Price vs Quality: Yes, Makeup can be both affordable and natural!
Sofia, Camomile Beauty Representative
We often think that `higher price` means `better quality`. But is this always true?
Well interestingly for the makeup industry, this statement is not necessarily true. There have been many scandals involving premium beauty companies having toxic ingredients found in their products. Nonetheless, many have retouched their formulas and many new brands have emerged creating safer and cleaner products with beautiful results for their makeup-loving customers.
Here at Camomile Beauty, we think it is truly important to highlight and select products that are beneficial. Products that not only enhance the beautiful traits of your face, but also provide nutritious ingredients that sink in the skin for an overall better final “look”. In light of this, we decided to research the most popular and the best-selling makeup products from big names in the beauty community, to find comparable or similar natural variants.
So, after our thorough research… Here is our list of comparable products to the most popular beauty items that are not only 100% natural, but will also not break the bank!
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Any makeup lover knows that before you can begin your art, you must have a good base. This is exactly why you need to rely on a good primer such as La Base from Lancôme. A good primer that is hydrating, equalizing and light.
Lancôme La Base Pro Primer, 55$
Our natural and budget friendly variant: Elate Cosmetics Primer
Just like the Lancôme primer, this product smooths and hydrates the skin perfectly so you can lay all your makeup without any worry. Thanks to the floral hydrate complex and hyaluronic acid, this primer also plumps and firms the skin for a better result. To top this off, it can be used as an overnight hydration treatment.
Most expert makeup artists will attest that a good primer must be followed by the right foundation. In fact, a good foundation should not only cover any unwanted blemishes, it should also enhance your own beauty. Generally, a good foundation`s formula must be just right; it cannot be too heavy or too light. Fortunately, Armani Beauty perfected a foundation that sits so naturally on the skin and gives a lovely dewy look.
Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation, 80$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Elate Cosmetics Refresh Foundation
Just like Armani, Elate Cosmetics has perfected a foundation made out of 100% natural ingredients that will not only cover what it needs to but it will do so without overpowering your face! Fresh and light, this foundation when applied will feel like cream and look so seamless that you will be fooling everyone with perfectly looking skin!
When it comes to concealer, makeup lovers love good coverage. Something smooth that covers all the unwanted spots and this is what Milk’s concealer promises. A good formula that is not too heavy and yet does the job just right!
Milk Makeup Flex Concealer, 37$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Palladio Liquid Concealer
For the same coverage, Palladio’s concealer is the one to rely on! Amazing for concealing any imperfections and perfect for blending with your makeup. Plus, it is made with 100% natural ingredients that will not only cover but also help in reducing the redness, pigmentation and puffiness you may want to conceal!
Don’t we just wish we could be tanned all year long? Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer promises to give a yearly tan! Not too dark not too light, this product gives you a bronzy look even during the cold winter days.
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, 40$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Palladio Matte Bronzer
Similarly to the Benefit bronzer, Palladio’s bronzer gives an effortless `day at the beach` glow! Furthermore, the product contains extracts from Aloe Vera, Ginseng root and Gingko Biloba; a formula that leaves your skin looking and feeling silky smooth. We won’t even mention that this product is also 100% vegan and gluten free! 😉
Recently, Glossier has received immense success over their minimalistic makeup products. Products that are great for both makeup lovers/users and for those who tend to wear very little to no makeup. In fact, their Highlighter stick seems to have become the favorites of many due to its natural and dewy look.
Glossier Haloscope Highlighter, 27$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Elate Cosmetics’ Cream Highlighter (case + color)
Elate’s cream highlighter contains a similar consistency to Glossier and yet the same exact shine! Its cream is filled with natural ingredients such as flowers and herbs to enhance its shiny effect. The product comes in a pretty little wooden container that is not only recyclable but also reusable! Once the product is used completely, you may simply purchase a refill color; making this much safer for our planet!
When it comes to blushes, dewiness and pigmentation are the must-have characteristics. These are the exact words used to describe Nars’ Multiple sticks. Easily applied and practical, the Multiple stick has more than one use; it can double as a lipstick! What is there not to love?
NARS Matte Multiple Cream Color Lipstick and Blush Stick
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Palladio’s I’m Blushing 2-in-1 Cheek & Lip Tint
Just as the Multiple, there is a lot to love about the Palladio’s stick. It can be used as a blush and/or a lipstick, and they are easy to use and perfect to bring on-the-go. That’s without mentioning that they are also 100% natural and use flowers, herbs, oils and vitamins to enhance every color! The perfect natural dynamic duo!
Don’t we just love when our eyelashes can pass for fakes? So voluminous and long; without any clumps that can give your secret away! This is exactly the results one may get from Benefit’s Mascara. Let’s just say, you will blow everyone away with only one bat of an eyelash!
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Voluminazing Mascara, 33$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Elate Cosmetics Essential Mascara
Natural and efficient, Elate’s mascara gives you the dramatic long lashes you want while respecting your sensitive eyes. From a hot yoga session to a fantastic night out, this mascara won’t let you down (since it is water and sweat resistant)! Plus, who can resist this adorable packaging?
When it came to researching eyebrows products, one seems to dominate the market. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. Makeup lovers often swear by this product as they love its consistency and long hold. They also believe that it is a simple way to fill their eyebrows and give them the effortless look they are going for.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, 24$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Elate Cosmetics’ Brow Balm (case + color)
Similarly to the Dipbrow Pomade’s consistency, this balm is neither too thick nor transparent and is easily applied with a good brush. Its ingredients even include jojoba oil and coconut extract; great for healthy eyebrows. On top of this, the product comes in a pretty little recyclable wooden case that you get to refill with each time the product is used entirely. In the end, there is less wasted packaging.
There is no doubt that Fenty Beauty makeup has taken over the beauty industry since they first launched. They carry a wide range of products such as foundations and body luminizers. Having said this, it is their beautiful and shiny lip glosses that have brought them to the “most popular” list. Fenty Beauty`s variety of shades of their Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers has won over makeup lovers, and we understand why!
Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers, 25$
Our natural and budget friendly variant suggestion: Palladio’s Plump N Shine Glosses
Just like Fenty Beauty, these glosses by Palladio are as sparkly as ever! To top this off, they also range from a wide selection of colors that are enriched with real flowers and contain real vitamins that nourish your lips for a natural voluptuous look.
And here you have it! A list that breaks the "expensive equals quality" myth!
We hope this blog was enjoyable and helpful. For more tricks and tips regarding natural and affordable products, please check out our many other blogs!
With Love and Positivity!