Most of us are more than aware of the inflated price of beauty products in any drug store – curse you Duane Reade, CVS and Walgreens – and the degree of buyer’s remorse I’m left with after purchasing one lipstick for $10 is through the roof. I understand the quality of each beauty brand’s products, but robbing me of $8-$10 per cosmetic is a little excessive.
Nothing gets my heart racing more than a savvy style score – didn’t mean to rhyme but excited that worked in my favor – and when I heard that COVERGIRL came out with new high-end makeup dupes in Walmart stores across the country, I couldn’t wait to get involved in this #BeautySteals campaign.
These new COVERGIRL duped releases consist of (3) products: Plumpify mascara, TruNaked eye pallet (available in 3 different shades) and Oh Sugar lip balm (available in 10 different shades!) There’s a shade for everyone’s undertone and color preference, which makes this a serious dream come true for those of us (like myself) who take pride in what we put on our faces while keeping our wallets full and happy with logical purchase decisions.
Due to my olive-ish skin tone, I opted for the TruNaked Nudes eye pallet and Oh Sugar lip balm in Jelly. The eye pallet comes with an application sponge brush that’s wide on one side for base shades and thinner on the other for more defined shadow detail, if you wanna get fancy with it. And when it comes to a lip balm with a noticeable tint, Oh Sugar delivers like a lipstick but feels like a gloss that makes my lips feel hydrated – a super big plus especially in this weather. The Plumpify mascara kicks the wand I’ve been using’s ass when it comes to applying it evenly for a bold eye the first time around, rather than waiting till the 4th or 5th layer on my lashes to see a difference.
I’ve always admired Walmart for keeping true to its brand mission of “Save Money. Live Better” and beyond thrilled to know I can get my makeup essentials from COVERGIRL from now on. I’m not alone with this excitement – YouTube Beauty Vlogger Danna Ann released this awesome video trying out COVERGIRL’s high-end dupes for herself and I’ll just warn you now, you’ll be ordering these (3) products by the end or strongly convincing yourself otherwise. My words of advice: DON’T RESIST! You deserve makeup that makes both your face and budget happy :]