You don’t have to break the bank to look and feel beautiful; these beauty products cost less than $30 each!
#1 Handmade Heroes Coco Friggin Fantastic Moroccan Mint Lip Balm $5.90
Made with peppermint and coconut oil, this handcrafted lip balm helps to soothe and soften your lips for a healthy pout.
#2 Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, $22.90 (170 ml).
Revitalise dry and tired skin with this gentle moisturiser from Hada Labo, which deeply hydrates and balances skin moisture.
#3 ETUDE HOUSE Fix & Fix Primer, $22.90 (30 ml)
Get your complexion ready for the rest of your makeup with this primer. With two formulas, the Tone-Up Primer helps to colour correct skin according to your needs, while the Pore Primer helps smoothen out skin.
#4 Curel BB Cream Brightening, $24.90 (35 g)
Specially formulated for sensitive skin, this lightweight BB cream covers redness and imperfections without feeling cakey on skin.
#5 Browhaus HD Lengthening Mascara, $22.90
This lengthening mascara features two types of bristles on its wand – short ones to reach lashes on the lower lash line, and longer ones to coat and lengthen upper lashes.
#6 Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation, $29.90 (30 ml).
With an improved formula, this high-coverage foundation is infused with a blend of vitamins C, E and B5, providing skincare benefits while imbuing skin with a beautiful, natural finish.
#7 Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets, $17.90 (44 sheets)
This soft and hydrating cleansing facial sheet effectively removes even waterproof makeup, without tugging on skin.
#8 Bio-Oil, $15.50 (60 ml).
This multi-purpose oil improves the appearance of existing scars, hydrates dry skin, and even lightens stretch marks with continued use.
#9 Aprilskin Fixing Eye Shield, $21 (8 ml)
The Fixing Eye Shield forms an invisible layer over your eye makeup to prevent it from smudging or sliding.
#10 Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence SPF 50+ PA ++++, $18.90 (80 g).
This gel-based sunscreen absorbs into skin quickly without leaving any white cast – ideal for use under makeup.
#11 softymo Lachesca Water Cleansing, $18.90 (360 ml).
Gentle and hydrating, this micellar water removes makeup and impurities effectively without the need for rinsing – perfect for busy women.
#12 Sephora Colorful Blush in 10 Oh My Gosh!, $22.00.
Instantly revive dullness and fatigue by brushing on this highly-pigmented blush on the apples of your cheeks.
#13 Revlon Balm Stain, $20.90
This lip stain is formulated with hydrating ingredients to give lips a natural flush that stays, without drying it out.
#14 ORBIS Powder Wash+, $25.00 (50 g).
Formulated with enzymes to break down keratin within pores, this powder cleanser clears blocked pores and promotes healthy, flawless skin.
#15 NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie in Exotic, $20.00.
With 24 nude shades to choose from, the Lip Lingerie glides on creamy and smooth, and lasts all day without transferring.
#16 NIVEA White Oil Super Mousse, $9.90 (150 ml).
This mousse cleanser dispenses a rich, luxurious foam, which wicks away excess sebum without drying skin out.
#17 L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask - Anti-Pores, $14.90 (50 ml)
Infused with natural charcoal actives, this clay mask removes impurities in the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed.
#18 La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray, $24.90 (150 ml)
The La Roche-Posay Serozinc simultaneously hydrates skin while keeping it looking matte and fresh all day.
#19 K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Super Black, $19.90
The K-Palette 24H Tattoo Liner is more than just a waterproof eyeliner. Formulated with hydrating ingredients, this liquid liner nourishes the lash line, so eyelids and lashes don’t feel dry.
#20 innisfree Auto Eyebrow Pencil, $6.00
At only $6 a piece, you’ll thank yourself for having multiples of this brow pencil in your purse or on your desk for brow emergencies.
#21 Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Dark Red , $19
We’ve raved about this liquid lipstick countless times because we still can’t believe they only charging $19 for an amazing product. It glides of easily and doesn’t leave lips feeling dry, plus its pocket-friendly price means it’s easier for you to own more shades. (Psst… they have 100 shades of these by the way.)
#22 Bourjois Air Mat Pressed Powder, $16
It’s hard for skin to stay matte in our weather but the Bourjois Air Mat Pressed Powder keeps skin looking shine-free without weighing it down. Blot away sweat and excess sebum with a clean tissue and then touch up with the press powder to keep skin shine-free for longer.
#23 CliniqueFit Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray, $19 (30 ml)
It’s normal for the body to feel dehydrated after a workout – besides drinking loads of water, load up on hydration on skin with the CliniqueFit Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray. This handy spray refreshes skin instantly and can be used to cool down the skin on your body as well.
#24 Pony Effect Grind Sparkling Shadow in Guest List, $28.90
In case you haven’t heard, Pony Effect is now available in Singapore. The makeup brand of Korean makeup guru Hye-Min Park, (or better known as her moniker, @ponysmakeup), features loads of eye makeup products, including the Grind Sparking Shadow. To use, turn the outer rim to grind up the eye colour into loose pigments.
#25 RIMMEL London Natural Bronzer in 022, $12.90
Want a natural sun-kissed glow without the UV damage? A dust of bronzer will do the trick. Using a fluffy brush, swipe on a figure three on the side of your face from the side of the forehead, towards your cheekbones and then along the jawlines.
#26 3INA The Highlighter in 201, $26
It might not look like much on the pan but this 3INA highlighter goes on as a shimmering bronze highlighter that shows off the cheekbones without looking like a crazy disco ball.
#27 ETUDE HOUSE Play 101 Stick in #12, $24
Available in a handy stick format, this cream blush colour from ETUDE HOUSE applies like a dream. Apply with the fleshy part of your palm (below your thumb) for natural-looking flush.
#28 PIXI Glow Mist, $22 (80 ml)
Containing a blend of 13 natural oils along with skin-loving ingredients like propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts, this face mist hydrates skin quickly and seals in moisture.
#29 Sephora Collection Cleansing Wipes - Coconut Water, $10 (pack of 25)
At just $10 a pack, these cleansing wipes are a steal. Besides taking the day’s makeup off, we also like to bring these along when it comes to a dedicated makeup shopping day. What else are you going to use to clean off swatches?
#30 The Body Shop Matte Clay Powder, $20
Formulated with tea tree oil, this full-coverage foundation covers up all imperfections and keeps sebum at bay. Its lightweight and matte finish keeps skin looking fresh all day.
Text: Tan Gin Yee, Additional Reporting: Arissa Ha The Singapore Women’s Weekly
A print version of this article can be found in the February 2018 issue of The Singapore Women’s Weekly.