While I believe that certain products are best used from higher quality brands, there is still no doubt that you can find a great dupe at a lower price. I mostly use drug store products for my daily makeup because I run out of products so quickly that the cost makes it a lot easier to stock back up on products.
1. Revlon Colorstay Foundation * About $10
Foundation really is my number one believed product to splurge on, however I have found the best drug store product that really works just as good on me. This product gives a medium coverage but it can be applied for a heavier coverage if needed. I love that it contains SPF because I can get away with skipping my sunscreen step if I am in a hurry to leave. I don’t use primer on myself daily yet the foundation seems to last the entire day.
2. L’oreal Voluminous Mascara * About $6
A great reason to not splurge on expensive mascaras is that you should be throwing them out about every 3 months. Mascara is a very personal product, but I have always used and loved Voluminous. I already have length but definitely need the volume and this always makes a great look on days I don’t wear falsies.
3. Wet N Wild Megalast Lipstick * About $3
I will admit I was skeptical before trying this product until I finally gave in. I was surprised at how opaque the color payoff was and loved certain colors’ matte finish. It didn’t dry my lips out or flake off which was definitely a plus. I was also able to find certain MAC dupes that I was excited about!
4. L’oreal HIP Gel Liner * About $8
I have tried so many different types of liners since my signature look is a winged look. I stumbled upon this product when the HIP line first came out and was impressed at how well the finish was. The only con to it is that you have to work quick because it dries fast! However, I love that when it does dry, it is a true black.
5. Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain * About $9
For more natural looks or daily wear, I tend to like a flush of color on my lips. I’ve tried Maybeline’s lip stains but they would always wear off so quickly. I decided to give lip stains another try with Revlon and can say that the color lasted me a few hours. They have such a wide variety from light pinks to dark reds that come in handy on night’s out to dinner or for quick applications.