Everyone loves looking like a million bucks. But when you’re nineteen living in L.A. your money starts to disappear on things like.. rent… Ive found some of my fav high-end products for so much less at the drugstore that are amazing quality and I now find myself grabbing them all the time! Listed below are my 7 fav high-end makeup dupes for under $10 and I included links so you can pick them up too!!!!!


MAC lippies are my absolute favorite but I came across the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks, I fell head over heels for how long lasting and moisturizing these are. The top shade is the Revlon Lipstick in the shade “002 Pink Pout” and the bottom shade is the MAC Cremesheen in the shade, “Creme Cup”.  Both are great pinky nudes and feel moisturizing and glide on the lips, but for the price of $7 for Revlon, I would pick it over the MAC 🙂

BUY PINK POUT HERE:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SV8SYY/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B002SV8SYY&linkId=95e68d1ff35018388fc74200c771a226


MY OBSESSION! These aren’t the same shade wise but pigmentation, consistency, and the overall appearance that these highlighters give is insane. The NYX Illuminator (right) has been one of my favorites ever since I purchased it and the Becca Cosmetics one (left) is stunning as well. The NYX Illuminator is in the shade “01 Sunbeam” and is a gorgeous champagne pinky color. The Becca liquid highlighter is in the shade “Opal” and is on the more golden side of highlighters. Both of these products are amazing under foundation to give the skin the most beautiful natural glow.

BUY NYX ILLUMINATOR HERE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJS9JEK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BJS9JEK&linkId=bb9e26ae4289f203259a3a33a87993b3



Bronzer, everyone’s must have in their makeup collection! Hoola bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics (top) has been a hit for years and has been all over social media, especially Youtube. WELL, with Hoola being great and all I’ve found a product that is equally as great (if not better ;). I came across NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer (bottom) about six months ago and haven’t used another bronzer since. I have pale skin and this conpliments me very well. It is a tiny tiny bit more orange than the hoola but is so so pretty on the skin and is matte and build-able .

BUY NYC BRONZER: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZAKFRWQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00ZAKFRWQ&linkId=210d1e5506b3c7f7713ec0c9f03a5b09


More lippies! YAY! I found a perfect medium to two of my all time favorite MAC shades. The top is MAC Cremesheen in “Morning Rose”.  The middle is Rimmel London by Kate Moss in the shade “08” and lastly, the bottom is MAC’s Mineralize Rich in the shade “Pure Pout”. Honestly the Rimmel London lipsticks are just as equally amazing as the two MAC ones and share great color pay off as well as being moisturizing on the lips 🙂

BUY RIMMEL LIPSTICK HERE (only $4!!): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WZ9YI6/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B006WZ9YI6&linkId=ba64818b0cee7ae9b33bbfee2f2e4427


Last highlighter dupe I promise! Im clearly obsessed with highlighters and I am so happy I got my hands on the Elf Cosmetics (left) Baked highlighter. It’s a little more dry than the MAC’s highlighter (right) in the shade “Soft and Gentle”. How I apply the Elf highlighter is by spritzing my highlighter brush with Mario Badescu rose water spray (LINK BELOW) and then grabbing the product, this definitely helps on getting tons of more pigmentation!

ELF HIGHLIGHTER: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EL1RBUQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00EL1RBUQ&linkId=d6b906cc29d682497e217ebc18c1e38c

MARIO BADESCU ROSE WATER SPRAY: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LC9OES/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B002LC9OES&linkId=f0838a329f48e329d492f9f7ac8a92d2

#6 & 7

Although, I don’t have any photos to compare these two, I had to include them. If your looking for the best mascara and clear brow gel, well.. Here YOU go! Ive gone through no lie, 7 tubes of this mascara and 3 tubes of this clear brow gel. These are affordable and beat any highness competitor in my book! The mascara is Maybelline Lash Sensational full fan effect and I always get the shade “Blackest Black”. As well as the clear brow gel is from Maybelline 🙂

MASCARA: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PFCT2R0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00PFCT2R0&linkId=d9e4c89c50bfc6c6583470a6e09b5690

CLEAR BROW GEL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KYQA1S/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=kaylam05-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001KYQA1S&linkId=323135f4d7ee0c5a96d21e204d197d2a




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  1. Lindsay says:

    That rose water spray is my new fav! I also love NYX so I’ll have to try that.

  2. Joanne says:

    That NYX Liquid Illuminator looks so, so pretty! I’ll definitely have to check it out! Thank you for this post – such great, cheap dupes!

    Joanne | https://fung-shui.com

  3. I’ll definitely be trying those lippies and highlight.

  4. Chrisy B. says:

    I love the NYX laminating highlight.

  5. Jodi-Ann says:

    Love this!

  6. Jenn says:

    The Nyx illuminator looks super pretty! I enjoy the Becca formula so I’ll have to check out this dupe 🙂

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

  7. Emily says:

    I love the Mario Badescu Rose Water! I have a ton of the bottle that I keep in my bag and at my desk at work. So amazing!

  8. Emma Shearer says:

    Just goes to show the most expensive product isn’t always the best, glad there are still some good quality products that don’t cost too much!

  9. Rets says:

    I’ve heard that the NYX Illuminator is really a good drugstore product! I would also love to check out the Maybelline Lash Sensational soon because I’ve been so curious about that product for long now haha. By the way, you have a great list huh!


  10. Britt Mont says:

    Definitely trying out the illuminator. Thanks for your tips!

  11. Oh I love these kind of posts!!
    I love a good cheaper option!
    Thank you!!!

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