Budget Beauty: Six under P500 multitaskers
While having tons of makeup can be fun and exciting, putting together a streamlined kit is something worth investing in. Maybe you need a lighter makeup bag to carry around, or you have a tight budget that only allows you to invest in a few pieces. Finding makeup that can serve multiple functions is practical, and forces you to get more creative about your application! We've already given tips for using lipsticks as blush but for even more ideas, here are six under P500 picks to get you started.
NYX Wonder Pencil, (P300, NYX counters)
Use this for: highlighting, brightening the waterline, pinpoint concealing, precision lip and eyebrow lining
If you like clean lines and sharp edges, this pencil will be your BFF! Use this to outline your brows and lips for better definition. You can also apply this to the inner corners of your eyes for highlight or on the waterline to make them look wide-eyed and refreshed. With three skin tone shades available, you can even pencil it in to conceal tiny marks and blemishes!
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (P300, NYX counters)
Use this for: highlighting, eyeshadow base, eyeliner
When the Jumbo Pencils were first released, Milk became the go-to primer of many YouTube beauty gurus to ensure that their eyeshadow colors were as vibrant on the lids as they were in the pan. The creamy white shade provided a base that allowed for pigments to stay true to color, plus it could also be used to create a brighter-looking waterline. Used sparingly and blended properly, you can also use Milk to highlight parts of your face like on the brow bone, center of the nose and cupid's bow.
Pink Sugar Sugar Tint Lip and Cheek Tint in Honey Bunny (P349, department stores)
Use this for: lip and cheek color, eyeshadow, eyeshadow base, contour
This line of pocket-friendly is a PV liquid lipstick fave but Honey Bunny is a versatile shade that may be used several ways. The tawny-nude color makes a fab neutral eyeshadow; simply pat on a small amount on the lids and build up the color if you want more intensity. For fair-skinned girls, try swiping this right under your cheekbones to create a rosy contoured look that isn't muddy or orange-y.
Ever Bilena EB Advance Blush Duo in Baked Fig (P220, department stores)
Use this for: blush, bronzer, contour, eyeshadow
Palettes with multiple colors make for great multi-tasking products, especially when the powders have a smooth texture and great pigmentation like these do. Wear one alone or blend both together to create a quick eye look. Make sure to tap off the excess because a little goes a long way.
Ever Bilena EB Matic Brow Liner in Earth (P180, leading department stores)
Use this for: eyebrows, eyeliner, eyeshadow, contour, lip liner
Aside from keeping your kilay on fleek and giving soft definition to your peepers, a creamy brown eye pencil can flatter other parts of your face. This is creamy enough to be used as an all-over eyeshadow color and even as a lip liner for recreating that 90s inspired brown lip. You can even use it to draw lines along the sides of your nose and easily blend it out for contour.
Etude House Play 101 Pencils (P348, Etude House)
Use this for: pinpoint concealing, highlighting, lip color, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow base, eyebrow (depending on the color you have)
Aside from the amazing shade range to play around with, these pencils are a PV eyeliner fave for its smudge-proof formula. Depending on the color you have, these pencils serve a great variety of purpose for those who hate lugging around a large makeup bag. They also have built-in sharpeners so you can keep the nibs in a perfect point.
Do you like using multipurpose products? What are the best hacks you've discovered, and which products work best for them? We'd love to know!