Is it weird that I would rather slum it up with some Ramen Noodles for dinner and save my money for that new makeup I've been coveting? I mean, who needs real nourishment when you have cute lip gloss, right?
Okay, that may be a little extreme. But I have a way you can have your awesome makeup and still have money in your pocket too- drugstore dupes! A drugstore dupe is basically a cheaper and drugstore-brand duplicate of a more expensive product. In fact, I have found that some of these dupes are actually better than their expensive cosmetic counter counterpart. Of course, these are all items that have been tested by me so I can tell you from personal experience that they are truly amazing!
I've discovered a lot of my all-time favorite drugstore dupes by subscribing to Ipsy. It's $10 for makeup bag filled with a personalized mix of full-size and sample products from some seriously amazing brands! If you want to try out new products on the cheap, I highly recommend giving Ipsy a try! Click here to learn more!
The Original: Dior Amber Diamond Highlighter- $45
Drugstore Dupe: Hard Candy Bronzer in Tiki -$9 (The color looks dark on here, but it actually comes out to be almost the same color as Amber Diamond. It works great as a highlighter even on my fair skin!)
The Original: Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten- $18
Drugstore Dupe: L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte- $8
The Original: NARS Bronzer in Laguna- $36
Drugstore Dupe: Wet n' Wild Bronzer in Princess- $7
The Original: YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch- $40
Drugstore Dupe: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer- $6.50
The Original: Benefit High Beam- $26
Drugstore Dupe: Boots No7 Illuminating Lotion- $13
The Original: MAC Lipstick in Vegas Volt- $18
Drugstore Dupe: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry - $7
The Original: Benefit Brow Zings Eyebrow Shaping Kit- $30
Drugstore Dupe: e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit- $3
Let me know in the comments what your favorite drugstore dupes are!