I was totally hooked on Lancome Definicils Mascara ($21.00) because they gave it to me in a free gift with purchase, and it works so well, no flaking or smudging. Then one day, I needed a new tube and realized I must be crazy for spending that much money. Paula recommends Loreal Voluminous Mascara (6.99) and even mentioned how similiar it is to the Lancome Definicils. So I tried it and fell in love! It is exactly the same in my opinion. Plus, people ask me all the time what mascara I use, cause it looks so good.
Paula does recommend Mac Bronzer ($18.50) because it doesn't have too much shimmer and looks good on everyone, but she also mentions that
Wet N' Wild is exactly the same, and it only costs $2.99! I was being snobby and wanted the MAC, but then I dropped it one day and the bronzer broke into a million pieces. After I dried my tears, the Wet N' Wild became my new best friend. And I have dropped it a million times and it remains intact.
Every magazine and makeup artist in the world recommend Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer ($36.00). It contains light reflecting pigments that hide all your flaws and imperfections. I prefer to use Revlon Skinlights Illusion Wand ($8.99). It has the same brush/tube packaging as the YSL, and the same light reflecting properties. I love it!
Somehow, Lancome has cornered the
market on convincing people to spend way more money than they should! Enter $16.00 Juicy Tube lip gloss. I would much rather spend my dolla dolla bills on Loreal Colour Juice ($5.99). It has the same lovely colors and texture, but has a lovely candy smell as opposed to the mint scent of the Juicy Tubes.
I hope these reviews help save you a few pennies, or convince you to try some new things!