Have you ever wanted to try a makeup look you’ve  seen in a magazine, but didn’t want to spend a fortune on it? I have,  and  especially when I know this is not my “to go look”,  I prefer to find an alternative.

Today I am recreating a Chanel ad look with ultra black smokey eyes and very dark vampy lips. The lipstick alone is $36.00 and the combined look is over $200.00

So instead of spending all this money  I ran   to the closest drug store and found some pretty good substitutes for less then $10.00.

The most important things in this look are the eye shadow and the lipstick. You have to make sure not only the colors, but also the finishes are the same as the ones you want to replicate. I found very flat black shadow in the color 255D Panther and the exact same color and shine lipstick in the color 535D Black Orchid both from Wet n Wild and only 0.99 cents each. I also got #Wet_n_Wild press powder in the color 824B Light/Medium for only $2.99 and ELF pressed mineral  blush in 6322 Sweet Retreat for $5.00

The whole thing came just under $10.00

See the final result in the photo below and let me know what you think.