Purse strings a little tight this week? Well, there’s no better time to be broke—because today’s Top Reviews are serving up the best of the best in budget beauty. These thrifty finds offer high-level quality at price tags that’ll keep you coming back for more (with the exception of a top-notch oil that’s totally worth the investment). Keep your kikay kit full with the 10 certified customer staples below!

1. City Color Natural Glow, P235 “I absolutely LOVE this blush. It’s so pigmented that even picking up the tiniest amount of product with the fluffiest blush brush you have can give you true to color application. It doesn’t smell like anything, which is a plus for people with sensitive skin like I do, and it’s made with talc and mica which are more or less safe ingredients that won’t block pores. It isn’t the most long lasting blush but it is definitely buildable and I think for the price you’re paying, this is a top-notch product! I want every shade!” – Lexi

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2. L’Oreal Paris L’Extraordinaire Matte, P450 “Everything in this lipstick is so posh! The names of the shades, the packaging, the feel on my lips, and even the smell! I already have three of these and got a couple more here in BeautyMNL. That’s how much I love it! The colors look very sophisticated and sets on my lips very beautifully that people won’t even know that it’s a drugstore product.” – Dana

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3. Karadium Skinny Brow Pencil, P295 “The Karadium Skinny Brow Pencil is another great gem that I found on Beauty MNL! Immediately out of the box I tried it on my brows. I must say it’s very forgiving to newbies like me, and the extra bonus is the spoolie on the other end. I picked the shade light brown and I must say, it’s affordable and it’s very cost efficient, I mean, less than P300, COME ON!” – Janice

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4. L’Oreal Paris Moist Matte Lipstick, now on sale at P300 “I’m a newbie when it comes to makeup. My first matte lipstick is the Revlon Colorblast in Sultry and I’m addicted to it. I bought this lipstick in Raspberry Syrup and I love it. It’s a fun shade for me and I love how it does not dry your lips even if it’s a matte lipstick. And it lasts! Even after I have eaten, the color still stays. Definitely a recommended product :) I hope to buy the Spring Rosette shade when it becomes available again :)” – Fatima

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5. Suesh Pocket Led Mirror [SM142-DL], P495 “This is the perfect tool for the girl on the go! I always find it hard to look for good lighting anywhere and every time i need to check for last minute mistakes or touch ups. It is light, very handy and so easy to pop in your kikay kit. Highly recommended for the busy girl in the office or the makeup maven who needs to check her makeup every now and then.” – Jeanette

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6. Pantene Damage Care 10 Conditioner, P110 “I like it! Among the common conditioners that you’ll find almost everywhere, this is one of the best in my opinion. Why? It’s proven to be true to its claims. I was pessimistic about using this at first but there came a point when I was not in the comfort of my own bathroom and this was the only conditioner available. Lol. I was actually surprised by the results it did to my hair. It felt so soft, free from tangles and frizz! So after then, I bought my own bottle of this conditioner, I even tried the total damage care shampoo as well and was amazed by it also.” – Julie Ann

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7. Sleek MakeUP I-Divine Eyeshadow, P745 “These are hands down some of the most pigmented and smooth drugstore eyeshadows I have ever tried in my life! I find that Sleek always makes sure to include a lot of color variation in each set so that you can really use them to create multiple looks without having to use another eyeshadow palette! Sometimes their lighter colors may be a bit powdery, but they make up for it with their buttery dark mattes and shimmers! For someone who wants quality but is afraid to invest too much on eyeshadow, this should definitely be your choice!” – Karen

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8. Jarful of Goodness Coffee Sea Salt Scrub, P200 “I bought this while it was on sale and … after using this I swear even if it were not for sale it. is. worth. the. money. It leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed even after just. one. use. The coffee scent does not last long though; but who are we kidding, are we actually after just the scent? And I love the feeling of actually scrubbing my skin so if you are at odds with something a tad bit on the rough side, be well aware of this. And finally, a big plus is that this is locally made by a Filipino mom, so buyers are not actually helping some big corporation milk money.” – Bea

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9. V&M Naturals Fully Refined Emu Oil, now on sale at P1,148 “I had a major breakout after months of relatively good skin, like pimples and several little bumps around my mouth, my chin, my forehead and my cheeks. It was scaly and flaky and looked a little like perioral dermatitis. I tried a peeling solution and it made me flake even more! I couldn’t cover it with makeup without looking cakey. My original plan was to buy rosehip oil from v&m for post-acne scars but I saw a post about emu oil and its multitude of benefits (including psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis). I’ve been using it for a week and I can honestly say my break outs/little bumps/rash have subsided tremendously. There are still some bumps but I can feel them slowly flattening out!” – Joanna

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10. Carmex Original Click Stick SPF 15, P139 “Though the packaging makes it appear like this balm came straight out of a hardware store, it’s probably because it’s a no-nonsense, high-quality, fast-working product! It works amazingly and moisturizes my chapped lips and the surrounding dry skin in a minute or two. The smell and the taste may take some getting used to, but it’s totally worthy of a permanent place in your make-up bag/pouch. Perfect for any sort of weather conditions!” – Daniela

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

All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.