The Ultimate 2021 Drugstore Beauty Starter Kit


September 9, 2021
Read Time: 5 minutes

Time to add these affordable beauty products to your top shelf



Whether you’re looking to build your everyday beauty kit or want to go ahead and try new products, the drugstore and e-commerce platforms are good places to start. You get such a bargain for hardworking products at affordable price points; you’re bound to repurchase again!


From a multi-use lip tint from Maybelline that does it all to Issy & Co.’s tinted moisturizer that doubles as sun protection, here’s a quick guide to your ultimate drugstore beauty starter kit. 


BLK Cosmetics Daydream Life-Proof Airy Serum Foundation (P549)



For a skin-like appearance, cop BLK Cosmetics’ all-new release from their Daydream Collection. Infused with hero ingredient, hyaluronic acid, the light-as-air formula melts seamlessly into skin, leaving a long-lasting, natural matte finish. Enjoy breathable coverage with this lightweight serum foundation that effectively covers blemishes and camouflages redness. 


Shop the BLK Cosmetics Daydream Life-Proof Airy Serum Foundation on Shopee. 


Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint (P499)



Issy & Co.’s bestselling Active Skin Tint is an oil-free tinted moisturizer perfect for daily use. Formulated with Broad Spectrum UVB/UVA SPF 35, it provides sun protection, too. Choose from six adaptable shades—Vanillé, Fawn, Beech, Hazel, Sienna and Brûlée. 


Shop the Issy & Co. Active Skin Tint on Shopee. 


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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer (P595)



Experience full coverage with this hardworking concealer that’s transfer-proof and waterproof.  This lightweight yet high-coverage concealer, perfect for oily to combination skin, is available in 10 skin-perfect shades.


Pro-tip: Skip the base and use the concealer alone by swiping on your acne scars and dark spots. Its large doe foot applicator is perfect for on-the-go application, too!


Shop the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Liquid Concealer on Shopee. 


Happy Skin Dew Aqua Cooling Setting Powder (P679)



Formulated with unique 50% water + powder blend, Happy Skin’s Fresh Morning Dew Aqua Cooling Setting Powder delivers a cooling sensation to skin upon contact, perfect for the country’s unpredictable weather. Set your base makeup with a loose powder—available in two shades—which softens the appearance of skin and improves makeup longevity. With Anti-Blue Technology, it even deflects damaging light produced by time spent in front of our gadgets. 


Shop the Happy Skin Dew Aqua Cooling Setting Powder on Shopee. 


Sunnies Face Airblush (P495)



There’s no introduction needed for the crowd favorite Sunnies Face Airblush. Approved by professional makeup artists to Hollywood starlets and sought after by international publications, it’s a cult favorite for a reason. Described as a soft-focus cheek tint with a silky matte finish, it adds a pop of color to the cheeks—and you never have to worry about going overboard.


Shop the Sunnies Face AirBlush on Shopee.


Colourette Shimmertint (P349)



Perfect for Pinay skin, Colourette Shimmertint delivers an instant lit-from-within glow. It’s long-wearing, pigmented and weightless. Use alone as a highlighter and draw attention to the high points of your face, or mix with your foundation for that extra luminosity! 


Shop the Colourette Shimmertint on Shopee. 


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Issy & Co. Reformulated Brow Refiner (P349) 



The cult-favorite Brow Refiner got an upgrade this 2021. The beloved eyebrow duo refines brows in two ways: the brow gel sculps, tints, tames and enhances the brows while the castor oil promotes hair growth. Available in clear, ash and brown for the best brows of your life! 


Shop the Issy & Co. Reformulated Brow Refiner on Shopee. 


Issy & Co. Precision Brow Pen (P299)



Fill in sparse areas of your brows with the all-new Issy & Co. Precision Brow Pen, a detailing pen with a brush tip that defines brows with fine-feathering strokes. The pen’s superfine brush tip creates featherlight, realistic hair strokes. Use it to remedy over-tweezed eyebrows and empty spots!


Shop the Issy & Co. Precision Brow Pen on Shopee. 


Sunnies Face Eyecrayon (P395)



This beginner-friendly, creamy matte eye color does it all. Enhance your eyes’ natural contours with 10 natural hues for daily wear. Designed with a soft pointed tip and a built-in sharpener, just twist up and glide the weightless formula onto the lids as sheer or as pigmented as you’d like.


Shop the Sunnies Face Eyecrayon on Shopee. 


Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara (P199)



No drugstore starter kit is complete without the holy grail Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara that’s über budget-friendly. It stays on all day and even withstands a full workout session (plus a quick cry, if needed). It’s transfer-proof, waterproof and life-proof. Don’t forget to remove with an oil-based makeup cleaner!  


Shop the Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara on Shopee. 


Maybelline Sensational Cushion Matte Lip Tint (P299)



Air-whipped to perfection, the all-new Maybelline Sensational Cushion Matte Lip Tint can be used in three ways: as a lip tint, cream blush or eye color. The cloud-like mousse is lightweight, hyperpigmented and long-wearing. Choose from an array of 10 rich shades from warm nudes to soft blushes and bold reds—perfect for the Filipina.  


Shop the Maybelline Sensational Cushion Matte Lip Tint on Shopee. 


Sunnies Face Lip Treat (P395)



For a barely-there flush of color on the lips, add the Sunnies Face Lip Treat to your kit. It gives a subtle sheen for juicy, fuller lips. Choose from six shades: Sakura, Juice, Chill, Poppy, Chai and Jellyfish. 


Shop the Sunnies Face Lip Treat on Shopee.


Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist (P1,095)



Lock in your full look with Pixi’s bestselling mist; it lengthens makeup wear and keeps it from moving and settling into fine lines. Infused with rose water and green tea, it brings comfort and protection to skin for guaranteed freshness all day. 


Shop the Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist on Shopee. 



Any last-minute 9.9 recommendations that we missed and need to be added to everyone’s drugstore beauty kit? Leave it in the comments below!



Header Images Maybelline and Sunnies Face 

Art Matthew Ian Fetalver 

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