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Drugstore Beauty Buys

Updated 12:15 PM EDT, Tue, Jul 6, 2010

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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 EDT
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