From Chanel to Dior, department store makeup seems very alluring, but are they all truly worth the hype? For most of us, our income is limited and cosmetics that are high quality albeit affordable is ideal- especially during this economic hardship. The good news is, we can still look good with budget-friendly makeup by shopping at the humble Wal-Mart as opposed to Nordstrom. Continue reading to find out which brands are equally red carpet worthy as their costly counterparts.
1. Milani Cosmetics
From intense liquid liners to their creamy lipsticks, Milani offers a range of quality makeup that is made in Germany and Italy. Whether you apply a glow-enhancing blush or swipe a high-shine 3D Glitzy Lip Gloss in electrifying shades such as Fashion Diva and Movie Star, you can create super glamorous looks that even top models on the runway can pull off.
2. NYX Cosmetics
Move over, MAC. The sultry smoky eye is just as attainable, but half the price. NYX, for instance, offers a 10 Color Palette Eye Shadow that has shades customized to create a dramatic smoky eye for an evening function to a subtle every day eye in subdued colors. The beauty of NYX (no pun intended) is that their eye shadows are so highly pigmented, that you wouldn’t beable to tell the difference between eyelids decked in MAC or NYX- and you literally pay half the cost.
3. Jordana Lip Gloss
Who needs Chanel lip gloss for $27 when you can achieve the same glam factor with a gloss that only costs a mere buck? Perhaps this seems too good to be true, but the reality is, Jordana cosmetics are made in the USA and their lip glosses impart stellar shine, texture and color. Walgreens carries Jordana, and even some Dollar Trees sell them. More specifically, Jordana’s INCOLOR Pretty Shine Luxury Gloss collection offers gorgeous shades such as Cute, Divine and Dazzling.
4. Mascara in Any Drugstore Brand
Whether you choose L’Oreal or Maybelline, your lashes will thicken, lengthen and bat with flirtation as much as MAC Zoom Lash Mascara. High-end makeup brands do not contain ingredients in their mascaras that are superior to their drugstore counterparts. You might as well save over 50% of your cash and opt for an equally fabulous mascara such as Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara.
So before you head to Saks or Macy’s to splurge on cosmetics, embrace your frugal side first and take a trip to the drugstore.