Girl is obsessed with makeup. Girl blows all of her money on NARS, MAC and Urban Decay. Girl is now broke and sad.
Don't be like Girl! You can look good, buy tons of makeup and still not break the bank. How? The secret is literally at your nearest drugstore. The drugstore, you ask? How in the world am I supposed to look like an A+ with drugstore finds? Trust us on this one, there are actually some great makeup products in the aisles of your local CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid, and we are here to share them with you! Because we want to make sure you look fly all day every day without breaking your bank, we've selected some of the most popular high-end makeup brands and their affordable dupes. So here are 12 drugstore makeup dupes that will help you save a whole lot of money next time you shop! Yay for beauty on a budget!
Mauve is in, but you don't need to spend a fortune to get that perfect shade for your lips. NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Soft Spoken is only $7 compared to Kat Von D's Lolita lipstick at $20.00. That's $13 in your pocket for the same results! Besides Soft Spoken having a bit more gloss, the two look so similar, I dare you to point out any other differences.
Nars Creamy Concealer Vs. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Need to conceal some obnoxious blemishes or dark under eye circles but don't want to spend a small fortune doing so? Well then check out this great concealer dupe. These two products are almost identical in formula and coverage. The NARS concealer feels a little more like a mousse while the Maybelline is a little runnier. The biggest difference, though, is their price. The NARS concealer is $29.00, and the Maybelline concealer is only $6.99. You really can't beat that.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Vs. Beauty Blender
If you are spending $20.00 on a sponge, stop it right now! Put down the Beauty Blender and go for the Real Techniques sponge. For only $6.99 you'll have the same results, and your complexion will look perfectly blended and flawless.
Clinique Eye Makeup Solvent Vs. Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover
These two makeup removers are almost identical in everything but their prices. They can both easily take off waterproof mascara and moisturize your face while they gently remove your makeup. So I ask, why spend $18.00 when you can spend $7.00?
MAC's Fix And Spray ($21.00) does more than just refresh your makeup. It can also dilute your makeup, increase the intensity of your eye shadow, and can even be used as a mixing medium. But guess what? So does ELF Makeup Mist And Set for only $3.00!
Benefit They're Real! Mascara Vs. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara
Both of these mascaras will give your lashes intense volume and will make it look like you are wearing false eyelashes. So, the question is, do you spend $23.00 for the Benefit mascara or do save $15.00 and go for the other option? The answer is, "Maybe it's Maybelline."
ELF Gotta Glow Highlighter Vs. NARS Albatross Highlighter
$3.00 vs. $30.00? It's kind of a no-brainer, huh? Yes, the NARS highlighter is Kim K's favorite. Yes, it's an amazing product and yes, it is sparkle free. But guess what. So is the ELF Gotta Glow highlighter, and it is 1/10th the price. So swing by Target or Walmart and try it for yourself. You won't be disappointed.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Vs. Revlon ColorStay Foundation
If your skin needs full-coverage foundation, then you know how important it is to find a quality, long-lasting liquid foundation that will stay put, won't melt, and will stay on all day. MAC Studio Fix ($27.00) is certainly old faithful, but Revlon ColorStay ($12.00) gives it a run for its money. It's durable, long-lasting, and it's half the price.
Lorac TANtalizer Vs. Physicans Formula Glow-Boosting Sun Stones
Lorac TANtalizer ($32.00) is a highlighter and bronzer that will make your skin look perfectly sun-kissed. Physicians Formula Glow-Boosting Sun Stones will also make you look fresh off of a beach vacation, but for only $14.99. The answer seems obvious to me.
Don't spend $30.00 on MAC's Prep + Prime when you can get the same exact results from Rimmel's Matte Primer for under $7.00. It is lightweight, will seal your pores, and will help your makeup stay put. It's a steal!
Everyone needs a solid mauve blush that they can depend on. The MAC Melba blush does the trick but it'll cost you $22.00. The NYX Mauve blush will do just as well for only $5.99, and the color and finish are the same. You decide.
MAC's Liquidlast Liner Vs. Milani's Infinite Liquid Liner
Liquid eyeliner can be messy, so you need something that will stay on all day and will stay put and not smudge. M.A.C's Liquidlast Liner ($20.00) will definitely do the trick, but do your wallet a favor and give Milani's Infinite Liquid Liner ($7.99) a chance. It's less than half the price and will certainly do the job.