Can everyone share any skin care or makeup dupes they have heard of, know of, used or seen on the net.
I know of a few but would like ppl to share more... And help with cutting the budget!!!
I'll start with the ones I know of..
Estee.lauder advance night repair vs missha time revolution serum.
Half the price, same ingredients plus missha has vitamin A!
Nars orgasm blush vs Elf tickled pink. Elf is only $5, doesn't have same staying power but is exactly the same color.
Nars lugana bronzer vs NYx matte bronzer. Same colour.
Mac setting spray makeup vs ELF setting spray. Half the price.
Someone mentioned Rimmel Long lasting lippy = Mac .
Nars Creamy Concealer = Maybelline FitMe Concealer for less than half the price, Maybelline just has less colours.
Sometimes the dupes are smaller in size/volume eg YSL touché Éclat vs Loreal touché Magique Vs Maybelline Dream Lumi
Personally I don't think Maybelline one is anywhere near Touche eclat, even though a lot of people make comparison. Touche Eclat is much more easy to blend and silky. Maybelline cakes and makes my lines look very obvious. Even Touche Eclat is not as good as Garnier which is now discontinued.
More YSL touché eclat dupes
I bought some concealer and illuminator from Korea that comes with SPF. Will compare with YSL once they arrive.
I have not tried Maybelline or Loreal dupes before. I am using this highlighting pen I bought from makeupartistchoice I am using right now... It does a good job, silky & bright. Cost me USD10.95
Chemist Warehouse sells limited shades of YSL Touche Eclat for $34.99. Only certain stores carry this, but they don't keep it in stock in the store. They are more than happy to order it for you. If you colour match to the shades they do stock, you're in luck!
Great Tip Lubz! i tried to order it last time and they were out of stock.
You can also buy it online
but the color i use number 2 is not available online :(
number 1 is too pink for me
Thanks for the heads up! I adore Touche Eclat but can no longer afford to pay RRP so this is good to know!
Byphasse, which you can get at chemist warehouse, is a dupe for bioderma. Most of their stuff is around 5 bucks. Never tried it but heard good reviews for it. Also w7 cosmetics . the mascaras are dupes of benefit mascaras and the eye shadows are similar to the urban decay nude pallettes. Again I haven't tried any of these. If you like cheap makeup try essence. The eye pencils, lipsticks, bronzer and powder and eyeshadows are really good. I didn't like their foundations that much though.
Some of their mascaras are good like the get big lash waterproof (so much volume) and the lash mania mascara (though it can smudge but makes your lashes really long and thick) but I'd be careful when buying them.
I have the Byphasse micellar water and I'm never buying bioderma again! It's huge, works just as well, doesn't irritate my skin AND removes waterproof mascara! I've stopped buying makeup wipes/remover because this just does everything :)
Great to know! Will try it out when I head to CW next. I try to stop using makeup wipes after I watched the news about how the wipes don't really breakdown. The picture of the crane pulling out a huge mess of wipes (makeup, baby, face, etc) was shocking!
Here's a link to an article:
I have not tried Byphasse as yet so I will definitely give it a go.
I have stopped using wipes as well.
I also liked essence eye pencils - good color options too. Never tried Byphasse before but will definitely check it out soon.
Some great dupe articles
There is a gorgeous woman called Tati on YouTube that does lots of videos where she compares expensive products to budget products. I really enjoy her videos and they are informative:
Tati is amazing! She still does reviews on high end products but also products that are affordable.
There are many places on the Internet where you can find makeup dupes, but the first place I always look is on Temptalia:
This is fanstatic! Thank you all!!
There is a UK brand called Makeup Revolution which many of you might already be familiar with. They make dupes of highly end makeup and they are of good quality. I have the dupe of Too Faced Chocolate Palette. The shades are almost similar and they are butter soft and super blendable.
There are various other dupes as well which people say are comparable to high end.
i don't suppose they are available here in Aus right?
You can buy them online.
DG, you should post a photo of all the palettes you own
Lubz, I have many for one person but not nearly half of what other beauties here have! I would love to pull them out and take photos so that I will remember to actually use them. I like what you're doing with Sleek Palette. Maybe I should join you and do 'Palette A Week' on EOTD thread! I love your idea :)
we should! we should! we should!!
This product is based on plant stem cells! Such a great concept. Andalou is an American company, cruelty free and vegan, so good! Packaging is simole. And clean looking.
I received this sunscreen from Beauty Heaven as part of
A trial (thank you beauty heaven)!
Foot and heel balm plus.
First of all, thank you Beauty Heaven for letting me try this product!
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