There are some products you can’t live without and some you may want to think twice before buying again as it is so pricey. I am bordering being a complete product junkie ! I am always on the look out for “that” perfect product which is life changing
All the products I have listed down are my current favorites and really does a great job! But on a normal day, I don’t want to run out fast. So I have found perfect drugstore doubles which does almost the same job.
Make Up forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Vs Revlon Color Stay.
They are similar in packaging and quantity. They are both easy to tug along in a bag.
Both work well to give a shine free face and cover up any minor imperfections well when worn alone. I like to use a powder fluffy brush and not the sponge that it come with. They are both long-lasting and does not crease or cake over a concealer or foundation.
You would never know the difference. If I really have to name one, it would be that Revlon powder feels a little more heavy on the face when applied over a foundation.
Final Verdict: It is easy to substitute and not miss much.
Make Up forever Full Cover Concealor Vs Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I absolutely love the Make up forever concealer, I dont need to wear a foundation with it ! It is really a great product !
But price wise I don’t think I will use it everyday. Enter, Maybelline Fit Me concealer. It comes with a wand and is easy to apply and does not crease. The downside is that it is not very pigmented so you need to use a brush and some skill to layer and tap it in well. Once it sets it does a good job at concealing without bleeding off your face.
Final Verdict: Make Up forever is the better concealer for bad skin days, as you need only a setting powder to top it off.
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner Vs L’Oreal Hip Color truth eyeliner gel
When it comes to gel eye liner I thought why look further from Bobbi brown ! But seriously try the L’Oreal version and you would never want to pay more. I agree the brush is crappy but you can always use a concealer brush to work it in. If you like to use a gel liner only for your lower lashline then this should be with you ! It is way less cheap and very pigmented.
Final Verdict: It is easy to substitute and not miss!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Vs Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer Spf 20
I was very very excited for my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer but unfortunately it did not work for me ! It is in this list because it is so popular, but fell flat for me! So if you are going to get one, why not try Neutrogena healthy skin enhancer. It works well especially with oily skin and does help with a little coverage as well.
Final Verdict: Try Neutrogena first!
Estee Lauder Liz Hurley High gloss Lip Gloss Vs Body Shop Love Gloss
I love the shine Estee Lauder Liz hurley collection gives, it is almost luminous, no yuck lip gloss strings and does not bleed! These glosses are not completely clear but the shine is so subtle that it does not look like crystals applied on your lips. Perfect I say. It stays just like other glosses until you eat something etc. The only reason I am substituting it because I can’t find more of this collection in stores and have to order it online.
The Next best thing to it that I really love and have with me for a while is the Body shop love gloss ! It is so pigmented, smooth and easy to apply. It is a little thick but does not feel heavy once on your lips. Really good for thin lips as it blends in so well.
Final Verdict: Get them both
Hope you liked these reviews. Love to hear the products you love and double !