I love designer brand makeup as much as the next girl, but let's face it, it's too expensive. My shopping cart can go from $15 to $100 real quick on the Sephora website. Recently I have noticed that sometimes designer brands and drugstore brands aren't so different. Here's a list of 10 makeup dupes that will make any makeup lover's heart sing.
1. Buy L'Oreal Lash Paradise instead of Too Faced Better Than Sex
If you love makeup, you know about the highly praised mascara by Too Faced, Better Than Sex. In Ulta or Sephora you can buy this mascara for $24. It's dupe, Lash Paradise by L'Oreal promises similar results, volume and length. When comparing the brushes, it's hard to distinguish the two! You can by Lash Paradise for $9.99.
2. Buy NYX Microbrow Pencil instead of Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Brows are essential in every makeup routine, and Anastasia Beverly Hills has innovated the brow game with their Brow Wiz eyebrow pencils. Don't want to spend $21 on an eyebrow pencil? Buy the NYX Microbrow Pencil for $5.99, instead.
3. Buy Rimmel Natural Bronzer instead of Benefit Hoola
We could all use a little bronzer in our lives, especially with this winter weather turning us pale. But at what cost? Instead of spending $30 on the Hoola Bronzer by Benefit, make your wallet happy and buy Rimmel's Natural Bronzer for $5.79.
4. Buy Maybelline Fit Me! instead of Too Faced Born This Way
Too Faced Born This way is one of the best medium to full coverage foundations being sold, but it comes at a steep price of $39. The Fit Me! foundation by Maybelline has an eerily similar formula, and is only $6.50. That's what I like to call balling on a budget.
5. Buy Milani Baked Blush instead of Nars Blush
Nars Blush is known for beautiful shimmery shades, the only catch is their price. You can buy Nars' signature blush for $30 at Sephora, or you can buy it's equally amazing dupe Milani's Baked Blush for $7.99.
6. Buy Maybelline Baby Skin Primer instead of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Primer is essential in creating a base that will make your makeup look last. Smashbox is a brand known especially for their high quality primers. Their most popular primer, Photo Finish, costs $36. Save some cash and buy Maybelline's Baby Skin primer for $5.99.
7. Buy Maybelline Master Precise instead of Stila Stay All Day
Stila's Stay All Day eyeliner is a classic, known for it's precision and long lasting formula. Instead of spending $22, spend $5.59 on Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner, and get the same results.
8. Buy Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge instead the Beauty Blender
The sponge by Beauty Blender is by far the best and most popular technique for applying foundation evenly. The original Beauty Blender sponge costs $19.95. At $5.99 you can buy the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, and it gets the job done just as well.
9. Buy L.A. Girl Pro Conceal instead of Make Up For Ever Invisible Cover Concealer
If you use full coverage concealer, this is the dupe for you. The Make Up For Ever concealer is a full coverage concealer that costs $28. Ouch. Instead, let's buy the L.A. Girl Pro Concealer for $5!
10. Buy Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Stick instead of Mac Lipstick
I have always dreamed of owning exclusively Mac lipsticks, but I need to eat, so I buy Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick instead! With a similar formula and range of colors, this dupe is one of my favorites. Lets compare: Mac lipstick will make a dent at $17, while Maybelline's dupe is only $5.99!