If you think your grocery bill is high, try purchasing products for a full-face of makeup. They weren’t kidding—beauty is pain.
Rather than spending hard-earned money on alluring packaging, spare a paycheck and fall in love with these drug-store beauty products, comparable to prestigious brands.
Benefit Cosmetics the POREfessional Face Primer, $31 vs. L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer, $12.99
This magical lumi cream helps to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.
Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil, $24 vs. E.L.F. Cosmetics Instant Lift Brow Pencil, $2
If you want what the kids call “eyebrows on fleek,” this brow pencil by E.L.F. is your new best friend.
Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Concealer, $27 vs. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer, $10.99
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer will mask dark circles, pimples, age spots, large pores and other small blemishes visible on your skin. In simpler terms, it hides imperfections very nicely.
Born This Way Absolute Perfection Foundation, $39 vs. Revlon ColorStay Makeup, $12.99
Apply this drugstore dupe by Revlon to your face to create an even, uniform color to your complexion.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $29 vs. Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer, $3.99
Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer gives us major beach vibes. Add this product to your bag for next-level makeup application.
Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38 vs. L.A. Girl Velvet Highlight Contour Stick, $5.99
A little sparkle never hurt anyone. Try L.A. Girl Velvet Highlight Contour Stick for a little extra glow.
Nars Blush, $30 vs. Essence Satin Touch Blush, $2.99
We could give Essence’s Satin Touch Blush so many compliments they’d start blushing.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38 vs. NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Translucent Powder, $9.99
NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Translucent Powder knocks competitors out of the game.
Urban Decay Cosmetics Naked Palette, $54 vs. E.L.F. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette, $10
E.L.F. Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Palette features 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows. Even better, they are cruelty free and vegan.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $22 vs. E.L.F. Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, $2
Draw the perfect pair of wings with the E.L.F. Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pen.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23 vs. Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara, $6.99
A must-have by Maybelline, Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara extends your lashes at the corners for a wild cat eye look.
NARS The Multiple Lipstick, $39 vs. ColourPop Cosmetics Blotted Lip, $5
Try ColourPop Cosmetics Blotted Lip for a beautiful lip color that won’t slide throughout the day.