In fact, as much as we love a decadent whip of 24-karat-rose-spiked-quartz-spring-water-dew, we’d almost argue that you shouldn’t spend your hard-earned dollars on two ounces of the above elixir. And you certainly don’t need to do so in order to have healthy, glowing, youthful skin (end rant.) What’s more, most drugstore brands and moisturizers are taking nods from the above-coveted formulas and utilizing some of the exact same ingredients and technologies in their own way more affordable versions.
Despite their buzzy allure and admittedly impressive ingredient lists, expensive moisturizers aren’t necessarily doing things for your face that more affordable drugstore blends can’t. And to prove our point, we selected seven of the most iconic, well-loved moisturizers in the business and searched the depths of our favorite drugstores for like-minded compromises. Ahead, we’ve matched seven of the best holy-grail moisturizers with seven equally lovable drugstore options. Keep scrolling! Neither your complexion
The first two years that I lived in New York, I only bought secondhand clothes. Granted, they were nice enough, but I was living life on a budget. If having to shop so strategically taught me anything, though, it’s the fact that wearing expensive clothes and looking like I wore expensive clothes were two very different things. The key lay all in my accessories.
Whether I was wearing jeans and a T-shirt or was heading somewhere with a black-tie dress code, I learned through my own trial and error that the way I accessorized could make my ensembles look cheap or could actually make them look more luxe than they really were.
Now as someone who can be a bit of lazy dresser (er, can we call it “laid-back”?), it isn’t in my nature to go all-out with accessories. I might throw on a pair of earrings and a