So today, as promised, I’m going to be comparing my High End and Drugstore favorite face products. These, again, are my most-used products. I hope this helps you out! Again, I’m not saying any of these products are bad if they’re not my top favorite, I use all of these products. I’m just telling you what I prefer. Let’s jump right in.
First, I mentioned primer. From the drugstore, my favorite is the L’Oreal Magic Perfecting Base. From a high-end brand, my favorite is the Smashbox Photo Finish Light.
Both of these products are truly great, however, my absolute favorite has to be the Smashbox Primer. Not to mention they have a primer for every skin issue, but this primer feels lightweight and controls my oil a bit better. $36, Sephora
For BB Cream, from the drugstore I chose the Physicians Formula Super BB Cream. The High End one I chose is the Smashbox Photo Finish BB Cream.
My favorite in this case is definitely the Physicians Formula BB Cream. I feel like this product provides more coverage, is longer lasting, and doesn’t get splotchy as the smashbox one tends to. $13, Target
For Foundation, from the drugstore I chose the Revlon Colorstay Whipped. From a high end brand, I chose the Clinique Acne Solutions.
I actually could not choose between these foundations. They are very different, but I am in love with both. The Revlon one provides fuller coverage, is longer lasting, and completely controls my oil. The clinique one treats my Acne and gives me a flawless finish, as both do. They are both truly great products. AS: $27, Clinique. CSW: $13, Revlon
For setting powder, from the drugstore I love the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, and for a high end powder, I love the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.
Overall, these products are so SO SO SO SO similar. The MAC one may have a bit better staying power, but honestly, they’re basically the same. MAC Mineralize skinfinish Natural FINALLY has a dupe! $30, MAC . $4, Target (Rimmel)
If you have anything that needs coverage, I HIGHLY recommend the Mac concealer. It offers great coverage, doesn’t crease, and stays PUT! I love this product. The Maybelline concealer is great for highlighting dark areas, but not completely concealing everything. $18, MAC. $8, Target
For Bronzing and contouring: Drugstore: L’Oreal True Match Mahogany. High End: Clinique True Bronze and Benefit Hoolah Bronzer.
I really can’t choose…. For a do-it-all, go with the L’Oreal. For strictly Bronzing, go with Clinique. For strictly contouring, go with the Benefit!
L:$10, Target C:$25, Clinique B:$28, Sephora
For cream blush, from the drugstpre I love the Maybelline Bouncy blushes, and from Sephora I love their cream blush (my favorite is the color poppy pink!)
Honestly, I’m going to have to go with the maybelline solely because you can truly build the amount of product. These are both so great, but the mayebelline is a bit more dry, easier to apply, and offers build-able coverage. $6, Target
For powder blushes, from the drugstore I love the NYX blushes, and from a high end brand, I love the Stila Custom Color Blushes.
This really depends on color selection. Stila has both a very unique pink and coral blush in this formulation, but NYX has a WHOLE line of colors to choose from. These are both awesome products. NYX:$6, Ulta. Stila: $20, Sephora
For Highlighters, from the drugstore I love the L’oreal magic lumi primer, and from a high end brand I love the Benefit Liquid highlighters.
Although I love both lines, My favorite are the Benefit highlighters. I feel like each color gives such a natural, pretty glow that lasts all day long. $26, Sephora
For eyebrows, from the drugstore, I love the NYX eyebrow pencil. From a high end brand, I love the Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow.
This really depends on which TYPE of product you are looking for. Obviously with a pencil, go with the NYX. For a gel-cream brush on formula, go with the MUFE Aqua Brow. Both are awesome! NYX:$4, Ulta MUFE$20, Sephora
And those are my favorite face products overall! I hope this helped you out if you are looking for some different products to try out! Don’t forget to watch the video linked at the beginning of this post and COMMENT any requests!! Watch the video linked at the beginning of this post!!
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