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We Tried Wearing Drug Store Makeup For A Week And There Were Some Hits And Misses

"Wet N Wild: When you need a great lipstick that has a very unfortunate name."

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We love makeup, but we obviously don't love having to spend all our underwear and grocery money on it. So to see if we could try and find some Sephora quality on a drug store budget, the women of Ladylike tried to wear only makeup you can buy in a drug store for a whole week -- our sensitive and finicky skin be damned.

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To start, we went on a treasure hunt to our nearest drug store, and here's what we got:

Chantel has oily skin, and was hoping the makeup she got from the drug store wouldn't make it worse:

Clockwise from left to right: Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lip Color in Blushing Bud, $4.49; Maybelline Lash Senstation in black, $9.79; Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black, $3.49; Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner in Black, $5.74; L'Oreal Infalliable Pro Matte Lip Gloss in Bare Attraction, $7.99; Cover Girl Tru Blend Blush in Rose, $10.99; Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray, $13.99; Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer in Medium Bronze, $6.99; L'Oreal True Match Powder in Natural Buff, $7.99
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Clockwise from left to right: Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom Lip Color in Blushing Bud, $4.49; Maybelline Lash Senstation in black, $9.79; Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black, $3.49; Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner in Black, $5.74; L'Oreal Infalliable Pro Matte Lip Gloss in Bare Attraction, $7.99; Cover Girl Tru Blend Blush in Rose, $10.99; Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray, $13.99; Maybelline Fit Me Bronzer in Medium Bronze, $6.99; L'Oreal True Match Powder in Natural Buff, $7.99

Safiya was sad about not being able to swatch stuff with her skin before leaving the drug store with her haul:

From left to right: Covergirl Professional Loose Powder in Translucent Medium, $7.79; Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation in Natural Beige, $5.99; L'Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer in Light Medium, $7.99; L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Carbon Black, $11.99; Wet N Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick in Vamp It Up, $2.49; L'Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lipcolor in Freida's Nude, $12.49; Maybelline Color Sensation Vivid Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Nude Thrill, $7.99; Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit, $13.99
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From left to right: Covergirl Professional Loose Powder in Translucent Medium, $7.79; Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Hydrating Foundation in Natural Beige, $5.99; L'Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer in Light Medium, $7.99; L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner in Carbon Black, $11.99; Wet N Wild MegaLast Matte Lipstick in Vamp It Up, $2.49; L'Oreal Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lipcolor in Freida's Nude, $12.49; Maybelline Color Sensation Vivid Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Nude Thrill, $7.99; Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit, $13.99

Kristin has a hard enough time applying nice makeup as it is, so she was concerned about finding drug store makeup that would go on the way it should:

From left to right: Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Wine, $6.99; Covergirl Tru Blend Flawless Primer for Combination Skin, $10.99; Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in Ivory, $11.99; L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black, $7.99; Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in Truffle In Paradise, $2.99; Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin, $10.49; Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner in Charcoal Skies, $4.49
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From left to right: Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Wine, $6.99; Covergirl Tru Blend Flawless Primer for Combination Skin, $10.99; Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in Ivory, $11.99; L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Waterproof Mascara in Blackest Black, $7.99; Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in Truffle In Paradise, $2.99; Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Rich Raisin, $10.49; Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner in Charcoal Skies, $4.49

So, what items did we end up hating and loving?

Saf was really happy with how the Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation matched her skin:

"My face is doing better than I thought it would, but I definitely do have a couple of pimp-leys."
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"My face is doing better than I thought it would, but I definitely do have a couple of pimp-leys."

But she didn't love the longevity of the L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner:

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Meanwhile, Kristin found the Maybelline Master Kajal Eyeliner did not want to stay put:

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But Kristin loved the pigmentation of the Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balm Stick (though it did need to be reapplied a few times throughout the day):

"Wet N Wild: When you need a great lipstick that has a very unfortunate name."
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"Wet N Wild: When you need a great lipstick that has a very unfortunate name."

Chantel didn't think the L'Oreal True Match Powder was up to the task of keeping her feeling oil-free:

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But for the price, and even though the tip of the brush was pretty thick, Chantel really liked the Jordana Fabuliner Bold Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner:

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"This eyeliner is $3.49... [and] for what it is, this eyeliner is great."

And after the week was done, we all agreed that the search for drug store duplicates of our favorite higher-priced was just as addictive as the higher cost stuff itself:

The best things at three price points