Drugstore Beauty Doubles
I love high end make-up, but sometimes what I want to buy and the amount in my paycheck don't match up. That means I'm always looking for a beauty bargain — especially when I can get a similar product for a third of the price!
After scouring the aisles at the drug store, I found some great products that are comparable to those high-end items I see behind expensive beauty counters.
Here are some of my favorite "drugstore doubles":
Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder, $32 & e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder, $6.00
There may be a few differences in the ingredients, but these powders look and feel the same. Use this bargain finishing powder over your foundation to give you a flawless look.
Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, $32 & EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brush, $9.99
Good brushes can cost you a pretty penny but not this time! This EcoTools brush is a great bang for the buck and can be used for everything from foundation to powder and bronzer.
M•A•C Eyeshadow Brule, $15 & Wet n Wild Brule, $1.99
In this case, the bargain alternative is your best bet. For under $2, this Wet n Wild shadow is more pigmented and stays put all day.
NARS Turkish Delight, $24 & Bonnie Bell LipLites in Strawberry Parfait $3.75
Kim Kardashian made NARS Turkish Delight a cult classic, yet this gloss can be very sticky, not to mention more expensive. LipLites is the drugstore alternative for this costly gloss.
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Amused $24 & Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Sweetheart, $8.99
The packaging, color and even the peppermint smell are all remarkably similar … the difference is in the price, with the Revlon version coming in at $15 less.
MAC 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush $42 & e.l.f. Studio Small Stipple Brush $3
With thicker and softer bristles, the e.l.f. stipple brush is perfect for use around the eyes.
BeneFit Coralista, $28 & Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, $7.99
With a more intense color, this Milani Baked Blush will give you the same coral tint as the Benefit productm, with an added shimmer.