Frida Maczka

Drugstore Makeup dupes that actually works like high-end products.

By Frida Maczka

#1 Lipliner

It’s the one product that I run through the quickest. I paid $20 and then 3 weeks later, it’s gone. It’s basically a monthly expense at this point. Well, at least until I found a more affordable drugstore makeup option. I can promise that you won’t see a difference between the $5 NYX Lip Liner and a high-end lip liner. Nine times out of ten, I’m wearing a neutral lip, so having a nude lip liner is a must. The shade Natural is my favorite nude lip liner ever and it works perfectly with multiple skin types, lasts all day long, has a creamy formula, and need I remind you, it’s only 5 bucks.

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High End Makeup Products and Drugstore Dupes

#2 Lipsticks

I don’t know about you, but when I put on lipstick I’m the type of person who wants it to last all day. That’s why most of us think we need to spend $20 on a lipstick. Maybe if we spend more money on it, it’ll last a lot longer, right? Funny thing is, my absolute favorite, longest lasting lipstick costs you $10. It’s the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick, guaranteed to last after eating, drinking, working, and even after showering! You might think I’m over exaggerating but I promise with its quality, you’d think it’s double the price. Pucker up! Check out this video for swatches of some of the beautiful shades it comes in.

#3 Blush

This is one of those makeup products that I use every single day, yet I can’t bring myself to spend $25 on one small compact. I’ve found the perfect blush that is suited for all skin types. It has the perfect formula, gives a nice glow (without being glittery), and the best part is …it’s less than $12. The Loreal Paradise Enchanted Blush, my favorite shade, is fantastical. It’ll last all day long AND won’t break the bank.

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High End Makeup Products and Drugstore Dupes

#4 The Glow

At one point in my life, I felt it was necessary to spend $38 on a face primer that would make my skin look more glowy. Although I loved the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, my bank account did not. I set out on a search for something more affordable and ended up stumbling upon something that saved me $30. I’ve got 3 words for you: Elf Glow Lotion. This is my favorite primer to mix into any foundations to make my skin look more youthful and glowy. It’s $8 and you can find it at any local drug store in your area that sells Elf products. Once you try this, you’ll never look back.

#5 The Beauty Sponge

I’m sure you’ve all heard of the oh-so-great, SUPER expensive makeup sponge called the beauty blender. Well lucky for you, that’s not the product I’m talking about. I’ve got a beauty sponge that costs less than half the price. The Beauty Blender costs $20, while this beauty sponge costs…wait for it…$7. Yep, that’s right, SEVEN DOLLARS! This affordable product is the Morphe Highlight & Contour Beauty Sponge. Once it’s damp, it performs the exact same way as a beauty blender. I love the shape of it because the sharp edge allows you to get into the creases of your eyes, nose, and almost contour those cheekbones. If you’re looking to replace your expensive sponge, do yourself a favor and try this one out.

Drugstore Makeup

High End Makeup Products and Drugstore Dupes

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