Dr Oz: Designer VS Drug Store Makeup
Because Dr Oz lives with four women, he admitted he’s constantly surrounded by makeup but doesn’t know much about it. He reported that women spend as much as $15,000 on makeup in their lifetime. Designer makeup brands claim to have better quality products than drug store makeup brands, with better ingredients that go on evenly and last longer. But could you tell the difference between a woman wearing designer makeup and a woman wearing drug store makeup?
Can makeup from the drug store give you the look you want, for less? Identical twins worked with Jeff to put the idea to the test. One wore designer makeup worth $250 while another completed her look with Cover Girl makeup that cost a total of $60!
When asked, the majority of people on the street, 78% chose the drug store makeup look. So why spend the big bucks when you can achieve the same look for less? Looks-wise, the cheaper the better. But if you want to avoid potential allergens or other harmful chemicals, you may have to spend a little more.
Dr Oz: Save Money On Your Go-To Makeup Looks
Then, Dr Oz welcome life coach and licensed therapist Tia Brown to reveal insider drug store tips to help you save money on your favorite looks. Tia explained that most of the time, what you’re paying for is marketing, because the content is actually the same. The only perk that can sometimes come with designer makeup are the brushes or sponges that may be included to help with application. If you compared the ingredients, there’s a very small, if any, difference.
Some of the best drugstore buys include blush. Tia suggested that if you have a fair skin tone, you want to look for soft colors like baby pink that won’t wash you out or be too bright. For neutral or medium skin tones, look for warm or cool colors. If you have a dark skin tone, look for warm tones like tangerine. Most powdered blushes have the same exact ingredients, so you can definitely go for the cheaper drugstore brands.
Dr Oz: Lip Gloss & Mascara Designer VS Drugstore Brand
When it comes to lip gloss, they’re all typically made from the same three ingredients. Lip gloss is used for shine and a drugstore brand can give you the same look. In terms of colors, fair skin tones should go for pink, neutral skin tones should go for peach, and dark skin tones should go for berry or orange.
If you’re wanting to buy mascara, you’re typically looking for three things: fuller lashes, more definition, or longer lashes. Based on what you need, you want to find a mascara that will compliment the look you’re going for. To achieve the right look, you want to find the right brush. Both drugstore and designer brands can do the job.
The one category you may be justified in splurging is lipstick, so go ahead and treat yourself there!