Friday, September 5, 2014

This or That? Series - Drugstore Version

I decided to try a new series on the blog! Called This or That, its a series comparing certain similar makeup products and which ones are better. I feel like this is something we all do! We want the best bang for our buck, while having a great product.

This or That?

7 Beautifully Matte Foundation vs. Covergirl Aquasmooth Foundation

No7 Foundation

No7 Foundation Review

Covergirl Aquasmooth Review

No7 Matte Foundation can be purchased for $14, while Covergirl Aquasmooth Foundation can be found for $8. 

Both of these products have pros and cons. No7 goes on so smooth, and I love the container. It also lasts a really long time. The bad thing, is that I feel like by the end of the day my face is still really oily even though this is a matte formula. 

Aquasmooth does much better with the oily skin - I don't feel greasy at all on my face by the end of the day, and its half the cost. But I hate the packaging. The case is too big. When you buy it there is no way to open it and actually see the color, and it obviously isn't going to last long. This is supposed to be a solid/powder makeup that transforms to liquid when applied. It just seems like any other liquid foundation for the most part to me.

Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion vs. NYX Eyeshadow Primer

NYX Eye Primer

Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion Review

NYX Eye Primer Review

UD Primer Potion can't be found at a drugstore, and will set you back $24. NYX Eye Primer can be found almost anywhere for $7.

Let's face it - Urban Decay products are amazing!! But there is no way I can afford to have all their makeup. I love the formula of UD potion, and it goes on easy. And it totally works. The only negative is the cost, and the small container.

NYX works just as well for me. I was shocked at how close of a race this was for these products. I like the container of the NYX better, and it works just as well. Not only that, but it's less than half the cost and for a larger amount. 

Over all, given the choice I would choose the No7 foundation and the NYX Eye Primer. Have you used these products? What was your opinion?


  1. i do a series like this! it's so helpful on when to save and when to splurge.

  2. Thanks for all these reviews! I actually am going to need a new foundation soon!

  3. The No. 7 foundation sounds really good - I love a matte finish!

  4. What a great series idea!! I'm so terrible with makeup so I'm going to LOVE these posts! :) thanks for sharing!

  5. I love this comparison! it is def super helpful! Thanks for sharing!
    I invite you to visit my blog and let me know if you would like to follow each other to stay in touch.


  6. Love the Nyx eye primer - it's what I use every day. Like this series! Happy weekend, pretty :)

  7. fabulous idea for a series! i'm all about the cheap and saving money so i love the drugstore finds, definitely going to try that NYX eye primer.

  8. I love this new series! I've always been curious about the No. 7 foundation, and I have used the NYX eye primer several times - it's a great drugstore product. Happy Friday!

  9. This is a great idea for series.. I feel like the drugstore does have a lot of hidden gems now a days!
    xo ClassToCloset

  10. Ok so I definitely want to try that NYX primer! I have been looking for a good one!

    <3 Shannon

  11. I'm going to have to try that NYX primer! I've been using Urban Decay forever but I'm definitely down for a cheaper version!

    <3, Pamela

  12. I have that NYX primer and love it! Definitely not replacing it any time soon! :)

  13. I'm going to try that NYX primer for sure :)

  14. How fun!! I love this series! I am a die hard Urban Decay Primer fan--but I def. feel like I have to try the other one now--I would love to save some money :)


  15. I feel like I always learn so much from your beauty reviews Becky! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  16. What a helpful post! I LOVE to find cheaper products that achieve the same results!
    xo Erin

  17. I have yet to try the Urban Decay Primer Potion, but the NYX one sounds good enough for me!

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

  18. I followed you back, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Covergirl mascara--thanks to this post I may just have to try the aquasmooth foundation.

  19. Love this series!! I love urban decay products so it's great to know that nyx primer is just as good.

  20. Great products!

    Would you like to follow each other ?


    Emily from PTT

  21. I absolutely love this new series! I am obsessed with trying different make up products but... oh boy does that get pricey!! I love how you are comparing two similar products but with way different price tags!!
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

  22. I have been wanting to try the primer potion. It is a little pricey which is what has been keeping me from it. I will have to look for the other one now!

  23. Very interesting! I love my UD eye primer, but I hate traveling with it because I'm afraid I'll lose it! I'll have to try the NYX version! Thanks for the rec! Carylee |