I am not a 'cheap' shopper but I do love a good deal. Most beauty products on the market have a copy-cat drugstore version but most of them truly aren't as good as the luxury version. However sometimes I do find a better drugstore alternative! Here's a list of my favorite beauty items with cheaper twins and the best part is during my side-by-side comparison no one could tell the difference!
NOTE: Another reason to look for a cheaper drugstore version of your favorite products is travel. Sometimes when I'm travelling or going out for the night I get ready with my 'good' makeup then use the drugstore stuff for touch ups. That way if something happens to my travel case I'm looking at a $15 loss versus $500! (we've all dropped a $75 blush palette and cursed that last tequila sunrise! -- ok maybe only I've done that...)
What beauty products do you sometimes substitute for the 'real thing'?
Hope you found this list helpful!