You don’t have to be a Sephora loyalist to achieve a good beat. You’d be surprised at how many looks you can create by combining both high-end and drug store products. This was a freestyle light-handed goth girl approach I tried using a few products I found in my makeup bag:

Winged eyeliner: Elf Studio Cream Eyeliner, $3.00

Foundation: MAC Matchmaster SPF15 in 8.5, $35.00

Blush: Lorac PRO Powder Cheek Stain in Plum Passion, $20.00

Lipstick: Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry, $5.00

Liner: MAC Lip Pencil in Nightmoth, $16.00

Brows: Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil, $4.00

Disclaimer: I am NOT a beauty expert in the least. But as I’ve started to experiment with my makeup routine, I’ve discovered more dupes in the drug store that can perfectly substitute for department store makeup brands. As someone with problematic skin who spends so much time fighting acne and blemishes, I just can’t afford to stray from  my Matchmaster. The light consistency of the foundation works with my skin type, along with the added benefit of the SPF protection. The ELF liner and Rimmel eyebrow pencil are also among my go-to products. But I’m definitely not as choosy in the lip department.


I heard great things about the Revlon shade Black Cherry and found it to be a nice dupe for Mac Cyber and Nars Train Bleu. Note that I’m wearing only one light coat in these pics, so the color looks much more burgundy than the rich dark purple it really is. I’ve had the Nightmoth liner from Mac for quite a while, so imagine my delight when I discovered how well it complimented this “budget” lipstick!

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