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 $44
Concealer: Wander Beauty Concealer in Light $29
Powder: Cover FX  Matte Setting Powder in Light $35
Bronzer: Marc Jacobs Bronzer O!Mega Bronze $49
Blush: Hourglass Radiant Blush in Dim Infusion $38
Highlighter: RMS Beauty Champagne Rose Luminizer $38
Eyeshadow: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette $129
Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper $20
Mascara: Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara $26
Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Dusty Rose $20

High End Brushes
Sponge: Beauty Blender $20
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush $23
Sigma E25 Blending Brush $16
Sigma E55 Eye Shading Brush $16
Sigma E40 Tapered Blending Brush $17

Drugstore Makeup
Foundation: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Soft Foundation in Soft Beige $6
Concealer: Wet n Wild Concealer Photo Focus Concealer in Light Ivory and Medium Beige $4
Powder: Flower Miracle Matte Translucent Finishing Powder $13
Bronzer: Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Bronzer $15
Blush: Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso $7
Highlighter: e.l.f. Highlighting Pearl Paint in Moonbeam $4
Eyeshadow: ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Shadow Palette $16
Eyeliner: Jordana FabuLiner Liquid Liner $3
Mascara: Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water Resistant Mascara $14
Lipstick: Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream in Precious $9

Drugstore Brushes
Sponge: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge $6
Real Techniques Contour Brush from Core Collection $12
Wet n’ Wild Fluffy Blending Brush P15 $6
Real Techniques Shading Brush $6
Wet n’ Wild Tapered Highlighting Brush P20 $6

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8 Comments

  1. Refinery29 says:

    What else would guys like to see Mi-Anne try out? Comment below! 🙂

  2. Zoe Woody says:

    why don’t you use face primer or eye primer?

  3. Ashley Miller says:

    anyone know where you can get wet and wild in canada?

  4. Ashley Miller says:

    butter bronzer is the best

  5. Mignon Claassen says:

    honestly the first few minutes of the video i LEGIT could not see a difference! I would definitely go for the cheaper side, especially because i’m not big on makeup

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