Drugstore Hair and Makeup Looks

We challenged ourselves to copy celebrity styles using only bargain products. You won't believe how it turned out

Miley Cyrus drugstore makeup look

Miley Cyrus’ Makeup

Who tried it: Susan Yara, Associate Editor

Approximate primping time: 20 minutes

What she used:

CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals Pressed Mineral Foundation in 2 Creamy Natural, $12.99

Milani HD Advanced Concealer, $7.99

Physician’s Formula Bamboo Wear Bronzer in Medium, $10

Maybelline New York Lip Liner in Toast, $6.50

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Champagne Shimmer, $5.54

CoverGirl Wetslicks Amazemint Lip Gloss in Freedom of Peach, $4.99

Maybelline New York Eyestudio Quad 40, $6.49

N.Y.C. Liquid Eyeliner in Black, $2.20

CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner in Violet Voltage, $6.99

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Pearls Marbleized Eyeshadow in Lawless Lavender, $7

Maybelline Eyestudio Quad 80, $6.49

Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Voluptous Mascara, $7.49

Her thoughts: This makeup look is a little deceiving. I thought it would be really simple, but it took me a good 20 minutes to do. Everything up until the eyes was simple — I used foundation on my entire face and applied a little bit of concealer under my eyes. I then applied bronzer to my cheeks, forehead, and chin to get a little color. For my lips, I lined them and filled them in with lip liner, then applied lipstick. I also dabbed a touch of lipgloss to the center of my lips for some extra shine.

Now for the eyes, I first applied a bronze eye shadow from my lash line to my crease. Then applied the gold shimmery shadow right under my eyebrows. I then applied black liquid eyeliner to my top lash line (kind of thick) and a little on the inside of my bottom lashline. After that, I used purple liner on my bottom lash line, then smudged it. That didn’t recreate the purple look that Miley Cyrus had, so I applied more and smudged more. After a few tries, I then applied lavender eyeshadow under my eye. I had to apply it a few times to get the purple to really stand out. I applied just a little more purple eyeliner and smudged it more, then applied a silver-colored eyeshadow to the inside corners of my eyes. For my lashes, I applied two coats of mascara.

Since the eye makeup took longer than I expected, I’ll probably only try this look again if I’m going out or to an event.