Budget Back-to-School K-Beauty Must-Haves

School is already back in session! And just like buying school supplies, buying beauty essentials for the new school year is a definite must. Now, while shopping in general is fun and exciting, checking price tags is definitely not. Discovering that the eyeliner you’ve been “eyeing” (pun intended) is way above your set budget makes for a less-than-enjoyable experience. But no need to worry! Here at KStreetManila, we’ve decided to challenge ourselves and find K-Beauty products that are both under PHP250 AND well worth its price tag. Even if you’re on a student budget, or just want that bang for your buck, these are the products for you.

The Face Shop Watery Tint

PHP250, The Face Shop

Don’t have time to do a full face in the morning? No problem! This is a perfect product to throw into your bag for an on-the-go makeup session on your way to class. You can use this on both your lips and cheeks for a fresh, youthful look. This tint goes from sheer to opaque through layering, making it a very versatile product if you need to touch up for a night out. With several shades available, you’re sure to find a colour that suits your personality.

Laneige Moisture Kit

PHP250, BeautyMNL

Just because you live on a student budget, doesn’t mean your skin should! Treat yourself to this travel sized kit with all the essential skin care products that will help you keep your skin plump and luminous even through a stressful semester. This is a great introduction to Laneige’s skincare line for first-time users and it fits all skin types.

It’s My Water Proof Sun Cream

PHP240, Althea Philippines

This one is for our normal-to-dry skinned readers! Sunscreen is an important part of maintaining the health of your skin. While most sunscreens are usually over the budget of a student, It’s My provides a powerful sunscreen that falls just under PHP250! This is perfect for achieving a healthy glow while also protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays from the sun.

Lioele Bubi Bubi Mascara

PHP170, BeautyMNL

This is an underrated mascara as far as most K-Beauty mascaras are concerned. Lioele sports a buildable formula that can take you from defined to thick and luscious lashes with several coats. No need to worry with clumping as well with this mascara AND guaranteed no panda eyes at the end of the day! Removal is no problem as well, as the mascara rubs off in tubes when removed. Altogether a definite recommend for this mascara!

COC Eye Contact Single Eyeshadow

PHP114, Althea Philippines

While the appeal of an eyeshadow palette is tempting, you often end up only using one or two staple colours for a daily routine. Save your money and instead pick your staple colours from COC’s Eye Contact Single Eyeshadows. There are seven user-friendly shades to choose from with varying finishes. Shades Caramel Toast and Earl Grey are great daily mattes, and can serve dual purpose as contour powders as well. On the flip side, shades Sugar Mocha and Paprika are great party colours for that night out. Eyeshadow can be a daunting task, but with these eyeshadows, you’re sure to get perfect application each time.

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