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How a Great Drugstore Brand Helped Me Tighten My Purse Strings

Posted 11/18/10 at 03:59PM by Audrey Fine

Life's greatest sadness (for me, anyway) is that the sun is bad for you. I miss basking in it. A lot. The warmth; the feeling of the rays soaking into my skin; the tan...oh, how I miss the tan.


Because I am a responsible grown-up (yes, I'm typing this with a straight face), I have eschewed the sun's harmful rays for now 20 years. But that doesn't mean I've embraced my pale face. On the contrary, I've long used Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder, $65, because I've found it best replicates that sun-kissed look I miss so much. But, I've also realized that it's flipping expensive and, these days, is downright cost prohibitive. So, I started looking for a reasonably priced alternative and after trying upwards of ten different brands, I finally locked in on one that I love just as much. ( More even, because it's such a great bargain!)

CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Bronzer, $10.99, is simply awesome. It imparts just the right amount of a sun-kissed glow to look natural, not fake-baked, and it goes on evenly and feels super light. (It shockingly smells really good, too.) And at nearly a sixth of the cost of the Terracotta, I don't have to feel guilty about using it. A win/win situation all around.

Have any luxe for less products that you love? Let's hear 'em...
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1-6 of 8 Comments

  • Posted by EricaC123 on 04/13/13 at 02:16pm

    Not fo rme

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 07/20/11 at 01:50am

    I'm not a fan of Cover Girl products in general, especially not one that seems so bulky. Wet n Wild makes awesome inexpensive bronzer.

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  • Posted by Bon_Bon on 02/21/11 at 01:21pm

    I don't like trueblend blah.

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  • Posted by Aranza on 01/11/11 at 01:45am

    Oh i must try! I get orangey look with other bronzers, and this sounds promising. Dupes are sometimes too close to the super expessive brands!!

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  • Posted by pynkNymphette on 12/21/10 at 08:09pm

    The brush looks pretty good

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  • Posted by crazygirl21 on 11/30/10 at 04:20pm

    im definetly gonna have to try this the bronzers i have tried from rimmel and elf sucked....there way to orange if i wanna build up my tan and i definetly agree w/ the first person loveeing the drugstore not every one can afford sephora or estte lauder.

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