Makeup, even drugstore makeup, can get pricey; I know this, you know this, my ten-year-old cousin knows this. So yesterday I took a trip to Walgreens and challenged myself to buy the cheapest product for each product needed to make up my face — and here’s what it came down to.
At Walgreens, I bought a total of seven items for a price of $22.23 (sans sales tax). That includes concealer, foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick. During this quest, I discovered that the cheapest brand overall was Wet N’ Wild. Of my purchases, three of the seven items were of this brand (the lipstick, the eyeliner, and the eyeshadow).
The results? Pretty satisfactory. Both the eyeshadow and the eyeliner were difficult to work with, smudging when I didn’t want them to and refusing to blend when I did, and started rubbing off almost immediately. But the concealer (Covergirl) worked like a charm, and the mascara (Revlon) was nice and natural-looking. The blush had a nice color, but smelled like my grandmother’s hand lotion, and the lipstick and foundation (Maybelline) were both so-so.
But, hey, I’ve spent over 20 bucks on blush alone in the past, and to get a whole face for $24? It’s a good deal.
So, this is a challenge for all of you lovelies out there: can anyone top my full-face bargain?