Hey My Wonderful Friends!!
I am a huge fan of finding new and innovative products. But, finding an alternative of an old favourite for a fraction of the price is undeniably huge. Who does not want to pay less and get more?
While, it is true that good quality makeup and skincare costs more, there are certainly some exceptions that we can make. Without compromising on the quality, I have brought together some of my favourite dupe products that I want to share with you.
I hope you will find something that can be comparable to atleast one of your all time favourites.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O 500ML-22$ >< Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water Original 500ML-8.99$ (HERE)
I have talked about the comparability of these two products before as well and I am sure, many are aware of this popular dupe. That justifies my short explanation on these wonders. Since, cleansing is the first step in everyone’s routine, I could not resist adding this to the top of my list.
P.S.– There is an another version for waterproof makeup from Garnier that is equally great and you do not need a separate eye makeup remover as well. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water & Waterproof Makeup Remover 8.99$.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm 17$ ><Covergirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm 4$-7$ (HERE)
These two are not only similar in terms of packaging, shades, functionality but also have many similar ingredients. As you can see, the price difference is a huge factor that allows to purchase more shades from the Covergirl range. But, if you are into moisture factor, then Clinique definitely takes the prize. An identical shade of Clinique’s Broadest Berry and Grandest Grape is Covergirl’s Plum Twist.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette 54$ >< Elf Studio Pro Mini 7$ (HERE)
I do not know if you consider this dupe as a great steal or not, since everyone is obsessed with the Naked palettes. But, for me this certainly is. Just look at the price difference here!! You can buy so many different products for 54$. ELF palette is sleek and small enough to carry during travels and we get 32 shades for such a low cost. The pigmentation and longevity are great as well. I not denying that quality of all Urban Decay products is superb. Some are my favourites as well, but I can definitely give the Naked2 palette a pass when I am getting similar and so many more shades for 7$.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel EyeLiner 26$ >< Maybelline New York EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 9.99$ (HERE)
An award winning formula can not be underestimated. And, Bobbi Brown’s Gel EyeLiner is one such product. Being a long term user of Maybelline’s Gel Liner, I know the benefits of the product and can certainly call it a great dupe of its high end counterpart. It looks so tiny, but lasts so long that it dries out before I can use it up entirely.
I suffer from oily lids during summers and this gel liner last all day and takes a good amount of time to come off completely. If you have difficulty in applying liquid eye liner, need a good oil free product that is waterproof and lasts very long, then you should try Maybelline’s Gel Liner.
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy 37$ >< Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter 5.50$-9$ (HERE)
YSL lipsticks are every girl’s dream, whether they want to buy those with a long lived dream or just an obsession because of beauty gurus showcasing them as must buys. I know the feeling of owning a YSL lipstick. But, those who can not afford these pricey lippies should not be left out. And, after using Revlon’s lip butters, I am very sure they can be a great dupe. Do not consider Revlon as only an alternative until you can grab your YSL. The formula, pigmentation, 20 shade options and the ingredients all make Revlon’s Lip Butters standout on their own as must buys.
Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup 24$ >< L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup 10.95$ (HERE)
Clinique Stay Matte is a no joke go to foundation for oily girls. It is so good that you can go trekking and take great selfies without the product flaking. Being a girl with dry to combination skin type, I can not get a natural, fast and low maintainence look with dewy foundations. For work, studies or long shopping trips, I prefer a matte foundation to amplify and shorten my routine and both the mentioned products are absolutely brilliant. If you are looking for a good quality, long lasting, oil-free, no pore clogging substitute for Clinique, then L’Oreal’s True Match can be your best option. Every skin tone can find their match and they also help with which shade suits for what undertone.
Lancome Advanced Genifique 1.0OZ-78$ >< L’Oreal Youth Code Serum Intense 1.0OZ- 24.99$ (HERE)
Yes, I know these two are sister brands, hence, it is liable for the products to have similarities. Lancome’s Genefique in particular is a cult favourite recommended by beauty editors, enthusiasts and consumers. When it comes to skincare, finding a dupe is not dependant solely on one factor, but many which makes it hard to find an alternative. But, in this case, not only the indication, but the primary ingredients are similar. The consistency feels the same and they both have anti ageing benefits. If you are a fan of Lancome’s popular serum, then next time give L’Oreal a try.
So, there you have it!!
The list may not be very extensive, but I know many other really great dupes that I would like to share with you. So, if you would like to get more dupe lists, then PLEASE do let me know. I will be happy to do such posts. Also, finding dupes is great, but for me quality should also be considered and I have certainly made that an important factor in today’s list.
Also, DO SHARE the dupes that you think should be owned by every beauty junkie.
Till then, SEE YOU ALL!
Take Care & GOOD LUCK