Throwback to Singapore secondary school days when my go-to powder and eyeliner came from Silkygirl and not Sephora.
Let’s be real, there are days when we want to dress up a little, but we don’t want to spend all that money beating our faces or caring about every strand of hair on our heads.
Here are 10 beauty products under S$15 in Singapore that could get you one step closer to becoming Beyonce. Well, at least on a budget. You can get these beauty items from retail stores in Singapore.
I swear by Batiste’s dry shampoo. It’s my holy grail especially when I’m constantly on long-haul flights or just choose sleep over washing my day three hair.
Spray it on your roots and rub the product in. Don’t worry about resembling a granny; this dry shampoo leaves no white residue behind!
Travel sized (50ml) S$3.90, Full-sized (200ml) S$12.90
First off, I hate moisturising my body. I’m just lazy and in my mind, moisturisers are greasy and sticky. Take that and match it with our humidity, just, no.
Nivea’s Rose and Argan Oil is one of the beauty products I’ve grown to love. I’ve been using it for about two straight years. It’s non-greasy, not sticky, it smells amazing and it gives an amazing glow to your skin. whilst keeping you moisturised.
400ml S$10.95, On sale at Watsons for S$8.76
So many makeup removers leave a layer of oily film after you use them. I was so excited to see more water-based makeup removers joining the beauty products in the market.
However, lugging a huge bottle and cotton wipes around especially when you’re constantly on-the-go is such a hassle. Bifesta’s makeup wipes don’t drag, they don’t sting your eyes and they remove your makeup really easily.
Pack of 46 S$14.50, Pack of 10 S$1.90 (Get four of these if you want to save even more!)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercier’s loose setting powder. But can we say a prayer for all our wallets?
I decided to try Rimmel’s Stay Matte pressed powder on a whim, and now I’m hooked. It instantly mattifies your face and you won’t have an episode of Flashback Mary.
Original price S$13.90, on sale for S$10.42.
Rimmel’s Stay Matte Pressed Powder: Watsons
My skincare routine literally consists of one thing – the Garnier Matcha Detox wash. It’s another one of my “pick-up-on-a-whim” products.
Surprisingly, it’s not as drying (I have an oily T-zone, normal skin everywhere else!), despite the salicylic acid, which was what I was initially worried about. However, it does wonders for my acne and my acne scarring.
If you’re constantly having acne breakouts, I suggest you try this out!
100ml for S$5.90 at Watsons, on sale at Guardian for S$4.70
The Wet N Wild Colour Icon Eyeshadow Quad is definitely one of the cheapest eyeshadow quads in the market.
Their brand is more known for their eyeshadow trios; however, the quads are more readily available in stores. This neutral quad is perfect for an easy, everyday makeup look. You can now look effortless without the price tag!
Available in store at Watsons or Zalora for S$7.90
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Quad: Zalora
With all these new makeup and beauty products, you’ll have to clean all your brushes and beauty blenders, right?
This is the only product you need to complete your entire beauty collection, in my opinion. Although, specifically a detergent, it’s gentle on your skin and leaves your tools spanking new like they were before you dipped your brush into that eyeshadow pan.
Plus, it’s only S$2!
Available in store at Daiso outlets for S$2 or online at Ezbuy for S$4.43
Daiso Brush Cleaner: Ezbuy
My hair has been through a lot. Heating tools, bleaching and colouring have left my ends in need of a whole lot of love.
Loreal’s argan oil has changed the way my hair grows. My new hair growth is much stronger and doesn’t disintegrate when I comb through it. Plus it helps with frizz; essential in this humidity!
I’ve been using the same bottle of argan oil (100ml) for a really long period of time and it’s not even half empty. You only need a little dot for your ends. It’s like Doraemon’s pouch – neverending.
100ml for S$23.90 or 30ml for S$9.90
Loreal Argan Oil: Guardian
I was introduced to the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer by a friend from London.
I have eyebags worse than a racoon. Just a coat of this under my eyes dabbed at with a dry beauty blender prevents me from scaring anyone and everyone. Thank goodness.
It also comes with seven different shades with different undertones; cool, warm and pink. Hopefully, everyone can find one that matches their skin tone!
Original price S$15.90, on sale for S$12.70
With the humidity and my tendency to cry during movie trailers (yes, my friends can vouch for this), having a waterproof, smudge-proof liner amongst your beauty products is definitely important.
I’m not a huge fan of liquid eyeliners, but this Rimmel one is easy to use, the brush tip isn’t hard so it won’t “stab” your eyes while you’re mastering that winged liner of yours.
Also, I’m still trying to rub off the eyeliner I drew on my wrist. This liner is more committed to my wrist than I am to my relationship.
Available in store at Watsons for S$12.90
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner: Watsons
Hopefully, these tried and tested beauty products under S$15 stop you from lashing out at your boss for not paying you enough! I mean, make-up, not war?
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