The Power of Beauty by Julie Bilotta – Brand Name Vs Drugstore Cosmetics 080917

The Power of Beauty by Julie Bilotta – Brand Name Vs Drugstore Cosmetics 080917

Cornwall Ontario – Brand-Name Beauties Vs. Drugstore Delights Makeup can cost you a pretty penny, especially if you are buying from stores like Sephora or from websites that carry high-end makeup.

But don’t be discouraged, radiant readers, because I’ve dedicated this whole column to sharing equally luscious equivalents to your favourite high-end makeup that you can pick up for a fraction of the cost at your local Walmart or drugstore!

Remember, just because an item costs more doesn’t always mean that it’s better.

So here’s a list of high-end makeup that’s worked for me alongside some of my favourite drugstore equivalents.

1. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk – $68  L’Oréal True Match Lumi foundation – $14.96

2. Becca Backlight priming filter – $46 Maybelline Master Prime Blur+Illuminate – $10.96

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – $27 L’Oréal Brow Stylist Definer – $9.96

4. Pur Cosmetics Cameo contour stick – $39.50 Maybelline Master Contour V-shape Duo Stick – $12.96

5. Urban Decay naked skin concealer – $35 Maybelline Super Stay Better skin concealer – $9.96

6. Two-Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – $38 Elf Cool Bronzer – $3.97

7. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush “Exposed” – $35 Milani Rose blush in “Romantic Rose” – $10

8. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – $29 Revlon shimmer brick – $11.46

9. Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette – $66 Covergirl Trunaked Roses Eyeshadow Palette – $12.97

10. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – $31 Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – $5.96

11. Mac Lipstick in “Brave” – $17.50 Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick In “08” – $6.98

12. Dior Show Mascara – $36 L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara – $6.97

13. Bobby Brown Foundation Stick – $55 Revlon Photo-Ready Insta-Fix – $10.46

14. Makeup forever HD Microfinish Powder – $44 Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Powder – $7.96

15. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick – $24 NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – $8.95

16. Beauty Blender Sponge – $28 Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – 2 for $13.97

17. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – $55 Maybelline Master Highlight Studio Bronzer – $10.96

18. Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner – $26 Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner – $5.98

19. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray – $39 L’Oréal Paris Infallible Setting Spray – $16

20. YSL Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils – $40 Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner – $9.96

I hope these suggestions have not only helped you, but also given you cheaper options that look just as gorgeous on you as the premium products.

In my experience, they’re sometimes even better!

Definitely give some of these products a try and leave some feedback! I’m always open to suggestions, opinions, and constructive criticism!

Keep in mind that all listed prices are before tax and that prices from Sephora and Walmart are current as of August 9, 2017 and are subject to change at any time!

Please post your comments and questions below and thanks for reading!

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Julie Bilotta runs a facebook group called  👑Makeup Queens👑   with over 8,000 members based in Cornwall Ontario.

She also is an advocate for improving Prisoner Rights, especially for moms facing the justice system in Canada. She has been a passionate guest speaker at events all across Canada.

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