Drugstore vs. High-End Makeup

      Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger Kendra Stanton stopped by to help us save money on beauty products. She showed us how one drugstore brand stacked up against her favorite high-end products.

      You'll find more great beauty tips on Kendra's blog, Citizens of Beauty.

      Everyone knows I am a beauty product snob, so it's nice when I can recommend products that aren't going to break the bank, are good for your skin, and are going to give you a similar look to high-end makeup. Today I am going to show you some over-the-counter products that will give you similar results to makeup that is high end.

      These are the High-End Products used on half of my model's face:

      • Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation-$55.00
      • Chanel Eclat Lumier Concealer: $40.00
      • Nars Blush: $29.00
      • M.A.C Bronzer: $24.00
      • Makeup Forever Aqua Cream: $23.00
      • Makeup Forever Aqua Shadow and I used 2 of these: $20.00
      • Lancome Black Liner: $26.00
      • Tarte Amazonian Clay Mascara: $19.00
      • Clay De Peau Lipstick: $55.00

      Total for the high-end look: $311.00

      These are the drugstore products used on the other half of my model's face:

      • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20: $12.49
      • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF: $11.99
      • Neutrogena Skin Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer: $11.49
      • Neutrogena Crease Proof Eye shadow: $8.49 and I used 3 of them.
      • Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Liner- $7.49
      • Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara Regular- $7.49
      • Neutrogena Smooth Color Stick: $8.49

      Total for the drugstore look: $84.91