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Favorite Drug Store Makeup

I have been working on this post for a while. I LOVE makeup, I mean what girl doesn’t? For a long time I spent way too much money on makeup. I was buying all the big brands including MAC, Armani, NARS, you name it. I knew there had to be similar products found at the drug store that were a fraction of the cost.

Most of these makeup products are Dupes, which I will detail which expensive makeup brand its a dupe of. But some, are just my favorite product which I also wanted to share with you.

Here is my makeup using all of the products listed below (this photo is not edited).


  1. Revlon Insta Blush in Rose Gold Kiss vs Dupe: NARS blush in Orgasm : I have to admit I do love the color of the Revlon Insta Blush in Rose Gold Kiss, it is very similar to the Nars Blush in Orgasm. The only difference is this one is a stick vs NARS is a powder. But for $6.65 vs $25, I’ll take the Dupe!
  2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer vs Dupe Tart Shape Tape Concealer: I have always loved the Maybelline Dark Circle concealer. I have been using it for years and I think it gives great coverage for $6 vs Tart Shape for $30.
  3. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer vs Dupe Benefits Hoola Bronzer: Hoola Bronzer is slightly more cool toned and a shade darker. The Butter Bronzer is a little warmer. They are both matte shades which I reach for the most in a bronzer. The butter bronzer smells like coconut and smells like you could be on a tropical vacation. For $9.99 vs $35 its an excellent dupe.
  4. Maybelline Fit Me Setting powder vs Dupe Laura Mercier Setting powder: I have always used the Laura Mercier setting powder and was hesitant to try the Fit Me powder. I have to say the Fit Me was very comparable. I am still a bit biased to the Laura Mercier, I believe it adds a bit more coverage and color to your base. However, the Fit Me is a close match in texture to Laura Mercier’s powder and performs nearly identically. Price $5.99 Fit Me vs. $39 Laura Mercier.
  5. L’Oréal Paris Makeup True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous vs. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk: Probably one of the most hyped-up foundations of all time is the Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk.  It’s $62 hyped up dollars. That’s a lot of money. But, L’oreal is a perfect dupe–and dare I say I like it better!
  6. Loreal Paris Makeup Infallible Never Fail Pencil Eyeliner – I don’t have a dupe for this eye pencil but it has always been my go to eyeliner for $8.
  7. Loreal Voluminous Mascara vs. Dior Diorshow Mascara : The Diorshow Mascara is an eye makeup lover’s dream but the price tag is surely a nightmare. If you want that same texture, quality, volume and waterproof formula, go for the L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara which has a less hurtful price tag and would do the same job for you as Dior.
  8. NYX Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Nude, $5.99 vs. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent, $28. Although the Nars Lipstick might stay on a tad bit longer, they are both similar shades. I’m a big fan of all NYX products and the Matte Lipstick is one of my faves.
  9. Maybelline the Blushed Nudes eyeshadow pallet vs Urban Decay Naked 3 : The Maybelline is way more powdery, so there was more fallout than the Naked 3 palette. However the shades are remarkably similar. After using both I thought my eyes looked nearly identical at the end, so what’s the point of paying more?! Save the extra $44!
  10. Maybelline TattooStudio Waterproof Eyebrow Gel Makeup : I am obsessed with this gel eyebrow makeup. Its on my list although I don’t have a dupe for it. I love that way it applies, in my opinion it goes on so much smoother then using a traditional eye pencil and looks a lot more natural. For $7 you really can’t beat it!

Thats a wrap! I loved finding all these dupes for ya’ll. I am happy to say that my entire makeup routine is now all drug store makeup and I can not tell a difference, I may even like it more!

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