There’s something about makeup products that make us giddy. Opening a new package and swatching it on your hand is so satisfying. But, for me, I feel extra excitement when that product is miniature.
Every time I see a tiny makeup product I squeal and lose my cool over how cute it is. It just amazes me that brands even make products that small and not just for show—you can actually use them. They’re great for throwing in your bag since they don’t take up much space. It’s also ideal for traveling so you can bring a little bit of everything. And, they’re also good for displaying on your work desk or vanity to cheer you up in the middle of the day.
If you’re amused by mini products like me, shop the picks below.
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara Mini
For those who use Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara, pick up the mini version for your bag or travel kit. It has a satin finish, 12-hour hold formula, and is water-resistant. It comes in the same packaging as the regular size, only smaller with 0.14 oz of product. Available at Greenbelt 5.
CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder
If you ever have to rush somewhere after a workout, use CliniqueFIT’s face powder. This will neutralize and redness you might have on your face. This has a built-in sponge so all you have to do is unlock it and shake well until the product is on the applicator. The compact size is also great for your gym bag. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Fenty Beauty Two Lil Mattemoiselles Plush Matte Lipstick Duo
When was the last time you actually used up an entire tube of lipstick? Probably never. That might change if you get this duo set of mini lipsticks from Fenty Beauty. This limited edition pick comes with two shades: Spanked and Griselda. Because of the size, you can even keep both in your bag. Available on Sephora PH.
BeautyBlender has changed the way almost everyone does makeup and they’re doing it again in a smaller scale. These Micro.Mini sponges comes in a set of two and can be used for more precise makeup application. Use these for contouring your nose, concealing under your eyes, and applying cream highlighter. They’re also really cute to have on your vanity. Available on Calyxta.
NARS Mini Orgasm Set
Orgasm is probably NARS’ most popular shade, so it makes sense that they made a special set for it. Here you will get a lipstick, lip gloss, and of course, the blush. Pack this when you travel and you will be able to have a natural peach-colored flush everyday. Available at Central Square.
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator Mini
Everyone loves highlighter so imagine if you could get them in miniature sizes? For a wet look, use NYX liquid illuminators. They come in two shades so you can pick between a champagne shade or something more on the bronze side. Pop these in your bag for highlight touch ups because we could always use more shine. Available at SM Makati.
Maybelline The City Mini Eyeshadow Palette
Yes, most eyeshadow palettes aren’t great for traveling or even for your organization. They’re usually really large and clunky, and take up a lot of space. But, they don’t have to. Maybelline’s mini palette comes in a compact size and has six shades with a mix of mattes and shimmers. They also have different color themes so you can cop just one or a few to complete different looks. Available at Watsons branches.
Art by Marian Hukom
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