Budget Beauty: The best facial mists under P500

Facial mists are a great add-on to any routine, with different benefits depending on what your skin needs. A good mist can keep your makeup looking fresh and on for longer, and it will also treat your skin in the process. Looking to get into the misting habit? Check out these five facial mists we love, even more because they're so affordable!

For moisture: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel Mist (P260 at Althea PH)

The Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel has been one of our favorite multitasking gels, and now we have a more convenient way to reapply it on the go! The spray is light and refreshing, and gives skin that plump, rehydrated feel. If you’re in an airconditioned office all day, this mist can prevent your skin from drying out without the greasy feel.

For sensitive skin: Avene Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water (P500 for 30mL at select Watsons and Mercury Drug stores)

Sometimes, there’s really nothing better than a dose of water. Granted, this is spring water which is naturally enriched with vitamins and minerals, but the very short ingredient list is ideal for those with sensitive skin. The water is so famous for its skin-soothing and hydrating properties that it works even in treating eczema and other skin disorders. Use it to prep your skin before makeup and after it to make your look more "lived in". Keep in mind though that this skincare essential doesn't have any extra ingredients prolong the wear of your makeup.

For longer makeup wear time: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray x Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray (P500 at leading department stores)

This setting spray has been raved about for keeping makeup on even through the hottest, sweatiest days! It has this micro-mist feature that covers your face evenly. You only need to spray it once, right after you’ve put on your makeup. It’s especially for long days when you’re too busy to touch up and need your face to stay put well into the evening!

For oily, acne-prone skin: Yadah Anti-T Mist (P295 at Beauty Bar)

Struggling with oily skin and acne? The Yadah Anti-T Mist contains salicylic acid that helps soothe troubled skin. Spritz it on after cleansing whenever you feel the pimples coming in! This also comes in handy as a mid-day refresher especially when you feel your face greasing up. Just sop up the excess oil with an oil blotter and tissue first, and spritz.

For a midday pick-me-up: Skin&Lab Cooling Down Vitamin Toner & Mist (P450 at Althea PH)

On days where your face feels lackluster due to stress, here’s a little skin pick-me-up! Spritz this Vitamin Toner & Mist all over your face, and let it refresh you with its lovely citrus scent. It also acts as a light toner to help keep your skin hydrated.

Have you gotten into misting? What’s your fave facial mist? Let us know in the comments!