I’m a makeup enthusiast and I can spend hours in Sephora, Mac, and Ulta, but you know what comes with that extra coins that I do not always have. Makeup is Life.. Yasssssssssss, but in reality makeup is expensive and if you are anything like myself you can appreciate a good bargain right. Ask yourself this question, If I could find a great mascara that is $5 would I continue to splurge and spend $25 on Urban Decay Peversion Mascara (that is my favorite mascara but I did find a dupe for it)?
Are you ready to stalk your drugstores makeup isle… Here’s the products to look for:
1. NYX STUDIO PERFECT PRIMER ($11) VS. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMER ($16)
My Snapchat family knows that this is one of my faves. The NYX Studio Perfect Primer is the perfect dupe for under $15. They both are thick and smooth and fill in pores without leaving a greasy mess behind. If I had to choose which one I absolutely love it would be the first primer in the pic. “NYX for the WIN” (btw follow me on Snapchat: sweatinmascara)
2. RUBY KISSES LIQUID EYELINER GEL ($4) VS. BOBBI BROWN ($26) OR ANASTASIA DIP BROW POMADE ($18)
Do you want a strong eyebrow game? Believe it or not less is definitely more! This is a knockout and there is really no competition when it comes to Ruby Kisses Liquid Eyeliner Gel it’s only $4 dollars and works just as amazing as the top brow gels and pomades. I use it daily and I promise you my brows are always popping. The dupe wins again!!
3. MILANI BROW & EYE HIGHLIGHTER ($6) VS. BENEFIT HIGH BROW HIGHLIGHT ($11)
Sometimes I go for a look that requires less time and makeup and this is when I pull out my highlighters. They are perfect for brow bone definition without concealer. I also place highlights in the corners of my eyes to give a bright and fresh glow. The matte end of the Milani Brow and Eye stick can be used as an eyeshadow primer or concealer under the brow bone. 2 in 1 baby for only 6 bucks I guess you already know that Milani wins this round.
4. MAYBELLINE FIT MATTE + PORELSS ($6) VS. MAC STUDIO FIX FOUNDATION ($27.50)
I’m one of those girls that use to wear MAC Studio Fix Foundation everyday and everywhere.. to the grocery store, to work, to baseball games, to church, to shop, to workout. I know it’s pretty bogus. So imagine how many bottles of MAC I went through at the price of $27.50. Chile, that stuff ain’t cheap (excuse my country grammar). I was strolling through Walgreens and notice the Maybelline Fit Matte and Poreless foundation, gave it a shot, and now I’m hooked. The finish is dewy and smooth plus it gives me a natural look. I tried the stick version of this foundation last week and I love it too. Maybelline over MAC, call me crazy but it’s the name that many are in love with when it comes to MAC. Dupe wins again..
5. LA GIRL PRO CONCEALER HD ($3) VS. MAC PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER ($21)
Concealers are great for any kind of scar, blemish, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, or any imperfection. And with that sometimes comes a pricey tag. I found a dupe at my local beauty supply store. LA Girl Pro Concealer HD has a formula that is creamy and lightweight and it does not crease. This is one of those products that I buy in bundles. It’s a must have and it would be tragic if I didn’t have a backup. This concealer is life and it’s my fave over MAC. I promise! Dupe wins again..
6. REAL TECHNIQUES SPONGE SET ($9) VS. BEAUTY BLENDER ($20)
On everything, I’m not about to pay $20 for a sponge. That’s my mindset when it comes to the Beauty Blender and no one can talk me out of it. I was about to spend $20 in Sephora and when I seen how small the Beauty Blender was in person I thought to myself this is like throwing $20 in the garbage. The lady who was assisting me at Sephora said, The Beauty Blender may look small but it expands once it is placed in water. I didn’t care about non of that. I went to Ulta and picked up the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge Set of 2 for $9 and I promise they are great. So I can’t sell you on this because I have never owned a Beauty Blender, however I love my dupe and my makeup is always flawless when I use it.. #Facts
7 . L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS MANGA MASCARA ($21) VS. URBAN DECAY PERVERSION MASCARA ($8)
Now it’s about to get real. I am dangerously in love with the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara and I would never think anything in the drugstore could come close to it. My eyelashes are invisible and 2 applications of this Urban Decay magic brought me out to falsies length. I refused to buy anything else. I was content and satisfied until I decided to talk about dupes on the blog. I grabbed the L’Oreal Voluminous Manga and it gave me healthy looking lashes. My lashes were not crunchy or clumpy (I did experience clumpy lashes with Urban Decay Perversion Mascara) and the formula was super black exactly how I love it!! Yep, I chose the dupe again..
So what’s the score..
DUPES 6/ HIGHEND MAKEUP 0 (and that’s because I couldn’t sell you on the Beauty Blender)
DUPES WIN THIS CHALLENGE..
Now go tear up the drugstore!
Do you have any dupes that you love? Leave me a comment so I can try them out…