Monday, 24 July 2017

Dupes For High-End Makeup Products

I've been meaning to do this post for so long but I just never got round to actually writing it. I love a good dupe and I think it's so important to know that there are cheaper products on the market that work just as well as the high-end versions. Whilst I love browsing the department store stands to admire the gorgeous packaging and beautiful displays, nothing quite beats a trip to Boots or Superdrug for me, especially if it's been a while since my last one! I tried to find the best dupes I could and although none of them are exactly identical, I would say they're as close as they're going to get!
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation £33.50 | Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation £9.99
Is it just me, or has the price of the YSL foundation gone up quite a bit? I'm sure I remember it being less than £30 not too long ago? Regardless, the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is one of my all time favourite foundations and I was actually really surprised when I realised that the Bourjois was a great dupe for it. Obviously, price wise it's a lot more affordable and shade wise they're both pretty similar on me. The most important thing is the formula and although the Le Teint Touche Eclat is more glowy and has slightly less coverage, the Bourjois foundation feels almost identical on the skin. They both apply beautifully on top of moisturisers/primers and they both have roughly the same staying power of 7/8 hours - but that's on my combination skin. I love using the Healthy Mix Foundation and I would highly recommend checking it out if you're looking for a cheaper alternative for the YSL foundation.

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise - Jean £22 | KIKO Milano Cream Crush Lasting Colour Eyeshadow - 01 £4.80
If you know me you'll know that I'm a sucker for cream eyeshadows and I love testing ones out from different brands. These two are so similar, the only main difference is price. They're both a gorgeous pearly champagne shade but the Eyes to Mesmerise has a slightly more pink undertone. I love applying them both with my finger but you could definitely use a brush. The Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow is very creamy and almost mousse like so it can crease if you have oily eyelids. I love them both but when it comes to repurchasing, I will definitely stick to the KIKO ones as they have amazing pigmentation and are currently less than a fiver!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara £22 | L'Oreal Paris Miss Baby Roll Mascara £7.99
I'm really not fussed when it comes to mascaras, mainly due to the fact that my lashes are straight and never hold a curl, however, these two are the only ones I've found that actually do something to my lashes! I received the Marc Jacobs sample when I bought one of their blushes and as soon as I tried it, I knew I was going to love it! It gives me black, thick, voluminous lashes in just one coat! The L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll mascara is basically the same product, just a lot cheaper! Whichever one you go for, you're guaranteed big lashes!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz - Medium Brown £15.50 | NYX Cosmetics Micro Brow Pencil - Chocolate £8
So many brands have tried to create their version of the ABH Brow Wiz but most of them just don't cut it, however, the NYX Micro Brow Pencil is actually very similar. It's ever so slightly creamier than the Brow Wiz which means you don't need a lot of pressure when applying the product. They both have very fine nibs which is great for mimicking the look of brow hairs and creating a precise shape. The NYX pencil has a slightly warmer undertone which for me is the only downside as it can look obvious against my skin. Other than that, the NYX Micro Brow Pencil is a fantastic dupe!

MAC Sheertone Blush - Peaches £19.50 | Makeup Revolution Powder Blush - Treat £1
I can't believe that I found a MAC blush dupe for just £1! Apart from the packaging, everything else is pretty much the same. They're both a lovely peachy shade but the Makeup Revolution has a bit more of a coral in there. It's also more pigmented and you definitely don't need as much as you do with Peaches. They both look lovely and natural on the skin but if I had to pick one, it would probably be the Makeup Revolution blush!

Clinique Lip Pop + Primer - Beige Pop £16.50 | Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kate Moss Nude Lipstick - 45 £5.49
I've mentioned the Clinique lipstick quite a bit recently so I decided to start using something else which led me to the Rimmel lipstick which is so similar! The Lip Pop has more slip and sheen but they both apply smoothly, last a long time and give a gorgeous finish to the lips. Both are my go-to picks for an effortless pinky-beige, nude lip!


Do you have any dupes for these High-End products?

Maiya
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10 comments

  1. Great post! You have different dupes here to what is seen in most posts - they usually contain a lot of MUR stuff! I adore the MJ mascara so will have to try the dupe! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thanks, Siobhan! I'm glad I found dupes that aren't very well known! It's such a good dupe! x

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  2. That blusher looks like such a great dupe, definitely going to keep my eyes open for that one!

    The Makeup Directory

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  3. As I said on IG, that MJ mascara is my holy grail so I am really looking forward to giving Baby Roll a try!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  4. I do love a good dupe post! I'll have to pick up the Nyx brow pencil the next time I'm in Boots!


    Toni | sheergloss

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    1. Me too! Definitely give it a go or at least swatch it in store! x

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  5. I love learning about new dupes! I totally agree with the NYX & ABH brow pencils. I have to try out the L'oreal Mascara!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. Me too! It's nice to find things that are just as good as the more expensive versions! x

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