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10 Best Beauty Dupes

September 16, 2013

10 best beauty dupes

Hey, I love cosmetics as much as the next girl. But it pains me a little to pay tons of money on something that ends up getting washed down the drain at the end of the day. That is why I’ve put together a list of the 10 best beauty dupes for high-end cosmetics. Because we all work hard for our money, so why waste any of it on a product you can get cheaper? You’ll be saving money while looking fabulous!

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Hoola vs Sunny

NYC Sunny is a 100% matte bronzer that is perfect for contouring. You can’t really beat the $2.99 price tag, either.  A near exact dupe of Benefit Hoola. Click to buy!

NARS 'Orgasm': $29; Milani 'Luminoso': $8.29

NARS ‘Orgasm’ is the best-selling, most award-winning blush in the cosmetic world. However, Milani has managed to create a phenomenal dupe with their ‘Luminoso’ blush. In my experience, I’ve only ever been able to find this blush at CVS. Be warned: it is extremely popular and has been known to fly off the shelves! Click to buy!

Beautyblender: $19.95; Beautyblender dupe: $??

As I wrote about before, I believe that the Beautyblender dupes out there work as well as the original Beautyblender. After all, nobody wants to spend $19.95 on a sponge if they can get one for $6! Click to buy!

M.A.C. 'Girl About Town': $15; Covergirl "Spellbound': $7

A creamy, fuchsia pink!  If you’re looking to dip a toe into the world of bright lipstick, ‘Spellbound’ will only set your back $7 as opposed to $15 ‘Girl About Town.’ Click to buy!

M.A.C 'Snob': $15; Revlon 'Pink Pout': $6.99

Revlon ‘Pink Pout’ is an almost identical dupe to M.A.C. ‘Snob.’ The color is matte, nude/baby pink with a hint of mauve. And Revlon’s is less than half the price of M.A.C.’s! Click to buy!

Umm… $19 for an eyeliner pencil? No, thanks. Heavy eyeliner users could probably rip through a pencil every month. But $5.99 for the same creamy formula, color payoff, and staying power as Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliner? Much better. Click to buy!

DiorShow mascara: $??; L'Oreal Voluminous mascara: $7.99

In my opinion, L’Oréal Voluminous mascara is the best drugstore mascara out there. This is due to the phenomenal formula and brush (remember my post about mascara?). It also bears an uncanny resemblance to Diorshow, but at $7.99, it’s a lot easier on our bank accounts. Click to buy!

YSL Touche Eclat concealer: $?; Maybelline DreamLumi Touch concealer: $?

YSL Touche Éclat is the crème de la crème of highlighting concealers. However, I’m obsessed with Maybelline’s lower-priced dupe. Its gel-like formula mimics Touche Éclat to a T. Click to buy!

Mally Roncal primer: $?; L'Oreal primer: $

Want perfect, poreless skin? Snag a jar of L’Oréal’s perfecting primer which costs a mere fraction of what Mally Roncal’s does. Click to buy!

Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche: $65; L'Oreal Total Repair Balm: $

Wanna know a secret? Kérastase, a high-end hair product line, is owned by none other than L’Oréal Paris. Which means that this L’Oréal hair mask is an almost identical dupe to Kérastase Masque Chroma Riche. A jar of this hair magic will only set you back $6.99 instead of a whopping $62.50! Click to buy!

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XO, J

  • Cristina

    Thank you! Awesome list! I really wanted the Hoola bronzer but at that price, the packaging shouldn’t look so cheap. I’m looking forward to trying the NYC brozner instead. And, the Loreal Voluminous mascara is the best thing ever. I have tried so many high end brands and NOTHING compares.

    • julianne

      Thanks, Cristina! I totally agree! ;)

      J

  • Sean

    Revlon Photoready 3D Mascara is a dupe for the Benefit They’re Real Mascara xx

    • julianne

      I’ll have to check it out! Thanks, Sean!

      XO, J

  • I’ve always wanted to try benefit’s hoola bronzer, but the bulky cardboard packaging always made me change my mind. It’s a good thing NYC makes something similar, and more wallet friendly.