Holiday season has a way of emptying your wallet before you even realize. So, for this week’s Top Reviews, we’re taking the budget route! As always, your fellow customers came through with the recos and we’ve got 10 top buys under P1,000 for your perusal. To get the most bang for your buck, peep our picks of the week, below.

1. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, P299 “I first tried the shade Seductress and instantly fell in love! The shade was beautiful and the formula was amazing. I found it sticky when first applied but it becomes less sticky after a while. It’s also non-drying and I actually found that my lips retained its moisture throughout the day, as if the lipstick sealed the moisture in. Despite its staying power even against the oiliest of foods, it’s not very difficult to remove with an oil cleanser (like biore) at the end of the day. I’ve tried many “long-lasting” lipsticks but none as long-lasting as Maybelline’s Superstay. No need for touch ups with this lipstick so highly recommended for lazy girls like me! I now have 4 shades and I plan on buying more!” – Kamae

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2. ChloRelief Anti-Itch and Anti-Rash Lotion, P199 “Hi, I’m male, an ECZEMA VICTIM and a MOSQUITO FAVORITE! Yes, you know what I mean. I actually signed up for BeautyMNL just to try this product since I saw @chlorelief’s ad on instagram. I’m rating this 5 STARS because it’s keeping up to its promise that it’s a FIRST AID to any itch and rash. Aside from relieving itch and rash from my eczema and insect bites, my wife’s itch from red spots from shaving her legs/armpits were also relieved in minutes after application. It really is instant and is very handy to bring anywhere as it is only contained in a pocket-size bottle. I have to agree with the first reviewer that it kinda leaves a thin powdery film on the skin when it dries out, but I have discovered that this only happens when you put too much. Applying just the right amount will prevent this. I’ll definitely buy this product again and recommend it to everyone.” – Patrick

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3. 3W Clinic Sunblock SPF 50, now on sale at P218 (limited time only) “I was looking for a sunblock that won’t beak the bank but will definitely do the job, and this product is just perfect! It’s lightweight (as if you aren’t wearing anything) and it kinda has a cooling effect. It’s also not sticky on the face and it feels very comfortable. Worth all the penny you’ll spend on it!” – Kayel

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4. San San Eyeliner Pen, P106 “Yayy! Finally, I replaced my old one with this one. It’s my first time to try this brand of eyeliner and definitely not my last because I totally love it. This product is long lasting and super cute. Easily to apply on and no smudge even if you wear it overnight. You can wear it for your everyday looks or for your TGIF party/nightlife. I can do the cleopatra or winged eyeliner perfectly too. Highly recommended!” – Agnes

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5. Skin Revolution Primrose Essential Oil, now on sale at P295 (limited time only) “I’ve been using this product for a week now and I must say I love its effect. It is true to its claim that is lightweight so I use it day and night. I used to wake up with an oily face but ever since I used this product I noticed that I’m not as oily as before. Also, I notice that my pimple marks are slowly fading. Although, I’m not sure if it is because of this but maybe it helped. So, I’m looking forward to use other oils. Thank you!” – Pia

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6. Garnier Micellar Water + Argan Oil (400ml), now on sale at P279 (limited time only) “My go-to micellar water is Garnier’s Micellar Water, the pink variant. It cleanses easily and I tend to use less product than that of others - Maybelline, L’Oreal, and Simple, to name a few. When I saw this posted on the BeautyMNL Facebook page, I bought it immediately, seeing it was on sale too! Just in time, I ran out of my old Garnier Micellar Water and I was out to buy a new one. I love the mix of argan oil for this variant, it smells amazing and it removes even L’Oreal’s Infallible liquid lipsticks, Maybelline’s Superstay liquid lipsticks, and any waterproof mascara. I don’t have to buy a separate eye and lip makeup remover anymore! Even better, this new micellar water doesn’t hurt my eyes when I remove my mascara. The only con I can think of is the oil separates from the water quickly so I feel like I have to keep shaking the bottle to mix it up again. Nevertheless, skincare is worth the effort!” – Ann

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7. Some by Mi V10 Vitamin Tone-Up Cream, now on sale at P750 (limited time only) “Got a sample of this cream and from the raves on Some by Mi products, I tried it immediately. And no regrets on this one! The cream is light but coverage-wise, tumatagal sa skin so check sakin yun. May white cast at first but disappears once lathered, so check ulit! I also have a very sensitive (oily and with some dry patch) skin, and no zit popped on the week I was able to use this (little goes a long way, another check!) so If (WHEN) I buy this big tube, it will def last me a long time. Hintay ka lang, ill buy you soon as xmas gift for me, haha. SO need I say more? You need to try this.” – Jennifer

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8. Biofresh Foot Powder (100g), P100 “This is a very good foot powder. One of the best that I’ve tried! I got the Lavender scent, and it smells so good. The texture of this powder is very fine it could pass as a baby powder! It also keeps my feet dry and odor free. Plus factor also for its size, you get a lot of product for just a cheap price. Great value indeed!” – Gillian

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9. Paleovore Onion Chips (50g), P120 “I received this in a care package from BeautyMNL. I shared it with my colleagues and we all loved this snack. And to think, I don’t eat onions, even onion rings. It’s quite crunchy and full of flavour. It’s not too salty and the taste of the onion is not too overwhelming. It’s a clever trick to make me eat onions, since I don’t eat much vegetables.” – Ann

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10. Nicole Cosmetics Lip Scrub “This has saved my dry lips so many times! I’ve been looking for an affordable lip scrub in stick form for sanitary and practical purposes. I find those in the pots messy to use so when I saw this on BeautyMNL I quickly bought it. I don’t have to worry about cleaning up any bits that fall off, something you experience with sugar lip scrubs. It’s so easy to use because it’s like applying lip balm. I follow up with an overnight lip mask and I wake up with the softest lips!” – Kat

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All reviews are user-generated on BeautyMNL.

Credits: Video and photos by Kat Echon.

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