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Thanks for stopping by Beauty A-Z! For D, I’m discussing drugstore dupes. We could all use more money to spend on bills, food, and wine- but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your favorite beauty products to save a buck.
If you’re like me and trying to put more money into your retirement account (growing up is SO boring), head to Ulta or your nearest drugstore and check out these fabulous budget-friendly swaps:
The Essence product is not a loose powder, but you receive similar results. The difference between the three powders is subtle: the cheaper versions require a tad more blending so they don’t appear chalky.
I’ve used them both and I’ll take the $12.99 option every single time.
The NYX wears off quicker than the NARS, but it’s a wonderful deal (and it doesn’t require a sharpener). A woman I work with tracked me down and begged me to tell her where I bought my lipstick. She was shocked when I told her it only cost $6.49!
The elf kit comes with less tools but I’ll take it. I know Benefit is the quintessential brow brand, but I’m going with value here.
I swear by the elf primer. Swear by it. The Urban Decay primer was runny- maybe I had a bad batch? Either way, you can’t beat that price.
Higher price doesn’t always equal higher quality.
You can read more of my drugstore dupes here. I’m not dedicated to one brand: I look for good products that won’t send my bank account into negative digits. Why splurge when you can save?
What are your favorite dupes?