Updated 12:15 PM EST, Tue, Jul 6, 2010
Lose the posh packaging and you can conserve cash when shopping for makeup and skin care at the drugstore, according to consumer correspondent Lilliana Vazquez. Here are five top-notch alternatives to pricey department store products that will help you look gorgeous while saving green.
Instead of Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer, $42.50
Try L'Oréal Paris Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer Daily Treatment, $20
Don't be left in the dark: This non-greasy, hydrating cream fades dark spots, evens out skin tone and restores skin's brightness with Vitamin C and tourmaline gems.
Instead of Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $40
Try Revlon PhotoReady Makeup, $13.50
Get ready for your closeup with this skin-perfecting foundation. It's like HD for your face, creating the look of airbrushed, magazine-cover-ready skin without the need for Photoshop. Lilliana's tip: Mix it with moisturizer to get the most out of a bottle.
Instead of DiorShow Mascara, $24
Try CoverGirl LashBlast, $9
We love CoverGirl's mascaras since they make our lashes look big and bold while being light on our wallet. LashBlast marries a volumizing, lengthening brush and a high-quality formula.
Instead of Lancôme Juice Tubes, $18
Try Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss, $6
With just a hint of color, this luscious and lustrous lip gloss moisturizes your pout without stickiness and comes in 18 fabulous hues.
Instead of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, $38
Try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow, $12
This multi-tasking wonder pinch-hits as a a bronzer, eye shadow and highlighter.
First Published: Jul 6, 2010 10:57 AM EST