8 Drugstore Beauty Products That Are Better Than The Big Brands

August 5, 2016

Quality doesn’t have to be expensive.

My bathroom is full of beauty products. Whenever there’s a new foundation promising flawless skin or a new lip gloss promising to double the size of my lips, I have to have it.

My beauty addict attitude can get very expensive very fast, since some of the leading cosmetic brands charge ridiculous prices for their bestsellers. A trip to Sephora can easily end in a walk of shame back home because I’ve just spend a week’s rent on eyeshadow.

So sometimes I have to remind myself that quality doesn’t have to cost the world. There are many drugstore beauty buys that are very similar to their big-name counterparts and can achieve the same result for a fraction of the price.

So if, like me, you are trying to be more sensible with your hard-earned cash, make the following budget beauty swaps and prepare to be amazed.

1. Revlon Highlighting Palette, $7.99

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A dead ringer for: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $62

The star factor: Revlon’s highlighting palette has an incredibly smooth texture, making the peachy hues blend flawlessly with skin.

Get it here.

2. Designer Brands Luminous Perfection Cushion Foundation, $19.99

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A dead ringer for: Yves Saint Laurent Le Cushion Encre De Peau, $88

The star factor: Provides a natural, dewy finish and is perfect for touch-ups on the go.

Get it here.

3. ModelCo Instant Cover Concealer, $12

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A dead ringer for: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $29

The star factor: The ModelCo concealer easily covers under-eye circles and blemishes without looking caked on.

Get it here.

4. Sanctuary Spa 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, $35

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A dead ringer for: GlamGlow Super-Clearing Mud Mask Treatment, $69

The star factor: Opens up pores by self-heating when it comes in contact with skin, leaving it feeling squeaky-clean.

Get it here.

5. Physicians Formula Natural Nude eyeshadow strips, $11.95

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A dead ringer for: Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $54

The star factor: Includes every shade you need for everyday wear and has a beautiful shimmery finish.

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6. Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara, $7.77

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A dead ringer for: Diorshow Mascara, $27.50

The star factor: Creates dramatic volume and length while separating lashes.

Get it here.

 

7. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, $6

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A dead ringer for: Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick, $30

The star factor: The perfect blend of matte lipstick and lipgloss, this budget buy comes pretty damn close to Kylie’s constantly sold-out lip kit.

Get it here.

8. Covergirl Outlast All-Day Primer, $11.15

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A dead ringer for: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36

The star factor: This is the perfect base for flawless makeup, making pores disappear.

Get it here.

Comment: What’s your fave budget beauty buy?

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