Dear makeup– don’t you ever get to thinking you’re irreplaceable.
5 Cheaper Alternatives for High End Beauty Products
I love finding drugstore beauty dupes for high end makeup products, but even though these aren’t exactly drugstore products, they’re great alternatives that will save you some money. And, who doesn’t want that?
MAC 163 contour brush
I love MAC brushes, but they are very pricey. Luckily, ELF’s contouring brush is a really great dupe. It’s only $6 and it blends product beautifully. You definitely don’t need to spend $30+ to get a good contour. [MAC contour brush available at MAC; Elf Contouring Brush available at Target, Ulta, and Walgreens]
Sunday Riley Good Genes
Lactic acid is such a good ingredient if you’re trying to get rid of uneven skin tone and scarring. Good Genes is one of the most popular lactic acid treatments on the market, but it will set you back a hefty $105. The things we do for good skin, eh? Luckily, it’s not the only lactic acid treatment on the market. The Ordinary’s 10% Lactic Acid serum is much more affordable at under $7. I’m currently testing out both so keep a look out for a comparison post! [ Sunday Riley available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Cult Beauty, Space NK, Barneys ; The Ordinary available on their website]
Glossier Super Pure serum
This serum is a mixture of Niacinamide and Zinc, and it’s not too expensive at $28 a bottle. Both ingredients are great for the skin, but The Ordinary’s Niacinamide and Zinc serum is only $6 and you get double the amount of product. Look out for a comparison post between these 2 as well! [Glossier available here; The Ordinary available here]
YSL Peach Passion
This peachy lipstick is beautiful, and one of my go to’s during spring/summer, but it’s not super wallet friendly. Stila’s Peach Blossom is a spot on dupe that’s not exactly cheap, but it will save you some money, and has the same color payoff. [YSL available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue; Stila available at Sephora, Dillard’s, Ulta, Boots]
This was my first liquid lipstick, and it’s still a favorite to this day. It’s a beautiful mauvey color that’s perfect for everyday. It’s not drying and it’s long lasting. But, Sephora Collection’s 13 Marvelous Mauve is a spot on alternative. The formula is smooth, creamy, opaque and non drying. [Stila available at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Cult Beauty; Sephora Collection available at Sephora]
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