5 Bang For The Buck Makeup Brands | Clozette

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When it comes to choosing the right makeup, it's all about the brand that gives you the best quality for the price paid. Signature brands are quite good, but sometimes they may just not be the best fit for your skin, or worse, they do not live up to the promises stated. That's why more and more beauty girls are on the hunt for bang-for-the-buck makeup buys. These are products that mix affordability with quality. 

Aside from the usual drugstore biggies such as L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Revlon, here are 5 other affordable makeup brands you should check out for a flawless #MOTD! 




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Bourjois is a brand loved by many beauty bloggers and vloggers from all over the world. Their no-fail product? The Healthy Mix line composed of concealer, foundation, and serum that are all comparable (if not better) to high-end brands' foundations. It's been tried and tested for a healthy, flawless finish that lasts all day.


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NYX is a brand from the US that is available in almost all countries and is priced a bit cheaper than bigger drugstore brands. They're known for their butter lipsticks and glosses, matte lip creams, and various palettes for eyeshadows and contouring. NYX is a go-to brand for Makeup Artists as they are highly pigmented and deliver good results every time!

Sleek Makeup

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Sleek Makeup has built a loyal following throughout the years as they are known for strong pigmentation and high quality. Our best buy from them would have to be their blusher palettes that feature colours perfect for light, medium, and dark skin tones. 


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Like most Korean products, CLIO is a brand that has it all, right from the classy foundation cult favourites to quirky lip markers. Highly recommended are their foundations, cushions, concealers, lipsticks, and eyebrow kits. Even PONY, the famous Korean beauty YouTuber, uses their products regularly! 


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Eyes Lips Face, or e.l.f, is probably the cheapest one in the bunch but have commendable items that deliver great results. Also, if you're looking for affordable makeup brushes, they have a great beginner and pro brush line to kick-start your brush collection. 



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Being a Clozette Ambassador takes passion and hard work to a whole new level. It also comes with a great responsibility to represent Clozette properly when they're working with brands and going to events. As such, Clozetters aspire to be one.

To help you reach your Clozetter goals, here are a few traits you can pick up from the other ambassadors!


She's Consistent

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You know the drill, you can either upload directly to the Clozette Website or use the #Clozette hashtag when you upload something on Instagram and it will upload itself to the Clozette Community. To be honest, it's just a piece of cake, and the Ambassadors who know the demands of their followers make sure that they always have something new to show them daily. Consistently uploading gives your followers something to look forward to, making them more engaged to you and your content.

She's Original

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Anyone can be called a fashionista or a beauty junkie, but if her content is the same as everyone else's then she won't standout. Making an impact requires creativity and being a Clozette Ambassador is the same. It demands creativity, so make sure you put your artsy-self on when taking your photos and writing your captions so people like or comment on your photo!  

She Puts Her Best Foot Forward

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In line with the second point, how will you show your creative flat lays and well-posed OOTD shots if the images are not of good quality? Blurry shots, bad lighting, and uneven framing (unless it's part of your aesthetic) are not good to look at and might make a few Clozetters hit "unfollow" if they see that you're not putting your best foot forward. 

She Inspires

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Being an inspiration is not something done overnight. You have to combine all the traits and really work hard to be at your best all the time. It's also about being a better version of yourself every single day! If they see you progress through life, inspiring others with your style or beauty know-how, they will certainly keep checking your blog, instagram, or clozette profile for your latest updates.



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When celebrities walk down the red carpet, it's not just their outfit that glistens but also their skin. It's one of the most notable things fans notice whenever they see their favourite stars, both on and off TV. That's why celebrities work extra hard to maintain their radiant skin. Because of this, they are able to carry themselves with confidence! Watch this video to see how confident Gabriella Wilde is!

So if you want to get skin like your favourite celebrities and attain their red carpet confidence, here are 5 celebrity skincare secrets to know and add to your beauty regimen. 


Keep A Positive Mindset

Gabriella Wilde is a timeless beauty. In an interview when she recently signed the contract as Estée Lauder's newest face she said: "They (other Estée Lauder ambassadors) all inspired me and now I hope to inspire others". With a mindset like that, you'll definitely radiate something other than glowing skin--you'll also be a beacon to all things positive. Remember: beauty is inside and out!

Best Skincare Regimen

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Celebrities have an all-access pass to the best of the best when it comes to skincare products. Reputable brands like Estée Lauder offers Nutritious Vitality8 Range that gives radiance and glow from within to maintain a radiant skin. They also keep in mind the quality of ingredients, making sure that they're getting what is compatible to their skin type and to their current skin situation. 

Stick To A Strict Diet

Most celebrities seldom eat junk food or have too much to drink because it may cause acne and other skin blemishes--which would be a big problem if they're appearing on TV the next day. They practice self-control when it comes to their diet and stick to eating the good stuff, like fruits with antioxidants, grains and oats for fibre, and lean meat for protein. 

Protection From The Sun

There's a reason why we always see celebrities wearing hats and shades. And nope, it's not just because they don't want to be seen by the crowd. It's because they're also protecting themselves from the sun. They know that the sun's rays are harmful and take their sun protection seriously in their everyday life. 

Let Skin Breathe

Celebrities wear heavy makeup almost everyday because they're always taping for shows, appearing on interviews, or shooting for a film. The best thing they do for their skin is to let it breathe every once in a while so that the skin's natural oils come out and their pores are not always clogged. However, if the need arises and they really need to put makeup on, they only put an ample amount for a sheer and light coverage.