My Top Ten Best Beauty Buys of the Year

I don’t buy a lot of makeup, but when I do, I make sure that I get only those that give me full value for my money. Here’s a list of some of the best products I’ve ever tried this year in terms of quality, consistency and overall performance.

1. NARS Super Orgasm

The price (P1350) may sound daunting, but this blush is an invesment that is worth every cent you pay. NARS blushes are highly pigmented, they last all day and one pan can serve you for more than a year even with daily use. If you’re looking for a great go-to blush then NARS blushes should be on top of your list. Try Orgasm or Super Orgasm.

2. Shiseido Supplist Poreless Powder Foundation

This is my current foundation love. I’ll definitely buy the refill, regardless of the price (P1650). I think I’ve gushed about this product too much in all my online accounts (lol) so just read the original review.

3. MAC Fluidline

Remember when I was looking for the best eyeliner ever? I found it. MAC Fluidlines are very creamy, they don’t budge or smudge, and a little goes a long way. All the makeup gurus swear by this eyeliner. It takes a little practice to get the application right but once you do it will only take a few seconds per line.

4. Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume II

This is one set that every makeup enthusiast should have. It has the 24/7 Glide On pencils and Primer Potion which are cult favorites in the makeup world. The eyeshadows are pigmented, silky, and long-lasting. What’s best about it is that you get all these products for only a fraction of the price if you buy them separately. 

5. Burt’s Bees Garden Tomato Toner

This is one product I simply cannot live without. It keeps my skin clear, toned and smooth, erases my blemishes and dries my pimples. It might not work as well for others, but for me, this is Holy Grail. I think I’m already on my fourth bottle this year!

6. Shiseido Tinted Moisture

This is a pretty recent buy. I got it at 70% off from an outlet sale! It offers decent coverage and extends the life span of my foundation. It also moisturizes my skin well so I’ve observed an improvement in my skin’s texture since I started using this. Definitely one of my best buys this year.

7. Dollface Cosmetics 32-color Lip Palette

 For only P650, this is so sulit! I use it everyday. The pinks are just gorgeous but the reds are pretty awesome. I highly recommend this palette. I’ve bought a lot of palettes from Dollface before but this is the best I’ve tried so far! That’s saying a lot because the palettes I have already pretty great by themselves.

8. NARS Brush Set

It may or may not be fake, but it doesn’t matter. These are really good brushes that will serve me for at LEAST a couple of years. They’re soft and distributes color well and I love them for it.

9. MAC Blot Pressed Powder

Here is one other item that I find indispensable. It’s always in my bag since I need it for touch-ups or just for looking at the mirror. The powder adds no coverage -which I prefer since I don’t want my powder ruining my foundation - and controls shine really well!

 10. Pond’s Flawless White Instensive Whitening Serum

You know how these skincare products promise you things they can’t do? This is NOT one of them. My blemishes really disappeared when I used this serum. Of course, I can’t say the same for you since a product’s effectivity depends on so many factors, but this is a product worth trying out nonetheless. I got this at sale price so yay! I’m going to buy it again when I run out.


Whew! I hope this was helpful. You should really try making your own top ten list, to get a nice perspective on your spending patterns as well as the quality of the things you buy. If you find that most of the items you bought this year didn’t make it to your regular routine then maybe you should rethink how you purchase products. It will help you save time and money in the long run.

Anwyay, please share your top ten best buys list here! I would love to know what the things you love are.