Drugstore Makeup Products That Are Kicking High End Products' Butts
What if you could spend half the money, and look just as good with a few inexpensive finds at your local drugstore? The liquid foundation you find in your local drugstore might have the same results as the one at Nordstrom. If you're dedicated to a luxury brand, high street makeup, or skincare item, because you're somehow convinced it’s filled with magical properties and you can't physically live without it... Fine. We get it! However, if you're willing to detach, take a walk down the makeup aisle during your usual store run for tampons. Finding makeup dupes might just become your new hobby. We have complied a list of awesome finds to replace your fancy makeup! Best part, the prices will blow you away!
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso ($8)
Blush being the perfect way to accentuate your best features, this particular blush comes in 11 shades. You cannot go wrong with this little number. Cute, compact, and affordable! This long lasting blush will definitely make a statement. If you’re a gal that loves a subtle blush look, one application serves well as its intense shades can give a bolder look. This product is most comparable to NARS Blush in Orgasm ($30) for its radiance and beautiful matte finish.
Loréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($16)
Available in 12 shades, this lovely find will give you a flawless glow. Heavily pigmented. This foundation's formula has a natural looking radiant finish with type A coverage (may need about three layers to cover blemishes.) Excellent forgiving texture: good medium, buildable coverage; and really good wear even for those with semi-oily skin. Comparable to: Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow.
Sigma Aura Powder in Nymphaea ($16)
This powder enhances and brings forth dimension to the face, and subtly draws out natural contours. Think of this blush as an all in one find. Not only can you use it as blush but it works its magic as a bronzer, and for contouring as well. Just like the Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush.
Butter Bronzer from Physician's Formula ($14)
Moisturizing wonder features ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments that smooth skin texture. It has a light-medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation is opaque with full coverage with two layers. The Butter Bronzer formula consists of ingredients like murumuru Butter that makes for a radiant glow. The consistency is soft, smooth, and blendable without being too flaky. Ultra-rich bronzer formula instantly melts into skin, sealing-in moisture. Great for those with dry to normal skin types! Comparable to: Hoola bronzer($29)
Maybelline Dream Crush Foundation ($15)
Maybelline's increased color pigments deliver complete luminous coverage for fresh-faced perfection in the Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation.
This foundation gives light to medium coverage. A single layer provides sheer coverage, so this great or a on-the-go touch up. Like many Dream line products this foundations texture is velvety smooth, with a luminous finish instead of a mousy matte look. Comparable to: Dior capture Totale Dreamskin perfect cushion foundation
NYX Micro Brow ($10)
This dual-ended Micro Brow Pencil is great for sculpting tidy arches with minimal effort. Brows are almost every girls obsession now a days, and this inexpensive pencil works wonders for those who aren’t grand master brow perfectionist. Build full beautiful brows with our ultra-thin Micro Brow Pencil. So precise it coats even the finest hairs with color for a natural-looking finish. It isn’t overly pigmented so you definitely have to build up the color for coverage for your desired look. Comparable to: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Covergirl Flamed out Mascara ($7)
Mascara is always the most necessary thing in your makeup bag. If all else fails, there’s nothing that a good mascara can’t fix! This brush designed with a thinner center, and a curved brush, it captures lashes fairly nicely producing more of a fluttery, lightweight lash look. Comparable to: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
NYX Matte Liner ($7)
This sexy, dark collection has a liner for everyone's needs. Whether it’s to create dramatic, sultry looks, or precise cat-eyes, this long lasting liner can be a newfound heaven sent magic wand. The brush tip allows you to achieve an ultra-fine and exquisite matte finish. Comparable to: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner.
Essence All About Nude Palette ($5)
The Essence all about nude palette features mostly warm, neutral shades. All of which have a noticeable sheen to them, and these all go on shimmery onto the eye. For those looking for a light pinkish nude finished look, this is particularly suitable for fair skin and pink undertones. However, those who have medium to dark skin tones, this will work for a pink-taupe look. Colors like taupe is unbelievably pigmented! Comparable to: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
Revlon Colorstay Eye Shadow ($8)
Revlon ColorStay is an eye shadow quad with a rich formula lasting up to 16 hours of coverage. This silky smooth and blendable powder shadow with SoftFlex applicator brush, that won’t let it crease or smudge. Color coordinated quads provide expert mix and match ability for your most gorgeous eyes ever. Comparable to: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette
NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand ($5)
This one is one of my favorites. A concealer that effectively covers imperfections, discoloration and under-eye circles without ever looking obvious. The result is beautiful, with natural-looking coverage you can count on. It accommodates all range of skin tones with many shades to choose from. For those who religiously use concealer in between running out of your really good stuff, definitely grab a couple of these for your emergency stash! It’s very similar, as well as satisfying, as the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.
ELF Studio Make-up Mist & Set ($4)
For those that absolutely love the MAC Fix+ $23 mist set - You’ll love this product at a super affordable price. While the packaging isn’t super appealing as its high end competitor this set is long lasting and contains about the same ingredients as the leading brand. This invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with ingredients like aloe, green tea, and cucumber. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.