Milani HD Advanced Concealer from the Spring 2010 collection claims to rival the famous Yves Saint Laurent Radiant Touche Eclat by promising to “soften the look of facial lines and wrinkles and reduce visible age spots by more than 50% after 28 days”. Now we all know the Touche Eclat has long been a favorite among people in and out of the beauty industry. I have also used the Touche Eclat myself so let’s see how the HD Advanced Concealer compares to it!

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CoverGirl just launched a new Conversion Tool on their website where you can enter the name, brand and shade of your favorite department store beauty products to get a CoverGirl equivalent. While the match is not always dead on, the tool does give you a range of products in similar shades so you can easily save yourself from paying over $20 for that NARS or YSL lipgloss. Check it out at www.covergirl.com/conversion/!



For more drugstore knockoffs of high end beauty products, check out this huge list compiled from various sources.

L’oreal HiP Studio Secrets Professional High Drama Volumizing Mascara ($10) may not have received much love from the blogging community, but after I read that Mary J. Blige wore it in the “Just Fine” music video, I decided to give it a shot.

The first thing that I noticed is the long, skinny brush, which is something you don’t see often in volumizing mascaras. It is very easy to maneuver and reaches every single one of my eyelash – including the tiny ones and the roots – very easily without smearing all over. It also works extremely well in lifting my lashes to the point where I feel comfortable not curling them.