02/07/2014 08:03 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2014

Why Buy Expensive Beauty Products When You Can Get Similar Ones At The Drugstore?

Sometimes it's OK to splurge on beauty products -- I finally took the leap and purchased a pocket-sized Mason Pearson brush and a bottle of Rodin's Olio Lusso recently, and I harbor no regrets.

But that doesn't mean I can afford to keep that up all the time or that I'm not making concessions elsewhere in my beauty bag. As you're weighing your hair, makeup and skin options, here's a handy guide to help you make some economical decisions. Of course, these products may not be 100 percent comparable in quality of formula, scent or consistency, but they're close enough for me (even when I'm not constrained by my budget).

Got any drugstore equivalents to expensive products in your arsenal? Share them in the comments!

Lipstick: NYX Extra Creamy Lipstick vs. NARS Satin Lipstick

Body oil: Neutrogena Body Oil vs. Rodin Olio Lusso

Eyelid primer: e.l.f. Essential Eyelid Primer vs. Urban Decay Primer Potion

Mascara: Revlon Fabulash Mascara vs. DiorShow Mascara

Blush: Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush vs. Chanel Joues Contraste

Eyeliner: Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner vs. MAC Penultimate Eyeliner
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Hair Brush: Sonia Kashuk Hair Brush vs. Mason Pearson Hair Brush

Art by Raydene Salinas.

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