced me to buy this toner by saying that it really made her skin glow from within, and after she stopped using it there was a marked difference. It’s true! I started using it on its own at first, and the next morning my skin was immediately more radiant and supple. I’ve now been using it for 3 months in conjunction with a couple other toners and chemical exfoliants, and my horrendous acne scars and skin discoloration are slowly fading.” – Erika

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3. PRO STUDIO Beauty Exclusives Mini Pro Blend Sponge Trio, now on sale at P445 (limited time only) “This is the first sponge blender I’ve ever used, and I love these babies! … I think it’s perfect for beginners and for those who are intimidated by huge sponge blenders.” – Alai

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4. Ellana Lip Scrub (Strawberry Vanilla), P299 “I have really dry lips no matter what moisturizing I do and rehydration every day. My lips chap even after using a tint all day or even a balm. This scrub helps remove the flakes on my lips making it look supple and pinkish. I love the smell it makes me wanna eat the entire container!!! If you love using liquid matte lipsticks, this would be the its perfect partner! I scrub it on my lips, apply it 2x until all the lipstick shade is gone and I use soft tissue or wipes to remove the stain.” – Patricia

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5. Benefit Brow Wax Gift Card, P700 “I Bought this Gift card for my boyfriend since we’ll be attending a wedding and I wanted his brows to be on fleek like mine :) he never had his brows waxed (his brows are beautiful btw just needs the stray hairs to be cleaned) so he was very uneasy with the pain but after the first wax pulled he was like: “yun na?” “tapos na?”; I was laughing so hard at his reaction since he was expecting for the worst with clenched fists but the experience for him was like a walk in the park, he didn’t feel pain or anything since it was fast and everything about the service was professional” – Maw

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6. Leiania House of Beauty Vit C & E Collagen Serum, P275 “I’ve been using this product for about a month and the first thing I noticed was the improvement of texture and suppleness of my cheeks! I love it’s watery texture that makes it so easy to spread. It also absorbs very fast and while it leaves a bit of a sticky feeling (at least on me) I do not mind as it does not feel tacky at all. I’m not sure if I’m just imagining it, but I can also smell all the wonderful ingredients on it that do wonders for my skin! I’am about to finish my bottle, so BeautyMNL, please re-stock asap!!!” – Honey

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7. Brush Work Velcro Hair Clip, now on sale at P70 (limited time only) “Saw a professional make up artist using this, so knew I had to get some for myself! My side swept bangs always fall to my face so this really helps keep it away from my face when i put on my make up. It doesn’t clip it down to my head like usual hair pins so there’s no bend marks left on my hair after use. Very gentle but effective. Love it!” – Flo

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8. V&M Naturals Karma Cleanse, P295 “I was never a facial bar kind of person since I’m more into foaming facial wash but when I tried it when I had a tester, my face calmed down. I was a having a major breakout when I tried this for a full one week, day and night but on the third day I noticed my pimples started to chill. I also noticed that my oiliness lessened (and I’m really AF!). Nothing ever calmed my face the way this soap did so I bought the whole bar. I will never look back again.” – Danica

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9. Lumiere Organiceuticals Sel du Soleil, P975 “This is a sexy, sweet scent that has long staying power. The first spray is quite overpowering with the strong vanilla notes. My mom and I hated the smell at first because we prefer cleaner scents. However, the strength of the vanilla notes eventually softens to a musky, almost woody scent that I love. I prefer to wear this during rainy or cold days than during the summer as it is being marketed for. Nevertheless, this is a scent that will make you feel like a woman as the smell lingers on my hair and wrists even after a long day.” – Mela

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10. Skinpotions Lip Cake, P399 “I’m so glad I stumbled upon this product. At first, I was hesitant to try it because I’m not familiar with the brand, and I have really sensitive lips so I’m kind of picky when it comes to lipsticks. So I decided to try the Banofee Pie shade and I loved it. It is a dark shade, but I wear it almost all the time. I use it when I go malls, office, weddings. It’s the perfect lipstick for me. It stays on your lips for quite a long time as well. I’m definitely gonna purchase the other shades of this lipstick!” – Melissa

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

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