By Norain F.
Let’s face it: finding makeup products that actually fit into your budget can be really difficult sometimes.
Walking into a drugstore can be overwhelming – you’ll see walls and walls of beauty products with retouched photos of celebrities and the fact that you can’t even test or swatch some of the products can be really frustrating. Don’t worry, though because we’re here to help you. We’ve listed 5 amazingly underrated drugstore products that we think should deserve more recognition.
- Maybelline Brow Cream Pencil (Ranging from RM 9.00 to RM 11.00)
It’s affordable, it’s creamy and it’s long-lasting. If you have sparse brow hairs, this brow pencil is the perfect choice for you. It’s easy to control and it won’t leave your brows looking blocky and unnatural.
- Essence Liquid Ink (Waterproof) (RM 13.90)
Looking for an affordable RM 15 liquid liner? Look no further because Essence has some of the best affordable liquid eyeliners in the drugstore. This eyeliner comes with a fine brush-tip applicator which guarantees a smudge-free line. It’s also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about having panda eyes after a sweaty workout session.
- Catrice All Matt Plus Shine Control Powder (RM 18.90)
If you have oily skin and you’re looking for a mattifying powder that actually does what it says, this one’s for you. Formulated to minimize the appearance of oil on your face, this powder will give your skin a smooth, velvety matte finish that will last you all day long.
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (RM 27.90)
The YouTube beauty community raves about this product and it has been constantly compared to its alleged high-end counterpart, the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. After finally giving in to the hype, I can definitely say that this concealer really is comparable to the Shape Tape but at a fraction of its price.
- Essence Longlasting Lipstick (RM 12.90)
You don’t need to spend RM 80 on a lipstick when you can get one at the drugstore for less than RM 15. Pigmented, extremely affordable and lasts a decent amount of time – what else can you possibly ask for? You can find it in Watsons branches near you.