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Beauty on a Budget: The Ultimate SPY Guide to Drugstore Beauty

The SPY Guide to Drugstore Beauty:
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* Quality beauty products for less
* Best-selling alternatives to high-end brands
* Revlon, L’Oréal, Wet n’ Wild, NYX, Maybelline and more

What was once a place seen only to pick up a prescription or grab a toothbrush is now a bonafide beauty lover’s paradise. A walk down the beauty aisle at a drugstore, and you’ll find yourself neck deep in some of the most coveted beauty goodies obsessed by bloggers and beauty junkies alike.

From best-selling foundations to dermatologist-approved skin creams, we’ve rounded up the ultimate SPY guide to the best drugstore beauty products that boast cult-like status with budget-friendly price tags.

  

The Best Drugstore Dupes to High-End Products

  

Every now and then, splurging on your favorite luxury beauty product is justified. But then you receive your credit card statement and all you can think is: How? The truth is, even though most high-end beauty brands are worth their higher price tags, there are plenty of affordable beauty products that perform just as well as their high-end luxury counterparts. Here are 10 favorite beauty dupes found on Pinterest that will give you quality beauty for less.

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder Image courtesy of Amazon

The Best Drugstore Dupes to High-End Products, According to Pinterest

  

Top-Rated Drugstore Makeup Palettes Under $20

  

Makeup palettes are a great way to get a curated selection of makeup shades for the face in one convenient package. We have listed below a few highly coveted beauty palettes on the market that are all affordably priced and beautifully packaged.

COVERGIRL Eyeshadow Palette Image courtesy of Amazon

10 Top-Rated Drugstore Makeup Palettes Under $20

  

The Best-Selling Drugstore Foundations on Amazon

  

Drugstore makeup is having a moment and foundations have never been so in-demand. With a wide array of options from almost every beauty brand, it’s hard to know which ones provide what level of coverage, have decent wear time and which ones are actually good for your skin. We’ve sorted through the most popular and best-selling foundations on Amazon that won’t break the bank and are beloved by loyal customers.

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10 Best-Selling Drugstore Foundations on Amazon

  

The Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin Under $15

  

While oily skin might seem like a hassle to those who have to deal with it, it is actually one of the better skin types to have when it comes to aging, because the oils keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. However, while a nice, natural “glow” is always pretty, no one wants to feel greasy or look like an oil slick. We’ve rounded up some of the best oil-controlling and mattifying drugstore foundations that will help keep your oily skin and your wallet in check.

NYX Can_t Stop Won_t Stop Foundation Image courtesy of Ulta

6 Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin Under $15

  

Affordable Alternatives to Bare Minerals Foundation Under $25

  

While Bare Minerals was one of the original brands to put the use of minerals on the beauty map and remains the gold standard, there are a slew of great options out there that offer the same benefits for a lot less cash. Our picks below are great alternatives that boast pure ingredients and sheer to full coverage that will leave your skin looking naturally radiant.

Ulta Mineral Powder Foundation Image courtesy of Ulta

5 Affordable Alternatives to Bare Minerals Foundation Under $25

  

Alternatives to Creme de La Mer Products

  

Creme de La Mer is a highly coveted moisturizer known for its power to heal and hydrate the skin. The luxe cream is made with the brand’s proprietary “miracle broth,” which is a potent anti-irritant that helps calm the look of redness and other signs of inflammation. But if you’re simply not willing to drop the big bucks on this cult classic, we’ve rounded six strikingly similar products that rival La Mer’s skin care offerings, but without the high-end cost.

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SPY Guide: 6 Alternatives to Creme de La Mer Products

  

The Best Budget Bronzers For Every Skin Tone

  

Tanning the skin is a beauty ritual that will never go out of style. As almost every beauty brand on the market offers some type of bronzer, we are focusing on the more affordable and budget-friendly bronzing options that come in shades that will flatter a variety of skin tones and leave your skin looking naturally healthy and bronzed.

Natural Bronzer Image courtesy of Walgreens

The Best Budget Bronzers For Every Skin Tone

  

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