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MAKEUP DUPES! Face Edition



Did you know ‘dupe’ is short for duplicate? It sounds right, unless of course I myself have been…duped? Two lines in and I’ve already stopped sense.

ANYWAY! I have needlessly searched, crawled, scoured every corner of the internet to deliver a definitive list of dupes for you. To keep the post from being the truest form of tl;dr, I’ve divided it into categories. First up, face edition!

I will admit that a lot of more expensive base products have greater shade selections than their dupes, so keep that in mind here. Still not sure why Catrice is physically allergic to expanding on their measly 4 available pale shades considering their popularity, I guess they don’t like money?

Snark aside, I haven’t tried all of these so your mileage may well vary. The good news is I found more than one dupe for a lot of products, so the choice is yours.

 

PRIMER:

Instead of…. Smashbox Photofinish Primer €34

 Try:

 Maybelline Baby Skin Primer €7.14

Or


Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer €12.60

 

CONCEALER:

Instead of…. Urban Decay Naked Concealer €22.80

Try:

 Catrice Liquid Camouflage High Coverage Concealer €3.95

 

Or 

 

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer €4.99

 

 Instead of…. Tarte Shape Tape €26

 

Try:

Milani Retouch and Erase Light Lifting Concealer €10.50 

                  

Instead of….Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Concealer and Highlighter €35

 

Try:

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer €9

 

Or

 

The Body Shop Lightening Touch Concealer €16

 

                            

FOUNDATION:

Instead of….Too Faced Born This Way Foundation €35

 

Try:

 

Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer €15.10

 

Instead of….Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Liquid Foundation €40

 

Try:

Revlon ColorStay Foundation €18.99

Or

 

L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation €11.99

 

BLUSHER:

Instead of….Nars Blush in Orgasm €32

 

Try:

Sleek Blush in Rose Gold €5.99


Or


Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso €11.60

 

Or

 

Wet’N’Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink €2.52

 

 

 

POWDER:

 
Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder €42

 

Try:

Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder €7.57

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Bay


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