Why you'll love it: "[The L'Oreal] mascara is truly great which enable it to definitely stand on a unique in terms of best drugstore mascara," says Warren Tricomi makeup artist Kristie Striecher. "The formula is rich and stays on well. For me, all is here the brush -- and also this brush applies the perfect coat whenever. Doesn't necessarily clump and stays nice until the end with the tube. [It definitely] even compares to Diorshow."
Why you'll like it: Mielke calls these two a 95 percent match. The only difference? The MAC. product is "lighter" and "less pigmented" so you'll need to apply a little more for the similar effect. However you probably won't mind if you're saving $35.
Why you'll think itrrrs great: "I can't go anywhere without MAC's [Set Powder]," Murphy says. "It can be a classic universal powder that actually works around the fairest to deepest skin tones. [But] Ben Nye's Translucent Powder is usually a finely milled invisible powder [and] the best deal in town. It also is very rewarding on everyone it doesn't matter what your complexion."
Why you'll love them: Striecher calls Revlon's Orange Flip "such a classic" and says it "looks great on everyone." She compares it to MAC Lady Danger and calls both shades, "not too scary orange." Murphy says both the Nars and Revlon shades gives you an ideal nude lip. "Nars Honolulu Honey could be the ultimate flesh-toned beige," he states. "It is a staple during my kit. But Revlon's Naughty Nude is really a genius nude lip color that conquers the quintessential Brigitte Bardot pale pout."