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Drugstore Makeup Products: Can They Be Better Than Their High-End Counterparts?

By Angela GermanoAs an avid makeup wearer, I completely understand the appeal of expensive, high-end makeup. But just because I can understand them, doesn't mean that I can afford them, or, to a degree, understand actually using them, instead of sitting on top of them... [More]

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Chosungah 22 Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker

My minimum makeup routine used to be just mascara and lip color, but a few years ago I started filling in my light brows and was amazed at how much more finished my face looked. I've experimented with pencils, gels, creams and and any other... [More]

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Paul & Joe Limited Edition Café Macchiato Eye Color

Coming in a beautiful, ornate container, this eye color is a creamy mixture of browns and golds that melt softly into your eyelids like creamer swirling into a cup of coffee. Paul & Joe's Café Macchiato Eye Color comes with an enclosed applicator chip that'll... [More]

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Revlon Colorburst Matte Lip Balm

Want a lip balm that won't make your lips look like a lacquered gym floor? Revlon's Colorburst Matte Lip Balm looks like a million bucks, comes in 10 beautiful colors, and keeps your lips from getting dry and cracked. It's infused with a Triple Butter... [More]

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Cheek Jelly

Cheek Jelly ($14): way better than petroleum jelly, at least where adding a natural lovely flush to your face is concerned. We're not sure how well it works on stains, squeaks, and shining shoes.... [More]

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Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

The trick to making your lipstick stay put is not in lacquering your lips with layer after layer of color. You need to do the exact opposite with stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22). The pigmentation is rich with this one, and you only... [More]

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Dior Glow Maximizer Primer

Not your average primer, Dior's Glow Maximizer Primer ($42) preps your face for your foundation or BB cream and gives it a soft, all over glow. It highlights your cheekbones and illuminates the skin under your eyes so you have an effortlessly dewy look perfect... [More]

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lip2cheek

Whether you're planning on planting your lips on somebody else's lips or simply dancing cheek to cheek, the lip2cheek ($36) has you covered. This little case of brightly tinted color - shown here in "Smile" - is made from all organic materials including nourishing standards... [More]

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LORAC POREfection Concealer

When we used to open our makeup drawer, we'd look at our tube of concealer and ask, "What have you done for me lately?" But we've found a concealer that treats us better - it only takes a tiny drop of LORAC POREfection Concealer ($24)... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Chamomile & Grapefruit Lip Tint

Add a little bit of a rosy shine to your pucker while also nourishing your lips. Keeping a tin of Chamomile & Grapefruit Lip Tint ($7) from Beridan Naturals in your purse is the best way to freshen up while you're out and about, especially... [More]

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Eylure Katy Perry Feline Fierce Lashes

We know your attention during the halftime show was 100% on dancing sharks, but did you know that in addition to her Hot Dog on a Stick uniform, Katy Perry was also wearing her own line of falsies? We got to try out Eylure Katy... [More]

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The Feline Flick

Even if you're not searching for the perfect cat eye, using The Feline Flick ($30) from Charlotte Tilbury will give you a nice, straight line on your eyelid. Once in place, it won't feather or smudge so you can confidently give a coy eye wink... [More]

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Lip Bullet in It Takes Two

The Lip Bullet ($10) from Topshop is the color of a ring pop, but it goes on your lips, so the effect is like you had a ring pop on your finger but you already "ate" it. This hot orange-pink shade might be too sugary... [More]

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Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner

Are you on board with Pantone's 2015 color, marsala? We are. It's a totally wearable color for just about any skin tone and we're excited to try it out on more than just our cheeks and lips. The Sephora+Pantone Universe line includes this Marsala Metalshine... [More]

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D. Bag De-Puffing Eye Gel

We get what Royal Apothic was going for with the naming of their D. Bag De-Puffing Eye Gel ($28). A one-two punch of vitamins and caffeine work to perk up those droopy, sleep-deprived eyes, effectively "de-bagging" them. But we can't help it if the label... [More]

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bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

It's bareMinerals to the rescue! Is your skin feeling and looking less fresh, dewy, and soft than usual? Of course it is - it's the dead of winter. That means you have to put a little more effort into your makeup routine than usual, which... [More]

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Doubleglow7

Want to know an easy way to get an ethereal glow? It's called Doubleglow7 ($25), and it is a secret agent of sorts, though its mission is not to take down the baddies, but to take down dull skin and dark patches. It provides a... [More]

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Noir Couture Volume Mascara

Givenchy's Noir Couture Volume Mascara ($32) comes with lots of pseudo-science-y reasons why it nourishes and lengthens lashes, and while we have no idea what a "Lash Booster Expert Complex" is, we do know that it does the trick. The mascara adds plenty of volume... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Cocoa Lip Balm

Guaranteed to soothe your chapped lips, this pot of Cocoa Lip Balm ($5) from Simple By Design is as every bit affordable as the drugstore brands. What makes it stand out is the fact that it's not full of ingredients you can't pronounce. Provided, of... [More]

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Alima Pure Velvet Lipstick

Smooth as velvet. That's how your lips are going to look and feel after the application of Alima Pure's new line of Velvet Lipstick ($26). Available in six dramatic shades (because velvet is nothing but a dramatic fabric), this moisturizing formula won't start flaking and... [More]

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