Luxe Beauty on a Budget

Lola MagazineHealth and Beauty, Lola Shreveport

Most of us LADIES LOVE luxury beauty products but finding drugstore products that perform just as well as their expensive colleagues feels like a win all around. With a little trial and error, we found some drug store stand outs that offer all the goodness of luxury for a fraction of the cost.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are fabulous finishing powders.  They give a subtle glow without the glitter. For a tenth of the price, you can bring out your natural glow with Essence Pure Nude Highlighter that has a slightly marbled effect.

The Rodin Olio Lusso face oil is nothing short of perfection. Just a tad goes a long way, and it feels like luxury in a jar. The price, however, is hard for most to justify.

Boots Botanic face oil is 100% organic, nourishes skin and lock in moisture for hours. Rich in hydrating omegas and essential fatty acids from organic rosehip oil, it gives your skin all the goods without breaking the bank.

Charlotte Tilbury Powder is a beautiful, delicately granulated powder that really makes your skin look airbrushed and flawless. It’s incredible on the skin when applied by a brush or a beauty blender.

FLOWER Beauty’s Light Illusion Perfecting Powder brings soft-focus innovation to pressed powder form, delivering a gorgeous glow and a flawless finish almost identical to Charlotte Tilbury.

It Cosmetics CC Cream is an incredible formula and has been particularly hard to dupe. It is full coverage, has clean ingredients, and packs a SPF of 50.

Although you will read there are differences in the ingredients and the consistency feels slightly different, Maybelline’s Dream Urban Cover’s coverage is almost identical to It Cosmetics CC cream.

Fenty Gloss Bomb  is glossy, beautiful, and feels like silk without the sticky gloss feel. Milani Keep It Full Lip Plumper delivers hydration and instant volume. The two come in different shades but the feel and shine are virtually equal in comparison.

La Mer Cream is a fan favorite for all the right reasons, the aroma, the packaging, and it is nutrient -rich ingredients make it worth the hype.

When your budget wont allow for Le Mer, Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is rich and as luxurious as its department store counterpart.  It is also completely scent free, making it great for sensitive skin. The price is a dream in itself.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick are one of the most superb and beautiful lipsticks on the market.  It is hard to dupe this cult favorite, but we found a winner. FLOWER Beauty’s Petal Pout Lip Color delivers smooth, rich color payoff in a single swipe.