Monday’s video is all about my favorite drugstore dupes for some favorite high end makeup products. Growing up with my mom, I always get a thrill finding a bargain. I love my high end makeup, but when it comes to drugstore prices, sometimes the bargain beats the luxury. Make sure to watch the video here for full review and details and why I choose one vs. the other.
The blog post has close up photos of some of the swatches in the video for your reading and shopping ease.
Many of you may already know that the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is considered a dupe for the NARS Radiant Concealer. I have to agree for the most part, however the NARS is much creamier and of thicker consistency. The Maybelline is thinner and does not crease as much under the eyes as the NARS. If you have more fine lines you might actually prefer this affordable drugstore dupe.
Another great concealer dupe is the LA Girl Pro Conceal. This is a huge hit among the beauty community. Many consider this a dupe for the MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer, which is a great light weight stay put concealer for the face. If you have dry under eyes defiantly pass on the MAC Pro Long Wear, it’ll most likely add to your dryness. The LA Girl concealer is a little thicker and defiantly goopier. I think the reason they are considered dupes is that they both don’t budge once applied and set. The shade range is also very wide for such an affordable product coming in under $4.
Lip liners are a staple in my routine. My lips are rather full and if I don’t line them before applying lipstick, it can get a little messy. I also love using lipliners as a base for my lip products, it lasts longer and wears better. One of the best new lip liners is the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. It’s creamy, long lasting, and the perfect universal shade. Rimmle’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob comes extremely close to texture, wearability, and shade.
This winter I’ve been wearing a bold red lip most of the time. One of my staple reds is MAC Russian Red. Milani recently came out with a matte collection and the shade Matte Confidence is the closest dupe I’ve found with he same matte finish. Milani’s is actually less drying on the lips compared to the MAC.
NARS Laguna Bronzer is a cult favorite and Milani comes close with their Matte Bronzer in Sienna. Sadly after I filmed this video, I realized that this bronzer was limited edition. Milani still has some great matte baked bronzers in the line and I’d suggest checking them out as well as Physicians Formula.
What are some of your favorite drugstore finds?
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