The makeup world is filled with gorge goodies from adored high end brands but sometimes we need to get our beauty fix on a budget. Luckily there are awesome drugstore dupes out there if you look for them! When you’re clutching your coin purse for dear life or just can’t justify spending the big bucks on high end makeup, it’s time to dive into the lovely land of drugstore dupes! Coupons .com gifted me a $50 Drugstore.com e-gift card for some online shopping fun! I scored some savings plus a $100 Restaurants gift card thanks to Drugstore.com coupon codes. I’m feeling beautifully frugal with no buyer’s remorse…check out these makeup dupes from my Drugstore.com haul!
Drugstore Makeup Dupes For High End Beauty Products
Milani Cosmetics makes fab beauty products. Milani baked blush Luminoso is a nearly exact dupe of Nars Orgasm and is oh so pretty. I love Milani baked powder blush and the price is great. These come in cute little compacts and my favorite part is the bottom compartment that holds a brush and mirror. I got Luminoso for $6.37 compared to Nars Orgasm’s price of $29!
I love, love, love my Dior Diorshow Mascara but really wanted to find a frugal alternative. In walks L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara. I find that these are kin as the wand, volume and results are nearly the same. I do notice L’Oreal Voluminous texture has more liquidity but I actually find it easier to apply without flaking because of it and once it dries the outcome is the same. I snagged this for $4.00 with a Buy 1 Get 1 at 50% off deal on all L’Oreal products. Diorshow Mascara retails for about $25.
Yves Saint Luarent how I adore thee but L’Oreal Paris is on your heels! L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain are great dupes for YSL Gloss Stain. But that’s not a shocker as they are “family”. The color isn’t as pigmented but is buildable to your desire and once they dry are pretty much identical. The L’Oreal packaging is where you definitely notice the difference. While cute, it picks up smudgy fingerprints like nobody’s business! A minor sacrifice for saving dollars in my opinion, bring on the smudgy casing! I grabbed L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Infinite Fuchsia, Endless Red and Coral Tattoo. Gorgeous! Two were $9.99 each and 1 was $5 from the BOGO 50% off deal. YSL Gloss Stain is $34!
A fan of cream shadow are you? Well you should definitely check out Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow. These are creamy shadows with gorge colors suitable for so many skin tones for just $5.59 each. They’re stated to have 24 hour staying power but I’ve never tried to wear them that long so I can only vouch for 14 hours of wear. I picked up 5, one being from the more recent Metal release of Color Tattoo.
Inked In Pink is a nice alternative for Stila Kitten ($20). Edgy Emerald is a gorgeous shimmery teal and a close dupe if you’d like MAC Aquadisiac ($15) with a cream texture. Pomegranate Punk is a good dupe of Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Stiletto ($19). Audacious Asphalt is one I’m sure to use a lot! It’s a close but slighty lighter match for Makeup For Ever Aqua Shadow 1 – Anthracite ($23) and I heard it’s similar in color to an eyeshadow by Inglot. Fierce & Tangy is my favorite, such a beautiful orange! It’s not an an exact dupe but a nice alternative for Makeup For Ever 10 – Golden Tangerine Sheen ($23). There are probably other dupes in this collection so it’s definitely worth checking out these and the other shades available.
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