Thursday, May 9, 2013

High End vs Drugstore Makeup

Hi lovelies! I know this is a topic which is always going around and there's so many articles on it. So I thought why not share my drugstore vs. high end dupes I've found. There's a lot of cosmetic companies out there that make amazing makeup for cheap(e.l.f) and then there are the other extremely high branded products. Over time, I've come across a few products from both sides, which are very similar, the only difference is the price! So I'll make a list below which will also include the prices and links to buy these products.

The one thing that's very difficult to find and figure out is foundation. There are so many different types of foundations out there and you start to question which one will work for you! I have normal to combination skin, it's pretty oily in my T-zone(!!!) and a bit dry on my cheeks. I've been looking for a foundation that won't make my skin look shiny but also give me a nice glow. I swear by my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, and honestly, that's the only thing that really works for me. It's 100% Oil-free, and it leaves your skin looking absolutely flawless and airy! I've been looking at foundations in the drugstore and I found one that might make the cut also!

Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua $45

Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation $5

For the face I found a pressed powder which I'm absolutely in love with! I'm obsessed with my Chanel Pressed Powder and I didn't think I'd find something similar to it for cheaper(MUCH more cheaper!!)


Chanel's Pressed Powder $45

Wet N Wild Pressed Powder $2

The blush that for sure has been a rave for a while now would be the Nar's Orgasm  I found a dupe for it, for 90% of the cost!

Nar's Orgasm Blush $28

ELF Bronze/Blush Duo $3

Mascara is a must for every beauty queen out there! My lashes are long naturally so I've been looking for something that will give me more volume than length. But I guess I just forgot about that whole part and just was looking for a mascara that showed me a difference. A lot of high brand mascaras cost about $30, while a drugstore brand is about $5. These two are for sure meet the requirements and are so similar!

Le Volume De Chanel $30

Maybelline's Falsies Mascara $5

Ever wonder which gel liner will work for your eyes? Something that won't split or smear, and make your face look like you just had a really bad night? I've been obsessed with gel liner forever now! I can't look at liquid or pencil eyeliner the same now. Gel liner just completely changes your whole eye look! These two are my faves and honestly I think I like the drugstore brand a lot more!

Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils $28
INFALLIBLE 24hr Lacquer Liner $10

There are so many lipsticks out there that's really hard to just find one good one you like. From Satin to Matte, there's a really big variety to choose from. I'll list below Matte and Sheer lipsticks.

Matte lipsticks don't have any shine to them whatsoever. Some tend to be drying, but wear a lip balm before  applying! Almost every cosmetics brand sells matte lipsticks. 

Mac's Ruby Woo $15

Elf's Rich Red $3

Sheer lipsticks are great for everyday wear. They're like a tinted lip balm, which leaves a kissable soft tint. I'm obsessed with sheer lipsticks, that's usually my go to in the morning when I'm going to school. 

Rouge Coco in #52 Fetiche $32

Maybelline Color Whisperer in Lust For Blush $7.49
Just because something has a higher price doesn't mean it's better than something for a fraction of the cost. I hope this helps you dolls and gives you a better insight as to which products to look out for! Leave questions or comments below for us! :)