Here are my favourite 10 makeup items under S$10 price mark.
1. Etude House Soft Touch Auto Lipliner – $4.90, available at Etude House stores
Glides on without pulling. A little on the dry side but it’s a formula I prefer. I don’t like waxy lipliner. I usually use it under a dark lipstick. You can also wear this on its own, just top it off with a little gloss. The selection of colours is disappointing thou.
2. Essence Silky Touch Blush is 50 Sweetheart – $5.50, available at selected Watson’s stores
A light peach colour, perfect for day. Soft, pigmented with barely-there tiny teeny glitters, and leaves a lovely glow on the cheeks.
3. Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Pencil in Gray – $5.90, available at Etude House stores
An auto eyebrow pencil that doesn’t need to sharpen! So convenient! The tip of the brow crayon is like shape of chef’s knife with teardrop cross section so you have the flexibility to draw on thick or thin lines, whichever you prefer. You have the twist-up brow crayon in one end and a spoolie brush on the other. Personally I only use the spoolie to neaten my brows before filling in. That’s because I find the spoolie takes away the filled-in color. I’ll use my long bristles eyebrow brush if I need to brush the drawn brows. That also means if you went a little too heavy-handed with filling in your brows, you can use the spoolie to brush out the colour. It comes in quite a good selection of colours – gray, dark gray, brown, gray-brown, dark brown and black.
4. Catrice All Round Concealer Palette – $6.90, available at selected Guardian Pharmacies
An all round concealer palette. Green is to reduce redness, great for acne and reddish scars; peach is great for brightening; yellow is to brighten dark circles; and the usual beiges are for hiding pigmentation. The texture is a little wet but dab on using your finger, finishes off with some loose powder and you are good to go! I personally use more of the green one among the colors, to hide my blemishes and scars.
5. Catrice Ultimate Lip Colour lipstick in 210 Pinkadilly Circus – $7.90, available at selected Guardian Pharmacies
A pink that borders between cool and warm tone. It goes on creamy and smoothly, and not sheer at all. Last for a few good hours, but need some touching up after a meal. I love the sleek glossy metal case. There is a wide selection of colours for this range!
6. Etude House Look At My Eyes Cafe Eyeshadow in BR401 Cafe Latte and BR403 Caramel Latte – $7.90 each, available at Etude House stores
My two ultimate favourites to contour my eyes. Matt shadows are relatively hard to come by at drugstore price, especially such shades! Decently pigmented for a natural contouring on the eye sockets. You can build up the colour for intensity. This Look At My Eyes range comes in a wide selection of colours and finishes – glitters, shimmers, satin and matte.
7. Etude House Brush311 Blending Brush – $7.90 or $8.90, available at Etude House stores
Etude House recently has revamped their range of brushes, softer and better quality! I love that they have smaller brushes for precision application on Asian eyes! This particular #311 is my favourite for reaching into the outer corner of my creaseless eyes.
8. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking On EggShells – $8.90, available on Luxola.com
This neutral palette is great for everyday look. I personally love the lid color, just dab it on my lids to instantly brightens my eyes! Last all day on me, even without a primer!
9. Catrice Absolute Nude Eyeshadow Palette in 010 All Nude (In The Mood For Nude) – $9.90, available at selected Guardian Pharmacies
My favourite among this list of items. I love that it has various of nude shades for defining, and a really dark shade for a smokey look. It’s a little sheer but build-able, that’s great for day look, in my opinion.
10. NYX Powder Blush in PB07 Natural – $10, available at Sephora stores
A coral-pink that goes on sheer. Great for days that you just want a little natural flush on your cheeks.
Well, that’s my 10 makeup gems that are less than $10 each. What are in your list? Love to hear from you!