Drugstore Makeup Dupes Under $10

Welcome back to Blush & Camo! Last July I wanted to see if drugstore makeup could rival, or was better than, the expensive name-brand makeup you can find at Sephora.

At the time my makeup bag was filled with really expensive makeup ranging from $46 setting powder to $30 concealer. Putting on my makeup in the morning is one of my favorite moments of the day, but walking into Sephora and spending over $100 to purchase 2-3 products was soul crushing.

To be honest, I was sick of the amount of money I was spending on my makeup and wanted to switch it up.

That’s where this blog post comes in! Over the past 10 months I’ve tried out dozens of drugstore makeup brands and products. Some products were awful, but overall I was super impressed with the products I tried out.

I am happy to announce that my makeup bag back in July filled with over $1000 worth of makeup has almost successfully been replaced by all drugstore makeup dupes that rival, or are better than, the products I had before.

Want to know the best part?! None if my drugstore makeup products are over $10!!

In today’s post I’m sharing the best of the best drugstore makeup dupes I’ve found and that fill my makeup bag. I wear these dupes every single day.

I hope this post inspires you to try out a few drugstore makeup products, or at the very least shows that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better.

Ok, now let’s get to the good stuff!

Drugstore Makeup Dupes Under $10

e.l.f. SPONGE: This is the best makeup sponge I’ve ever used. It’s twice the size of my BeautyBlender and has a flat edge which is perfect for blending in concealer or nose contour. My $5 sponge also lasts longer than my BeautyBlender.

Case in point, I will never buy another BeautyBlender again.

e.l.f. CAMO CONCEALER: I never thought any product would replace my Tarte shape tape concealer. This was my ride or die product, and was the last product I switched over. I was just so attached to it.

In the spirit of my quest to find great drugstore dupes I tried out a few concealers that didn’t convince me to switch over until I came across this $6 concealer.

It’s the best concealer I’ve ever used and better than Tarte Shape Tape’s (gasp, I said it!). It doesn’t settle into fine lines, gives amazing coverage, and look amazing with other foundations.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION SETTING POWDER: I can’t say enough great things about this setting powder. I get three times as much product as my old Hourglass powder for $8. It also gives my skin a gorgeous, flawless look. I’m so happy I found this!

Drugstore Makeup Dupes Under $10

e.l.f. Setting Spray: Much like my Tarte Shape Tape concealer, my Urban Decay setting spray was one of my ride or die products I was very reluctant to find a replacement. I didn’t think anything would be better than my Urban Decay.

I was wrong. My e.l.f setting spray is better than my Urban Decay and a fraction of the price. I love that the e.l.f setting spray doesn’t have any alcohol in it so it doesn’t dry my face out throughout the day like my Urban Decay one did.

LASH STILETTO MASCARA: This mascara works just as good as my Urban Decay Perversion mascara. I wouldn’t say that it performs better, but I honestly can’t tell a difference between the two. It really came down to price and Lash Stiletto won by a landslide!

That’s 10 months of “research” boiled down into one blog post! Have you tried out any of these products?! I would love to hear from you below!

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  1. I have been trying a lot of these products from watching Julianna’s instagram stories, and i can say from experience that the elf camo concealer and the stiletto mascara are absolutely worthy of mention. I’m so glad to be saving some $$ on makeup. Thanks, Julianna!

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