Friday, March 22, 2013

I ♥ Philippine Drugstore Makeup Tag

Hello lovely ladies! It's raining, yes! It's been so hot for the past week and I am so glad that it started raining. And it's Friday! I am so looking forward for the weekend so I can just rest and not think of work.

Today I wanted to do this tag that has been going around on Youtube for some time now, but I wanted to make it more local so here is the I ♥ Philippine Drugstore Makeup Tag!

1. What is your favorite local drugstore makeup brand?

I actually had a hard time answering this question, so I based it on the most makeup product I own for each brand, and the winner is Ever Bilena! :) I am actually torn between Nichido and Ever Bilena, but I think Ever Bilena won because they have more products than Nichido, they are cheaper and the quality is almost the same.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

For the face, that would be the Nichido True Colors Liquid Foundation. It is my everyday foundation and I love using it. It may not provide amazing coverage, but it feels very light, doesn't oil a lot and the scent is not overpowering. Plus, it has sunscreen!

My favorite cheek product as of the moment is the Fashion 21 Blush Stick because it's easy to use, it looks so natural and I love the color!

And my favorite lip products are the Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks, especially the new formulation. These are super budget friendly and can be used for a long time. There are a lot of shades available so you can choose what shade fits you the best.

3. Least favorite product?

Out of all the local makeup products that I have, my least favorite would be the Fashion 21 Double Up Mascara. I actually cannot remember the last time I used this. It just doesn't work for me: it weighs down my lashes, it smudges, its hard to apply. So yes, this would be my least favorite product.

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

The best makeup bargain for me is the Careline Lip Gloss, the one that comes in a test tube like container. This lip gloss is super pigmented, it is more like a liquid lipstick with a shine to it. It is mostly out of stock, but they say that it is still available in selected Robinson Department Stores so I am planning to hunt it down and hoard as many as I can. They are only for ₱100 each so it's really a bargain.

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

This is tricky, but I would have to go with the Ever Bilena Matte Eyeshadows. I have not heard a lot of people talking about it, but let me tell you, these products are super worth it. I actually own 2 now, the Matte Eyeshadow Duos in London and Matte Eyeshadow Trios in Samba. I love the texture of these eyeshadows and I think Ever Bilena did a great job on them.

6. A local drugstore product that is overpriced?

For me, I think it would be the Ever Bilena Advance BB Cream. I don't think this product is worth ₱195, seriously. Yes, the product does cover and works great for people with dry to normal skin, but the texture, packaging and the scent is not worth the price. I would purchase it if its a bit cheaper, say around the ₱120 to ₱140 mark, but not for ₱195.

7. Local drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

I am actually not sure what my answer to this question is. Maybe I will go again with the Ever Bilena Advance BB Cream. It just didn't work for me, but note that this is me. It may or may have worked for other people, but I just don't like it.

And that it is for my take on this tag. Any comments? Suggestions? Violent reactions? :)

I am tagging all of you to do this makeup tag, but I would like to specifically tag these awesome bloggers:

Bing of The Project Awesome
Yette of Yettezkie's Doodles
Chrystal of The Kikay Mom
Chriselle of Cosmetic Fixation
CJ of Pinay On The Loose
Rattus of Beauty On A Shoestring Budget
Joyce of Candy Love Art
Gen-zel of Genzel Kisses

Thank you so much for reading and let me know if you also did this tag by posting your links below. Have a great day everyone!

-- Maica :)


  1. ChrystalMarch 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Wow, my first beauty tag! Ok, will have to go through my stash na and see what I could come up with. Thanks for the challenge, Maica!

    1. maicafrancesMarch 22, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Your welcome! And I am super honored to be the first one to tag you. More to come. Hahaha! :)

  2. Cj EscuadroMarch 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    OMG Maica!Thanks for this beauty tag! This is new to me but I'm up for the challenge!hehe.. I'm gonna scour my stuff na and see what I can find! ;) Take care!

    1. maicafrancesMarch 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Cool! Looking forward to your post! :D

  3. YetteMarch 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Thanks for tagging me! I'll be doing this soon, I'll let you know. :)

    1. maicafrancesMarch 22, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Thanks dear! :D Will wait for it!

  4. Rattus ChokiMarch 23, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Thank so much for the tag! Here is my post for local drugstore makeup xoxo

    I Love Philippine Drugstore Makeup

    1. maicafrancesMarch 23, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      Thank you dear! :) Will check it out!

  5. cassie cadizMarch 23, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Wow, I thought I was the only blogger who enjoys local drugstore make-ups! Fave ko matte lipsticks ng EV.

    Thanks for sharing this Sissy. ;)


    1. maicafrancesMarch 23, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      Your welcome! You should do this tag, then share your link with me. :)

  6. valeriesummersJune 16, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    this is cool. i purchase beauty products from they give discounts. please check out

  7. Oh's Rx: Passion for love of beautyJuly 16, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    I'm currently loving local make up brands :)

    1. maicafrancesSeptember 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

      Go ahead and do this tag, it's fun! :)

  8. Cora D.September 7, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    :-) nice blog.
    follow me please!

  9. PaulineNovember 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    My favorite lip product is Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint. My favorite make-up shopping store?!

  10. Pauline ReyesJanuary 4, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    I also love Ever Bilena products especially their makeup foundation, while my favorite color is tan!

    ~Pauline @

  11. Pauline ReyesMay 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Ever Bilena cosmetics are great, except for their perfumes! Hehehe, I kinda don't like the scents :)
    ~Pauline @


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