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2.15.2015

Spend or Save on Foundation: My Designer Favorites & Their Drugstore Duplicates



Having a good foundation is important in all aspects of life, but especially important when discussing make up. I've tried a pretty wide variety of foundations. I've had my bouts with caked on coverage, I've used sheer foundations on days when I needed a pretty thick coating, I've even applied the wrong color and had those horrible lines on my neck that give me away...

Luckily over the years, through all the trial and error, I was able to develop some pretty good insight on which brands work the best and offer the most coverage without looking tacky. I also discovered that finding a foundaton that doesn't break the bank can be frustrating.

Today I'm sharing some of my designer favorites and their drugstore duplicates - the quality is almost identical yet the price is cut in half, I'm all about scoring a deal and I just have to share! While not all of the "drugstore" items are available at Walgreen's they all fall into a lower price point yet offer incredible quality! Treat yourself to new foundation, it's life changing when you find one you love and I guarantee you'll love each and every foundation on this list!

Designer: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62)

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62)

Drugstore: Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation ($23)

Max Factor Skin Luminizer Foundation ($23)
Max Factor - Skin Luminizer Foundation - $23.95 + 3.99 shipping

Designer: Benefit Hello Flawless ($39)

Benefit Hello Flawless ($39)

Drugstore: Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation ($15)

Rimmel - Wake Me Up Foundation - 200 Soft Beige (30ml)

Designer: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup ($46)

Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup - No. 16 Ecru (1N2) 30ml/1oz

Drugstore: Revlon - Colorstay Makeup ($16)

Revlon - Colorstay Makeup 180 Sand Beige 1 oz 24 Hours-Combination to Oily Skin

Designer: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($51)

Make Up For Ever - HD Invisible Cover Foundation 118 Flesh 1.01 oz

Drugstore: NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation ($15)

NYX - HD Studio Photogenic Foundation
NYX - HD Studio Photogenic Foundation - $14.57 + 5.48 shipping

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