Drugstore Dupes For MAC

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I was reading the newspaper last week when I saw the title How I Stopped the MAC Attack in the Everyday Cheapskate column by Mary Hunt. Ms. Hunt decided to part company with MAC and find drugstore substitutions that were not only cheaper but also of an equal or better quality than her MAC products.


I will put her list down below and her comments (MH) about the product.


Hope this is helpful!


MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (C3) = Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup 250 (Medium Beige)

MH: Full coverage, lightweight and just plain amazing


MAC Studio Fix Pressed Powder (C3) = Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic Pressed Powder

MH: Light, glides on and doesn't get clumpy


MAC Pre + Prime Skin Primer = Monistat Chafing Gel

MH: Yes it sounds crazy but it's outstanding and outperforms any primer she knows.


MAC Eyeliner Pencil = Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner

MH: Smooth, glides on better and waterproof


MAC Studio Sculpt Lash Mascara = L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara


MAC Lipstick (Sequin) = L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche matte finish in 560 Saucy Mauve



Re: Drugstore Dupes For MAC

I haven't tried some of these products, but I will definitely second the L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara. That has been my drugstore HG product for the longest time, and surprisingly outperforms most higher end mascaras I've tried. Not sure what does it, whether it's the formula or the brush, but it does its job well. 

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