Splurge vs. Save: MOMOL-proof Make Up
It's the love month and everybody and everything speaks of romance.
On February 14, hundreds and thousands of women will go out on dates with their boyfriends/girlfriends/partners/crushes. Naturally, we're expecting a whole lot of sweetness and MOMOL (for those of you who've been living under the rock for some time, this means Make-Out-Make-Out-Lang) will be involved.
Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some of our picks for the most kiss-proof and make out-proof makeup:
Splurge: Kat Von D's Lock-It Foundation ($35)
Okay, if you're the scientific type, the formula of this foundation is made up of 21 percent pigment. Oh, and like most makeup from Kat Von D, this foundation is vegan and 100-percent cruelty-free.
Kat Von D's Lock-It Foundation promises 24-hour wear and an amazing coverage perfect for a whole day out with your special someone. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of shades!
Save: Jordana Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation ($3.99)
Jordana Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concealer and Foundation is an amazing drugstore face base that is reasonably priced and widely available (all The SM Stores and Watsons branches). This works as a concealer on problem areas for low maintenance ladies and as a full on foundation for those who want something more. The coverage is medium to full and the longevity is good, considering the price. I love that it is transfer-proof too so it's safe if your date somehow decides to wear white.
Splurge: Benefit Ka-Brow Eyebrow Cream Gel ($24)
Benefit Ka-Brow eyebrow cream gel color lasts as long as you want it to be there. If you apply it properly, it will withstand a hot and humid day. The brush that comes with the product is not trashy as most brush-with-products are. The creamy gel is easy to apply and manageable, too.
Save: Pink Sugar's Honey I'm Good Brow Kit (Php 399 or ~$8)
Pink Sugar is one of the local brands that made a big splash in 2016. Its eyebrow products, like its other offerings, provide value for money. The Honey, I'm Good Brow Kit is a quad that includes one powder and three waxes. The idea is to combine and experiment so you replicate your perfect brow color.
This product comes in two shades!
Splurge: Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush ($28)
The Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush is a long-lasting that promises you'll be glowing and blushing for half a day. A certain mastery is required in applying it but once you get that, you're set. Master that and your date will surely swoon over you all night long.
Save: Catrice Defining Blush ($3)
Catrice Defining Blush is one of the most popular products from this German drugstore brand. It is highly pigmented and easy to apply. Find this at all The SM Stores and selected Watsons branches.
Splurge: Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick ($18)
Jouer Long-Wear Lip Creme Liquid Lipstick in Dulce de Leche is the perfect nude that promises to wash you out. Plus, it stays put (wink wink) so you don't need to worry about transfer or having no lipstick anymore in the middle of your date.
ave: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip ($6)
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Aquarius 2 is a nude liquid lipstick that won't break your budget and is long-lasting. Order Colourpop from @prettymoody and other online sellers on Instagram or check them out over at Calyxta.
Extra tip: Make your evening date look extra sultry by going full "Miss Universe" vibes with smokey eyes and nude lips. Check out our suggested lipstick shades perfect for all skin tones.