All These Products Are Less Than $10 Each. I Wore Them for 10 Hours.

The results will SHOCK you.
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Apr. 17
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When it comes to putting together a flawless makeup look, you have to start with a flawless base! I, for one, am SO picky when it comes to my foundation routine. I try to only use high-end products that are vegan and cruelty-free — but that comes with a steep price. Scrolling through Cherie last week, I found so many drugstore products that users claimed were worth the hype and I couldn't help but follow my intrigue. Thus, the online shopping ensued and I decided to test out some classic Cherie drugstore face products to see if my bougie routine is actually worth it. I decided I would test a full drugstore foundation routine — e.l.f. Putty Primer, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, L.A. Girl Concealer, Coty Airspun powder, Milani Bronzer, Milani Baked Blush, and Wet 'N' Wild MegaGlo Highlighter — as well as a Real Techniques Complexion Sponge and Maybelline Super Stay Liquid Ink Lipstick for good measure. I'm here to answer the question — which of these drugstore products are going to pass the test?
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Upon application, I was pretty happy with all of the products! Notably, the foundation and powder were very thick and the blush was hard to get a good color payoff out of, but all of these products are clearly rated well on Cherie for a reason! I will say that the scent of the Coty Airspun powder is VERY pungent (thing floral baby powder,) so steer clear if scents aren't your thing!
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Two hours into my wear test and things are still looking good! Within these two hours, I ate lunch, drank lots of water, and worked from my desk at home, and my makeup didn't budge! However, I did start noticing a bit of flaking from the lipstick, some under eye creasing, and it also became aware that my foundation was getting a bit crusty around my mouth and chin. Even so, this is pretty typical
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Four hours down and we're doing... Okay. I decided to truly put this makeup to the test and went on a short hike, just to see how it would stand up to sweat. Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised. However, this is also the first time I took a photo with flash on and HOLY FLASHBACK! I hadn't even realied just how much of a white cast was left from the Coty Airspun powder, but there it is. I also noticed that the areas of my face where I'm typically oily (my nostrils, cheeks, and t-zone) seemed exaggerated at this point along with some visible blemishes, but nothing too crazy.
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By hour 6, I was back in my home office and nothing had really changed. I could see the same oiliness peeking through and the same color missing from my lips but no crazy change. At this point, however, I was starting to really be bothered by how much the blemishes on my cheeks and chin were showing through. For a full-coverage foundation, I assumed it would last for at least 6 hours, but I was wrong.
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By the time I'd had this full face on for 8 hours, I was over it completely. My face felt heavy and oily and just plain gross. It was at this point in my work day where I was really questioning my choices in this test and I wanted nothing more than to take off my makeup and shower for a long, long time. But, I persisted. It was also at this point that I realized both my highlighter on my cheek bones as well and the concealer under my eyes was completely missing. Where they went? The world may never know.
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Hour 10. The end of an era (or so it feels.) Taking these final photos was an interesting experience. At the end of the day, I really wasn't expecting such a huge difference between a fresh face and what I would see hours later. My natural oils had all but destroyed the look and the makeup was next to non-existent. As for the lips, they were so dry and flakey that I'm afraid I'll have to do a deep nourishment mask on them every night until they get a little better.
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Overall, I think the test itself was successful while the products were not. All in all, I don't think I can recommend any of the products I used in this test if you're looking for something that is very long-wear and won't flake or straight up disappear on you. However, if you're a casual makeup wearer or you're looking for something on a budget, these products could work for you. But don't come crying to me if your foundation is gone by the end of a long day! I warned you.
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