Drugstore Makeup Dupes for High-End Cosmetics

As collegiettes, we all live the daily struggle of slaying while staying on a budget.  Some days, more often than not, the phrase “broke college kid” is what sums up our bank accounts.  Thus, it can be so frustrating to find decent quality makeup at drugstores.  Here are a few of my staple items in my makeup collection that are very comparable, if not better, than what you can find at Sephora. Want to know some recommendations? Keep reading to find out!



Mascara—Benefit Roller Lash ($24) vs. Maybelline Lash Sensational ($9)

Both of these mascaras do the exact same thing for my eyelashes—length, volume, and curl!




Setting Powder--Laura Mercier ($38) vs. Coty Airspun ($6)

These powders are both great at setting foundation and concealer. The only difference is that the Airspun powder has a very strong fragrance, but it’s not noticeable once it’s on the face.




Brow Pomade—Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow ($18) vs. ELF brow kit ($3)

If you prefer to use a gel or pomade to fill in your brows, these two are very comparable, creamy, pigmented formulas.  Both go on the best with a small angled brush. 




Be sure to try these out, and let us know what you think! Tweet us @HerCampusWVWC and tell us your makeup hacks!


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