When it comes to beauty as a whole, it’s all about the details. One tiny thing out of place can make the world of a difference—whether it’s a blemish, a crooked eyeliner flick, or chapped lips. Lucky for you, this week’s Top Reviews features a roster of 5-star products all proven to keep your makeup and skincare bulletproof 24/7. (No expertise needed.) Check ‘em out below!

1. Lucas Papaw Soothing Ointment, P500 “This is a staple product I have in my stash. I got hold of this when I went to Sydney years ago and every time I finish a tube, it is always on my “gotta have” list. It is great for my lips and dry skin areas and even in [sic] minor insect bites. The smell is not too nice but acceptable and it does not deter me from making this one of my favorite lip and skin product.” – Ria

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2. Celeteque DermoScience Acne Solutions Acne Spot Corrector Gel, P169 “My skin is super acne-prone and I get facial twice a month to resolve this. But too much sugar & lack of sleep during the holidays left my face, esp my forehead, with a lot of acne!!! We were scheduled to attend a client’s event and I was so desperate to get rid, or at least diminish the appearance of my pimples ASAP. Read some reviews & decided to buy this. And hey, just 2 days of using [sic] it dried my pimples and lessened the inflammation! I used it even after the event and i’m amazed that it just really works! AND, it’s super affordable! :-)” – Maria

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3. Crest Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips (Pack of 40), P3,250 “these REALLY work! i had super high expectations after watching all the rave reviews on YouTube before my purchase—wanted to make sure it was worth the hefty price tag—and it did not disappoint. as a smoker, coffee drinker, and someone who had braces for five years, i did not have the pearliest whites. but i’m not halfway through the strips yet and the difference is already huge, even despite the fact that i haven’t been using them religiously because i keep forgetting. also, i haven’t experienced any teeth sensitivity at all. and to think i was about to spend thousands of pesos to get whitening done at my dentist! i heard using the Crest toothpaste after the whitening strips can help maintain the whiteness for years, so hopefully those will also be available soon. i cannot recommend these enough.” – Kim

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4. Almay Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads, P520 “What can I say? This makeup remover pad is a staple in my vanity. If you love waterproof makeup, then you need this in your life! It melts away waterproof mascara, duraline-made liners, and kissproof lipsticks. I always have this in my travel purse too and it is perfect for on the go makeup touch ups and removal. The scent is mild unlike other makeup remover pads and it doesn’t hurt my sensitive skin.” – Dianne

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5. Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil, now on sale at P743 “I got this as part of an Eye Of Horus Set that includes the Goddess Pencil, Goddess Mascara, sharpener, etc. Just like the Goddess Mascara, this is also waterproof ans [sic] smudgeproof. I got this in Teal Malachite. It is a gorgeous flattering shade of teal, it makes your face look brighter. I prefer wearing this shade during summer and not for daily use as I like the more natural shades of brown and black for regular use. It’s** long lasting** and I love how my eye [sic] brighten up when I use this on my waterline.” – Maricel

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6. DHC Top-Selling Deep Cleansing Oil, P1,500
“I wear so much make up at times that I sometimes feel that my cleanser is not enough to break down all the cosmetics out of my face. I love removing my make up with this Top-Selling Deep Cleansing Oil from DHC. This is very similar to the RMK and Shu Uemura cleansing oils that I also have.” – Beau

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7. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, P575
“I got mine in the shade of Sultry, a very lovely mauve color. I saw this in the reviereview [sic] of Ms. Say Artillero when I was looking for long lasting lipstick and it was one of her highly recommended lipstick. Actually I bought 2 colors, the other one is elusive but I gave it to my mom because the color is a bit off to my medium to fair skin. This balm is easy to use and a very pigmented one. Though it’s long lasting, still expect that whenever you eat oily food or drink, your inner lips will still fade but no worries because you can reapply it without patching. And as I mentioned, it so super easy to use wherever and whenever you like!” – Verna

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8. Banila Co. Triple Wonder Auto Gel Liner, P675
“I had something similar from Tony Moly, also a gel liner and similar golden brown color … Fast forward to being on the lookout for one here and found this one. I’m being even more careful capping this as it’s more expensive than Tony Moly’s. They’re almost identical products but I feel the Banila co. one has more staying power, the gel line doesn’t smudge when I smear it with a finger. Plus I love, love the sponge tip blender as it’s super soft and easy to use.” – Paula

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9. City Color Barely Exposed Palette, P465
“The shades of this palette are just so similar to my friend’s Naked palette, it’s crazy! We compared the two a few days ago and this cheaper palette performed fairly well! It wasn’t overly shimmery like some cheaper palettes tend to be, and the model my friend and I worked on didn’t complain about any itching or tingling sensation after her eyeshadow was applied. She has sensitive skin like i do. So after witnessing that experiment, I will definitely buy this product. You should too!” – Natasha

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10. Dashe Cosmetics Bestselling 6-Piece Kabuki Brush Set, now on sale at P1,000
“Investing on a good make-up product is a must, but choosing the perfect brush is a must too. I just got this yesterday. My eyes were tantalizing for these kabuki brushes! They’re so soft, dense, chubby, fluffy, and cute. I couldn’t ask for more. These are very affordable and with its price, I must say it’s a steal. This would go best especially for those with sensitive skin like me as you won’t have to worry about feeling itchy when using cosmetic brushes.” – Karen

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.