I have spent YEARS searching through various drugstores trying to find the best dupes for those pricey, but amazing, high-end makeup products. I have finally narrowed down some of my TOP products that I use on a daily basis! All are under $15, most are surprisingly under $5!
A lot of these products are ones that I end up reaching for even more often than those more lux ones I’ve purchased in the past.
Below, I have broken down a list of some of my favorite products and WHY I love them!
Wet n Wild Incognito Concealer: This $5 concealer has officially reached the TOP of my concealer choices. I have tried Tarte Shape Tape, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, Too Faced Born this Way, and many more pricier options… and this $5 one still wins every single time.
It’s moisturizing under my eyes and doesn’t crease
Has great, medium coverage
And did I mention… it’s $5. Enough said
e.l.f Liquid Eyeshadow: I used to LOVE the Stila liquid shadows, but not their price tag! Once I found this $5 dupe, I haven’t turned back. Here’s why I love it:
Is not TOO glittery. It’s more of a bright shimmer shade that really lightens the lid perfectly. Looks great for glam nights or even everyday wear when you use a thin layer.
Does not feel sticky on the lids at all
Doesn’t crease on the lids or smear
Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara: THIS MASCARA!! I cannot put into words how much I love this stuff. Honestly, the whole Essence mascara line is magical IMO. I have tried so many different high-end mascaras and I always go back to this $4.99 one.
Does not flake off!
Gives a ton of volume and coats the lashes nicely
The tube lasts SO long! A lot of my other mascaras dry out so fast. Not this one!
Wet n Wild Highlighter/Blush Duo: You’re literally getting TWO amazing products for $4.99… what more could you want? The highlighter is incredible and compares to my $40 highlighters. The blush is an amazing blush topper to give you a little extra glow.
Highlighter is not chalky at all
Gives a natural glow
Can be used as an eyeshadow as well!
Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator: Some days, I don’t want a full coverage foundation. Unlike many other tinted moisturizers, this $5 one does have medium coverage! I have used the iT Cosmetics one for years and honestly… this one is better IMO!
Smooth, medium coverage
Great for dry-skin. Leaves a satin finish
When set, it lasts ALL day!
NYX Lip Liner: This $5 lip liner goes on SO smooth. I love the packaging and the product is top notch. This lip liner is just as good, if not better, than any high-end ones I have tried in the past.
Comes in a TON of shades
Looks super smooth on the lips
L’Oreal Setting Spray: I have been using this setting spray for two years now! It never fails me. I use it once after I finish my foundation/concealer and then again at the end of my makeup routine to really set it in place.
Melts the makeup into your skin and takes away any cakiness
The bottle lasts FOREVER!
The spray is perfect! It sprays evenly on your face and doesn’t come out weird.
Jason Wu Eyeshadow Palette: A good eyeshadow palette from the drugstore can be hard to find. This is a newer brand to me, but I LOVE it so far. The colors are pigmented and super easy to blend out. They have a variety of colors and finishes from matte to shimmer.
Colors are perfect for fall and blend out so nicely
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Lipsticks: I have been wearing these lipsticks for a few years now and always stock up on their fall colors! This lipstick will stay on ALL DAY LONG and somehow still be comfortable.
Matte, but comfortable
Doesn’t get crusty throughout the day
Looks amazing with a gloss on top
SOOO many bomb colors
Physicians Formula Face Palette: For $15, you get SO much in this face palette. In this palette, you get two highlighters, two bronzers, a blush, AND a setting powder. I legit use every single shade!
The bronzer is super smooth and blends out amazingly
Highlight looks great on the cheeks but also the eyes!
I use the setting powder for under my eyes and it helps brighten
Blush is a beautiful shade of pink that I use all year round
Hope you found this helpful for the next time you are shopping around for drugstore makeup! Stay tuned for YouTube video over on my channel using all of these products!
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