If you're anything like me, you welcome the opportunity to save a few bucks here and there. One place I know I've spent too much money at is the cosmetics counters at department stores. Those talented makeup artists expertly paint on the perfect beauty look that I am easily seduced into wasting my money in hopes of recreating the look at home.Alas, time makes us all wiser. These days, I know that there are some items just aren't worth the splurge. Despite carrying a designer name, many drugstore beauty products deliver the same results at less than half the price. Don't believe me? Check out how these basic beauty buys compare.