Beauty brands can entice customers with flowery claims and cute packaging all they want, but a truly effective product will speak for itself. Case in point: everything on today’s roundup of Top Reviews! Your fellow beauties are serving up another roster of tried-and-true buys deliver actual results—no frills, no bogus promises. You’ll find that these 10 humble but hard-working finds are just too good to resist.

1. VMV Hypoallergenics Spring Fresh Nourisher, P860 “It has dual benefits, it lessens oil secretion and mattified my skin. A pea sized is good enough to cover my whole face.. i used this together with re every thing treatment from VMV as well, i got clearer and smoother face since the first time i tried it. I also used this on my daughter she has sensitive face and it also works on her” – Roselle

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2. e.l.f. Studio Stipple Brush, P270 “These brushes from e.lf. are one of the cheapest and the best brushes i’ve ever purchased. Told myself that i will never splurge on make-up brushes so i opted for this and was not disappointed! It is the perfect length brush. If you are a starter or even a pro, you will love this!” – Therese

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3. Maybelline Lash Sensational Big Eyes Bloom Mascara, P429 “ This Lash Sensational mascara great for everyday use! It does a great job of fanning out your lashes and making them look longer. If you have short or flat lashes like me, you’d get best results by using a lash curler first. It doesn’t flake during the day or give me panda eyes at all, plus it looks so natural, love it!” – Anna

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4. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream Moisturiser (Night), P1,599 “I bought this for my mom last April and she loved using it since. She felt her skin tightened after 2 weeks of using and made her look “younger”. She’s very compliant that she uses this every night and she recently bought another jar in case we run out. Both of us are shared this product when I ran out of my Neutrogena Fine Fairness overnight cream. What I love about this is I wake up feeling younger (I’m still 23 though) because my skin looks firm and bright. I switched back to my night cream after a week though because I think this one is perfect for people in their 30’s up.” – Marianne

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5. Pixi by Petra Mattelustre Lipstick, P630 “I am amazed. That is all I can say about this product. A beauty guru friend of mine made me try this and I am completely in love with it. It definitely stays on well and I love how highly pigmented it is. That’s why I can’t wait to purchase my own. Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out on BeautyMNL, so here I am, patiently waiting for it to be restocked.” – Kenza

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6. 3CE Lip Pigment, P775 Highly pigmented they are! And the tiniest amount goes a long way. I have electro pink, mellow pink, and mink beige, but I don’t use them alone. I mix and match the colors, mix them until they blend into a much wearable shade. Try mixing electro pink and mink beige for a lovely coral pink shade (I think). Better use a lipstick/ligloss applicator (I prefer lipgloss applicator) because it could get messy. For the price, it may seem expensive but it takes forever to finish them. Totally no regrets purchasing!” – Charisse

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7. Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment, P1,400 “I’ve first tried Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment when I bought a tube from Sephora Singapore 2 years ago and I never looked back. It moisturizes my lips so nicely I never have to worry about chapped lips again. It also goes great with fresh’s Sugar Lip Scrub (please add it to your store Beauty MNL!) that any discoloring on the side of my lips were gone within 2 weeks of using them together.” – Mie

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8. Nivea Whitening Sun Protect SPF30, P313 “My go to lotion. It is very creamy that I can’t help but nourish my skin with it. I really love that it immediately protects my skin unlike other sunscreens that need to wait for 15-20 minutes to be effective. It is light on the skin but it could get a little bit sticky when mixed with sweat. Well, that is understandable since the heat is really too much. It has SPF30 which is great for everyday use.” – Joyce

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9. My Scheming Blackhead Removal Activated Carbon Mask Set, P750 “I’ve bought this product few weeks ago and I’m continually using it once a week. What I love about this product is, it comes in a set of three in which you simply do it step by step to finally remove all those dreaded blackheads. The deep pore sebum softener really makes your skin supple that it allows pores to open up for easier removal of blackheads. The activated carbon mask (my fave), is a thick black mask that you will apply on your target areas. The hardened sebum plus the blackheads can be easily seen after you have removed the mask since its color black! Lastly, the clarifying pore treatment essence, finishes the process, minimizing your pores to keep blemishes away! I’m really satisfied with this product,” – Sam

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10. Kala Milk Kala Milk Lotion, P265 “Best lotion ever!!! The texture is mousse-like, lightweight and non-greasy just like it says on the label. It absorbs pretty quickly into the skin, and really does instantly make your skin feel plumper and more nourished. I also love the packaging which is super cute and fun. Worth the price! Will definitely be repurchasing when I’m through with my bottle.” – Helene

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.