Friday, 7 August 2015

10 Cheaper Makeup Dupes You Need To Try!

We all know that being a makeup addict is an expensive addiction to have. If you find that you are only a week into your month’s pay and it is dwindling fast then you need to listen up! We have compiled a list of some top makeup dupes meaning you can now get Kylie Jenner lips or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s glow for less!

Here are some of our favourites!

1    Splurge - Diorshow Mascara, £25
      Save – L’Oreal Voluminous, £8.49
Which is which?! They are both almost identical that it is so hard to tell the difference! Luxury fashion and beauty house Dior count their Diorshow mascara among one of their most popular products but now L’Oreal can rival that as their Voluminous mascara is basically the same! L’Oreal’s version features the same tapered brush as Dior’s but has a slightly thinner wand actually making it easier to manage. We find the Voluminous mascara is actually applies smoother than Diorshow making it our clear winner!

Diorshow Mascara available here
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara available here.

 Splurge - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, £18.99
 Save – Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner, £5.99

You have probably heard of this dupe before! Bobbi Brown’s signature gel liner was one of the original gel liners but at £18.50 it is quite steep. We gave Maybelline’s Eye studio version a go a few years back and we haven’t looked back since! At only £5.99, it comes with a handy little brush, which you would have to buy on top of the Bobbi Brown one, and considering gel liners have a short shelf life as they can dry up quickly we definitely recommend Maybelline’s version. The only downside is that Maybelline only offer 4 colours compared to Bobbi Brown’s 14!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner available here
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner available here

      Splurge – MAC Ruby Woo, £15.50
Save – Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Cover in Stoplight Red, £4.72

Probably one of the most famous red lipsticks ever, MAC Ruby Woo is a go-to for a classic red lip featuring tones that will suit any complexion. However, Wet n Wild’s Spotlight Red lipstick is basically the exact same! Although Wet n Wild isn’t as easy to get hold of here in the UK, it is worth searching for on Amazon as you can get hold of it for only £4.72! Crazy! Also we find the Wet n Wild version isn’t as drying as Ruby Woo so it’s a win win!

MAC Ruby Woo available here.
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Cover available here.

Splurge – YSL Touche Éclat, £25
Save – Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch, £6.99 
YSL’s signature Touche Éclat is the ultimate in makeup luxury. The gorgeous gold pen applicator is a makeup artists dream for covering up dark circles in those early mornings! However, if you don’t have £25 to splurge on the YSL version then we suggest Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Touch Concealer. Featuring the same pen applicator and clicker, Maybelline’s version actually provides more coverage than the Touche Éclat but only comes in 6 shades compared to YSL’s 12. Obviously you aren’t going to get the same luxurious gold packaging but for only £6.99 you can’t go wrong!

YSL Touche Éclat available here
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch available here.

 Splurge - NARS Orgasm Blush, £23
 Save – NYX Pinched, £6

If you are a makeup addict like us then no doubt you have heard of NARS’ top selling blush Orgasm! It is literally dreamy! So you can imagine our surprise when we realised that NYX stock a pretty much exact shade for almost a quarter of the price! NYX Pinched will literally leave you wanting to pinch yourself it is that similar!

NARS Orgasm blush available here.
NYX Pinched blush available here.

Splurge - Urban Decay Naked Palettes, £38
Save – Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic Palettes, £4
Are you sitting down? Because this might shock you! We have found dupes for Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes for only £4. Yes, £4!! The Naked Palettes are probably some of the most popular palettes worldwide but now you can get them for a fraction of the price. Makeup Revolution has an Iconic palette to match each of the Naked palettes so you could get all three for only £12. Check out the pictures above and prepare to be blown away!

Urban Decay Naked Palettes available here.
Makeup Revolution Redemption Iconic Palettes available here.

      Splurge – Beauty Blender, £16
      Save – Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, £5.99

The Beauty Blender is our go to makeup applicator but the girls behind Real Techniques have created their own version! The Miracle Complexion Sponge is bright orange and unlike the beauty blender has different sections for different areas of the face such as a flat side for the contours of the face and edge for getting into tough corners. We still think the Beauty Blender slightly comes out on top as it doesn’t retain as much water but the Miracle Complexion Sponge is a fab alternative.

Beauty Blender available here.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge available here.

Splurge – MAC Crème d’Nude Lipstick, £15.50
Save – ELF Natural Nymph Lipstick, £5

Everyone needs a nude lipstick in their makeup bag and MAC’s ‘Creme D'nude’ lipstick is a celeb favourite but we have a cheaper alternative. ELF cosmetics, due to launch their UK website any day now, have a cheaper alternative called ‘Natural Nymph’ which looks identical!

MAC Creme d'Nude available here
ELF Natural Nymph available here

Splurge - Benefit POREfessional, £24.50
Save – Maybelline Baby Lips Pore Eraser, £7.99

Benefit Cosmetics cult pore minimiser, POREfessional has received celebrity status in the beauty world. However Maybelline’s Baby Lips range has now expanded to include skincare and their Pore Eraser claims to do the exact same! Priced at £7.99 it is a fraction of the cost of the POREfessional with very similar results. The packaging is almost identical in both products using a similar cute turquoise colour and tube. The main differences are that POREfessional has a nude colour whereas Pore Eraser is clear, but both have the same smooth texture. For that price we think it’s a no brainer!

Benefit POREfessional available here
Maybelline Baby Lips Pore Eraser available here.

Splurge – MAC Whirl lip liner, £12.50
Save – NYX Mauve available here, £3.50

Kylie Jenner’s lips took the beauty world by storm last year with everyone wanting to know how to recreate her look. Since then her favourite lip liners ‘Soar’ and ‘Whirl’ have been near impossible to get hold of! Fear not we have found an almost exact dupe for ‘Whirl’, introducing NYX Slim Lip Liner in ‘Mauve’. Both products are so easy to apply and the results are nearly identical! Mauve is every so slightly darker but for £3.50 it’s perfection! Kylie Jenner eat your heart out!

MAC Whirl lip liner available here
NYX Mauve lip liner available here.

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