Hi Beauties! Finally it’s time for another round of dupes! This time though, we will be talking about dupes for some popular or high end makeup products. Being an avid beauty lover and hardcore makeup addict, I come across and try out many different products.
I try my very best to find products that can get the job done like the pros but don’t come with that pro price; I mean who doesn’t want to save some money but get the same kind of outcome?! I know I do!
So for all my lovely readers that are on a budget or just want to save some money to buy other things, I have compiled a list of (what I think are) dupes for some popular products out there. Happy Shopping!
It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Beauty Fluid vs. ELF Cosmetics Beauty Shield Moisturizer:
This product kind of shows you how makeup crazy I get. I bought the same product and didn’t even realize it. LOL
Both of these are tinted moisturizers that provide SPF 50+ without leaving a greasy feeling or a white cast on the face. I was shocked when I pumped both of them out on my hand because they are literally the same shade. I noticed though that rubbed on the face, the It Cosmetics is a little bit more lightweight than the ELF one, but it separated really bad, so you have to constantly shake it or squeeze out product before use.
My pick, the ELF one for sure.
It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Beauty Fluid: $38.00 for 1 oz.
ELF Cosmetics Beauty Shield Moisturizer: $12.00 for 1.69 oz.
Essence Make Me Brow vs. Benefit Give Me Brow:
Now, I know that I have raved about the Benefit Give Me Brow before in some video and I do still really like that product but I can’t look past the obvious that the Essence Make Me Brow is essentially the same thing for a lot less!
Both products are a tinted gel formula that contain little fibers that adhere to the skin and hairs to fill in any gaps on your brows and create an even, more defined brow. Both also have a tiny tapered brush for precision application and similar packaging (before the Benefit repackaging). Literally the only difference is the product amount and price.
Essence Make Me Brow: $2.99 for 0.13 oz
Benefit Give Me Brow: $24.00 for 0.1 oz
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer vs. Ardell Pro Brow Mechanical Pencil:
The coolest discovery I’ve had in a while is definitely this product! I heard various people rave about Anastasia’s brow definer and due to my severe #FOMO I decided to try it out. At first I didn’t like it but suddenly I was obsessed with it, until I used this Ardell one.
Both products come with a spoolie on one end and a waxy, retractable pencil like product on the other end. The product has a thick triangular tip that is supposed to allow you to outline brows, create thin lines, fill in sparse areas, and build color and definition. Even the shades are identical. The only thing that is a little different is the consistency and the spoolie. In my personal opinion I feel like the Ardell is actually smoother and easier to work with though I much prefer the spoolie on the Anastasia one. The main difference here, aside from price obviously, is that Ardell only offers this pencil in 3 shades while Anastasia Beverly Hills offers 10 shades (Dark Brown pictured here for both).
Ardell Pro Brow Mechanical Pencil:.007 oz in 3 shades for $6.99
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer:.007 oz in 10 Shades for $23.00
Kylie Cosmetics Candy K vs. NYX Lingerie Bedtime Flirt:
I know that some people are sick of hearing about the Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits. So what if I told you that you could have the Kylie K look for less? Behold the NYX Cosmetics lingerie liquid lipsticks. I bought them, loved them and I still use them but I was pleasantly surprised when I was swatching shades and BAM! The similarity couldn’t be denied!
The shades are both a more pinky nude that dry down completely matte. The Kylie formula lasts a bit longer, dries down faster and it doesn’t emphasize the wrinkles or unevenness of your lips as much, but if all you’re going for is color and look, there you have it.
Kylie Cosmetics Candy K: $17.00 for 0.11 oz.
NYX Cosmetics Bedtime Flirt: $6.99 for 0.13 oz.
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer vs. Catrice Prime and Fine Primer:
One beauty item that seems to dominate my collection is definitely primers. So really it was only a matter of time that I ended up with some primers that are both similar looking and do similar things. Both of these advertise as smoothing out texture, fine lines and filling in pores.
Although sometimes one tends to preform better than the other, I have to admit that in this case, they are the same thing. The Tarte one does come in nicer packaging but you only get 0.1oz. more in that one and are paying more for it. If you want the same thing and don’t mind a little less product with basic packaging, the Catrice one is great.
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer: $39.00 for 0.5 oz.
Catrice Prime and Fine: $6.99 for 0.49 oz.
Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge vs. L’Oreal Artist Foundation Sponge:
And lastly, when people think and talk ‘dupes’ this is exactly what they mean. A product that is exactly the same or very very similar to another product.
I’ve used both multiple times and you guys, down to the shape, the texture, and feel, these are the exact same product. Only difference is the colors and the price. The L’Oreal one retails for $7.99 and can be purchased at any drugstore or Ulta near you. The Morphe Brushes one on the other hand retails for $6.99 so it is cheaper in price but unless you’re in CA, you can only get it online. Which means that you’ll have to pay an additional $7.95 for shipping for a total of $14.95 for this sponge! Stick with the L’Oreal instead.
Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge: $6.99 + $7.95 shipping = $14.95
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