Home / Deals and Steals / Beauty Essentials for Less

Beauty Essentials for Less

make upYou don’t have to use only upscale cosmetics to get the perfect look for your makeup, next time you are at the drugstore, pick up some of these recommendations and see for yourself!

Clinique is probably the most famous department store brand of makeup, but there are plenty of ways to get around their high pricetag. Here are a few items that you can get at your local drugstore that are just as good as the products Clinique is offering.

Instead of this: The Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, $16

Try this: CoverGirl LipPerfection Jumbo Gloss Balm, $7

Instead of this: Clinique Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent, $18

Try this: Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7

(CVS and Walmart have their own versions of this makeup remover for even less than the Neutrogena)

Instead of this: Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara, $16

Try this: Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara, $7

We aren’t picking on just Clinique though, there are other brands that can be replaced with cheaper drug store options instead.

  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso – $8; remarkably close color to Nars Blush in Orgasm, $28.
  • Wet and Wild lip liners – at $.99 each they are a steal (we also learned that the make-up artists on the long-running soap opera ABC’s General Hospital swear by them).
  • Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Nude – $7.99; works just as good, if not better, than bigger name brands.
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – $3.30; We’ve all heard this one before, but don’t waste your money on expensive lip balms, Burt’s Bees is tried and true and always appears at the top of reviewers lists.
  • Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick – $5;has gorgeous colors and a smooth finish.
  • E.l.f. Essential Flawless Eyeshadow – $2; has gorgeous hues, especially if you are going for a smoky look.

So next time you see those expensive high-end brands on the pages of a magazine, take a trip to your nearest drug store and check out alternatives like the ones listed above, you will be able to attain the exact same look at a ridiculously discounted price.

~Aimee B.

About Carla Couture

Leave a Reply

Scroll To Top