High End vs. Drugstore Cruelty Free Makeup | Beauty With Mi | Refinery29



This Monday on Beauty With Mi, beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan puts high v.s. low cruelty-free makeup to the test! She uses drugstore products on one side of her face and high end products on the other to see how the hold up throughout the day. Watch this week’s episode to see which makeup is worth it!

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Products Used:

High End Makeup
Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Concealer: Wander Beauty Concealer in Light
Powder: Cover FX  Matte Setting Powder in Light
Bronzer: Marc Jacobs Bronzer O!Mega Bronze
Blush: Hourglass Radiant Blush in Dim Infusion
Highlighter: RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer
Eyeshadow: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette 9
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Mascara: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose

High End Brushes
Sponge: Beauty Blender
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush
Sigma E25 Blending Brush
Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush

Drugstore Makeup
Foundation: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Soft Foundation in Soft Beige
Concealer: Wet n Wild Concealer Photo Focus Concealer in Light Ivory and Medium Beige
Powder: Flower Miracle Matte Translucent Finishing Powder
Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso
Highlighter: e.l.f. Highlighting Pearl Paint in Moonbeam
Eyeshadow: ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
Eyeliner: Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Liner
Mascara: Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water Resistant Mascara
Lipstick: Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Precious

Drugstore Brushes
Sponge: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
Real Techniques Contour Brush from Core Collection
Wet n’ Wild Fluffy Blending Brush P15
Real Techniques Shading Brush
Wet n’ Wild Tapered Highlighting Brush P20

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