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Ditto on Glamoflauge, it rocks! It’s the most pigmented concealer I’v ever found in a drugstore. Very similar to amazing cosmetics or MUFE

I’ve been researching cream bronzer for a while and though I’ve talked myself down from the ledge of buying Chanel’s bronzing base, I haven’t found anything comparable (based on reviews, etc.) to the Too Faced Aqua Bunny bronzer, which is probably what I’ll end up getting.

Foundations and concealers! I have tried so many, but always return to my high-end products that I can count on. I also find bronzers difficult to find in the drugstore.

Most definitely eye shadow primer. Besides that, cream eyeshadows in either pot or stick form that don’t crease. Like Benefit’s creaseless creams or Urban Decay’s new pencils.

ooh! forgot about cream eyeshadows. definitely never found one at the drugstore that can be worn alone.

Actually I really like the elf one! It does seem a bit sketchy with it being $1 and all, but compared side by side with udpp and too faced primer potion it stood up fairly. I definitely recommend even just a try. You have nothing to lose for a buck.

I can’t seem to find a drugstore alternative to Laura Mercier’s Silk Creme Foundation. :] I always mention this. Haha.

I’ve tried that too, and though the texture is similar, it provides nowhere near the same level of coverage (the LM is significantly more pigmented) and the finish is different as well (the LM doesn’t dull down the natural luminosity of the skin). Furthermore, the lasting power and oil-control aspects can’t compete with the Laura Mercier. Definitely not a dupe for me. But if it works for you, then yay!

Maybelline eyestudio master drama cream pencil better then urban decay 24/7 liner or mac eyeliners
Nothing compares to my bobbi brown concealer

this is random but, lip palettes. i love lip palettes, nars, senna, cle de peau, lancome, ysl, chanel. the best i have is from 3 custom color specialists ( my favorite make-up line!!!!!) i almost don’t touch my stick lipsticks and wand glosses any more. i tried nyx but it was awful! everyone here seems so lucky! i can barely really dupe anything high-end i like at the drugstore in a way that really performs and satisfies me. now i feel like i’m not doing it right…frown…

Really good concealer and foundation are worth the extra money, IMHO! I heard that Hard Candy has a good concealer, but it’s only available at Wal-Mart and I refuse to shop there.

Eyeshadow primer, and… as weird as it sounds… eyeliner. My UD Zero is my HG, and the only thing I’ve found that comes close is Loreal HIP eyeliner, but it still smears. I’ve tried SO many drugstore eyeliners and can’t find one that really works. Recommendations would be great!

Please try the Milani LIQUIF EYE Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black… its a GREAT dupe for Feline without all the slip that Feline has… I bought 3 Feline kohl pencils the last time MAC had them and now I don’t even reach for them anymore because of the Milani pencils… THEY ROCK! You won’t be disappointed!

Foundation. I have trouble finding pale enough foundation even within the high end brands. The only drugstore foundation light enough for me is Maybelline FIT ME in Porcelain, which doesn’t really work for me.

Try ordering foundation from an Asian brand. They usually have lighter shades. Also, Maybelline makes a BB cream but they only sell it in Asia (you can get it on ebay or Sasa.com or other online stores though) and it is pretty light and adjusts to your skintone. It’s one of my favorites. It also isn’t super yellowy. Have you tried Tarte’s new amazonian clay foundation in fair? It’s really light.

Ah…yes I feel your pain. I have harder time finding a pale enough foundation in high end brands more than drugstore =-= At least Fit Me and Loreal True Match came kinda close. You should try Graftobian’s Ultra Lites Creme Foundation (I wear the lightest neutral shade since I’m a fair Asian), Tarte’s Amanzionian Clay foundation or any of theirs that are sold on QVC cuz they run really light, or if you’re REALLY EXTREMELY PALE and none of those work for you then just buy the lightest shade that matches you with a formula you like and a white foundation that has a similar formula and you can just add into that. For a dewy finish I recommend the white Face and Body foundation from MAC and for a semi-matte to matte finish I recommend Zero – from Face Ateilier πŸ˜€ hope this helps.

Same for me! Drug store ones are generally too beige, too. So’re most higher end ones, too, but now I’m looking into Asian brands, like Courtney suggested. If I don’t luck out, I’m going to try some mineralbrands and mix colors until I make something light enough, hah.

This is probably obvious, but perfume. I’m not a fragrance connoisseur by any means but the drugstore dupes (“if you like Chanel No. 5 try…”) are pretty heinous.

Even the stuff at Bath and Body Works which is cheap as drugstore can’t really compare to the high-end stuff. Mind you, I still love Warm Vanilla Sugar, Sensual Amber, Black Amethyst as nice scents to spray!

Concealer! I haven’t been able to find a formula that doesn’t accentuate the fine lines in my undereye area. It’s also difficult for me to find a shade that works well for me.

Although I have to use a primer to keep it around and nothing at all ever covers my violet circles, I do like the new Maybelline Age Defying concealer. Luckily the color worked for me. Now if I could only depot away from that icky felt wand!

I agree with the primer because I use my Paint Pots as one. However, I do find some drugstore eyeshadows such as Wet n’ Wild’s Color Icon line not needing primer and yet I get amazing results some higher end eyeshadows won’t be able to give me. πŸ™‚

Sometimes you find dupes in the oddest places. I recently ordered a NYX eyeshadow palette and found that one of the colors in it is a 100% perfect dupe for MAC’s Mega Metal Peacocky eyeshadow, “Mating Call.”

I haven’t found any drugstore liquid eyeliner I like, actually.

Strike a Pose. It’s slightly worse quality, but I’d say that’s negligible. There’s a purple color in it that is basically Mating Call.

ive heard that the revlon one ( i think its revlon) is pure gold. I do just fine with my one from LA girl from the dollar store, at least for plain black

I only have a tiny Rite Aide and they don’t carry NYX so I feel really left out when folks write about that brand and Miliane often

Highly pigmented matte blushes comparable to Bobbi Brown and/or Nars (personally I think BB makes the best matte blushes and is underrated), lipglosses without shimmer (perhaps excluding NYX because the Ulta near my home doesn’t have a good supply of their lipglosses), soft pencil eyeliner, and foundation (just because I am of South Asian descent and my skin is impossible to match even by brands embracing a wide variety of skin tones – incl. MAC!)

ELF (eyes lips face) has some really nice pigmented blush in their studio line for only $3. Some of them have shimmer but I think they also have some matte shades.

hm… becca beach tints perhaps? *good* stains that work well on dry skin in unique colors (not slightly-lighter-pink and slightly-darker-pink, although I really can’t think of any drugstore stains that have a more gel-like consistency rather then a liquid one… plus BBTs are waterproof).

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