Recently I showed a color palette for a Soft and Natural look. It seemed to be a popular blend of makeup and I’ve been asked several times to do a drugstore version. So I went to my local Ulta and did some bargain comparisons. Here’s the great part – Ulta has most of these brands on sale this week at 40% off!
First up, the foundation in place of the Chanel one. I like L’Oreal Ture Match. It’s creamy, has nice texture and easy application. Plus I like how it looks on the skin and it has several shades to choose from.
In place of the Dior Bronzing powder, I like this Physicians Formula Magic Mosaic. This particular shade is Warm Beige. I love the gradual shading of this palette and the colors will warm up the face beautifully.
Eye Shadow #25 from Giorgio Armani has been replaced by L’Oreal’s singular eye shadow in #405 Taffeta. This is a taupe with rose shade that matches very closely to the Armani Beauty shade.
Don’t worry – I don’t mean to share the blue shadow with you! No, it’s the color next to it. Revlon’s eye shadow 010 Polished Bronze replaced the Giorgio Armani #27 taupe/light bronze shadow.
Using the left shade color on L’Oreal’s HIP #818 Saucy eye shadow duo, it matches the Giorgio Armani Bronze shadow #20.
The Maybelline single eye shadow in #30 Champagne Fizz is a dead ringer for Giorgio Armani eye shadow #2.
For lips, I love this Revlon Colorburst collection. Shade # 025 Blush is a great match to the Giorgio Armani lipstick in #30.
For the eye shadow gel liner, I suggest Sonia Kashuk gel eyeliner in the brown shade. At this point, I couldn’t find a budget replacement for NARS Orgasm Illuminator, but I’ll keep on searching!
Not all the textures on the eye shadows will be the same as the Giorgio Armani ones – some may have shimmer in the budget choices when they are matte in Armani and vice versa, but the colors are very similar to one another.