As much as I love a good trip to Sephora, I also enjoy not being startled when I log in to my bank account. This is why I appreciate the Makeup Dupe list. The list allows you to type in your favorite, pricey products and then it spits out a list of cheaper equivalents. It’ll even tell you the differences between the original and the equivalent. For example, less glossy, different scent, etc. When it gives you the equivalent, it also lists a percentage for how similar it is to the more expensive product. It’s such a cool concept.
There are some times when it’s absolutely worth it to buy the expensive stuff. For example, I’m in a pretty committed relationship with NARS’s Orgasm/Laguna blush/bronzer combo. It looks like this:
But based on experience I also believe that my Covergirl Lash Blast mascara works just as well as DiorShow mascara. And it’s probably at least 20 dollars cheaper. Sometimes drugstore brands are just as good, and this site is a helpful guide when you’re looking to save a bit.
Are there certain things you’ll only buy from a store like Sephora or MAC? When do you think it’s worth it to save the money and opt for a drugstore brand?