Cheap Swaps for High-End Makeup
Think you need to pay $30 or more for a decent blush or mascara? Not with these cheap makeup picks that work just as well as high-end beauty products
LipsticksThe splurges: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger with Luster, $15 and Nars Lipstick in Honolulu Honey, $24
The bargains: Revlon Lipstick in Orange Flip and Naughty Nude, $7 each, respectively
Money saved: $25 total
Why you'll love them: Striecher calls Revlon's Orange Flip "such a classic" and says it "looks great on everyone." She compares it to MAC Lady Danger and calls both shades, "not too scary orange." Murphy says both the Nars and Revlon shades will give you the perfect nude lip. "Nars Honolulu Honey is the ultimate flesh-toned beige," he says. "It's a staple in my kit. But Revlon's Naughty Nude is a genius nude lip color that conquers the quintessential Brigitte Bardot pale pout."
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