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By Dena • April 18, 2016

Why Drugstore Makeup is Better Than You Think: Juvly Aesthetics

Why Drugstore Makeup is Better Than You Think:Juvly Aesthetics

Loyalty to your designer makeup brand of choice may just be all in your head.

When it comes to buying pricey designer makeup, it is best to temper your lust for all things shiny and new with a healthy dose of skepticism. What exactly are you getting for five times the drug store price? For essentials, like concealer and foundation, it’s simple, better ingredients that equal a better blend, a silkier finish and a hue that isn’t confined to “light, medium or dark.”

For those trendy makeup buys like the latest lip color? You’re better off checking out the selection at your local CVS.

Here’s why:

Many of the designer brands you know and love are, in fact, made by the same manufacturers in the same factories as their cost-conscious drugstore counterparts. For example, YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain, $35 and L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color, $10, are not only made by the exact same manufacturer but also come in almost identical shades and packaging. As it turns out, the higher price tag for many of these designer products can be attributed to the make-up artists and sales associates needed to educate, up-sell and pamper department store shoppers.

For those with sensitive skin, however, the slight change (or lack of) certain ingredients in drug-store verses department store products can make a big difference. Top of the line cosmetics, for example, have limited filler ingredients like talc, which can irritate skin and cause breakouts. Acne-prone product junkies should opt for all-natural mineral based makeup that can be found at a variety of price ranges. If low-end mineral makeup products don’t inspire quite the confidence you’re used to, visit your local Medical Spa and you will find a variety of skin healthy alternatives like Colorescience’s complete line of mineral makeup.