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Drug Store Alternatives to High Brow Cosmetics

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Micah Gilley, Senior

Hey ladies!  Let’s get real for a minute. In a perfect world every woman would have all three Naked Palettes, 463 shades of MAC lipstick, and a pony. Sadly we live in a world where all these things cost an insane amount of money. You might think you cannot achieve absolute fabulousness without those high-end products, but don’t lose hope just yet! I formulated a list of what I have found to be the best drugstore brand cosmetics out there, that save you money and keep you looking flawless. Click through the slideshow for the products that will save your life (and more importantly, your bank account)!



A few tips for smart shopping:

  1. Stay away from mineral oil. It doesn’t matter if you’re dry or oily, mineral oil isn’t good for any skin type and it’s in so many products. Watch out!
  2. If you are going to splurge on something, splurge on your powders.  You just can’t get the same amount of pigment in a drugstore eyeshadow that is in more expensive products.
  3. My last tip is when in doubt, go with Maybelline. You’d be surprised the quality you get for the price. I’ve never used any Maybelline products that I really don’t like. 

Happy hunting!
With love, 
Micah Gilley