We all have our own ways to get that last drop of concealer out of the tube and that last swipe of bronzer from the palate. Hey, make-up is expensive! The good news is drugstores are filled with make-up duplicates that are similar to your high-end favorites (if not better!) for less than half the price. Check out these inexpensive makeup “twins” that will give you high-end results and won’t disappoint.
From left to right: Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation, $6.39 at CVS. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Skin Perfecting Makeup, $45 at Nordstrom.
Both foundations give a light to medium, dewy coverage. In some instances, we actually prefer the cheaper version! The Maybelline Fit Me! foundation comes in more shades and has an SPF of 18 while the Chanel foundation has an SPF of 15.
From left to right: Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer, $6.39 at CVS. Touche Eclat Radiant Touch, $40 at Yves Saint Laurent.
Both concealers above illuminate the skin and cover imperfections, making the product perfect for dark under-eye circles. The similar, sleek packaging is also convenient for traveling. With the incoming summer weather, why not switch to the cheaper Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting concealer that will produce similar results but diminish that guilt you feel when you accidentally use a little too much?
From left to right: E.L.F. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder, $3 at E.L.F. Nars Blush – Bronzer Duo, $41 at Nars.
Both blush and bronzer duos give a sheer, healthy glow to the skin. The E.L.F. duo blush is slightly more shimmery and the bronzer is slightly darker than the expensive counterparts, perfect as a contrast to your future tan complexion!
From left to right: Slide On Pencil, $8 at NYX, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, $19 at Urban Decay.
Both eyeliners deliver vibrant, lasting color. Each eyeliner is smudge-proof, meaning you can apply it to the lash line and water line without worry about it disappearing during the day. Purchase the lower-priced NYX pencil in colors you’ve never tried before in prep for a neon-filled fling.
From left to right: Nude On Nude, $25 at NYX, Naked Palette, $50 at Urban Decay.
5. Eye Shadow
Both palettes offer a wide selection of neutral eye shadows. The palettes are perfect for a natural everyday look or a dark smokey eye. The NYX palette comes with an additional 10 lip colors.
So go ahead, stop by your local drugstore and begin saving money. You won’t be disappointed with these drugstore dupes.
– Lauren Witonsky, Guest Blogger
Images courtesy of Maybelline, Nordstrom, E.L.F., Nars, NYX, and Urban Decay.